Monday, July 7, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 07/07/08

I stayed home today to try to catch up on some genealogy work. Audrey didn't wake up until 9:30, so I had my email and blogs read, and was almost done with my "Ancestry Census Indexing errors" post when duty called - to hold her while Tami packed up. They left at 11, but I got my hour of loving a 2-month old in. I came back to the computer, and posted "Can Your Software Do This? - Series 3: PAF/AQ" courtesy of Tamura Jones.

I took some time to correct several posts - especially the FTM16 post that listed my oldest ancestors at death. It turns out that I had errors for two of them - they didn't live to be 100 after all - embarrassing! I did some online research and found some out-of-copyright info on Henry Beck and Catalyntje DeVos and their families and greatly improved my database for those lines. I spent quite a bit of time on the Schenectady County NY site and wrote it up in "Hudson and Mohawk Valley Genealogies." I also did a little research for a friend of ours who has a cemetery deed for an acquaintance's mother, and wanted to track down the acquaintance. She apparently died in 2007.

At 4 p.m., I went in to read the paper, watch the news, and take a nap. I succeeded in all three objectives. We left at 5 p.m. for the Padres game, stopping at Pollo Loco for dinner, and we were in our seats by 6:30. The Pads lost 3-1, and we were home by 10:30. I quickly read email and blogs, and posted this note. Off to bed!

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 3.5 hours researching several families online and correcting/adding information to my database, and 1.5 hour researching for my friend.

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