Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/13/08

This was a typical summer genealogy day - blogging, CVGS, Padres and not much else.

I was reading email and blogs by 8:30 a.m., and posted about the CGSSD meeting on Saturday about I opened FTM 2008 and checked the screen shots, then posted Using FTM 2008 - Post 16: Person Reports. I had to check Facebook and make a pithy comment about my activities - I don't remember what it was, though! I printed off the News email and gathered my show-and-tell items (some footnote database examples, the latest Discovering Family History magazine, and my FTM 2008 pedigree charts) and left at 11:15 for McDonald's, then the post office box, and finally the library.

The library doors opened at 12 noon, and we had 8 at our Research Group (many are on summer vacations - good, there will be some fine reports next month!). We had a good discussion of what people did the last month, but nobody took my suggestion of committing to doing something specific in the next month. Oh well. After the meeting, I spent an hour transcribing names and page numbers from a Spanish/Mexican/Californio book on the Family Research shelf. I got through 155 pages. The book has an every name index, but no names in the Table of Contents. I was home by 3 p.m.

I quickly posted my weekly Family Photograph about Georgianna Kemp Auble. I sent the email with the Genealogy News to my CVGS email list, then posted a query response on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, the Genealogy News Summary for August, and the Research Group Report. I knew it was time for a nap because I dozed off reading my political forum. I went in and read the paper, watched the news, and took a nap. The neighbor came and rang the doorbell, and woke me up. I watched the news some more and we had dinner around 6 p.m. I read my email and blogs and did a lookup on Footnote at 6:30, then downloaded about 20 pages of a RevWar Pension file for William Seaver before the Padres game came on at 7. During the game, I read some of my Catherine Coulter mystery, some of Hank Jones Psychic Roots, and helped Linda with her sorting and pitching (I wish!) operation while watching my Padres lose 7-1 to the Brewers. After the game, I came back to read email,. blogs and write this post. I'll go check Facebook too. Still no update on my Genealympics events - I think I wandered off into no-genie land and can't find my way back.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 0.5 hour on Footnote, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on CVGS activities, 1.0 hour transcribing from the book.

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