Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge Week 25 brings us to the letter ‘Y’, and as one of our geneabloggers reminded me we’re now at the very pointy end of this Challenge. Yes, indeed. But two letters still to go … who’s with me?

As with each week, the one rule of this Alphabet Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something relating to your family history, and this weeks letter is ‘Y’. So tell us of a place, a person, a ship, a document, a trait, or a heirloom (or anything else) relating to your own family history that starts with the letter Y! The choice is entirely yours … and throughout this Challenge, we’ve had so many great topics already.

We’ve had bloggers from Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, the United States and the Netherlands all take part in the Alphabet Challenge. Amongst them there are roots lie in many countries right across the world.

Just a reminder that you can view all the geneabloggers posts for each letter by going to that letter’s page, and scrolling to the bottom – they’re all listed there.

We will list all posts from fellow geneabloggers for the letter “Y” below. If you’re a tweeter, and wish to contribute or just follow the topic, follow the #fhalphabet hashtag. On Facebook, you can comment under each letter’s post.

If you do have any queries regarding the Challenge, feel free to email Alona at

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Here’s the contributions from the genealogy blogging community. I’ve listed the blog name alphabetically, followed by the post:

A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge : Y is for… Yorkshire
Among My Branches, Family History Through the Alphabet – Y is for Yarmouth
AncestorChasing, Y is for …. Yarram
Australian Genealogy Journeys, Y is for Young – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 25
Dance Skeletons, Y is for… why?
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet: Y is for yearning and yawning
Family History Fun, Y is for Yeoman, Youth and Yuletide 
Finding Eliza, Y is for Yates Township
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – Y is for …Y not?
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: Y is for … Yesteryear
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – Y [translated from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Yy is for – Yesterdays in Windhill, Yorkshire
Strong Foundations, Y is for YPRES
What’s Past is Prologue, Y is for Y-DNA
Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog,  Family History Through the Alphabet – Y is for … (Marguerite d’) Youville