Thursday, October 14, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 14 October 2010

Another all-genealogy day, with less of a break for dinner, since there was no baseball.  Even got to the FHC for the second time in a month (and this year!).  Month sounded better...

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - U.S. Navy Discharge Certificate and researched and wrote Family Tree Tab on FamilySearch Beta - Historical Records.  Learned something there - FamilySearch has indexed more than name, place and date in MA VRs!  They indexed parents too.

*  Got cleaned up, gathered my Whittle papers, and went off to the FHC at 10:30 a.m.  Worked there on two microfilms of English parish records until 12:30 then home by 1 p.m.

*  Copied scanned images to computer from USB drive, then edited the file names.  Worked on my OASIS Class 3 and class 4 presentations and handouts - moved one module from 4 to 3 to even out the time a bit. 

*  Found some Mass VRs on AmericanAncestors to get source data, and started working back on my Massachusetts lines to find marriages and deaths in the 1841-1910 VRs on AA and adding them to the database.  Kinda clunky interface, but manageable. 

*  Wrote Whittle/Mansley/Morley Baptisms in Parish Register Records to show my finds for the day, worked more in Mass VRs to put data into database.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch news, read the paper, ate dinner and back  online by 6 p.m. 

*  Read everything, checked Facebook, worked in the database on Hilperton folks for several hours getting sources right, eliminating duplicates.  Added some Marshman and Rich data too from my Hilperton extractions. 

*  10 p.m., wrote this post. 

Genealogy today was 12.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 2.5 hours researching and writing blog posts, 2.0 hours at FHC, 1.5 hours working on OASIS class, 2.0 hours working in Mass VRs and database, and 3.0 hours working on Hilperton PRs and database. 

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