Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 03/26/08

This was a busy day for genealogy. I was on the computer by 8:30 a.m. and quickly made my CVGS meeting agenda program and the speaker certificate. I read my email and Bloglines, then researched and wrote "Commercial Genealogy Site Statistics" on Genea-Musings. I gathered all of my papers for the CVGS meeting and went off to the UPS Store to make copies of the agenda and help John with the April flyers. We were done by 11 a.m., so I went to the post office and got the CVGS mail, went by the bank, then went to the library and got the conference room and auditorium doors opened for us. Dearl came soon after and set everything up.

The library doors opened at 12 noon, and the CVGS flock came into the conference room, signed in, picked up handouts, bought a drawing ticket and adjourned to the auditorium. The meeting started at 10:20, and at 10:45 Connie introduced our speaker, June Hanson, who spoke for an hour on "English Research." After the meeting, I was home by 2:40 p.m.

I read email and Bloglines, and noticed that Thomas MacEntee had tried the American Accent test so I did too and posted about it here. Then I wrote up the CVGS meeting summary and posted it on both the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog and on Genea-Musings. I did some chores, watched TV and we had dinner.

I was back on the computer at 7 p.m., and after reading email and Bloglines I made a few changes to my seminar presentation, and deleted two slides, and pronounced it "ready to go." I'll review it several more times and practice a bit. Then I typed up four Elusive Ancestor forms from our members for the seminar and sent them to the members for review and editing. I did a little research in Ancestry looking for one of the elusives - I couldn't resist! I found the 1880 census record already in hand, but none other. It's still a mystery! Lastly, I wrote this post and will go try to finish my overdue book while watching the news.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 1.0 hour reading email, 1.0 hour reading Bloglines, 1.5 hours blogging, and 5.0 hours doing CVGS work.

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