Monday, October 20, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 10/20/08

This was almost the perfect genealogy day! The only thing that would have improved it would have been going to the FHC and finding my elusive Russell Smith's parents in a record in Oneida County NY. Alas, I didn't even go. But I was pretty busy, to wit:

After reading email and blogs, I posted Are Bloglines problems fixed? I think so. I checked Facebook, then emailed my SDGS presentation handout to the program coordinator. I read the WVR blog post, checked Facebook, and in frustration wrote We're Related - when will it be useful? I seem to be asking a lot of questions recently! I created the South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit blog and wrote a welcome post. I'm going to wait until I return to do some actual work on this blog - by then maybe I'll have lots of good examples to follow! It was time for lunch and to go to the library. We had 4 at the Table Talk, and covered a lot of experiences - the seminar, Dearl's reunion, my Project M, and lots more. I was home by 2:30.

When I got home, I checked email, blogs and Facebook, and did some looking for San Diego County cemetery data. I wrote two future blog posts for the time we're on vacation. I called my friend Ed and told him about our contact from the message board who sent some family pictures, and he was excited. I posted about Project M Progress! It was time for dinner, so I went in and watched TV news, read the paper, ate, and watched the football game for awhile.

At about 7 p.m., I came in and started copying recent desktop computer files to the flash drive, and then from the flash drive to the laptop. I remembered that I need some elusive ancestor stories for the cruise one-on-ones, so I found some and printed them out, then created more reports and printed them out too. I have about 40 pages of narrative to take along - that should be enough for three consultations? Then I updated Keeping Up with the Taggers - Post 3 with the latest additions, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 4.0 hours blogging, 2.0 hours on CVGS activities, 2.0 hours transferring data to the laptop, 1.0 hour printing elusive ancestor reports, 0.5 hour on Facebook, and 0.5 hour on Project M.

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