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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Accomplished for the contest

3. Organize Your Research!
CHECK A. Organize at least 20 hard files or ancestral items (books, fabrics, inherited items) into file folders, boxes, envelopes, containers, etc.; archival-quality where appropriate.
DONE: B. Organize at least 20 digital files into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.
DONE: C. Organize 20 photos into photo albums, scrapbooks, collages, protective holders, boxes ,
DONE: D. Organize 20 digital photos into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.
DOne....E. Create at least 20 data entries in your database, or scan 20 photos, or scan 20 documents.

DOOOOOOOOO F. Create a master list of your files and notify your family members of where it is stored.
4. Write, Write, Write!
Do you find birth dates, death dates and all the data boring if there's no narrative behind it? Don't you find the stories about ancestors more attractive than cut and dried census data? It takes time to be able to write about your family history and the more you write and the more often you write, the easier it is to bring your family to life for others to see.

DONE WITH NONA A. Write a summary of what your blog is about and post it on your blog – you may not have done this since you started the blog and it is a great way to have new readers learn more about your site.

B. Participate in a genealogy or family history related blog carnival. See the AnceStories post "August Is..." for a list of these carnivals and their submission URLs and deadlines.

C. Prepare several posts in draft mode (if possible with your blog platform) and pre-publish.

D. DOOO Write a brief biographical sketch on one of your ancestors.

NOT >>>>>>>>>>>>E. Sign up to host a future carnival: I think I would but not after the fiasco of this contest.

Complete any three tasks - Gold Medal
Complete any four tasks - Diamond Medal
Complete all 5 tasks - Platinum Medal

5. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!

..................A. Comment on a new (to you) genea-blog.

..................B. Join another genea-blogger’s blog network on Facebook Blog Networks.

DONE with 5 joining.
.................C. Invite other genealogists to join Facebook.

.................D. Assist another researcher with a research request or lookup. See AnceStories "Random Acts of Kindness Week" posts for ideas for this item and Item E.

several from individuals to societies...................E . Participate in an indexing project.

Done via the local historical society
F. ----Join a genealogical, historical, heritage or lineage society.
Qualifications for "Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!":
Complete five or more tasks - Platinum Medal

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