Thursday, January 28, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 28 January 2010

A pretty good genealogy day - blogged a bit, worked in the database a lot, reduced my "to enter" file by about a half inch, and found some interesting items in newspapers.

* Read everything, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Kemp Bible typescript 1 and got cleaned up. Researched and wrote Genealogy Presentations on then had lunch at home. Thought about going for a walk...

* Worked in the database all afternoon, burning down by "to be entered" file by about 0.5 inch, plus adding source citations, getting sources out of locality fields and eliminating duplicate people. Added some of the LaTourette/Poillon/Crocheron people from early NYC to the database using a WorldConnect sourced database. Need to find the sources, of course! Pretty soon it was 5 p.m.

* Watched TV, read the paper, ate dinner. Back online at 6:30 p.m.

* Read everything, browsed Chronicling America and found a Devier J. Smith delinquent tax notice so blogged about it in My Smiths owed tax money! Browsed some more for McKnew in Washington DC and found three articles about death of Rosalie McKnew, 3rd wife of Jeremiah McKnew. She had 4 kids by Jeremiah, which was news to me. Found 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1900 census entries for these folks (no 1880, wonder where they are?) and entered them into the database.

* Checked in on Facebook, Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.5 hours researching and writing blog posts, 2.0 hours doing online research, and 5.0 hours working in the database.

My right upper arm hurts again - not bad, but a warning that I'm mousing too much. Probably ap inched nerve in shoulder. That's what it was last time. Need to exercise more and mouse/key less.

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