Monday, March 23, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/23/09

I'm feeling pretty good - no sore throat or sniffles, an occasional cough. The meds helped, I think.

After reading email and blogs, I posted My Y-DNA Results - Post 9: Looking for Matches on Ysearch and then got cleaned up. I had to make some maps for Linda for her trip, checked Twitter and Facebook, and then had lunch and went off to the library for CVGS Table Talk. There were 8 of us there - four talking and four working on the estate papers. I was home by 2 p.m.

Email, blogs, posted Mystery Monday - Thomas J. Newton of Maine (19th century) as part of the new meme, wrote CVGS Program on 25 March - "Using Federal Non-Population Census Schedules" and then DNA success story - an elusive father. I went in to watch TV, read the paper, and eventually have dinner. I was back on the computer at 7 p.m.

After the debacle yesterday of searching for some family tree graphics to use in my presentation, I bit the bullet and went with what I'd used before - a yellow heading background and a light blue body background, with a small ancestor picture in the upper right-hand corner. I modified last year's talk, deleted quite a bit, added quite a bit new material, and am probably 50% finished. I need to add new content now - but I need to do some scanning and lots of tables and online searches first. At 9, I went in to watch 24, then some of the WBC championship game, did the dishes and came back at 10:25 to write this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 3.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on CVGS things, and 2.0 hours on my presentation.

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