Thursday, February 4, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 4 February 2010

A full genealogy day at home - some blogging, some database work, some treasure finding, and working on the newsletter.

* Read everything, researched and posted Treasure Chest Thursday - My Parent's Wedding Announcement and then researched and wrote Using Online Genealogy Message Boards - Post 4 (GenForum 1) and set it for after noon.

* Got cleaned up, and had a fun time going through the Treasure Box - laid everything out on the extra bed in piles trying to collect similar stuff. Found postcard collection, packets of photos not yet scanned, original papers and artifacts, and two photo albums - one from a distant cousin and the other for the 1915 Exposition in San Diego - my grandfather's photos. Did a little research to find Carlie Brown-Smith without any results in 1880 or 1900 census.

* Had lunch, answered two emails about Seaver folks, and then worked in Family Tree Builder and Family Tree Maker 2010 seeing if same-sex marriages are permitted. They are, and seems like the labels are good to - Spouse instead of Husband/Wife or Father/Mother. Checked in on Facebook.

* Did some source fixing in the database, and added some data from the "to be entered" file, but got sleepy and went in to watch TV and take my nap. That led to dinner and more TV before returning to the Genea-Cave at 6:30 pm.

* Read everything, sent my blog presentation to the EGS guy, enjoyed Maureen Taylor's Analysis of Annie Moore Photographs, then worked on CVGS newsletter for several hours. About 85% done now...need half of one page and corrections to another, and done. Added more graphics to this issue. Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook/Twitter, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours in photo/treasure collection, 1.0 hour doing online research, 1.5 hours working in database, 1.0 hour working in software, and 2.5 hours working on CVGS newsletter.

1 comment:

dennis harrington said...

Regarding Genealogy software- I am using FMT Maker 2009 but get a lot of requests from family for the tree. It doesnt appear this is an easy thing to do in FTM unless they buy the program. Is this your experience? I am looking at an online app- The Next Generation which I found online. Do you have any comments on this subject?