Friday, November 14, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 11/14/08

This was a different genealogy day... but I didn't really advance the ball on any front. But it was fun!

I read my email and blogs, then posted Touched by Alzheimer's Disease for the Carnival of Genealogy. That took awhile, and I got ready to go to the library but checked in on Facebook first. I noticed the latest Unclaimed Person case, so I printed it to work on at the library. I got there at about 10:15, and checked the 1970 to 1984 city directories for a George Schott. No luck, plenty of Schott's over the years, but no George. I left at 11:30 and went to Mickey D's for lunch (nuggets, chocchip cookies, choc shake) and picked up friend George for our weekly walk on the bayfront. It was a beautiful day - 80 F, no wind, flat bay, good scenery. I was home by 1 p.m.

When I got home, I checked email, blogs and Facebook. I summarized my negative findings on Unclaimed Persons, then did more investigating in SD Superior Court records, and googled the subject and found a useful blog item, all of which I posted on the Case discussion thread. I read Brenda's post about Why Do You Do Genealogy, and decided to write my own blog post about it, and incorporated a number of other thoughts from a Google search. I worked for awhile capturing screens from Family Historian 3.1. At 5 p.m., I went in to watch TV, and then we went to Daphne's for dinner. We were home by 6:30, and Linda needed to use the computer, so I read the paper and my mystery novel. At 7:30, I came in and checked email, blogs and Facebook, then saved the FH3.1 screens as images, and wrote a post for tomorrow on FH3.1. Somehow, I got hooked on and played with it for awhile.

It's 9:15 and I'm bored, so after this post I'm going to go read my book some more. Tomorrow is the CGSSD meeting - I will try to share about the WG/TMG cruise.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour reading Facebook, 3.0 hours on Unclaimed Persons research, 1.0 hour on FH3.1 research, and 2.0 hours writing blog posts.

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