Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Night Fun Genealympics part 3

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to COMPETE in the 2012 SNGF Genealympics. Your effort can extend until Sunday, 12 August. 

For these 2012 SNGF Genealympics, the motto is "Research, Cite, Analyze, Resolve, Conclude!"  


Competitors can:

1)  Perform one or more of the challenges outlined in Announcing the Summer 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games!  Same medal levels.

2)  Perform one or more challenges outlined below (created by me on the spur of the moment here!): 


a)  See the 28 July post - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF  - Genealympics I - compete in any or all of the events described. 


b)  See the 4 August post - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF Genealympics, Week 2 - compete in any or all of the additional events described.

c)  New Event:  1940 Census Search Race:  Search for the family of Virgil Carringer (age 26, born TN), wife Evelyn (age 31, born OK), and daughter Marie (age 4, born CA).  

*  Email me at rjseaver@cox.net with your findings, including a complete source citation.
*  First correct one submitted gets the Platinum, second gets the Diamond, third gets the Gold, fourth gets the Silver and fifth gets the Bronze.  Others get experience searching census records and creating source citations.
*  Winners announced on Sunday, 12 August.

d)  New Event:  Online Person Search for Facts:  Search for information about Jane (Whittle) McKnew, who married Elijah Pickrell McKnew.  Find Facts for:

*  Her birth date and birth place
*  Her parents names
*  Her marriage date and place
*  The names of all 11 of her children 
*  Her entry in the 1860 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1870 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1880 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1900 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her entry in the 1910 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her name in the 1920 U.S. census - name, age, location, head of household
*  Her death date and place

Provide some sort of source citation for each Fact in order to qualify for a medal.

Medal Awards:

*  Bronze - 2 of the 11 Facts
*  Silver - 4 of the 11 Facts
*  Gold - 6 of the 11 Facts
*  Diamond - 8 of the 11 Facts
*  Platinum - 10 of the 11 Facts

e)  New Event:  Genealogy Book Collection:  Which of these books do you have on your genealogy bookshelf (or in PDF format on your computer)?

*  Professional Genealogy, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills
*  Evidence! Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills
*  The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, any edition
*  Red Book: American State, County and Town Resources, edited by Alice Eichholz
*  Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood
*  Who Do You Think You Are? by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
*  Courthouse Research for Family Historians, by Christine Rose
*  They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins, by Loretto Dennis Szucs
*  Your Guide to the Federal Census, by Kathleen W. Hinckley
*  Land & Property Research in the United States, by E. Wade Hone
*  The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, by Emily Anne Croom
*  Google Your Family Tree, by Daniel M. Lynch
*  Producing a Quality Family History, by Patricia Law Hatcher
*  Organizing Your Family History Search, by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
*  BCG Genealogical Standards Manual

I realize that those are "American-centric."  Sorry!

Medal Awards:

*  Bronze:  5 of the 15 above
*  Silver:  7 of the 15 above
*  Gold:  9 of the 15 above
*  Diamond: 11 of the 15 above
*  Platinum: 13 of the 15 above

Well I have the Source at home so I guess no medals tonight. I have read 4 of the books at the library though, so maybe an honorable mention Bronze medal.

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