Sunday, February 22, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 02/22/09

This was a really fun genealogy day for me.

I was up early, and read my email and blogs before getting ready for church. It was super to see how many tried the Saturday Night Fun challenge - it's catching on, finally! I posted "Using Google in Your Genealogy" with Gena Ortega at CGSSD on Saturday and got ready to go. We left at 9:30 a.m. and I was home by 11:30 a.m. I wrote the Best of the Genea-blogs post last night and set it for noon today.

I logged onto the CoverItLIVE! web site and the Scanfest chat was already in progress. I jumped right in, and then had to figure out what to scan. I chose my Aunt Marion's photo album since it has mostly California family pictures sent to her over 60 years. By the end of the chat, I had 17 pages of the album scanned, about 100 pictures that need to be cropped and saved as individual photos with descriptive labels. At the end of the chat, I wrote Scanfest was on Ancestories1 blog. I need to finish up my presentation and handout for 10 March, so I worked for three hours on the presentation, modifying the slides, adding content, etc. It looks a lot better now, and has bigger text box comments and better titles. I added material for the FHLC, Maps and City Directories, and edited quite a few topic pages. At 5:30, it was time for dinner.

After dinner, we watched About San Diego with Ken Kramer, and I came back and read email, blogs and Facebook. I answered some emails, sent more Footnote pages to Pam, and wrote about the CVGS 2/25 Program with Susi Pentico on both Genea-Musings and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. I did a little online research for my cousin Al in Massachusetts on his Harvey challenge, without much success. Then this post, and I'm done for the night.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours on the Scanfest chat, 1.0 hour doing online research, and 3.5 hours working on the presentation.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Randy how do you keep track of the time that you spend during the day doing you computer and genealogy work?

I have a hard time keeping track of my time. Do you have a special organizer and to do list that you use?