Thursday, April 16, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 04/16/09

This was a fairly full genealogy day, with time off for the Padres game on TV!

After reading email and blogs and Twitter, I settled in for a morning of blogging and browsing. I posted CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 4/18 - Dorothy Miller on "Spring Cleaning for Genealogists" early on and followed it with Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 11: Creating a Relationship Chart. After getting cleaned up, I came back and read Twitter/Facebook for awhile, then did some Googling for my Lamphere/Lanphere/etc. names. Didn't find anything new. Did find a Lamphere surname site and I captured screens for the presentation. Another box checked on my web site list!

Had lunch, then captured some screens from the Jefferson County NY USGenWeb site, wrote an email to the South Jeffco Historical Assn, and found Isaac Lanfier (indexed as Lmfrie) in the 1850 census for Lorraine, Jefferson, NY. I think that my Devier is a grandson of his. It may be an early death of a wife of one of his sons, or an out-of-wedlock birth to one of his daughters, but this is the closest person with young males in the 1830-1850 time frame near Henderson, Jefferson, NY where Devier ended up with the Ranslow Smith family. Decided to write up a bit of what I know, and posted Finding Lamphears in Jefferson County NY - Post 1 before going in to watch the Padres game at 4 p.m.

I read the paper, then the TGSG article, and some of Drew's book while watching the game, we had dinner and at 7 p.m. I came in to take part in the TGSG monthly chat. My Padres beat the Mets 6-5 (came back from down 3-0, now 7-3 on the year). The chat lasted an hour, and I resumed my Lamphear searches in Jefferson county. Found several more entries in the 1830 census and the 1850 census, and found several more web pages to capture for the presentation. Updated my MSWord tables of Lamphere data. Finally, this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on TGSG chat/reading, and 5.0 hours on Lamphear research for presentation.

1 comment:

Twincol, aka Linda said...

Ooookay, Randy, I just skimmed through your journal entry one last time and saw this:

"Another box checked on my web site list!"

I wanna know what that's about! May I take a peak at it. I DO need something to help keep me on track with this genealogy research.

Linda (did I say obsessive? let me add ADD to my research style)