Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 11/18/08

It was a day different from most genealogy days, except I didn't really advance my research, which made it like most genealogy days! Oh well.

After reading email and blogs, and checking in on Facebook, I posted My Grandson made my day... on Genea-Musings. We should all be so lucky, eh? I had to leave at 9:30 a.m. for the car dealer for my regular maintenance, so I packed my camera. I got the paper read and at noon they said the car was ready. I gobbled some Oreo cookies and my apple for lunch, and stopped at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego to find some graves. I found Charles Auble, the DeFrances, but not the Smiths. Oh well. I was home before 2 p.m., with lots of pictures of monuments and stones in the camera.

I posted Tombstone Tuesday - the Seaver Family Stone and then worked in my database modifying sources and adding information from some of the papers I copied at Carlsbad over a month ago. At 5 p.m., I went in to watch the news, take a nap and have dinner. I was back at the computer by 6:30 p.m. I answered some emails, checked on Facebook, read my blogs, talked on the phone to a colleague, started work on my Christmas family journal, uploaded my new pictures and looked in vain for a web site to blog about. Finally, I spent awhile looking for discounted FTM software with a 6 month Ancestry subscription (there were none with 12 months). Found one! Bought 6 months for $40. Searched for more web sites, got frustrated and gave up.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours at the cemetery, 2.0 hours working in my database, 0.5 hour on pictures, 0.5 hour on the Christmas Journal, and 0.5 hour on finding discounts.

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