Friday, July 20, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 20 July 2018

Except for the Padres game, this was an all-genealogy day.  Still normal temps here (high of 80, low of 70), but it will be warmer next week.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read. downloaded the Family Tree Analyzer program and ran it - corrected about 30 errors in dates found by the program.  Picked her up at 9 and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 235: #360 Nathaniel Wade (1709-1754) of Scituate, Rhode Island posted, added to the Best Of post, wrote the New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 July 2018 post, and rested my eyes.

*  At 10:45, gathered my stuff and went off to the FamilySearch Library in Mission Valley to get record images from FHL digital microfilm for the project presentation.  Went through my list and got every one available.  I need to check if I need to get more.  Got it all on the flash drive.  Ate lunch on the way home.

*  Home by 12:15 p.m. to read, transfer the images to the computer, and check them out.  Some of the images I got with screen shots three weeks ago are fuzzy - I'll have to try to get better images next week.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 20 July 2018.  Watched several webinars and videos speed-watching during the bog writing.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Matched Family Tree profiles to RootsMagic and added content both ways. 

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Padres play the Phillies.  Started off ahead 4-0, but lost 11-5.  Now 40-60.  Ate dinner, read the paper, watered the front plants and washed dishes during the game.

*  Online at 7:40 p.m. to read, write the Surname Saturday post, and then TreeShared about 80 profiles.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 19 July 2018

I get so much more done when the Padres don't play.  They start again tomorrow in Philadelphia.

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

*  Noted that 1709 Birth Record of Nathaniel Wade in Charlestown, Mass. - Post 421 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Findmypast and LivingDNA Announce Partnership and set it for later.  Took a short rest/nap.

*  Left at 10:50 a.m. for downtown Chula Vista, and the Rohr Engineers lunch.  Had my usual bacon cheeseburger.  Home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Tired but full, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked on the Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Jane E. Seaver Dies in New York in 1919 post.  worked out well - got bonus data!

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile, organizing notes and sources.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then matched profiles for several families in Family Tree.  TreeShared the big tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 18 July 2018

This was a good genealogy day - I made some finds, was able to work more hours since it is the All-Star break.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that RootsTech 2014 Photos, The After-Party - Post 524 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Genealogy Explained: "Do Siblings Have the Same DNA?" Graphic and set it for later.  Took a nap.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for the library to meet with John and Karen and talk about DNA.  Unfortunately, the library wifi went down.  Got two new books, and home after noon.

*  Had lunch, then online to add to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do You Deal With "Possible" Ancestors?  

*  Dove back into the CVGS project presentation and added about 20 more slides.  Found several additional records and one great biography that really helped - corroborated and extended my research to date.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the project tree, adding more cousins and searching for new ancestors and records.  TreeShared about 40 profiles, including about 20 new ones.

*  Wrote the Treasure Chest post, then checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 17 July 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day for me, with the All-Star Game thrown in.

*  Dropped Linda off, went to get my lab tests done, home by 8:20 to read, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1914 Voter Register for Charles Auble in San Diego, California posted, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Sorting Out the Henry A. White Deeds in Killingly, Connecticut.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online to write Genealogy News Bytes - 17 July 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on census citations for the CVGS project tree, and assorted Hints adding content and sources.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, and watch the All-Star game.  Read the paper, did the dishes, watered the front plants, and finished my Lee Child book.  AL won the game 8-6 in 10 innings.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, checked Facebook, TreeShared the project tree, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Monday, July 16, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 16 July 2018

It's normal weather for July here in Chula Vista - high around 80, low around 68, some humidity.  Fan weather.  I stayed home today and did genealogy.

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

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and we discussed many things, nothing of what I wanted to discuss, of course.

*  Added to the Best Of blog, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #437: 1856 Deed of Smith and Ellen Lewis to Henry A. White in Killingly, Conn. posted, and wrote MyHeritageDNA Flash Sale Through 18 July.

*  Took a nice nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - 16 July 2018.

*  Started work on the CVGS project presentation.  Got about 15 slides done in two hours.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Home Run Derby, ate dinner, read the paper, and did the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and watched more of the Derby.  Started checking Web Hints and FSFT profiles for the CVGS project.  Added several more relatives with sources.  

*  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 100 hours.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Genealogy Weekend - 13-15 July 2018

What, I didn't journal on Friday or Saturday?  Drat, I hate it when that happens.  I blame the Padres for using up my evenings.

1)  Friday, 13 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Costco.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 234: #359 Meribah (Wait) Soule (1720-1803) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts posted.  Practiced my two talks for Saturday.  Copied the edited presentations on the flash drive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

*  Took a nap, had lunch.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 July 2018 and then Genealogy News Bytes - 13 July 2018.

