Thursday, October 2, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 10/02/08

Why do I have the feeling that I've forgotten something important? What haven't I done that I need to do? Ah yes - burn down the email list. Tomorrow?

Linda was on the computer this morning so long that I grabbed the laptop and read my email until she finished. I should do that more often! After email and blogs, I posted Working with my mtDNA Results - Post 1. I had a call from someone in Long Beach asking about the W family, so I looked up some pages from the W book on WorldVitalRecords for her. I fund her family listed in the "unconnected families" section, with no info on her great-grandfather other than his name. Then it was time to go to the doctor for my physical and lab review - and then the pharmacy. My tests were pretty good, although I've gained 4 pounds. Drugs work! Medicare works for me - the co-pay is lower than before! I was home by noon for lunch.

I watched two videos on RootsTV then wrote Happy 2nd Birthday, RootsTelevision. I worked a bit more on my mtDNA results, then did some research for Project W to see if I can find the missing link - not much luck. I got the SS5 for Project M today - and it gives the wrong surname for his mother! I hate it when that happens. Argghhh. Now what? A death record for her, I think. I took the survey then posted about it at Can doing genealogy research improve family functioning? Then it was time for reading the paper, watching the ball game, eating dinner, watering the front plants, and watching the VP debate.

At 8 p.m., I participated in my ProGen Study Group chat online using Windows Live Messenger - we talked about time management and had a good time - six of us. Then I went for my walk, talked to Linda, did the dishes, checked my email and Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours looking at mtDNA results, 0.5 hour on RootsTV, 1.5 hour on Project W, 1.5 hour on ProGen, and 0.5 hour on Facebook.

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