Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 10 November 2009

FWIW, Today was 11/10/09... a day of doctors and genealogy.

* After reading email, blogs, and Twitter, posted Lyle Was Driving for the Smile for the Camera carnival.

* Got cleaned up, left for the eye doctor at 8:30 a.m. Eyes tested OK, been 9 years since last checkup, ordered new glasses. Home by 10:30 a.m.

* Eyes dilated, everything's bright! Researched and wrote Family Tree Statistics from MyHeritage.com and posted it. Pretty good stuff. Checked other software and only RootsMagic has stats like this, but not in graphical format.

* Had lunch, left at 12:40 p.m. for dentist office for cleaning. Home by 2:15 p.m.

* Read everything, worked a bit in the database on Connecticut VRs. Researched and wrote Ancestry.com Has Military Collection FREE through 13 November and posted it. First one to post it? Emailed it to my CVGS mailing list.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, eat dinner, and then did the dishes.

* Back online at 7:30 p.m., looked for Paul Schaffner in Ancestry WWI draft cards, got frustrated by New Search failure to find anything in San Francisco. Researched and wrote AFL with "New Search" on Ancestry.com. Maybe they'll fix the problems. Checked Facebook.

* Searched 1874-1877 San Francisco City Directories on Footnote.com. Keeping a list for McKnew, Paul, Schaffner, Seaver and Whittle. Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 0.5 hour on MyHeritage, 1.0 hour on Footnote, 1.0 hour on Ancestry, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in database - sources for CT marriages.

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