Monday, June 22, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 22 June 2009

Ah, a good genealogy day! Blogged all morning, became a Genealogy Evangelist in the afternoon, and blogged all evening.

* Up early and on the computer before 8 a.m. - read email, blogs and Twitter. Wrote "Did They Really Come on That Ship?" CVGS Program on 24 June (on both Genea-Musings and Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe) and the post about AB130 which I took down later. Posted Subscription Rate Increased, but there is a deal.

* Thought of things to add to presentation at last minute, so updated Powerpoint and handout, and printed handout again for copying. Left home at 11 a.m. to go to copy shop for 100 copies of handout, then to In'N'Out for lunch and to Point Loma library for presentation - got there too early - opens at 12:30!

* Got set up for presentation ahead of time - AV guy hooked me up to microphone, projector and clicker/pointer. At 12:45, folks filed in and filled up about 80 chairs. We got started on time and 90 minutes later I was tired and hopefully they were entertained and informed by "Genealogy - Be An Ancestry Detective!" Good engagement from audience, lots of questions, thank yous afterward.

* Home by 3:30 p.m., and read everything, then posted Access to California Vital Records Indexes about AB 130. The genealogy community needs a good reading on this and recommendations. I went in at 4:45 to read the paper, watch the news, take a nap, and eat dinner.

* After dinner, posted "Genealogy in the Cloud" Program Summary - Part 1 about the CGSSD meeting program on Saturday. Checked in on Twitter and Facebook, checked for new Ancestry databases, did some browsing on web pages and wrote My Daily Three. Then this post and I'm done for the night, unless something important happens. 7 blog posts for the day.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours on presentation and handout, 1.0 hour web browsing and 3.5 hours writing blog posts.

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