Thursday, September 4, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/04/08

Happy birthday, brother Stan! Social Security is now yours! Have fun with it.

I had my email and blogs read by 8:30, and I quickly posted about the announcement of collaboration with FGS and the Indexing Project and adding my own spin comments to it, which very few other bloggers did (of course, many are semi-handicapped because they are at the FGC conference!). I wrote my CVGS newsletter articles up and sent them off to the editor. I got an email from saying that my GEDCOM had been uploaded, so I went over to check it out. I'm unimpressed - it's pretty, but functionally useless for me in its present state. Oh well. I may not blog about it more. I need to see if FamilyLink will upload my GEDCOM, and also prepare a GEDCOM for Geni so I can test it too. I checked in on Facebook - to the friends, the Genea-bloggers group, and the Unclaimed Persons group. I finally worked on a case the other day, and others have it almost solved already. It's an interesting one. I'll see if I can work it into a post without infringing on privacy. I read about the Futility Closet blog on The Genealogue, so I found an interesting post there and added it to my blog - A Strange Epitaph, or is it? I read about the Canadian books being added to Ancestry, and blogged about it, linking to John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog in Canadian Books on

Lunch time, and then I was off to the library to do some obituary lookups. I had four to do - all the same surname. I found one in over an hour and a half of searching. It's times like this I wish I was on a commission, instead of a pro bono job. Arrrggghhhhh. I stopped at the bank too, and my ATM card didn't work, so I marched in and asked for a new one. I was home by 2:30 p.m. - not a happy camper! Email, blogs, Facebook, and did a little research for a correspondent. Couldn't find much online either - I'm not doing well today. I made my NFL picks and posted them on Randy's Busy Life - that was fun and improved my mood - hope springs eternal! Time for the newspaper, the TV news, dinner, and the Padres' game, followed by the RNC - we watched McCain's speech and the Padres won 5-2. I read about half of the FGS 2000 syllabus I bought last month at SDGS during the game and speech. Fun - lots of good info in it, dated, but many presentations are ageless. When I came in and read email, blogs and Facebook, I saw that the Carnival of Genealogy was posted, so I blogged about it too. I added five more blogs to my Bloglines of posters to the CoG. Then this post, and I'll go in and read more in the FGS syllabus or my Catherine Coulter mystery book.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs,
0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.5 hours doing CVGS things, 1.0 hour on ItsYourTree, 1.0 hour doing research online, and 1.0 hour reading the FGS 2000 syllabus.

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