Monday, June 2, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/02/08

Just another day with a little research, some CVGS throw in, and a Padres loss. Ho-hum.

I was reading my email at 8 a.m. and the blogs soon after. I wrote the "Family Health History Portrait" post after updating my own (!). I thought others might be interested in doing it. I worked for several hours in Family Tree Builder 2.0, and finally posted "Working With Family Tree Builder - Post 1" before I had lunch at home (veg-beef soup, choc chip cookie, green grapes). When I do screen captures like this, I capture the screen (using "Print Screen", paste each screen into an open file in Open Office's presentation program, then after I've captured them all, I save the OO file and save the screens one at a time as a JPG file. Doing it this way, I have the individual pictures to upload into Blogger and a presentation document that I can show at a CVGS meeting.

After lunch, I went off to the Library for our weekly Monday gabfest - there were 7 of us altogether. A non-member, Martha, came as others were leaving, and she wanted a tour of the CVGS holdings, so I showed her around, then told her about the computers, and we sat down and she showed us the family group sheets she's created so far. I was home by 3 p.m.

Linda was on the computer when I got home, so I watched Fox News for awhile, then came on the computer and did some research to help a correspondent out. I didn't solve his problem, but I think I know how he can solve it. I wrote several posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog also. Time flew, and at 5 p.m. I went in to watch TV and have dinner. We ate out on the patio. After dinner, I spent a half hour doing some ProGen study group work and then went in and watched the Padres game against the Chicubs. We lost, 7-6. Afterwards, I came in and read email and blogs, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours working on FTB2.0, 2.5 hours on CVGS things, 0.5 hour on ProGen tasks, and 1.0 hour doing research on Ancestry.

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