Monday, August 24, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 24 August 2009

Hmmm, Monday. Not a typical one - did some interesting things today.

* Read my email, blogs and Twitter before writing Capturing the Research Process - Post 1 after reading about the topic on the TGF mailing list. Went in and got cleaned up.

* Back online, researched and wrote about's "Coming Soon" Page.

* Had lunch, gathered my CVGS bag, and went off to the library for table talk. Five of us, and it devolved into politics from genealogy. It's funny that people don't think the way I do...

* Was home by 1:30, and Linda was on computer, so I went in and took a short nap while watching the Little League game. Was back online by 2:30, and I worked awhile answering my piled up emails - burned off about 10 of them - some short, some longer. The longest was a Seaver query that came in a week ago - I haven't totally solved that one yet - involves a child out of wedlock and a Seaver man that marries after 1880 and dies before 1900 in California. Need an obituary, I think!

* At 5:30 p.m., we went off to dinner with our elderly neighbors. He was 87 today, so we treated them to dinner at Marie Callenders! Big deal, eh? They love it! But the food was so good and the company so fine that I didn't get home until 7:45 p.m.

* Joined the ProGen Group D chat already in progress (since 7:30,), but it doesn't look like I missed much. We went until almost 9 p.m.

* Read email, blogs, and wrote No Family Reunions in my family for the 79th COG. Then wrote CVGS Annual Picnic on 26 August on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog, and then this post. I'm done!

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 1.0 hour reading blogs and email, 0.5 hour on Twitter and Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on CVGS things, 1.0 hour answering email, 1.5 hours doing research, and 1.0 hour on ProGen chat.

I need to work on getting ready for the vacation trip - getting some blog posts in the pipeline, and gathering stuff to take.

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