Friday, June 22, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 22 June 2018

The calendar rolls on - just 12 days until the 4th of July.  This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, such as it was. 

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 231: #356 Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote   New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 June 2018 and set it for later.

*  Worked on the GWS syllabus and got it on one page.  Edited the presentation again.  Checked the DNA matches and I still don't have the new Ancestry ethnicity.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 22 June 2018.

*  Worked a bit in Family Tree on the project tree - found more English ancestors.  Wish I could find the missing parents of two of the great-grands.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Washed dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts.  Worked a bit on the Lanfear families too.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read the Silva book.  Padres scored 3 in the 9th to win 6-2, so now 35-43 on the season.  almost to the halfway point. 

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 21 June 2018

The days get shorter and the nights get longer for the next six months.  Funny how that happens.  This was not a big genealogy day because of real life and the Padres.  Oh well.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 1733 Marriage Record of Ichabod Kirby and Rachel Allen in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 417 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted and reviewed the DNA matches again - added notes for about 5 on AncestryDNA.

*  We left at 10:20 a.m. for Linda's dentist appointment at 10:40.  I went to the library for an hour, then went back to the waiting room and ... waited another hour.  Had to feed the meter two more times.  She had a crown preparation done and came out saying "worst ever dental experience."  We went to Costco for lunch.

*  Home at 1:45 p.m. exhausted, but I had blog posts to do - wrote Seavers in the News - Roscoe Alan Seaver (1870-1937) of Ridgewood, N.J. and then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook too.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, and worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree and sharing data.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. for the Padres game, read the paper, read my Silva book, and watched Padres struggle with the Giants - we lost 3-0.  So we've lost 5 in a row, and the hope of 34-38 is now smashed at 34-43. 

*  Online to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 19-20 June 2018

Hello summer tomorrow morning.  I'm tired of the night and morning low clouds with sunshine peeking through and having to wear a jacket to the Padres night games.

1)  Tuesday, 19 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Devier David Carringer's 1889 Birth Certificate in National City, California posted, and wrote Ancestry.com Suggests "Potential Ancestors" For your Ancestry Member Tree.  Tried to nap.

*  Don't think I did!  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 19 June 2018.

*  Worked in the CVGS project tree searching Web Hints, and adding content and sources.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the Padres game, had dinner at Tin Fish, and at our seats by 6:45 p.m.  Pads lost 4-2 in 10 innings to Athletics after a tying homer by the As with two out two strikes in the top of the ninth, and then another homer in the top of the tenth.  Drat.  Now 34-41.

*  Home by 11:15 p.m. and I didn't journal.  Off to bed.  Genealogy this day was about 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 20 June:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 p.m.

*  Wrote RootsTech 2014 Photos, Part 3 - Post 521 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, then added to the Best Of post.  

*  Worked on the Descendancy presentation syllabus and got it pretty much finished - now I need to edit the presentation to add the changes from the syllabus.

*  Wrote Searching the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants Collection on AmericanAncestors.

*  Had lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  Padres lost 12-4 to the As and it wasn't that close - 7-0 after 3 innings, and 10-1 after 8 innings.  So we've lost 4 straight, and slumped back to 34-42 on the season.  

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, and checked FSFT watchlist alerts.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, watched TV, put out the trash, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work in FSFT with the Lanfear folks.  TreeShared about 90 profiles from the past days.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.  And I forgot to do a Treasure Chest post - I'll do it now.

Monday, June 18, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 18 June 2018

his was sort of a typical winter genealogy Monday - a Myrt sighting, a nap, research, and no Padre game.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 8:50 and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt with no trouble, and participated throughout as an opinionated panelist.  Wasn't asked what I wanted to discuss.

*  Online at 10:45 a.m. to add to the Best Of post, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #433: 1851 Deed of Henry A. White to Plina Mitchell in Killingly, Conn. posted, and answer email.  

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - 18 June 2018 and then More Devier J. Smith Articles on Newspaper.com.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and did some DNA sleuthing.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to finish cooking dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, watered the front plants, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post, and worked in the CVGS project tree.  Found several more ancestral families in England and added content and sources.  Restarted my list of parish records to find, need to do more.  I will probably try to find them on Saturday at the FamilySearch Library.

* Missed the new WDYTYA episode again!  Drat.  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Sunday, June 17, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 17 June 2018

The genealogy part didn't start until after 1:30 p.m.

*  Slept in until 7:30, read email and blogs, and off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Watched the Padres game, had lunch, read the paper;  Braves won 4-1, so now 34-40 on the season, 5-5 on the road trip.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then transcribed the White deed and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 June 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 June 2018 posted.

*  Got sucked into the descendancy rabbit hole again - found descendants of Simon Wade and captured a bunch of them.

*  We left at 4:10 p.m. for dinner at Cafe Lamaze.  I had prime rib, Linda had filet.  Tami called from her car to our car to say Happy Father's Day.  Home by 6 p.m.

