Monday, September 8, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/08/08

This was the first day of my ProGen assignment on Time Management, so I made a time log and entered information in faithfully all day - even the non-genealogy items (but not noting certain personal functions...). Therefore, I have an even better count of the time I spent doing things.

I read my email and blogs, then made my Time log after reading the ProGen blog. I opened OO Impress and FTM 2008 in order to create more screen shots of the Web Search feature. Then I wrote the Using FTM 2008 - Post 24: Web Search III post using the downloaded screen shots. I checked Facebook, new databases on ancestry, and answered two queries via email before having lunch and going to the library.

At the library, we had our table talk - some of it about the Saturday Research trip. I searched for two more obituaries and found them. Gary told me about the new web site format and offered some web site template information. I stopped at the store for groceries and was home by 2:45.

I checked email and blogs, tthen looked for web site templates for awhile, and finally decided to make a GEDCOM to upload to I selected all of my 4th great-grandparents and included all descendants of them in my GEDCOM (3,100 persons, instead of the 20,700 in my database), since can only handle up to 15,000 persons in a database. I saved it and uploaded it to I modified my profile, then wrote Joining the community post. I checked Facebook again, then went in to watch news, read the paper, eat dinner and water the back lawn. At 6:10 p.m. I came back to read email and blogs, then decided to post about Google News Archive Search information - doing the research and then writing it up. I was done after 7, so I went in to watch the Padres game. I was back on the computer at 9:45 p.m., reading email and blogs, then edited two Genea-Musings posts and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours writing and researching blog posts, 0.5 hour working in FTM 2008, 0.5 hour working with, 0.5 hour working in Google News Archive Search, and 2.5 hours on CVGS activities.

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