Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Games Progress Report #5

With staying up too late last night and after a long day of data entry at work, my brain was a little too fuzzy to work on the bio of my grandfather that I was planning to do, so after watching Faces of America and posting this week's Orphan Photo, I decided to read some new blogs. This prompted me to enter another category - Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness. What a nice way to spend an evening.

Here is my progress report so far for the categories I am participating in:

1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources!

Results: No medals here yet, but still anticipating at least a Silver.

2. Back Up Your Data!

Haven't started on this one yet.

Results: No medals yet, but hope to achieve at least a Bronze.

3. Organize Your Research!

Task E - Create at least 20 data entries in your database.
Completed on Feb. 16th.

Results: 1 Bronze Medal (my goal is a Diamond)

4. Expand Your Knowledge!

Task A - Use Google Maps to map out an ancestral location.
Completed on Feb. 13th

Task B - Create a timeline.
Completed on Feb. 16th

Task E - Create a surname visualization.
Completed on Feb. 13th

Results: 1 Bronze Medal, 1 Silver Medal, 1 Gold Medal

5. Write, Write, Write!

Task E - Create a page on your blog listing surnames, ahnentafel reports or other topic.
Completed on Feb. 15th.

Task F - Participate in a 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy Challenge.
Completed on Feb. 15th.

Results: 1 Bronze Medal, 1 Silver Medal

6. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!

Task A: Comment on a new (to you) genealogy blog
Completed on Feb. 17th. I commented on three new (to me) blogs today during my lunch hour. Hopefully tomorrow I can read some more new blogs and post more comments.

Task G: Use the Follow feature on a Blogger based genealogy blog.
Completed on Feb. 17th

I became a follower of 14 new blogs tonight.

Results: 1 Bronze Medal, 1 Silver Medal

Totals Medal results to date:

4 Bronze
3 Silver
1 Gold


  1. Wow Alana, you got alot accomplished today. I better get my butt in gear!

  2. Thanks Sheri. I didn't really do everything in one day, but I am moving along a lot better than I thought. What I've been doing is posting my complete stats with a "completed on" date beside it. Maybe I shouldn't do it that way - looks too confusing.

  3. Looks like you've accomplished alot! Well done, Alana!