Friday, July 22, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 22 July 2016

Well, it was a semi-genealogy Friday - the usual plus life and Padres.

*  Took Linda to the Y, came home and ate breakfast, then read email and blogs and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 134: #179 Martha (Soule) Kirby (1743-1828) posted.  Went to get her at the Y, at 9:30, then to Costco and Ralphs to shop.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Wrote New records available to search this Findmypast Friday - 22 July 2016, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Took my nap.

*  Onlnie at 2 p.m. to read, then wrote More About Rev. W.R. Seaver in the News.  Checked Ancestry and FamilySearch for new databases.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Took Linda to Barbs to swim and retrieved her at 5 p.m.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, water the front plants,  read the paper, and eat dinner.  Padres won 5-3 over Nationals, so now 42-54 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, then worked on the SNGF post.  Had to create a new GEDCOM and read it into Legacy Family Tree, but it didn't work the first time for some reason.  While waiting for this to happen, I resolved 160 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic file.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 21 July 2016

As you have probably noticed, I am gradually cutting back on the number of blog posts written each week.  There are two reasons for this - my time has been reduced by the need to drive Linda places, and my need for more sleep, not to mention the Padres games (and political conventions).  Other events have interfered recently, like grandchildren visiting and genealogy society commitments.

*  Drove Linda to the Y, home to eat breakfast and read blogs and email, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 323: 1743 Martha Soule Birth Record posted.  Left at 8:50 a.m. to pick up Linda and home by 9:15 a.m.  Then Susi called about the class.

*  Online at 9:40 a.m. to read more, then wrote Ancestry.com LLC Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results.  Really tired, so napped until 11:45.  Had lunch, gathered the laptop and handout, and off to Bonita Library.

*  Got to Bonita Library at 12:45 p.m., and got set up with Gary's help.  We had 13 in the two hour Genealogy 101 class.  Over at 3 p.m., and home by 3:30 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, checked Facebook, and went in to watch the Padres game and eat dinner.  Pads had a 5-1 lead in the 8th, but lost 6-5 in the 9th.  So now 41-55.  Drat.  Then watched Trump's acceptance speech.

*  Online at 8:45 p.m. to read, and put together the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 20 July 2016

This was almost an all-genealogy day except for the second Padres game.

*  After dropping Linda at the Y, came home, had breakfast, and read email and blogs.  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went shopping, home at 9:50 a.m.  This is going to be the new normal, I think!

*  Added to the Best Of blog, answered email, noted that The Fiji Cultural Center Visit in 2010 -- Post 422 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and then went off at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and then to the library to get books and check in with John's group.  Home by 12:30 p.m.  
*  Read email and blogs, then took my nap.  Up at 2 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote  Seavers in the Newspapers - Who is W.R. Seaver?  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner and put out the trash.  Padres lost two games today, 4-2 and 3-2 to the Cards, so now 41-54 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, write a Thursday post, then worked in Ancestry Hints, resolving 63 of them, and added events and sources.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 19 July 2016

My new normal is to take Linda to the Y at 7:15 a.m. and pick her up around 9 a.m.

*  Home by 7:30 a.m. to read blogs and email, added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1870 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule Record for Eliza H. Smith posted.

*  Left at 8:50 a.m. to pick Linda up, then off at 9:20 a.m. for my earwax doctor appointment,  home by 10:20 a.m.

*  Worked a bit on the CVGS classes, answered email, and researched for the loose William Abel without much luck in records.  Checked the Putman AncestryDNA matches - found none that were close and none with shared ancestors.

*  Had lunch, checked Facebook, took my nap.

*  Online at 1:15 p.m. to read, backed up the blog, looked for Hints to blog about and found none useful.  Checked the Peter Putman Member Connects to see if someone knew more than I did.  Worked through some Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

*  Answered more email, wrote ICYMI - Comments on "Are Ancestry Leaf Hints Useful?" and then wrote six blog posts on Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, and water front plants.  Padres were rained out.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then revised the SDGS RMUG mailing group and sent the notice for Saturday.  

*  Wrote the Wordless post for Wednesday, and worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources - resolved 203 Hints.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Monday, July 18, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 18 July 2016

This was a very typical OASIS class Monday - except there was no Mondays With Myrt.  A pity.

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 329: Will of Joseph Tripp (1644-1718) of Dartmouth, Mass. posted.  Reviewed the OASIS class material, made sure I had the flash drive, grabbed the laptop and left at 9:35 a.m.

*  Got to Mission Valley just in time to go in at 10 a.m., and got set up for my class.  We had 11 students today for the second class in the series of four two-hour classes.  Was done by 12:30 p.m.  Headed home, got gas, had lunch, and then a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 July to 16 July 2016 posted.

*  Added to the Best Of blog, answered email, checked Facebook, and researched and wrote Dear Randy: How Can I Import FamilySearch Family Tree Persons Into RootsMagic?

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, the Padres game, and eat dinner.  Padres lost to Cards 10-2.  Drat, now 41-52 on the season.

