Monday, March 25, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 25 March 2019

This was another almost-all genealogy day.  Another nice day - high of 70F and sunny, but I found out the car AC isn't working.  Crap.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1837 Deed of Otis Seaver to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked Linda up at 8:45 a.m. and home before 9 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  I talked about my Forever box and the Disneyland visit.  

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 25 March 2019 and set it for later.  Took a short nap.  Had lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Left at 1:15 p.m. for the medical center to get my nose stitches removed.  30 minute drive to, 10 minutes in the doctor chair, and 30 minutes home.  

 *  Added to the Best Of post. and checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked on the OASIS Class 1 presentation and handout.  The first class is next week!

*  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 read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Added to the Best Of post, and then resolved 240 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email  and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was  8.5 hours.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 24 March 2019

This was pretty much an all-genealogy day after church.  That will change next Thursday when baseball season starts!  

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 March 2019 posted (a nothing-burger) and got the Amanuensis post started before church.  

*  We left for church at 9:35 a.m. and were home by 11:15 a.m.  Finished up the Amanuensis post - another Hildreth deed.  

*  Had lunch, then forewent a nap to work in RootsMagic profiles with web hints and FamilySearch Family Tree matches.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 March 2019 posted.  Went seeking Seavers too, and found some.  That lasted until 5 p.m.!

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper, and wash dishes.  Afterwards, I spent about 20 minutes in front pulling weeds and trimming the rose bushes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write Chula Vista Genealogical Society Program on 27 March Features Susi Pentico.  

*  Paul called at 7 p.m.  and I TreeShared 195 profiles during the hour long conversation.  Touched on genealogy too!  

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 23 March 2019

This was almost an all genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Surname Saturday -- COLESON (England to colonial New England) posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Printed off the RootsMagic User Group questions.

*  Picked up Linda, home by 9:15 a.m., and left at 9:20 with the laptop to go to the San Diego FHC for the SDGS RootsMagic Users Group.  Got set up, and the group started at 10:30, and went until noon.  Home by 12:45 p.m.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Birth Order in Your Line posted and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  Went in at 1:30 for a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and puttered around in the RootsMagic tree.  Matched several of Linda's Norway families to Family Tree, and added some content to.  

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV and basketball, pulled some weeds in back, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 17 to 23 March 2019 posted, then worked in GenealogyBank obituaries adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  TreeShared 130 profiles with the Ancestry tree.  

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


Friday, March 22, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 22 March 2019

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day for me, except for the much-needed haircut.  A nice day, sunny, high of 65F.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 270: #443 Abigail (Worthen) Colby (1714-????) of Amesbury, Mass. and Chester, New Hampshire posted and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Picked Linda up at 9 a.m. and home by 9:10.  Looked at Ancestry ThruLines.  Called for a haircut and got there by 10:15.  The barber is retiring, so Mike will be the new young guy.  Home by 11 a.m.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 March 2019.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Worked on the taxes for two hours.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 22 March 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Learned that the Mueller report was released.  Good news!  Heh.

*  Went in for dinner at 4:45 p.m., watched NCAA tournament, read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the two Saturday posts, and resolved 239 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 21 March 2019

This was our 49th wedding anniversary.  We spent it at home, watching sporadic raindrops, and went out to dinner tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1714 Birth Record of Abigail Worthen in Amesbury, Mass. posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m., and we went to the grocery store, and home at 9:45 a.m.  Looked for Seaver articles for awhile, found several and added them to the database, and finally picked one.

*  Had my nap, ate lunch, and wrote Seavers in the News -- App Purcell Seaver Dies in 1961 in Gate City, Virginia.  did some research and improved the profiles for that family.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, looked for the missing Worthen work in the stacks and didn't find it, sent my RootsMagic class email, and we shared gifts.  At 4:45 p.m. we left for dinner at Back Angus.  Home by 6:50 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 209 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We're back from our one night stand and a visit to Disneyland on Tuesday with Tami and the grandkids.  We left Monday night at 5, had dinner on the road, and got to Costa Mesa by 8:30.  Tami took us to Disneyland on Tuesday for our anniversary (which is Thursday).  We had fun, but lots of walking (I did 14,000 steps).  Back to their house by 4, I took a nap, we went to dinner at 6 and left for home at 6:45, and home by 8:20.  I read but did nothing else.  Wednesday:

*  We woke up at 6:55 a.m.  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read em,ail and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and picked her up at 9 a.m., and home by 9:15. 

*  Online to prepare for my DNA group, and wrote Randy and His First Girl Friend (?) -- Post 557 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday.  

*  Had lunch, left at 11:20 for the library.  got set up in the Auditorium and we had 18 in the class.  I went over ThruLines and Theory of Family Relativity, plus DNA Central highlights.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post, then took a nap.  Online at 4 p.m. to read, search for a blog topic, and hurriedly wrote The New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Volume 173, Winter 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, answered email, and resolved 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic tree.

