According to Thomas MacEntee's Geneabloggers calendar, today is Change a Light Day. In honor of that day, and because I need to get back to studying for a midterm exam tomorrow in Latin American cultures, I am reprising my posting titled:
HOW MANY GENEALOGISTS DOES IT TAKE TO SCREW IN A LIGHTBULB?
One to screw it in.
One to create the original document describing the event and all the participants in it, tracing the lineage of each one back seven generations.
One to write the source citation for the document, in accordance with Evidence Explained.
One to transcribe the document.
One to abstract the document.
One to index the document.
One to place the document in an archive.
One to write it up in a peer-reviewed journal.
One to write a subsequent article in the same journal, disputing the findings of the first author.
One to digitize the document and upload it to Ancestry.com, Footnote [now Fold3], and FamilySearch.org.
One to blog about the document, the event it describes, its creator, and the participants.
One to write a source guide to the document and all similar documents which describe this event or similar events, or which contain information about the participants in the event, and their families.
One to give a presentation about the event, the original source document, its creator, and the participants and their family lines at the Federation of Genealogy Societies conference.