Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/11/08

This was a pretty good genealogy day, although I didn't get any real research done.

I was up early, and reading email and blogs by 8 a.m. I posted "Searching for birth dates in software" in an effort to summarize the responses to my question yesterday about "Does any genealogy software do this? - Post 1." I had to test each one of the suggestions before I completed my post, so it took awhile. Then I edited my Genealogy News email and printed it out. I worked on the spring cleaning a bit more because Tami and the girlies were coming tonight, but they didn't. I checked my Facebook page and the Unclaimed Persons group to see what was happening. At 11 a.m. I had lunch and gathered my things to go off to the library.

I stopped by the PO box first, then was at the library at 12 noon for the CVGS Research Group. We had 10 attendees, including one potential new member. I looked for library books for awhile, and was home by 2:30.

After reading email and blogs, I posted "Family Photographs - Post 9: Grandma Bess" - my usual not-wordless Wednesday post. I edited the Genealogy News and emailed it to the CVGS list, then posted it on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog as "Genealogy News Summary for June, 2008." I wrote up the "Research Group Summary -- 11 June 2008" and posted it too. I was bloggered out by then, so I went in at 4:30 and read the paper, took a nap, watched the news, and had dinner. Before the Padres game at 7, I checked email, blogs and the Facebook group.

The Padres beat the Dodgers 4-1 (yay!) and this happy camper came back to the computer at 9:45 to write "Ah, AWT is not in New Ancestry Search - yet!" Then I wrote this post and it's almost time to hit the hay.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 3.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in the Facebook group, and 2.5 hours doing CVGS work.

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