Saturday, August 30, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/30/08

I almost went to the FHC today, but didn't. Saved gas...and money from not ordering microfilms. I can't decide which films to order - the RI town land records or the Middlesex County NJ probate and land records. I could order both, of course, and really blow the budget. I might even find out some things in the process.

I was on the computer by 8:30 a.m., read my email and blogs (lots of mailing list posts recently), and posted Finding Claude and Nadine Dawson - Craig has done a good job of finding online material, but he's stuck. I checked Facebook, opened my FTM 2008, and decided to put the summary list of Using FTM 2008 posts in a separate blog post. I was on a roll, so I wrote Using FamilyTreeMaker 2008 - Post 21: Adding Media II. Then it was a quick lunch, and a decision to go to the Chula Vista library and not the FHC.

At the CV library, I spent an hour looking for obituaries in the CV Star-News and the SD Union newspapers for a queryist. Then I spent almost an hour finishing the indexing for Volume I of the Spanish-Mexican Families book. I was home by 2 p.m., and posted blogs about my poor Padres and many email jokes on my Randy's Busy Life blog (the one where I'm too busy to write about my life... I do it here for some reason!). At 3:30, I went in and watched the news for awhile, but came back and wrote about How Many of Me. I checked Facebook again, Linda came home, and we got ready to go to the Padres game. We took the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish downtown (great seats for the Joe R "concert" while eating), got to our seats by 6:30, and the Pads won 9-4 over the Rocks. We got home at 11 p.m. because the game ended at 10 and the trolley was slow.

Genealogy today was 5.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on Facebook, and 2.0 hours at the library.

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