Genealogy Ideas During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout, a pandemic.  Since that time the NBA, MBL, and NHL have all suspending their seasons.  College sports soon followed with the cancelation of March Madness and all other collegiate sports.  Disneyland, Disney World, and Broadway announced their closings as…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 17 – At Worship

NOTE: I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow in January 2019. The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about. I write in…

30X30 Challenge – January 2019

At the beginning of every year I always set some personal goals as well as genealogy goals.  This year one of my goals is to complete three 30X30 research challenges. So I thought what better way to start the new year than with my first 30X30 challenge of the year.  30X30 challenge is the brain…

30X30 Challenge – May 2018….Completed

I started the 30X30 genealogy challenge on May 1, 2018.  This challenge is the brain child of genealogy blogger, Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History.  She challenged her readers to complete some genealogy research every day for 30 days for at least 30 minutes.  I decided that I would focus my research efforts on…

Expanding My Research Outside of Arkansas

One of my favorite genealogy shows is TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are.  The guest of the show starts their research in the state where their relative was born.  They usually go to the state archives or local library and meet with a genealogist or historian that walks them through the research and lets…

30X30 Challenge Part 2 – Jacob Skipper and Family

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…