Daily Stats: Day Eight and Nine
Category: Organize Your Research
Task E: Create at least 20 data entries in your database, or scan 20 photos, or scan 20 documents.
Scanned: 28 documents (52 pages)
Total Scanned: 161 documents (311 pages)
Total Data Entries: 36
This task has been completed 9 times, so if I can scan 19 more letters, I'll have earned a "Double Platinum."
Category: Expand Your Knowledge
Task A: Use Google Maps to map out an ancestral location. Create a map that you can then embed into a blog post.
I did this on Thursday
Task D: Visit tutorial and learning pages of popular websites such as Ancestry.com or FamilySearch’s excellent articles repository.
I have visited both. I know I will return to both, but I stayed longer in my initial visit at FamilySearch's site. I like the ability to sort all the documents by title, subject, or geographical location.
Task E: Create a surname visualization using Wordle, Word It Out or a similar application. Post the graphic to your blog.
Wordle is a fun way to visualize the relative quantities of different surnames in one's database. I last did this six months ago. But my database hasn't been stagnant. Here's what it looks like now. (click to enlarge):
By completing three tasks, I have earned a "Gold" in this category. By the end of competition on Saturday I expect to complete at least four, perhaps all five tasks.