Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 03-25-08

I stayed home today, but had some household chores to do - like finish the taxes (we get to pay lots more...) and mow the front lawn (I fertilized a month ago, and now it's too long after one week).

I was on the computer after 8 a.m., and read my email. I had a response to my John McCain post on the APG list and took some time to respond to it. Then I read my Bloglines and decided to post the last Carringer family letter already transcribed on Genea-Musings. I did a little more research on Alexa.com and posted "5 Year Statistics for Ancestry.com Traffic." It should garner some interest! I played with Alexa, Quantcast and Compete a little longer, then decided to finish the taxes. I use Turbotax and had entered all of the data two weeks ago. I checked everything out and printed out one copy to send to the IRS and Cal FTB. I rewarded myself with lunch - baloney, cookies, pudding.

I read my email and Bloglines again, and posted "Christine Rose Seminar in Carlsbad CA on Saturday March 29" on Genea-Musings. I answered several emails and did some searching for the Kemp data I posted earlier - without luck. I did find the list of people in a photograph I was searching for, however! I sent the Elusive ancestor form out to the CVGS list for people to use at the seminar. I checked out the newest Ancestry databases and the Rootsweb databases. Then I bought the Professional Genealogy book online and made a hotel reservation for this weekend (to celebrate our anniversary). Linda came home and needed the computer, so I read the paper and watched TV, then went out front and mowed the lawn. Dinner time.

After dinner, I was on the computer at 6:30 p.m. and read everything one more time. I worked two hours on my April 5 presentation, adding the final touches - only 65 slides for a 75 minute presentation (BG). I'll have to talk fast, I guess! No questions. Then this post, and I'm done for the night - I have an overdue library book and need to finish it!

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 1.0 hour reading/writing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours blogging, 0.5 hour working on CVGS things, 1.0 hour doing research and 2.0 hours on my presentation.

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