Friday, October 30, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 30 October 2009

This was a pretty fun day - some blogging, some research, some database work. Where did the time go?

* Read email, blogs and Twitter before writing Follow Friday - "GeneaBloggers". Wrote Obtaining my 43-Marker Y-DNA Test Results and scheduled it for late in the morning.

* Tried to find the books I can't find, and found them! Then tried to find the extra FTM 2010 package and it is still hiding from me. Tried to organize some of my piles...put like things together but the piles are just a bit neater now.

* Got cleaned up, went to lunch at Costco, then walked on the bayfront with George. Got home by 1 p.m.

* Decided to work on the San Francisco families of my wife - Schaffner, Paul, Whittle, and McKnew. Went through the site pretty carefully, then found lots of obituaries in the SF Chronicle on Saved some, transcribed some into my database, plus the death dates found. Wrote a summary in San Francisco Afternoon Delights.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, take a nap and eat dinner.

* Back online at 6:30 p.m., researched and wrote two posts for Saturday.

* Started working through the San Francisco City Directories on for the SF surnames, plus Seaver. Found a pretty easy way to do it - will have to describe it in a post soon. Got through 1861 to 1873.

* Read everything, checked Facebook, wrote this post, and ready to read my Koontz novel for awhile.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter and Facebook, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 3.5 hours in SF Chronicle obituaries, and 2.0 hours in SF City Directories.

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