Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Geneaholic Thursday - 13 March 2014

What a frustrating day...but it ended up OK.  Nothing broken or lost.  Whew.

*  Read email and blogs, but computer was really slow.  Wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 205: Death Record for Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785).

*  Decided to reboot, what could go wrong?  Well, the Windows updates started up and promptly hung up on installing Update 1 of 7.  How long should I wait?  I fired up the laptop and checked for the answer, and it was "wait hours" otherwise bad things might happen.  

*  Wrote Announces Free Access Weekend Through Sunday, 16 March and Free Weekend in Swedish Archives Site ArkivDigital - March 15/16 and set them for later on the laptop.

*  Took the laptop into the family room and watched TV while reading blogs, adding to the Best Of post, answering emails, and checking Facebook frequently.  Wrote the 52 Ancestors post also for Friday.

*(  What a boring day!  I was going to work on the New England handout.  Someday I need to get the taxes done too, but couldn't use the desktop.

*  Ate dinner, watched TV, and read the paper.  Finally at 5:30 p.m. I turned the desktop off (still stuck on Update 1 of 7) and rebooted, and it worked after confirming the updates.  It must have been stuck in a loop.  Whew!

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. on the desktop to read, answer more email, then saved stuff to Dropbox and copy.  Added some of the saved Mass. VR data to surname folders, then added sources and media for those.  Worked in Ancestry Mass. Town Records collection saving vital records for ancestors in my tree - got the Knowlton branch pretty well done.  Saved them to the Downloads folder, renamed them, moved them to surname folders, and updated the sources, and attached to persons in the Ancestry Member Tree.  Will attach to persons in my tree soon.

*  Checked Facebook, made my Facebook movie, then did 20 more MyHeritage record matches in Find A Grave.  Have 161 left to do.  Added content and sources to the database.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was maybe 9 hours of useful time.

Need to save stuff to the external drive and the cloud drives.

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