2010 Winter Genea Blogger Games–How did I do?

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It’s been a really fun two weeks working on the various challenges.  Now it’s time for me to tally up my medal count.  I didn’t always have a chance to blog about every single thing that I participated in, but I have summarized the tasks throughout the two weeks. Without further ado… 1.  Go Back … Continued

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New Ship Indexes Added to YourIslandRoutes.com

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Tonight I worked on another Winter Games Challenge: Participate in an indexing project. I’ve been working on my own indexing project for the last 2-3 years.  I’ve been extracting Portuguese names from ship lists for ships from Hawaii to California. This involved extracting the name and putting them into spreadsheets for each ship.  This took … Continued

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A Brief Sketch of Jacintho Pacheco

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Jacintho Pacheco was my Great Great Grandfather.  He was born ca. 1820 in the village of Fenais da Vera Cruz, Ribeira Grande on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores.  He was the son of Joao Pacheco and Jacintha Rosa Ferreira, both also from Fenais da Vera Cruz. He met my Great Great Grandmother, … Continued

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Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games Mid Week Status Report

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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.  … Continued

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The Google Maps Labs

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This week the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge is to play around with Google Maps.  I’ve done this before and found a wealth of information. But, today when I visited, I noticed a little green beaker bubbling with anticipation. I clicked on and was taken to the Google Maps Lab page.  Those folks and … Continued

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Winter Games Progress Report #2

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This is my Friday Winter Games progress report.  I’ve been able to accomplish quite a bit this week. Here’s my progress category by category: Category 1–haven’t done diddly so far Medal earned–None Category 2–I’ve backed up all my data (including databases, files, and photographs) to my flash drive. Medal earned–Gold Category 3–I haven’t worked on … Continued

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Added a Cemetery to FindaGrave.com

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Today I worked on Challenge 6 of the Winter Genea Blogger games: Reach Out and Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness. I worked on Task B–Post one or more gravestone photos at Find A Grave. I have been meaning to work on Find A Grave since the beginning of the year as a Pay it Forward. … Continued

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Wordle Thy Ancestors

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For my next Winter Genea Bloggers challenge, I played around with Wordle.  It’s a fun little application that allows you to fill in a box with text.  Then it creates a Wordle…a representation of your word list in living color. I decided to do a Wordle based on my ancestor surnames.  This is not a … Continued

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