Saturday, January 5, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 1/5/08

Today had two major topics of interest - genealogy and football. I watched most of the Seattle-Washington game (except for the 45 minute nap in the first half) and the first half of the Pittsburgh-Jacksonville game, then the last 5 minutes.

I was on the computer by 8 AM, and read my email and Bloglines before posting my Elusive Russell Smith note. I got out my RI probate stuff to see what film I would be reading today - Glocester Probates (1731-1796). I checked my computer files to see which probate records I haven't transcribed yet - I found about 5, so there is work to do - I need to find time to put my nose to that grindstone. I left for the FHC at 9:45, and had the film pages copied to my flash drive by 11:15. Then I went on the computer system, as described in The Full Ancestry at the FHC. I looked for Russell smith's in some CT and RI books, and found two, but they are not the one I'm looking for. I was home by 1 PM.

At half time of the Seattle game, I came into the computer room and saw a picture on the floor, and blogged about it in A Four Generation Picture.

After dinner and at half time of the Pittsburgh game, I came into the Genea-Cave and started working on finding RevWar records for David Smith. There were many of them in the RevWar! The Major from CT is the one who ended up in Oneida county NY, I think, so I concentrated on him. I abstracted data from about 10 books to try to sort them all out.

Genealogy today - a total of 7.5 hours, of which 1.0 hour was reading email and Bloglines, 1.5 hours was blogging, 2.5 hours was researching at the FHC and 2.5 hours was researching on Ancestry for David Smith military records.

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