Monday, January 19, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/19/09

This started out to be a really good genealogy day, then life happened. It was great!

I was up early and on the computer by 7:30, reading email, blogs and Facebook. I decided to blog about More on Originals, Images and Indexes with links to some APG list posts. I thought about it all night, actually. I got cleaned up, did a tweet to Facebook, answered some emails, and then dug into transcribing more of the Ranslow Smith probate records. I got the Letters, Bond and Administration done.

I ate lunch, then worked a bit in my database about the Ranslow Smith family - added some sources and information about the two adopted children. Since I was in the database already, I worked for several hours getting sources out of the place names and into the sources. That takes a bit of time for each person - I may have touched 300 people today, some with two or three sources to enter. I made some reports to try to determine what entries I missed and worked through that for awhile. Finally, at 4:00, Linda said she needed to do email so I went in to read the paper, watch the news and take a nap before dinner.

The doorbell rang at 5:15 and it was my old friend, Father Jack, who Linda had invited for dinner without telling me. We had a nice visit, then a great ham dinner, with angel food cake and ice cream and berries at the end, even champagne. Linda found out that she's allergic to champagne, unfortunately, and had to retire. Father Jack left at around 8, and I had an hour to check email, blogs and Facebook and post Blogs are great for readers. I really do feel sorry for the bloggers and staff. Then it was time for 24, then the dishes, back for email, blogs and Facebook, this post and I'm done!

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, and 5.0 hours in my database.

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