Friday, June 20, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/20/08

Family history sometimes intervenes on a genealogy day. So it was tonight - a welcome diversion with my brother and his family.

I got up early this morning determined to get to the Family History Center where the "last two" microfilms of the Oneida County Deeds awaited.

I was on the computer by 8:15 a.m., read my email and blogs, and posted the first installment of "Sheri Goes to Samford." I worked a bit more capturing screens from FTB and PAF, then posted "Does any Genealogy software do this? - Post 2A." I was trying to find out how different software prepares an ahnentafel list. At 10 a.m., I gathered my stuff, especially my flash drive, and went off to the FHC with my apple. I read the two films for all Smith entries (using the index in each deed book), and copied one deed from one film to the computer to my flash drive. The other film had the wrong David Smith on it. I worked a bit on the computers, then headed home at 12 noon. I stopped at the Library to dump some books off, and hit McDonald's on the way home. I was home by 1 p.m.

I prepared the post "Software: Making an Ahnentafel List - Post 2B" based on the captured screens for the 3 different software programs, LFT7, RM3, and FTM16. That took awhile because I had to check the keystroke sequence of each program again, and I got some of the images out of order. At 3 p.m., Linda came home and needed to use the computer, so I went in and read the paper and took a short nap. My brother called at 4, and we decided to meet at the Hunter Steakhouse in Mission Valley for dinner. He has a 6-year old girl and a 3-year old boy, and we haven't seen them since last summer since they live near Portland OR. Dinner was great, and we went to the pool of their nearby hotel to swim. Linda and my bro went in with the kids and I sat out talking to his wife. We left at 8:30 p.m. and were home in time to see the Padres rally in the 8th inning to beat the Tigers. I came in at 9:45 p.m. and read my email and blogs, then posted this entry and will go to bed soon.

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour messing with software, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, and 2.0 hours at the FHC in NY deeds.

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