|Cruising for ancestors on the Information Superhighway!|
On October 7, we posted information about our Virtual Research Week Challenge. Rules of the challenge were:
- 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!
- In Is This My Line? Dr D takes a virtual trip through his DNA in search of his Adams and Reeves ancestors, and receives some terrific help and encouragement in the comments of his post.
- Lynn Storrs found some amazing - and somewhat disturbing - information on her trip. See Member Virtual Research Trip: Discovering Mary Hinch to find out how she extended this line an additional 4 generations!
- Elizabeth O'Neal jumped in her virtual convertible and hit the Information Superhighway in My Virtual Research Trip: In Search of Isaac Kizer. Isaac's wife is maiden-nameless no more!
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