Friday, April 17, 2015

My Geneaholic Friday - 17 April 2015

It was another stay-at-home day, but not all genealogy related.  The Padres game and a nap interfered.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 68: #74 Hannah (Smith) Sawtell (1768-1827).

*  Answered email, looked at NYGBR and TEG on AmericanAncestors, and then went in at 11:15 a.m. to watch the Padres game.  Pads beat Cubs 5-4.  Now 7-4.

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write How Good Are Geni.com Tree Matches?  Not very...  Wrote the Surname Saturday post, checked Facebook, then went in and took a nap at 4:30.

*  Up at 5:15 to watch TV, eat dinner, water the front yard, and wash dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the SNGF post.

*  Worked in Ancestry.com - first with recent Hints, found some will abstracts in NJ archives for my tree folks.  Then in Wright surnames adding content and sources.  Solved Maybelle's second husband!

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Geneaholic Thursday - 16 April 2015

Finally, an all-genealogy day, first one in awhile.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 258: 1757 Marriage Record of Ephraim Sawtell and Abigail Stone.

*  Worked on the Pennsylvania handout, and got it pretty much done.  Need to compare with the slides and critically edit both again.

*  Wrote the Ancestry Academy Launched Today post but set it for later until I had the go-ahead to post it.

*  Worked in the MyHeritage app and wrote Updated MyHeritage iOS Mobile App - Research Features.  

*  Went in at 3 p.m. and rested my eyes until 4.  That seems to help.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to answer email, read blogs, and check Facebook.  Worked a bit on Hannah Smith's records.  Checked AncestryDNA for new matches.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, and did the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work more on Hannah Smith, then did 20 Hints in the 1920 census, adding content and sources.  i'm in the B surnames.  Knocked 32 off the list.

*  Worked a bit in GeneaNet to edit a profile, but found no way to do it.  Deleted the tree.  Read email and blogs, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Halfway through April - up to 61,743 sources.  I'm slacking off big-time.  I'll be able to work all through the weekend because Padres are day games at Chicago.  



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Blogging Fool Today - 15 April 2015

The 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, Income Tex Due day, CVGS computer Group day, and all I did was blog.  No real research.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that And Now We Are 9 posted.  Wrote Bride Linda and the Moms -- Post 355 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and then CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 18 April: John Finch on "Family Research and the Civil War" and set it for later.

*  Made images, then wrote MyHeritage iOS Mobile App Appears to be Updated and set it for the afternoon.

*  Went off at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then the library for John's group and the Computer Group, and to Home Depot for a new shower head.  No Toro trimmer cord though - will have to get it online.  Home by 2 p.m. to install the showerhead with no apparent problem.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Digital Microfilm -- Browse Probate Record Collections on FamilySearch.

*  Checked Facebook, and answered email.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper and put out the trash.  Padres game started at 6:10 p.m. tonight - read my book, then read blogs and email on the laptop.  Pads won 3-2 on an Upton homer in the 8th.  Pads now 6-4, we are 1-2 in person.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, check Ancestry hints, look at DNA circles (got a new match, and in the Richmond circle).  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.  


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Genealogy Tuesday - 14 April 2015

We spent part of the day at the eye doctors again...and I got no research done for about the 8th day in a row.  Drat.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip - The National Genealogical Society's Monthly Email Newsletter - NGS Monthly posted.

*  We left at 9:10 a.m. for Linda's eye doctor.  Everything was fine, but she wanted to do the left eye again to make the hole bigger.  That went fine.  But it took an extra hour.  We stopped for lunch at Lolita's and then the car repair shop and got a new battery for the Lincoln .  Home by 12:30 p.m.

*  Read, then wrote One Document, Four Database Providers, and Four Different Source Citations (or not) and then Book Announcement: "How to Archive Family Photos," by Denise May Levenick and set it for later.

*  Wrote four posts on the CVGC blog also.  Wrote one on GM for the morning.  Checked Facebook, Google+ and answered some email.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, water the front yard, and read the paper.  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read my book, read blogs and email on the laptop.  Padres won 5-1 over D-backs, so now 5-4 and 4-2 on the home stand.  

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.  


Monday, April 13, 2015

My Genealogy Monday - 13 April 2015

This was an intensive genealogy day until the late afternoon...

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 263: Will of Christopher Bartlett (1623-1670) of Newbury, Mass. posted.

