Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/10/08

I stayed home again today to do honey-do cleanup projects and to avoid filling the car with gas... I need to remember that gas will probably be cheaper today than tomorrow.

I was on the computer at 8:30 this morning reading email and blogs. I flailed around in FTM 16, Legacy 7, TMG 7 and FTB 2.0 for awhile trying to find out how to make a list of birth days for my ancestors. That's all I want - a list so that I could check who was born on what day, say June 10th. The process was non-obvious to me in each program. So I whined about it in my post "Does any genealogy software do this? - Post 1." Having unloaded that frustration onto my readers, I went and did some chores.

When I came back, I created some screen shots from the Philly Marriage Index database for show and tell in "Searching in the Philadelphia Marriage Indexes."
I checked in on the Facebook Unidentified Persons group and saw that Case #3 was solved, and Megan soon sent Case #4. I then created the email for my monthly "Genealogy News of the Month" for my CVGS colleagues, which I'll present at the Research Group on Wednesday and post on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe after the meeting. I worked a bit more in Legacy 7 and TMG 7, and looked at RootsMagic 3 again to see if it will do what I want with birth dates. Then it was TV news, newspaper, and nap time before dinner.

After dinner, I had more chores, but spent about 20 minutes reading email and blogs before the Padres game (we lost 7-2, drat). After the game, I read email and blogs, and posted about DearMYRTLE's new TeachGenealogy blog. And wrote this post.

Genealogy efforts today were 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours working with the frustrating software packages, 0.5 hour on the Facebook group, and 2.0 hours looking for genealogy news of the month.

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