Friday, January 1, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Days - 31 December 2009 and 01 January 2010

2010 is here, and today was pretty much a genealogy day - even made some progress on organization and research.

31 December 2009:

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, and posted Treasure Chest Thursday - Abbie Smith's Death Certificate. Got cleaned up, then...

* Wrote Genealogy Goals and Dreams for 2010 and scheduled it for early afternoon. Answered some email, and researched a Seaver line for one correspondent.

* Had lunch, set up Linda's new camera, cleaned up the family room, and worked on the database for awhile. Judy came at 3 p.m., but was able to read everything, check Facebook, work on the database until 6 p.m.

* Got ready to leave at 6:15 p.m. for the Progressive dinner for our church group - salad at one house, main course at the second, dessert at the third. Had a good time, but decided to come home after 11 p.m. - everybody tired.

Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, and 3.0 hours working in databases.

Friday, 1 January 2010

* Happy New Year 2010!!! posted just after midnight.

* slept in until 9 a.m., watched a bit of the Rose Parade, then read email, blogs and Twitter, and thought about what to write. Researched the Genea-Musings stats for 2009 and collected some images for a future post.

* Decided to attack the loose papers sitting on the boxes - sorted, organized, put some in folders, threw some away, it looks more orderly and maybe I can find things now!

* Wrote Stuff! to commemorate my organization effort then realized that I'm not finished...50 more linear feet to go! Watched some of the Rose bowl game in first half.

* Reviewed and modified my Genealogy 2.0 column again after finding some reference articles - will send it to the editor tonight (one day late!). Need to make a to-do list for January and February so that I don't mess up! Checked in on Facebook where I found there were many other Packrat family cousins!

* Went in at 5:15 to watch football game, read the paper, had a short nap and had dinner.

* Back online at 6:30 p.m., and worked on the Marshall/Seaver problem. Added data to the database, searched out more data on Ancestry, and added it to database. Went looking for Seaver data in Westminster book and found some - including Loring Seaver's entry that should tie it all together. Found more interesting data in a mug book, so copied and pasted that into the database entries also. There's lots more where that came from, especially for Seaver, Buck, and Hildreth families.

* Wrote this post, and am done for the night.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on column, 1.0 hour on blog stats, 2.0 hours working on data management, and 3.0 hours working on Marshall/Seaver research.

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