Friday, February 12, 2010

GeneaBlogger 2010 Winter Games

The Winter 2010 Geneabloggers Games are afoot. [For participation instructions, follow the link.]

Team TransylvanianDutch participated in the 2008 summer edition, and will be again.

Step One: Sign up (done)

Step Two: Create a Heritage Flag, put it in your sidebar, and explain its meaning

I will be using the same flag I created in 2008

This flag contains elements of the US, Dutch and Israeli flags. The Star of David represents all of my Jewish ancestry, but since the flag is representing my blog as well as myself, I added something Transylvanian - a vampire. The vampire is by Edward Munch, who is better known for "The Scream."

Step Three: Declare the categories in which I will be competing

Category Three: Organize Your Research (I will be focusing on scanning documents, and creating data entries)
Category Four: Expand Your Knowledge (I will be creating some timelines)
Category Amanuensis: During the Summer 2008 games I began what I called a "long-term transcription project." As I wrote then: "I'm going to tally for my own benefit how many letters I transcribe. It doesn't fall under any of the competitive categories, but there's no reason I can't use the 'Olympic spirit' to challenge myself, even if no one else is doing it." Approximately six months later, this project became Amanuensis Monday. I will be re-challenging myself.

Step Four: Begin Competing on Saturday February 13.

Will do.

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