Sunday, February 21, 2010

GB Winter 2010 Games--More medals

A recap of my first week of the Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games shows that I have competed in four of the six competition categories. I hope to complete those four by Monday and concentrate on the final two the remainder of the week. I have done nada on the Back Up Your Data and Organize Your Research--both of which need some serious work by Flipside.

I reinjured my left leg at work last night, so was home today with my leg up, thus giving me some valued time to work on the games. I was able to write and submit:

-Memorial Page for my
Aunt Barbara Ann McGoey Hughes on Facebook and Footnote
-Indexed the
Pool/Poole marriages in Monongalia County, West Virginia to the West Virginia USGenWeb Archives.
-Three posts in draft mode and pre-publish them for this week. I never knew you could do this!

Today's medal totals:

Go Back and Cite Your Sources--50 Platinum Medal

Expand Your Knowledge--5--Platinum Medal
-Task A: Use Google maps to locate an ancestor location
-Task B: Create a timeline related to one of your lines of research
-Task C: Create a memorial page
-Task D
: Visit tutorial and learning pages on Ancestry

-Task E: Create a surname visualization using Wordle

Write, Write, Write--6--Platinum Medal
-Task A: Write a summary of what your blog is about and post it
-Task B: Participate in a genealogy blog carnival--Smile for the Camera 20th Edition, 90th COG and 7th Festival of Postcards.

-Task C: Prepare several drafts in draft mode and pre-publish them.
-Task D: Write a brief biographical sketch on one ancestor.
-Task E: Create a page on your blog listing surnames
-Task F: Participate in a 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy--Did Challenge #7.

Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness--5--Platinum Medal
-Task A: Comment on a new (to you) blog.
-Task B: Post one or more gravestone photos on Find A Grave--posted 20
-Task D: Assist another researcher with a research request
-Task E: Participate in an indexing project

-Task G: Use the Follow feature and follow one or more blogs.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. As a Vancouverite in the middle of the Olympic fever I say congrats to you. I will pretend you are here.

  2. Awesome job you have done! But sorry to hear how you were able to do it. Take care of that leg! Good luck this week, hope you can do as much!