Friday, August 8, 2008

My Game Plan - The Games Of The 2008 Genea-Bloggers Group


THE GAMES OF THE 2008 GENEA-BLOGGERS GROUP


Guest Hosting "Smile For The Camera Submissions" can be found here.

1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources!

I will participate in the following:

I will create proper citations of sources for 50 events using Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

I will create proper citations of sources for blog posts missing citations using Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

2. Back Up Your Data!

I will participate in the following:

A. Prepare a comprehensive backup plan for my digital research files and a security plan for my hard copies and photos

B. Secure my hard copies and photos in waterproof containers

C. Backup my data using a flash drive, an external drive, CDs, DVDs, or an online resource

3. Organize Your Research!

I will participate in the following:

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.

B. Organize at least 20 digital files into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.

C. Organize at least 20 photos into photo albums, scrapbooks, collages, protective holders, boxes, etc.

D. Organize at least 20 digital photos into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.

E. Create at least 20 data entries in my database, or scan 20 photos, or scan 20 documents.

F. Create a master list of your files and notify your family members of where it is stored

4. Write, Write, Write!

I will participate in the following:

A. Write a summary of what my blog is about and post it on my blog.

B. Participate in a genealogy or family history related blog carnival.

C. Prepare several posts in draft mode and pre-publish.

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

E. Volunteer "Smile For The Camera - October" for a guest host:

5. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!

I will participate in the following:

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

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

C. Invite other genealogists to join Facebook.

D. Assist another researcher with a research request or lookup.

E. Participate in an indexing project.

F. Join a genealogical, historical, heritage or lineage society.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!


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