Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/06/07

This was an interesting day, I made genealogy and family history progress on several fronts.

8:00 AM: Read my email and Bloglines. I decided to watch the AncestryPress Webinar from 11/1/07 and learned a lot from it. I posted about putting pictures in FTM and Ancestry here. Then I posted a summary of the Webinar here. Then it was off to the bank and the doctor.

11:30 AM: I need to start my scanning project today since I promised my cousins a CDROM for Christmas with Aunt Gerry's pictures on it. I got the box of pictures and decided to scan the loose pictures first, one at a time. I created a separate directory for them and put in about 90 pictures as TIF files, trying to title the files with persons, place and year. I'm about 80% done with the loose pictures. Linda needed to use the computer for awhile, so I took my nap and watched TV for awhile. I'm not sure how to proceed with the photo album - I can't take it apart or take the pictures off the pages, so I wrote a post here asking for suggestions on how to deal with it. Then it was dinner time and news time.

6:30 PM: Email and Bloglines. Two people have asked for Seaver information so I investigated that in my database. Will write emails back. A CVGS colleague had trouble finding a marriage in Indiana, so I helped him with that. I decided to try to find out Jessie's surname - she was the wife of Lewis Soule of Salem NH, married about 1922. When I put "Lewis Soule" and "Jessie" into the Ancestry search engine, it gave me some newspaper entries for Lewis' probate filings in 1942, and a link into a Soule surname book. The book had Jessie's full name (Jessie Rebecca Bleakney) and her birth date, which matched the birth date I had for her from the SSDI. Then I found that exact name and birthdate in a OneWorldTree database with several generations of ancestry, submitted by a Bleakney researcher. I spent some time inputting the Bleakney and collateral lines data, plus doing more of the Soule data from the Soule book. I'm going to shut down early and read my book after I check the stats.

Genealogy hours today: 10 hours, of which 1.0 was blogging.

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