Monday, April 2, 2012

My genealogy days - 1 and 2 April 2012

April started with a whimper, at least for the 1940 US Census debut.

1)  Sunday, 1 April 2012:

*  Read email and blogs, finished up Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 to 31 March 2012 and set it for after noon.

*  Went off to church at 9:30.  Talked to Paul A. about genealogy afterwards.  Home by 11:45 a.m. to watch TV, eat lunch.

*  Worked on the GPS presentation a bit - added examples to first part.  Worked in the database for awhile.  Wrote Evidence Explained Website Launched in the evening.

*  After dinner, worked some more on the database trying to find content and sources, especially for Buck families in New England.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 2 April 2012:

*  Up by 5:30 a.m. to get ready for the 1940 census debut at 6 a.m.  Got ready, put my info in right at 6, and the site never provided anything for four hours when I gave up.  

*  Posted First Look at 1940 U.S. Census PageUsing the NARA 1940 Census WebsiteAmanuensis Monday - Probate Records of Joseph Champlin (1758-1850) of South Kingston, Rhode Island, and The 1940 U.S. Census on in the morning.  Lots of tweeting and Facebooking and Google Plus too.

*  Worked on the GPS presentation some more, adding data and content to the second part.  Then worked in the database for awhile.  Posted Enumeration District Maps on and Not the highlight of my genealogy day in the afternoon.

*  We left for dinner at 4:30 p.m. and were back by 5:45 p.m.

*  Tuned into the DearMYRTLE webinar on the 1940 Census, and then saw that San Diego EDs were available on  Wrote My Carringers in the 1940 US Census while listening to the webinar.

*  Went in to watch the end of the basketball game.  Back online at 9 p.m. to read, work a bit in the database, check in on Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.

Genealogy today was 13.0 hours.  Mostly wasted trying to make the National Archives site work.  It never did.  

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