Sunday, March 23, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 03/23/08

It's been a long week - I've posted some summaries on Randy's Busy Life blog at for those interested in my family matters.

I was able to read my email, read Bloglines and post one or two previously prepared blog posts each day. My daughter got the tablet Windows computer fixed, so at least I wasn't fighting the MacBook keyboard and browser. I can't connect my laptop to their network. Other than posting and reading, I did no genealogy work until today at the airport where I reviewed my 5 April presentation on the laptop and tried to see how it flowed - it sucks... I need to move things around and add even more charts.

I arrived in San Diego at 1:30, Linda picked me up and we went to Hob Nob Hill for a late lunch. We were home by 3:45 p.m. I unpacked, finally found my keys, and lurched to the computer. My goal today was to read everything, make a list of things to do and blog about, and post the Best of the Genea-Blogs for the week. Unfortunately, I hadn't written anything down while at my daughter's, so I had to hunt for the posts I thought I remembered. The one thing that struck my fancy was the John McCain genealogy story - that he is related to Robert the Bruce and Charlemagne. As someone said, aren't we all? I Googled a bit, read the newspaper article, found some web sites and wrote my post "John McCain's family link to Robert the Bruce." There - that should get some knickers twisted!

Genealogy today was all of 5.0 hours - 0.5 hour to read email, 0.5 hour to read Bloglines, 1.0 hour reviewing my presentation, and 3.0 hours blogging happily away!

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