Janine from Organize Your Family History shared her 30×30 challenge the other day and I was inspired to do it too. I’m excited to join her in researching 30 minutes every day for the next 30 days!
What better way to prepare for the RootsTech conference that I get to attend for the first time this year, February 3-6, in Salt Lake City. As I’m researching I’ll choose the classes that most apply to what I need to learn to solve the questions and problems I have in my research.
Doing family history research in small increments of time has always been my go to method for fitting it in to a busy schedule. Fitting in 30 minutes of anything doesn’t seem impossible! I’ve never tried consistently researching for 30 days straight, so I can’t wait to see how this kind of focus will help me stay on track and accomplish my goals.
Here are my goals for the next 30 days:
-Contact close DNA matches from the ancestry DNA test and ask about memories about great grandparents
-Find documents about my elusive Welch and Keaton ancestors in South Carolina
-Gather family stories that support our family mission statement to share with my kids
-Fill out branches in my family tree by adding more cousins
I’ll post an update to my progress in a couple weeks. I hope you’ll join me by making of goal of consistent research this new year!
So glad you’re joining me with the 30 x 30 challenge, Nicole! Please keep me posted on how it’s going. I think it will be a great way to allow you to act on things that you learn at RootsTech. I’m not able to go this year, but in the two years I’ve gone, I’ve walked away with a huge genealogy to-do list!
I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/01/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-january-8.html
Have a great weekend!
A 30 x 30 challenge. I had not heard of that but sounds great. Good luck!
The genealogy blog challenges seem to grow every year. Why is it a challenge? Don’t you want to do it? Perhaps you can’t find the time you’d like to work on it? If you challenge your readers is that like telling everyone in the office you’ve given up chocolate and they become your conscience? I don’t get it. My daily challenge is NOT to spend the whole day working on my family history!
For me, it is definitely a challenge to research every day! I do want to do it, I just have a hard time finding the time. This month is the perfect time to get back into my research now that the holidays are over and life has slowed down. And yes, putting my goal out there on the blog is definitely making me feel motivated to do it! Thanks for asking Toni.
My grandmother was a Welch. She was born in the Kansas territory. Her family was on the move at that time and may be connected. It is not a common name.