French Challenge A-Z 2015 : Ready for the June Genealogy Marathon

helene foulardOnce again this year, French genealogist Sophie Boudarel invites us to take part to the A to Z Challenge.  This will be my very first participation and I am so excited, especially since almost all my articles are ready! Not only will my project become reality, but I will have plenty of time to read other bloggers’ posts.

In a few days, it will be one year since my mother passed away.  But I don’t want to be sad.

Last year, I had in mind to take part to the challenge.  I had even chosen my subject:  it would have been inspired from my mother’s photo albums.  I had promised her to see that all published posts regarding her family members would be printed.  She was delighted about it.  It is easily understandable why this project fell through.

Most of the articles already published on Genealogy On My Mind do not only relate to my own ancestors but concern some of Hubou-Tourville family’s descendants as well.  I hope you won’t hold it against me for being selfish for once wanting to spend the month of June with my mom who, you will have guessed it by now, will be the topic of my A to Z Challenge.  Her pictures tell so much about her and I will gladly try to comment each of them in less than 100 words, as suggested by Sophie!

Each of you is invited to join me because most of all, you will read about family, history, vacations, travels, love and friendship.  In short, a month of June the way I like them.  That’s it for now and I hope you will enjoy the reading as much as I will enjoy reading other participants’ posts!

 

The Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French-community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres.

The Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French-community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres.

June is a Time for Vacation and the Challenge A to Z

challengeazThere is a challenge for geneabloggers that is held during the month of April and that consists of publishing one post per day using all the letters of the alphabet during the course of the month.

French Genealogist Sophie Boudarel of the blog La Gazette des Ancêtres did propose such a challenge to French-speaking bloggers last year. For 2014, the Challenge AZ will be held in June and I chose to participate.

Sophie suggested that we have a theme for the whole month. I wasn’t sure I was going to participate as I didn’t have any idea. Finally, it strucked me. I will publish a family photo with a theme related to that picture starting Saturday May 31 and ending Monday June 30. Sophie is kind to us, we have Sundays off! With all those photos that I always wanted to scan, this will be a great excuse to finally get to it.

As my blog is bilingual I have decided to go ahead anyway even if the Challenge was in April for the English-speaking community in 2014. My posts will be first done in French so I may not always respect the alphabetical order but we’ll see what my score will be!

The French community has a Facebook page for this challenge: Bloguez votre généalogie de A à Z.

Hope you will enjoy the posts!

The Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French-community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres.

The Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French-speaking community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres.