Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 22 August 2013

The days are just flying by - I am struggling to write useful blog posts and feel like i'm wasting a lot of time not doing research.  Heard today that our cruise ship, the Celebrity Millennium, had a problem in Alaska last weekend and will go to drydock in Bahamas for repairs (6000 miles?), then make it to San Diego (4000 miles?) in time to leave on 22 September.  There's a real possibility that we won't be taking that cruise!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 178: Frederick W. Seaver (1876-1942) Death Certificate and then My Autosomal DNA Quandary and set it for late morning.

*  Grabbed some snacks and out the door at 10:15 a.m. to go to the San Diego FamilySearch Center to present to the 20 or so attendees in the SDGS Ancestry group about DNA.  Struggled to get setup - the FSC uses AncestryInstitution and we couldn't get into Member Trees or DNA or other features.  Fortunately, I took my laptop and hooked that up to the projector (after figuring out how to switch the projector from one VGA cable to another - it's in the walls!) and we finally started at about 11:20 a.m.  I went through the basics of Y-chromosome, mitochondrial and autosomal DNA, and showed how Ancestry works for all of them.  I also showed them how 23andMe can display the chromosome segments I share with other researchers.  It was well received, I think.  I helped a lady with her 23andMe find her chromosome sharing.  Thanks to Carole for the invite.  

* Home by 1:30 p.m. to watch the Mexico-Panama Little League game.  It stopped by rain the 7th inning tied 2-2.  Updated and posted the  FGS 2013 Conference Blog Compendium post.  

*  During the rain delay, answered some email, checked Facebook, and did some online research in the database adding sources and content.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch Mexico win 4-2, read the paper, eat dinner, water the front plants, fill the bird feeder, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work some more in the database adding content and sources.  It's a long slog - still over 80,000 events to source.  

*  Updated the FGS2013 compendium, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

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