Saturday, May 23, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 23 May 2009

I finally had a day to get some actual research of my own done. No meetings, no FHCs, just me and my, um, well, Dell. And Facebook. And Twitter. And Bloglines. And Blogger. And MSWord. And flash drive.

I had my email and blogs and Twitter read by 8:15, and let Blogger post First Look at which I wrote yesterday. My project for the day was to get the 1825 and 1835 NY State census records off my flash drive, into the computer and labelled correctly and transcribed and blogged about. Done! It took several hours, but I managed to make some forms to capture the information and then entered all of the data onto the forms. I wrote a blog piece for Monday morning.

After lunch, I read everything again and worked on the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post for awhile. That was fun, and I was actually fairly creative with my bumper stickers. I wrote CVGS Research and Query Services and posted five humor/political blogs on Randy's Busy Life. I worked a bit on the LearnWebSkills site - I'm going to use it for my OASIS class work. Finally, I wrote a post for Sunday morning.

Whew - I was ready for my nap at 4:30 and had a short one before we went off to the Padres game at 5:15, stopping for dinner at Panera and getting to Petco Park at 6:45 pm. The Pads won their 8th straight, 3-1 over the Cubs. We were home by 10:30, and I read everything and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on LearnWebSkills, and 3.5 hours on my Lanfear research.

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