Saturday, March 28, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/28/09

It was a decent genealogy day highlighted by a visit to the FHC and manic genea-blogging. Oh, Linda came home from Palm Springs and we went out to dinner. The details:

The previously written post on Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 2: Editing Person Data was published this morning because I knew that I was going off to the FHC. I was reading the paper and a front page article caught my eye, so when I came on the computer I wrote Dad Was a Civil War Soldier and scheduled it for later in the morning. After reading email and blogs, Twitter and Facebook, I got cleaned up and went off to the FHC to read my three microfilms that I ordered two weeks ago. They were the Probate indexes and the Grantor/Grantee deed indexes for Jefferson County NY. I got there at 10, and was ready to leave at 12 noon, but when I was ordering more films I noticed that I hadn't looked at all of the Probate Indexes on the film - only the Estate Papers index. So I reviewed the rest of them too. Didn't help much! I was home by 1:30 p.m.

Created some screen shots of the FHL Catalog process, wrote Using the LDS Family History Library Catalog and then the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Finding FHL Resources post. I worked more in RootsMagic, and at 4:30 went in to read the paper, watch basketball, and took a short nap. Linda came home at 5 p.m. and we went out to dinner at Daphne's and then got ice cream at Cold Stone to cap a successful evening. We were home at 7 p.m.

After reading everything, I decided that I'd better be a good example and posted Seeking Lamphier Probate Records in Jefferson county NY to show how to pursue the SNGF question. Then I wrote two posts for Sunday morning, since I'm not going to have any time before church and the time after church will be taken up by Scanfest. Finally, this post - so I wrote 7 blog posts today!

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours at the FHC doing real research, 0.5 hour working in RootsMagic, and 4.0 hours researching and writing blog posts.

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