I made a bit more headway today (all that weightlifting must have toned up my genea-blogger muscles! ;-) )
4. Write, Write, Write!
D. Write a brief biographical sketch on one of your ancestors.
Today I posted a Wordless Wednesday follow up on my husband's great-grandparents, Peder and Regina LERFALD (yup! they were first cousins to each other!).
This completed task has helped me meet my original goal of earning a gold medal in this category!
5. Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!
D. Assist another researcher with a research request or lookup.
I realized there were three lookup requests sitting in my e-mail folder to which I had not responded. The first one was a request to do a look up in microfilmed cemetery records for Greenwood Cemetery in Kent County, Michigan. I had done some preliminary searching in the index, but ran out of time. I contacted the requester and sent him the transcribed information from the index, and promised to finish this lookup the next time I get to the Family History Center. The other two requests were for lookups in records that are now available at FamilySearch's Record Search, so I e-mailed the requesters and explained to them what they could find at that site.
Completing this task brings me up to a gold in this category!
Here's my medal count for each of the categories:
Even though I haven't earned any medals in category 2 (Back Up Your Data!) I am working on it, believe it or not!
Now, Terry of the Desktop Genealogist has not been participating in these Genea-Blogger Games, but she's been running a marathon of her own against lethargy ("7 Days, 7 Requests"). It's really inspiring; have you been reading about her progress? Check it out: 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7