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...
Australian History Bloggers Fan Page
It doesn't matter if you haven't participated before, all are welcome.
#NFHM2022 Blogging Challenge - Week 1 - August
#NFHM2022 Week 2 - Travel
#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth Blogging Challenge - Week 3 - Share
#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth Blogging Challenge - Week 4 Celebrate!
National Family History Month Challenge; Week 1 August Jasper
National Family History Month Challenge; Week 4
Crissouli (Chris Goopy)
PAPAULI …. a tribute to a much loved grandfather Week 1
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 1
#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth Week 2: Norfolk Island
#National Family History Month Week 3 Brick Walls
#NationalFamilyHistoryMonth Week 4 #AFFHO Congresss - History in Paradise.
An August Gentleman - a Great-Grand Uncle Week 1
From Shanks's Pony to Airy Heights Week 2
#NFHM2022 Week 3 - Two tools
Family Research Mysteries Week 1
Your bucket-list research trip Week 2
My father's 1952 letter: a rich family history resource Week 1
Australian Local and Family History Bloggers. Family History Month August 2022. Part One.
Australian Local and Family History Bloggers. Family History Month August 2022. Part Two.
Australian Local and Family History Bloggers. Family History Month August 2022. Part Three.
Australian Local and Family History Bloggers. Family History Month August 2022. Part Four.
APPS I USE FOR FAMILY HISTORY
100 QUESTIONS FOR ORAL FAMILY HISTORY
30 GENEALOGY TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Feel free to browse though those from LAST YEAR .. see below.
#NFHM2021 from Alexandra Daw
Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge
My Life in Twelve Censuses - Part Two
Dictating memories and Designing Roosters
Crissouli (Chris Goopy)
National Family History Month August 2021 Issue 1
National Family History Month August 2021 Issue 2 Family Snippet
National Family History Month Post 2021 Issue 3 Those Irish Eyes Were Smiling
NFHM POST 2021 Issue 4 - Some Say He Wore A Turban
National Family History Month POST 2021 Issue 5 “Rounding Up the Family
Genealife in Lockdown 2. 2021 NFHM Blogging Challenge
Genealife in lockdown – how is it different?
Genealife in lockdown - Disappointment
Genealife in Lockdown - Only in Tassie
Genealife in lockdown – cleaning out
Lillian's Tree (Lillian Magill)
Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge - Part 1.
Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge - Part 2.
Genealife in Lockdown- NFHM Blogging Challenge - Part 3.
Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge - Part 4.
TOSSING OUT THE FAMILY HISTORY BINDERS
FamilyHistory4u: Genealife in Lockdown Blogging Challenge - Australian National Family History Month
My Genealife in Lockdown Blogging Challenge Week 2
Genealife in Lockdown - Aunty Joan
Genealife in Lockdown - Empty Pages.
Genealife in Lockdown - from Classy to Comfy
Take time to try tech tools during lockdown
Three simple ways to make Family Photo collages
Istanbul, Sepia Saturday & NFHM
My Genealife in Lockdown (or not)cassmobfamilyhistory.com
first "Genealife in Lockdown" post
AncestorChasing: Genealife Lockdown Luck
Genealife Lockdown- Thankful once again.
Genealife in Lockdown - sharing once again
Genealife in Lockdown: Learning and Researching #NFHM2021 Tracking Down The Family
My 2X Great Grandfather Joseph Henry Jones #NFHM2021
Book Chat: Non Fiction – On Radji Beach by Ian W.Shaw #NFHM2021
Grandma’s Disease by Virginia Day McDonald
Historical Book of the Month – August #NFHM2021
My Great Grandfather Ernest Welfare Waters
August Family History Month Update #sentenceaday #NFHM021
Genealife in Lockdown - A wasted (?) week
Assisted Irish Migrants to New South Wales in the 19th century
EARL GREY’S IRISH FAMINE ORPHANS (63): A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS
EARL GREY’S IRISH FAMINE ORPHANS (78): MY FIRST DIP IN THE WATER.
Genealife in Lockdown – Border Closures
Week 2 National Family History Week
Genealife in Lockdown-Revisiting DNA Results
Genealife in Lockdown Week 3 – The GIBBS Family
Genealife in Lockdown - Where was I when the Australian Census was undertaken
How Did Leo Buring Get A Mention In A Mickey Mouse Cartoon?
Tragedy at Lakeside – grave tales
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Doctor –
Lasseter Looks for a “Missing Friend”
Sydney Ernest Coe – grave tales
Oh this is so great Chris. You've organised it all beautifully. It's easy to see and read. Thanks so much for doing this :)ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Alex..ReplyDelete
Very helpful indeed Chris, thanksReplyDelete
So long as it makes it easier to find all participating. Great to see such a good response.Delete