*  Watched TV news, trimmed the other rose bush, got a thorn prick too.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the new Best Of post, and TreeShared the big tree - about 40 profiles.

*  Worked for awhile in Ancestry Hints for the big tree, adding content and sources - resolved about 270 of them.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 16 June 2018

This was an atypical summer Saturday - I  got some genealogy searching done.  But my Padres lost again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to load the dryer, off at 7:40 for Marie Callenders and the men's Bible study.  We started Joshua today.  Picked Linda up and home by 9:50 a.m.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (England to colonial New England) posted, and worked in the RootsMagic database matching FamilySearch Family Tree profiles.  

*  Decided to hunt for more descendants of 4th great-grandparents, and found quite a few I had bot found on the Carringer/Spangler line.  Added persons, searched Ancestry, FamilySearch and Finbdmypast methodically, and found a number of potential DNA cousins.  

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did Your Father Love To Do? posted, and then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch new collection posts.  

*  Worked in Newspapers.com some more, and found death notices for my Carringer 2nd great-grandparents in Pennsylvania newspapers!  Gave the cause of death which I didn't have.  

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, took a recliner nap, and we ate dinner afterwards watching the news.  Padres lost 1-0 to Braves, so now 34-39.  Went out and cut some of the rose bushes for a bit.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 19 to 16 June 2018 posted.

*  Worked more in the Carringer/Spangler families and added more distant cousin families.  TreeShared about 160 profiles with the Ancestry Tree (took 35 minutes - about 4.5 per minute). 

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


Friday, June 15, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 15 June 2018

Another week gone by, two more weeks and the year is half over.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  It was a different day...

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 230: #355 Content (Tucker) Wing (1695-1738) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts  posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 June 2018 and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked on Linda's 23andMe test results and downloaded the raw data.  Tried to figure out who the top matches were.  Her brother emailed recently about getting an email from a match and I answered back with more information.

*  Started on the syllabus for the Descendancy talk, and edited the talk again.  Went in at 11:40 to take a nap.

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then online to answer emails, and worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 15 June 2018 post.  Watched several videos too.

*  Checked Twitter.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, we ate dinner, read the paper, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.  Padres beat the Braves 9-3, so now 34-38 on the season.  Hope springs eternal, still.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the SNGF post.  Linda's brother called and we talked for over an hour about their vacation, Linda, our grandkids, the DNA test, etc.  Good to catch up. 

*  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 14 June 2018

It was a pretty nice June day - sunny, 76F, and I had errands to run.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we came home, then went to the dentist at 10 a.m.  They moved without telling us, and we were late.  I went to the grocery store.  Picked her up at 11 and she needs a crown.  Drat.  Home by 11:20, and Martha came to take her to lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1695 Birth Record of Content Tucker in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 416 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Joseph H. Seaver Dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1915 and set it for later.

*  Had lunch, then searched form ore on Newspapers.com.  Sleepy, so took a nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, ate dinner, washed dishes, and Padres lost to Braves 4-2, so now 33-38 on the season.  

*  Online at 7:10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, compile and write the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved about 250 Ancestry Hints in the project tree, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 13 June 2018

Just another genealogy and Padres weekday.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15.  Noted that RootsTech 2014 Photos, Part 2 - Post 520 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote RootsMagic Updates to Version 7.5.7 - Fixes Two Significant Problems.  Took a nap.

*  Up at 10:45 a.m. to collect my stuff, had lunch, checked email, and off to the Chula Vista library for the CVGS Research Group.  We had only 12 and had some good discussions.  Got a book, and home by 2;30 p.m.

*  Online to read, then dozed in the desk chair for a bit, and then found Smith and Vaux articles in Kansas and Nebraska on Newspapers.com.  Some real prizes!  Wrote 3rd Great-Grandmother Mary A. Vaux Obituary in Concordia, Kansas Newspaper.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, take out the trash, wash dishes, and read my book.  Padres won 4-2 over Cardinals so now 33-37 on the season.  We started out 10-20.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and tidied up some profiles.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 12 June 2018

This was a pretty typical summer Tuesday - an errand, a nap, a Padres game, and some genealogy work.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we went to her neurology appointment.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Lyle L. Carringer's 1914 High School Yearbook Entry posted, added to the Best Of post and wrote How Many MyHeritage Record Matches Do I Have?

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 to write Genealogy News Bytes - 12 June 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Updated RootsMagic to 7.5.7, tested the updated features, and they work.  Matched a bunch of 16th century English folks and added content on both sides.

*  The Vivint guy came at 4:45 p.m., and we talked for 40 minutes.  Then watched the Padres game, ate dinner, read the paper and my book, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.  Padres beat Cardinals 4-2, so now 32-37 on the season.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to write the Wordless post, then added to the Best Of post, answered email, and TreeShared the big database - 130 or more changes.

*  Checked Facebook, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.