Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Geneaholic Thursday - 28 August 2014

Only three more days left in August, where did this month go?  With the girls here this week, I don't have time to do any research, but I have some fun with them.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 229: Quaker Church Marriage Record for Thomas Gach and Elizabeth Bloodgood in 1721.

*  Took the girls to the library for reading books, then to Plaza Bonita for lunch, and the store to get the lemonade for Audrey's stand.  We got back about 1:30, and they went off with Linda to swim at 2:30 p.m.

*  Researched and wrote Use Descendancy View to See Record Hints, Research Suggestions and Data Problems on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of and FGS compendium posts, and worked a bit in the Hilperton records adding sources to the database.  

*  At 5 p.m., Audrey and I went out and set up her lemonade stand.  I took a picture and put it on Facebook.  Several neighbors came by and bought lemonade, but she and Lauren drank some of the stock.  We left for dinner at 6 p.m., stopped at Lolita's for Linda, then Chik Fil A for the rest of us.  Home by 7:30 p.m.

*  Researched and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Got the girls into bed but not asleep yet.  Added to the Best Of and FGS posts, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Geneaholic Wednesday - 27 August 2014

This was a busy day with the grandgirls here and the CVGS program meeting.  I got some things accomplished, though!

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Ed and Janet and Fred and Betty - Post 322 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and FGS President D. Joshua Taylor Named Honorary Mayor of La Villita and "Hispanic Research Day in San Diego County" at San Diego Central Library on 6 September 2014 and set the last two for later in the day.  I also played a bit with the girls.

*  Packed up the laptop and the projector and off at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, and then to the library for the CVGS program meeting.  Helped Hal get set up, and he had a full 90 minutes for his British Research talk.  Excellent information and examples.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then made the chart and wrote My Descent From William I "the Conqueror," King of England.  Added to the Best Of and FGS compendium posts too.

*  Went in to watch TV news, took a short nap, and we left at 6:15 p.m. for Subway and McDonalds for dinner.  

*  Home by 7:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and put the trash out.  Switched over to WDYTYA? at 9 p.m., the Minnie Driver episode, and it was boring, so watched more of the Padres.  They won 3-2 in 10 innings over Brewers, so now 62-70.  Second half of WDYTYA? Minnie Driver episode was more interesting.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the compendium and Best Of posts, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Geneaholic Tuesday - 26 August 2014

I'm back from Santa Cruz and the visit with my daughter and grandsons.  I got back on Monday afternoon, and we went to the Padres game Monday night, so I did nothing genealogy wise since Thursday except read email and blogs and edit some blog posts.

*  This morning, I read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Check Out the WikiPedia List of Online Newspaper Archives and FamilySearch Obituary Collection is Expanding and set it for early afternoon.  Also started the FGS blog compendium post.

*  We left at 11:30 a.m. for Carlsbad to meet Tami and the grandgirls at In n Out for lunch.  We brought the girls home with use, and were home by 2 p.m.  I read, then went in and took a nap, while they went swimming with Linda.  

*  We went to dinner at 5:15 p.m. to El Pollo Loco, and home by 6:30 p.m. Caught up on the Best Of and FGS posts.  Then in to watch the Padres game.  The girls finally went to bed about the time it was over at 10 p.m.  Pads won 4-1 over Brewers, so now 61-70 and still mired in third place in the West. We'll be lucky to win 76 games, I think.  Noted that FGS 2014 Conference Blog Compendium posted.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and FGS posts, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Geneaholic Thursday - 21 August 2014

It was a stay-at-home day again, but the rest of the week won't be!  I'll be back on Monday...grandchildren are calling!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 228: Quaker Church Birth Record for Martha Gach and research and wrote Family Trees on - Post 3: Source Citations and set it for later.  Major FAIL IMHO on that, but probably easy to fix.

*  Wrote a post for Friday, then wrote Best Way to Match Parents in FamilySearch Family Tree Using RootsMagic - Part 2 and set it for the afternoon.  Wrote a post for Saturday and one for Monday too.

*  Watched Russ's webinar on Find A Grave, answered email and read blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and then worked in the Quaker records some more - captured more images for ancestors, and added a bunch of source citations.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Back online at 5:30 p.m. to read, do more Quaker record source citations.  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Fast game, over by 9:30, Dodgers hit a 2-run homer in the 8th to win it 2-1.  Drat.  So now 59-67.

*  Online at 9:30 to read, check Facebook, and write this post,  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Geneaholic Wednesday - 20 August 2014

It seems like August just started, and now it's almost over.  Strange how time flies when you're having fun, isn't it?

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Uncle Ed and Aunt Janet Visit San Diego -- Post 321 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and Cyndi Ingle Featured at San Diego Genealogical Society Seminar on 27 September and set it for later.  Researched and wrote Family Trees on - Post 2: Navigation Aids and Profile Tabs and set it for mid-afternoon.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the bank and the library - stopped to see John for awhile, then got the Computer Lab opened and set up the projector for the CVGS Computer Group.  We had only 8 in attendance, but I think they learned something.  

*  Home by 2 p.m. to read, took a short nap at the desk, then helped Linda a bit with food for the pastor.  Wrote two Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe posts, and tried to work in AmericanAncestors but it was really slow.

