January of this year I joined the 30X30 challenge led by, Janine Adams, of Organize Your Family History. The original challenge was to do some genealogy research for at 30 minutes a day for 30 days. I added my own little twist to it with researching a specific ancestor for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. I chose my 2X great grandfather, Jacob Skipper. During that challenge I only completed 24 days out of the 30, and I wasn’t able to find that much new information or records. I kept a journal of where I researched and what I found. I recently read back over my notes and decided it was time to get back to researching this branch of my tree.
So with all of that said, I am starting the 30X30 challenge on May 1, 2018. I will be researching my 2X great grandparents, Jacob and Josie Skipper along with their children. I will be looking for Jacob’s death date and where he is buried. I want to find out the cause of death of three of their children that died young within a few years of each other. I want to learn more about Josie’s move to Saginaw, Michigan in the late 1930s. And I want to complete all 30 days of research this time around.
This challenge will be a little different for me. I have a new job with different hours, so I will have to decide what time of day will be best for me to research. I will be traveling during that month as well. So I will have to figure out how to find time to research when I’m away from home for the weekend. Also I don’t want to back track and do the same type of research as I did during the first challenge, so I will have to come up with some different research strategies.
I’ve been focusing my attention on my grandfather’s research most of this year, but really haven’t consistently researched in the past month or so. So I’m hoping this will get me back on track with a few of my research goals. This research challenge gets me excited about my research. It reminds me of when I first started researching. I know I won’t find everything in 30 days, but it’s a start. And this is how my journey continues…
Click HERE to read about my first 30X30 challenge