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2010 Winter Genea Blogger Games–How did I do?

2010 Winter Genea Blogger Games–How did I do?

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 and Cite Your Sources Completed: 50 Citations Hope to earn Silver. Medal  Earned: Platinum 2.  Back Up Your Data Completed: Task C–Back up your data…

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New Ship Indexes Added to YourIslandRoutes.com

New Ship Indexes Added to YourIslandRoutes.com

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 some doing as the nativity of the person was not always noted.  Sometimes a determination had to be made as to whether the person was…

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A Brief Sketch of Jacintho Pacheco

A Brief Sketch of Jacintho Pacheco

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, Ana Jacinta de Melo, sometime around 1860.  She was from the neighboring village of Achada.  They were married before 1863. Jacintho and Ana settled in…

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Winter 2010 GeneaBlogger Games Mid Week Status Report

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…

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My Shelf is Attacking Me

My Shelf is Attacking Me

One of the Winter Games challenges is to organize and file at least 20 hard files in their binders. After my experience tonight, I am fairly sure why I’m so far behind on filing. It’s too dang dangerous! I pulled out the first stack of papers and proceeded to knock my glidepoint, the wrist guard, and the mouse pad onto the floor. That wasn’t a very good start. Getting the first binder off the shelf produced a dust cloud and…

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