Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Family History Journal - 03/11/08

I stayed home all day and did genealogy work most of the time.

I read my email and blogs using Bloglines, then wrote " 'Learning to unlock their past' article on SDGS" on Genea-Musings. I followed that up with "My top 3 'genealogical regrets' " and then got ready to not go out. I researched my Genealogy News of the Month feature for CVGS and will post it tomorrow on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. Lunch time ....

After lunch, I worked for awhile on gathering the forms for my CVGS Beginner's Guide, and I created a few new forms and edited some old ones of mine. I'm also a formaholic and a formaphobe, it seems. I love to make them, but have
resisted using them regularly - I use them for my brickwall cases. I answered some email and Googled for awhile for Stephen Feather's Revolutionary War records - I didn't find any, notwithstanding what some books say. Frustrating! Linda needed to do her email, so I went and watched TV and took my nap, then had dinner (she went out with a friend to see a performance of some kind).

After dinner, I checked email and blogs again, and wrote "My top 3 "genealogical smart moves" in response to footnoteMaven's post about regrets and smart moves. Then I spent about 3 hours working on my 5 April seminar presentation on "Finding Your Elusive Ancestors." I added a whole bunch on the GPS, used Mark's Research Map, added more documents and images, and had a great time. I figure I'm about 80% done now - I'm up to 58 pages of Powerpoint slides.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 1.0 hour reading and answering email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.5 hour researching the Genealogy News, 1.5 hours on CVGS things, 1.0 hour researching Stephen Feather, and 3.0 hours working on my presentation.

1 comment:

Bill West said...

You might have already looked there, but if not, I had no luck finding
Stephen Feather on the Footnote
Revolutionary War Pension Application
file. I did, however, find a John
Feather who I think is the brother of Stephen and whose file has the name
Cornelius Feather in it.
There's about 38 pages to it. Hopefully there's a clue in there to Cornelius' wife's name for you.