Friday, July 15, 2011

My genealogy days - 14 and 15 July 2011

1)  Thursday, 14 July:

*  Read email and blogs, found a treasure I hadn't posted yet, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 73: Hannah (Rich) Richmond's Death Certificate.  Wrote My Research Problem Solution Advice and set it for later in the morning. 

*  Revised my Searching presentation and syllabus for next week at GSNOCC.

*  Had lunch, then went off to Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Home Depot looking for a plug-in wall light strip for the genealogy cave - tired of the dim light.  Finally found one at Home Dept.  got the paint for the graffiti wall too. 

*  Home by 1:30 p.m. to read, checked Google Plus and Twitter, was sleepy so went in to watch TV News and take a nap.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and enjoyed the Padres game until the top of the 9th.  Giants went on to win 6-2 in 12 innings (6 straight losses, the season is over...).

*  Home by 11 p.m. to read quickly, and off to bed.

Genealogy on 14 July was 6.0 hours.

2)  Friday, 15 July:

*  Read email and blogs and Google+, then wrote Follow Friday - Weekend Genealogy Fun and edited my FGS FORUM column one last time.  Sent it off to the editor on deadline day.

*  Hung up my new light strip and it got brighter in the cave. 

*  Answered some email, and got into Find-a-Grave for Seaver folks and had a fun time adding data and sources to the database.  I should keep track each week of things, I guess. 

*  Wrote Dear Randy: Are There Ethical Standards for Genealogical Research?

*  Did some JMSeaver family research - found some articles about JMS escapades that I hadn't seen before.  Transcribed them into his notes.  That will be another Seaver series, I think!

*  Called for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and watched TV news after, then on line at 6:30 to read, and joined Geneabloggers Radio at 7 p.m.  It went until 9 p.m.

*  Went in to watch the end of the Padres game and read the paper.  Another loss.  So boring now.

Database stats:  41,201 people; 4,789 Places, 671 Sources, 21,876 Citations. 

Genealogy on 15 July was 9.5 hours.

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