Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 23 February 2017

This was a typical genealogy stay-at-home day - some blogging, some searching, some learning, some tree filling...it was cool but cloudy today.  High around 62.  Woke up at 1:15 a.m. coughing, back to sleep after 2 a.m.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of and RoortsTech blogs, noted that 1646 Birth Record of Nathaniel Whitney (1646-1733) in Watertown, Mass: -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #353 posted, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile.  

*  Answered email, worked on a Hawkins line, made a GEDCOM and uploaded to Ancestry for Hints, and think I got the line in question right.  

*  Took my nap, ate lunch, and worked some more in FSFT.  Eventually researched and wrote Seavers in the News -- Charles H. Seaver Dies in His Hotel Room.  Worked on the weeds in front.

*  Answered more email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Worked in FSFT some more on Seaver lines.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 62 Ancestors post, then read email and blogs, back to Facebook, and then resolved 182 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for some of them.   Sources at 81,091.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 22 February 2017

A little different Wednesday, but pretty much same old...

*  Didn't take Linda to the Y, it was misting and cool.  Read email and blogs, then noted that Our Catalina Visit in 2011 - Post 3: Post 452 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added to the Best Of and RootsTech blog posts.  Watched the Crista Cowan video from RootsTech.

*  Found some Oatley folks to add to the database, then answered email.  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then the library for John's group, and then the CVGS general meeting.  Boring.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to note that Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show - Episode 179 Show Notes posted, added to the RootsTech post, and went into the recliner for a nap.

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, then wrote Dear Randy: How Do You Update All Your Online Trees?  Checked Facebook.  Worked on the Oatley folks and updated about 6 profiles with sources and content.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work more on the Oatley folks, answered email, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree on Seaver folks.  Read blogs, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 21 February 2017

This was Lauren's 12th birthday - we called her tonight.  They grow up too fast.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up and we went to Walmart for her bathing suit and my shoes.  It was time! (My feet got wet in the SLC rain...).

*  Home by 10 p.m. to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1900 U.S. Census Record for Elijah McKnew Household in San Francisco, California posted and wrote #RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Rocking After-Party Video.  Added to the Best Of and RootsTech compendium posts.

*  Worked on the Saturday workshop presentation, got it half done.  Ate lunch, had a nap.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Michigan Obituaries on FamilySearch and that led to working in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote Dear Randy: What Did You Learn About RootsMagic Syncing at RootsTech 2017?   

*  worked in MyHeritage Consistency Check, then Photo Discoveries, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to watch/listen to Sunny Morton talk at RootsTech, wrote the Wordless Wednesday and another post, then worked in the Ancestry Hints for awhile.  Resolved 102 Record Hints, only 35,520 to go!  Sources at 80,967.

*  Added to the blog compendium, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, February 20, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 20 February 2017

We came home from Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon.  The trash cans were overturned by the wind over the weekend, but no apparent damage was done.  I got the email and blog posts squared away but didn't journal on Sunday.  It was a cloudy day here but no rain.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and was home by 9 a.m. to join Mondays With Myrt.  Talked about the MyHeritage tree checker a bit.

*  Added to the RootsTech compendium and Best Of posts, then noted that #RootsTech 2017 Day Videos Now Online and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 February 2017 posted.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, work in the FamilySearch Family Tree and RootsMagic database.  Where did the time go?  Found info on Ethel G. and gathered data an added it to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Updated the RootsTech post.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's, then shopping at Ralphs.  Home by 6:10 p.m. to watch TV news and read the paper.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write A Maiden Name for Ethel G. (--?--) Carringer (1880-1919), then a post for Tuesday.

*  Reviewed my Ancestry matches and found some images in trees for Henry Carringer who may be the farther of Martin Carringer.  This looks promising - I need to follow up.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 February 2017

This was pretty much an all genealogy day.  I only went outside to take Linda to the Y and to put out the trash cans.  It was a nice day too, with a high temp around 70F.  This blog will be dark until Monday - we're off again to Lori's in Santa Cruz to celebrate Logan's 11th birthday.  Drat, forgot to work on the Saturday workshop presentation.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15, and noted that Our Catalina Visit in 2011 - Post 2: Post 451 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Worked on a post for Friday, then took a 30 minute nap.  Online at 11:30, noted that Twelve Takeaways from RootsTech 2017 posted. Updated the Best Of post and the blog compendium.

*  Researched and then wrote Checking Out the MyHeritage Tree Consistency Checker.  Got the trash cans out.  Checked Facebook.  

*  Added some distant cousins to the RootsMagic database after researching a Dill family.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, take out the trash, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to print out the travel stuff, then worked on two blog posts for Thursday.  Started working through the MyHeritage consistency checks - added a bit to the RootsMagic database and some to the MyHeritage tree too.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of and compendium posts, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 14 February 2017

It was Valentine's Day and we had our traditional celebration.  It was also the second night in a row I've slept pretty well, but I'm still really tired from RootsTech week.  We leave on Thursday for Lori's, so I need to get Thursday through Sunday posts written.

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

*  Home by 9:15 to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for E.A. McNew Household in Tuolumne, California posted.