*  Went in for dinner at 4:45 p.m., watched TV news.  Put out the trash too.  Online at 5:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, worked in Ancestry adding source citations for Seaver census records, and then worked in AmericanAncestors until 7:15 p.m. downloading images of vital record books for the Seaver line.  

*  Went in at 7:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, then the AmericanAncestors magazine, and watched WDYTYA Kelsey Grammer episode.  Interesting trail he took - seemed mundane, but that's pretty much how all of mine is!  Watched the end of the Pdres game, we won 4-1 over Dodgers, so now 59-66.

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, write this post, check Facebook, and done.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Geneaholic Tuesday - 19 August 2014

This would have been my grandmother's 115th birthday - Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), and my father-in-law's 103rd birthday, Leo Severt Leland (1911-2002).   I loved them both dearly.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use "Record Hints" to Add Sources to FamilySearch Family Tree and MyCanvas Not Being Discontinued - Alexander's Will Adopt It and set it for later.

*  Worked in Family Tree for awhile, adding sources and matching persons and events.  Answered some email.  Contributed to Jill's genea-dictionary too.  Added captured images and sources to the database.

*  Created a GEDCOM and uploaded it to FindMyPast.  Researched and wrote Family Trees on - Post 1: Creating the Tree, and Basic Navigation.  Watched two Between the Leaves videos from the Ancestry chicks.  Checked Facebook.

*   Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then captured VR book images on AmericanAncestors for ancestors with BMD in Mass.  Got the Hildreth/Sawtell line done, I think.  Lots more to do.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and finish my CJ Box book.  I love his stuff.  Read email and blogs on my phone while Dodgers won 8-6.  Drat, now 58-66.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, then write this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Geneaholic Monday - 18 August 2014

I really missed having Mondays With Myrt today....had to find things to do!  Succeeded!

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 231: 1791 Upper Canada Land Petition of Abraham Dafoe posted and wrote My Autosomal DNA Quandary Persists and set it for later.  Wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday this week since I'll be away by then.

*  Answered email, and did more work in the FamilySearch Family Tree matching and merging ancestral families for several hours.  Got a lot done.  Wrote Best Way to Match Parents in Familysearch Family Tree Using RootsMagic - Part I.

*  Captured Sawtell and Stone vital record book images from AmericanAncestors.  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, and was back online at 6:15 p.m. to capture more VR data and add media and sources to the database.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree on these families also.

*  Worked in the Har surnames to add content and sources.  Added several ancestral families for James in his Hard line.  Still a lot to do, and there's some cousin potential here with Tami.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 12.0 hours.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Geneaholic Sunday - 17 August 2014

I got quite a bit done today in genealogy - even prepared a bit for my weekend away next week.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 August 2014 post.

*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m., and home by 11:15 a.m.  Watched the Padres-Cards game, SL went up 5-0 in 3 innings, Pads fought back but lost 7-6.  Now 58-65.

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, wrote three posts for the weekend, plus one for Monday, and Post #8000 on Genea-Musings.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, water the front yard, and wash the dishes.  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree getting several families straightened out - duplicate entries, too many parents, etc.  Worked in RootsMagic also matching my database folks with FSFT folks.  Found a secret to avoid creating spurious families using RootsMagic.  Will blog about it.

*  Read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Geneaholic Saturday - 16 August 2014

Didn't sleep well last night for some reason, so was tired today.  I need my 7 hours and can then go all day until about 11 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs quickly, then packed up and went off to the CGSSD meeting at UCSD in La Jolla.  Moderated the RootsMagic SIG meeting, then presented "Crafting Great Source Citations" to the assembled folks.  Not sure if this was a winner - lots of droopy eyes.  It was probably too detailed in the software section...oh well.

*  Home by 12:30, had lunch, read email and blogs, then noted that Surname Saturday - MAVERICK (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genea-Bucket List posted.

*  Went in at 1:15 p.m. to watch TV and take a nap.  Back online at 2:45 p.m. to read, then downloaded several Middlesex County MA probate files for ancestors from  Put them in the surname file folders.  Lots more of these to do!

*  Padres game started at 4:15, so read the paper, ate dinner, and Pads had just gone ahead 8-5 in the 7th inning when it rained.  A two hour delay, they won 9-5 over the Cards.  Now 58-64.

*  Online during the rain delay to add to the Best Of post, then added the Thomas Dudley line back to the royals.  Cool - now have three lines done.  I really need some scrolls made...

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Geneaholic Friday - 15 August 2014

The Ides of August, wonder if that's important?  The month is half over (almost).

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 33: #40 John Richman (1788-1867) posted.

*  Worked on the presentation some more - editing and one more practice.  Should be less than one hour!

*  Wrote two blog posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Wrote the program review for SDGS and sent it off.

*  Answered email, worked a bit on Record Hints in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Went off to the pharmacy for drugs in the early afternoon.

*  Noticed a hawk on the ground in the back yard, grabbed my camera, and got some closeup pictures of him on the wall holding his pigeon.  He eventually flew off, and I posted hisp ic on Facebook.

*  Wrote Crafting a Source Citation for a Photograph (Scanned Image).

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, and water the front yard.  Switched to the Chargers game at 7 p.m.  Pads lost 4-2 to the Cards, Chargers were down 24-3 at halftime to the Seahawks.  Drat.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then worked in Ancestry adding content and sources to the database.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.