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I’ve never been what you would call athletic, or even particularly coordinated. (Case in point — I have a huge bruise on my leg from where I hit it with my computer bag!) So when I saw the announcement of the Summer 2008 Genea-Bloggers Group Games, I thought, “Finally! A summer ‘sporting’ event that I can handle!”

The competition is divided into 5 categories:

  • Go Back and Cite Your Sources!
  • Back Up Your Data!
  • Organize Your Research!
  • Write, Write, Write!
  • Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness!

Considering that I just bought a new computer — yea! I’m a MacBook owner now! — I will definitely be competing in “Back Up Your Data.” I need to make copies of all sorts of files before I begin the transfer to the wonderful world that is Mac.

Along with that, I will likely do something in the “Organize Your Research” event. (Those of you who have seen my office know how funny that statement really is!) Last night, I was looking through photos that I had scanned for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. While the file names are descriptive, there isn’t any in-depth metadata. There are several hundred photos to deal with. Hmmm….  I’m seeing an iPhoto session coming on! :-)

I hope to be able to participate in the “Acts of Kindness” event — after all, genealogy is about sharing.

Watch for my daily posts. Let the games begin!

My GB Summer Games flag. It represents being an American of Scottish and Irish heritage. (The blue in the lower left is from the Union Jack and represent Scotland.)

My GB Summer Games flag. It represents being an American of Scottish and Irish heritage. (The blue in the lower left is from the Union Jack and represent Scotland.)

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