Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My genealogy day - 16 August 0211

It was just another typical geneabloggers holiday, until the afternoon and Nick really created a challenge.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use Old Fulton NY Post Cards for New York Newspapers and Answers to my AncestorSplit Questions.  Got cleaned up.

*  Read through the paper piles on my bookcase - hadn't looked at them for probably five years.  Was able to throw away two inches of paper, and put useful paper in my "to-be-entered" and "to-be-filed" piles. 

* Answered some email, had lunch, doodled around on Ancestry and FamilySearch looking for elusive ancestors, and found a marriage record for Ignatius Grieser and Catherine Gute in 1858 in St. Louis.  It mentioned where they had emigrated from.  Wrote Need Help with German (?) Location to see if somebody could figure out Ignatius home town.

*  Had response from Nick on Facebook, Taco on Google Plus, and others on the blog telling me that it was Buhl in Baden.  Nick went and found the birth records for Buhl online.  Spent the next three hours trying to find the image of the record and deciphering the parents names. 

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, came back at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote With Lots of Help from My Friends - the Grieser Birth Record.  Joined a G+ Hangout in progress with Sheri, Marian, Michael and Gale. 

*  Watched the Padres game (we won 6-1 over Mets) and read the paper and my book.

*  Online at 9:30 to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook and write this post.  I added links to the Geni.com post throughout the day.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

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