Saturday, May 28, 2011

My genealogy day - 28 May 2011

It was a woulda, coulda, shoulda kind of day, and I didn't do any of them!  I did make progress on projects, though.

*  Up early to go to the swim club breakfast at 7 a.m. at Carrows, we were home by 9 a.m. 

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - GACH/GAGE (??? > New Jersey) posted.

*  Worked on the New England Research presentation.  Got Vermont done.  Added societies and periodicals, moved stuff around, edited some slides, just all around good genealogy fun.  It needs final edits and more images... and some pepper-uppers.

*  Went in at 11:30 to watch the Padres game.  They beat Nationals 2-1 in a close game (now 20-31 on the year). 

*  Back online at 1 p.m. to read everything, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - It's Find-a-Grave Time posted. 

*  Opened up the RootsMagic 4 database and tried to recall where I was with the Piscataway NJ BMDs that I copied at the FHL in October.  Found them, figured out where I stopped, and finished the marriages and the births.  Changed file titles to reflect source and page number.  That's how I figure out what I haven't used - I change the generic file name when I'm done with it.

*  I can't stay away from newFamilySearch it seems.  I entered 40 more people using RootsMagic - up to 184 now (that's 0.46% of my database.  still lots to do!).  Probably combined 150 people with the  40 people I added, so I'm trying to do my part!  Went into nFS to see how things look.  Ran into some problems in nFS and RM4.  Will try to figure out what's happening before I add more.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Watched the softball game until 7 p.m.

*  Read everything, checked Facebook, then listened to today's MySociety Radio show.  Also reviewed the FGS webinar from 4/30.  Wrote email to CVGS Board recommending radio show and webinar. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, then watched most of the "Genealogical Maturity" webinar from UGA.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on presentation, 2.0 hours working on database sources, 1.5 hours working in nFS, and 2.5 hours doing webinars and radio shows. 

I woulda gone to the FHC, or to the SDGS library, if I had had nothing better to do.  However, I had to finish the presentation, and the database and nFS work needs to be done.  My list of webinars to check out is now shorter too, so I made some major progress today.

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