Thursday, January 3, 2013

My genealogy day - 3 January 2013

It wasn't much of a genealogy day, let alone a genealogy two weeks or so.

We left on Monday, 24 December for two days in Huntington Beach with Tami and the grandgirls (we stayed in a motel), then two days in Santa Cruz with Lori and the grandboys (we stayed in a motel there too), two days at Linda's brother's home in Monte Rio (we stayed with Paul), and two days traveling home (we stayed overnight in Buellton in a motel).  We picked up the grandgirls in Huntington Beach on Monday and got home about 3 p.m.  The girls are still with us - they may go home on Friday.  Or not...

The only real genealogy done on the trip was the day at Paul's where he got out the family papers and photos and we went through them.  I didn't copy any of them, though - I already have most of them, I think.  We did look at the Cedar County, Nebraska USGenWeb site and found some Brocke and Greiser information trying to figure out where the Brocke farm was located.  I managed to go through cousin Bonnie's 500+ photos that she sent on DVD to the family.  I did a little blogging but mainly had the posts pre-written and scheduled.

Since we've been home, I've managed to squeeze in several hours every day reading and blogging, but no real research or database work.  I have answered my emails from the trip, and went to the CVGS Board meeting on Wednesday and started the CVGS Newsletter for January.

Today, in addition to writing Treasure Chest Thursday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for David Auble Family and Ancestry's Wild Card Search is Still Broken For Me - Please Fix It!, I managed to put together the handout for the FTM 2012 workshop I'm giving on Saturday (arranged at the last 12/28) and practiced doing some of the FTM 2012 tasks I want to discuss.  

Dealing with two darling little girls aged 4 and 7 is hard work even though they play pretty well by themselves and together.  Then there's food and shower time and bedtime.  

I hope to get back on track on Friday...

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