Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Genealogy Journal, 04/02/08

This was mostly a CVGS day in genealogy.

I read my email and blogs starting at 8 a.m. and posted the CVGS Seminar information on Genea-Musings. I also put a post on the San Diego Rootsweb message board to alert San Diego readers. I made a second presentation file with some introductory slides and all of the research problem tables for use at the seminar. I practiced my main presentation a bit but then hurried to copied all of the material (3 presentations) onto my flash drive for backup. At 10:30, I got all of my paper together and went off to the post office, the bank to sign the signature papers, and then four of us went to lunch at Panera. We got to the library at 12 noon and had a long and involved CVGS Board meeting. Afterwards, we tracked down a library person to ensure we could enter at 9:30 on Saturday morning to set up for the seminar.

I was home by 3 p.m., and read my email and blogs again. I did the research and posted "Subscription Family Tree Web Site Traffic." Then I wrote my CVGS newsletter articles and sent them to the editor. I also wrote an email to the CVGS email list reminding them of the seminar on Saturday and to reserve their space. Then it was TV news, read the paper, dinner, put out the trash, and read the latest NGSQ issue while watching the pre-game show. When the game came on at 7 p.m., I got the laptop, transferred the presentation files, and reviewed the Genealogy is Fun(ny) presentation, read my Bloglines, read my politics sites, and checked out Ancestry's new databases while watching my Padres lose 9-6 in the 9th inning.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 1.0 reading and writing emails, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour blogging, 2.0 hours preparing presentations, and 3.5 hours doing CVGS business.

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