Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/05/08

Ah, back to genealogy research - all day, all night, ... well, not quite, but more than the last week!

I was up early, and on the computer before 8 a.m. reading my email and blogs. I posted about the Obituary Links Page, then explored it for my Project M. I worked with Randy the contractor for awhile - we put up the new living room blinds and talked about the external paint problems. I updated my Padres post and added some jokes to the Randy's Busy Life blog. I worked on publicity for and posted about the "Discover Your Family History" Seminar on October 18 on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. Before lunch, I worked on the next FTM 2008 session, and posted Using FTM 2008 - Post 12: Charts I. I had lunch (veg beef soup, cookies, choc pudding) and went off to the bank and the library.

I was home by 2 p.m., checked Facebook, and worked more on my Project M for awhile. I made maps of the counties where the families resided for over 100 years. I had to consult with Randy again - he found major termite problems in the eaves in front - drat! At 4 p.m., I went in and watched the Padres game, had dinner, watered the back yard and the front plants, and read more of the ProGen book. At 7:15, I came in and worked on Project M for several hours, finding census records for several family lines back to 1850. There are very few other records for these families, it seems, and the USGenWeb county sites and the Georgia death index are no help at all. Finally, Colleen sent me a press release and a link to a newspaper article about the Unknown Boy on the Titanic, so I posted that on Genea-Musings. Thanks, Colleen!

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour on CVGS activities, and 3.0 hours on Project M.

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