Friday, September 12, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/12/08

This was going to be a full genealogy day, but life intervened.

I had to take care of Lolo until 9:45 a.m., when she went off with her friend's father. I quickly checked email and read blogs before my contractor came to work, and then posted about Anne (Dudley) Bradstreet - one of my great-great-ancestors. I had several phone calls, including one from my friend Ed who is looking for information on his father. I went through several people-finder web sites and got addresses and phone numbers for likely half-siblings of Ed. I also found several more obituaries and a wedding announcement of probable family members using Google News Archive Search. After lunch, I posted about the CVGS Research Group meeting on Wednesday. At the Research Group meeting, Bob T asked about resources for Hungary, so I found some for him and emailed them to him.

Then I had to go off to the bank, the library, and Home Depot to buy more stuff for the back bedroom refurbishment, plus new closet doors for the master bedroom. I didn't get back until after 4:30. Linda and I left for dinner at 5:30 and got home at 7:15. While I watched the Padres game, I printed off about 60 copies of the October seminar flyer to pass out on Saturday at the SDGS meeting. Finally, at 9:45 p.m., I came back and read email and blogs, checked in on Facebook, and wrote I need advice... the best way to contact living relatives. Then this post, and I'm done for the night.

Genealogy today was 5.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour writing blog posts, 2.0 hours searching for Ed's half-siblings, 0.5 hour on Facebook, and 0.5 hour looking for information for my CVGS colleague.

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