Sunday, 14 March 2021

Blogging A to Z April Challenge: Theme Reveal


Ok, so there’s this Blogging A to Z Challenge in April each year. Bloggers are challenged to write 26 posts on 26 days in April, i.e., a post every day except Sundays. Each day, the subject of the post is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet, starting with A on 1st April, B on 2nd April, etc. This will be my first year participating, so wish me luck.

Today is my Theme Reveal day. I already mentioned my chosen theme a few weeks ago, here, but I didn’t know the rules then. Oops! So, I’m revealing it again now, to get back on track. 😊

You know (or maybe you didn’t) I’m creating a 'Virtual Graveyard', with a memorial page for each of my ancestors. Genealogists go above and beyond trying to locate all their ancestors' burial places. Not everyone feels like this, I know. My husband thinks it's ‘morbid’. But I’ve spent many countless hours seeking out my ancestors’ final resting places and I don’t want them forgotten again.

So, my 'challenge' is to create a memorial for one ancestor each day in April, and include it in my virtual graveyard.

I'll have to employ some poetic licence to use all the letters. There's a distinct lack of Xenas and Zorros in my Irish family. But we'll worry about that when the time comes.

Oh, and I'm going to turn off email delivery for these posts, so I don't spam your mailbox. If you want to receive them each day, let me know and I'll switch yours back on - blackraven.genealogy@gmail.com.

16 comments:

  1. Thsi is really a unque theme.
    So some reason, I don't think this is morbid. LOL!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Theme Reveal - The Great War

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    1. Thank you, looking forward to following your posts too.

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  2. This is a fascinating challenge - look forward to seeing how you get on!

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  3. Thanks Iain, I aim to complete it.

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  4. Love your theme - I'm exactly the same and love finding the last resting place of my ancestors. My poor husband gets dragged through many graveyards. Good luck with the challenge.

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  5. Thank you Pamela, I can assure you, unless we're actually at a funeral, my husband does not wander around graveyards with me. You're quite lucky. LOL!

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  6. Unique idea for the #AtoZChallenge. Best of luck and hope to be visiting during April!

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  7. Dara this is a brilliant meme. Well done you. I will be posting about genealogy or family history societies here https://familytreefrog.blogspot.com/. All the best with the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Alex, Added your blog to my Feedly to follow you in your challenge.

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  8. Dara, I love cemeteries! Looking forward to your posts.

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  9. Interesting idea... should keep you busy! I’m back for year 6. https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/

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  10. This sounds like a very interesting theme, indeed. Our oldest son, Sam, who's 20, started researching & updating to ancestry.ca last year & just this weekend, he shared with us that he's discovered the burial places of a few more relatives. Our plan going forward is to create an heirloom diary for the entire family tree for future generations to continue updating.

    Will you be including details of each family member? If so, biographically or as creative non-fiction, creating a story around each person's life history? However you present your posts, they'll be very interesting indeed. Cheers for a great month.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!