Sunday, December 27, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 27 December 2009

A real no-stress and fun genealogy day - even got some research in!

* Read email, blogs and Twitter before going off to church at 9:30 a.m. Was home by 11:45.

* Added about 20 blogs to my Bloglines account. I know - you say "you already read 560, why do you want 20 more?" Well, there are new genealogy blogs added every week - I use Geneabloggers to keep track of the new ones.

* Ate lunch, checked on football games, started writing Best of the Genea-Blogs. Finished it and went in to read paper and watch football, then highlights and news, and had dinner.

* Back online at 6:30, decided to get more SF City directories on for McKnew, Paul, Schaffner, Seaver and Whittle surnames. Worked from 1878 to 1887. Whew!

* Went searching census for Whittle folks to see if I could find Joseph and Rachel, or possible siblings. Thought Deering Whittle may be a sibling - found him in 1860, 1870 and 1880, and widow in 1900. Looked for Jane Whittle (used Jane Whit* born in Australia as search term) and found her in Tuolumne County in 1860 age 13, living with W.B. and Elizabeth Ray (born England). Maybe Elizabeth is Jane's sister? Need to chase her down. And found Elijah Picrell (birth name Elijah Pickrell McKnew) born MD two houses away from Jane! Cool!

* Checked on Facebook, tried to add the Video to my profile but can't figure that out. Frustration! Help is no real help on this... Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on Twitter/Facebook, and 3.0 hours doing online research.

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