Monday, January 7, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 1/7/08

Today was a decent genealogy day, but I got no research accomplished. I did watch the first half and some of the second half of the Ohio State-LSU game, but I compensated for that transgression by reading the NGS NewsMagazine that came today.

In the morning, I read my email and Bloglines, and then posted "Where were my ancestors in 1908?" In researching that, I found one census record that I had missed! I also found that I haven't posted some family pictures or some biographies of my great- and great-great-grandparents. From email came the information about the "Pennsylvania Historical Records Access" web site and I posted that also. I got in my database and made several genealogy reports, and thenanswered several emails and sent the reports along. I've put this off for too long. Then it was lunch time.

Before noon, I went off to the library (they were closed for four weeks for re-carpetting, and are now open on Monday and Wednesday at 12 noon instead of 10 am) for our weekly chat in the Family Research section. John and I were greeted with a hug by our friendly librarian and we were shown our remodeled research area and the new carpet. Dearl went and got reservations for the CVGS meetings through March on Wednesdays at 12 noon - so now we can put out our society publicity. We talked about society issues and a bit about our research challenges. I spoke to the librarian about several other things, and then talked for 15 minutes to another patron looking for house history information for a home in Chula Vista. I was home by 2 pm with some new reading books in hand.

On the computer, I wrote posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog about the new library hours and the CVGS calendar for January. I created the flyer for the January events and emailed it to our email member list. Then I answered several more emails before game time.

I was bored by the football game after dinner, so came into the computer around 8 pm. Then I printed the color CVGS program flyers and several black and white program flyers. After reading email and Bloglines, I posted my Winter in San Diego memories blog. That's enough for tonight!

Genealogy today - a total of 9.0 hours, of which 2.0 hours was reading email and Bloglines, 1.0 hour was responding to email, 3.0 hours was CVGS related work, and 3.0 hours was blogging.

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