Friday, November 13, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 13 November 2009

Do you realize that November is almost half over already? Scary...

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, and posted Follow Friday - The Ancestry Insider and then got cleaned up. Came back and wrote Check out The Beginning Genealogist website.

* Wrote Book Review: "Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era" and scheduled it for later in the afternoon. Finally logged on to Google Wave and played around a bit. Will probably be a winner, but needs many more people to make it really useful. Uploaded photos to computer and rotated some of them.

* Had lunch at home, then picked up George for our walk along the bayfront (2 miles, 35 minutes, boats, restaurants, ducks, seagulls, squirrels, para-surfers, etc.) Cool day...about 63 F and windy. Was home by 1 p.m.

* Wrote CVGS Research Group Highlights - 12 November 2009 and scheduled it for the evening.

* Found out Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog was suspended by Blogger. Asked for a review, haven't heard back. At least can access email account. This happened back in July time too - took about 10 days to fix. Exported all of my other blogs to hard drive just in case. Need to do that more often.

* Worked on list of potential CVGS speakers for Barbara I. Emailed it off to her, Gary and John. Also emailed my ProGen October assignment to my group.

* Went out at 4 p.m. to cut the front lawn. Came in at 5 p.m. to watch news, read paper, eat dinner.

* Back online at 6:30 p.m. Worked on posts for Saturday, then checked Facebook.

* Recalled that database had some duplicate names and facts in Richmond family - so went into database and merged duplicate people and deleted extraneous facts on many of them. This happened when I merged five databases into one. Very frustrating!

* Answered Gmail email, then wrote this post. I rarely check the Gmail accounts.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.0 hour on Google Wave, 2.0 hours on CVGS speaker list, 1.0 hour on database work, 0.5 hour on deleted blog account, 4.0 hours writing blog posts.

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