Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/04/08

Today was another day that I didn't advance my own genealogy research one inch, but I did a lot and learned a lot.

I was finally on the computer at 9 a.m. and read my email and blogs, then I posted "Is Genealogy Blogging Healthy?" I think so! Then I read the Carnival of Genealogy and posted about "The Swimsuit Edition." Today was the CVGS Board meeting, so I printed up the agenda, fired off some emails, and gathered my stuff to go to the library at noon. I downloaded Legacy 7 Standard Edition (doesn't permit some bells and whistles, but what is free is a pretty decent program), and uploaded a GEDCOM to it to test it out. Then I checked out the Genealogy Cruise in October ... sounds like a great one. I had lunch (fruit cup, choc chip cookies, apple) and went to the PO Box then the library. I wore one of my new genealogy shirts and everybody laughed...

The Board meeting went two hours because we have a lot of irons in the fire, and everybody is doing their jobs well. We spent a lot of time talking about the seminar plans for October. I left at 2:15 and was home at 2:30 pm. After checking email and blogs, I posted "Family Photographs - Post 8: Randy and his Horsey" - one of my favorite pictures! Some good memories too. I went back into Legacy 7 and worked a bit more, trying out reports and charts. It will do pretty much what I want with reports. We'll see if I like it enough to buy the Deluxe version!

At 5 p.m. I went in for the news, the paper and dinner. I came back to the computer at 6:15 and sent some emails to my board folks. I also emailed a fellow who asked me for advice about his research problem. Then it was Padres game time, and I watched up until 8 p.m. when I joined my ProGen Study Group in a chat about education and alternative careers in genealogy. We analyzed the NGS Genealogy course, but we talked about other educational courses too. This was over at 9:05, and I watched the Padres finish off the Cubs 2-1. After the dishes, I read email and blogs, and wrote this post. Bed time soon...

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 1.0 hour reading and writing emails, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 3.5 hours on CVGS business, 2.0 hours on Legacy 7, and 1.0 hours on the ProGen chat

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