Friday, January 14, 2011

My Genealogy Day - 14 January 2011

The genealogy day was interrupted by real life - a doctor's appointment, lunch and exercise. 

*  Read my email and blog reader, then posted Recent Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe Posts.  Got cleaned up, and went off at 9:30 a.m. to the doctor for the quarterly check-in.

*  Still overweight with too much glucose...drat!  I need to lose weight, eat less and exercise more.  Of course.  Then to the bank for cash and Costco to window shop, look at new books, have a Polish dog (but no ice cream or churro!).  Stopped at the library, then picked up George for our first walk on the bayfront for 2011.

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to read everything, then research and write Creating Source Citations in Family Tree Maker 2011 - Post 5: Some Issues. 

*  Worked on the 1900 census source citations, got about half done.  Worked on the state vital records database sources from FamilySearch and Ancestry.  got through the M states.  I'm finding that I had mixed two or more databases sometimes, and sourced at least one non-existent database.  Fixed!

*  In at 5 p.m. to watch the news, read the paper, eat dinner and wash the dishes.  Back online at 6:30 p.m. to read everything, make a map for Linda, fixed some more sources.  Got the laptop running so I can load it with the latest FTM 2011 database.  Checked Facebook.

*  Wrote the Surname Saturday blog post and added to the Best of post, then wrote Family Tree Maker 2011 can make an Ancestral Name List!

*  Compacted the FTM 2011 database, made a GEDCOM file of it, and copied the database and the GEDCOM file to the flash drive and installed them on the laptop.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 reading blogs, 3.5 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hours working in FTM 2011 on sources.

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