Friday, August 8, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/08/08

You know, I forgot that it was 8/8/08 and I was going to have a geneablogavaganza with 8 posts today. Oh well, too late now. The three I did post were long ones though!

I started the day with email and reading blogs, and then found my screen shots to do the Using FTM 2008 - Post 13 on three chart types. I went into FTM 2008 and made some more examples of charts that I would love to have on my wall...and I crashed FTM 2008 in the process. It still won't do some things I did before. I managed to print off a number of six generation pedigree charts for my father's ancestry. I'll have to do my mother's side next time. I wrote a post to the APG list asking about hotels in NYC and PR for our pre- and post-cruise stays in October.

I finished Colleen Fitzpatrick's new book "The Dead Horse Investigation" last week and have been pondering doing a book review of it. I did it today here. I had to go out to AAA, the bank and McDonald's at lunch time, but I was back by 12:30. I played a bit more in FTM 2008 (it still crashes - I compressed the file, and rebooted the computer, and it still crashes without warning) - I'll have to post a note on the FTM message board about it. Then I went on Facebook and almost put more pictures up, but I found the FamilyTree application there and installed it and filled out the four generation chart with names, dates and places. I have two more requests for help researching, so I did some preliminary work and came up pretty empty. I noticed that Miriam had posted the Opening Ceremonies to the Genealympics, so I posted about it here.

At 5 p.m., I went in to watch the news, have dinner, read the paper and watch the Padres game. There was a rain delay for an hour or so, but I didn't come back to the computer. The Olympics came on at 7:30 and I switched between the Pads and the O's until the Pads lost 6-3...then I finished my mystery book (a Ridley Pearson) just about the time the USA came marching in. After that, I came in and read email and blogs and wrote this post (hey, that's 4 for today!).

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours making charts in FTM 2008, and 1.0 hour doing some research.

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