Friday, June 18, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 18 June 2010

It was a decent genealogy day - and I spent most of it researching and writing my little case study on Nathaniel Wade's wife, Ruth. That was fun - it's great to have time to do some research, analyze and come to a conclusion.

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, and posted Follow Friday - The Family Curator. Added several blogs to my Jamboree list too.

* Decided to write about my Thursday search results - shouldn't let frustrating research fester, you know. Wrote Nathaniel Wade married Ruth (who?) in 1731 - Post 1. Nice to get it down in writing. Checked in on Facebook.

* Got cleaned up, and came back and worked on Finding Nathaniel Wade's Wife's Name Online - Post 2 and set it for early afternoon. Had lunch at home, and worked more in my database on the Rhode Island families, trying to find spouse information for some of the siblings in my ancestral families.

* Researched and wrote Finding Nathaniel Wade's Wife's Name Online - Post 3 to complete the study. Realized about then that I should have written Posts 2 and 3 first, then hit the readers with Post 1. Oh well, couldn't unring that bell! Worked more in my database, and found some useful information about Ralph Shepard. Not so much information about Peter Dill, though! Worked on the Surname Saturday post too, since Saturday will have limited time.

* Knocked off at 5 p.m., fed the birds, closed the windows, watered the front plants and took Linda to Lolita's for dinner. We were home by 6 p.m.

* Had an hour to kill - read everything, then visited the free time on FindMyPast. Looked for parish records and census records. Found only what I'd found before for my Richman, Rich and Marshman ancestral families. The search capability on FindMyPast is pretty limited.

* The Padres game started at 7 p.m., so went in and watched it while reading the paper and then my Robert Parker novel. Padres scrapped and won 3-2 with 2 in the bottom of the 9th inning over the Orioles - a good game. Pads are 39-28, one game up in NL West. There's joy in Pad-ville!

* Back online at 10 p.m., read everything, then wrote this blog post, and I'll check Facebook again before retiring.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 4.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 3.5 hours working in my database and with online resources, and 1.0 hour on FindMyPast.

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