Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 26 January 2010

An interesting day - stayed home and played genealogy most of the day. Got a lot done in my database, but still lots more to do!

* Read email, blogs and Twitter then researched and wrote Tombstone Tuesday - John Cooke (1607?-1695) - Mayflower Passenger. Wrote FGS FORUM Magazine - Winter 2009 Issue - and a Discount Deal and set it to post at noon. Got cleaned up.

* Worked on database checking data against Sam's data for the common families, and adding sources and revising notes as I went. Lots of English baptisms and burials in the immigrant families need to be "fixed" - the baptisms don't show up in the Born spot unless you put them in, same with Burials and Died spot - so double entered with a source citation so that they show up in lists and charts. Worked right through lunch...

* Had quick lunch, continued database work. Probably added 300 sources or more today. Checked in on Facebook, saw that Ancestry might have moved historical books around, but didn't see that they had. Searched in the Books, and found The Great Migration Begins. Wow - all of the sketches. Wrote "The Great Migration Begins" is on Ancestry.com. Compacted the FTM 16 database. Did a source report too - 342 pages.

* Went in at 5 p.m. to read paper, watch TV, eat dinner, and we delivered dinner to the Trevinos tonight. Home by 7:30. Read everything. Checked online databases at Access Genealogy and Family Tree Legends. Tested family tree and social network sites - some have gone under, others have not added much since last check in mid 2009. Frustrating. There are no "wonderful" family tree sites that do everything I want, and do it quickly.

* Wrote this post and done for the night.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in online databases, 1.5 hours in social networks, and 5.0 hours working in the database.

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