A-Z Theme Reveal

A-Z Theme Reveal

Today is the day we reveal what our theme is for the April A-Z Challenge. Are you ready? Any guesses?

Throughout the whole month of April, I will be blogging 26 entries (A-Z, get it?) on everything Family History, from Ancestors to Zealot.

Each post will have a how-to section on a specific source, or activity, and a section sharing a story from my own family history. I’ve gotten the whole family involved (so I don’t reveal any deep, dark secrets they’d rather I left hidden) and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to be reminded or in some cases, informed, of “historical” instances in my own family!

Stay tuned…the fun begins on April 1st (no fooling! hehe)


About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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50 Responses to A-Z Theme Reveal

  1. Ava Quinn says:

    Wow, Gail! That’s a big undertaking. So glad you got the family involved to help out! Can’t wait to hear some of the stories you find!

  2. Shawn Yankey says:

    Very cool! We should learn a lot about you this April. Good luck with the challenge! http://laughingatlife232.blogspot.com/

    • gapark says:

      Well thus the “consulting with family,”.. Several subjects were nixed…you get the not-so-personal vignettes! Looking forward to your month of phobias as well!

  3. M. J. Joachim says:

    Family history can quickly take on a life of its own. Ancestry is such a fascinating theme, especially as you get to know the people and see all the old pictures and things.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches

  4. I think its so neat that you’re doing this for your challenge. I bet your family does too!

  5. Challenging, but that’s what makes it so interesting. Family history is one of the most amazing subjects in anyone’s like, as we’re always anxious to learn more. I look forward to returning soon.
    Silvia @

  6. This sounds great – really looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  7. looking forward to reading your posts, hoping to learn some info I can apply to my own research.

  8. Having involved your family, I’m sure you’ll all have some fun with this theme.

  9. wordstock16 says:

    I am looking forward to your A to Z Challenge. Your family history sounds a lot more ambitious than mine. I am doing my aunts and uncles who have passed on and filling in the rest with pictures of my parents friends and coworkers from the 1940’s, hoping families will find the pictures someday. I have albums and albums of photos my mom left to me. I did the Family History Writing Challenge in February with the other side of the family and it was a stretch to get through it.

    • gapark says:

      Just checked out your site. LOVE the Benroy! Never heard of them, but would like to travel around with something like that. One of my posts on the A-Z will talk about camping as well, as we did this when I was a child. Thanks for stopping by. (tried to post this to your camper post but it wouldn’t take…)

  10. sothislife says:

    This will be great but you will have so much work to do on this project. Looking forward to reading all month. Luanna

  11. gapark says:

    Done and done! haha. February and March were the months of hard work! Now I can sit back and visit others’ blogs and comment to my heart’s content!

  12. This sounds really interesting. I’ll let our family historian know it is happening! Sue

  13. Elle says:

    Oooh! I’m excited for this! I love genealogy. I look forward to hearing what you have to feature over the month of April. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

  14. Your theme sounds fun. As part of the research I’m doing for my book, I’ve had to learn about genealogy. I’m looking forward to learning more about it from someone who’s obviously passionate about it.

  15. jetgirlcos says:

    This is a great theme idea! My dad was really into genealogy a number of years ago, but sadly he can no longer pursue it, and he did not keep notes for anyone but himself…one thing I know is that he thoroughly enjoyed the detective work, it really made him happy. I look forward to reading your stories. Thanks for visiting my A to Z theme reveal πŸ™‚
    jetgirlcos visiting via Forty, c’est Fantastique

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog (A Bench with a View) and your comment. I like your theme and how you got your family involved with it too, I look forward to reading about your family from A/Z!


  17. Shilpa Garg says:

    Your theme sounds great!! Looking forward to read about interesting, fun and fab stories from your family history! Cheers πŸ™‚
    Shilpa Garg
    Co-Host AJ’s wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2014

  18. Jemima Pett says:

    I wonder whether you’ll find any distant relations thorugh the AtoZ? My cousin found one when she was at a registry checking a great-uncle – whose file was being checked out by someone else descended from him!
    Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

  19. LadyJai says:

    Thanks for visiting my site! ❀
    Like I said in reply on my site, I love Family History and Genealogy! Wouldn't it be interesting if we could connect somehow. I always love finding those types of stories. πŸ™‚ LOL

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

  20. Making the return visit from Smurfin’ The Web that you paid me. This should be an interesting theme as my mother is a fan of ancestry and I look forward to reading your posts.

  21. TaMara says:

    I find family history fascinating, and not just my own. I love to peek into other’s histories. I guess that makes me nosy. LOL

    • gapark says:

      It also makes you unusual! Most people’s eyes glaze over when you start talking family history. I’m hoping my A-Z family stories are entertaining enough that that won’t happen!

  22. Charu says:

    Intriguing, if I may say so, to delve deep down in your own ancestry. Every family has stories to tell, but hardly anyone has time to lend a ear. This is going to be interesting. All the best G!

  23. Tarkabarka says:

    Doing family history is always an adventure! πŸ™‚ Does it make me weird if I like to read other people’s family history blogs? I’ll claim being a storyteller as an excuse πŸ™‚ Happy A to Z!

    • gapark says:

      I often help people with their family research and it doesn’t take long for me to become invested and involved in their stories. It draws me in every time!

  24. Beloo Mehra says:

    This is a great theme, Gail. You must be the keeper of all family secrets πŸ™‚ All the best for the challenge!

  25. Angela Tague says:

    What a fun topic! I love researching my family history! I look forward to your April posts. Thanks for stopping by Whole Foods Living! ~ Angela, A to Z participant from Web Writing Advice and Whole Foods Living

  26. This sounds like a great theme. I’ll be back.

  27. Marie Abanga says:

    Hey Gail, thanks for stopping by my blogger on the other street. I took my AtoZ Challenge to blogger so that I could woo more in that other planet hahaha
    Three more posts to schedule and yes Tuesday doesn’t scare me again! C U πŸ™‚

  28. sdneeve1 says:

    Thanks for dropping by my A to Z theme reveal and commenting. Family history, great idea! All the best. πŸ™‚

  29. Definitely a fun theme!! I love family history. It is so rich with…well, history. πŸ˜‰

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