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



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 March 2019

It was St. Patrick's Day.  We had corned beef and carrots, no cabbage.  I went out and mowed the back yard - we had grass and weeks six feet high.  There are lots of knocked-down stalks that are uncut and on the ground, which will probably pop up again and beg to be pulled.  I'm tired.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Census Whacking (Again) On St. Patrick's Day posted.  Got a start on the Amanuensis Monday post.  Off to church at 9:40 a.m. and home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Transcribed the will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Worked a bit in Ancestry Hints on the Ruth family, adding sources and notes.  Had lunch. Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 2:45 p.m. to watch TV and take a recliner nap.  Up at 3:30 p.m. to go cut down the back yard weeds and grass.

*  Back in at 4:30 to cool off, then went in for dinner and watched the Fleet game, read the paper, and did dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote a post for Tuesday and another for Monday.  Watched a Family Tree webinar.  

*  Made a hotel reservation for Monday night near Disneyland.  Had to call Expedia because the first reservation was messed up - my fault, they fixed it.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - 16 March 2019

It was a pretty good day in the genea-cave.  BSO!!!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, went to Marie Callenders for my men's group breakfast, picked Linda up, and we were home by 10 a.m.  

*  Online to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, who married Henry Howland, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Answered email, and wrote the SNGF post.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry collection posts.

Checked the FSFT Watch List email, and found a lead for Catherine Ruth.  Followed it and found her parents and grandparents in Family Tree.  Downloaded her father's will and there she was mentioned!!  Cool.  Added a number of Ruth people to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch TV, eat lunch and take a recliner nap.  

*  Online at 2 to work on the Ruth folks, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Favorite Family Photograph posted.

*  Went in at 3 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game, and read the paper.  Aztecs lost to Utah State.  Drat, no NCAA.  We ate dinner, and I did dishes.

*  Went out for a short walk and pulled weeds in the front yard.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 posted.

*  Added several AncestryDNA matches to the RootsMagic tree.  TreeShared 114 profiles with the AMT - all caught up.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 March 2019

Ah, the Ides of March.  2,063 years ago, who stabbed Julius Caesar?  I forget...oh yeah, Brutus and several others.  23 wounds.  Thank you, Wikipedia!

Oh well, this wasn't a real big genealogy day, although it had its moments.  A little research, some blogs, some Hints resolved, but it was nice outside so I got some vitamin A.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best of and RootsTech posts, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 269: #442 Joseph Colby (1707-1768) of Amesbury, Mass. and Chester, New Hampshire posted.

*  Picked up Linda at 9 a.m. and we stopped at the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 March 2019.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 March 2019.

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints for the Irish Seavers, and added content and sources to RootsMagic.  Lots more to do.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went out to the front yard and picked weeds for about 30 minutes until Linda came home with Barbara, and talked to Barbara for another 20 minutes.

*  Went in and helped with dinner (spaghetti!) and we ate, watched TV, read the paper and did the dishes.  Watched the SDSU basketball game, and they beat Nevada again, so in the MWC championship game.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 March 2019

Pi day - enough said!  Linda asked about it, I explained, 3.141589265+ and she didn't understand.  This was a stay-at-home day, and I actually started on the taxes.Also did some fun genea-stuff.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that MyHeritage Releases Three Census Record Collections from Norway and Treasure Chest Thursday - 1736 Marriage Record of Joseph Colby and Abigail Warren in Amesbury, Mass. posted.  Added to the Best Of blog.

*  Picked Linda up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Decided to start on the taxes - looked for my TurboTax for 2018 and it was nowhere to be found.  Not where it Should be. Not anywhere.  Checked the email and saw that I opted for the download instead of the CD.  Wasted 45 minutes there!  Got it installed, and got the income entered in except for the investments.  Tried to download the investment dividend and capital gains data from the investment firm, and got some, but not others.  Called the advisor who said "remember, we switched to another firm" for one account?"  Finally entered all of the data (it wasn't hard - 5 entries).  I really don't like the outcome here!

*  Decided I'd had enough and wanted to have some fun.  Wrote Seavers in the News - Effie E. Seaver Dies in 1930 in Delaware.  Had lunch.  Updated the Best Of and RootsTech posts.  Added about 25 MyHeritage record matches to the RootsMagic database.

*  Ancestry has free Ireland records this weekend, so I started using them for the Irish Seaver folks in my RootsMagic tree.  Found a bunch more and entered about six families.  Took an hour nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to work some more on Irish Seavers, then checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner (corned beef and cabbage), watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 to work on the 52 Ancestors profile, and wrote the post.  Answered email.  Downloaded some Colby deeds from Essex County - nothing that helps with the Warren/Worthen quandary.

*  TreeShared 199 profiles to sync the RootsMagic and Ancestry trees. 

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