Thursday, September 20, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 19 September 2018

This was an all genealogy day except for dinner - no nap, no Padres, lots of searching/finding.  Didn't work on the project, though.  I need to - only 9 days away now.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, dropped her at nail place, home to note that 1701 Birth of Joseph Ladd in Little Compton, R.I. - Post 430 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote RootsTech 2019 SLC Opens for Registration.  Picked her up and home by 10 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  Worked more in the Ireland Seaver mess - there are lots of isolated records on the big sites, I'm trying to put them in the right place.  

*  Had lunch, then worked on and posted Seavers in the News- Mrs. A.H. Seaver Dies in 1956 in Milwaukee.

*  Worked more on the Ireland Seaver mess, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the 52 Ancestors biography.

*  Downloaded the MedBetterDNA extension and made it work.  Organized the AncestryDNA Notes better, did about 40 of them.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, wash dishes and water the front plants.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestor post, and TreeShared 110 of the changes to my AMT.  Went for a walk.  Worked more on the Ireland Seavers hunting for useful Hints and matching on FS Family Tree.

*  added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 18-19 September 2018

I didn't journal last night because we got home from the Padres game at 11:30 p.m.  Then I tossed and turned for almost two hours before getting 5 hours of sleep.  

1)  Tuesday, 18 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, home by 9:15 a.m., noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Lyle L. Carringer U.S. Marines Muster Roll Card - July 1918 posted, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Worked on both presentations, then put them on Dropbox and Drive and the flash drive.  Finalized the handouts and printed a master copy out.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, messed around in Ancestry and RootsMagic a bit, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 18 September 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Wordless post, and took another nap.  Worked some more in RootsMagic and Ancestry.

*  We left at 4:55 for the trolley, ate dinner at Tin Fish, and were in Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres lost to Giants 5-4.  So we are 8-12 when in attendance.  Home by 11:30 p.m.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 19 September:

*  Really dragging, dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Randy's First Ancestral Home - Post 533 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote 19 October 2018 is BCG Free Day of Quality Genealogy Education.  Rested my eyes and overslept.

*  Up at 10:15 a.m., gathered all the stuff, and off to the library for the mic check and test run of the "This is Your Ancestry" presentation.  Too long, and some pauses, need to practice it more.  I have 10 days.

*  Home by 1 p.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and messed around in Ancestry and RootsMagic.  Took an hour nap.

*  Online at 3:45 to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Finished the laundry.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m. watched TV news, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, washed dishes, put out the trash, and started my new Sandford book.  Padres beat Giants 8-4, so now 61-92 on the season.  10 games to go, all in the division.

*  Online at 9:10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Monday, September 17, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 17 September 2018

This was an all-genealogy day until the Padres game tonight.  Shoulda kept working, I guess.  Didn't sleep well again - reflux because I went to bed too early!  Crap. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1755 Will of Jonathan Oatly (1689-1755) of South Kingstown, Rhode Island posted, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 September 2018 (it came late on Sunday).

*  Worked on the two presentations - edited both and practiced the Cox one.  Edited the DNA syllabus too but didn't do the Cox syllabus.  Drat.  Took my nap.  

*  Had lunch.  Online to watch a webinar (trying to get my FTM money's worth!) and wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - 17 September 2018.   Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Answered a DNA contact on Ancestry and entered his line into the database.  Checked FSFT and matched folks and made both trees better.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, and watched TV news.  Online after 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.

*  Went in at 7:15 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, washed dishes, got the presentations on the laptop, and finished my PDF book from a month ago.  Padres lost to Giants 4-2 so now 60-91 on the season.  We go on Tuesday.

*  Online at 9:50 to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

My Long Semi-Genealogy Weekend - Friday to Sunday, 14 to 16 September 2018

Well, I didn't journal the last two nights because I was exhausted and didn't accomplish much on Friday and Saturday.  I feel like I wasted Friday chasing genea-bunnies,  only blogged twice, and watched the Padres game.  On Saturday, we were out from 9 to 1, then watched the Padres game and Aztecs game (until 11:30) in the evening.  I didn't sleep well either night, and am exhausted now on Sunday night.

