Monday, February 22, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 22 February 2010

Happy George Birthington's Washday...old George was actually born 11 February 1731, but the 1752 calendar change moved the date to 22 February 1732. An interesting genealogy day...

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, and thrashed around thinking about a topic for Monday - finally wrote Amanuensis Monday - Martin Carringer's Will after finding a copy of it in my notebook with a source citation (and put the source in my database).

* Got cleaned up, gathered my laptop and flash drives, and took off for the OASIS place at 9:20 a.m.

* At OASIS at 9:45, got room set up (laptop, projector, 10 PCs), got presentation and websites on the laptop, and handouts laid out, all ready for students. Had 8 out of 10, and had a good class. Was able to spend an hour on presentation and an hour on questions and research problems. Some hard ones! Left at 12:30 p.m., stopped at McDonalds for lunch, to CV library at 1 p.m. in time to see everyone leaving, so got some books and was home by 1:30.

* Read everything, and saw that I missed the big Top 40 blogs announcement. Wrote Genea-Musings made the Top 40 Blogs list anyway... who's number one? They didn't say.

* Got email from Champoux at NEHGS, so posted Ancestry - NEHGS "Family History Day" a Smashing Success with pictures. Wish I could have been there!

* Worked on some of my students research problems for awhile. Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV and read the paper. Had dinner, watched more TV, washed dishes, back to computer at 7 p.m.

* Read everything, looked for gravestone pix in my files, then online for a number of ancestors, but found none useful. Did find one that I missed earlier in my files, so will use it on Tuesday. J sent me link to try her new program, so I did. Had some questions, emailed her with them.

* Went in at 9 p.m. to watch 24, and back online at 10 p.m. to read, then write this post and check in on Facebook.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.5 hours at OASIS, 1.0 hour doing research, 1.0 hours looking for online gravestone pix, 0.5 hour working with J's program, and 2.0 hours researching and writing blog posts.

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