Saturday, August 4, 2012

Genealogy Fun with the SNGF Genea-Lympics - Week 2 Results

The Saturday Night Genealogy Fun(SNGF) Genea-lympics ARE ON...a friendly competition (mainly against myself...) - see Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF Genealympics I and Week 2 for details, how to compete, etc.  See Announcing the Summer 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games! for the 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games events and medals.  It is not necessary to post only on a Saturday or to complete everything in one evening or one week. This can be an effort over two weeks.

1)  Here is my competition flag:

2)  I will report next week on the results in the longer-term Events.  

3)  The Events for Week 2 that I have results for are:

a)  The Source Citation Vault:  What is your ratio of source citations to persons in your genealogy software or online tree database?  Tell us:

*  How many persons are in your database?

*  How many source citations are in your database?
*  Determine your source citation to persons ratio by dividing source citations by persons (e.g., 2,000 source citations divided by 3,000 persons gives a ratio of 0.667.)

As of right now, in my "master" database that I work in, I have 41,414 persons, and 29,327 source citations.  That is a ratio of 0.708 citations/person.

Medal earned:  A Silver (for having a ratio above 0.667)

b)  The Genea-Blog Reader's Marathon:  How many Genea-blogs do you read on a daily basis?  Count them in your Reader or your Favorites/Bookmark list.

I have over 1,250 genealogy blogs in my Google Reader.  

Medal earned:  a Platinum Medal (for having more than 800 blogs in my reader)

c)  The Genea-Conference Race:  How many multi-day genealogy conferences have you attended over the past five years?  These can be local, regional or national conferences, or even cruises!

Let's see:

2008:  Genealogy Jamboree (Burbank)
2008:  Wholly Genes Cruise (New York to Puerto Rico)
2009:  Genealogy Jamboree (Burbank)
2009:  FGS Conference (Little Rock)
2010:  NGS Conference (Salt Lake City)
2010:  Genealogy Jamboree (Burbank)
2011:  Genealogy Jamboree (Burbank)
2011:  FGS Conference (Springfield)
2012:  RootsTech (Salt Lake City)
2012:  Legacy Family Tree Cruise (Norway, France, Ireland, England, Scotland)
2012:  Genealogy Jamboree

So, that's 11, good for a Gold Medal!!

My Medal count so far:

1 Silver
2 Gold
1 Diamond
1 Platinum

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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