Thursday, June 26, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 06/26/08

I had a full day of genealogy - mostly blogging and preparation for going to the Jamboree on Friday morning.

I was reading my email and blogs by 7:30 a.m., and posted the " 'DNA 101 - Genetics for Beginners' Program Summary." I decided to get my Jamboree stuff in order, so I copied many database, web page, photo and tutorial files to my flash drive so that I can put the updated files on the laptop later. I also got the digital camera and copied the latest photos to the computer, and then to the flash drive. I went searching for a map of the area and discovered, quite by accident, the Google Map Street View feature. I know it is not brand new, but I hadn't used it before and thought someone else might be helped or intrigued by it, so I posted "Google Map Street Views." Lunch time!

I finished my prepared responses to the prompts that Leland sent out for the Bloggers Summit, and printed them out and put them on the flash drive also. Then I spent an hour answering some emails, especially the recent query to the CVGS site which I researched the other day. Nancy, my CVGS colleague, gave me an elusive ancestor to look for yesterday, so I spent at least two hours finding census records and family tree data for her problem. Linda came home, and we went out to Daphne's for Greek gyros and then to ColdStone for ice cream. Yummy. Linda was on the computer for awhile, so I took a walk at sunset around the mile track to get some exercise. When I came back, I wrote up the "'Finding Oprah's Roots" book report. It looks like blogger has changed the editor on the Draft Blogger site - they have taken away the invaluable spell check, and when I posted the article, all of the line breaks disappeared. I had to go back into Blogger Beta to do the spell check and insert the line breaks. Argghhh.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour answering the query, 2.0 hours researching Nancy's problem, 1.0 hour writing up my commentary, and 2.0 hours getting my photos and files on the flash drive.