Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My genealogy day - 29 May 2012

It was an interesting day, with a visit to the Verizon store before lunch.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Search Cemetery Records in Billion Graves Index and then researched and wrote Checking Out "My Source Box" on FamilySearch.org and set it for later in the morning.

*  Linda has lost her basic cell phone (before we went on our cruise), probably somewhere in the house (like a trash can), so we need to replace it.  There have been no charges on it since 9 May.  We went to the Verizon Store today to see what options there were.  She can get a $50 basic phone after 22 June due to contract limitations.  We could pay an $80 disconnect fee...or buy a smart phone for $200...we decided to wait until 22 June.  She also signed up for a class to learn to use her Samsung tablet that we bought in December, which I've used occasionally.  I was home by noon and watched some of the Padres game while eating lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, then copied the mobile genealogy presentation to Dropbox and the flash drive, and then onto the laptop.  All set for Wednesday now!

*  Researched and wrote Creating an Ancestor List ("Ahnentafel") in Family Tree Maker 2012.  

*  Linda wanted a tablet lesson, so I spent an hour with her.  This is a patience challenge!

*  Captured some of the document images that I attached to my Ancestry tree using the smart phone over the past months.  Got about half saved and renamed.  More to do.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, then watch TV news, and back online at 6:15 p.m.  Tried to index a California batch but there were none available.  Got 99% on last batch, but made several stupid mistakes.  

*  Worked in the database adding content and sources.  Checked in on Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

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