Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 04/15/08

Today was almost all genealogy and Padres... a good day!

I was on the computer by 7:30 a.m., and read my email and the overnight blog posts. I wrote my "Randy's Genea-Musings is Two Today" to celebrate two years of blogging almost every day. I explored the Generation Maps web site after Janet suggested I consider them for large pedigree charts. Then it was off to the Family History Center.

I got to the FHC in Mission Valley just after opening at 10 a.m., and put my two new microfilms on the machine and scanned/saved the Oneida County NY deed images for David Smith and Russell Smith on my flash drive. Then I worked on the computer for about an hour. I captured 1851 Ontario Census images of my Kemp family and Kemp marriage records for 1857-19?? in image form and also in a Powerpoint presentation (so I can have the reference information also). I also checked some Wiltshire Family History Society periodicals and the latest BIGRA newsletter before heading home.

I was home by 12:30 pm., and after checking email and blogs, I posted "FamilyTreeMaker 2008 Survey" for grins. I decided to collect the Genealogy News for April even though the CVGS Research Group meeting was last week and I missed it. I gathered the information in an email, then sent the email to my CVGS colleagues. Then it was Linda's turn on the computer and I watched the news and took a short nap before dinner.

After dinner, I posted "Genealogy News for April" on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. and then quickly posted "Catching Up on the News" on Genea-Musings, linking to the Genealogy Cafe post. Then it was time for the Padres game - we won, 6-0 on a one-hitter by Randy Wolf. During the game, I read "Newport" by John Jakes - I love historical fiction! I also put together the new fan we bought recently. At 10 p.m. the game was over and I read email and blogs again before writing this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours, including 1.0 hour of reading and writing emails, 1.0 hour of reading blogs, 2.0 hours of writing blogs posts, 1.0 hour of researching GenerationMaps, 2.0 hours of research at the FHC, and 2.0 hours researching the Genealogy News.

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