Saturday, March 17, 2012

My genealogy day - 17 March 2012

It was St. Patrick's Day, and I even wore a semi-green shirt.  It was a rainy day.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Census Whacking on St. Patrick's Day posted.  

*  Packed up the laptop and left at 8:10 a.m. for UCSD and the CGSSD meeting.

*  Fired up the laptop, and sat in the Family Tree Maker user group meeting.  Ken led everybody through synching to an AMT.  Showed how how put wives married names in the name index, and recommended Russ W's blog for 1940 census list making.

*  Judy Jiru did the program on apps for Genealogists.  It was really Android apps only, although Gary H helped a bit to identify apps for iPhone/iPad.  Judy tried to use her webcam to show her phone screen - spent a lot of time trying to get a good image, and then it wasn't that good.  I pretty much used my Ancestry app on the iPhone to attach documents to folks in my shared AMT.  

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, read, note that Surname Saturday - SLOCUM (England > Rhode Island) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Write a Limerick!! posted.  Worked a bit in the database finding missing dates/places.

*  Wrote the SDGS newsletter article, and sent two more to Diane.  Started email to Elizabeth but had to go out.

*  We went to St. Pius Church down the street for St. Patrick's Day dinner with Barbara and Jean.  Talked to Jean about her Shanahan family.  Showed Barb some games on the iPhone and the Ancestry app, plus pix of the grandkids.  There was an Irish dance show with seven young ladies (5 to 19).  

*  Home at 8 p.m. to read, do a page of Texas Deaths on FSIndexing, and finished through #400 on Seaver Find-a-Grave listings.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours today.

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