1 – Go Back and Cite Your Sources! My award: Platinum
Complete. This requirement fit in nicely with my current push to reformat my citations recommendation by Mills, in Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. I reformatted 59 of those sources February 17-18. The drudgery will continue, I have a lot left to do here.
2 – Back Up Your Data! My award: Platinum
I am still slightly confused by the wording of this requirement, BUT, I feel safe and comfortable about my backup system.
2A – complete: http://xrl.in/4jhg
2B – http://xrl.in/4jhg
2C – complete: http://xrl.in/4jhg
2D – complete: http://xrl.in/4jhg
2E – complete: http://xrl.in/4jhg
Category 3 –Organize your Research! My award: Diamond
Although I feel well organized, I am not sure how an “outsider” who had never looked at my information, would view my system. I had no clue that it was hard for someone else to understand until my daughter tried to help me file. Trying to explain about filing woman’s item under their maiden name gave me a headache. I am working on an explanation which will work for the non genealogist in the family. There are a lot of them.
I have not completed the final task in this category, but will aim to do so soon.
3A – I filed 32 new items properly in their notebooks on February 17, these hard copies are not original documents and can be replaced, so they are organized by Surname, First Name and added into my huge ring-binder collection. http://xrl.in/4kab
3B – I have organized hundreds of files and added tags. It feels great to have this complete.
3C – complete http://xrl.in/4ljr
3D – I have completed many more than twenty of these. I actually added tags to all my saved photos. I am going to be ready to scan some more, now.
3E – I entered 35 new facts into my database, most linked to newly scanned documents from my pile of unentered research. I wish the whole thing was done. Hopefully, soon.
Category 4: Expand Your Knowledge! Award: Platinum
4A – complete: http://xrl.in/4it6
4B – complete: http://xrl.in/4lj0
4C – complete: http://xrl.in/4ljr
4D – complete: http://xrl.in/4ljr
4E – complete: http://xrl.in/4j12
Category 5: Write, Write Write! My award: Diamond
5A – Complete: http://xrl.in/39ye
http://xrl.in/4j14, and this one.
5F – complete: http://xrl.in/4it6
Category 6 Reach out and perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness. My award: Gold
I look weak here, but I believe, overall in my genealogical life, I am strong. I do make every effort to help others. I am an active member of my local Genealogical Society; and belong to several others. Until you have experienced assistance from someone who happens to have access to information you cannot otherwise get, it is hard to realize how important this is. I have also participated in some cooperative research and data sharing with newly found cousins during the Games, but it is not the same as gifting someone with information. I encourage everyone to help others as much as possible; we can all with with an attitude of helping.
6A – I read 10 new blogs 15 February 2010, and commented on several.
6B – Added 32 memorials and grave photographs to Find-A-Grave to satisfy this requirement on 15 Feb 2010
6G – Complete, I have used the Google follow feature for a couple of blogs. I will probably change them over to my feed reader, since what is how I prefer to follow, but I did meet this condition and will leave them as followed for the duration of the Games.
The ten inches of snow we received slowed me down this week. I am expecting to have three VIP’s (grandchildren) visit for the weekend, so I am writing this in advance, for posting on Friday, the closing day.
I believe this exercise has proven to me that I can make progress, it is a matter of how high a priority I can assign to the tasks. I hope all the participants have benefited as much as I have during the games.
See you all next year.