30 x 30 Challenge Results

At the beginning of November, I decided to do a 30 x 30 challenge. Research for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. You can read more about the 30 x 30 challenge at Organize Your Family History.

Well I started off strong with being focused in my research and answering specific questions and working on focused research problems. As the month wore on I went off on my tangents a bit more but did research 30 minutes a day for all but 2 days. Some of the research was just checking out new DNA matches but it is research.

So my  goal the next time I do this challenge is to stay more focused on my questions. I did do a preliminary application for 2 lineage societies so that was part of my challenge to myself so I will be polishing those up in December and sending them out.

I really liked the premise of this challenge and will definitely be doing it again thought I don’t think November or December is the ideal time of year to do them.

A 30 x 30 Challenge…

Life has been insane lately with family and kids. We have been doing the whole college application process with the almost 17 year old. The 10 year old transitioned seamlessly from elementary to middle school in his special needs class and the 5 year old had a rough time going from pre-school into kindergarten but after 6 weeks we finally have her settled and I feel the need to dive back into some me projects to relieve some stress.

As you know I am an avid podcast listener and while listening to Journey through the Generations I learned about the 30 x 30 challenge. The 30 x 30 challenge is where you research or organize your research for 30 days. It was originally introduced by Jane Adams who writes Organize Your Family History. So I am starting November 1, 2018 and for the rest of October I will be developing a research plan of what I would like to accomplish and will be posting about them here.

I am also hoping to try and blog once a week at a minimum for the rest of the year. Wish me luck.