Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A typical genealogy day

Today was pretty much the kind of genealogy day I really enjoy. I stayed home after minor scalp surgery on Tuesday (had a basal cell carcinoma removed - have a 1 inch stitched cut at my RH crown - a big bandage, no pain), so I was on the computer from about 8 AM to 4 PM.

After email and reading the blogs, I posted two blogs on Genea-Musings about my online wish list and the effect of online databases on the future of genealogy. Then I found a Boston 1775 post really interesting so I posted about that also.

After lunch, I transcribed the will and other probate records of Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingstown RI, which names my ancestor, his daughter Amy (Champlin) Oatley. I even calculated the shares given to his children in his will - Amy was supposed to receive about $396. I thought that was pretty interesting, so I put all of the records into a Genea-Musings blog post.

Then it was off looking for two Seaver database items in order to answer email queries. I found them both, and created genealogy reports to send off attached to my replies. I even spent some time later looking for the elusive parents of one of the wives in the 1880 and 1900 census.

Linda came home, and I took a short nap while she worked on her email and read the paper during the evening news. After dinner, I watched the Padres beat the Giants, 4-0, and read almost 100 pages in my John Lescroart crime/mystery novel. During baseball season, I watch the game and read books or magazines - sometimes crime, or politics, or genealogy.

So - it was a pretty well-balanced day, don't you think? Only 8 genealogy hours, with a good transcription completed and entered into the database, 4 genealogy blog posts, and some email queries satisfied. I won't have as much time on Thursday - we are off to the SD Zoo Wild Animal Park in Escondido to go on a Wildlife Safari amongst the rhinos, gazelles and giraffes - it was a Christmas gift from the kids.

1 comment:

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Sounds like a pretty good day. Have a great day on Thursday too :) Take care.