Friday, September 5, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/05/08

I was on the computer early reading my email and blogs, and noticed that The Ancestry Insider had posted more information about the Ancestry Indexing Project, so I posted about it again, with commentary. I checked Facebook, Ancestry's new databases and WorldVitalRecords new databases, then posted about LDS FamilySearch Labs Other Records. I posted the Q-S surnames in the Spanish-Mexican Families book, and the Stein Farm celebration of Grandparents Day on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

I left at 11 a.m. for Costco for lunch, to check out the new electronics (hey, my birthday is coming), and went for my bayfront walk with George. I was home by 12:45 p.m., but the electricity was out. I grabbed my digital camera, selected some of my family heirlooms and took some pictures of them near the window. I'll upload them sometime soon. The lights came on at 1:20, but I no sooner got the computer on and answered an email or two, they went off again at 1:30 until 1:50. I went outside and read the paper and finally came in at 2 p.m. and turned the computer on again.

After checking email and blogs, I decided to upload a database to to see what it looks like. It uploaded easily, and I explored the site for about an hour. I may do a review of it. I got out the NGSQ and NEHGR volumes for the last year and added books to my "wish list" in an MSWord file, then printed the wish list out so I can take it to Carlsbad on Saturday. At 5 p.m., I went in and watched the news and finished the paper. We went to a wedding after-rehearsal dinner at a friend's house and had a good time. We were home by 8:30, just in time to see the Padres lose 3-2 in the 11th inning. I printed several genealogy reports for Carlsbad, wrote Off to Carlsbad Library on Saturday, then checked Facebook, wrote this post, and I'm done for the night. I'm going to backup my files to the external hard drive tonight.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour on GeneaNet, 1.5 hours preparing for Carlsbad, and 0.5 hour in databases.

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