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, then wrote a post for Tuesday.  Added data from a few Ancestry Hints to the database.  Sources now at 74,918.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

My Genealogy Sunday - 17 July 2016

The three grandkids were here from Tuesday through Friday noon, and I barely kept up with the news, let along blogging about genealogy.  I did get some minutes to read and post press releases.  I forgot to journal on Friday, and worked on the CVGS class presentation on Saturday but we went to the Padres game on Saturday night and were home by 10:30 p.m. - we won 7-6 in the 10th, so now 40-51 on the season and we are 6-6 at games we've attended.

Sunday tasks:

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet watching TV news, then off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home after shopping by 11:45.  Answered email ,started the new Best Of post, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 July to 16 July 2016 posted.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts before going in to watch the Padres game at 1:30 p.m.  Ate lunch, read the paper, took a nap, and watered front plants.  Padres won 5-3 over Giants, so now 41-51 on the season, and 3-9 against Giants.

*  Had dinner, and online at 6:15 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 10 July to 16 July 2016 posted.

* Transcribed a will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Got the flash drive ready for Monday and the OASIS class.

*  Worked in Ancestry to resolve 182 record Hints.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Monday, July 11, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 11 July 2016

This was a busy genealogy day, plus the All-Star festivities.

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 328: Will of Benjamin Wing (1698-1782) of Dartmouth, Mass.posted.

*  Joined Mondays with Myrt for 30 minutes and didn't talk much.  Left at 9:35 a.m. for Mission Valley to teach my OASIS class.  That went well with 12 students eager to learn.

*  Home by 1:30 p.m. to grab lunch, then took a short nap, and online to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 July to 9 July 2016 posted.

*  Edited the CVGS newsletter, printed off the master and the labels and went to the UPS store to copy and send the newsletter.  Home by 2:50 p.m.

*  Online to write two blog posts for the week, then worked on the CVGS curriculum and answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Home Run Derby from Petco, and ate dinner.  

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to answer email, add to the Best Of post, and work on the CVGS stuff.  Wrote three more blog posts for the week.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

We have the three grandchildren Tuesday through Friday, so blogging will be light on Genea-Musings and non=-existent on Geneaholic.  Hope to make more family history memories!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

My Genealogy Sunday - 10 July 2016

Trying to get caught up here because the grandkids are coming Tuesday.  I think I failed to catch up today.  Got more new tasks too.

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet watching TV, then off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Read, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 July 2016 post, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Started on transcribing the will for amanuensis.

*  Went in at 1:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat lunch, read the paper and took a doze in the recliner.  Padres lost to Dodgers 3-1 so end the first half at 38-51 firmly ensconced in 4th place.  No hope except to trade Norris, Upton, Ramirez and Kemp for prospects and call up some of the Triple A guys.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to finish up the transcription, then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Whew - six pages of transcription, but an interesting will.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 3 July to 9 July 2016.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:40 p.m. and watched TV news.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to finish up the CVGS Newsletter and send it for review.

*  worked on outline for the CVGS education classes and sent them off.  This is a short timeline and I have nothing prepared yet.  And the kids are coming.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, read blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

My Genealogy Saturday - 9 July 2016

This was the SDGS program Saturday, so it's different from most Saturdays here in the cave.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - FISH (England to colonial New England) posted, and gathered my laptop, flash drive and headed off to the SDGS meeting at 9 a.m.

*  Got set up by 9:40, kibitzed a bit, and the program started at 10 a.m.  I did my Social Media talk, then we had the ice cream social, and I did my Digital Microfilm talk.  There were about 100 folks there - I hope they got something out of it.

*  Home by 1:30 p.m. after stopping at Office Depot for labels, had an apple, took a nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor With Most Census Entries posted.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and worked on the David Kirby profile some more.  

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Padres lost to Dodgers 4-3, so now 38-50 on the season.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, check Facebook, worked on the CVGS Newsletter (90% done), work on David Kirby some more, resolved 156 Ancestry Hints, and added some sources and notes to profiles in FamilySearch Family Tree.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Friday, July 8, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 8 July 2016

I'm all set for Saturday at SDGS I think.  This was almost an all genealogy day, except for the Padres game tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, got the laundry started for the house cleaner, got my shower, and then wrote  52 Ancestors - Week 132: #177 Abigail (Wing) White (1734-1806) a little late.

*  Answered email, worked in Geni a bit looking for DNA results, then worked for awhile in Ancestry Hints at the back end.  Ignored 422 of them.  Most of them for ancestral family members in the tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote U.S. Naturalization and Passport Records Added by Findmypast, 8 July 2016.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to find the Benjamin Wing probate record, then worked on the David Kirby profile adding content to the profile.  Went looking for land records for him and his father and found some.  

*  Researched and wrote Ancestry Updates LifeStory Capabilities...But It Needs to be Improved.  Went in for dinner and watched TV.  Online at 6.20 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 7:20 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres lost 10-6 to the Dodgers.  Now 38-49 on the season.

*  Online at 11 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.