Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/27/09

I didn't do much except blog, make FTM2009 charts and work on sources today. At least I did something useful!

After email, blog-reading, and Facebook checking, I posted Tombstone Tuesday - Jonathan and Amy (Champlin) Oatley (using my newly scanned photographs!). I got cleaned up, then watched the Paul Allen videos for awhile, and worked on More Family.com News. I made some pedigree charts in FTM 2009 and saved them, but when I tried to save a Descendants Chart the program crashed. WUWT? After lunch, I hunkered down to work on sources in my Master database and spent a good two hours using my system of finding (VR) in the text of a report, and then adding the sources for those families. I'm back into the 1600's now, so I'm starting to get some English parish registers as sources. I will have to go back later and add all of the correct source citation data - right now I'm just using a shorthand citation. I read the new Internet Genealogy magazine, checked Ancestry.com for new databases, and also Footnote. At 5 p.m., I went in for TV, newspaper and dinner.

After dinner, I created a short list of things to test in my search engine tests. I tried them out on Footnote, they'll probably work OK. I posted Pedigree Charts Using FTM2009 and then read Twitter and Facebook for awhile (timewaster?). Finally, I wrote about the Genealogy Happy Dance and/or Genea-gasms! for the next Carnival of Genealogy. Then this post, and now I remember that I want to write a post for the SSDCGYR blog... did Bennington Monument at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

6 blog posts, about 300 sources added, genealogy life is good!

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour on T/FB, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours doing sources in my database, 1.0 hour doing FTM 2009 charts, 0.5 hour watching Paul Allen, and 0.5 hour in magazines.

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