Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My genealogy day -- 15 March 2011

I stayed home so that my friends wouldn't stab me in the back - poor cousin Julius had this problem, you know!

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Tuesday's Tip - use the U.S. Military Indexes site,  Worked a bit in Mocavo again with different searches.  Edited the blog post set for 6:07 p.m. tonight (Cliff picked the time!).

*  Worked in WikiTree for awhile, and wrote Exploring WikiTree- Post 4: Editing a Person Page and set it for early afternoon.  Got cleaned up and thought about taking a walk in the sunshine, but the feeling passed.

*  Watched DearMYRTLE's last webinar for Legacy and learned some tricks for the blog - if I was using new Blogger, which I'm not.  I should change...but I haven't yet. 

*  Worked in my sources in RootsMagic 4 - got through the Ps and Qs.  Got sidetracked after finding more data for some surnames on Find-a-Grave.  Did more online searching in AmericanAncestors and Chronicling America searching for newspaper articles about the elusive William Seaver.  Wrote "A Horrid Murder" in Alexandria.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Came back at 6 p.m. to make sure the First Look at Mocavo - A New Genealogy Search Engine post went online well.  Had to fix it immediately.
*  Tweeted and Facebooked Mocavo, and monitored the traffic.  Sent useful comments to Cliff via email.  Great fun to be on the crest of the wave. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post. 

Genealogy today was 11.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 1.5 hours reading blogs, 1.0 hour in WikiTree, 1.0 hour doing online research, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour watching the webinar, 1.0 hour working in sources, 1.0 hour on Twitter/Facebook and 2.0 hours in Mocavo.

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