Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 04/21/09

Well, I have few memories of what I did today, but I'm sure I'll remember something about the day.

After doing email and reading blogs and Twitter, I posted Tombstone Tuesday - Joanna Sawtell (1701-1786) in Groton MA, got cleaned up and then researched and wrote Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 14: Creating Lists - Part 3. I spent an hour making a PowerPoint for my software presentation on Wednesday and copying it to the flash drive. I had lunch, and worked a bit on the CVGS seminar problems, and then on the presentation and handout. I got the handout almost finished, and improved the presentation in the process. I have too many slides and need to find a good place to end it and come up with a finishing hook. In the process of looking for Lam/Lanpheres/etc. in the online book services, I ran across a fascinating autobiography and wrote about it in Internet Archive search reveals a fascinating book of life in the 1800's. I saved it in my Lamphear surname file.

At 4, I went in and watched news, read the paper and took a nap. We left after 5 p.m. for dinner with our elderly neighbors - celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at The Galley at the Marina. They loved the ice cream sundae freebie! We were home by 7:30, and the Padres game was on. I got the laptop out and tested everything I could for tomorrow. I ran a scan of the laptop and came up with two problems, so that worked. The Padres lost 8-3 (Pads now 9-5). At 10 p.m., I came in to read everything and to write this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on the software presentation, 1.5 hour on the Saturday seminar, and 1.0 hour doing online research and reading.

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