Thursday, September 23, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 23 September 2010

The day started off with some big news, I went to the FHC for the first time this year, Blogger changed their editor, wasted away the afternoon and then the Padres lost.  Drat.

*  Read email, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1841 English Census Record for John Richman Family and then checked the blogs.  Uh oh, did what?  Read the press release and wrote Acquisition of iArchives (including 

*  Got cleaned up, gathered my stuff for Whittles in England, and off to the FHC before something else came up.  Got there by 10:45 AM, worked in Ancestry Institution in 1841 and 1851 census records.  Ancestry I is really slow there.  Saved images to flash drive, ordered  three microfilms of parish registers, and home by 12:45 PM.  Had lunch.

*  Read everything, downloaded my images and saved them, then wrote The elder Alexander Whittle in English Census Records

*  Started working on database, but got sidelined by finding parents of a loose Seaver guy - found them in plain sight, added more census records for several families and never got to working on sources. 

*  Went in at 4:45 to read the paper, took a nap, watched TV news, ate dinner, more TV news, and then 10 minutes to read email and blogs before Padres game.  We lost 3-1 to Dodgers - now out of first place in NL West.

*  Back to read everything, check Facebook and write this post.  Blogger changed their editor and it does strange things.  A copy and paste inserts several blank lines between lines for some reason.  That's not going to work for Surname Saturday or amanuensis Monday where I often copy a hundred lines or more.  Why screw with something that works?  Drat!

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours at the FHC, and 1.5 hours working in the database. 

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