Sunday, May 20, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 20 May 2018

This was a pretty good genealogy day - I think I've solved one mystery with the help of a non-cousin.

*  Read email and blogs before off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Had several kudos about my presentation on Saturday.  One of the pastors is a Richard Warren descendant.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Watched the Padres game, read the paper, had lunch and dozed a bit.  Padres  came from behind with 4 runs in the 9th to win 8-5 over Pittsburgh.  3 in a row, now 20-28.  Pitching is getting better.

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 13 to 19 May 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 May 2018 posted.  

*  Transcribed the will and write the Amanuensis Monday post.   Checked out my FamilySearch messages and saw that someone had figured out the Sephrona Kemp mystery.  I think he's right!  I added content to reflect the hypothesis and sourced events.  Sleepy, so took a 30 minute nap.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, washed dishes, and worked out front on the bigger rose bush.  Got it trimmed a bit and then weeded some.  A nice little workout!

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Sephrona problem some more.  TreeShared the big database.  Then looked for descendants of Joseph Champlin in Family Tree and added quite a few new persons (mostly spouses) and some events.  TreeShared that too so now I will get Ancestry Hints.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.



Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 19 May 2018

Why can't I sleep past 5 a.m. on presentation days?  It's really frustrating.  I was tired all day. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, went to my men's breakfast, picked up Linda at 9 a.m., and got to church by 9:20 a.m.

*  Tried to hook my laptop up to the VGA cable on the stage and that didn't work.  I have no idea why.  So I hooked it to the VGA cable at the back of the room, used my clicker, and talked to the slides on the screen from the stage.  It worked out OK, I guess.  The audience of 30 seemed to enjoy the talk - lots of questions.  We had lunch there, and were home by 12:45 a.m.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday - EDDY (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did Your Mother Love To Do? posted.

*  Went in at 1:15 p.m. and dozed in the recliner watching college softball.  Online at 2 p.m. to write the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Went in at 3:30 p.m. to watch the Preakness, then the Padres game.  Read the paper, ate dinner, washed dishes.  The Padres won 6-2 over Pirates, so now 19-28 on the season. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 May 2018 posted.

*  Worked in the Project tree trying to add content - persons, events, sources.  Added several families of siblings of the ancestors.  TreeShared twice.  I may not make much more progress finding ancestors - now I need to collect records from online and digital microfilm to support the presentation.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Friday, May 18, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 18 May 2018

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, but I got little done in research.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 227: #352 William White (1708-1780) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 May 2018.

*  Checked WikiTree for Seaver folks, and found some that I didn't have.  Added several new families to the database, adding content and sources.  

*  Took my nap.  Had lunch, then worked some more on the WikiTree Seavers.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 18 May 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 4:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my Connelly book, and wash dishes.  Padres won 3-2 over Pirates, so now 18-28 on the season.

*  Got the laptop out, put new batteries in the clicker, and made sure it worked for Saturday.  Transferred the presentation to the laptop.  Checked email and blogs too.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts.  also worked in RootsMagic and Family Tree on my Lombard family in Massachusetts. 

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 17 May 2018

This was almost an all genealogy day but I had to go out to lunch and watch the Padres game.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1729 Marriage of William White and Abigail Thurston in Little Compton, R.I. - Post 412 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote I Didn't Get an Invitation to My Cousins' Wedding.

*  Took a short nap, then off before 11 a.m. for the Rohr engineers lunch at Jimmys at the Park.  Home by 1 p.m.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News - Guilford L. Seaver Dies in 1966 in Oakland, Calif.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Looked for deeds and probate records for the two William Whites and found them.  Downloaded them, renamed them, and filed them in the family folders. Just in time!

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Padres lost 5-4 to the Pirates.  Now 17-28 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestor biography and wrote the blog post.  

*  TreeShared my big tree - about 150 changes, took about 45 minutes.  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 16 May 2018

This was almost an all genealogy day, and I made some progress on both trees.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read blogs and email, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to Eyeglass world to pick up the first pair of glasses.  Home by 9:40 a.m..

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that More 2014 Photos With Charlie and Sisters -- Post 516 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Changes to Mining Ancestry.com Hints by Specific Record Collection and set it for later.

*  Took my nap.  Ate lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the SSC&A database adding content and sources for the four females without surnames at the top of the list.

*  Worked on the presentation for Saturday and got it on the backup systems.  Wrote Merge Problem in FamilySearch Family Tree Using RootsMagic 7.5.6.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree in RootsMagic matching profiles and adding content for several colonial families.  Searched WikiTree and Geni for royal connections.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper, do the dishes, and put out the trash.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and then worked in the project tree adding census content and sources for two families.  Researched some of the siblings too.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 15 May 2018

It was not a big genealogy day here in the genea-cave, mainly because we went to the Padres game in the afternoon.  Of course, that opened up the evening, which I took advantage of.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - Lyle L. Carringer's 1909 High School Entrance Card posted, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 May 2018 and set it for the afternoon.  Added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Rested my eyes for 40 minutes, and we left at 11:20 for the trolley and the Padres game.  Got to our seats by 12:20, and ate lunch (I got a hot dog, Linda brought her popcorn, and we had an ice cream cone).  Padres beat the Rockies 4-0 on a one hitter - perfect game through 22 batters by Jordan Lyles.  So now 17-27 on the year.  We are 4-4 when in attendance.

