Monday, September 1, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 09/01/08

It was a full day in the Genea-Cave...a radio on, fan going, printer spitting, web searching, data entering, Facebook reading, and Randy-blogging day.

I started with reading email and blogs, then decided that since it was Labor Day that I would write up a summary of Randy's job history. That came out longer than intended, but that's OK - maybe my kids will read it and be impressed. After getting the screen shots together, I posted Using FamilyTreeMaker 2008 - Post 22: Web Search I in my continuing and never-ending series of posts, trying to finish before FTM 2009 is released.

Lunch time - I munched away while working on the computer - I entered all of my Project M data into the computer - I'm up to over 200 persons. I went to the Floyd County GA and Chattooga County GA USGenWeb sites and looked at records - I found some marriage records for the families, and a contact for the M name. I emailed him to see if he can help. An Unclaimed Persons group email came in about a San Diego guy, so I worked on that for an hour or so and went to the group on Facebook and other folks had found as much as I had. I posted mine anyway - it was a useful exercise to revisit the San Diego County court, assessor and clerk web sites. At 5 p.m., I went in to read the paper, watch the news and Padres game, have dinner, and read my book. The game was over before 8, and I wrote an email to the CVGS list about the Research Trip and the board meeting, then spent time reviewing the ProGen book sample fee structure and contract for my own fees and contract draft due yesterday. Oops! Then this post, and I'm done for the day.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.0 hour searching the Unclaimed Person, 2.0 hours on Project M, 0.5 hour on CVGS work, and 1.0 hour on the ProGen assignment.


A rootdigger said...

Why did you have to finnish before 2009 released. Is it going to be difficult.
I am not planning on obtaining the 2009. I do hope there will be no problems with not doing so. Can you tell me, or redirect me to where I can go to hear the true stuff about 2009 version.

Moultrie Creek said...

Randy, do you have ancestors in Chattooga County? My mother was born there and it's been a second home all my life. I highly recommend the Chattooga County Historical Society. Their quarterly is always interesting. They should have a page on GAGenWeb - if not, I'll be happy to send it to you.