Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 04/01/09

It was April Fool's Day and though I tried hard to be creative, the only thing I could come up with was to change the blog name and description on Genea-Musings for the day. I had other ideas but I'm not creative enough to do it in one day...

After reading email and blogs and Twitter, I posted Related to Barack Obama? Aren't we all? just because I could. It was funny, but a time-waster, and put lots more false information on the Internet (although it won't be on Facebook, I guess). I knew it was a joke all along - sometimes I play dumber than I look :). It gave me a chance to rub in my real cousinhood to BHO - maybe it will garner more hits to G-M. Awhile later, I posted Family Photographs - Post 49: An Outdoor Playpen - a picture of my mother as a baby. Got cleaned up, read Facebook, registered my RootsMagic 4, and got my CVGS board stuff together - the newsletter to-do list, the problem forms, the interview sheets, etc. I helped Linda in the kitchen, had lunch and took off for the library at 11:40 a.m.

We had our CVGS Board meeting today, and it lasted until 3 p.m. We got a lot done - an hour on the By-Laws revisions, more programs, etc. I was home at 3:15 but Linda was on the 'puter until after 4, so I took a short nap. I read stuff then tried to add folks on We're Related (two took, two didn't, pissed me off) before I went in at 5 to watch TV, read the paper, and we had dinner.

I was back to the computer at 6:30 p.m., and made more RM4 screens and wrote Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 5: Creating a Family Group Sheet. I finally was able to complete the 1840 and 1850 census returns for Lamphear/variants in Jefferson County NY for my own research. also searched more on Ancestry in family trees for Lamphere/variants there. Printed off some grandkids photos for Linda, and tweeted a time or two.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour in RootsMagic, 3.5 hours on CVGS activities, and 2.0 hours doing online Lamphere research.

1 comment:

VacaGrammy said...

I noticed the change in the header for your blog "Genea-Musings" to "Genea-Fool" on 1 April, but I just attributed it to your sense of humor!