Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Genealogy Saturday - 23 November 2013

I panicked early this afternoon when my Google Calendar alarm went off and said I was supposed to be at the library for a presentation.  Whew!  It's in two months - rescheduled!

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Surname Saturday - TOMPKINS (England to colonial Rhode Island) posted.

*  Researched and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Show Us Your Surname Distribution Maps.

*  Decided to add some Life Sketches to the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Did at least 12 of them, copying text, pasting it in, and editing to eliminate source citations and extraneous material.   Then decided to hunt for descendants of some of the Richmond siblings (because they are cousins of mine) in the FSFT.  Added some dates and places to many profiles, and gleaned some descendants too.  Found several maiden names, and sorted out several mysteries that I didn't know I had.  Got into the Buck data too, and found more descendants there too.  The biggest problem is cleaning up the place names that accumulate when you take data from the FSFT.  

*  Before I knew it, it was 5 p.m.  spent at least 6 hours doing this.  Went in to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Watched The Chase again, and then washed dishes.

*  Online for awhile, and got about half of the place names reviewed, some merged, some deleted, some geocoded, some corrected.  A big job.  Probably looked at 3,000 or more, and worked on several hundred.  

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the SDSU Aztecs game with Boise State.  Another overtime game - Aztecs won 34-31 to go 7-4 on the season, with one game and a blow game remaining.  

*  Checked email and blogs while watching, and then online at 11 p.m. to read and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

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