4 Genealogy Challenges to Give Your Ancestry Research a Kick in the Pants in 2015

By Diane Haddad

Looking to reinvigorate your genealogy research in 2015? One of these four genealogy challenges issued by bloggers and open to everyone might be the kickstarter you need.

These will help you conquer family history goals by breaking down a big job into manageable pieces, and offering the support of a group.

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
This challenge was originally issued last year by No Story Too Small blogger Amy Johnson Crow, and she’s heading it up again in 2015. The idea is that you write about one ancestor (a relative would work, too) per week all year, and at the end of the year, you have a biographical collection. If you need inspiration, you can follow the optional themes Amy will post each month for the next month (January’s are here).

If you have a blog, post your weekly writings and add a link to it to Amy’s weekly recap, which she’ll publish on Thursdays. And/or you could share it on Facebook, include it in a photo album, add it to your genealogy software or online tree, or file it for using in a family history book.

Genealogy Do-Over
Geneabloggers‘ Thomas MacEntee has announced that he’s putting aside the genealogy research he’s done and starting all over again