Monday, May 26, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 05/26/08

Today was a real genealogy day - a bit of everything - email, blogging, reading, researching, database entry, etc. Where did the time go? I missed lunch, I think, but made up for it with snacks (apple, choc chip cookies, raisins, tomato).

I was on the computer after 8 a.m. reading my email and blogs. I posted my two Memorial Day posts "Memorial Day - Honoring our Heroes" and "My ancestors who served" (a repeat post). I was intrigued by the web site, so I signed up for free and explored it for an hour or more. I created an updated GEDCOM from my FTM database for uploading to a number of sites. I checked my Seaver database f0r entries on GeneaNet but I didn't see anything that I didn't already have. I went into Ancestry and found that I haven't added much Seaver BMD data as they have added databases, so I spent several hours printing the Ancestry database results and entering data into my Seaver database. This included Texas Births, Marriages and Deaths, Indiana marriages, Michigan deaths, Minnesota deaths, and Oregon deaths.

I stopped at 5 p.m. and went in to watch TV, read the paper and have dinner. I was back on the computer at 7 pm. and posted my first "Wheel of Genealogy Fortune" post and then "US Military Records at Ancestry eBook." I sent an email to my CVGS list about the program on Wednesday. Then I remembered the ProGen study group assignment and read the first chapter assignment. I downloaded and read the NGS Home Study Course outline. Finally, I checked the ProGen and TGF blogs before writing this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 1.0 hour reading and commenting on blogs, 1.0 hour writing blog posts, 1.0 hour investigating GeneaNet, 4.0 hours enriching my Seaver database with BMD data, 0.5 hour doing CVGS things, and 1.0 hour on my ProGen assignment.

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