*  We stopped at In 'n' Out for dinner on the way home, and were home by 5 p.m. Watched TV news and read the paper.

*  Came in at 6 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, added to the Best Of post, and worked in Ancestry Hints for my big tree adding content and sources.  Resolved about 200 Hints. 

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Monday, May 14, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 14 May 2018

Life happens, and it intervened today big time.  But you have to do what you have to do.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and we had a good discussion.  I discussed my mother's high school records and the Ancestry announcement.  Ended at 10:40 and I added to the Best Of post and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Will of Ephraim Buck (1646-1721) of Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  We left at 11 a.m. for Costco to get new glasses for Linda after they broke Saturday night.  Waited 30 minutes to get served, then found out they don't have an eye exam available until next week.  We had a Polish dog there for lunch.

*  Came home and called our health care provider and they are booking in August.  So looked on Yelp for eyeglass providers.  Set up an appointment at 2:45 with Eyeglass World.

*  Read, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 14 May 2018.  Answered email.

*  We left at 2:20 p.m. and got there at 2:40, and she got an eye exam right away.  Then over to the eyeglass shop and it took some time to decide on frames.  We got "two pair for the price of one."  Right.  Still took two hours.

*  Home by 5 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, then went in at 5:40 for dinner.  Came in at 6:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Tuesday post.  Watered the front plants.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Patterson book, wash dishes, etc.  Padres lost 6-4 to Rockies, so now 16-27.  We go on Tuesday.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday and Sunday - 12-13 May 2018

It was a busy weekend, plus Mother's Day today.  

1)  Saturday, 12 May:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, home by 9:20 a.m., and I took off for the SDGS meeting.

*  Got to the meeting at 9:50, and heard Warren Bittner give his talk on exhaustive research.  Excellent.  I came home to take a nap by 12 noon.  But didn't - had lunch.

*  Checked email, noted that Surname Saturday -- GIBSON (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Celebrate Mother's Day - Show Us Some Photos posted.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, and took a nap.  

*  We left at 3:30 p.m. for dinner at In 'n' Out, then took the trolley to Petco Park for the Padres game.  They celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Series team.  Then the game which went 13 innings, and we beat Cardinals 2-1.  Whew.  We are 3-4 when in attendance this year.

*  At the trolley station, Linda missed a step and fell on her knees and hit her head, broke her glasses, and was dazed.  The trolley folks got her up and sitting when I got there.  We got home at 11:30 p.m.

*  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 13 May:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 May 2018 posted.

*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m., and I talked to Albert about the projection system.  Home by 11:20 a.m., but I went to the grocery store, and home by 12 noon.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 6 to 12 May 2018 posted and worked on the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went in at 1:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed through the first 6 innings.  Pads won 5-3 over the Cards, so now 16-26 on the season.  

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 May 2018 posted.

*  We left at 4:10 p.m. for Lolita's for dinner, but the first one was closed.  We went to the closer one and brought food home.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked on the project tree - treeshared, and then added family members to family and added sources too.  Still stymied on several great-grandparent lines.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Friday, May 11, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 11 May 2018

This was a cold day in San Diego - cloudy, breezy and in the low 60s.  Typical mid-May Gray day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 226: #317 Mary (Smith) Phillips (1698-1746) of Charlestown, Stoneham and Southborough, Massachusetts posted, then picked her up and we went to Costco.  Had lunch there, and home by 11 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 11 May 2018 and then worked on George W. Seaver's profile in RootsMagic.  Found more records, and sourced them, now need to add them to the presentation.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 May 2018 and added to the Best Of post.  Took a short nap.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Barry emailed me with the Ancestry news, so I wrote Ancestry.com Says They Will Work on Technical Problems.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV, then did dishes.  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the SNGF post.  Checked Facebook again.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then my Patterson book because the tablet was out of juice.  Padres fell behind 9-0 so spent some time online reading, answering email, adding to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 10 May 2018

This was a stay-at-home day and a genealgoy day.  

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of and NGS posts, and noted that 1698 Birth Record of Mary Smith in Charlestown, Mass. - Post 411 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.

*  Got in a good 2.5 hours on the George presentation - almost done now.  Just need a summary I think.  

*  Had lunch, then struggled to find a news article, and finally wrote Seavers in the News - Francis George Seaver Dies in 1915 in San Diego.  Took a short nap.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Linda misread the clock and had dinner ready at 4:20 so we ate, watched TV, I brought in the trash cans and watered the front plants, and was back online at 5 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and then research and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  

*  Went in at 7:15 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, then read my Goodwin book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost 2-1 to the Cardinals, so now 14-25 on the season.  Slipping away.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, answer email, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.