Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Saturday - 29 April 2017

The only thing genealogy-wise I did today was read blogs, resolve Ancestry hints and research descendants of my ancestors.  A fun day, with a nice lunch and a great Padres game.  I wish every Saturday was this good!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, home to change clothes, and we left at 9:30 a.m. for Harbor Island and the retirement party for our financial advisor, Liz.  Sat with friends and got caught up on family, and had a nice lunch.  The retirement stuff went a little long, but the reminiscences of Liz's life were priceless.

*  We were home by 1 p.m., and I read quickly, noting that Surname Saturday -- COPELAND (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Genealogy Sayings in Latin posted.  Went to the recliner and got a nap while "watching" ESPN draft day.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then worked through 233 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic database.  Used suggested records for some to add more to the database.  Email provided info on a Dill family so I added them to the Ancestry tree, got Hints, and added content and sources to the database.  FUN!

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, then the Connelly book, and washed dishes.  Padres beat Giants 12-4, so now 10-16 and in 4th place again.  

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today 4.5 hours.

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 28 April 2017

Happy 9th birthday to my 4th grandchild, Audrey.  She is the sassy one, the verbal one, the sneaky one.  She still wants piggyback rides and to play the kissing game, and loves my Dove bars and all of the junk food in the world.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and we went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:40 a.m.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 173: #252 Peter Victorse Putman (1760-1835) of New Jersey and New York posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 28 April 2017 and set ir for later.

*  Answered email, worked on Ancestry for awhile in the Overseas Deaths database trying to find two Seavers in the files, and failed.  

*  Had pizza for lunch, then online to read whatever, and rested my eyes a bit, then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 28 April 2017.  

*  Wrote three posts on the CVGS blog and then wrote the Surname Saturday post and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to finish dinner, eat it, watch TV news, and then online at 6:20 p.m. to read and write the SNGF post.  Went in at 7 p.m. to call Audrey and sing to her, then watched the Padres game, read the paper and my Connelly book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Giants 4-3, so now 9-16 on the year and 5th place.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 27 April 2017

Just another genealogy day, with a successful escape from Costco Island, a nap, a Padres loss and some online research.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Costco, had lunch there, and home by 11 a.m.  

*  Noted that 1917 Connecticut Military Census Record for John Henry Richmond - Post #362 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Findmypast Offers Free Access to 1.9 Billion Essential Records for Five Days.

*  Answered email, and worked a bit in RootsMagic.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Disputing Sarah A.C. Seaver's Will.  Did some searching for the cousins without much success.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked on the 52 Ancestor biography.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, hang up the wash.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and my Connelly book, and did the dishes.  Padres lost 6-2 to the Snakes, so now 9-15 on the season.

*  Online at 9:10 p.m. to read email and blogs, worked on a Seaver problem from email, and added some folks to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 26 April 2017

I thought it was the 25th all day today.  I wonder if I fooled anyone?  And my Padres won a game tonight.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 2012 Legacy Cruise Photos - Part 5: Post 461 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Databases Coming Soon at Ancestry.com and set it for later.  Rested my eyes in the computer chair.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's group and the CVGS meeting.   The speaker was John on World War I and he did a nice job of it.  I gleaned several useful databases from the talk.   

*  Home by 2 p.m. and read email and blogs, but sleepy so took a good nap on the bed.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote More on Find A Grave Memorials and My Family Tree.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered email and an Ancestry message on Aubles.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, put the trash out.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Thursday post.

*  Went in at 6:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Mark Dawson book, and started the Connelly book.  Padres were down 5-3 in the 9th but scored 5 to win it 8-5 over the Snakes.  Pads now 9-14 on the season and still not in last place.  

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 25 April 2017

This was a stay-at-home and do genealogy day.  Succeeded.  But then the Padres lost.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1818 Birth Record for Brithe Olsdtr in Voss, Norway posted, answered email, and then added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked more in the Education presentation and am about 90% done.  Need to critically review and add or edit or delete stuff, then work on the handout.  

*  Wrote Book Review -- "The Missing Man" by Nathan Dylan Goodwin and had lunch, then rested my eyes.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked in Family Tree on a Seaver line.  Worked in RootsMagic too in the D surnames adding content and sources.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on How Many Find A Grave Hints Do I Have on Ancestry? and then added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, we ate dinner, and I was online at 6:10 p.m. to read and write the Wordless Wednesday post.

*  Went in at 6:45 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my books on the tablet and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Snakes 9-3, so now lost 4 in a row.  Crap, 8-14.

*  Online at 9:45 to read, answer email and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 24 April 2017

It didn't seem like a Monday because there was no Mondays With Myrt and Russ.  I got some things done today too, and my Padres lost again.  Drat.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the 99 Cent Store and Walgreens.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 April 2017 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked on the Education presentation and finished up the outline, now I need screen shots and the handout and editing.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:15 p.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of John Freeman (1626-1719) of Eastham, Mass. - Part 1 posted.  Rested my eyes a bit too.

*  Worked in RootsMagic awhile, adding content for people without birth dates, and also in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Can I Search Your Blog to Find Reviews?  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and back online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post but it posted because I got the schedule date wrong.  Oh well, it's mo big deal.

*  Went in at 6:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read the Kindle book (almost done!) and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Snakes 7-6 after being behind 6-0 in the 6th.   So we're 8-13 and have lost 3 straight.  It's a season of streaks - lose 3 of 4, win 4 of 6, lose 5, win 3, lose 3.

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




Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 23 April 2017

This was a typical summer Sunday - church, a Padres game, and not much research.

*  Read email and blogs on the phone while watching Meet the Depressed.  We left for church at 9:30, stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and were home by 11:50.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that John Finch is Program Speaker at CVGS Meeting on 26 April and edited Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 April 2017 one last time.

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat lunch, read the paper, and took a recliner nap.  Awake just in time for the Padres game.  Padres lost to the Marlins 7-3, so are now 8-12 on the season.

*  Came in and started transcribing the will for Amanuensis Monday.  Called to dinner at 5:30 p.m. and watched TV news, then washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 16 to 22 April 2017 posted.  Finished the transcription and wrote the blog post for Monday.

*  Looked at Ancestry Hints, checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Tired.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 22 April 2017

This was not a big genealogy research day, although I had some moments.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs and change the wash out, then picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Managed to run my big 16 gb flash drive through the washing machine (but not the dryer), not sure how much survived.  Put RootsMagic on the other flash drive.

*  Left at 9:30 a.m. for the FHC in Mission Valley to lead the SDGS RootsMagic User Group class.  Only 3 students, but we filled 90 minutes.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, read, note that Surname Saturday -- BOWERS (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Trees in Your Database? posted.

*  Went in and watched TV and had a recliner nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry post and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile.  Improved the Place List and deleted some one-person trees too.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the Padres game, read the paper and then my genealogy mystery book on the tablet, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Marlins 6-3 in 11 innings, so now 8-11 on the season and 5-3 at home.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to write two blog posts.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, April 21, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 21 April 2017

Another week gone by - that's 16 in 2017.  This was a stay-at-home day.  It was nice outside, I only went out in the morning to drive Linda to and fro.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 172: #249 Elisabeth (Pickel) Sovereen (1764-1849) of New Jersey and Ontario posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 21 April 2017 and set it for later.

*  Worked on the Education presentation - got another 20 or so slides in, about 50% done now.

*  Ate lunch, got the stuff on the flash drive, and ready for Saturday.  Added to the Best Of post.  Had a doze in the computer chair.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic cleaning up data, especially alternate names.  Answered some email.

*  Wrote Dear Randy: How Do You Handle Female Names? and then the Surname Saturday post.  Added content to the RootsMagic file.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m. and watched TV news, then online at 6 p.m. to write the SNGF post and worked some more in RootsMagic.  Found several more Seaver families.  Cleaned up some of the orphan profiles in the RM file too.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and then my genealogy book on the tablet, and washed dishes.  Padres beat the Marlins 5-3, so now 8-10 and won 3 in a row.  5-2 at home.

*  Online at 9:40 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 20 April 2017

It's already the 20th day of April?  I actually started on one of my new presentations today but then the Internet got slow.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 1785 Birth and Baptism Record of John Potman in Walpack, N.J. - Post #361 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Started in on my new Education presentation and got maybe 15% done.  Had lunch, dozed off in my chair, and online again to note that New Living DNA Project Aims to Map Germany’s Genetic History posted.

*  Worked more on the presentation, but had to reboot because the Internet got slow (I think it was an ISP problem), and it worked OK, so worked a bit in Legacy with reports - getting an error on an Ancestor Book. 

*  Wrote Seavers in the News - 1976 Obituary of Charles H. Seaver.  Checked Facebook and did a bit of research on the children of Charles H. Seaver - managed to add spouses and BMD data.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, ate dinner, and online at 6 p.m. to read email and blogs quickly, and then back to the TV to watch the Padres beat the Snakes 4-1 in another well-pitched game.  Padres are now 7-10, and 7-6 in well-pitched games by Padres pitchers.  We aren't scoring much!

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday, and wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.