Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/13/07

This was a fairly productive but ultimately frustrating genealogy day.

8:00 AM: Got started with email and Bloglines, and interrupted by Linda, so I went for a shave and shower. Back before 9, and posted "What is Your Genetic Identity?" on Genea-Musings. I'd been thinking about it for awhile, and after seeing Megan's article I decided to put my oar in the water.

10:00 AM: Took off for the San Diego County clerk's office to get the 3 death certs I promised to correspondents. The visit went real smooth - I got the three in about 40 minutes. While I waited, I played a bit more on the computer system there looking in the death index and the tax assessor records. Then to the Chula Vista library and home.

12 noon: After lunch, I read the Ancestry digital magazine - interesting articles, but not really research oriented. I posted the Table of Contents on Genea-Musings. I figured I had messed around enough without doing something productive, so I went back to my scanning project. I scanned about 10 loose photos and 50 album pages in the next three hours. Somehow I made them JPG and not TIF - drat. Oh well, I'm not going to do it again. There's 50 more pages from that album to go, and a third album too. TV, nap, dinner, read, TV.

6:30 PM: Emailed the two correspondents about the death certificates. When I was ready to put them in an envelope, I noticed that one of them wasn't the right one. I'll have to go back downtown - maybe tomorrow. Posted "Four Steps Forward, One Step Back" about my County Clerk experiences. Tried to crop individual pictures from the collage and album photo pages - damn photo program hung up on me - took forever to get it stopped. Then I was low on virtual memory so I stopped. Frustrated. POed. Went to read and watch TV.

Genealogy time today was 9.0 hours, blogging was 2.0 hours. Scanning was 4 hours.

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