We are inviting those of you who participated last year to join in again this year... and we also welcome any who would like to be part of this annual event.
And here's a photo meme I whipped up on Canva being the old "hippy" that I am - with an emphasis on the hips! Dig Family History! Who remembers the old "I Dig Doug" badges that came out for Doug Anthony all those years ago? Alex
If you would like to know who is responsible, that is, I meant to say, who came up with the great idea to revive our NHFM blogging challenge, then it's all explained below.
Who feels like another blogging challenge?
It's National Family History Month in August in the land down under called Australia. You can read all about it here.
Some of us are in lockdown. Some of us feel like we might be soon. So, what better thing to do than revive our flagging blogs and share some family history stories about our favourite hobby. Whether it's how we do it, what we're currently doing, who we're researching, why we love family history, where we research or when, let's blog as often as we can in August.
Our theme is Genealife in Lockdown. You can be inspired by the pandemic vocabulary. Words such as quarantine, isolation, distance, contacts, herd, vaccine, mask and lockdown might provide inspiration. Or the month of August. Or the Olympics! We don't care. Just blog!
We think blogging every Sunday in August would be an Olympic effort. You could earn the Genea-ralissimo badge............. Alex
Do take a few moments to read all of Alex's great post.. how could we resist? Will you earn one of these cute badges?
These are just a few suggestions, but don't feel you have to be restricted to any of these... the most important thing is to get blogging, on whatever subject you like. This should not be a chore, rather a chance to share with fellow bloggers..
Who wants to do a blogging challenge? We usually post every Sunday in August. Here are some suggestions for weekly topics:
Week 1 - August can also mean respected or impressive. Who do you think is the most respected or impressive member of your family tree and why?
Week 2 - Travel - who hasn't got the travel bug at the moment? Perhaps you could showcase all the photos of family cars, boats, horses or bicycles over the years. Better still plan your family history "bucket-list" travel plan. Or tell us about a recent family history jaunt.
Week 3 - Share - tips for smashing brick walls, or your opinion on what needs to be fixed/changed in family history - "If I ruled the world!". Tell us what you can't live without - maybe it's a piece of tech gear, your society or group, or your library.
Week 4 - Celebrate - tell us what you've achieved this month. What talk did you attend during #NationalFamilyHistoryMonth that you thought was brilliant or tell us about the discoveries you made.
Looking forward to reading all you share.. Alex
I will post the links for any NFHM blogs I come across, but despite good intentions, I'm sure to miss some, so please do add your own links to your blog in Comments below. There will be no particular order, I will just add your links (all together) as I come across them.
You can also add your link to the Facebook Group...
It doesn't matter if you haven't participated before, all are welcome.
Crissouli (Chris Goopy)
TRAVELLING Week 2
My Family Treasures Week 3
CELEBRATE... Week 4
Whats In A Name? Week 1
Journeys in Cemeteries Week 2
TIPS Week 3
Celebration Week 4
My grandfather Dolph Kitto Week 1
#National Family History Month Week 3 Brick Walls
#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth Week 4 #AFFHO Congresss - History in Paradise.
Family Research Mysteries Week 1
APPS I USE FOR FAMILY HISTORY
100 QUESTIONS FOR ORAL FAMILY HISTORY
Feel free to browse though those from LAST YEAR .. see below.
Crissouli (Chris Goopy)
National Family History Month August 2021 Issue 2 Family Snippet
National Family History Month Post 2021 Issue 3 Those Irish Eyes Were Smiling
Lillian's Tree (Lillian Magill)
Week 2 National Family History Week