Monday, March 30, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 03/30/09

Monday was almost an all-genealogy day - only food and shopping and 24 broke up the day. I got a lot done, I think.

After reading email and blogs, I posted something I've been thinking about for awhile- the tremendous service that Lorine is providing on her Ask Olive Tree blog. So I wrote Must-Read Genealogy Blogs - Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question as the start of a series. Then it was Mystery Monday - Robert Leroy Thompson of Tennessee (1880-1965) and I gathered up all of my previous posts to try to get some suggestions on this mystery man - not mine, my love-in-law's grandfather. Got cleaned up, then polished up the FORUM column and emailed it off to the editor. Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked on my ProGen assignment for Thursday, then read the new Internet Genealogy magazine. Had lunch, and worked for awhile on some CVGS things - trying to get the newsletter organized.

Opened RootsMagic 4 and worked with it some more. Experimented making web pages. Also experimented with Legacy 7 making web pages. Looks like FTM 2009 doesn't make web pages yet. At 2:45 p.m., I was drowsy so went in to watch TV and napped for an hour. Then we went out to Ortho Mattress to finally buy a queen bed for the guest bedroom. Back home, we watched TV and had dinner. I was back on the computer by 6 p.m. Decided to post another RootsMagic 4 demo - so captured screens and wrote Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 4: Creating a Pedigree Chart. Then it was off to in order to answer an email about what I want in their Search engine. Reading blogs, I noted that Kory M has published his latest Top 50 Genea-sites, so I posted 50 Most Popular Genealogy Web Sites. Then it was time for 24!

Came back after washing dishes, read email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on ProGen homework, 1.0 hour on RootsMagic 4, 0.5 hour on Legacy 7, 0.5 hour on FORUM Column, 1.0 hour on CVGS things, 0.5 hour on Footnote, and 0.5 hour reading the magazine.

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