Friday, September 23, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 23 September 2016

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, but I feel like I wasted a lot of time just browsing around.  I did have a find after dinner.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home and read emails and blogs, thwen back to pick her up and we went shopping at Ralphs.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 143: #188 Elijah Champlin (1730-1779) posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 23 September 2016.

*  Checked out the Findmypast books online, then took a short nap.  Cousin Sharon called and then I ate lunch.  Online at 12:40 p.m. to answer email, then added to the Best Of post, and worked in Ancestry on the T folks with no data.  Added some content and fixed one apparent error.

*  Worded in FS Family Tree through RootsMagic - matched a number of Vaux folks and standardized places.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, then watched TV and watered the front plants.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote A Death Date for Mary (Smith) Row (1750-1843).  Wrote the two Saturday posts, then joined in on GenChat on Twitter for awhile.

*  Went in at 7:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and then the Goodwin book.  Padres won 7-2 over Giants so now 65-89 on the season.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 22 September 2016

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day for me.  It was cool today, no rain, but not much sun.

*  Dropped Linda off, came home and read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 332: 1757 Marriage Record for Elijah Champlin and Phebe Card posted and wrote 2016 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is in San Diego, October 22-23.

*  Worked on another Chumps study and have it almost done.  Had lunch, took my nap, and online at 1:30 p.m. to answer email, add to the Best Of post, and did some more on the Chumps study.  Checked Facebook, scrolled through Ancestry Hints, added some data to the database for Buntin line, and searched for obituaries without success.

*  Wrote Status of Land and Probate Records on FamilySearch.  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner, then watched football.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestor post and set it for Friday morning.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then the Goodwin PDF book on the tablet.  It's pretty good.  Padres lost 2-1 to the Giants, so now 64-89 on the season.

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 20-21 September 2016

We got home late from the Padres game on Tuesday night so I didn't journal.  It rained all day - more like a steady drizzle - on Tuesday, and it dried up by Wednesday morning.  Very humid from tropical storm Paine off Baja.

1)  Tuesday - 20 September 2016:

*  Did not drop Linda because of the rain, read emails and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1910 U.S. Census for the Torger Leland Household in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin posted.  Wrote Popular RootsTech Event Open for Registration.

*  We left at 9:20 a.m. for Linda's doctor's appointment and my lab tests.  Everything is OK, the doctor doesn't know what's causing with her leg pain.  Home by 11:30 a.m.  

*  Ate lunch, added to the Best Of post, took a nap, and online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote How Accurate Are Ancestry.com Hints?

*  Checked one of the Chumps problems and think I found an answer to the question, but not the record of interest.

*  We left at 5:15 p.m. for the Padres game - ate dinner at In 'n' Out, then took the trolley to Petco, in our seats by 6:50 p.m.  Rain delay caused the game to start finally at 8:20 instead of 7:10.  Frustrating.  We left in the 7th at 10:40 with Padres ahead 4-2.  We got home at 11:30, and Padres beat the Dbacks 5-2.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 21 September 2016:

*  Still wet out, so Linda did not go to the Y.  Read email and blogs, then wrote SCGS Jamboree 2011 Genea-Fun Part 5 -- Post 431 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday  and  BCG's Free Day of Quality Education to be Broadcast Online Through Legacy.

*  Worked a bit in Geni.com on my Public Access account to be ready for CVGS computer group meeting.  Took a nap at 11 a.m., then had lunch and was at the library by 12:30 p.m. for the Computer Group.  Shirley asked me to demonstrate the site and how to add content and find matches.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, dozed in the recliner for awhile, then researched and wrote My Father's Newspaper Obituary.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and then watched the Padres game and read my book on the tablet.  Padres lost 3-2 to Dbacks.  Now 64-88 on the season, tied for 4th with Arizona.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, read blogs, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, September 19, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 19 September 2016

I didn't do much research today, if any.  There were too many other tasks to do.  It rained and lightninged overnight last night but I missed it all between 2 and 3 a.m. I'm told.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, then joined Mondays With Myrt and didn't get to talk much.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 339: Bond for Estate of John Metcalf (1622-1690) posted.

*  We left at 11:15 a.m. for Costco and then Sprouts, home after 1 p.m.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 September 2016 posted.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: What is Your Workflow to Move Ancestry Member Tree Hints Into RootsMagic?.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, answer email, and not much else.  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote two posts for Tuesday.  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then the first 38 pages of Nathan's new book on the tablet.  Padres won 3-2 over Arizona so now 63-87.  

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, write this post, and done.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.




Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Genealogy Weekend - 17-18 September 2016

This was not a big genealogy weekend.  Some blogging and some database work...lots of sports on TV.

1)  Saturday, 17 September 2016:

*  Dropped Linda, went to breakfast at Marie's, picked Linda up and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- Mary LNU (married to Richard Pray, England to colonial New England) posted and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Started You Actively Researching Your Family History? and set it for later.

*  Went in and watched football and read the paper.  Had lunch, and watched the SDSU-MIU game.  Aztecs won 42-28.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Had dinner, watched the Padres game - they lost to Rockies 8-0.  Watched some football to.  Finished my Stephen Frey book.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 18 September 2016:

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet watching TV news, went off for church at 9:15 a.m., home by 10:45.

*  Watched NFL and read the paper, dozed off a couple of times.  Had lunch, then watched Chargers game.  We dropped the Jaguars 38-14 in an excellent game, so now 1-1.  Padres lost 6-3 to the Rockies so now 62-87.

*  Had dinner, watched TV news.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 September 2016 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 11 to 17 September 2016 posted.

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post, and then worked in the S and T surnames in the database to add content and sources.  Got to Therrien.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.


