2010 Genea Bloggers Winter Games Competition

Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games Mid Week Status Report

This is my status report as we’re over half way done with the GeneaBlogger Games.  Saturday is the last day of challenges.  Let’s see how I am doing.

1.  Go Back and Cite Your Sources

Completed:

52 Citations added to my database

Medal=Plantinum

2.  Back Up Your Data

Completed:

Task C (backup data)

Medal=Gold

3.  Organize Your Research

Completed:

Task A: Organize and file at least 20 hard files.  Over the last two days, I have filed 76 pieces of paper in to my family binders.  Guess I aced this one 😉

Task E: Create 20 data entries in your database.  I added 20 entries from the 1937 city directory (various cities in California) to my database.

Medal: Silver

4. Expand Your Knowledge

Completed:

Task A: Use Google Maps to map out an ancestral location.  I found the home my Grandmother, Anna (Jackson) Shellabarger grew up in.

Task B: Create a timeline.  I created a timeline on Maria de Braga Pacheco Smith using TimeToast.

Task  C: Create at least one memorial page at footnote.com.  I added my Great Great Grandparents, Thomas Augustine Jones and Margaret Kelly.  I linked them to their children and grandchildren.

Task E:  I created a Wordle of my main surnames.

Medal: Diamond

5.  Write, Write, Write!

Completed:

Task C: Prepare several posts in draft mode and pre-publish them.  12 posts are ready to go!

Task F: Participate in a 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy Challenge.  I did the one on Google Maps

Medal: Silver

6.  Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness

Completed:

Task A:  Comment on a new to me genealogy blog–done!

Task B: Post one or more gravestone photos at Find A Grave.  Not only did I do that, but I added a new cemetery, Kilauea Catholic Cemetery!

Task D: Assist another reserach with a request or lookup.  I looked up two families for a friend. I was able to bring one line from the 1930 census to the 1880s.  The other was a late immigrant (after 1930) and I was able to establish the family in the US.

Task G:  Use the foolow feature on a Blogger based genealogy blog–done!

Medal: Diamond

In short, I have done fairly well.  I was not looking forward to organizing and filing the messy stack next to me.  However, I made quick a bit of progress in just two days.  I hope to complete a couple more challenges.  All in all, I am quite pleased with my effort thus far.

2 thoughts on “Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games Mid Week Status Report

  1. Thanks Cindy! I really needed the motivation to get some of the tedious stuff like the filing going. I have procrastinated for so long.

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