Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 03/12/08

The day started with email reading at 8:30 a.m. and blog reading using Bloglines. I posted "WDYTYA Coming to NBC in USA" on Genea-Musings. I printed off some forms and two of my Beginner's Guides, plus my Genealogy News for March, and gathered up my Legacy and FTM charts and got ready to go to the CVGS Research Group meeting.

After lunch at home, I went to the post office box to get the mail, then to the library for the 12 noon meeting. We had 14 there, including 5 recent new members, so we took some time with introductions and explanations. I left after 2 and was home by 2:30 p.m. I quickly sent the Genealogy News for March to the email list, then posted it on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog here. I also posted the Research Group summary on both the Cafe and Genea-Musings. I post it both places because Genea-Musings has more readers than the Cafe and perhaps other researchers will have comments or offer to help. Linda came home about then, so I removed to the family room and watched Fox News then took a nap before dinner.

After dinner, I was back on the computer at 6:30 p.m. I read email and blogs, and then went searching for two images for my 5 April presentation. I also made a Oneida County NY deed index for David and Russell Smith and will use that in my presentation too. I spent several hours trying to find data for our new member Charlotte in the MA Vital Records on the NEHGR site I finally found them - they spelled the name different and collected birth records of 5 children, death records of the father and one child, and the parents' marriage record. I looked for the next generation back without much luck. I saved all of them as JPG files off the NEA site and will email them to Charlotte tomorrow. She will do a happy dance, I think! Then I checked for more census records, but I didn't find many for these people - their parents came from Ireland to New Brunswick and the kids came to Boston I think in the 1860-1880 time frame. That was fun!

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 1.0 hour reading and writing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours blogging, 3.5 hours on the CVGS meeting, 1.0 hour on my presentation and 2.0 hours researching in the MA vital records and census.

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