Friday, March 27, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/27/09

What a nice quiet day! I spent most of it on the computer, writing, testing and blogging. Fun. I did go out for a walk at the bayfront.

It was 8:30 a.m. by the time I started reading email ,and then blogs, Twitter and Facebook, and posted CSI Alaska - The Van Zandt Case DNA details based on Colleen's email to me. An intriguing search for mtDNA. While reading on Twitter, I noted that Drew Smith has a new book out, so I blogged about it and ordered it from GPC. I wrote the post about before I got cleaned up, went to lunch at McDonalds, and walked with George at the bayfront in 72 F sunny weather - I wore my cap, or course! I was home before 1 p.m.

Worked a bit more on my column due at the end of March - I think it's done and I'll send it off to the editor tomorrow. Decided to work in RootsMagic 4 for several hours in order to more fully evaluate it before I have to buy it. I made lots of reports, a book, some charts, and captured many screens. Before I knew it, it was 5 p.m. and I went in and made dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and was back on the computer at 6 p.m.

Read my email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, then posted the first in a series on RootsMagic 4 testing. Worked more in RootsMagic - captured more screens - and wrote a post scheduled for tomorrow morning. Then wrote the third post on the Footnote Page Details and trying to merge two pages for the same person. Drat - I didn't do any really useful research or database work today - I need to work more on it in order to prepare my 25 April presentation.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 4.0 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hours working in RootsMagic, 1.0 hour working on my column, and 0.5 hour shopping at GPC.

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