Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Genea-journal - 10/29/07

I thought I would try a genealogy journal just to see how much time I spend on genealogy research.

Monday, October 29, 2007 (warm, high clouds, still):

8:00 AM: Read my email, checked Bloglines, wrote a post " 'Mastering Family Search' Videos" on Genea-Musings. Got my stuff together for the CVGS meeting. Programs, speaker handouts, syllabus copies, poster boards, sign, all set. Go to post office, then library. Enter auditorium early, put stuff out, wait for everybody else.

10:00 AM: Library doors open, speaker there - good. Uh-oh - the projector didn't make it, Gary goes to get it. Meet and greet while sign-ins occur. Start the meeting in the auditorium, go through agenda, no surprises. Gary comes with projector - hooks it up quickly, everything works. Speaker starts presentation - a good one!

12 noon: Speaker ends, we ask for questions. Thank you, here's certificate, clap-clap. Have some snacks, then go to lunch with speaker and 4 board members at Marie Callender's. We had a great conversation.

2:30 PM: Go Home. Post "Della's Journal - Week 44" on Genea-Musings. Hey, I printed off all of that Lewis and LaTourette surname material - I should put it into FamilyTreeMaker. I do that - including notes from old books found on Ancestry. The Lewis data in a WorldConnect database looks very good. I should check the LDS databases and see if the names/dates/places are in original records for NYC, Long Island and Staten Island. Nope - some are in LDS submitted family group sheets and sealings, but not in town records. There are birth and christening dates for some - probably taken from Bible records - I wonder where they are? Printed film notes for some sources. 5 PM - Dinner time.

7:00 PM: Wrote post on Genea-Musings for the "Digging Up the Un-Dead" program today. Check my email again, and Bloglines for posts. What now? Work on finding Hallowe'en oriented names in the WorldConnect databases. Didn't I do this last year? Yep - add to it, make it look like a new post. Posted on Genea-Musings "Hallowe'en Names." Go watch TV and read my book.

10:00 PM: Check my email and Bloglines, then check blog statistics and go do the dishes. 10:30 PM - Yawn.

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