Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/02/08

It was a frustrating day in many ways - no real research done, some computer related problems, some file reorganization, some blogging, and some ProGen/TGSG homework done.

After reading email and blogs, NGS 2009 in Raleigh - Registration is now open was posted. I thought that the program listing was very useful in helping someone determine if they want to attend, and no other blogger has posted it yet (well, besides Diane Richard, who runs the NGS 2009 blog). I decided to link to the 2007 Advent Calendar posts on a weekly basis in case someone wants to read my memories from last year - hence This Week's Advent Calendar of Genea-Musings Posts (I probably could have worded that better!). After washing up and dressing, I forgot that I had planned to go to the FHC, and checked in on Facebook instead. Linda's birthday is tomorrow, and I have a small keychain photo viewer that needed photos uploaded, so I did that until I made it work.

I ate lunch at my desk, and worked on my Elusive Ancestor forms and posted a note on the TGSG Google Group about the forms, with links to my web page. I had to update my web page a bit too. I worked on organizing my New England cemetery and house photographs. Time sure flies ... I posted Tombstone Tuesday - the Seaver/Hildreth Stone at 3:30 p.m. and wondered where the time went. Back to Facebook, blogs and email. I had a correspondent write about one of my friend's families, so I created a genealogy report for him and sent it off. At 5 p.m., I went in to watch news, read the paper, and eat dinner.

After dinner, I was back on the computer at 7 p.m. I spent some time updating my Locality Research form for Hempfield, Westmoreland County, PA to include Hempfield resource information. Then I worked on the new cemetery photographs, and posted Cypress View Mausoleum on the SSDC Graveyard Rabbit blog. That left this post to finish off the night.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blogs (including research), 0.5 hour on Facebook, 0.5 hour creating a report for my correspondent, 2.0 hours on the TGSG Elusive Ancestor forms, 1.0 hour on my web page, 1.0 hour working with cemetery photos, and 2.0 hours on the ProGen homework.

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