Thursday, November 18, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 18 November 2010

This was a very different genealogy day - no work in the database, no society work, and not much blogging.  Because real life intervened today.

*  Read email and blogs, got cleaned up, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Isaac Seaver's Civil War Pension File: Widow's First Declaration posted.

*  Left after 8 to take the Lincoln to the car repair shop for a tire patch.  He put air in it and said to replace the tires, they were ready to blow out.  Went up to Costco but they weren't open until 10, so went home.  Carefully.  Linda called and we decided to get it done after my talk in the afternoon.

*  Read everything, researched and wrote Checking out the new MyHeritage Charts

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for the Rohr Retired Engineers luncheon down the street - had about 25 there,  Was home before 1 p.m.

*  Packed up the laptop, grabbed the projector, and out the door by 1:10 p.m.  got to library at 1:20, set up laptop and projector.  Ruth brought the microphone system, but I couldn't make it work.  Drat.  Talk started at 2:10, and went to 3:20 p.m.  Good questions at the end.  Packed everything up and we were home by 4 p.m.

*  Drove both cars to Costco, got the tires set up, went to Rubio's for dinner, and dropped Linda off at Costco.  Was home by 5:30 p.m., and she was home by 6 with the car and new tires.

*  Read everything, answered some email.  Tried to understand how to salvage the email collection we've saved.  Looks like the only way is to save them as text or HTML files.  Lots of work, that!  Checked for Frank Munger Civil War file on footnote - 28 pages!  My cousin will be happy.

*  Went in at 9 p.m. to read the paper and watch TV.  Back online at 9:50 to write this email, then done. 

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 1.5 hours doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour researching and writing blogs, 2.0 hours doing my presentation, and 1.0 hours working in online databases. 

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