Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Contribute to GeneaLeaks!

Come on geneaphiles - it's Saturday Night - time to have more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  You've probably heard about WikiLeaks - the web site that has been exposing United States government secret documents to the world.  Well, Travis LeMaster on his TJLGenes blog posted GeneaLeaks this week - please read his post.  I had to make this a SNGF topic...

2)  For SNGF, please answer one or more of these questions:

*  What GeneaLeak do you want to expose to the world from your own research or experience?  Do it!

*  What GeneaLeak about your own family history research would you like exposed to help you in your genealogy pursuit?

*  What GeneaLeak about genealogy websites, collection providers, genealogy software or genealogy bloggers, writers, or colleagues would you like to see exposed?

Be creative, but not mean, please! 

3)  Share your GeneaLeaks list on your own blog, as a comment to this blog post, or in a note or comment on Facebook. 

Here's mine:

*  My own GeneaLeak:  I have a new first cousin, three times removed!  My first cousin's granddaughter, Megan, had a baby in September named Griffin.  I saw his picture on Facebook.  You know you're getting old when you have a cousin three generations later than yourself.

*  The GeneaLeak I need:  The birthdate, birthplace and parents names of Thomas J. Newton (1795?- after 1834), who married Sophia (Buck) Brigham in about 1833 and had two children, including my great-great-grandmother, Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (1834-1923).

*  The GeneaLeak I want to see:  The discussion, decision making and paper trail at developing the most sophisticated genealogy search engine in existence (with all of the default/exact options, wild card options, old/new search algorithms, unique search boxes for different collections, etc.).  These are very creative people and I'm alternately confused and awed by the product. 

Thank you, Travis, for the great SNGF idea!


grace said...

here is the link to my post for Saturday night fun .. GeneaLeaks

Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for the challenge! Here's mine: