Saturday, June 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - 14-15 June 2019

My Padres have given up 9, 12 and 14 runs so far to the Rockies, but have scored 6, 16 and 8, so we've won one out of 3.  Pitching - where art thou?

1)  Friday, 14 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email, add to the Best Of post and note that 52 Ancestors - Week 282: #478 Thomas Gach (1702-1770) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m. to find the hillside partly done already.

*  Online to read, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 June 2019.  Worked on the second presentation adding another 20 slides.  Still have al ot of notation and clarifying to do.  Feeling like I will have the two talks ready in four weeks now. 

*  Tried to nap, then had lunch, and worked a bit on Ancestry ThruLines.  The hillside guy finished and I paid him off.  Looks OK, difficult to trim a hillside.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 14 June 2019 and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Laid down again and napped.  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote the Surname post.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, then my book, and watched the Padres game. A 5 hour game, 12 innings, with the Pads coming from behind (down 11-4 after 7) to tie it in the 9th and win it in the 12th 16-12.  Padres now 34-36 on the season.

*  Did not journal because it was almost 11 p.m.  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 15 June:

*  Checked email and blogs, dropped Linda at the Y, then off to my men's group breakfast.  Picked her up at 9:35 and we went to Costco, and then to Jerome's looking for a table lamp.

*  Home by 10:45 a.m., noted that Surname Saturday - GAWKROGER (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, and wrote the SNGF post, and then the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Had lunch, then worked in Pennsylvania Death Certificates Hints on Ancestry - resolved about 120 of them.  360 to go.  

* Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Favorite Photo of Your Father posted.  Answered email, made several Seaver family reports and sent them to correspondents.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m., poked around in Connecticut Wills and Probates and found two interesting Seaver estates - one mentioned two children I didn't know about, the other had an adopted child.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, and watch the Padres game.  A 3.5 hour game, and the pitching failed again - 14-8 loss to the Rockies.  So now 34-37 on the season.

*  Online at 9:20 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 June 2019 posted.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - 12-13 June 2019

It was late last night when the Padres game ended so I didn't journal.  It was cooler today - a normal "June gloom" day with a high temp here of about 72F.

1)  Wednesday, 12 June:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Betty With Her Doll in the Berry Patch -- Post 569 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up, home to read and get ready for the CVGS Research Group, finished the member survey and made copies.  Laid down to rest my eyes.

*  Had lunch, left at 11:20 for the library and the CVGS Research Group meeting.  The library wifi didn't work, so I used my phone as a hot spot.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then worked on and wrote Changes to Mining Ancestry.com Hints by Specific Record Collection - Updated!.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Put the trash out.  Padres game started at 6:10, so read the paper, read my book, and did dishes.  Padres lost to Giants 5-2, so now 33-35 on the year.  Fading....

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Thursday, 13 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1729 Birth of Martha Gach (1729-????) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and home.  Online to work on the second SDGS presentation and got about 40 slides done, so almost halfway.  I feel better now!

*  Tried to nap for a bit.  Had lunch, then wrote "A Mother's Love ..... or Something Else" by Peter E. Small: Part V and Seavers in the News -- Placer County Pioneer C.P. Seaver Dies in 1914.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and took a nap. 

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to answer email, add to the Best Of post, and start on the biography.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, and did the dishes.  Padres lost to Rockies 9-6 so now 33-36 and fading - 5 losses in a row now.

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestors post, then this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 11 June 2019

This was a busy and mainly non-genealogy day, although there were moments.  It wasn't as hot here today - the high was only about 75F and we had fog and haze all morning.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1881 Request Letter From the Pension Office in War of 1812 Pension Application of Rosannah Lanfear posted.

*  Picked up Linda, we stopped at the grocery store, then home by 9:45.  Wrote "A Mother's Love ..... or Something Else" by Peter E. Small: Part IV.

*  We left at 10:20 a.m. for Linda's neurologist appointment, and home by 11:25 a.m.  Read email and blogs, and worked on the bytes post.

*  Left at 12:10 p.m. for lunch at Marie Callenders with my correspondent who wanted help with RootsMagic making a descendant chart for his reunion in August.  Interesting guy, but I couldn't help him much beyond giving him email addresses and suggesting that a chart company could probably make what he wanted.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to read, worked on the news bytes, then the first guy for the hillside weeds came.  Back to news bytes, and the 2nd guy came at 3 p.m.  Back to the news bytes, and posted   Genealogy News Bytes - 11 June 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  The 3rd guy came at 4 p.m.

*  Online to read, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, and online at 6:20 p.m. to write the Wordless post.

*  Went in at 6:45 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read the FT magazine, and read my Lisa Gardner book.  Padres lost 6-5 to Giants, so now 33-34 on the season.  

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to read, write this post and check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 10 June 2019

Another poor sleep night, and I got a short nap.  Finally got started on some of the chores...warm today, into the 80s here, finally.  now I have to get the car AC fixed.  And sell the other car.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and note that Amanuensis Monday -- 1852 Deed of Milo Hildreth to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  No Mondays With Myrt this week.  Started on the presentation again and almost finished it.  I need to proof it and see what graphics I can add to improve it.

*  Skimmed the Jamboree syllabus and printed off some articles of interest.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then the wheelchair guy came.  I was told they would send us a 20 inch wide chair - it was 18, which is tight for Linda.  We sent it back, and I called the doctor to explain  why.  Right hand - left hand situation, I think.  Drat.  Also checked Yelp and Next Door for yard work help on the hillside.

*  Printed off the CVGS newsletter master and the mail labels, and went to the UPS Store to publish it.  Home by 2:30.  

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 10 June 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Added some Seaver people to the tree from the 1939 Register in England.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 84 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - 8-9 June 2019

This was a pretty busy genealogy weekend sandwiched around Padres games.

1)  Saturday, 8 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- BREWSTER (England to Holland to colonial New England) posted.  Wrote the Ancestry post for Sunday.

*  Picked her up, home by 9:25, and I left immediately for the SDGS meeting.  I stayed for the first session, but left after refreshments, knowing I had work to do and I wanted a nap.

*  Home by 11:40 a.m. to read, then wrote the FamilySearch post.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter getting articles written.  

*  Had a little lunch, then took a recliner nap watching bowling.  Those guys are good!  

*  Online at 3 p.m. to resolve 198 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor Life Sketch Tweets posted.  Finished up the newsletter, and sent it to the reviewers.

*  We left at 4:50 p.m. for dinner at In 'n' Out, then the trolley to Petco Park for the 7:10 p.m. game.  Nationals won 4-1, so now 33-32 on the season.  Home by 10:30 p.m.  I didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 9 June:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 June 2019 and   Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 2 to 8 June 2019 posted.

*  Started the deed transcription.  Went to church at 9:35 a.m., and went to 99 Cent Store afterwards.  Home by 12 noon.  Finished the Amanuensis post.

*  Had lunch, and watched the Padres game.  Had a brief recliner nap.  Read the paper.  Padres lost 5-2 to Nationals, so 4-6 on the homestand and 33-33 on the season.  

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, then did the final edit on the CVGS Newsletter.  Sent it to the members via email.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2 to 8 June 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, and watched TV news.  Worked in the front planters trimming the rose bushes.  Came in and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry resolving 96 Hints and adding content and sources to the database.  Ancestry got real slow.

*  Answered some email, and found a Seaver line that I didn't have.  Added some profiles to the tree so I can get Ancestry Hints.  

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 7 June 2019

I am so far behind on life things, and genealogy things, I worry myself at bedtime.  It was 1:30 a.m. last night, only got 4 hours.  Drat.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 281: #476 Jacob Fitz Randolph (1708-1779) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted.  

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m., answered email, worked a bit on the CVGS newsletter, and crashed at 10:15 for an hour.

*  Online at 11:15 to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 June 2019, had lunch, and worked more on the newsletter.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 7 June 2019, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked more on the newsletter.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner and watched TV news.  Online at 6:15 to read, and wrote the two Saturday posts.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Pads got ahead 3-1 in the 6th, Washington went ahead 4-3 in the 9th, and Padres walked off 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th.  Nice win.  Now 33-31 and 2-0 since Fernando Tatis returned.  Hope has sprung up again here in Padresville.

*  Online to read, write this post and check Facebook.m  Genealogy today was 8 hours.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 6 June 2019

This was an all genealogy day except for my nap and the Padres game, which turned out well.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1760 Death of Mary Fitz Randolph (1672-1760) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted.

*  Picked up Linda and home by 9:15 a.m.  Answered email and wrote "A Mother's Love ..... or Something Else" by Peter E. Small: Part III and set it for later.  Took a nap and then had lunch. 

*  Online at 1 p.m. to search for the obituary, wrote Seavers in the News -- L.H. Seaver Dies in Ramona, California and did some research on descendants of that family, adding several cousins to the database.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then started on the 52 Ancestors profile.  Had to find some documents, and found that I did get the will but will have to transcribe it so not tonight.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news, and then online at 5:40 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game and read the paper.  We were behind 4-0 after one inning, but pulled out a 5-4 win over the Nationals with shutdown pitching in the 4th through 9th innings.  So now 32-31 on the season and 3-4 on the homestand.  Washed dishes and finished the new CJ Box book.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - 4-5 June 2019

I didn't journal last night because we went to the Padres game.

1)  Tuesday, 4 June:

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1879 Summary of Proof in War of 1812 Pension of Rosannah Lanfear posted.  Wrote "A Mother's Love ..... or Something Else" by Peter E. Small: Part II and set it for later.

*  Worked on the Research Tips presentation and am up to about 80% done. 

*  Printed off the June Padres tickets, and can't recall what else I did before lunch.  I knew that would happen!  Had lunch.  Updated the CVGS survey.

*  Online to write Genealogy News Bytes - 4 June 2019, checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the Wordless Wednesday post. 

*  We left before 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and in Petco Park by 6:40 p.m.  Padres lost to Phillies 9-6 and it wasn't that close.  We left early, and home by 10:30 p.m.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 5 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Betty in the Berry Bush -- Post 568 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted. 

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15.  Wrote SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 8 June Features Hal Bookbinder and set it for later.  Printed off the CVGS board papers.  Napped a bit.

*  Up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library.  Talked to John and Karen for awhile, then the Board meeting.  Got a book, and home by 1:45 p.m.

*  Watched Padres game, read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  Padres lost to Phillies 7-5, so now 31-31 on the season.  Drat.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write Family Writing eConference on 29 July 2019 - From Start to Published.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, washed dishes, and put out the trash and watered the front plants. 

*  Online at 6:20 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, resolved 305 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources, and then TreeShared 130 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Monday, June 3, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 3 June 2019

We're back from Jamboree, and you can read all about it on Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com).  

*  Had a decent night's sleep, and up at 6:15.  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 and home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and wrote My Day Three at Genealogy Jamboree 2019.

*  Picked her up, and we went to the store, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email and wrote Amanuensis Monday -- 1852 Deed of Zachariah Hildreth to Milo Hildreth in Townsend, Massachusetts.

*  Copied the Jamboree syllabus to the desktop, and copied the photos from email to the desktop.  Need to read the syllabus and put the photos in the right file folder.

*  Had lunch, then added to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage Record Hints for awhile, adding content and sources.  

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 3 June 2019 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added two more ThruLines to the RootsMagic tree, and notes for about 10 AncestryDNA matches.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, read the mail, and watch TV news.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, write Photos From Day Three (Sunday) of Genealogy Jamboree 2019 and the Treasure Chest post.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, do the dishes, and read my CJ Box book.  Padres beat the Phillies with a 7 run 6th inning.  So now 31-29 on the season.

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 29 May 2019

This was our last full day in Chula Vista until next Monday - we are off to Jamboree on Thursday morning, returning Sunday night.  The Geneaholic will probably be dark those nights.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Betty and Her Chickens -- Post 567 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the pharmacy, and home by 9:30 p.m.  Wrote a blog post for the weekend, then looked through Ancestry Hint Stories and found obituaries for folks in my tree.  Copied them into person Notes, and added info to the tree when useful.

*  Went in at 10:45 a.m. to watch the Padres game, had lunch, read some of the paper, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library for the CVGS meeting.  Padres lost to Yankees 7-0, so now 29-27 on the season.

*  Got there by 11:40 a.m., and checked in with John, then to the Auditorium for the meeting.  Gary took two hours reliving his October trip to Europe and only got halfway done.  He had 453 slides.  Then it was the business meeting and social hour.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write Dear Randy: Where Do The Older FamilySearch Collections Changes Come From?

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then went in for dinner at 5:10 p.m.  Watched TV news, put out the trash, washed dishes, got the neighbor to take in the mail and paper, and watered the front plants.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote several blog posts for the weekend.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.