Saturday, December 13, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/13/08

I read my email and blogs, then posted Genealogy Software Reviews Revisited. After checking in on Facebook, I got cleaned up and went off to the Family History Center. I was there by 10:15, and spent some time reviewing and copying pages from FORUM Magazine, then worked on Ancestry FHL Edition on my Canadian ancestors, gathering census, VR and military information from the available databases. I saved page images in an OpenOffice presentation, which I saved to my flash drive, and saved record images directly to my flash drive. I headed home at 1 pm.

When I got home, I checked email, blogs and Facebook, then posted about the SDGS Seminar and Luncheon, which I had hoped to attend, but probably won't now due to a schedule conflict. I uploaded the Ontario data files to my desktop computer from the flash drive, and organized them into my Locality folder and my Kemp family folder. I uninstalled my current FTM 16 software and installed the new FTM 16 software (don't ask me why...). It installed fine, and works well. I made a GEDCOM of my FTM 16 master database, and loaded it into Legacy 7 after updating Legacy 7 to the latest version. Then it was time to go to the neighbors for a bead party, and then out to dinner at Mr. V's (what a fiasco, I hate loud hard rock music, the food was late, Linda had an allergic reaction).

Back on the computer by 8 p.m., I read email, blogs and Facebook, then posted Saturday Night Fun - who is the oldest person in the 1880 census? I started building a Legacy 7 database for my Project L, figuring I'd better learn how to add new people to a database and navigate within the database to add spouses, add children, sort children, edit dates and places, create sources, write notes, etc. It works well, and I'm glad to be finally working in it. By 10:10, It was time for this post and a final whirl around blogs and Facebook before calling it a night.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing and researching blog posts, 0.5 hour in Facebook, 3.5 hours on Ontario families research at the FHC and home, 0.5 hour working with FTM 16, 0.5 hour working with Legacy, and 2.0 hours working on Project L.

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