Friday, December 12, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/12/08

As luck would have it, I finished up Project M yesterday and got a new project, Project L from Ed's caregiver, Linda! Cool - it gives me something to do, besides blog and my own research.

Today started with email and reading blogs, and posting Blog Caroling - "Angels We Have Heard on High." I checked Facebook, and my question on the Genea-Bloggers page, and came back to read Tamura's web site for awhile. I had a great idea, and researched it on Ancestry for awhile, and found that it didn't pan out, so I wasted about an hour. At 11:20, I left for lunch at McDonalds, picked up George for our walk on the bayfront, stopped at the bank and the post office to mail my Journal envelopes, and I was home by 1 p.m.

I read email, blogs, and posted about the Genealogy Metrics web site. I read some more, did more searching for vital records for Project M, and started looking at info for Project L. Linda told me her father's name, and I found him easily in the 1930 census, which gave me his parents names, and I found a tree on WorldConnect that is the right one, since the name is so unique. Linda needed to use the computer at 3:30, so I took a nap, came back and checked Facebook and email, then checked for online vital records to answer Angela's email, and then we went out to dinner at Trophy's in Eastlake for fish and chips. We were home by 7:15, but I watched FNC for awhile before coming back to the computer.

I wrote several emails, then settled in to do more on Project L. I found more on Linda's mother's family, and printed off several WorldConnect reports, then found corroborating data in census records for several families. Cool. At 9:50, I started this post, and will stop soon.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hour writing blog posts, 1.0 hour doing research on Ancestry, 1.0 hour reading web site articles, 0.5 hour researching VRs, 0.5 hour on Project M and 3.0 hours on Project L.

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