Thursday, March 5, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/05/09

I worked pretty much from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - head down the whole time except for cleaning up, bringing in the trash cans and mail, and eating lunch.

After reading email and blogs, I watched the Chris Haley/June Baff Black cousins video on RootsTelevision - I love stories like this that show the very best in genealogy research and folks having fun doing it. I posted The Haley-Baff Y-DNA Connection. After checking Twitter and Facebook, I gathered screens and wrote Using's Connection Service in hopes that readers will take advantage of it. I ate lunch, then worked for several hours on the CVGS Newsletter. I have all but one page done now, almost ready for proofing. At 4 p.m., I decided to download RootsMagic 4 beta, installed it, loaded my 23,000 person FTM file into it, and tried out the features (not all , mind you) - navigation, sources, reports and charts so far. At 5 p.m., Linda needed help and then we went to Marie Callender's for dinner and were home at 7 p.m.

I came in and read email, blogs and Facebook, and studied my ProGen homework assignment, including readings in EE and ProGen books. The chat started at 8 p.m., and we went about 80 minutes with it. It was fast paced - a really good chat amongst the 6 of us. After that, I posted RootsMagic 4 Beta Preview is available. Then this post and I'm done - in to watch ER.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 0.5 hour on RootsTV, 4.0 hours on CVGS newsletter and business, 1.0 hour on RootsMagic 4, and 2.0 hours on ProGen homework and chat.

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