Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/03/08

A typical genealogy day for me - some reading, some blogging, a meeting, more reading and blogging, a chat and a wrapup post. No real research, no real challenge.

After reading email and blogs, I posted Family Photographs - Post 21: Young Lyle - a picture of my grandfather as a boy. After cleaning up and checking Facebook, I posted Using FamilyTreeMaker 2008 - Post 23: Web Search II about merging data from the web into my database. Hopefully, people are reading these posts and understanding them. I gathered my CVGS materials and left at 11:15 for McDonald's (lunch), the Post Office (mail box) and the library. The CVGS Board meeting was at 12 noon, and I was home by 2:30 after stopping at the bank and the gas station.

I read blogs, email and Facebook, and sent some emails to CVGS members about my FTM 2008 post series, hoping to strike some interest. I brought up the LDS Labs Record Search site and posted LDS FamilySearch Labs - Vital Records Databases. I went in to read the paper, watch the news and have dinner, then checked my readiness for the ProGen chat at 8 p.m. I watched the RNC from 7 to 8, seeing Rudy and Sarah's speeches. At 8, the chat began and we went at it for almost 75 minutes on Contracts and Fees, with lots of advice and commentary added. After the chat, I went in and watched the end of the Padres game, washed the dishes, took my walk, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.5 hours on CVGS activities, and 2.0 hours on the ProGen chat.

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