Thursday, October 29, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 29 October 2009

A different genealogy day ... no deadlines, clean up some loose ends, have some research fun, grabbed opportunity for Y-DNA test.

* Read email, blogs and Twitter. The post BIG Announcement - US Census Records was scheduled for early morning so that my commentary was first on the block.

* Wrote CVGS Program on "Genealogy Vacations" and scheduled it for late morning. Posted it on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog too.

* Worked for awhile on my Marketing Plan for the ProGen study group. Finished an outline, worked on business cards, thinking about a flyer, checked out potential website names - fun work! Had lunch, I think.

* Wrote Follow-up to Announcement and posted it.

* Accepted the offer of SMGF and GeneTree to have 43-marker Y-DNA results analyzed - paid $19.50 for the results. Input them to DNA Ancestry and YSearch also. Several Seaver people on GeneTree, none on DNA Ancestry or YSearch. Checked Family Tree DNA Sevier group too - no matches. Captured screens for another Y-DNA series.

* Read everything, got email from Footnote answering my questions in first post. Edited the BIG Announcement - US Census Records post.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to watch World Series, took a short cat nap, had dinner, bored by baseball, came back at 6:30 for some census work.

* Searched for census records for Linda's Brocke family - found several generations in 1860 to 1930 census records. Used Michael Neill's Ancestry census links - much easier than clicking back through Ancestry.

* Went in at 8:30 to watch end of game, and back at 9:15 to read everything and write this post.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hours working on ProGen study group, 3.0 hours working through Y-DNA markers and databases, 2.0 hours working on census records and the database.

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