Saturday, November 24, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/24/07

Today was another "light" genealogy day. We are trying to get ready for Christmas events and have worked on organizing the garage (so I can find the Christmas stuff), setting up the plastic tree (all set up today, needs ornaments, but I found them!); the Christmas card mailing list (done and on labels, envelopes being addressed and stamped as I type) and the Christmas letter (the printing is one half done - I let the pages dry overnight).

9:00 a.m. - Read my email and Bloglines, then went out and worked for two hours in the garage. When I came back in, I went to Ancestry and looked at the Map collection. I found the 1869 map for Windham County CT and looked for my White and Oatley ancestral homes. Henry White's wasn't there, but Jonathan Oatley's was. Eventually, I posted "Finding out exactly where they lived" on Genea-Musings after an hour of research. I took the opportunity to update the census records in my database notes for Henry and Jonathan also. Linda came home and I had other honey-do projects to do.

6:30 p.m. Printed off the Christmas list labels for Linda. Started printing the Christmas letter one side at a time - made about 50 copies of each side. I'll do the other side tomorrow after the ink dries. Hunted through my database looking for a colonial ancestor with an interesting life story and probate record to fill two pages in the Journal. I decided on Job Card (1653-1739) of Charlestown RI. Cut and pasted his biography into the Journal document, edited it, added a line from Job down to Bess Richmond, and now I just have one more page to do, plus editing and embellishing. Finally, I remembered that I needed to post another note, and happened across a TV video on genealogy research on NECN - the post is "Tracing Ancestry with Genealogists." With that, this post, and looking at my stats, I'm done for the night.

Genealogy today - 5 hours, 1.0 blogging, 1.5 hours research, 1.5 hours Journal.

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