Friday, November 16, 2018

My Genea-Friday - 16 November 2018

Happy birthday to brother Scott who is 63 years old today.  Still a young lad!  Decided not to get my hair cut because we are studying Samson on Saturday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:35 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 252: #377 Joanna (--?--) Champlin (about 1692-about 1762) of Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 16 November 2018 and set it for later.  Rested my eyes for awhile.

*  Online at 11:30 to search for a Seaver not in my database, and found one.  Added about 10 persons to the database with content and sources.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 November 2018 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Had a nap.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then resolved over 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources for some of them to the database.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, added Ancestry sources to a bunch of ancestors, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

My Genea-Thursday - 15 November 2018

Another all-genealogy day except for lunch with the engineers group.  No big fires here, and Santa Ana winds are over.  Yay!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 1817 Marriage Record for Sophia Buck and Lambert Brigham in Sterling, Mass. -- Post 438 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Tried to nap, but just rested.  Left at 10:45 a.m. for the engineers lunch in downtown Chula Vista.  Had a good time with the guys.  Home before 1 p.m.

*  Online to read, searched for an obituary, wrote Seavers in the News -- Milo Seaver Dies in 1957 in Binghamton, New York, and searched for more information on the children for the database.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote FamilySearch Unlocking Centuries of Italian Ancestry Records.

*  Went in to help with dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, ate dinner, washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and checked the next one out.  Worked in the database - worked on a random RootsMagic family in Iowa and found records, added content and sources.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Genea-Wednesday - 14 November 2018

This was an all-genealogy day, with the Research Group meeting included.  A little wind, nice day, some small fires in the county but no big ones.  Weather changes tomorrow.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Randy Ready for Junior High Graduation in June 1958 -- Post 540 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked Linda up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote Register for the Family History Fanatics' "DNA eWorkshop: After the Test" and set it for later.  Rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch.

*  Left for the library at 11:20 a.m. and got to the parking garage and walked over to the library lugging the laptop and projector.  I need a luggage carrier!  Got set up, and we had only 7 attendees probably due to the parking problems (the lot is getting solar panels).  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post,  then wrote My New Test Case For Ancestry Member Tree Indexing.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, did the laundry,  put out the trash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 300 Ancestry hints, adding content and sources for selected Hints.  Talked to Lori. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

My Genea-Tuesday - 13 November 2018

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, and I finished several projects.  Yay me!!!  Santa Ana winds today, no big fires in the county.  Yay.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1875 Death Notice for Martha Matilda Schaffner in Oakland, California posted.  Wrote   Findmypast Partners with Living DNA to Launch the Most Detailed Ancestry Discovery Experience.  Played around in Living DNA - couldn't find a link to FMP.

*  Took a nap.  Had lunch, then printed off the CVGS newsletter master and the labels.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 13 November 2018 and set it for later.  Went to the UPS Store to publish the newsletter.  Home by 2:40 p.m.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the George Seaver talk - added descendancy research charts to the front of it.  Got a little sun in the back yard.

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 400 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database for selected Hints.  Still 84,000 to do. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, November 12, 2018

My Genea-Monday - 12 November 2018

This was an all-genealogy day here in the Cave.  I didn't advance the ball very much, though.  Oh well.  49 days left in 2018.

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

*  Joined Mondays With Myrt, and we discussed Veterans Day and Veterans.  I didn't contribute much.  Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1814 Deed of Sarah Green to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted.

*  Wrote Good News and Bad News On Ancestry Member Tree Searches and had lunch.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 12 November 2018 and set it for later.

*  Looked at my new MyHeritageDNA matches but didn't find any new common ancestors.  The trees of the matches aren't leafy enough, so perhaps I'll do some skeleton work on them too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then worked a bit in Family Tree.  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, read the paper, watched news, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, added some Family labels to the blog and worked through 100 Amanuensis posts, and then worked in Web Hints for Dill families.  Didn't find much.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  See, not much progress here!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

My Genea-Weekend - 10-11 November 2018

It wasn't much of a genealogy weekend for me - no research to speak of, some blogging, some family time, a society meeting, etc.  Oh, football on TV!

