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
52 Citations added to my database
2. Back Up Your Data
Task C (backup data)
3. Organize Your Research
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.
4. Expand Your Knowledge
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.
5. Write, Write, Write!
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
6. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness
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!
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.