Saturday, January 29, 2011

My genealogy day - 29 January 2011

A different genealogy day - I went to the San Diego Family History Center leading the CVGS Research Trip.

*  Read my email and blogs, noticed that Surname Saturday - WING (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Got cleaned up and packed my notebook and pockets with everything I needed for the FHC.  Except I forgot the flash drive.

*  Left at 9:10 to go to the parking garage, 10 CVGS folks showed up for the Research Trip on time and eager to visit the FHC (8 of them hadn't been before).  We left at 9:40 for the FHC, arriving at 10 a.m.  The staff gave us a 30 minute briefing (it could have been done in 15 minutes, of course) and everybody scattered to do their own thing.  I had a long list of books and periodicals to look for, and they didn't have any of the books (they haven't added much in ten years) and only one of the periodical articles.  I copied the article, then found several surname books and copied pages from them.  I helped my colleagues from time to time, but they all worked pretty independently.  We left aft 2 and I was home by 2:45.

*  Read everything, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Date You Were Born posted, and decided to watch TV, read the paper, take a nap and have dinner. 

*  Back online at 6:30 p.m. to work on my piles of paper in front of my bookcase.  Got the piles with articles and class notes done - need to work on the CVGS piles soon also.  Worked on my SDGS presentation for 12 February.  Added some content and moved charts around.  Then added to the Best Of post for Sunday, checked Facebook and wrote this post. 

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour writing blog posts, 4.0 hours at the FHC, 1.5 hour working on my piles and 1.5 hours working on my presentation.

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