Saturday, March 14, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/14/09

What a varied genealogy day for me - blogging, the FHC, the SDGS meeting, Y-DNA looks and then Saturday Night Fun with lots of reading thrown in.

My email was done and blogs read when I started My Y-DNA Results - Post 4: GeneBase Possible Matches. After cleaning up, I gathered my bookbag and headed off at 10 a.m. for the SD FHC. I'm starting on my Lamphier study - try to find the parents of Devier J. Lamphier Smith. I'm going to use my work as the case study for my talk at the CVGS April 25 seminar. I checked the films and the books, then ordered three films of Jefferson County NY record indexes to start off. I got real lucky - one film has five items with all of the early county court indexes. At 11:30, I headed off to the SDGS meeting. I talked to several new Facebook friends, several SDGS officers, and got some help from Pam J. on the Beginning Genealogy effort. The meeting was OK too - I'll post it on Sunday.

I was home by 2:45 p.m., and decided it was time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun already. After email, blog reading, Twitter and Facebook, I went in to read the paper and take a nap. At 5, Linda got up from her nap and told me to cut the back lawn, so I did. We had dinner when I was done, and I was back to the screen at 7 p.m.

I went to FamilyTreeDNA and Y-Search and did some screen captures for more posts about my Y-DNA escapade. Then I answered some emails that have been in the stack for awhile - mostly Seaver things. After reading blogs again, I flipped through Arlene's FHExpo seminar presentation - impressive. I wrote a post on the SDGS meeting for Sunday, then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours at the FHC, 2.5 hours at SDGS meeting, 1.0 hour doing DNA, and 0.5 hour reading stuff.

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