Sunday, April 5, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 04/05/09

I managed to spend some time today tying up loose ends, and then finding more loose ends to pull on. Fun sometimes!

Read my email, blogs and Twitter before church, but didn't get back until 12 noon. By that time, the Best of the Genea-blogs post was published (I wrote it last night). I read everything again, gathered up my newsletter stuff and headed to the UPS Store for our grand newsletter publishing party. We got it done in 30 minutes, and headed for the Chinese place. It was my turn to pay.

I was home by 2 p.m. and after reading everything I found that I was on the list of top 25 genealogy blogs - a nice honor. Something tells me I'll drop on the next list. I finished up the newsletter computer pages, and emailed the PDF file off to Gary for the web page. Tax time ... I worked on them for awhile, and at 5 p.m. went in to watch TV, take a nap, read the paper and have dinner.

Back on the computer at 6:30 p.m. determined to do something useful, I answered several emails that were in the queue, read everything, and at 9 went in to watch Desperate Housewives. A repeat, so back to the computer, looked for Lamphere's in the 1850 census in Jefferson County NY, and then found the Lanphear book on Ancestry. Downloaded some pages from that, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 0.5 hour writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on CVGS newsletter, and 1.0 hour doing online research.

1 comment:

Kev6185 said...

hi Randy, im a journalism student from the UK. How can I get in touch with you....i'd like to ask you some questions about your writing my final year dissertation/term paper entitled The Evolution of Genealogy.

Im looking at the reasons why Genealogy has bercome so popular in recent years, especialy here in the UK. I think the internet has everything to do with it, so im trying to demonstrate this through my research.

If you are interested please email me at

kind regards

Kevin Benson