Monday, April 18, 2011

My genealogy day - 18 April 2011

It was a fine genealogy day until around 4:30 p.m. - then it was no mo'.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Amanuensis Monday - the Will of Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726) of Ipswich, Massachusetts.  Got cleaned up.

*  Came back online and wrote a post for Patriot's Day, but decided to post it on Tuesday.  Copied half of my genealogy files to the laptop (10 gb worth) using the flash drive, and got the latest database into RM4, LFT7 and FTM2011.  Deleted a bunch of files from laptop that were obsolete (and are on the backup external drive).  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy Blogging - for Fun or Profit?  Modified the EGS handout and presentation and sent the handout off for copying.  Answered some emails.  Found some records on Find-a-Grave for Maggie's family and before I knew it, I had worked several hours adding the info and more to the database.

*  Tami called at 4:30 p.m. to report she was on her way to the ER with a bad ankle sprain or fracture.  Ouch!  Been there, done that.  We agree to meet James in Temecula to transfer the girls to us for the week.  Got there by 6, listened to the Padres game (they lost 1-0 to the Cubs), I took a nap waiting, and they came by 7 p.m.  We ate at In 'n Out, and were home by 9 p.m.  Linda got girls showered and dressed, and finally to bed by 9:45.

*  Read, then added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours updating the laptop, 0.5 hour on EGS presentation, and 2.5 hours doing online research for Maggie's family. 

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