*  Left at 9:45 for Costco to get roses for Linda, and home by 10:15.  Worked on the blog compendium and Best of posts.  Noted that Photos From the DearMYRTLE's Geneabloggers After Party at RootsTech 2017 posted.  

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestor person for Friday, adding content and sources and editing the person note.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m., ate lunch, then researched and wrote Working With My MyHeritage Photo Discoveries.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left at 3:45 p.m. for Cafe Lamaze for dinner.  I had prime rib, Linda had a filet.  It was good.  We were home by 5:30 p.m.  Watched TV news and read the paper.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and worked on the 52 Ancestor post and the Surname post for Saturday.  Then wrote two posts for Wednesday.

*  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, February 13, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 13 February 2017

You can read about my activities last week in the RootsTech 2017 Blog Compendium -- UPDATED.
We returned from RootsTech on Sunday and it was an early bedtime with no journaling last night - I was genea-xhausted.  Today I felt much better.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 and was home just after the start of the hangout with Mondays with Myrt.  We talked a lot about RootsTech.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 February 2017 posted, and wrote Day Four (Saturday) at #RootsTech 2017.

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and the compendium, then researched and wrote BillionGraves Adds Family Trees.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Went to the store for groceries and back in 40 minutes.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, eat dinner and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write two posts for the next weekend when we'll be away, plus two for Tuesday.  Answered email.  Checked Ancestry Hints.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.




Monday, February 6, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 5-6 February 2017

Well, I watched the Super Bowl Sunday and goofed off a bit on Monday.

By the way, this blog will be dark until next Monday - we're off to RootsTech on Tuesday.

1)  Sunday, 5 February:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:40 and home by 11:20.

*  Finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 29 January to 4 February 2017 post.  Transcribed the probate record for Amanuensis Monday.  Had lunch, then wrote the Amanuensis post.

*  Went in at 3 p.m. to watch the Super bowl pre-game, and dozed a bit in the recliner.  Awake for the kickoff and the game.  The commercials were pretty bad this year.  The halftime show was pretty good - loved the drones and the flying Gaga.  Was happy the Falcons were going to win until they didn't.  Had the premonition of the outcome late in the third period.  Falcons looked like the Chargers did all year.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 29 January to 4 February 2017 posted.  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and emailed it out.  New printer ink cartridge solved the printing problem, whew!

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 6 February:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and joined Mondays With Myrt.  Didn't share much because they were at the FHL talking to visitors.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 January to 4 February 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- 1724 Will of Jonathan Hubburd (1659-1728) of Concord, Mass. and wrote Family History Library Unveils Salt Lake City’s Newest Attraction.  Had lunch, and wrote a blog post for Tuesday.

*  Printed off the newsletter master and the mail list, and off to the UPS Store - got the issue mailed, and home by 2 p.m.

*  Wrote another Tuesday blog post, took a nap, then we went to the neighbors to ask them to take in our mail.  Talked for an hour, then home for dinner, watching TV and reading the paper.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote a Wednesday post, and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email, and checked Facebook.  Packed for the trip.  Copied stuff to my flash drive and got everything but my phone and charger in the laptop case.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 4 February 2017

Three more getups and only two days to get ready to go to RootsTech. Didn't sleep well again - always tired.  I got quite a bit done today, actually.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, then off at 7:45 for Marie Callenders for breakfast with the men's group, picked Linda up and we were home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- RICHMOND (Wiltshire to colonial New England) posted, and rested my eyes.  Had lunch.

*  Left at 12:40 for Bonita library and the CVGS workshop.  Susi did MyHeritage and Shirley helped.  I kibitzed a bit when asked.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Facebook Meme posted.  Read email and blogs too.  Added to the Best Of post.  Got the MyHeritage stuff onto the laptop from Dropbox.  

*  Home by 3:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and took a real nap, then online at 4:30 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Wrote a post for Tuesday also.

*  Updated the To Do List file and copied pages to work on.  Printer giving me problems - the black is not printing consistently.  Have cleaned printheads four times, and turned it off/on per directions.  Worked fine the last time.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to work on the CVGS Newsletter - got it done and sent it to the proofers.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, February 3, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 3 February 2017

I didn't get as much done as I hoped today.  Drat.  I've figured out that I'm not going to write the theme posts for most of next week when I'm at RootsTech.  i'm out of time - it's more important to create a to-do list for my limited FHL time than do the theme posts.  They can wait a week.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 162: #227 Anna Martha (Nachbar) Trimmer (1724-????) of New Jersey posted, and wrote SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017 Registration is Open and New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 3 February 2017.

*  Modified the second presentation for the MyHeritage exhibit to incorporate the new features and screens.  Copied them to Dropbox.  Printed off the papers I need for RootsTech - still need to make a schedule so I don't miss anything.   Saved reservations on Dropbox just in case.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, had to clean the printer heads (couldn't recall how to do it - pressed Help on the printer), and researched and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 3 February 2017.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Worked in the back yard putting up a barrier to the next door yard and watered the front yard plants.  Came in at 5:30 and watched TV, we ate dinner, read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then worked on the CVGS newsletter - got it 80% done.  Wrote the two Saturday posts, and back on Facebook for a bit.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.