For me, it’s been a great 30 x 30. Because of the challenge, I’ve elevated family history research to the top of my daily task list. And because I have new Trello task-management system that puts my daily tasks in front of me, I’ve researched each and every day this month. I forgot about it one day, on a Sunday that I didn’t spent time at my computer. But I did remember in time to put in a little research, though not 30 minutes. I wanted to be able to say that I haven’t missed a day. Most days I researched more than 30 minutes, because I have so much more free time.
Early in the month, I found an obituary on newspapers.com that required a premium subscription. So I signed up for a seven-day free trial and spent those seven days finding and downloading articles on various family members. (I then canceled the premium subscription.) I’ve spent the time since them processing all those downloaded articles (creating source citations, gleaning facts and entering them into Reunion and filing the articles). So I’ve had plenty of enjoyable stuff to keep me busy.
How about you? If you signed up for the challenge (or even if you didn’t), please feel free to let us know in the comments how your research month is going.