Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 26 May 2009

I want to try out a bullet point style of reporting my genealogy (and real life) activities for awhile - I get tired of writing "I," "then," "my," etc. This was an all-genealogy day for me, except for the evening.

* 8 a.m.: Read email, Twitter and blogs. Wrote Memorial Day Musings and Genealogy-Related Bumper Stickers. My, how creative all of the SNGFers were!

* 10 a.m.: Got cleaned up and dressed. Started on lesson plans and handout for Class 3 of my adult ed "Beginning Computer Genealogy" class. Got bogged down in the software examples for awhile. Resulted in RootsMagic 4 Wall Chart problems which I delayed posting until afternoon.

* 12 noon: Had lunch at desk, worked on Class materials. Got bored, so wrote Checking in on NewEnglandAncestors.org and scheduled it for evening. Back to class materials, made some charts on software (LFT7, RM4, FTM2009). Updated my FTM 2009 too. After the RootsMagic post went up there were immediate responses. Took Bruce's suggestion and downloaded a "fresh" RM 4, registered it, and my Export problems went away! This squeaky wheel got some quick grease!

* 5 p.m.: Went in to watch news, read paper, take nap, have dinner and watch Padres game. They lost 6-5, ending 10 game win streak (now 23-23).

* 9:30 pm.: Read everything, commented on some blogs, watched a video, 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 NewEnglandAncestors looking at TAG, 1.5 hours making charts on LFT7, RM4 and FTM2009, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, and 2.0 hours working on class handout.

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