The first week of our Winter 2010 Genea-Blogger Games is coming to its end. It’s time to ask myself: How Have I Done? Did I accomplish what I had hoped to? or less? or more?
The good news is that I accomplished more than I had expected. The great news is that I had a blast!
So… here’s my summary:
1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources!
101 sources cited in Research log; filed and indexed in Research wiki.
2. Back Up Your Data!
C. Data backed up using flash drive, external hard drive, and online.
D. All data backed up digitally and secured physically (I am confident of being able to recover from a disaster while losing a month or less of research work.)
3. Organize Your Research!
B. Organized 101 digital files into folders, labelled, etc.
F. Created a master list of files, posted in Research wiki, notified son.
4. Expand Your Knowledge
D. Visited and read articles on tutorial and learning pages of Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, National Geological Society, Genealogy.com.
E. Used Wordle to create two surname visualizations and posted the graphics on my blog
5. Write, Write, Write!
A. Wrote a summary of my blog and posted it as a new page on the blog.
E. Created a new page on my blog listing the surnames I am researching.
6. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!
D. Assisted another researcher by providing photos and a document regarding a person we are jointly researching.