Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 10 February 2010

It was a different genealogy day - had lots of fun at the CVGS Research Group today!

* Read everything, and posted (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 90: Effie Smith of Concordia KS 1885 before getting cleaned up for the day. Came back and think I found Effie in the 1880 census as a 13-year old girl.

* Researched and wrote New Databases on FamilySearch Record Search. Others have posted the projects in work, but no one is posting the databases actually available for research on the FamilySearch Record Search site.

* Checked in on Facebook, then gathered papers up to go to the library for the CVGS Research Group.

* Had lunch at McDonalds, got to the library at 11:45, and the gang of 13 trickled in over the next 30 minutes. Had a fun and informative meeting with three visitors, one a new researcher, one coming back to research after 30 years away, and a veteran visiting us for the first time. The other ten were CVGS members. Every one contributed to the conversation which was neat. Spent some time with Marta who has San Diego and BCN heritage back into the 1800s.

* Home by 3 p.m., and posted SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 13 February - Carolyn Rober then answered some emails. Added more files to Google documents, including my current FTM16 database. Will do this weekly in order to keep a recent backup offline. Added some of my presentation files too.

* Went in at 4:45 p.m. to read paper, watch TV, take a nap and have dinner. Was back online at 6:45 p.m.

* Wrote Valentine's Day is Special for Me for the Smile for the Camera Carnival. Checked back on Facebook for awhile.

* Went in at 7:45 p.m. to watch Jeopardy and Faces of America on PBS. It was pretty good. Tami and grandgirls came at 8:30 so I helped with bath and bedtime.

* Back on computer at 9:15 p.m., wrote a post for Thursday morning and read everything, then wrote this post. So six blog posts today!

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 3.0 hours at CVGS meeting, 1.0 hour watching genealogy TV, and 4.0 hours writing blog posts.

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