Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF Genealympics- Week 3

It's Saturday Night again, time for lots more Genealogy Fun, but also the 2012 Summer Olympics are on all day for 2 more days!!! 


Long time  readers of Genea-Musings and other genea-blogs will recall the 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games, created by Thomas MacEntee, Kathryn Doyle and Miriam Midkiff - see the competition categories here.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to COMPETE in the 2012 SNGF Genealympics. Your effort can extend until Sunday, 12 August. 

For these 2012 SNGF Genealympics, the motto is "Research, Cite, Analyze, Resolve, Conclude!"  


Competitors can:

1)  Perform one or more of the challenges outlined in Announcing the Summer 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games!  Same medal levels.

2)  Perform one or more challenges outlined below (created by me on the spur of the moment here!): 


a)  See the 28 July post - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF  - Genealympics I - compete in any or all of the events described. 


b)  See the 4 August post - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF Genealympics, Week 2 - compete in any or all of the additional events described.

c)  New Event:  1940 Census Search Race:  Search for the family of Virgil Carringer (age 26, born TN), wife Evelyn (age 31, born OK), and daughter Marie (age 4, born CA).  

*  Email me at rjseaver@cox.net with your findings, including a complete source citation.
*  First correct one submitted gets the Platinum, second gets the Diamond, third gets the Gold, fourth gets the Silver and fifth gets the Bronze.  Others get experience searching census records and creating source citations.
*  Winners announced on Sunday, 12 August.

d)  New Event:  Online Person Search for Facts:  Search for information about Jane (Whittle) McKnew, who married Elijah Pickrell McKnew.  Find Facts for:

*  Her birth date and birth place
*  Her parents names
*  Her marriage date and place
*  The names of all 11 of her children 
*  Her entry in the 1860 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1870 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1880 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1900 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1910 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her name in the 1920 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her death date and place

Provide some sort of source citation for each Fact in order to qualify for a medal.

Medal Awards:

*  Bronze - 2 of the 11 Facts
*  Silver - 4 of the 11 Facts
*  Gold - 6 of the 11 Facts
*  Diamond - 8 of the 11 Facts
*  Platinum - 10 of the 11 Facts

e)  New Event:  Genealogy Book Collection:  Which of these books do you have on your genealogy bookshelf (or in PDF format on your computer)?

*  Professional Genealogy, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
*  Evidence! Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills
*  The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, any edition
*  Red Book: American State, County and Town Resources, edited by Alice Eichholz
*  Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood
*  Who Do You Think You Are? by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
*  Courthouse Research for Family Historians, by Christine Rose
*  They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins, by Loretto Dennis Szucs
*  Your Guide to the Federal Census, by Kathleen W. Hinckley
*  Land & Property Research in the United States, by E. Wade Hone
*  The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, by Emily Anne Croom
*  Google Your Family Tree, by Daniel M. Lynch
*  Producing a Quality Family History, by Patricia Law Hatcher
*  Organizing Your Family History Search, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
*  BCG Genealogical Standards Manual

I realize that those are "American-centric."  Sorry!

Medal Awards:

*  Bronze:  5 of the 15 above
*  Silver:  7 of the 15 above
*  Gold:  9 of the 15 above
*  Diamond: 11 of the 15 above
*  Platinum: 13 of the 15 above

NOTE:  This is supposed to be a fun competition, and is based on your word and honor.  No drug tests, no judges.  The intent is to inspire you to do more research, cite more sources, analyze more data, etc.  Bonus points awarded for excellence in humor and style!

3)  Whatever you choose to compete in, please tell us about it in your own blog posts, in Facebook Status posts, in Google+ Stream posts, or as a comment to this post.  You don't have to post your status or accomplishments on a Saturday Night!  Any time is fine! You have until Sunday, 12 August to compete and achieve your medal levels.

I will post mine later tonight!

The URL for this post is: 
http://www.geneamusings.com/2012/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-sngf_11.html 

Copyright(c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Lisa Suzanne Gorrell said...

9 Books!
* Professional Genealogy, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
* Evidence! Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills
* The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, any edition
* Red Book: American State, County and Town Resources, edited by Alice Eichholz
* Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood
* Land & Property Research in the United States, by E. Wade Hone
* Google Your Family Tree, by Daniel M. Lynch
* Producing a Quality Family History, by Patricia Law Hatcher
* BCG Genealogical Standards Manual