Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter 2010 GB Games - Progress Report #10

Monday (Feb. 22nd) was Day 10 of the competition. Here's the list of categories and the tasks I've completed so far:

1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources. (PLATINUM MEDAL)
Create proper citations of sources for as many events possible using either "Evidence Explained" by Elizabeth Shown Mills or "How to Cite Sources" by John Wiley.
41 total Citations completed on 2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18 and 2/19 meeting the Diamond requirement of 40. 
Added 9 citations for a total of 50 citations (attached to 188 events/facts) and finally to Platinum level.

2. Back Up Your Data. (Gold Medal earned so far)
Task C - completed 2/14 (actually completed everyday) 

3. Organize Your Research. (Silver Medal earned so far)
Task B: Organize at least 20 digital files into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.
2 file completed 2/18

Task C - completed 2/19 

Task D: Organize at least 20 digital photos into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.
4 photos completed 2/18
Task E: Create at least 20 data entries in your database, or scan 20 photos, or scan 20 documents.
Added over 22 people to my data base (but stopped counting at 22).

4. Expand Your Knowledge - PLATINUM MEDAL 
Task A - completed 2/13
Task B - completed 2/14 
Task C - completed 2/16
Task D - completed 2/16  
Task E - completed 2/15  

5. Write, Write, Write. PLATINUM MEDAL
Task A - completed 12/19 
Task C - completed 12/13 
Task D - completed 2/15 
Task E - completed 12/13
Task F - completed 12/13

6. Reach Out and Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness. (Diamond Medal earned so far)
Task A - completed 2/15 
Task C - completed 2/19 
Task F - completed 2/19
Task G - completed 2/15 
Task B and D: I've still got that list of headstone photos to make for Find A Grave. Today it's rained all day and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow. It's looking doubtful this one is going to get done, at least in time for the games.




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