Monday, June 9, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/09/08

Pretty much all day long genealogy almost non-stop...except for when I had to do things around the house.

I was on the computer by 7:30 reading my email and blogs. I did the research and then posted "Differences in Search Results." Hopefully, Ancestry will read it and get the message. I uploaded my GEDCOM to TMG 7 and worked in the program for awhile. It's not as intuitive as the others. I had to search for my notes for a long time. I see a long learning curve on this one.

Before lunch, I worked a bit in all of the bedrooms, clearing the packratitis so that the windows could be approached for measuring. In the process, I boxed up quite a bit of stuff and put it in the garage for now. I left quite a bit on our bed for my wife to sort through. I found several missing items too! The guy came at 2 p.m. to measure the windows for the new ones. I won't have to move much more than what I did today, so that's good!

I was back on the computer at 2:30, and read email and blogs, then poked around in the RI cemetery transcriptions - and decided to post about it in "Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project." At 4 p.m., I was sleepy so I went in and read the paper, watched the news, took a brief nap, and had dinner.

After dinner, I wrote an email for the CVGS meet on Wednesday, and then I started writing my speech for 18 June to a Women's Club in Bonita. I've been thinking about it and practicing parts of it for a week's 6 pages single spaced - 2,400 words - hopefully less than 30 minutes. After that, I poked around in the Philadelphia marriage indexes on FamilySearch Record Search, looking for my colleague's John Robinson Hall. He didn't marry in Philly up through 1946! I went for a walk around the block to cool off, and came in to write this post.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour doing CVGS business on email, 1.5 hour writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in TMG7, 2.0 hours writing my talk, 0.5 hour working in RI cemeteries, and 1.0 hour doing research in Philly marriages.

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