Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A day without blogging

Hey genea-philes - it's Saturday Night - time for lots more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  We all know that Blogger ( was down for 20 hours from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.  What did you do with yourself during that time period?

2)  If we lost our blogging platforms for awhile (but not the Internet as a whole), what would you do with your genealogy time?  What projects would you start, continue working on, or try to finish instead of blogging?

3)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this post, or in a status thread on Facebook.

Here's mine:

1)  I summarized my dead-blogging activities in the post Blogger withdrawal.

2)  I have many semi-neglected projects that I would try to work on (but doubt if I can complete), including:

*  Getting all of my paper files into Surname Notebooks, including photographs and documents.

*  Reorganizing my computer files to get all digital information into Surname and Family file folders.  This includes consistent labelling of photographs and document images.

*  Going through the digital file folders and Surname Notebooks to get all useful information into the family tree database with source citations.

*  Edit the Notes in my family tree database to summarize and source the available information so that they are nearly book-ready, do not violate copyright protections, and properly attribute information.

*  Create a new Randy Seaver's Genealogy web page with long, boring reports of my research data, my transcribed document collection (wills, pension files, etc.) with images, genealogy presentation handouts, and my genealogy toolbox collection. 

*  Write family history books for my own ancestry (ulti-volume), my wife's ancestry, descendants of Robert Seaver, Martin Carringer, and several others.  Also, a book of the Best of Genea-Musings.

*  Reorganize my bookcases and file cabinets to get the boxes of paper off the floor, do something with 20 years of periodicals now on the top of my bookcases, etc.  I think I need a bigger genea-cave, however! 

I have the plans, I just need several more lifetimes to make it happen!  Giving up blogging would make it happen faster, I think, but would make life less exciting and fun for me.  I love to blog! 


Mel said...

Here's my post! Filling Downtime:

Jen Smart said...

Here's my post -