Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/17/08

This was a fairly full genealogy day - I stayed home and worked on a number of projects and blogged a lot.

I was on the computer by 9 a.m. and read my email and blogs, then posted "The Carringer Family Letter Collection (1890 to 1900)" so that I can find these posts for future reference. I spent some time searching the mailing list archives on Rootsweb and wrote a blog about it here. I tried to answer some of my piled up email, and found the Kentucky Land Office Records information from Susi, so I posted it on both Genea-Musings and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. Susi also sent the link to the Pennsylvania Historial Records Access site, so I posted that also. I realized that I had not input all of the Seaver data from the Texas Death Certificates and Michigan Death Index on LDS Record Search into my database, so I did that for about two hours. It was Padres game time at 4, so I watched the game (we lost 7-0 to the Yankees), read the paper, ate dinner, and took out the trash.

The Buick Heritage Sweepstakes prizes came via UPS today, so I opened them and started to read the Finding Oprah's Roots book during the game. At 7 p.m., I came in again and read my email and blogs, and posted about the Sweepstakes win in "I'm 1 in 1,000!" I checked in on Ancestry and Facebook, answered more email, and then saw Becky's post about Miriam's video, so I wrote "Miriam Is A Google Book Video Star!" I love it when my colleagues get publicity! That's enough for tonight, I'm tuckered out from all that blogging and reading.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours in the Texas and Michigan Death records, 1.0 hour in the Rootsweb Archives, 1.0 hour looking in the KY Land stuff, and 0.5 hour rooting around in Ancestry and taking their survey.

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