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and TreeShared 50 profiles in the big tree.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Lee Child book, and got the laptop running and the presentation files loaded.  Padres lost to Cubs 5-4 in 10 innings.  

*  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 14 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday - PHIPPEN (England to colonial New England) posted.

*  Left at 9:10 a.m. for the SDGS meeting, where I delivered my two new presentations before and after the ice cream social which included an SDGS birthday party cake.  The timing on my talks was perfect!

*  Home by 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m.  to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Persons in Your Biggest Family Tree? posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Answered email, and TreeShared 50 more profiles in the big tree.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for In 'n' Out for dinner, then the trolley to Petco Park, and saw the Cubs beat the Padres 11-6, and it wasn't that close.

*  Home by 11, and I barely looked at the computer.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

3)  Sunday, 15 July:

*  Read email and blogs, and off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Home by 11:20 a.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 July 2018 and Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 July 2018 posted.

*  Transcribed the Henry White will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  

*  Went in at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, then watched the Padres game.  Took a nap, read the paper, then read my book, and Cubs won 7-4.  So Pads are now 40-59 at the All-Star break, having lost 21 of 27 since mid-June.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 July 2018 posted.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, water the front plants, and nail the fence boards down.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then TreeShared the last of the big tree profiles, and worked in Ancestry Hints on the project tree, adding content and sources.  TreeShared the project tree.  Searched for German records for one family.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 July 2018

Uh oh, Friday the 13th is upon us.  Should I stay home on Friday?  Gotta go out on Saturday.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, we went to Wal-Mart but came home with nothing.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1720 Birth Record of Meribah Wait in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 420 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and searched for Seaver obituaries or articles.  Finally wrote Seavers in the News - Hobart L. Seaver dies in 1954 in Barre, Vermont then tried to find the death data and other marriage data for the spouses.  

*  Took my nap.  Linda went out to lunch.  Had lunch, then answered email, haphazardly and randomly searched for records for database people.  Where did the time go?  Thought of nothing to write about so I didn't.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Patterson book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Dodgers 3-2 so we're now 40-56.  

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 10-11 July 2018

These were genealogy days, and I made absolutely no progress on anything, and then there were Padres games in the evening.  Still not sleeping well - only 5-6 hours at night.

1)  Tuesday - 10 July:

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1942 Voter Register for My Carringers in San Diego, California posted, and wrote NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Online Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from July 10–17.  Too my first nap.

*  Ate lunch, answered email, added to the Best Of post,  and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 10 July 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Had my second nap.

*  Online to read, and wrote the two Wednesday posts.  

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and into Petco Park for the Padres game by 6:45 p.m.  Padres won 4-1 and we were home just after 10 p.m.

*  Read, but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 11 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, updated the laptop, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that RootsTech 2014 Photos, Part 5 - Post 523 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap.  Up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, gather my stuff, and off to the library for the CVGS research group.

*  We had to meet in the auditorium which is a pain, but had only 10 in attendance.  Home by 2:15 p.m.  

*  Noted that San Diego Genealogical Society Ice Cream Social Program on Saturday, 14 July Features Randy Seaver posted.  Added to the Best Of post, and took my second nap.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then wrote Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer 1901 Obituary from 2,000 Miles Away.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, put out the trash, watered the front plants, and then online to read and write the Treasure Chest post.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Patterson book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost 4-2 to Dodgers, so now 40-55 on the season.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Monday, July 9, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 9 July 2018

This was a fairly full genealogy day, but the Padres game spoiled it.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit.  Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #436: 1856 Deed of Henry A. White to Smith and Ellen Lewis in Killingly, Conn. posted.

*  Took my nap, then ate lunch and wrote DNA Central Call For Speaker Presentation Proposals.  

*  Did the final edit, and printed off the CVGS newsletter masters and mail list, then off to the UPS Store to publish and mail to the mail list.  Sent it to the email list.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - 9 July 2018, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, take a walk, and do dishes.  Padres lost to Dodgers 8-2 and it wasn't that close.  So now 39-54 on the season. 

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 8 July 2018

Not much genealogy today due to a 5+ hour Padres game.  But we won!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 July 2018 posted.

*  Off to church at 9:30 a.m., and home by 11:20.  Added to the Best Of post, then transcribed the deed and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went in at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Finished my book.  Took a nap.  Ate dinner, washed dishes, watered the plants.  Padres won 4-3 in 16 innings, so now 39-53 on the season.  We need a major winning streak.

*  Came in at 6:45 p.m. to read, answered email, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1 to 7 July 2018 posted, and TreeShared the big tree.  Worked for awhile finding missing death dates and other records for random folks in the tree, plus matching more with FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  forgot to check Facebook.  Genealogy today was only 4.5 hours.