Monday, January 5, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/05/09

This was almost all genealogy all day...I have the sinking feeling that I missed something though.

I was on the computer by 8:30 a.m. reading email and blogs, then posted Are imaging services missing NARA records? I fear that they are, and something should be done about it. I checked in on Facebook, tweeted once, and worked a bit on my Project L client research - I found the right Dix family in Illinois! I posted about Michael John Neill's Find Famous People Contest and spent about 30 minutes looking for the elusive Thomas Alva Edison in the 1870 census, without luck. Then it was lunch time, and I went off to the library for CVGS Table Talk with John and Dearl. I found the Pennsylvania Line book that I mentioned on the cruise posts, and copied some pages from it. I was home by 2:45 after stopping at the store and the gas station.

I worked a bit more on Edison without success, and a bit more on Dix with more success. At 5, I went in to watch TV, read the paper, have dinner and watch football. I took food to our neighbors who are housebound now. I was back on the computer at 6:30, wrote the CVGS monthly activities post, my newsletter articles, and answered four emails - including one to a Sever researcher who might be a Y-DNA match. Or not... we'll see. After writing Preparing to Visit the FHL in SLC post, I wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.0 hour on the Edison hunt, 1.5 hours on the Project L work, 2.5 hours on CVGS activities, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, and 1.0 hour preparing for the SLC trip.

Ah, I missed the Texas/Ohio State football game. I wonder who won?

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