Thursday, March 26, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/26/09

This was a fun genealogy day, and I started on the taxes. There were many new things going on, and I made a little progress on my Lamphere search.

After reading email and blogs this morning, I researched and posted's Great Depression Collection - Post 1: First Views and then tweeted it. Then it was off the Ancestry's new US PRI database and I posted "New" U.S. Public Records Index on after testing it and creating screen shots. I almost missed lunch I was so busy.

Taxes are due in three weeks and I haven't done anything about them yet. I installed the 2008 Turbotax and started in on the returns. I had to learn about stock proceeds, base price and gain/loss. That took quite a while to figure out but I did. Then I sorted the 8 inch stack of financial papers that have accumulated over the last year. At 4:30 I went out to find dinner - ended up with a TV Dinner when I couldn't find Chinese food. Oh well. Watched TV, read the paper, ate, and was back on the computer at 6 p.m.

Posted's Great Depression Collection - Post 2: The 1930 US Census and tweeted about it too. Worked a bit with the search functions in Footnote - I'm not impressed with it - it doesn't work the way I think it should. The wild card function is great though. Started in on the Lamphere study - worked in Rootsweb, USGenWeb, FamilySearch and Ancestry and found no data for Devier Lamphere (and variant spellings). Frustrating! Finally decided to find Lamphere (and variants) in 1830 and 1840 census in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence NY counties. That took em up to 10 p.m. and I went in and watched ER. Afterwards, I wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours researching and writing blogs, 0.5 hour exploring footnote, and 2.5 hours on the Lamphere research.

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