1)  Friday - 14 September:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 243: #368 Jonathan Oatley (1689-1755) of Washington County, Rhode Island posted, picked her up, and home to read more, take a nap, and write Genealogy News Bytes - 14 September 2018 in the afternoon.  Checked Facebook and Twitter, worked on the two Saturday posts, had dinner, answered email, and watched the Padres game.  We lost to Texas Rangers.  Genealogy on Friday was about 7.0 hours.

2)  Saturday - 15 September:

*  Read email and blogs, Linda didn't go swimming.  We left at 8:45 a.m. for downtown San Diego to attend Ruthie's bat mitzvah at a synagogue.  I had forgotten that the services were 3 hours long, and almost all in Hebrew.  We skipped the luncheon and were home by 1:15 p.m., had lunch, and I took a nap.

* Online to note that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Sarah married John Allen, England to colonial New England) and What Was the First Genealogical Society You Joined? -- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posted, then wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry update posts.  Added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 September 2018 posted.

*  Went in for dinner, and we watched the Padres game against Texas.  We lost again.  Frustrating.  The Aztecs game started at 7:30 so I watched that until the end at 11:30.  Aztecs beat Arizona State 28-21 and it shouldn't have been that close.  Laid in bed for an hour before sleep came.  Genealogy on Saturday was about 3.5 hours.

3)  Sunday, 16 September:

*  Read email and blogs, didn't go to church, and watched the Chargers game.  They won 31-20 and it shoulda been 45-13.  Oh well.  Then we watched the Padres game, I rested my eyes several times, and Pads finally won 7-3 on a walkoff grand slam.  So Pads are 60-90 on the season.  

*  Worked on the Amanuensis Monday transcription, and wrote the post.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 September 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 September 2018 posted.

*  We went to Lolita's for dinner, then Ralph's for groceries, and were home by 6:30 p.m.  Watched the news, then online at 7 p.m. to read, start the Best Of post, and worked on Ancestry Hints for the big database.  Resolved about 400 of them, adding content and sources for some of them (Maybe 20%?).

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 September 2018

This was an all genealogy day with no Padres game, but I had a nap.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, noted that 1667 Marriage of Joseph Tripp and Mehetabel Fish in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 429 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco.  Had lunch there.  Home by 10:45 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, sleepy so laid down for a nap.  Dozed a bit, I think.  Online at 12 noon to read, then looked for the Seaver newspaper article.  Found it, and wrote Seavers in the News - Florence Seaver Attacked in 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama.

*  Did some research on Florence's parents and added their family to the RootsMagic database.  Then determined that the family linked into the Ireland family in County Armagh, so I added those families from the George Seaver book.  Cool - added about 50 Seaver folks today.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered email.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, wash dishes and water the front plants.

*  Went in at 6:30 p.m. to add more Ireland Seavers, then worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.  Treeshared about 80 persons so now Ancestry will find Hints for all of those Irish families.

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 12 September 2018

This was grandson Charlie's birthday and we tried to call him but the calls went to the answering machine.  Tomorrow!  The days just fly by!  I didn't sleep well again last night and had a headache and was tired all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, tried to put air in the tire and the machine failed, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1954 Bass Lake Vacation Postcard #2 - Post 532 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and got the laptop set up for the Research Group meeting.  Rested my eyes for a half hour but didn't sleep.  Crap.  Had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library, got the projector and laptop set up and the folks came and we had a two hour meeting.  We had 13 and a lively discussion about many subjects.

*  Afterwards, I took the car to Courtney Tire in Chula Vista and they removed the offending screw and patched the tire.  Cost?  $0.00.  Nice folks - it's there policy to fix tires so that you will buy new ones there.  I will.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then wrote AncestryDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates for Everybody, But ...My Wish List and Two MyHeritageDNA Upload Announcements.

