Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 6 of the Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games

I'm slowly but surely adding to the medal count for my ancestral team.

Accomplishments for Day 6 were I added a page to both of my blogs listing the names and geographical locations that I'm researching (Task E, Category 5 - Write, Write, Write!). This has prompted me to want to try a different template for Georgia Black Crackers. I'll probably play around with this in the coming week and decide which one I like best. As with being a family researcher, being a blogger is an ever evolving maturation process.

My other task completed for the day was visiting a tutorial and learning page from a popular website (Task D, Category 4 - Expand Your Knowledge). I've been on Ancestry.com for awhile now but rarely ever check out the tutorials, etc. I checked out the categories and actually decided to watch a Webinar on doing searches on Ancestry. It's not that I don't know how to do a search but I thought this would be informative for acquiring additional search tips. Even though there wasn't much I didn't know (trial and error is a great teacher), I found the webinar both interesting and informative.

Finally, I'm not sure if this counts as a Random Act of Kindness, but a fellow Twitterer asked if I knew anyone searching Ahoskie, Hertford, NC. I didn't but directed him to the NCGenweb to perhaps locate someone. If acceptable with the judges (my readers and fellow bloggers), this would be Task D, Category 6 - Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!

So at the halfway point of the games, results are Diamond for Category 4 (4 task completed), Bronze Medal for Category 5 (1 task completed), and Gold Medal for Category 6 (3 tasks completed - this includeds the one above that I wasn't sure counted).

This weekend, I'm taking a small break from competition and will be attending the Southeast Family History Expo. But you know what I'm really looking forward to more than the expo? A chance to meet some of my geneabuds, Luckie of Our Georgia Roots, Sandra of I Never Knew my Father and Felicia of My Nola Heritage. I'm so excited! It's like a traditional girls weekend mutilplied greatly.

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