Monday, February 9, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 02/09/09

I had a hard time getting started today - did email, read blogs, checked Facebook, looked at new databases (no US content again), and finally posted Genealogy in the 21st Century - Predictions trying to excite readers to use the Learning Center on more. I wrote the GenSmarts post but scheduled it for after noon. I must have done something useful - perhaps worked on the Project P information before I had lunch and went off to the library just before noon. My daughter called and said the four-year-old dropped two F-bombs today, which I laughed about - the 'rents have to clean up their language!
When I left the house it was dry outside, but two miles down the road I ran into the front as it passed through - torrential rain for about 15 minutes. I sat in the parking lot waiting it out. Dearl and Gary were at the library for Table Talk. I spent most of my time hunting for four obituaries in the SD Union index and found only one of them, but it was a good one. Gave me a burial place and maiden name and told me only one son was living out of four children. I checked more city directories and was home just after two.

I read my faves, posted the OGS Conference news, then did some more census work for Project P and tried to put all of my info together. I found the Julian burial data with the three ancestral families of Mr. P, and searched the CA DI for siblings and found another maiden name for one of the grandparents of Mr. P. There are no entries for any of these families in WorldConnect, and not much on Google search. At 5, I went in to watch the Obama presser, then we took food to the lady with pneumonia, and came back to eat dinner. Linda used the computer, so I used the laptop to read my blogs.

At 7:30 p.m., I was back on and wrote two posts for later in the week (since we're off to Disneyland on Thursday). At 9, I went in to watch 24, but the digital signal was crappy - I have little clue about what happened. I need to read the Dave Barry summary, I guess. Back at 10:15 after the dishes, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on CVGS things, 3.0 hours on Project P research.

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