Monday, November 17, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 11/17/08

I was back on the genealogy bandwagon today, but didn't really get a lot done in terms of advancing my research.

After reading email and blogs, I posted Test Drive of Family Historian 3.1 - Post 2. I went looking for genealogy source citation templates for my database before I realized I didn't need them in my software, but I wrote Genealogy Source Citation Templates so that my time was not wasted. It was time for lunch, so I had leftovers from Black Angus (potato skins), and then went off to the library for Table Talk with John and Dearl.

At the library, I read the Everton's Helper magazine for awhile, then got the Spanish-Mexican Families book and indexed almost 100 pages of heads of families. We left at 2 p.m. and I was home in time to find Linda doing email, so I went in and took a short nap. When I awoke, I was back on the computer and checked email, blogs and Facebook. Thomas had found, so I wrote Genea-Musings is written by an ISTP. Yep, that's me, unless I'm an ESTP like on Geneaholic. My daughter called and said that my grandson needs a family tree done - I said "how many generations do you want?" She said five is enough, he's only five. I spent some time in FTM16 bringing in data from two other trees (his dad's and my wife's) into my master tree database. Then I made some trees using the Chart functions. It was TV time and dinner time.

After dinner, I was back on the computer by 7:30, and after reading everything I worked on my source citations. I decided that I'd better make them as perfect as possible, so I got out the Mills' Evidence! book and then found the books using Google to get the source information, which I put into the FTM16 source form. I did maybe 20 books this way, and managed to download about 10 of them from Google Books. At 9:30, I was tired of that, so I went looking for the NGSQ article for the TGSG group - and NGS doesn't have it online and I don't have it on my bookshelf. Uh-oh - another library trip! Then I wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours at the library, 1.0 hour doing a chart for my grandsons homework, 2.0 hours working on sources and downloading books, and 0.5 hour looking for the NGSQ article.

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