Sunday, January 18, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/18/09

This was a much more typical Sunday than usual - I did very little genealogy work and sort of loafed most of the day.

I watched the news until 8:10 a.m., but couldn't stomach Meet the Press or fox News Sunday, so I read my email and blogs before getting ready for church. We were home by 11:30, and I helped Linda sort out some of her papers. Finally at 12:05, I got to start writing the Best of the Genea-Blogs post for last week (and I just saw that it needs editing!). Then it was off to the recliner for football! I dozed through the 3rd quarter of Arizona-Eagles, but saw the 4th quarter and all of the Steelers-Ravens game. We had dinner watching the game, and I came in to the computer after 7 p.m.

I read email, blogs and Facebook, then posted The Last Will and Testament of Ranslow Smith (1805-1875) from my FHL research, along with some commentary. I was intrigued by Mary Sanborn again, and easily found her and her family in the 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885 Iowa, 1900 and 1910 census records. They were in Howard County, Iowa the whole time and had 11 children. I wonder if anybody is looking for Mary's ancestry? If so, I don't know it, but I know where she was in 1850! Then I went in to watch Desperate Housewives.

Back at 10 p.m., I read email, blogs, Facebook and wrote this post. I'm done!

Genealogy today was 4.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts and 1.0 hour doing online research.

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