Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My genealogy days - 28 and 29 August 2012

The days of August have dwindled to a precious few...but my Padres keep winning, and I keep blogging.

1)  Tuesday, 28 August 2012:

*  Read email and blogs, then researched and wrote Tuesday's Tip - Check Out State Online Archives.  Wrote Genealogy Q&A Site Proposal Needs Support and set it for later in the morning.

*  Worked a bit in the database, emailed with Russ and Duff about the FTM TreeSync problem, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Wrote The Perfect Plan ... is that you, Snidely? and gathered my papers to go to the ByLaws meeting at Olive's house.

*  ByLaws meeting went pretty well, we're almost done.  Left at 4:30 p.m. so we could go to the Padres game.  I forgot my ticket so we drove three miles back home to get it.  Made it to the 5:30 trolley and ate at The Tin Fish, in the park by 6:45 p.m.  Alas, Padres lost 2-0 to the Braves.

*  Home by 10:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook and didn't do a journal post.

Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 29 August 2012:

*  Read emails and blogs, then wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 220: Gerry and Bud in California in 1942 and U.S. Census Records FREE Until 3 September soon after.

* Watched Judy Russell's webinar on Circumstantial Evidence - very well done, with great examples.  Answered some email.

*  Checked Facebook and Google+, added to the Best Of post, and looked for something to write about.  Finally made a small GEDCOM in RootsMagic 5 and uploaded it to a new AMT to see if media was transferred.  Nope.  And some long sources are truncated too, as I thought.  

*  Went off at 2 p.m. to the bank and gas station.  Home by 2:45 p.m., had to wait for Linda to get off the computer.

*  When I got on at 3:15 p.m., wrote Dear Randy: Three Questions about Ancestry Member Trees.      Set the FTM 2012 upload to a new AMT off at about 4 p.m., I think.

*  In to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and take a nap.  Linda came home at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, and we watched the Pads win 8-1.  I went out to mow the front lawn and water the plants, then in by 7 to watch the convention speeches.

*  Online soon after 8 p.m. to read, answer email, check Facebook, do more on Find-A-0Grave (through #1320 in Seaver), and write this post.  

*  The FTM 2012 upload to the new AMT finished at 10:12 p.m, although media are still loading.  I wish I had written down the starting time!  Drat.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

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