Thursday, February 5, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 02/05/09

Now what did I do today? Sometimes I can't remember all of the details. Let's see, Thursday - the highlight was the walk on the bayfront with George, followed by the much-needed haircut.

In the morning, I read email and blogs and Facebook, posted Selected Family Tree site traffic statistics, then wrote I Use the Internet for Genealogy Research by ... thanks to John's post - and set it for later in the morning. I read and downloaded the Rootsweb beginner's guide and forms - may be useful for CVGS down the road. I checked, and then downloaded the FTM 2009 patch that included the Source citation templates. Then off for the walk and haircut - I was home by 1:15 p.m.

I tested the source citations, captured screen shots on OpenOffice, then saved them as images so that I could upload them into Blogger in the post FTM 2009 Source Citations - First Look. This took awhile to finish because I had to switch back and forth between the images and FTM 2009 and blogger to make sure I was getting it right. At 4 p.m., I went in to watch the news, read the paper and take a nap. We left at 5 p.m. for dinner with Kurt and Ruth, our elderly neighbors. It was raining. We went to Marie Callender's for dinner, and were home just after 7 p.m.

I read email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter, and at 8 participated in the monthly ProGen chat. This month was about transcripts and abstracts, and we discussed genealogy software too. After the hour, I checked on the Family History Expo site and wrote a post for tomorrow morning. I have a dentist appointment at 8:30 and won't be able to blog until after I return home. Then I watched ER and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 0.5 hour on beginners guides, 2.5 hours working in FTM 2009 sources, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on the ProGen chat.

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