Luckily, while I am spending all that time watching TV I can now participate in the Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games! As a new contestant, I will carry my flag high:
My flag represents a part of my diverse heritage. I was born and raised the the USA, the background flag in this conglomeration. To me, the US represents diversity, a mix of cultures and backgrounds. I also have the Italian and United Kingdom flags. Growing up, Italian was the culture I most identified with and what my family most often talked about being. In genealogy, the ancestors I have traced the most and with the most success are those from the United Kingdom, namely in the Kent area of England.
During the games I will be participating in a wide variety of events:
- Go Back and Cite Your Sources!
- During this event you will see me whirl through my RootsMagic program, catching up to un-cited sources and, with the help of Evidence Explained, getting them up to par.
- Back Up Your Data!
- After citing all my sources the last thing I need happening is all of my hard work disappearing, so I will be backing up all of my digital sources. I will also be working on backing up paper sources, but I am not anticipating to medal very high on that.
- Organize Your Research!
- In this event, I will dive feet-first into my blue bin of genealogy paperwork and come out with binders and page protectors. This event will be part two of the source citation biathlon.
- Expand Your Knowledge!
- Maps, timelines and wordles, oh my! Watch as technology is used for the creation of new and unusual research techniques!
- Write, Write, Write!
- With all my new sources, organization and knowledge, I will astound judges and spectators alike in the number and frequency of blog posts - even when I am not there (the miracle of pre-publish).
- Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!
- The games are all about connecting with others and what better way to do that than through Genealogical Acts of Kindness?
I hope you will watch my performance in the GeneaBloggers Games, beginning tomorrow, 13 February 2010, right here at A Tale of Two Ancestors