Saturday, June 14, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/14/08

This was a decent genealogy day, although I didn't put much time in online.

I was up early, and on the computer by 8 a.m., reading email and blogs. I posted "The 'Unclaimed Persons' Search Group is Thriving." I checked the Facebook group to see what happened overnight - not much! I made a comment there too.

I got ready to go to three genealogy events today - the CVGS Beginner's Class at 10, the FHC for an hour or so, and the SDGS meeting at noon - trying to combine trips to save on gas. I got to the CV Library right after 10, and the class was just sitting down. I talked to the instructor for a minute or two, and then gave a brief welcome and "this is going to be good for you" speech. Bernice planned on up to 7 attendees, and 11 filed into the room. She didn't have enough of the syllabus, so I took one and went down to the UPS Store and made more copies. I was back to the class by 11:20 a.m. and handed them over , then left for the SDGS meeting (so I didn't go to the FHC, oh well!).

At the SDGS meeting, Mary Card gave her talk on Railroads, and after the break Patti Curran talked about growing up with a railroading dad. Interesting. After the meeting, I talked to Marna and Peter about things they are doing and agreed to help with one event (the other is when we are going cruising!). I was home by 3 p.m.

Audrey had a hard day with little sleep and lots of fussing. While she was feeding, I quickly posted "2nd Edition of 'Smile for the Camera' is all about Belles and Beaus" and then took over for almost two hours of Audrey. She finally fell asleep at 5:45 on Linda, and we gathered everything up and went to Lolita's for dinner. Audrey woke up and entertained some of our fellow diners practicing her smile and wave. We were home by 7 p.m. and watched the Padres beat the Indians 8-3 in 10 innings. Audrey was still awake, and despite our best efforts to get her to go to sleep she lasted until 10 p.m. I brought her in and read old Seaver newspaper articles for awhile. I got diaper duty and projectile barf duty, but didn't volunteer for bath duty in the sink.

Genealogy today was about 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour writing blog posts, 1.5 hour on CVGS activities, 2.5 hours at the SDGS meeting, and 1.0 hour at most searching for newspaper articles. And about 4.0 hours with Audrey...definitely family history!

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