Thursday, March 13, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 03/13/08

I accomplished nothing significant today in genealogy terms, mainly because Lolo and her mom came to visit and I enjoyed five hours of Lolo-centric activities. We watched TV eating crackers, she played on the floor while I napped, we went out to dinner, we watched the Peter Pan movie when we got home, she got me all wet while taking her bath, we hugged and tickled and played a lot - isn't making family history great fun? I think so!!

Then I got a bonus tonight - Logan and Lucas and their mom called and we talked for about 20 minutes - I'm going up there next week, so it was fun to talk to them - I can't understand anything Logan says, but he tries so hard - he's just 2. Lucas talks a mile a minute and I have to slow him down sometimes - he's 4 and a half.

After reading my email and blogs this morning, I posted my biography/musing about Abigail A. (Vaux) Smith, my great-great-grandmother who lived in an interesting and full life. I wrote this for the upcoming Carnival about Women in my ancestry. That took me right up to lunch time - I ran down to McDonald's for my weekly McNuggets and choc chip cookies, then picked my friend George up for our two mile walk on the bayfront - it was about 70 F and clear, a beautiful March day! I was home by 1 p.m., and gathered some material together in my "to-do" file and input it into my Seaver database. In the process, I found more to do but didn't have time to do it. Then I posted "I Love conference Syllabi" and Lolo came before 3 to brighten the rest of my day and night.

Tonight, after she went to bed, I spent about an hour reading email and blogs and then found six entries in the NEHGS database for Massachusetts VR for a friend. The blogs and mailing lists are full of the news about Rootsweb being taken into the domain names - I think the concern is warranted, but panic and doom and gloom worrying about it is not. As long as Ancestry keeps their promise to keep Rootsweb and other free web sites FREE to everyone, I don't see a problem. Just my $.02.

Genealogy today was only 5.0 hours - 1.0 hour reading and answering emails, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.0 hour in my Seaver database and 1.0 hour finding Mass VRs on the NEHGS site.

No comments: