Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/12/08

I'm back to my regular "Padres at home" routine, which really cuts into my genealogy time.

I was on the computer by 8 a.m. this morning, read my email and my blogs, and decided to write about the Confederate Amnesty Papers on Footnote.com. I can use the example at the CVGS Research Group on Wednesday. I checked Facebook briefly, then the new databases on Ancestry, and looked at more Footnote databases. I had to leave at 9:40 for the dentist to get a filling replaced. I was home by 11:30 a.m., and tried to eat lunch with a mouth full of numb. Bad idea... I couldn't feel if the food was chewed well enough to swallow or not. So I went to semi-liquid like applesauce and choc pudding.

I worked a bit more capturing Footnote screens for examples, and printed some pages out. Then I spent almost two hours finding and writing up the News of the Month that I send out to the CVGS email list and post on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. I was at a loss for what to write about funny or strange family sayings for the next Carnival, so I wrote about San Diego Slanguage. I read on the WVR blog about WebTree.com being available, so I signed up, uploaded a large tree, captured some screens, saved them as .jpg files, and wrote Checking out Webtree.com - Post 1 (you know that I can't have just one post any more about almost anything - Mr. Prolix here...).

We had dinner out on the patio, and I checked email, blogs and Facebook for awhile before the Padres game came on at 7:05. I watched that (we lost 5-2) and discussed house projects in the process with Linda. After the game, I came back and checked email, blogs and Facebook again, wrote a comment on Sheri's blog (she had no comments so far), and wrote this post. Not much to show for the day except some writing, eh? I've done nothing more on the Genealympics -- gotta get going on that before the grandsons arrive!

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour on Facebook, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours collecting the news, 1.0 hour working on Footnote and 1.0 hour working on WebTree.

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