Posts Tagged ‘games’


This will be a very short post (we had grandson’s 2nd birthday party today) as I haven’t had much time today to do very much.

I’ve begun listing descriptions, authors, and dates to photos that I took this summer.  I finished 29 in about 40 minutes.  Descriptions included: who is in the picture, how persons are related, the date the photo was taken and the reason the photo was taken, the street address where the photo was taken and any other pertinent information happening in the photo (including photos seen in the photos!).  I listed the person who took the photo.  All the metadata had already been recorded.

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Miriam at AnceStories has posted the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer 2008 Genea-Blogging Group Games. Make sure you drop by to see all the beautiful flags created by everyone via WeAreMulticolored.

As I sit watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing, I’m reminded once again how we are descended from different nationalities, from many countries and all walks of life, and we are all striving to decipher the mysteries surrounding our ancestries. Yet we have come together in a spirit of cooperation as we begin our own “games”.

This is the flag I created bringing together my British and German ancestry as a very proud citizen of the United States.

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Welcome to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games! As part of the criteria, all those participating had to submit their intention of competing by August 7th. Participants would need to publish a post by Noon Pacific Daylight Time today describing what categories we would be competing and the goals we hope to achieve.

Competition begins tomorrow, August 9th and runs through August 23rd. Scanfest occurs on Aug. 24th so Closing Ceremonies will be held on Aug. 25th. The medals and closing ceremonies will be held at Destination: Austin Family.

Categories That I Will Be Competing:

1. Cite Your Sources (citing proper sources using Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills or How to Cite Sources by John Wiley.)

2. Organize Research (organize at least 20 digital files into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc and organize at least 20 digital photos into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.)

3. Write! Write! Write! (Participate in a genealogy or family history related blog carnival.)

4. Reach Out and Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness (Comment on a new genea-blog; Join another genea-blogger’s blog network on Facebook Blog Networks.)

I’ve been getting real excited about these 2008 Games! I hope you are participating too! Wish me luck as there will be awards for all the hard work that the Genea-Bloggers are doing.

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With the Olympics beginning on Friday, August 8th, and continuing for two weeks, the Genea-Blogger Group at Facebook is inviting YOU to participate in the Genea-Blogger Group Games! For more information, please go to Miriam Robbins Midkiff’s AnceStories blog.
I’ve signed up to participate and frankly, I’m very excited! With my time being pretty limited these days, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to even “place”! As I read the categories, I realized there were some things I could do! And all participants will receive a badge created by footnotemaven!
So please go read the “rules” and information and then sign up!
Let the countdown begin!

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