Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My genealogy days - 2 and 3 May 2011

I missed journaling again on Monday, too tired after a full day.  Tuesday was a full genealogy day!  I had fun.

On Monday, 2 May:

*  Got the boys fed and entertained, read email and blogs while they watched TV.  Managed to write Amanuensis Monday -Will of James Stone (1702-1783) of Groton, Massachusetts in the morning.

*  Got cleaned up, and played catch with Lucas in the back yard.  Lori was feeling better, thank goodness, because they were going home today.  Played soccer with Logan, then we had lunch, Lori packed up, and we left at 12:30 p.m. for the airport.  Left them in the security line at 1:15 p.m. and was home by 1:45 p.m.

*  Put together New and Updated FamilySearch Historical Collections - April 2011 and posted it.  Figured out a way to determine what's new or what's updated. 

*  Worked a bit in RootsMagic 4 fixing my problem areas.  Got through about half of the lists.  Was dozing off, so went in at 4 p.m. for a short nap.  We left at 4:55 p.m. for the trolley station.

*  Took the trolley to Gaslamp, ate dinner at the Tin Fish, listed to Joe on his guitar, and wandered over to Petco Park at 6:30 p.m.  Watched the Padres lose to the Pirates, 4-3.  Got home after 11 p.m. 

*  Read email and blogs, but that was it.

Tuesday, 3 May:

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Finding U.S. Naturalization Records.  Got cleaned up.

*  Wrote Planning Genealogical Seminars - My View, and then Genealogy Days in Chula Vista - May 2011.  Worked in the database fixing problems - got through the list - lots of women over 50 having babies if the birth data is correct.  Had lunch.

*  Captured screens and wrote FamilySearch Feature - Books.  While testing the site out, found more info on the family of the murdered William Seaver.  Captured the pages and now have several future log posts in hand!  Serendipitous, or just good planning? 

*  Went in to read the paper and eat dinner, then left at 4:45 p.m. for the library for the CVGS Genealogy 101 class.

*  The library conference room was booked, so we used the computer lab.  The lab computer had no USB ports, so had to upload the presentation to Google Docs and then work from the PDF file.  Not too bad save there!  Done by 7:30 p.m, and home by 8 p.m.

*  Checked email and blogs, watched Padres game (beat Pirates 6-5), checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post and wrote this post. 

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in FamilySearch databases, 1.0 hour in BYU Family Archive, and 2.5 hours on CVGS Genealogy 101 class.

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