Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Family History Journal - 02/19/08

I am almost back to "normal" in my genealogy and family history life. We struggled to get Lori and the boys off to the airport today - they got hung up trying to use the webcam with the boys dad in Iraq - we had video but no audio - very frustrating! Then it was hurry to find everything (toys, shoes, clothes, bathroom stuff, food), pack up, have a cereal lunch, and run to the airport. The boys were good all morning, though, which helped. On my way back from the airport, I stopped at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego to take some gravesite pictures for a queryist.

I finally got on the computer after 1 p.m., and read my email and Bloglines quickly. Then I posted "Letters from home - Post 14" and " 'Discovering Family History' Magazine Debuts" after downloading and reading the magazine. I posted on Randy's Busy Life for about an hour, then answered some emails, and came back and posted "Another WVR Survey" on Genea-Musings. I wanted to test out Windows Live Messenger for the TGF study group, so I IMed with Amy for awhile - it's easy to do, but I hadn't done it, and worked out some quirks.

After dinner, I was back on at 7:30 p.m., and decided to browse through Ancestry's Stories and Publications for some of my Samuel Vaux descendants. I found some newspaper articles that added several spouses names and some death dates. I looked up and it was almost 10 p.m. That was fun! I've waited five nights to do that!

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 1.0 hour reading email and Bloglines, 1.5 hours blogging, 0.5 hour reading DFH, 0.5 hour IMing, 0.5 hour at the cemetery, and 2.0 hours browsing through Ancestry.

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