Friday, March 13, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/13/09

I think that I survived another Friday the 13th...essentially stayed home and did genealogy except for an hour out to lunch and a walk.

In the morning, I read email, read blogs, gathered my wits and posted Some answers to newFamilySearch Questions. That took awhile to get the links right and get the comments right. I got cleaned up to go out later, and posted Some La Vista Grave Sites. I need to get back out to the cemeteries and take more pictures to feed the SSDCGYR! I almost started in on the taxes but resisted the temptation. At 11:15, I went to McDonald's for lunch and at noon I picked up George for our weekly walk on the bayfront. I was home before 1 p.m.

When I read my blogs, I saw Chris Staats' post about the value of blogs, wikis, Facebook, etc. I decided to respond on my own blog, and spent almost two hours writing and polishing What is the Value of Genealogy 2.0 Technology? I can use most of this in my next column or two also. Linda came home and I helped her some, then I worked on the We Relate site trying to figure out how to get the family tree and the maps to work. It is not intuitive unfortunately, at least I can't intuit it! I stopped at 5 p.m. and watched TV and we had dinner, then watched the first half of the SDSU-BYU game. I came back to the computer at 7 p.m.

After reading email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, I worked on my lapsed client Project L. I've been too busy with blogging, presentations and CVGS to do much on it since January. I need to finish it. I added census data for several families to the database, identified missing census data for the families, and found about ten census entries to enter into the database soon (he said!). At 9:30, I decided to stop, read everything again, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours working in We Relate, and 2.0 hours working on Project L.

Tomorrow is an FHC day and then the SDGS meeting. I need to start loading scheduled posts for next week too.

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