Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 28 October 2009

Ah, October is finally over as far as the To-Do list is concerned. Er, except for the ProGen things I've put off...

* Read email, blogs and Twitter and perused the photo files for a decent photograph for Wordless Wednesday. Settled on the 1913 photo in Not So Wordless Wednesday - Family Photographs: Post 77 - Della's Relatives in 1913.

* Edited "Genealogy Vacations" one last time, saved it, copied to two flash drives and the laptop, and packed the bag for the CVGS meeting. Wrote Make an Ancestral Map and posted it.

* Got cleaned up and had lunch. Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library. Got set up before noon, and set off my "Genealogy is Fun" presentation for the attendees to laugh at as they straggled into the auditorium. The darn thing still won't advance on the timer for some reason - maybe I need to upgrade my OpenOffice software.

* CVGS Program meeting started at 12:20, was introduced and started "Genealogy Vacations" around 12:45. 81 slides and 70 minutes later - whew. They seemed to like it. Enough humor, vacation pictures and research stories to offset the deadly boring word slides.

* Was home by 2:30, read everything, and wrote Eight More Days of Voting for Best Genealogy Blogs and voted myself (again, forgot to do this for the last three weeks).

* Checked Twitter and Facebook, checked new databases on Ancestry and Footnote, and answered email.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the World Series, took a nap, had dinner, read the paper, and started my Dean Koontz novel.

* Back online at 9:15 p.m., read everything, wrote two blog posts for Thursday, and then this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 3.5 hours on CVGS presentation and meeting, 0.5 hour on Twitter and Facebook, and 0.5 hour checking websites.

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