1)  Saturday, 10 November:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (Alice who married Thomas Wight, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Left at 9:20 for the SDGS meeting with Gena.  Got there and stayed for the first talk, but sleepy so left after refreshments.  Home by 12 noon to have lunch, then napped in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 pm. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did You Collect As a Youth? posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  We left at 3:30 p.m. to meet Tami and the kids in Carlsbad for dinner at Ruby's.  Ate, walked a bit, and then had ice cream at Haagen Daz.  Home by 7:15 p.m.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Watched the Aztecs game, read the paper, and then my book.  Aztecs lost 27-24 to UNLV.  Played a bad game, now 7-3 on the season.

*  Did not journal.  Did check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and check email.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 11 November 2018:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Went to church at 9:45, stopped at the store on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Got the deed transcribed and the amanuensis post written.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Went in at 12:30 to watch NFL, and watched all of the Chargers win over Oakland, 20-6.  

*  Online at 4:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post.  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched news, washed clothes, watered the front plants, washed dishes and took a walk.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, finished up the CVGS Newsletter and emailed it to the membership list.  TreeShared the last 60 changes, and checked out new MyHeritage DNA matches.  Worked on RootsMagic unused place names. 

*  Bored.  Sleepy.  Toes hurt due to sitting too much.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.




Friday, November 9, 2018

My Genea-Friday - 9 November 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day and I got some tasks done.  And two rests/naps.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 251: #376 William Champlin (1687-1778) of Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 9 November 2018.  

*  Worked on an Unlinked Ancestry Tree and solved the puzzle - a 3rd cousin!  Matched profiles with Family Tree for awhile.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 9 November 2018 and set it for later.  Worked on the Surname Saturday post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the SNGF post.

*  Went out and watered the front plants, and got a little sun.  I should walk too.  Online to read, and worked in RootsMagic looking for death data for profiles.  Had a rest.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on the CVGS Newsletter and sent it to the reviewers, and TreeShared over 100 profiles - still about 60 to do.  It will never be finished!  

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

My Genea-Thursday - 8 November 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, and I made progress, but spent some enjoyable time just browsing and reading.

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

*  Noted that 1703 Birth Record of Jonas Prescott (1703-1784) in Groton, Massachusetts - Post 437 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote Free Access on 9th to 12th November for Findmypast Record Collections and Newspapers.

*  Searched for useful articles for Seavers in the News and found quite a few.  Added data to some Seaver profiles, and matched some to Family Tree.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Brigadier Florence Seaver Dies in Asbury Park, N.J. in 1964 and set it for later.  

*  Puttered about in the database, matching profiles to Family Tree, searching for records using web hints, and then did a Skeleton tree for one of my matches.  Another failure.  Frustrating.  Perhaps some "potentials" are wrong.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the 52 Ancestors profile.  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes.  Found some land records that helped in Charlestown, but FamilySearch doesn't have home access to Westerly or South Kingstown RI.  Drat.  Added them to the to-do list.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, and cleaned up.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then wrote it for Friday.  Worked for about an hour on the CVGS Newsletter - about 60% done. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and done!  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Randy's Genea-Wednesday - 7 November 2018

This was a fairly full genealogy day, plus I got a long nap.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, noted that The Seaver Ping Pong Table and Whiffle Ball Court -- Post 539 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting on Saturday, 10 November.

*  Worked on another Unlinked Tree on AncestryDNA and failed to find the common ancestor.  Many more to do!  Printed off the CVGS material for the board meeting.  Rested my eyes for awhile.

* Had lunch, then off to the library at 11:20, sat with John for awhile and two Karens came to brighten our day.  Board meeting dragged on, found a new book, and home by 2 p.m.

*  Wrote NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from November 6–13 and updated the MyHeritage compendium.  Took a 90 minute nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, wash dishes, and put the trash out.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check out the support data for the 52 Ancestor biography (none are available on FamilySearch from home, so added them to my to-do list).  Wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared about 90 profiles (still have about 70 to do).  

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, then wrote this post.  genealogy today is 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Randy's Genea-Tuesday - 6 November 2018

Election day 2018.  A split decision, I think.  But it will make the next two years really interesting.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Sprouts.  Home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1863 Civil War Draft Registration Record for David J. Carringer posted, added to the Best Of post, wrote MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference Video and Blog Compendium.  Tried to nap.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m., had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage Record Matches for awhile.  Watched some of the MHL videos.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 6 November 2018.
*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then matched Family Tree persons to RootsMagic persons.  Watered the front plants.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and TreeShared about 120 profiles.  Have about 150 more to do soon.  Checked election returns, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.