Becky over at kinexxions played along with the 99 Things Meme and she struck upon a great idea: why isn't there a 99 Things Meme geared more towards genealogy and family history?
Becky starts us of with this list:
1. Belong to a genealogical society.
2. Researched records onsite at a court house.
3. Transcribed records.
4. Uploaded tombstone pictures to Find-A-Grave.
5. Documented ancestors for four generations (self, parents, grandparents,
6. Joined Facebook.
7. Cleaned up a run-down cemetery.
8. Joined the Genea-Bloggers Group.
9. Attended a genealogy conference.
10. Lectured at a genealogy conference.
11. Spoke on a genealogy topic at a local genealogy society.
12. Been the editor of a genealogy society newsletter.
13. Contributed to a genealogy society publication.
14. Served on the board or as an officer of a genealogy society.
15. Got lost on the way to a cemetery.
16. Talked to dead ancestors.
17. Researched outside the state in which I live.
18. Knocked on the door of an ancestral home and visited with the current occupants.
19. Cold called a distant relative.
20. Posted messages on a surname message board.
21. Uploaded a gedcom file to the internet.
22. Googled my name.
23. Performed a random act of genealogical kindness.
24. Researched a non-related family, just for the fun of it.
25. Have been paid to do genealogical research.
26. Earn a living (majority of income) from genealogical research.
27. Wrote a letter (or email) to a previously unknown relative.
28. Contributed to one of the genealogy carnivals.
29. Responded to messages on a message board.
30. Was injured while on a genealogy excursion.
So here are my contributions (not numbered) and perhaps Becky will include them and then publish a 99 Genealogy Things Meme in the near future!
Participated in a genealogy meme
Created family history gift items (calendars, cookbooks, etc.)
Performed a lookup
Took a genealogy seminar cruise
Convinced a relative must have arrived here from outer space
Found a disturbing family secret
Told others about that disturbing family secret
Combined genealogy with crafts (family picture quilt, scrapbooking)
Think genealogy is a passion not a hobby
Assisted finding next of kin for a deceased person (Unclaimed Persons)
Taught someone else how to find their roots
Lost valuable genealogy data due to a computer crash or hard drive failure
Been overwhelmed by available genealogy technology