Monday, October 18, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 18 October 2010

Genealogy and baseball - not a bad combination!

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Will of Crispus Richards (1681-1763) of Lynn, Massachusetts posted.  Set the post for 1:43 PM in hopes that the blog post would be up by then.

*  Got cleaned up, and gathered my OASIS material and left by 9:10 a.m.  Got to Mission Valley by 9:30 a.m. and got set up - presentation, Legacy, Ancestry, Rootsweb and GenForum on the computer.  Had more time today to do some searching on the screen to demonstrate narrowing the search, and also demonstrated Person View.  Used two guinea pigs - both worked! 

*  Left at 12:20 p.m., stopped at McDonalds for lunch, then the library for meeting with Gary, and rushed home to see if blog post was up yet.  It wasn't.  It was 1:44 p.m. and my blog had posted.  I hurriedly took it down, but it made Google Reader!  Posted The WikiTree is Growing instead.

*  Worked on future blog posts and then at 3:30 p.m. noted that the blog had the Person View post up and I published mine - Ancestry Labs and Person View - a first look!

*  Created and printed off some ancestor reports to help me in SLC on Friday.  FTM 16 is so easy and consistent!  Wrote more future blog posts.  Copied more files to USB drives.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch baseball game, read the paper, eat dinner, and reading my John Sandford book.  Rangers won. 

*  Back online at 8 p.m. - read everything, answered some email, wrote two future posts for Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, checked Facebook, watched the San Francisco clip from 60 Minutes, and wrote this post. 
Genealogy today was 8.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours at OASIS class, 0.5 hour at library on CVGS, 1.0 hour printing reports.

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