Friday, November 12, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 12 November 2010

Still no decision on the desktop computer - my guess is that we'll get a new system.  The D3000 is five years old and needs more RAM and memory, and is running XP.  Is Windows 7 mature enough?  I don't need a monitor or a printer.  I really don't like the keyboards on the laptops or netbooks.The cold is better - no sniffles, some coughing, no meds today.

*  Read my email and blogs, then researched and posted Improved FamilySearch Beta Features - Library Catalog

*  Gathered my stuff to print, and went down to UPS Store to print and mail CVGS newsletter and print handout for next week's talk.  Then to Costco to drool over computer systems, eat lunch and off to the library to put papers in slots and newsletters in box.  Then I picked up George for our walk on the bayfront.  We talked about the grandkids and my computer problem.

*  Home by 1 p.m., read everything, then researched and wrote Dear Randy: Which program creates the best narrative report? 

*  Worked on the Place names in my FTM database - had FTM 2010 on laptop with place names and usage, and modified FTM 16 file on desktop.  Got the N's done. 

*  Went in for dinner and TV watching.  Back online at 6:30 p.m.  Read everything, answered some emails.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post for the morning.  Read some posts on Eastman and Tanner and GI and AI to see if I missed anything.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on CVGS newsletter, 2.0 hours working in the database, and 1.0 hour working in software. 

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