Monday, February 7, 2011

My genealogy day - 7 February 2011

This was a different genealogy day due to the OASIS class I taught this morning...averted a crisis, and I did get some database work in tonight.

*  Read my email and blogs before getting cleaned up and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records of Benjamin Allen (1662-1721) posted.  Gathered my stuff and headed off at 8:30 a.m. for the car dealer for maintenance. 

*  Got there without much traffic at 8:45, was done by 8:55, and walked the mile over to the shopping center lugging my laptop.  Sat on the bench reviewing my handout for about 20 minutes and ate my apple, then went in to set up the computer for the class.  I did not have the class presentation material on my two flash drives!  I copied the wrong file folder to the flash drives on Friday night.  Ah, but I copied things to the laptop last Monday, so found the presentation, quickly edited it, saved it to the flash drive, into the class computer, and was ready when students came to 10 a.m.  Whew! 

*  Class went well, was out by 12:20 p.m. and walked the mile back to the car dealer lugging my laptop.  Got checked out, and was home by 1:15 p.m.  Ate lunch, noted that "The Schoolmaster's in that Bed" posted and gathered up the CVGS Newsletter material and went to the UPS store at 2 p.m. to publish the newsletter.

*  Was done in 30 minutes, back home to read everything and research and write Do Genealogy Template Sources Survive When Passed Through GEDCOM?

*  Sent the Newsletter to the webmaster for posting and to the email member list for reading. 

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, help with the wash, and we ate dinner.

*  Back online at 7 p.m. to post National Institute of Genealogical Studies Acquires GenealogyWise website.  Worked on free-form sources in RootsMagic - got the G, H, I and J ones done.

*  Decided to find the census records for the Chula Vista historical houses on the April tour, found the first one easily, right next door to the John Morrill house (Morrill married Matie Smith in 1920, my grandfather's aunt).  Found more information on Morrills and then Pinkhams and added them to the database.  Really got sidetracked there - oh well, I can do more searching tomorrow.

*  Added to the Best of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours teaching the OASIS class, 1.0 hour on CVGS Newsletter, 1.5 hour on database sources, and 1.0 hour on online research. 

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