Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 16 June 2010

It was a major genealogy day, but I feel like I didn't accomplish much of anything useful. Kind of nice to just mess around with deadlines a week away.

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, and posted (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 107: Unknown Chicago Family and wrote CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 19 June for later posting.

* Got cleaned up, then looked in FamilySearch databases for the Cropp family, who may be in the WW picture. Not much luck there - just Andrew's death record. Had lunch, left at 11:15 for the library.

* Attended CVGS Computer Group at library. Shirley led, but I did the last 30 minutes showing Footnote Pages and City Directories. Was home by 2:15 p.m.

* Read everything. Worked a bit in FamilySearch some more, and then researched and posted SCGS Jamboree 2010 Post Summary. Added photos to Facebook too. Fed the birds and got the trash out.

* Went in at 4:30 p.m. for dinner, then watched TV and napped a bit. Back online at 6 p.m. to research and write Online Periodical Indexes - Maryland Historical Magazine.

* Used to find 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 US census records for the Cropp family, then searched the Chicago Tribune in Ancestry's newspapers for Cropp obituaries. Found several, and added them to the database. The grand-children of Sarah (Kemp) Cropp would be my third cousins, and they're probably out there - will they ever find me?

* Checked Facebook, tagged all of my fuzzy photos, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours researching and writing five blog posts, 3.0 hours doing online research in FS and Acom, 1.5 hours on Twitter and Facebook, 2.0 hours at CVGS meeting, and 1.0 hour working in my database.

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