Sunday, August 22, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 22 August 2010

Kind of a lazy genealogy day until after dinner - then I really rocked my genealogy database.

* Read email and blogs, and started on Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15-21 August 2010 before church. We left at 9:30 a.m.

* Home at 11:30 a.m. after talking genealogy with two of the members. Watched the Padres game, ate lunch, read the paper and took as nap. The Pads beat the Brewers 7-3 to finish the road trip with a 7-3 record and a 6-game lead over the Giants.

* Back online after 2:30 p.m., finished up the Best of post, and wrote three posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, read the society email account, and read the CSGA newsletter. Sent an email about the Picnic to CVGS members too. Answered some email.

* Went in for dinner at 5 p.m. - we ate out on the patio, nice and cool in the shade.

* Back online at 6 p.m. to read everything, then worked in the database. Finished up the multiple name problems by doing the 4,000 Seaver entries, then created a Data Errors report in FTM 16 - it was 54 pages long. Saved it, converted it to landscape to read easier, kept it open to fix the noted errors one at a time. Got through the As and Bs - mainly ignoring the "more than 20 years after marriage" and "locations have capitalization errors" which are about 80% of the listed errors. The latter is because I capped foreign countries like England and Canada. I tried to fix, or at least look at, the duplicate names, the birth year is out of order, the child was born before marriage, the child born after mother died, the child born after mother was age 50, mother was under age 13, etc. Also corrected some source citations and added some source citations for Mass VRs and Norway VRs.

* Read everything, researched and wrote Adopt-a-Page at FamilySearch Wiki and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, and 3.0 hours working in the database.

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