I have been working hard on the assignments
- Pedigree chart and family group sheet, fully cited: already handed in
- Vital records: found out this is just to request/acquire a vital record. Easy. Used my request for the death certificate for Anna Olina Seim Dahle.
- census document with citation: done, have to admit that using a MAC makes it easy to clip and insert into a document.
- Critique of two GENWeb sites: done. Did Hardin County, Iowa and Waseca County, MN. Did you know that Iowa requires it’s GenWeb people to post something on a reqular basis or they are removed and replaced?
- Letter of inquiry: completed; This seemed like such a close request to no. 2. I used my request for pension records (under the Freedom of Information Act!) for Jens T. Dahle. Did this right before Thanksgiving. I hope I get the material before Christmas, but I am not confident.
- Identification of a US county history and cited: completed, not submitted
- Take home quiz: done. lots of questions about Soundex. While I know it is important to know when this is applied and what difference it might make, there were far too many questions about how to apply it.
- Bibliography of a variety of sources (15+): completed, not submitted. This was a fun exercise….citing 15 different types of sources.
- Newspaper research: newspaper ordered through Inter-library Loan; PROBLEM! ILL has informed me that the newspaper I requested is not coming. I have to find another newspaper and review/write on it instead. Ouch. I will do that tomorrow. Thank goodness for Chronicling America!
- Annotated chronology: completed. The most difficult part was reducing the information to one page (as requested by the instructor)
- Oral history interview: assignment not yet given, not due until the start of 2nd quarter.
So I need to do the newspaper review and and run one copy for me of all the parts of the assignments. Yeah!
What I have done since the last post: check the cat’s paw where he engaged in a fight with the neighborhood cat last night…..and lost!