Saturday, February 28, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 02/28/09

February is over...time sure flies when I'm having fun doing genealogy research, blogging, playing with the grandkids, etc. I have the Family History Fair to attend on 7 March, four CVGS meetings, an SDGS meeting, a CGSSD meeting, two chats, a presentation in March at North SD County Genealogical Society, about 110 blog posts to write, and a column to write. This rolling genea-blogger is gathering no moss, that's for sure!

We left before 7 a.m. for the monthly swim group breakfast, and were home by 8:30. I had scheduled Genealogy Search Engines: FamilySearch Record Search - Post 2: Wild Card Search to post while I was gone. When we got back, I read my email, blogs and Facebook, then started work on my ProGen class homework. This involved picking one person, writing down all of the sources of information available for the person, analyzing and categorizing the source and information according to the chart in the book Professional Genealogy. I ate lunch at my desk, and managed to get 13 sources done for Devier J. Lamphere Smith. I'll do the fact analysis, based on the source categorization and source content, later. Linda wanted to have a "date night" so we left at 2:15 p.m. for Balboa Park.

We stopped at the library first, but got to the parking lot of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park at 2:45 p.m. for a 3 p.m. IMAX show. She went in to get tickets, and I searched for a parking space. 20 minutes later, I finally timed one right, went in, and she was nowhere to be found. I people-watched, played some of the science games, and she came out of the show at 3:40. We wandered around the Science Center watching kids play, and we played too, it was fun. We left at 4:10 for dinner at Hob Nob Cafe - one of our fave places in San Diego. Excellent food and service, and the prices are good too. We were home by 5:45. I watched TV while Linda did her email work, and I came on the computer at 7 p.m.

I quickly wrote up the Saturday Night Fun - Leap Year Day Events, then read email, blogs and Facebook, and then read some political news. I checked FamilySearch Record Search and Footnote for some indexing things, and then wrote a post for Sunday morning, then wrote Indexing Quirks - 1860 Birthplaces based on an experience this morning. Then this post, and I'm done!

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blogs, and 4.5 hours doing ProGen homework.

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