Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 28 September 2010

Stayed home and worked on genealogy all day - and then watched my Padres lose again to the Cubs.  DRAT!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Henry Smith (1680-1743) of Medfield MA after figuring out why Blogger wouldn't post pictures.  I had 1,000 in my Picasa album and the new Blogger doesn't start a new album.  Fixed it by switching to Blogger in Draft.

*  Got cleaned up, then did some more census and other searching for the descendants of Elizabeth Whittle, daughter of Rachel and Alexander.  Wrote The Children of Alexander and Rachel Whittle - Elizabeth.

*  Been thinking about what to write for my FORUM column...think I'll do something about the Whittles!  Had lunch, then answered some emails.

*  Tried to make a GEDCOM file and FTM16 wouldn't do it, said I had a fatal error.  Compacted the file, and tried again, same thing.  Opened FTM 2010 and imported my FTM16 file, and then saved it as a GEDCOM for FTM16.  Opened that in FTM16 and it worked, but now some source fields are messed up.  Shoot.  Probably should check how that works in Legacy and RootsMagic too. 

*  Added sources for two more family lines, which completes the Richmond/White side of the family.  Now onward to the Metcalf and Putman sides of the family, then the Dill side and I'll be done!  About 60% done now.

*  Watched some of the FTM 2011 webinar, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2010 and 2011 Webinars.  Back in the database a bit, tried to correct some of the source errors introduced by the GEDCOM. 

*  Went in to watch TV, read the paper, take a short nap, eat dinner on the patio (only 88 F today), then watch TV, eat dessert, water the back yard and front plants until the Padres game came on.

*  Read more of my Lescroat novel watching the Padres lose 5-2 to the Cubs.  Now 2 games behind Giants with 5 to go.  Doesn't look good. 

*  Read everything, checked Facebook, wrote this post, done!

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hours doing online research, 1.0 hour working with FTM GEDCOMs, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour watching webinar, and 2.5 hours working in the database.

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