Monday, November 7, 2011

My genealogy days - 6-7 November 2011

I was tired last night, so I didn't write my journal entry.  Bad boy!  Anybody care?

1)  Sunday, 6 November:  Rain again today.

*  Read email and blogs, got Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 October to 5 November 2011 ready to post after noon.

*  Went off to church at 9:30 a.m., home by 11:30 a.m.  Met a genealogist visiting her brother.  Checked email and read a bit.

*  Went in at 12 noon to read the paper, watch football and eat lunch.  Watched the Chargers/Packers game, which ended 45-38 Pack.  Rats.  Grrrr.  We ate dinner later

*  Back on the computer at 7 p.m. to read, edit one more time and print out the CVGS Newsletter, print out the address labels, make sure the flash drive was in my pocket, etc. 

*  Started next week's Best Of post, worked in FTM 2012 on sources again, wrote two posts for Monday, checked Facebook and went in to read my book at 10:30.  Where did the time go?

Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 7 November: Cleared up but cool and sunny.

*  Read email and blogs, checked the OASIS presentation one more time, noted that Amanuensis Monday - the Will of John Heald (1611-1662) of Concord MA posted, gathered my laptop and newsletter stuff, and left at 9:15 a.m. for my OASIS class.

*  Got there and was set up by 9:45, class started at 10:15 with questions, homework review, then presentation and demonstration of RootsMagic charts, Message Boards, and Ancestry Trees.  Helped several students with problems in the last 45 minutes, others used the free time to search online.  Emailed several the census records we found together.  Left at 1 p.m.

*  Stopped at McDonald's for lunch, then published the CVGS Newsletter at the UPS Store. 

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, noted that Exploring Family Tree Maker 2012 - Post 19: Creating U.S. Census Source Citations posted.  Read everything, and got really sleepy.

*  Went in at 3:15 to watch TV, read the paper and nap.  Did some garage chores, then we ate dinner, and watched TV.

*  On the computer at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer several emails, work a bit in FTM 2012, then worked for awhile in Find A Grave and added content and sources to my database.  That is fun and relaxing, addictive even, and good for the database too!

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked in on Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

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