Monday, March 9, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/09/09

What a blogging frenzy day...all of today's and several for tomorrow too. Life is good.

I was up early, and on the computer by 7:30 a.m. reading email and blogs and Facebook. I had a lot to do today, and essentially got it all done, plus a surprise. I posted Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Kids for the Smile Carnival, and then wondered about my Y-DNA test that I sent in two months ago. I found the box from Genebase, checked it out, went online and found that the results were available. I'm an R Haplogroup guy, no surprise there, I guess. I checked out my results, then made some screens in OpenOffice and wrote My Y-DNA Results! - Post 1:Getting Started. Then I wrote Ancestral Atlas Help offered and scheduled it for the afternoon. I also wrote two posts for Tuesday morning. I ate lunch, then went off at 12:15 p.m. to the library for Table Talk.

I was home by 2 p.m., and worked a bit on the Y-DNA, checked FamilyTreeDNA and DNA Ancestry for folks with similar markers. There are a few on Ancestry with only one marker off. The ones on FTDNA in the Sevier project had 5 and 9 markers off. No match there! I loaded the pictures from the camera onto the computer and posted Family History Fair Pictures then went back to the DNA study. At 4:45, I went to the pharmacy and had dinner when I got back and I came back at 6:30 to the computer. I posted the Genealogy Junkie True Confessions Collection and then rehearsed my talk a bit. At 9 p.m., I went in and watched 24. Back here at 10 pm., finished the rehearsal, saved the presentation to the flash drive, and wrote this post. I'm off in the morning (leaving about 8:15 a.m.) for Carlsbad to present to the North SD County Genealogical Society.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour at CVGS, 2.5 hours on DNA study and results, 4.0 hours writing 8 blog posts, and 1.0 hour working on the presentation.

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