Monday, May 11, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 05/11/09

Well, the first class is over and it went pretty well. I have to finish up my Ancestry 101 stuff this week and work on the second class notes while juggling my two grandsons - they come in on Wednesday night.

I was up early this morning - I can't sleep in on presentation days, it seems, so I'm learning to go to bed early the night before. After reading email, Twitter and blogs, I researched and posted Using - Post 1. I got cleaned up, gathered my laptop, handouts, flash drives, apple and water bottle and went off to Macy's in Mission Valley where the adult ed classes are held. I got there at 9:50, and was set up by 10 a.m. when the students started arriving. We had only 8 of the 10 registered show up, so got started at 10:20. The two hours went pretty fast. I stopped at McDonalds for lunch, then the library to drop off stuff to the guys, and was home by 2 pm.

Checked email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook and looked for blog fodder. Found some, but didn't write about it. Was tired, so went in and had a 30 minute nap, then came back and researched and wrote has GEDCOM capability now. Went in for dinner and was back on the computer by 6 pm. I checked some Ancestry databases for correspondents, then worked on my Ancestry 101 presentation handout - finding web pages and handy tips on using I need to finish the presentation on Tuesday so I can edit and annotate the slides for several days. At 9 p.m., I went in to watch 24 and when I came back at 10 p.m. I read everything and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours on the OASIS class, 0.5 hour at CVGS, 1.0 hour doing online research, and 3.0 hours on the Ancestry 101 presentation.

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