Monday, October 6, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 10/06/08

I managed to do some research, get some chores done, and blog today while catching highlights of the ball games.

After reading email and blogs (Bloglines is not sending some of my favorites, like Genea-Musings!), I posted Using GeneTree as a Social Network. I'm not impressed... I did some research on using GeneaNet for future posts. I put the package together for Project W and couldn't figure out how much postage I needed, so I sent a request through the online USPS FAQ system. They responded tonight! Now I know. I had lunch, gathered my stuff to go out, and went to the library first for Table Talk with Dearl and some light indexing. I picked up some books too. I left at 1:15 and went to the UPS store, the bank and the grocery store and was home by 2 p.m.

I read email and blogs, then wrote Who are my German-born Ancestors? in hopes that someone would help me out. Tamura did - he found new info for me quickly on the Koenig/King family. I put the new info in FTM and did a bit more searching online for other names without much luck. I went searching for funny photos for the Smile carnival...I found several, and I'm afraid I don't have some of the "really good ones" in digital format. I wonder what box or album they're in? I went in to watch the end of the Rays-WS game, read the paper and had dinner.

After dinner, I decided to work a bit on my computer data management. The "new system" I started a month or so ago isn't going to work, so I did some research on Ben Sayers site, on Ancestry's learning center, and in the SCGS Jamboree syllabus and wrote up Is This My New Computer File System? - Post 1. It isn't, of course, yet. I got real flustrated with Ancestry's Learning Center - it was taking up to 60 seconds to load a page with Java and Flash going...and all I wanted was a list of text articles and the articles themselves. Why do they hassle me like this? Oh well - I just won't use it. After all, I got my year for $22 last October...I wonder what I'll pay for it this year? Finally, this post and I'm off to watch TV and read my book for awhile.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours doing research, 1.5 hours on CVGS things, 2.0 hours on computer data management, 0.5 hour on Facebook and 0.5 hour on Project W.

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