Monday, January 26, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/26/09

I actually did something useful genealogy-wise today, besides blogging, of course.

After email, blog-reading and Facebook, I posted A Tale of Two Genealogy Companies thanks to Tamura's find. Then I wrote A Legacy Charting success to be posted later in the day, and played with Legacy Charting for awhile longer - made a 6-generation chart that was too big to save as a JPG, and therefore wasted the time doing it.

I got cleaned up, had lunch, and went off to the library with the laptop for the CVGS Table Talk. The doors opened at 12, and I shared with John and Dearl for awhile, and then a young lady came asking for help. She didn't speak much English, and couldn't read English well, so we tried to help her with the basics of genealogy research. I checked the library catalog and we have no genealogy books in Spanish to help her with her research. Amazing! I headed home and arrived around 2 pm.

After checking email, blogs and Facebook, I looked for genealogy web sites and articles in Spanish and found very few. I sent emails to two researchers that help Hispanic people with their research in Mexico asking for advice. For the next three hours, I saved the scanned TIFF files as JPGs, rotated and cropped them as required, renamed them to something meaningful, and saved them. About 90 photos in all. After 5 p.m., Linda said it was dinner time, so we ate and I set her up for her BlogTalkRadio program and chat with her friend's son. I read the paper and watched TV for an hour.

When I got on the computer at 7, I wrote the CVGS Program announcement of Ken Kramer on About San Diego and the South Bay and posted it on both Gene-Musings and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. I read several Facebook pages and downloaded the latest Internet Genealogy magazine to read later, then posted the Photo from the TGN Visit sent by the Ancestry Insider, before going in to watch 24. At 10, I came in to write this post and finish up for the night.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hours reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hours working on photos, 2.0 hours on CVGS things, and 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook.

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