Saturday, February 27, 2010

2010 Games - Success!

Well, it's hard to believe that we have come to the end of the Games already. Time flies when you are busy, and when you are having fun! Here it is the end of the games already. I did not do as much as last time as I got side-tracked when citing my sources. But I got so much finished in my own work that it is not a washout! I enjoyed every moment, and have a lot of work finished. I can say that these 2010 Games have been a great success, at least in my research.

1. “Go Back and Cite Your Sources!”:
Finished more that, 50 Citations – Platinum Medal

2. "Back Up Your Data!"
Finished Task A, B & C - Gold Medal

3. "Organize Your Research!"
Finished Task A, B, C, D & E - Platinum Medal

I'm afraid that is where I got side-tracked. I wanted to finish "Expand Your Knowledge" but never made it to that catagory. I am going to work on it as I have time. I needed to go through that one as it has things that I have not tried yet. The timeline and Google Maps were the two I hoped to get done. I read with great interest Miriam's "Using Timelines" post over at AnceStories. She even provided a copy of the template she used. Thanks Miriam! I want to walk through it for myself.

I feel like it has been a big success for me even though I did not complete all the catagories I wanted to. I have entered well over 100 citations. When I found that I was missing a census, I searched for it, got it cited properly, and now have very few holes in the continuity of census resources for a great deal of the Alexander file. I do have to say that RootsMagic4 makes it pleasant to enter source material. I can't take all the credit:o) (Thanks Bruce!) I also have so much of the Alexander materials, both digital and hard copy organized as well. The games were very successful for me and my research.

A big thanks to Thomas. As always, wonderfully done.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Off To A Good Start

Well I have gotten off to a good start. I have cited 83 sources and it seemed to just fly by! Kept my head down and got it done!
1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources DONE Platinum
I've also finished Task A and Task C of 2. Back Up Your Data! Task C was very important since I had not backed up my files for a while, since October 09 actually. I use RootsMagic4, but backup as a Gedcom file so that it could work with any program should something happen to me. I back up online and on a storage HD.

Still feeling good but it has only begun........LOL

On a side note, I am snowed in and suffering from insanity. The weatherman said today that there are 2 storms heading my way for next week. I shut him off and I refuse to talk to him again.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Games

I have my flag and my banner. I am ready to compete.....

I am hoping I can get a lot done again this time. Though off to a slow start, I am ready.

In the competition categories I hope to perform well in at least 4:

1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources
2. Back Up Your Data
3. Organize Your Research
4. Expand Your Knowledge

If I have time left I will try number 5 this time:

5. Write, Write, Write!

This one I do all the time for my county. So I will just continue it everyday and not perform in the games for:

6. Reach Out and Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness

Ready, set . . . . . . . . . We're off!

A Short Break

I have stayed busy, just not as genealogically busy as normal. I did remove my DNA kit from FamilyTreeDNA. I had read all the TOS and Privac...