Friday, May 9, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 05/09/08

This was a special date in the life of our family - I became a father 34 years ago, and have enjoyed the role ever since. I called my daughter this afternoon and sang Happy birthday in my off-key J-flat hoarseness and she laughed - they were at their son's soccer practice. Like father, like daughter!

I was on the computer by 8:30 and read my email and blogs quickly. I posted about "Los Angeles area resources" and the LA Regional FHC web site -great work there. Then it was off to the San Diego FHC for film reading - no good luck finding Russell Smith's parents yet after 4 months of ordering and reading films. I spent some time in the 1851 Canada census collecting ancestral family census images. On the way home, I stopped by the San Diego County Clerk's office and picked up a death certificate for a queryist - it took 10 minutes from the time I left my car to when I got back. Then to the store for a Mom's Day card and some snacks, and home by 1 pm.

After reading email and blogs, I posted about the New Ancestry Search and "Where is Ancestry World Tree?" in the new Ancestry. Linda wanted to use the computer, so I read the paper and watched the news, then came back at 4 pm. but didn't do much - I was sleepy so I took a short nap before we went out for dinner at Black Angus and then to Lamb's Players Theatre for the play "The Voysey Inheritance." We were home by 10:30 and all I've done is read email and write this post.

Genealogy today was only 6.0 hours - 0.5 hours reading email, 0.5 hours reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours at the FHC, 0.5 hours getting the death cert, and 1.0 hour messing around online doing things I don't recall.

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