Monday, March 10, 2008

Family History Journal - 3/10/08

Read, Blog, Google, Library, Research, Chart - my six word memoir for today's genealogy day.

I was reading my email and blogs by 8:30 a.m. and posted "The Elusive --?-- (Wife of Cornelius Feather)" on Genea-Musings. She is really an FNU LNU person! Reading through my notes, I realized that I could find a few more things about Cornelius and his wife, so I Googled them for awhile, especially in Trumbull County, Ohio. I found the "Treasures of the Past" web site and posted about it at "I Wish Someone Would Visit My Grave". Then I opened my database and spent two hours entering some of my new found data about Cornelius Feather and his FNU LNU wife. I had a quick lunch, then went off to the library to visit with John and Dearl.

Shirley had her computer class going, and I popped in twice, but spent about 90 minutes back with John and Dearl in the Family Research stacks. We swapped stories for awhile. I went to the bank on the way home, and was back on the computer at 2 p.m. The mail came, and I received two packages - one with the "Bad Baby Names" book and the other with the 2006 and 2007 St. George (Utah) Conference Syllabuses on CDs. I read all of them over the next three hours, and blogged about the " 'Bad Baby Names' Book is Great." I love conference syllabuses, although I wish some authors would provide more than a list of references for their talks. Dinner time ...

After dinner, I was back on at 7 p.m., checked my email and blogs, and wrote several emails for CVGS issues. I explored the tree charts made by FTM so that I could compare the charts with Legacy Charting. I made several with a nice background and printed one out - 12 pages big. There is no "save to .jpg" like Legacy has. I don't usually do many tree charts because I find ahnentafel and descendant lists more useful for my own research. Just me. I had written down some web sites from the conference syllabuses, so I explored them for awhile - I found nothing extraordinary.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.0 hour doing research and database entry, 2.5 hours doing CVGS things, 2.5 hours reading my new books and syllabuses, and 1.0 hours doing FTM charts.

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