Monday, September 27, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 27 September 2010

The hottest day of the year here in Chula Vista, and all of Southern California.  Only 96 F here, but 110 F in the county.  Got my glasses fixed.  The Padres lost.  Genealogy - oh, a bit!

*  Read my email and blogs, then wrote Amanuensis Monday - Will of Jonathan Keyes (1722-1781).  Got cleaned up.

*  Did more checking records, got more help from my readers, then wrote Alexander Whittle dies in California's Gold Country.   Had to check out the lead given in a comment to this post - found the marriage in the Daily Alta California newspaper too, but a search didn't find it.  Guess the CDNC OCR indexing is imperfect.  GenealogyBank may be better.

*  Had lunch, took off for Wal-Mart to get my classes fixed.  They couldn't do it, so went to the Medical Center where I got them.  Had to buy new frames, but old lenses almost fit.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Read everything, answered some email, wrote Table of Contents -- FGS FORUM Fall 2010 Issue.  Added the new Whittle  information to my database, then fixed several English source citations based on an NEHGS article. 

*  Checked out some genealogy society web pages to evaluate page design, links, tabs, etc.  Looked for articles about societies changing from traditional paper to online presence. 

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV, we ate out on the patio in 95 F shade, no breeze. 

*  Online again at 6:30 p.m., answered more email, did a Seaver genealogy report and sent it off. 

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch Padres game.  Read the paper, then my John Lescroat novel, and watched Pads die in the 9th with bases loaded, lost 1-0 to the Cubs.  Only have to win 6 in a row now!

*  Back online at 10 p.m. to read everything, check Facebook and write this post.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours doing online research and 1.0 hour working in the database. 

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