Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/20/09

It was a big day for the country, but a quiet day for me. I really didn't do much worthwhile to advance the genealogy ball today.

I was on the computer by 7:30, read my email, blogs and Facebook, even tweeted once. I got to thinking about the moment, and posted Is this a day that will live in history? I think it probably will, especially if BHO is successful. At 8:30, I went in to watch the inauguration, and stayed with it until about after 11, when I had lunch at home. I came back to the computer, uploaded my photographs from Saturday, rotated the ones that were portrait, and wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Fred and Betty (Carringer) Seaver. Now I'm fresh out of tombstone pictures of my ancestors - at least in my digital files. I need to find the ones I know I have and scan them during Scanfest on Sunday.

I wrote the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery post on the SSDC Graveyard Rabbit blog. I checked email, blogs and Facebook again, and answered several emails, and posted the NEHGS Press Release - 2008 Databases. At around 3 p.m., I got into my database and made several genealogy reports to use to find the unchanged sources in my database, and also to identify what sources to add to my database. I uploaded some San Diego pictures to Facebook, then worked a little on the Unclaimed Persons case #66 also, and looked for Richard Nixon in the 1930 census on Ancestry without success. I worked on my Genealogy is Fun! presentation for Saturday, and have it pretty much done. I need to work some more on the handout. It was dinner time, so I came back after we ate at 6:30.

One of my correspondents had suggested looking for Ray Thompson instead of Roy/Leroy Thompson, so I worked with that for awhile. I tweeted about my Thompson problem, and right away Christopher on Facebook opened a chat window with me and we discussed the case for at least an hour. Linda needed to use the computer, so I read my book and watched TV, finally coming back at 10:45 to write this post and be done for the night.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour in my database, 1.5 hours on the presentation, and 1.0 hour working on the Nixon and Thompson cases.

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