Thursday, March 12, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/12/09

Oh no! Tomorrow is Friday the 13th again! Two months in a row. This was a different genealogy day, as I blogged a bit (I know, that's not different from other days) but I watched a lot of videos and read many web sites in trying to get my brain wrapped around what newFamilySearch is exactly. I know that I didn't do anything useful today on my deadline items, or on my client work!

After reading email and blogs, I posted My Y-DNA Results - Post 3: GeneBase Family Tree and then LDS NewFamilySearch questions. I wrote the latter after reading The Chart Chick's post from the Development Conference. The rest of the morning was spent watching the nFS videos on Mastering FamilySearch. It was a really fun morning, and I have a much better understanding of the problems facing nFS.

The time flew by - I remember looking at the clock at 12:30 and thinking "I missed lunch" so I had grapes, cookies and fruit cocktail. I read some of the PDF files on Miles Meyer's site concerning nFS. He has a nice collection of presentations. At 2:30 p.m., I thought "where did the day go" - I was lost in the world of nFS and PDF and Scribd...and can;t remember what I did for awhile. Finally at 4:30, I wrote SDGS Beginning Genealogy Classes and read more email, blogs posts, Twitter and Facebook. Linda suggested at 5:15 that we go to Rubio's for dinner, and we were back by 6:15 p.m.

Eastman had the article about RPAC so I studied that for awhile and posted Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) Recommendations. I answered some emails, read everything some more, then write this post. I'm going to watch ER at 10 p.m.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 0.5 hour on Genebase, 4.0 hours studying and watching nFS videos, and 0.5 hour on RPAC.

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