Monday, May 4, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 05/04/09

An interesting genealogy day followed by another mind-numbing Padres loss.

After reading email and blogs and Twitter, I researched, captured screens and posted Unindexed Databases on That was fun and actually gave me a research thrust to follow. I futzed around for awhile, got cleaned up, ate lunch and went off to the library at 11:45 a.m. with my laptop to the CVGS Table Talk. Guest Jerome came by (we've been talking on the phone) and he needed help in Family Tree Make to make reports or books, and in Open Office to make presentations. We worked for about two hours before packing up. I got a library book and stopped by the bank on the way home (our new checks were wrong...arrggghhh). I was home by 2:30 p.m.

I read everything, checked in on Facebook too, and tested the "I Remember" function on Facebook that accesses Footnote Pages. I wrote and posted Footnote Pages on Facebook - Great idea! about them. Found the Andrew County MO plat map for 1877 and looked for my Vaux family - couldn't find them. I think I found the Samuel Crouch and Ranslow Smith places, though. Linda needed to do her email so at 4:30 I went in to watch TV, read the paper, take a nap and get ready for dinner.

I was back on the computer at 6 p.m., and looked at the new site - can't figure out the benefit of it yet. Maybe I'm missing something? Worked some on the Class presentation, and at 7 p.m. I went in to watch the Padres game. I read my ProGen assignment during the game, which the Pads lost 9-6 to the Rockies. Back on the computer at 10:10, I read everything and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.0 hour on, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on my class presentation, 1.0 hour working on the Facebook I Remember app, and 2.5 hours on CVGS things.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the links to your helpful info on unindexed databases on and the "I Remember" app at Facebook. I found both articles to be very useful to my own research activities.

Stephanie at the Irish Genealogical Research blog