Thursday, July 17, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 07/17/08

Just another typical genealogy day for me - lots of work, some play, even some chatting.

I was on the computer by 8 a.m. reading my email and blogs. I quickly photographed and edited the San Diego Union-Tribune pages about the SDGS Lost Treasures committee work and then wrote the Using FTM 2008 post about entering Sources. I checked for new Ancestry databases, checked Facebook, and then went to lunch down at Jimmy's Restaurant - the retired engineers group from Rohr meets every two months to swap stories and eat salads or breakfast. I was home by 1 p.m.

I spent some time reading and analyzing the NGSQ article for the TGF chat tonight - I made a summary of the highlights and did some source analysis. Then I finished my research report for my CVGS colleague and sent it to her via email. I didn't solve her problem, but I told her where to find documents that might solve it. I also found several family lines new for her. I received an email from ancestry, so posted about the New Ancestry Search webinar on 30 July. At 4:30, I went in to read the paper and watch the Padres game while eating dinner.

At 7 p.m., the Pads were losing, and I came in for the TGF online chat with Melissa, Debbie, Yvonne, and Valerie - Christy and Tina couldn't make it tonight. I moderated it and we had a good discussion of a Connie Lenzen article from 1994 about an elusive female ancestor. That was over at 8:30, so I checked email and blogs, and posted the NGSQ June 2008 issue table of contents. That's enough for today...I wonder what surprises there will be on Friday in the genealogy world?

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 researching and writing blog posts, 1.0 hour working on the research report, and 3.0 hours on the TGF article and chat.

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