A-Z challenge 2016

By crgalvin | Blogging challenge

A to Z Reflections

I’m a <b>compulsive volunteerer</b> and <b>joiner-inner</b> so when I saw that quite a few of my <b>Genimates</b> were participating in the <b>Blogging from A-Z Challenge</b> I …

Genealogy

2016 A to Z wrap up

This is my third year participating in the A to Z blogging challenge. Looking back to my 2014 wrap up post, my experience in 2016 was much the same.<p>I …

A to Z Survivor

I am astonished that I made it through the entire A to Z series, as I am far better at good intentions than I am at following through. Here for easy …

Archives

Sunday Summary – A to Z

This year’s A to Z Challenge hosts a plethora of blogs being written on a variety of topics. It’s a couple of years since I joined the challenge so I …

Genealogy

Worldwide Genimates

I'm a survivor!<p>Last month <b>I blogged about my rash decision</b> to join the <b>2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge</b>. I am pleased to report that <b>I crossed the</b> …

Memories of a rural childhood - Y is for yo-yos and the yard

<b>Yo-Yos</b><p>Schoolyard games seemed to have irregular cycles. Yo-yos, jacks, marbles, swap cards, skipping, hula hoops were all popular at various times of …

Hobbies

Memories of a rural childhood - X is for axe and algebra

<b>Axe</b><p>OK, I’m cheating here a bit, but an axe was a very important tool during my childhood. Without an axe to split firewood we would have had no …

Algebra

Zero in on the good things

Z is for Zinio and zzzss<p>A-Z Challenge – Apps in April<p>This is the last post in the A to Z challenge for 2016 where over 1300 bloggers have posted each …

Yard

<i>"This is the back off our</i><p><i>house and that is Dad at</i><p><i>the harth [hearth?] room windo</i><p><i>and a nother yound man</i><p><i>and Allan Wright in the</i><p><i>door way and the sumer</i> …

Memories of a rural childhood - W is for worms and water

<b>Worms</b><p>Giant worms are not something you see every day. Some of them live in very damp areas near the creek at the bottom of our hill. They rarely come …

Worms

Memories of a rural childhood - Z is for zoological visitors

<b>Zoological Visitors</b><p>Over the years, we had many zoological visitors. Some were probably always present, others were seasonal visitors and a few were …

Childhood

The twenty-sixth step in my A-Z of quirky ancestor antics - Z is for zzzZZZzzz and letting sleeping beds lie

I was stumped for what to include in this final post for the <b>A-Z Blogging Challenge</b>. So, I resorted to the Macquarie Concise Dictionary (1998, edited …

Z is for zealous in New Zealand

Frederic Mainwaring (1844-1922), 13th of the 16 children of Rowland Mainwaring (1783-1862), was my fourth great uncle. His mother, Laura Maria Julia …

A-Z Challenge: Z for Zoo

<b>I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers</b> …

Australia

A-Z Challenge 2016: Z is for Zigzag

Most people think that genealogy goes backwards in a straight line. And so it does...for the most part. Pedigree charts march in a straight line …

Z at the end of Oz

The place was Manly, Sydney, sometime in the late ‘50s, and we were off to see “The Wizard of Oz”. I remember my disappointment when it started. It …

Travel

Z is for Zunker and time for ZZZ's #AtoZChallenge2016

My theme for the AtoZChallenge is exploring the Walker family . Thinking about the family I realised that they were around in Mackay, Queensland in …

Z is for names beginning with or containing Z AtoZ challenge 2016

Z, of course, is a difficult letter to use as a prompt.<br>I looked in my family tree to see how many times I had names with a Z in the beginning or …

Z is for Zena

<b>This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the</b> …

The Arts

Z is for Zeebrugge

Z is for Zeebrugge<p>This last post in the Blogging from A to Z challenge is about a battle that occurred nearly 100 years ago at the end of WWI. I …

Z is for zzzz

My A2Z 2016 theme is <b>how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy</b> – thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope it’s been helpful to …

Genealogy

Yes for your interests

Y is for YouTube<p>A-Z Challenge – Apps in April<p>YouTube<p>Yes we all know YouTube but do we get the best from it on our mobile devices? Were you aware …

A-Z Challenge: Y for Yarrawonga

<b>I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers</b> …

Australia

A-Z Challenge 2016: Y is for Yonder Street

This has to be my favourite address in my family history. Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon, England was where my MURCH ancestors lived through …

Y is for Yerrinbool

When we arrived in Yerrinbool in 1957 it was a complete contrast to life in Sydney. Our home was about half a mile from the one and only General …

Australia

Y is for Yvonne

<b>This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the</b> …

Genealogy

Y is for Young #AtoZChallenge2016

My theme for the AtoZChallenge is exploring the Walker family . Thinking about the family I realised that they were around in Mackay, Queensland in …

Y is for Yearning

My A to Z 2016 theme is <b>how to pursue an interest in family history/genealogy</b> – I’d love you to join me on the journey.<b>Y is for Yearning</b>As we move …

Genealogy

A-Z Challenge 2016: W is for Wiki on FamilySearch

Have you heard of the FamilySearch Wiki? I had, but assumed it was not much more than a blog. But actually it is so much more. You go to …