Saturday, January 2, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 2 January 2010

Whew, a very full genealogy day fingering the keyboard...

* Got email read before went off to the Men's prayer breakfast, was back by 9:30 a.m.

* Read blogs and Twitter, made the RICH report and posted Surname Saturday - RICH and then wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Best 2009 Genealogy Moment and set it for early afternoon.

* Remembered that I needed to send the column off to the editor, so did that. Remembered that I needed to write the Genealogy Days in Chula Vista - January 2010 post, so did that. Checked my Gmail on the way back to Genea-Musings and answered them.

* Worked on The Best of Genea-Musings for 2009 for several hours - it's hard to pick the "best" - I settled for the ones I want to be able to find easily later on. Set it to post in late afternoon. Looked for Loren articles in SF Chronicle newspaper on Footnote - they did away with the Quick Look yellow marks...really a pain in the butt to use now.

* Worked on duplicate persons and sources in the database, especially the Cape cod folks. Probably did 300 to 500 source citations (note that I only have the book/manuscript, not the page numbers for most of them). The page numbers come later! Another big project, but at least I'll have the source in reasonable citation form (but without page numbers, or notes in most cases). Have 334 pages of sources - about 10,000 citations and about 600 master sources.

* Went in at 5:15 to watch football, read the paper, and eat dinner, then watch more football.

* Back online at 6:30 pm. and checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in the database some more on the English Rich/Richman families. Checked Ancestry trees to see if anybody else has more data for them - they don't - and most of them have used my data it seems. Lots of duplicate persons, lots of needed citations and some birth/death dates too. Whew. Then wrote this post and I'm almost done!

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in, 1.0 hour on trees, and 4.0 hours working in database.

1 comment:

VacaGrammy said...

Uh-Oh!!! Hey, Randy, I thought one of your resolutions (or was it Linda's for you??) was to only spend 10 hours a day on genealogy! No fair trying to carry over unused hours to future days!!! LOL