Friday, 1 April 2016

A-Z Challenge 2016: A is for All Aboard!
This is the first year for this blog.  Not just the first time it has been entered into the A-Z Challenge, but also the first time it has seen the light of day.  I run the Murch Surname Study, and realised that the A-Z Challenge just might be an excellent way to broaden its horizons.
The A-Z Challenge runs in April every year.  Participating blog authors take the alphabet as their cue and write brief posts every day on the letter of the alphabet designated for that day (we take Sundays off).  So, for instance, Day 1 is on a topic starting with A, Day 2 is on a topic starting with B, Day 3 is on a topic starting with C, Day 4...but I'm sure you get the idea.  Here is a graphic which lists the days and their letters:

My genealogy blog, GenWestUK will deal with genealogy trivia (like Recusant Rolls, Sacrament Certificates, and the Toleration Act).  My writing blog, The Writing Desk, will deal with aspects of noveling I have come up against (such as Revision, Scrivener, and Test Readers).  

And posts for a Surname Study where every surname begins with M? Not possible! So I thought 'outside the box'.  Why not take the given names of members of the Study?  So I have B is for Beatrice, G is for Gideon, L is for Livingstone...and there's Robert, Samuel, and Theodore as well.  The posts may be briefer in the case of people I don't know much about - but they'll be there.  And they might help someone who's desperately seeking Susan, Susanna, or Susaner (yes, really.  She was baptised Susaner Murch in Devon in 1709).

© 2016 Ros Haywood. All Rights Reserved


  1. Wonderful, informative theme. All the best with A to Z!
    Damyanti, AZ cohost 2016

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Timezones mean I only just saw your comment, sorry.

  2. You're a glutton for punishment, Ros. Your blog is now in my RSS feed so I won't miss a post.

  3. It's a Good way to increase the level of writing with using of various blog post.



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