Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/03/08

I feel like I did a lot of work but didn't accomplish much at all. Oh well.

I was reading email and blogs at 8 a.m. and posted "Where I've Been!" in the morning after updating my maps on the site. Megan made me a Facebook "friend" so I puttered there for awhile - I'm also a "friend" of my cousin in NH and I looked through her photo albums to see what she's been up to. I got ready to go to the FHC, and left at 10 a.m.

At the FHC, I quickly found the deed I missed last week - I misread the deed index - fortunately I had an image of the index and could look again - the microfilm was sent back months ago. I captured the deed images, transferred them to my flash drive, and went and ordered two more deed films. Then I checked the FHC computers again - the Footnote Viewer was still not installed, so I asked about it. The FHC fellow downloaded the latest Adobe Flash Player to the computer I was on, and the one next to it, and I was happy. I found my Joseph Champlin RevWar Pension File, but the images take several minutes to load and save to my flash drive, I gave up. I was home before noon.

I had some lunch, then checked email and blogs, and wrote "Working with Family Tree Builder 2.0 - Post 2." Then I wrote my CVGS newsletter articles and sent them off via email, and I checked Jean Hibben's web site to see what programs I will recommend to the Board tomorrow. I emailed Jean and got an answer back tonight. Linda came home, and I went in to read the paper, watch the news, and doze a bit before dinner. We ate, and the lady from the Windows place came and gave us a two hour presentation and demonstration. I went in to watch the Padres game when Linda started swapping stories with her. The Padres game wasn't over until 10:30, and I checked email and blogs, and wrote up "Tom Kemp's Genealogy History and GenealogyBank primer."

Genealogy today was about 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blogs, 1.5 hours at the FHC, 1.0 hour working with FTB, 1.5 hours doing CVGS tasks, and 0.5 hour in Facebook. What useful did I accomplish? I guess time will tell!

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