I spent a couple hours yesterday evening on the Rootsweb Social Security Index page in an attempt to check on death dates for people in my Amore family (and extended family, in-laws, out-laws, etc.) I was able to find dates for over 20 people and make the correct citations for my sources! I plan on doing more of the same today.
My genea-blogger game stats as of today stand at:
1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources - I had completed 50 citations and have actually done several more – Platinum Medal
2. Back Up Your Data – have not done any of this yet.
3. Organize Your Research - B. Complete; D. Complete; E. Complete (both adding people to the database and scanning in over 20 documents/photos) – Gold Medal
4. Write! Write! Write! - A. Complete; B. Complete (I’ve participated in both the “Smile for the Camera” – Favorite Photograph; “Carnival of Genealogy – 54th Edition” – Family Language”; “Stores from Yesteryear” (meme); “The Soundtracks of My Salad Days” (meme); as well as Wordless Wednesday, Tuesday Thingers, and have started my own challenge – “Freaky Friday”. C. Complete – I think I’ve completed 3-4 draft mode posts that I publish within a few days of drafting. Working on currently – D. Write a Brief Biographical Sketch. Gold Medal
5. Reach Out and Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindess - A. Complete; B. Complete (I’ve joined several); C. Complete; E. Complete (Find a Grave). Diamond Medal
I think I’m pretty much on track with my goals – and then some. I’ve also spent time entering documentation into my research log. For ease I started with my children since I know pretty much where all legal or offical documents are located or have already entered the information; then myself; my parents and grandparents. If I move from myself backward I find that I have more official documentation and can see exactly what I still need (censuses, death records/certificates; obituaries; baptismal; etc.)