Monday, June 16, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/16/08

Now, back to my genealogy future...after four days with part of my family future - two darling little girls who own my heart! Tami and her babies left this morning, but not until after Audrey baptized my recliner and the floor rug with, um, you know what. The kid can squirt! I mean #2, not #1. Lolo was wonderful - ate a good breakfast while we watched Playhouse Disney, did puzzles and drew pictures, then cleaned everything up, and gave me a big hug and kiss goodbye.

I was on the computer by 10 a.m., and posted "The Words We Use" after answering the question to the questioner. I spent some time trying to find scales for the lists of words, but found very little. Then I researched and posted "The Ancestry Indexing Project" and signed up for the email notifications. It was lunch time so I ate at home, gathered my stuff and went to the library.

Dearl was all alone at the genealogy table in the library, so we swapped stories for awhile and I stapled some papers together to use as handouts at my Wednesday noontime talk. I left early and was home at 1:15 p.m. in time to see Tiger win the US Open here in San Diego. I worked for several hours editing and adding a bit of humor to my lunchtime talk - it's up to 25 to 30 minutes. Hopefully, it will be interesting. I checked the Facebook page, answered a few emails, and at 5 p.m. went in to watch the news, read the paper, have dinner, and do some chores.

I was back on the computer at 7, and went looking on the NEHGS site for newspapers and databases. This culminated in "Vermont and New Hampshire Databases on" I went looking for New England databases on Ancestry in their Card Catalog and was surprised by how few there were in the VR and Court/Land/Probate sections. Then I browsed through some of the New Jersey databases on Ancestry.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour answering email, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour at the library, 3.0 hours working on my speech, 1.0 hour in NEHGS databases, and 1.5 hours in Ancestry databases.

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