Saturday, March 5, 2016

My Genealogy Saturday - 5 March 2016

This was a big genealogy day, but I did not blogging (except this post) and little researching.  Linda is coughing worse and needs to see the doctor.  Started the cough medicine and humidifier tonight.

*  Read email while watching TV in the morning, and left at 7:45 a.m. for the downtown parking garage.  We took two cars to Escondido for the Family History Fair all-day seminar.  I rode with Gary and Wanda.

*  We got there at 8:50 a.m., signed in and almost immediately went to the keynote talk with Barry.  It was about Google searches - nothing new for me.  At 10, I went to the DNA talk by Dee and it was OK until she got to the part that "you have proof of a relationship if you have a DNA match and known common ancestors in your trees on Ancestry."  Umm, not exactly, I think.  You have evidence, can make a hypothesis, but not proof.  I went to Jean's talk on Family Trees and it was funny and good.

*  We ate lunch in the exhibit hall - had a good conversation with Sam, Ann and Myrna about Australia/New Zealand vacations.  Then I sat in on Barry's soliloquy about his dead mother helping him in genealogy, and he tried to explain the Genealogical Proof Standard without using the terms, and messed up the sources, information and evidence definitions.  I dozed off.  I stayed in the exhibit hall, watched a bit of Lisa Cooke's RootsTech talk on Google, and kibitzed with my colleagues and ate candy.  We left after 3 p.m. and I was home at 4 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner and read the paper.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answered some email, and reviewed the Kirby papers a correspondent sent.  Tried to work in the Ancestry Hints and found a mistake so I fixed it.  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the Aztercs game - they beat UNLV 92-56 to finish 16-2 in MWC and 23-8 overall.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

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