Saturday, July 19, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 07/19/08

This was a great genealogy day for me - I learned a lot, I made a web site, and blogged...well, maybe I did a little searching.

I was up early, and ready to go out at 7:30. I checked my email and blogs and saw the NYGBS story and started a blog post, but had to leave at 7:50. I went off to my church men's group breakfast in National City, and then left at 9:10 and got to the CGSSD meeting in La Jolla at about 9:35 a.m. The first part was almost over, but the second part with Joel Weintraub was a wonderful presentation on a topic near to my heart - Census Records and how to search them. There was a light lunch and 20th anniversary cake afterwards, and I was home by 12:45 p.m. I checked my email and blogs again.

The Padres game was on, so I watched that, read the paper, opened the mail, took a nap, and was thoroughly disgusted by the 6-5 loss to the Cards (we led 5-0 in the 5th). Arrggghhhh. I came in and posted about the CGSSD meeting and Joel Weintraub's presentation (I liked it!) and then went in and had dinner (Linda went off to dinner and a play with friends). When I came back to the computer, I finished up my post about the NYGBS library collection.

I mentioned the other day that the CVGS web site at Rootsweb got taken down for some reason, and we haven't found out why yet (Tech support at Ancestry notified on 7/14). The society has a Google email account, and I recalled that Google will provide a free web page (100 mb) so I created a new CVGS web site. I transferred quite a bit of web page content to the site, but not the documents, photos, etc. that were linked to the previous site. The site is at Tell me what you think of it! I am limited to Google's templates, layouts, colors and fonts, but I was able to put quite a bit up in three hours. I wrote this post and I'm going to go read some of my new book.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hour writing blog posts, 2.0 hours at the CGSSD meeting, and 3.0 hours working on the CVGS web site.

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