Saturday, February 26, 2011

My genealogy day - 26 February 2011

It was an interesting genealogy day, to say the least!  Rainy and cold - high was 55 F, rained all morning.

*  Read my email and blogs, and noted that Surname Saturday - LADD (England > RI) posted.  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Count Your Trees and set it for noon time.

*  Went to Ed's memorial service at church.  He was one of my clients back in 2008.  His brother from SC was there, and a granddaughter from the L.A. area was there.  At the reception, we talked a bit about the ancestry papers I had given Ed - they looked at them the night before.  I got their email addresses to send them information.  They did not know about the second family of Ed's father.

*  Home by 12 noon and watched SDSU get beat by BYU again.  Drat.

*  Back online at 1:15 p.m., read everything, checked Facebook, but soon interrupted by Linda breaking a bottle of olive oil in the kitchen.  What a mess - glass and oil everywhere - counter, sink, floor, stove.  Took awhile to clean it all up. 

*  Worked in the database for awhile - got through the F's and G's and into the H's on source editing.  Found more source errors and fixed them.  Worked a bit to burn down my "to be entered" file - got the Killingly CT BMDs into the database and sourced, and checked to see that data for several CT/RI families were entered and sourced.  Answered some emails.

*  Linda called dinner at 5:45 p.m., so we ate, then watched TV and read the paper until 6:45. 

*  Back online to read, then started working through Piscataway BMDs that I photoed at the FHL last April.   They turned out fairly well - readable when magnified, and entered the Marriages from the old record book.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Decided to look at the Turner problem in Ed's tree again, since that was a sticking point before.  Found a family in the right place and right time (only Turner family in Chattooga County GA) and found an online tree in WorldConnect, but it didn't list the specific Turner girl (born after 1880 census, married before 1900 census).  I'm pretty sure that's where she belongs, so added it to the tree.  Will add weasel words to the database.

*  Checked Facebook, then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hour writing blog posts, 2.0 hours working on Ed's tree, and 3.5 hours entering source data into my tree.

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