Friday, August 31, 2012

Family history prompts

I'm a sucker for challenges and causes.  So its not really a surprise that I love to find challenges that relate to genealogy and history. I have just come across a new one from Alan Tester from Gould Genealogy, the Family History through the alphabet challenge, where you start with A (obviously) relate it to a topic, or someone. 

Other favourites are the 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.   Then there is

Geneabloggers Daily Blogging Prompts  to help feed you ideas on blogging topics. We offer more than just one blogging prompt per day – there are as many as five per day!

  • Sunday: Black Sheep Sunday, Church Record Sunday, Sentimental Sunday, Sunday Supper, Sunday’s Obituary.
  • Monday: Amanuensis Monday, Madness Monday, Mappy Monday, Maritime Monday, Matrilineal Monday, Military Monday, Mobile Monday, Motivation Monday, Mystery Monday.
  • Tuesday: Talented Tuesday, Tech Tuesday, Tombstone Tuesday, Travel Tuesday, Tuesday’s Tip.
  • Wednesday: Wedding Wednesday, Wednesday’s Child, Wisdom Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Workday Wednesday.
  • Thursday:  Those Places Thursday, Thrifty Thursday, Thriller Thursday, Treasure Chest Thursday.
  • Friday:  Family Recipe Friday, Follow Friday, Friend of Friends Friday, Friday Funny, Funeral Card Friday.
  • Saturday:  Shopping Saturday, Society Saturday, Sorting Saturday, Sports Center Saturday, Surname Saturday, Sympathy Saturday
Then come Christmas there is the Advent Christmas Calendar for the month of December covering all festive things.

If you are more creative you may want to try Dear Photograph where you take a picture of a picture int he past in the present.

If your house was burning what would you take? Burning House  get you to think what is really important that you can't live without.  I wonder how this would have changed over the years if our ancestors did it.

There is no excuse for someone saying, 'but I don't know what to write'.

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