Monday, August 11, 2008

Genea-Blogger Games: Update 2

Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!
Completed the following three tasks to get to the Gold Medal Level, for now:

A. Comment on a new (to you) genea-blog.
Left a comment at Nana's Diggins, which is a new blog authored by Sue Tolbert. I found her blog by browsing the Blog Network at Facebook. She has three really neat photographs posted so far and has some wonderful stories to go along with them. fM in particular should enjoy This Is Lydia and She Is Dead. Sue is a (relatively new) member of the Genea-Bloggers Group.

B. Join another genea-blogger’s blog network on Facebook Blog Networks.
And then I joined Sue's Blog Network! Also confirmed her as the author (extra credit?). And I also joined the Blog Network for several other new Genea-Bloggers.

E. Participate in an indexing project.
Spent several hours this afternoon with six other members of the Genealogical Society of Whitley County. The group is creating an index for some old Clerk of Courts records. One person has indexed about a fourth of the 30+ boxes of packets since April 2007. This project has been made a priority and several more volunteers will be helping. Due to incompatibilities between computers and software I had to create a new spreadsheet for the new people who will be using Excel instead of Works. Once all of the packets have been indexed (hopefully within the next year) I'll merge the various files to create a master index and format it for the website and for hard-copy publication.


Anonymous said...

This sounds so fun. I wish I had the time to join in the festivities.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

When I saw the "participate in an indexing project" I automatically thought of the LDS projects. Although they are important it is refreshing to hear of other efforts outside of theirs. Good for you and your society!