Saturday, July 11, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 11 July 2009

It was a decent genealogy day...but the Padres lost again.

* Up early, on the computer by 7:15 reading email, blogs and Twitter, then posted Is there a Smooth Talking Gene? after finding article in a Google Alert. I love well done humor and satire - it was almost believable to a non-genie.

* Got cleaned up, and came back to schedule Historical Record Source Citations imported from for later in the morning (written last night). Then wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun piece and scheduled it for the early afternoon.

* Left at 9:30 a.m. for the SDGS meeting with my laptop. Pam asked me to lead the RootsMagic group but Phyllis did it. There was no projector, so we just talked about RM4 and showed a few screens to the persons near us. This group needs a projector! There were about 10 in attendance.

* At 11:30 a.m., I went down to the main room and checked out the book auction offerings. I bought 4 things from the "set price" tables before the luncheon. Ate lunch with Pam and Gene, Dona, Jayne and Chris (the latter two are in Pam's beginners class). Had great table conversation - Jayne picked everyone's brains about many subjects.

* The book auction was pretty boring. Peter Steelquist tried hard to encourage bidding, but the books offered were not especially attractive. Not enough general interest books, and too many really specialized books. Too bad. I left at 1:30 p.m. and was home by 2 p.m.

* Read everything, tweeted about SNGF, and went in to take a nap. Back online at 4 p.m., read more, typed up some stuff for Linda, and decided to write Family Tree Maker 2010 software - what? when?

* Went in to help clear off the patio table for dinner - first time out there this summer. Ate dinner, came in to watch the Padres-Giants game, read my James Patterson novel. Good game, 2-1, but we lost again (7 straight, digging deeper into last place).

* Back to the computer at 9 p.m., read everything, then wrote CVGS Research Group Summary - 8 July 2009 and CVGS Member Ahnentafels on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. Then wrote this post, and I'll go read Facebook and GenWise before I head off to bed.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.5 hours reading, 3.0 hours writing 7 blog posts, 3.5 hours at SDGS meeting, and 1.0 hour in FTM.


Susi's Quarter said...

Randy, you sound lost in cyber space. :>) Ever stop to smell a rose and look at a cloud? I sure thank you for sending the cousin my way. Lot of time on computer,
I dig garden or pull weeds then computer I guess I break it up more and try to enjoy what around me.
Your log made me tired. :>)

Anonymous said...


I got tired reading this!

"Guide by the Ancestors"