*  Went in at 4:15 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, take a recliner nap, and eat dinner, then washed dishes.  Padres beat Mariners 5-4, so won 5 of 8 on the road trip, and are now 59-88 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, write the Treasure Chest post, TreeShare 53 profiles in the big tree, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 11 September 2018

This was almost an all-genealogy day, except for the naps and the Padres on TV.  Really didn't accomplish much.  Didn't sleep well last night again.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 9:35 a.m., online to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Lyle L. Carringer 1917 Enlistment in U.S. Marines posted, added to the Best Of post, then worked in MyHeritage Record Matches and added content and sources to the RootsMagic database.  Took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked some more on Record Matches, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 September 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Had a 30 minute rest.  Did some random research in the database, and added content and sources using Family Tree and Web Hints.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, watched TV news, and then online at 6 p.m. to write the Wordless post.  TreeShared about 60 profiles, still have about 60 to do.

*  Went in at 7:10 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, wash dishes, read my Kellerman book, and Padres won 2-1 over Mariners, so now 58-88 on the season.  

*  Online to read, check email, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, September 10, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 10 September 2018

It was grandson Lucas 15th birthday today, and they called and we sang Happy Birthday on two phones, which cracked them up.

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

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1674 Inventory of John Colby (1633-1674) of Amesbury, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and reviewed and edited the project presentation.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12 noon to read, answer email, watched a webinar, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri: 10 September 2018.

*  Worked on my AncestryDNA matches, adding notes.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Looked for the Wight family in 1851 Ontario census records without success.  Searched for and found another English family.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news and football, ate dinner, read the paper, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, then resolved over 300 Ancestry Hints in the big tree, adding content and sources.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 9 September 2018

It was apparently Grandparents Day, but we didn't hear from the kids.  Oh well.  My oldest grandkid will be 15 on Monday.  Yikes.  He's finally growing up.  This was not a big genealogy day because of the church lunch and football.

*  Read email and blogs before going off to church at 9:15 a.m.  Pastor Angie is leaving and today was her last Sunday.  There was an ice lunch and reception for her.  Talked a bit to John and Gil.

*  Home by 12:50 p.m. to read, note that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 2 to 8 September 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 2 to 8 September 2018 posted.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Chargers game against Chiefs.  Bad start, bad finish, they lost 38-28 and it wasn't that close.  Too many mistakes.  Padres were on at the same time and won 7-6 after a rain delay against Reds.  So now 57-88 on the season.  

*  Online finally at 4:30 p.m. to read, answer email and worked on the CVGS newsletter, and sent it to the email list.

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, and then online at 5:45 to read, wrote the Amanuensis post, added to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage Record Matches for the project tree.  didn't find much I didn't have.  I guess that's good.  TreeShared the project tree - about 50 people. 

*  TreeShared the big tree with about 90 people.  Now I need to work on Hints.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.   Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 8 September 2018

This was a pretty full genealogy day, and I made some progress on my projects.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Surname Saturday - SMITH (England to colonial New England) posted, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote the SNGF post.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter and got it almost finished.  Had lunch, then went to the store.

*  Went in to watch the Padres game at 1:30.  Read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  Gave up 7 runs in the 2nd inning, and lost 7-2 in 7 innings after rain delay.  Drat - so now 56-88 on the season.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Finished the CVGS newsletter and sent it out for review.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Crazy Thing Did You Do? posted.  Reviewed LS's DNA matches and emailed her.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, we ate, watched TV news, washed dishes, watered the front plants. 

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 September 2018 posted.

*  Resolved all of the Hints for the project tree, then worked in the project tree adding content and sources using Web Hints and Family Tree.  Found the elusive 1861 Canada census for one of the families!  Need to check for some of the other families too.

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