Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 21 July 2009

I finally managed to have a research day away from the Genea-Cave. Cool. Linda was gone all day caring for an elderly friend...nice and quiet at home.

* Was on computer by 8 a.m., read email, blogs and Twitter, then posted My Favorite FREE Genealogy Resources. Only one comment here, but several on Facebook where it's cross-posted.

* Got cleaned up, gathered my bookbag and flash drives, and left at 9:45 a.m. for the Family History Center. Worked for two hours straight on Jefferson County Estate Papers, then ordered the Will Index. Was home by 1 p.m. Forgot to stop off at the cemeteries for pictures. Drat... too sunny anyway, I guess.

* Read everything, plus Facebook and GenWise, then posted Using GenealogyBank - Post 4: More Databases.

* Copied all of the captured Estate Paper images from five files onto the hard drive, and renamed all of them, then read them to see if my Devier Lanphear was mentioned. Nope! Drat again. Some good stuff on these families, though! Wrote Finally! A Research Day a bit later to describe the research trip.

* Worked hard on my growing email list. Pared it down quite a bit, and got the Sent list into the file folders too. Posted comments on two of my blog posts hoping that people will see them and respond.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner. Back on the computer at 5:45 p.m. to read everything, answer more email, and do a little research to help correspondents. Received five queries this past week about family lines - wonder why all the activity when the info has been on the Internet for years.

* At 7 p.m., went in to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and then my Deaver book. Linda came home really tired, and decided that caregiver work is not for her. Hmm, forgot to read my TGSG article.

* Padres lost 3-2 to Fish, and I took my walk around the block, then came in to read everything and write this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.5 hours reading email, blogs, Genwise, Facebook and Twitter, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 4.0 hours working on Lamphear research at FHC and home, 1.5 hours researching and answering emails,

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