Friday, February 22, 2008

Family History Journal - 02/22/08

Happy George Birthington's Washday. Is that OS or NS on the calendar? Was he born in 1731 or 1732? If there were a birth record, I think it would say 11 February 1731/2. Then they added 11 days in 1752 to create the current calendar system and we celebrate GBW on 22 February.

I was on the computer by 7:30 a.m. and reading my email and Bloglines. I posted "Letters from home - Post 17" and then dug out all of the letters I have, since I'm running out of previously transcribed material. I found them! I took a break to get ready to go out later. I've been thinking about an issue so I posted "Writing narratives in genealogy software." Then I transcribed the last of the Smith family letters, and wrote up a post for Genea-Musings. I had to go out at 11 a.m. to the pharmacy, Costco and the church office.

I was back on the computer by 12:30 and decided to transcribe the Carringer family letters too. They are all from 1890 to 1898. I transcribed 5 of them, but by 4 p.m. I was tired and Linda needed to use the computer so I watched TV and read the paper. We went out to dinner at Panera Bread at 5:45 and were home by 7 p.m.

Back at the keyboard, I read my email and Bloglines, and remembered I have to edit the CVGS annual report. I did that and sent it to the board for review. I decided to watch videos on roots TV and noticed they had a bunch from the St. George Expo. I posted "RootsTelevision Videos at St. George" so that I had a summary of them. Then I got out all of the notes I've made the last week in the search for distant Vaux/Smith relatives and input the data into my database. It's all in the Vaux database, but I should put it into my Master database too - I have some of them, but not others. Tomorrow.... probably not! Another item for the to-do-sometime list - it's growing longer.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.5 hours reading email and Bloglines, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.0 hour on CVGS work, 2.5 hours transcribing letters, 1.0 hour watching RootsTV, and 1.5 hours inputting data into FTM.

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