Monday, November 24, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 11/24/08

Ah, back to genealogy all day...

I was on the computer early, reading my email and blogs, and then posted I'm thankful for my ancestors, and repositories, and the Internet, and... as a response to two Thanksgiving memes. I got ready to go out later, and then I read Susan's blog post and wrote Addendum to "Best of the Genea-blogs" in order to note her post. At 11:45, I had lunch and then went to the library for the CVGS Table Talk.

John, Dearl and Gary were at the library, and we talked about CVGS tasks and projects, and I did two more pages of indexing the Spanish-Mexican Families of early California. I left at 1:45 p.m. and was home shortly after 2 p.m. I emailed the CVGS member list the information about the Wednesday meeting, and posted CVGS Meeting on Wednesday, 11/26 - Heirloom Discovery Day on both Genea-Musings and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. After reading my blogs, I posted Some Civil War databases free on through AccessGenealogy on both blogs. I poked around in Facebook for awhile, making comments and checked on several of my groups there.

I went exploring in the Legacy 7 and Legacy Charting software to figure out how to create a Calendar of birthdays and anniversaries for 2009 and a Bookmark showing several generations. I struggled with Tags for awhile, but managed to make a calendar. I wanted a bookmark with 6 generations, but it came out too small on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. It looks like three generations is about as good as it gets. If I had photos of my ancestors, aunts, uncles and cousins loaded into Legacy, I could make some nice charts, but I don't yet. Linda needed to use the computer, so I went in to watch the news, read the paper, and we eventually had dinner watching the football game.

At 7:30 p.m., I came back and worked a bit more in Legacy 7.0 and Legacy Charting. I downloaded the latest Legacy Charting software. Then I added articles from 2005 to 2007 to my index of the Seaver-Richmond Family Journal, and started work on the 2008 Journal. It is going to take some time. Finally, I wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on CVGS activities, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours in Legacy, and 1.5 hours on my Journal.

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