Saturday, March 1, 2008

Family History Journal - 3/1/08

It's March already - Tempus Fugit, I think, is the Latin term.

After reading email and blogs on Bloglines this morning, and posting "Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 3," I shepherded my CVGS group to the San Diego Family History Center - 13 in all went. We left the parking garage at 9:35 a.m. and returned at about 2:25 p.m., and I was home by 2:45. I read email and blogs again, but was tired so I went in and took a nap in my recliner. I read the paper, finished my Richard North Patterson book, and we had dinner and dessert.

I came back to the computer after 7 p.m., read email and blogs, and posted "CVGS Research Trip to the FHC Today" to document what happened at the FHC - not much! I was frustrated by the lack of success and not being able to do any of my own research - two films came today! I checked Ancestry for their latest databases to see if I've missed anything. Nope! Then I decided to go hunting for surname web sites that might identify some elusive ancestors or enrich my databases. I went through my list of "elusive women" and all I really found was my own message board posts and web site matches for most of them! I think I'll start an "Elusive Women" series after I finish the Vaux descendants posts. I did find Spangler and Pickel web sites that have authoritative data on those families in PA and NJ, respectively.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 1.0 hour reading email and blogs, 1.0 hour blogging, 5.0 hours on the CVGS research trip, and 1.5 hours of furious Googling...

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