Sunday, October 7, 2012

SLOCGS Virtual Research Week Challenge!

Several of our society members left today for a research trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. We wish them much success, and hope they find the ancestors for whom they are looking!

For those of us still at home, SLOCGS is sponsoring a Virtual Research Week Challenge, and we're hoping that members of the genealogy blogging community will join us.

Here are the rules:
  • Find one person in your genealogy database for whom you have little or no information.
  • Formulate a research plan, which might include: 1) locating vital records, immigration records, biographies, etc.; 2) locate and record information from all available census years. Make your plan work for you based on the ancestor for whom you are looking.
  • Use only online resources - no trips to a "real" library, Family History Center, courthouse, or even your basement/attic to look for grandma's box of papers. This is a virtual trip, remember?
  • Add all the new data to your genealogy database. Be sure to cite your sources!
Post the results of your virtual research trip on your blog on Sunday, October 14, 2012, which is the day our members arrive home from Salt Lake City. Be sure to report if you broke through any major brick walls or found anything that surprised you!

Leave a comment on this blog, or send an email to with your blog post link. We will post links to all participating blogs here on Friday, October 19, 2012.

Bon voyage and good luck!

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Dr D said...

"Is This My Line?

It looks more like it all the time:

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