Thursday, June 19, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/19/08

Today was a fairly full genealogy day, broken up by the Padres game and dinner.

I was on the computer by 8 a.m., read my email and blogs, and put together "Meet Guest Blogger, Sheri Fenley." The Padres played the Yankees at 10 a.m. today, so I watched the game over lunch. I was back on at 1:15 p.m. (Pads lost 2-1), and posted "Longest recorded marriages."

Then it was time to study the article "Howerton to Owerton: Documenting a Name Change" by Thomas W. Jones, published in The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 78, Page 169-181, September 1990. This was the discussion topic for the TGF Group I'm a part of - the chat is 7 p.m. tonight. I made some questions about the article, answered them, and reviewed the sources to see what are online and what are in the FHLC. I also made a recommended list of free online genealogy web sites for the Beginners class in CVGS for Bernice. I went in to watch TV, have dinner and wash dishes.

I was back on the computer at 6:45 p.m., and checked email and blogs before being linked into the TGF Chat by Christy. We had a lively group of 6 tonight, and were done by 8:15 p.m. I posted "Did I Just Hear a Shoe Drop?" and "Article on Adoptees Using DNA to find their Father's Surname." Then I wrote this post, and will check Facebook and my stats before I quit.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 4.0 hours on TGF activities, and 1.0 hour of CVGS related activities.

UPDATED 10:30 p.m.: Then the Genealogue weighed in - funny!

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