Monday, July 25, 2011

My Genealogy Day - 25 July 2011

This was a fairly full genealogy day - the first one in about 9 days!  Padres won too, 5-4 over Phillies (now 45-58).

*  Read email and blogs, and posted The "Where I'm From" Poem (for SNGF) Compendium and then "Raking the Ashes" Book on Pre-1906 San Francisco Records Published.

*  Got cleaned up, gathered the laptop, flash drive and handouts, and off at 9:15 a.m. to teach my OASIS class.

*  All set up by 10 a.m., class over at 12:30 p.m.  Lots of questions today, they're getting it, but are easily confused by online databases. is very complex and FamilySearch is confusing.  I understand why Ancestry has a fairly simple Basic search form!  Lots of confusion over what's free and what isn't on Ancestry.

*  Stopped at McDonalds for lunch, home by 1:15 p.m. Answered some email.  Read Google Plus and blogs.  Wrote Amanuensis Monday - Widow's Pension Allowed in Joseph Oatley's Revolutionary War Pension File.

*  Wrote Dear Ancestry: Please Fix Family Tree Maker Source Issues.  Dinner time - did some chores, watched TV news, read the paper, more chores.

*  Online after 6:45 p.m. to read, then worked in the database adding info from four sketches in The Great Migration.  Edited a few existing sketches too, and added sources. 

*  Updated the Best Of post, then went through Indiana Marriages from FamilySearch and added some to database for Seaver families, with sources.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was  10.5 hours.

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