Saturday, February 23, 2008

Family History Journal - 02/23/08

Today was all-genealogy almost all day - cool!

We had breakfast out at Carrows - Linda's swim club meets monthly. We were home before 9 a.m. I got on the computer and read my email and Bloglines, then I posted "Letters from home - Post 18" and "Names for your grandparents" on Genea-Musings. I need to "bank" some posts for the next three days, so I made five posts and will post them while we're at Disneyland. When I was done, it was almost noon, so I took a break for lunch and came right back to the computer.

I got into my genealogy database and into and tried to find some of the "missing" cousins of Della and Austin Carringer. I succeeded a bit, and fleshed out 4 families. The big breakthrough was finding the Stantons in the Boulder Colorado cemetery listings - their genealogy society has done research on all the guests there! Birth, marriage and death dates/places, plus some biographical information. Before I knew it, it was almost 5 p.m., and I'd promised Linda that I would cut the front lawn. I did and then we had dinner and I read the paper.

I was back on the computer at 7 p.m., and answered several emails. We got 3 queries today! Then it was back to finding the distant cousins on Ancestry and WorldConnect and Google. I had a little success. Just as I was about to quit, another email came aksing for help on a man in Portsmouth OH. Huh, I'm Chula Vista CA! I checked Ancestry for census, book and newspaper info and found some and emailed it to my queryist. I may blog about that one next week. I need to post on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog one more item too...and send an email to the CVGS members about the Wednesday program.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 1.5 hours reading and answering email and reading Bloglines, 3.5 hours blogging or writing bank posts, 1.0 hour on CVGS things, and 4.5 hours researching distant cousins.

We leave early Sunday morning for Disneyland to celebrate Lolo's 3rd birthday and enjoy Disneyland with her and her parents and their friends. It should be fun, even if it rains. We'll be back Tuesday so hold the fort here - I'll be back!

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