Friday, February 29, 2008

Family History Journal - 02/29/08

This Leap Day was often fascinating and fun.

I was on the computer by 8:30 a.m. reading email and blogs via Bloglines. I posted "Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 2." I did a bit of research to answer two queries received via the CVGS query form and then went to the library to look for obituaries. I found one of the three I needed. I had lunch at McDonald's and went for my two mile walk with George at the bayfront. I stopped back at the library for awhile to find the second obituary I needed. Then it was home...

I emailed the two queryists with the information I found, and started looking for children, their spouses and their children in the California records. I found quite a bit and used to find addresses and phone numbers.

I posted the "'Researching slaves in the Family' CVGS Presentation" and then turned the computer over to Linda for awhile after 4 p.m. and I watched the news and read the paper. We went out to dinner at Trophy's in Eastlake for fish and chips. When we got back before 7 p.m., I read email and blogs again and was intrigued by the Sharon Sergeant team project that made the news today. I listened to DearMYRTLE's podcast (excellent!) and posted "Genealogy Research shined today" about Sharon's team's research. Then I read my politics sites and found an excellent series on global warming that I read and saved.

It's 10:20 p.m. now and I haven't done anything useful all day on my own research, but it's been an interesting and fun day (hey - I like watching newspaper microfilm roll by - as long as I don't get motion sickness). Tomorrow is our research trip to the FHC - I need to figure out what I'm going to search for!

Genealogy today was about 6.5 hours - 1.5 hours reading email and blogs on Bloglines, 1.5 hours at the library working on CVGS queries, 1.5 hours blogging, and 2.0 hours researching for the CVGS queries.

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