Monday, November 10, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 11/10/08

Time sure flies when you're having fun. Where did this day go? What did I do?

My genealogy pursuits were occasionally interrupted by Linda's luncheon party for her women's group. I helped set up tables and chairs for 20 people, and then put stuff away afterwards. I sampled about six things from the potluck for lunch, too.

I read my email and blogs, and posted How do you self-identify your ancestry? as a followup to my post yesterday about the election based on the book Generations, prompted by Drew Smith's comment. I checked in on Facebook, worked a bit transcribing data from the material I got at NYPL into FTM16, had lunch, and at 12:15 p.m. I went off to the Chula Vista library for Table Talk. While there, I found an obituary to answer a query that came in several weeks ago. We talked a bit at the table about my vacation, too. I was home by 2:15 or so, very sleepy. Linda reminded me about the Padres' ticket deadline, so I ordered them online. Then I went into the family room and took an hour nap in my chair, and when I woke up I watched Fox News for awhile.

I read my email and blogs the looked at the Perry-Castaneda Map Collection before dinner, and after dinner I started my post on US Exploration and Settlement Maps on Genea-Musings. I transcribed the obituary and sent it off to the queryist. Then I posted two items on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. A fellow in Oz saw my post about GeneTree results and phoned me at 7 p.m. to ask me about it. Since the person in question isn't in my database, I couldn't help him much. I uncovered some new family names in my Lewis and LaTourette ancestry in Staten Island, so I checked for information on WorldConnect about the families, and found more information that gives me several more ancestral families. I'm not averse to name collecting! After that success, I checked several more elusive ancestors on WorldConnect to see if anything new has been found recently. Not much. At about 9 p.m., I went in to read my book and watch the end of the football game, then watched news and the Palin interview on FNC. Then I wrote this post and I'm done for the night.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on CVGS activities, 1.5 hours working in my database, 1.5 hours in WorldConnect, and 0.5 hours on the phone with the Oz fellow.

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