*  Joined the Mondays With Myrt panel but didn't have much to say...we never got to my assigned topic.  Next week?  

*  Noted that New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - April 6 to 12, 2015 posted.  Worked with RefreshBox a bit.  

*  Had lunch, then researched and wrote MyHeritage Adds "Discoveries" to Your Family Tree and set it for later.  Wrote a post for Tuesday morning too.

*  We took the Lincoln down to the auto repair shop for the starting problem, they'll keep it overnight.  Home to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and check Facebook.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree matching persons in RootsMagic.  

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for the trolley station, ate dinner at the Tin Fish, and were in our seats by 6:20 p.m.  Game against D-backs was at 7:10.  We lost 8-4 and it wasn't that close.  Now 4-4 on the year.  

*  Left in the 8th, got the 10 p.m. trolley and home by 10:45 p.m.  Read, and done.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Genealogy Weekend - 11 and 12 April 2015

This was a busy weekend, but not too busy genealogy-wise.

1)  Saturday, 11 April 2015;

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - FISHER (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Watched/listened to the first two of DearMYRTLE's Amesbury classes while I was here.

*  Left at 9 a.m. for San Diego and the SDGS meeting.  Heard Dave Tooley on civil War photographers and more.  Meh.  

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to read, note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The "When I Was Young" Genea-Meme, Part 2 posted.  Watched/listened to the last two of the Amesbury talks.  Added some souerces for the Chorley and Bolton families from the English parish/IGI records on FamilySearch.

*  We left at 3:40 p.m. for In n Out for dinner, then the trolley to Petco Partk.  We were in our seats by 5 p.m., watched the game, and Padres wiped up the Giants 10-2 on 20 hits.  A fun game!  We are now 1-1 in person in 2015.  Pads are 3-3 on the season.  We even stayed for 10 minutes of the laser show, but then got the 9:30 trolley home, and home by 10 p.m.

*  Read, checked Facebook, and not much else.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 12 April 2015:

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - April 5 to 11, 2015 post.  

*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m., back by 11:30 a.m.  Watched TV, ate lunch, checked mail and blogs at 12:30 p.m. but nothing more.

*  Went in at 1:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed a bit.  Pads won 6-4 in an up and down game.  Pads now 4-3 on the season.  

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, then wrote Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of April 5 to 11, 2015 and the FamilySearch post for Monday.  Found some pics for Lori and sent them to her.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, watered the front yard, washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote up the SDGS program notes and emailed them.  Then transcribed a will for the Amanuensis Monday post.  Checked Facebook and Google+.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree in the Colby and Bartlett families matching folks.  Found some differences in several family which need investigating.

*  Wrote this post.  Will watch WDYTYA tonight too.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Friday, April 10, 2015

My Genealogy Thursday and friday - 9-10 April 2015

One day was good for genealogy, the other one sucked.

1)  Thursday, 9 April 2015

*  Read email and blogs in a hurry, noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 257: 1847 Death Record of Josiah Sawtell of Townsend, Mass.posted.  Wrote It's always the Last Place You Look -- Zachariah Hildreth's (1754-1829) Death Notice and set it for later.

*  We left at 9:40 a.m. for Linda's two doctor appointments.  Got right into the eye doc and everything looks OK.  Went up to the Family doc and had to wait an hour past the appointment time to see him.  We left at 12:50 p.m. for the pharmacy, and then home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Checked email in a hurry, then we left at 1:40 p.m. for El Pollo Loco for Linda's dinner, then on the trolley and the Padres Opening Day game.  We were in Petco before 3 p.m.  The game started at 3:40 p.m.  I had a pizza slice and we had an ice cream too.  Pads lost 1-0 in 12 innings to Giants.  Drat, now 1-3.

*  Back on the trolley, and we were home by 9 p.m.  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, got info added to the 52 Ancestors person, and done.  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Friday, 10 April 2015:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 67: #73 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847).  Wrote "Discover Your Ancestors" Magazine - 4th Annual Print Edition and set it for later.

*  Burned through many of my recent Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Added a bunch of England BMD also using FamilySearch databases.

*  Worked in FamilyTreeNow adding some tree persons, then wrote FamilyTreeNow.com Launches Family Trees.  

