Saturday, February 2, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 02/02/08

This was a different genealogy day - a CVGS road trip and then a lot of census browsing. I read my email at 7:30 AM, then said goodbye to Lolo and her mom at 7:45 (they had just gotten up) and went to my Men's Bible Study breakfast at 8. Then I went to the CV parking garage and picked up my 3 CVGS colleagues, and we went to the San Diego Public Library in downtown SD by 9:45 AM. We stayed there until after 1 PM. I posted about the trip in "Visit to San Diego Public Library today."

When I got home around 2 PM, I read my email and Bloglines. Then I took the Blog Addiction test and tried to put the HTML on my blog with partial success. I puttered around for awhile, but was tired so I went in for a nap.

After dinner, I came back to the computer by 6 PM, and decided to check out the JibJab dance routine that Janice Brown put on her Cow Hampshire blog. It was funny, and I had Linda watch it too. I posted "Genealogy Fun on Saturday Night" to cover the blog addiction and dance video, plus the census stuff I worked on last night. Thinking I'd better do something useful, I decided to chase down Ella S. Stanton from the 1929 Della's Journal Christmas Card list. I knew she was a Carringer-side cousin, but didn't know the relationship. So I chased her from 1930 (Boulder CO) back to 1900 (Boulder CO, with mother Eliza Robinson in the household) and then as a child Sarah E. in Louisa County IA (daughter of Eliza (Carringer) Robinson) in 1880 and 1870. I looked for Eliza's husband's name in 1860, but I couldn't find them as a couple anywhere. I think he was William Robinson but am unsure. Eliza Carringer was a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Feather) Carringer, my 3rd great-grandparents. This is the Feather mitochondrial DNA line so I need to keep looking for female descendants of Ella (Robinson) Stanton! See, there is method to my madness.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 3.5 hours devoted to the CVGS road trip, 1.0 hour reading email and Bloglines, 1.5 hour blogging, and 2.0 hours in the census looking for Ella's ancestry.

I just realized that I've been journaling my genealogy efforts for over three months. My "audience" has grown all the way up to an average of 11 visits a day ... thanks for reading - it was lonely here for awhile. I hit 21 visits on Thursday for some reason.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Randy, loved the dance routine! I have been reading your blogs for a couple of weeks and I can't start my day without them, keep up the great work! You are inspiring!

Melissa Barker

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