Ancestry Research 10-Hour Extravaganza

This weekend, I’m headed to La Fox, Illinois get some quality ancestry research done.


What a week.

First, my mom’s AncestryDNA test comes in.

Then I find out we have a second cousin.

And THEN I find out that second cousin has a family tree.

On top of all that, a bunch of deadlines came in for work AND I organized and lead a rally at Representative Mike Quigley’s office (which went really, really well).

With everything that’s been going on, I’ve hardly had time to really research these new family trees. I actually haven’t been able to find the time since getting my new job and becoming politically active a few weeks ago. 

Which is why I’m going to make the time this weekend to get everything done.

I read somewhere recently that if you really want to accomplish a goal — like starting your own business or learn a new language — you should devote at least 10 hours to the goal throughout the week. That amounts to one hour a day on weekdays, and five hours spread out on the weekend.

I’m going to try and get all 10 of mine in this Saturday.

Daunting? Yes.

Completely and utterly inefficient method of developing good habits? Probably.

Doable? Totally.

Luckily, I won’t be alone in the venture. In fact, I’m headed to La Fox, Illinois to meet up with a friend: genealogist extraordinaire Liz H. She’s going to help me with the matter of researching the family trees.

She has years of ancestry research and genealogical study under her belt and she’s agreed to help me blow this case wide open at no cost to me.

And with her help, I don’t doubt for a second that we’ll be able to gain a lot of ground on Saturday. 

Not all heroes wear capes, you guys.

Wish me luck and pray I survive all the coffee.

 

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One thought on “Ancestry Research 10-Hour Extravaganza

  1. RK

    Exciting! That 2nd cousin might be even closer than you think. I have 1st cousins once removed showing up as 2nd cousins. Depending on their age and the amount of cM they share you should be able to figure it out. Did you make any progress this weekend?!?

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