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts also.  Answered email, and looked through family photos for Lori.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Back online at 6:30 p.m. for awhile, added to the Best Of post and checked Facebook.

*  Back to watch the Padres game at 7:10 p.m. - Pads won 1-0 with a run in the 8th inning.  Used the laptop to read blogs and check Facebook.  Came into the Cave at 9:45 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Genealogy Wednesday - 8 April 2015

Baseball sure interferes with genealogy research these days.

*  Read email and blogs then wrote A Vision of Loveliness -- Post 354 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and SDGS Program on Saturday, 11 April Features Dave Tooley and set it for later.  worked a bit in MyHeritage Record Matches that came by email.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the library for the CVGS Research Group meeting.  We had 20, one of the largest groups ever.  I demonstrated using AncestryDNA Circles, Chronicling america, GenealogyBank and my own file folder naming system.  The second hour we had sharing about many topics.  Used the microphone in the auditorium which really helped cut down the chatter.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then wrote More Record Matches from MyHeritage.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch TV, take a nap, eat dinner, and put out the trash.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, and write a post for Thursday morning.  Linda has two doctor appointments on the morrow.  Then we have the Padres game, so blogging may be light on Thursday.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, then my book, then got out the laptop and did Facebook and Feedly and email.  Padres lost to the Dodgers 7-4, so now they're 1-2 on the season.

*  Online to write this post and I'm done.  Genealogy today was only 7.0 hours.



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Genealogy Tuesday - 7 April 2015

Once again, real life intervened and I didn't do a lot of genealogy research today.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Tuesday's Tip - Subscribe to "Your Genealogy Today" Magazine posted.  Wrote my Whittle study article.

*  We left at 9 a.m. for Linda's second eye treatment/.  It was successful - both eyes were lased and working as hoped.  We went to lunch at In n Out, and then the store, and finally got home at 12:45 p.m.

*  Researched and wrote Attaching Hints in My Findmypast Family Tree, then lay down for 30 minutes.

*  Had my call with Fisher and discussed the Whittle story and crowdsourcing.  don't know when it will be on the air.

*  Did some research on the Woodwards, and wrote Is This My Long-Sought James G. Woodward?  Worked a bit more in FamilySearch checking search results there.  Found him in the 1850 census in dodge County, Wisconsin.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, then back online for awhile until the Padres game started.

*  Padre/Dodgers game was delayed 30 minutes by rain in L.A., so read the paper, then my book, and read blogs, Facebook, and wrote this post.  Padres are winning 6-3 in the 9th.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Monday, April 6, 2015

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 5-6 April 2015

These were not real significant genealogy days - too much else was going on.

1)  Sunday, 5 April 2015:

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 March to 4 April 2015.  We went to church at 9:30 a.m.

*  Home by 12 noon, and I posted New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - March 30 to April 5, 2015.  Wrote New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - March 30 to April 5, 2015 and set it for later.

*  Went in at 2 p.m. and took a nap, then watched TV until we left at 3:30 p.m. for Easter dinner at Cafe Lamaze with Barbara and Jean.  We were home by 6 p.m.

*  Watched TV news and read the paper, then wrote two posts for Monday.  Checked Facebook, and dreaded the Monday dental appointment.  Genealogy this day was maybe 4 hours.

2) Monday, 6 April 2015:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 262: Will of Crispus Richards (1681-1763) of Lynn, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Joined Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit on several topics.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of March 29 to April 4, 2015 posted.

*  Wrote My Entry in Crestleaf.com's Guess My Family Heritage Blogathon Contest and set it for later.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Padres/Dodgers opening day game.  Left at 1:40 p.m. for the dental office for my "deep cleaning" and antibiotic treatment in my lower right quadrant.  Although the appointment was at 2 p.m., they didn't call me until 2:30 for some reason.  I checked email, Feedly and Facebook while I fumed, er, waited.  No explanation.  At least the hygienist set the radio to the baseball game.

*  It was over at 3 p.m., and I paid (expensive!) and was home by 3:15 p.m. to watch the rest of the Padres game.  We lost 6-3, so now 0-1 on the season.  

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, and wrote a post for Tuesday because of Linda's eye appointment in the morning.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, and then watched the NCAA Final game.  Duke beat Wisconsin - a good game, either team could have won.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, talk on the phone a bit with somebody about genealogy, listened to Fisher a bit, and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.