Monday, October 22, 2012

Virtual Research Week Challenge: Results

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!
While we didn't have a lot of takers, those who did participate found some interesting - and sometimes surprising - results:
Our Virtual Research Week Challenge has ended, but we will continue to update this post with links. If you would like to participate, please send a link to your post to or leave a comment in this post. This challenge is not limited to SLOCGS members - everyone is invited to ride along!

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