Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Genealympics - Days 6 to 8

I'm competing in the Genealympics (well, the Genea-bloggers Group Games) - see the details here. My last update was on Thursday.

My progress over the last three days has been:

3. ORGANIZE YOUR RESEARCH

B. I transferred about 40 digital files of vital records and census records into my reorganized filing system on Friday, 8/14. I added descriptive information to the file names. This item is complete.

C. I added 50 family photos, including about 30 from my parent's family, into a Facebook photo album. I added 4 more Audrey photos and about 20 more Lolo photos to their Facebook albums. I tagged most of the faces and wrote captions for them. This item is complete.

D. I added 30 photos from the digital camera into the August 2008 folder in My Pictures on my computer. I renamed them to describe the subjects. This item is complete.

5. REACH OUT AND PERFORM GENEALOGICAL ACTS OF KINDNESS

D. I did additional research for my friend Ed (Project M) who is looking for information about his father. So far, I've found an SSDI entry, a Georgia death record, 1930, 1920 and 1910 census records for his father, and I've searched many online databases for him. I then summarized all of this in an email to Ed. In addition, I've searched Footnote for the grandfather of one of my colleagues. Lastly, I've searched for census and other records for an email correspondent in an effort to break down his research brick wall. This task is complete!

E. I am not part of a formal indexing project, so I decided to start one of my own. Since I've complained so much about the lack of useful online indexes for information in repositories, I picked out three books on the shelf at the Chula Vista Public Library and decided to index the head-of-household of the families listed in those books. My first effort, for surnames A and B of Volume 1 of Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California, 1769-1850 is posted here. This project is nowhere near complete, but this task for the Genealympics is complete.

So my status in these two events are:

3. ORGANIZE YOUR RESEARCH

A. Not Started
B. Completed.
C. Completed
D. Completed
E. Not started
F. Not started

5. REACH OUT AND PERFORM GENEALOGICAL ACTS OF KINDNESS

A. Completed
B. Completed
C. Completed
D. Completed
E. Completed
F. Not started

I hope to complete two more tasks in Organize Your Research before Tuesday, when my daughter and her sons come to visit until Saturday. I anticipate that I will be making family history, rather than organizing it, during this next week!

1 comment:

Machie Family Genealogy said...

I like your genealogy blog.

Can't we have one great big database somewhere? Now that would be different!

Linda In NC - another gen nutcase