Saturday, October 11, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 10/11/08

I got up about the same time that Lolo did, and we had breakfast together and watched the Disney Channel. She was ready to go out with Linda at 9:30 for the Disney on Ice show - they went with Lolo's friend Abbie and her mom. That gave me several hours of free time - what do you think I did with it?

After reading email and blogs, I posted Using - Post 3 and did a bit more exploring in I see that Jean-Yves has written several comments trying to help me understand some of the inner workings, which I greatly appreciate! I decided to work in my genealogy database. I found that my family data was pretty sparse for my Putman line (which includes my matrilineal ancestor, Sarah Martin (?)). I found Mark Putman's web site, and added some spouses names and some notes to my database based on Mark's information. I spent quite a bit of time thinking through the spouse of David Janse Putman, was she Elizabeth Beekman or Helena Van Gelder, or both, or neither? What was her maiden name? I looked for Beekman and Van Gelder data on Rootsweb WorldConnect and came away more confused than ever.

Fortunately, Linda and Lolo came home at 2 pm. and broke up my little mystery problem, and I took a nap before we had to drive Lolo up to Temecula. We left at 4, got there just after 5, had dinner with Tami at the Hungry Hunter and celebrated my birthday and Tami's birthday early - you should have seen Lolo go after the cake! We left just after 7, and were home by 8, and I watched the SDSU-Air Force game and the Red Sox-Rays game while reading the paper and my mystery book. Finally, at 9:30, I came in and read email, blogs and Facebook, and wrote Digging in the Putman Garden of Genealogical Mysteries. Then this post, and I'm off to bed.

Genealogy today was 5.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts and 2.5 hours working on the Putman mysteries.

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