Sunday, October 12, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 10/12/08

This was a pretty typical genealogy Sunday - a little blogging and some research, but not too much.

I read my email and blogs before I went to church, and I got home at about 12:15. I wrote my Best of the Genea-blogs post, checked in on Facebook and then went looking for more Putman's on the Ancestry databases. Mark P emailed me yesterday saying we needed to find a death record for one of John and Sarah (Martin?) Putman's children, and suggested that Isaac K. Putman (died after 1880), Peter W. Putman (died 1882) or Mary (Putman) Hubbard (died 1912 in Canada) might provide a death certificate with a mother's maiden name on it.

I went in at 3:30 p.m. to watch the football games and read the paper. The Chargers game came on at 5:15 and we had dinner watching the game. After the game at 8:30, I came in and searched WVR for Putman information and got frustrated by a US database behind the World firewall, so I wrote about it in Is Northern New York Included in the WVR US Collection? Then I went back in to watch Desperate Housewives, and then the news and sports highlights. When I came back at 10:40, Mark had sent three emails and had found the Mary (Putman) Hubbard death record in Ontario (on Ancestry) that says her parents were John Putman and ??? Martin. Great and fast work by Mark! Then I wrote this post, happy as a clam in shallow water.

Genealogy today was 4.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on Facebook and 1.0 hour doing research on Putmans.

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