Let the games begin!
Thomas MacEntee of Genea-Bloggers is hosting the Winter 2010 Games for genealogy bloggers. There are 6 possible events to enter. Today’s event for me: “Go Back and Cite Your Sources!”
This has been a big challenge for me. I have a lot of digital data files (images of documents, census records, indexes, etc.) Too, too many come without source citations. I have started the process of catching up, but it is a slow process.
Today I was able to dig in and show some real progress. I tackled my un-cited census files… as a result of today’s work I have no un-cited census files. Here’s the record of the census files for which I cited their source:
- 1840 (1) – Anthony Welk
- 1850 (2) – George Washington Cole, John Messerall, Anthony Welk
- 1860 (2) – Charles Weaver, Henry A. Welk
- 1870 (3) – John Messerall, Mary A. Messerall, Henry A. Welk
- 1880 (7) – George Washington Cole, Elmira Knepper, Nicholas Messerall, Edward H. Mieding, Dayton W. Smith, John A. Smith, Henry A. Welk
- 1890 Veterans Schedule (4) – John Brenner, George Washington Cole, Aaron Knepper, John A. Smith
- 1900 (13) – Lloyd Brenner, John Henry Deeter, James Adkins Gregg, Emma Hill, Aaron Knepper, Hedwig Borcherd, Adelia Mieding, Edward H. Mieding, Rudolph Allen Spitzer, Olive Lovinia Saltsman, John A. Smith, George A. Weaver, Henry A. Welk
- 1910 (9) – Emma Hill, Fred Bode, George H. Brenner, Harley H. Deeter, John H. Deeter, George A. Weaver, Catharine Welk, Olive Lovinia Saltsman, Erick Simstad
- 1920 (7) – Nathan Cole, Lloyd Brenner, Harley H. Deeter, George A. Weaver, George H. Brenner, Edward H. Mieding, Olive Lovinia Saltsman
- 1930 (6) – George H. Brenner, Lloyd Brenner, Nathan Cole, Cyrus Deeter, James Adkins Gregg, Carl E., Mieding
I’m off to a good start: 55 sources, not previously cited, now cited.
It’s time for a break for a day or two, then there are about 45 death certificates, etc. waiting for source citations. Another task for another couple of days. I’m off to watch some Olympics!