TravelGenee #atozchallenge Summary 2016

TravelGenee #atozchallenge Summary

#atozchallenge SummaryI thought that I was finished with the A to Z challenge this year and then remembered the summary page.

My primary goal was to write a post about a given or surname in my family tree that started with the letter for the day. This would share more information about the ancestors, siblings, and their descendants that I am researching. I might discover more “cousins” that can share details with me.

Secondly, I wanted to include my research methods, tips or thoughts on family history research. Helping other researchers through my own research is another reason I write this blog. I bias my help to beginners, however, a few experts might find the odd tip or three.

Finally the TravelGenee #atozchallenge Summary:

Letter / Name Family History Topics
A – Amelia Passenger Lists, naming protocols.
B – BICE One Name Study, verifying yourself.
C – COLLIS Using maiden names for given names.
D – DAWSON Useful given names.
E – Ernest Eric Sport in the family.
F – Frances or Fanny Namesake and nicknames.
G – GIBSON Looking beyond your favourite databases: Masons.
H – HARVEY NZ Electoral Rolls.
I – IRELAND Photos found via Ancestry public trees.
J – JEFFRIES New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Database.
K – KITTO Taking photos in cemeteries.
L – Leslie Lewis Speed search method.
M – MONGER Wedding and London visit.
N – NIXON Ancestry & Findmypast image variations.
O – Olive New photos via blog reader.
P – PRIOR 1939 Register.
Q – QUINNEY Explaining relationships, dangers & risks with sources.
R – Roman The exotic ancestor, probate indexes.
S – SHEPHERD Clarifying facts with newspapers.
T –THOMPSON More from Newspapers at Findmypast.
U – Uncle Eric ANZAC Day Post: Samoan Advance Party in WW1.
V – Victor Move along, there’s nothing to see here! Really.
W – WYARD The one with the biggest tree does not win.
X – AleX Got enough evidence to warrant spending on a certificate?
Y – ~nYm Names for Names is a web page about words relating to names.
Z – Zoe Sourcing for blog posts versus family history.

If you participated in the A to Z Challenge, was it work the effort? Please leave a comment.

TravelGenee #atozchallenge Summary

This is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge for April 2016: Summary. You can read more about the A to Z challenge and my other posts. Or search on social media with #atozchallenge. Also shared this post at the #AnythingGoes Bloggers Link Up Party.

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20 thoughts on “TravelGenee #atozchallenge Summary 2016”

  1. Like the others, I liked seeing the summary of your AtoZ Challenge. Great idea.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I thought the summary was warranted as once time goes on the posts will be lost in the feed. Also bloggers that write a number of other posts in April might think about a summary as it can be useful if readers just want to read through the A to Z posts.

  2. Fran, what a creative process. Glad you did the Summary Page. It just gave me the idea that maybe even before I finish my blog I might want to do this. I like WYARD- “The one with the biggest tree does not win.” That was certainly true with my Cramer Family where I did a post after a wonderful genealogist posted a link on this family. This family has been elusive for about forty years, and I still have work to do on it. Love your titles.


    1. Grant, Thanks for all the kind comments. It is great getting feedback as a blogger we are not always sure what other prefer. We all need a few “happy dance” like your recent find. Fran

  3. What a great idea your summary post is. And being new to this topic, I’ve been finding your tips very helpful and encouraging. Thanks!

    And thanks for stopping by to visit me on your A-to-Z road trip. It’s nice moving a slower pace isn’t it?

  4. The summary page is a great idea! (Mine is part of the website’s main menu.) Yes, the A to Z is a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it. I’m glad we met during your road trip.

  5. Nice way to gather everything together in one post. Congratulations on making it through this year’s Challenge.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

    1. Thanks for visiting again. I was so pleased to finish and are already planning for next year. Just need a different theme that is still family history based.

    1. Thanks for visiting Debbie. I have been of visiting your blog too. Good luck with your books. Time will fly and they will be published soon.

      1. Thank you so much and thanks for linking to #AnythingGoes. A new one has just opened up (they go live Mondays) if you would like to link up again this week 🙂

  6. It certainly was work the effort! 😉 Honestly…what a slog eh? But totally worth it! I hope you got as much out of it as I did Fran.

  7. Nice to see this. I am also planning a summary post for May 6, to get back on a weekly schedule. I thought the A to Z Challenge was worth it for connections made with fellow bloggers, particularly genealogy bloggers. That said, it was a bit of work, so I would plan further ahead for the next time 🙂 Molly

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