My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to bring to our research. This week we finally reach the letter Z, a tribute to our persistence in documenting our theme for the Alphabet challenge. Thanks Alona from Gould Genealogy and LoneTester for inspiring us all to do the challenge and commenting on all our posts along the way!!
So here are my final contributions to the diverse attributes of family historians.
Z is for ZEST: The very fact that we’ve all made it through the alphabet proves that we have an enormous zest for what we do as family historians. We may get knocked down by a brick wall, or stumble as we are baffled by one mystery or another, but our sheer zest picks us up and gets us back into the research quarry.
Z is for ZEAL: I think it’s fair to say that along with our zest and enthusiasm, we are filled with zeal in the belief of this great adventure we’re on, to discover our ancestors and their lives. There is the risk that living family members may conclude we’re more zealots than enthusiasts, as we burble on about this or that discovery or mystery. Geneablogging probably stops our zeal just a touch short of zealotry so we can share our discoveries with fellow obsessives hobbyists and save the non-believers from our zealousness.
Z is for ZANY: I just had to include this attribute which is encapsulated in Ms Skeletons‘ amusing, pertinent and concise posts. Thanks Fiona for enlivening the genealogy blogosphere!
Z if so ZZZZZ: what we’ll all be doing now we’ve finished this great series.
Call back in a few days and I’ll offer you a consolidated view of just how talented you have to be to pursue your family history.
As before, images are from Microsoft Office clip art.