Monday, November 14, 2011

My genealogy day - 14 November 2011

It was a pretty full genealogy day with my OASIS class, a little blogging and some data entry in the evening.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - the Will of John Brooks (1623-1691) of Woburn, Massachusetts posted.  Gathered my OASIS stuff and left at 9:10 a.m. for Mission Valley.

*  Got there by 9:35 a.m. and got the computer and projector set up, then brought up RootsMagic to demonstrate reports, and FamilySearch, Ancestry, Genea-Musings on the browser.  All nine students came, and seemed to learn quite a bit for the entire class - they're all pretty actively searching for ancestors and family stuff.   They even asked about DNA testing, my blog, Jamboree, and several other things.  Demonstrated using AmericanAncestors to get Mass VR data too.

*  Stopped at Mcdonalds for lunch, went to Ralph's for groceries, and was home by 2 p.m.  Noted that Exploring Family Tree Maker 2012 - Post 23: Using an Existing Source Title posted.

*  Read email and blogs, and Google Plus and Twitter, did some research for my student and emailed her two images, and eventually wrote Using the Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1915 Databases - Then and Now based on the OASIS class work.  It's funny - two knowledgeable genealogists commented that they didn't know the Mass VRs were now on FamilySearch!

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, eat dinner and watch the football game for awhile.  

*  Came in at 6:45 p.m. to answer email, read blogs and email, then worked a bit in the database adding a World War I draft registration Fact to RootsMagic and a source citation.   Started in on the Fisher article from the Kempton book, added several more generations, and tried to summarize the notes.  I still have more to do won this surname before I'm done.

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

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

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