Archive for August 16th, 2008

Day 8 Stats

I haven’t done much in the way of genealogy today as we attended a wedding and reception this afternoon.  We were priviledged to be invited to this wonderful event.  The bride is the daughter of dear friends of ours.  As she walked up the aisle on the arm of her father, with her mother, two brothers (one – her twin), her extended family, and her grandparents looking on, I couldn’t help but get all teary.  In our group of friends, she is like another daughter to all of us and we’ve watched her grow from a high school student to a woman with two bachelor degrees embarking on this exciting time of her life.  She was a beautiful bride and her groomed teared up as he watched her coming up the aisle toward him.  They had their beginning today and added a new branch to her family’s tree.  May their life and marriage be truly blessed.

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I didn’t have much time yesterday to post about my daily progress in the GB group games due to the rain (in North Texas we were asking ourselves – what is that coming down from the sky? And enjoying it!), work, and daily household stuff!

Yesterday evening I scanned 24 photos as part of Category 3: Organize Your Research, part E. Create at least 20 data entries in your database, or scan 20 photos, or scan 20 documents.  After scanning, I went through and added Descriptions, who was the photographer (if known), who was in the picture, where it was taken, why it was taken (reunion, party, holiday, etc.), year it was taken (if known), how those in the picture are related, and who has ownership of the original photo.  My software asks for Keywords instead of Tags so I inserted all the keywords I could think of in that area.  I also made sure they were in the correct digital files.

So for that Category, I am now up to the completion of 2 items which gives me a Silver Medal.

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(Written on Thursday, August 14th)

This morning, using John Wiley’s “How to Cite Sources” , I completed 68 source citations.  Actually it was easier than I thought.  I started with my grandchildren, then my children, my husband and myself, and on up the family tree.  I included citations on birth, baptisms, confirmations, graduations, marriages, occupations, associations, and residences.  So I’ve finished with a Platinum Medal in “Cite Your Sources” (Category 1).

Under Category 4 “Write! Write! Write! I’ve completed 4 tasks as of yesterday and achieved Gold Medal status.  I’m still working on D. Write a brief biographical sketch of one of your ancestors.

I hope to have more organization under Category 3 completed today.

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