Friday, September 16, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 16 September 2016

This was a stay-at-home day, and I got two CVGS tasks finished.  Also read, blogged, napped, researched, watched baseball, and more.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we shopped, home by 9:35 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 142: #187 Elizabeth (Carpenter) Hazard (1741-????) posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 16 September 2016 and set it for later.

*  Worked on my two Stump the Chump questions and made the charts.  Had lunch, then worked on the CVGS blog posts - wrote three, one posted, two for later.  Took my nap in the recliner watching TV.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, answer email, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News - Dolly Seaver Murdered in New Hampshire in 1845.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, water the front plants, eat dinner, and the Padres game started at 5:40.  Read my new Frey book.  Padres went to hail delay at 8:45 with a 7-5 lead in the 9th, so I went online and read, then wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Back to the game at 9:25 and Colorado scored 3 runs to win it 8-7 in the bottom of the 9th.  Drat.

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to write this post, read blogs, check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 15 September 2016

This was a typical Thursday for me, except I went out to lunch with my engineering friends, plus no Padres game which gave me more time to do some research.

*  Dropped Linda, home to read blogs and email, picked up Linda and home by 89:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 331: 1850 U.S. Census Record for Joseph Champlin (1757-1850) posted, and wrote Over 3 Million historic Irish records free forever to search online on Findmypast and set it for later.

*  Answered Steffen's email about the DNA, made some reports and sent them off, and answered more email.  

*  Left at 11 a.m. for the Engineer's lunch (I was 15 minutes late), and had a good Cobb salad and discussions with about 20.  Home about 1:15 p.m. 

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree awhile on some of the Richman folks, and wrote Working on My Top MyHeritage DNA Match.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and then took a nap.  Online at 5 p.m. to work on some of the Vaux families in FSFT.

*  Went in at 6 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news, and read the paper.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestor post for Friday and then resolved 159 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  Sources now at 76,517.

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 13-14 September 2016

I forgot to journal last night.  I was too happy with the Padres win and it was late.  September is almost half over - yikes.  Where does the time go when I'm having fun?

1)  Tuesday, 13 September:

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, noted Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1900 U.S. Census for the Torger Leland Household in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin posted, Picked up Libnda and we went shopping, then home to write BSO: Trying the "Exploring Family Trees" Website and set it for later.

*  Worked on the Genealogy Day presentation and handout.  Few changes.  Need to work on the CVGS Chump material now.

*  Had lunch, stayed home, then took my nap, and online at 3 p.m. to write 2016 Rockstar Genealogists Announced.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless post, then went in and watched the Padres game, read the paper, and my Patterson book.  Padres scored 5 in the 9th to beat the Giants 6-4.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 14 September:

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, picked up Linda and noted that SCGS Jamboree 2011 Genea-Fun Part 4 -- Post 430 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Searched for something else to write, but drew a blank.  Got the laptop and tablet in the case and off at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then John's group at the library, and the CVGS Research Group at noon.  Stayed for the Geni training at 2.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game.  Pads won 3-1 over Giants for 3rd win in a row, so now 52-84 on the season.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then wrote FamilySearch Introduces the "Easy Button" to Add Sources in Family Tree From MyHeritage.  Answered email and checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner and put out the trash.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then resolved 286 Ancestry Record Hints (only 33,613 to go!).  Wrote the Treasure Chest post.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Monday, September 12, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 12 September 2016

We went to Huntington Beach for Charlie's 2nd birthday on Saturday, and home on Sunday to watch the Chargers and the Padres both lose.

*  Dropped Linda off, and home to read blogs and email, then picked her up, and home to join Mondays with Myrt.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 338: Account and Receipts of Heirs of John Metcalf (1622-1690) posted.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 September 2016 posted, and wrote Post Number 10,000 on Genea-Musings and set it for later.  Decided to not blog any more today.  Had lunch.

*  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter, made the print master and the labels and went to the UPS Store at 1:30 p.m.  Home by 2:15 p.m. to take my nap.

*  Online at 3:20 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and wrote the Tuesday post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, and read the paper.  Watered the front plants and pulled weeds.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to send the CVGS newsletter via email.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 7:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and finish my Baldacci book.  Checked email, blogs and Facebook on the tablet.  Padres beat Giants 4-0, so now 60-85.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, email had a Seaver obit so I added it to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 6-7 September 2016

We went to the Padres game on Tuesday night and got home after 11 p.m. so I didn't journal.

1)  Tuesday, 6 September 2016:

*  Did the morning thing, got home and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1860 U.S. Census for Sjur Torgersen Household in Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin posted.  Wrote 2017 and 2018 Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Cruises and RootsTech 2017 Registration Opens September 15! and set them for later.

*  Spent two hours on the Richman problem in Wiltshire and think I have it sorted out.  Responded to the email.  Had lunch and took my nap.

*  Researched and wrote Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) Database Is Now Available at FamilySearch.org.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote the Wordless post.

*  We left for the Padres-Red Sox game at 5 p.m., ate at the Tin Fish, in Petco by 6:45 p.m., and the Sox won 5-1.  We are now 8-10 when in attendance.  Home after 11 p.m., exhausted.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 7 September 2016:

*  Did the morning thing, noted that SCGS Jamboree 2011 Genea-Fun Part 3 -- Post 429 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote National Genealogical Society Publishes The First Workbook on Genetic Genealogy and answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's group and the CVGS Board Meeting.  Home at 2:15 p.m. to read, then took my nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, looked for a blog topic but couldn't find one.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, put out the trash, and read the paper.  Padres game started at 6.  Pads lost 7-2 to Red Sox so now 57-82 on the season.

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.