Thursday, January 29, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/29/09

The month is almost over, and I'm still not done with my sources corrections or my data input from the FHL material.

After email and blogs and Facebook, I read Russ W's suggestions about my FTM 2009 charting problem. I rebooted, and it worked, at least for awhile (it crashes FTM2009 now after several successes). I posted Getting Help on Family Tree Maker Issues to highlight the Knowledge Base and Genforum message board for other FTM users. I tried to make We're Related work again, and failed, so I posted I Tried We're Related GEDCOM Upload Again- Fail! to complain about the sad state of FamilyLink's social networks for genealogists. It was lunch time, so I ate at home and came back to the computer determined to do something useful.

Instead, I posted Is US Content Being Held Hostage by to be an equal opportunity ranter. I transcribed the rest of the Ranslow Smith probate records and the two Samuel Vaux deeds (I needed to do this for next week's ProGen homework!). For good measure, I added sources for all of the English parish data in the Samuel Vaux ancestry. Another small part of my ancestral database fixed! I played on Twitter and Facebook occasionally, sent an email off to my CVGS colleagues about the research trip on Saturday and providing links about my SLC trip, and then I went in to read the paper, watch TV and have dinner.

I ended up fixing dinner because Linda was tired (I did the wash hangups too) - we heated the leftover macaroni and cheese and boiled cauliflower, finished off with See's honeycomb chips for dessert. I was back on the computer by 7 p.m., and posted my transcriptions of the two deeds in Andrew County, Missouri Deeds - Samuel Vaux Family. Then I worked on a TGN traffic post for tomorrow morning since I anticipate not being able to blog much on Friday.

Tami and the girls came at 8:30 p.m., so I helped with the babies and came back to do some more research on TGN and FL traffic. Then I wrote this post and will go in to watch ER.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on FTM 2009 problems, 1.0 hour researching traffic, 3.0 hours putting Smith and Vaux data into the database, and 0.5 hour reading Internet Genealogy.

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