Monday, October 22, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 22 October 2018

This was daughter Tami's birthday, but she spent it laid up at home with a number of health problems.  Kids get older too.  My day was dominated by toilets.

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read, picked her up at 8:50 and home at 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and discussed my DNA class, which led to as discussion of CeCe Moore's 60 Minutes interview, and then privacy issues.  We had a good discussion.  

*  I called Bob the plumber and he came right away to fix the flushing mechanism on the master bathroom toilet (plastic thing broke) and he fixed the plugger thingie on the bathroom sink too.  I showed him the rocking toilet in the guest bathroom, and he noted it was cracked at the base and could break at any time.  He recommended replacing it and said he would give us a price to fix it.  All in less than an hour.

*  Online at 11:30 a.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday - 1813 Deed of Shobal C. Allen to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, added to the Best Of post, and had lunch.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 22 October 2018.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, matched a whole section of my Seaver folks to Family Tree, and then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, and wash dishes.  Bob called with the quote and he will come tomorrow to install my birthday toilet.  Cool.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, talked to Lori, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tomorrow is my 75th birthday, so blogging may be lighter than usual.  I hope I like my birthday toilet.  We're going out to dinner. 


Sunday, October 21, 2018

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 20-21 October 2018

I say "semi" because there was a lot of other stuff happening, but I did do some research. And blog.

1)  Saturday, 20 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to Marie Callenders for men's Bible study, we started in on Judges.  got through first 5 chapters.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 and we went to Costco, and home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Online to note that Surname Saturday -- CRISPE (England to colonial New England) posted, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.   Took a nap and missed the SDGS luncheon.  Oh well.

*  Had lunch, then wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Did You Get to School? posted.  

*  Looked for almost two hours for the Mayflower application a lady sent me 3 years ago.  I didn't find the email, but I did find the file in Downloads.  Sent it to Laura.

Checked Facebook and saw the Seaver Clan page was available, so read that for a bit.  It had some Seaver lines on it, so I started searching and added about 40 more Seaver folks to the database.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, wash dishes, and then watched the Aztecs game.  Aztecs won 16-13 but it was close against San Jose State.  Lucky.

*  Game was over at 10:30, so checked email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018 posted.  Did not journal.  Genealgy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 21 October:

*  The toilet handle broke this morning and we have to flush by pulling up on the arm inside the tank.  The float doesn't seat properly either.  Drat.

*  Up at 6:30 a.m. to watch the Chargers game in London, they won 20-19. Read email and blogs on my phone.  We left for church at 9:40, stopped at the store on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Edited the Best Of post, noted that Added, Updated and Coming Soon Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018 posted, and went in for lunch, watch football and read the paper.  Dozed a bit in the recliner.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 October 2018 posted, and transcribed a deed and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Answered email.  Added more content for those Seavers I worked on Saturday.

*  Went in at 4:30 to watch football, we ate dinner, and I clipped the rose bushes for 30 minutes.  Watered the plants, washed dishes, and took out trash.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and TreeShared the big tree, adding all of those Seaver folks to my AMT.  Also matched them to Family Tree.  Worked on random tree people adding content and sources from Hints and Searches in Ancestry.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, October 19, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 19 October 2018

This was an all genealogy day except for watching the baseball game tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at 6:30, home to read, picked her up at 8:30 and home by 8:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 248: #373 Hannah (Slocum) Hazard (1710-1737) of Rhode Island posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 October 2018.  Watched the Sue Adams webinar.  Took my nap.

*   Had lunch, Answered email, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 19 October 2018.

*  Worked on the Bible study.  The damn printer stopped printing black with a full cartridge.  No clue why.  Guess I'll try another one.  Printed stuff out in red and blue.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Saturday Surname post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch news and baseball, read the paper, washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post, answered more email, and added to the Best Of post.  Back in to watch the end of the ball game.

*  Online at 9:15 to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday and Thursday - 17 and 18 October 2018

I've been slacking off on journaling because of baseball and sleepiness.  Sorry.  does anyone care?  I do this mainly for me as a genealogy journal.

1)  Wednesday - 17 October 2018

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Made sure the laptop was working.  Added to the Best Of post, then rested my eyes.  Up at 11 to eat lunch, then left for the library with the laptop.

*  Got set up for the DNA group meeting.  We had 30 attendees, and went the full two hours.  I presented the first part of my DNA talk from Family History Day, then we discussed problems and questions.  

*  Home by 2:45 p.m., noted that Randy Flew to Vancouver, B.C. in 1956 -- Post 536 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Dear Randy: Do You Still Use Twitter? Why?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch baseball, we ate dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, and did dishes.  Snuck in around 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then back to baseball.

*  Forgot to journal.  Oh well.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Thursday, 18 October 2018:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1710 Birth of Hannah Slocum in Jamestown, R.I. - Post 434 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, picked her up and we stopped at the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and rested my eyes.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote up the DNA notes and sent them to everyone who attended.  Wrote   Seavers in the News - Accident claims Melvin Seaver Family in 1954.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then answered more email.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the 521 Ancestors post.  Went back in to watch the end of the Boston game.  Online at 8:15 p.m. to TreeShare, then Lori called for an hour (and I kept TreeSharing - it's mindless).  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 16 October 2018

This was a genealogy day interrupted by a doctor's visit.  The skin doctor found a basal cell on my nose so biopsied it.  Also froze bits on my head.  Routine stuff, but now i'll have spots for a week.

*  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 Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1896 Boulder, Colorado City Directory Entry for D.J. Carringer posted, then worked in MyHeritage finding tree data and adding it to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Left at 10:15 a.m. for the doctor, and home by 11:40 a.m.

*  Read, answered email, and took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 October 2018.  

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

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch baseball, fixed dinner, we ate, and watched more baseball.  I read the paper, then my book.  Washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Went back to watch baseball.

*  Came in at 8:30 p.m. to TreeShare 36 profiles, about 100 more to do.  Matched profiles to Family Tree and added some data to RootsMagic.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, October 15, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 14 and 15 October 2018

I skipped journaling because I did very little real work on Sunday - football and baseball you know!  I put a full day in on Monday.  It was my father's 107th birthday, but I didn't write about him.  I thought about him, and thanked him for my wonderful New England ancestry, though, although he had only a small part in it.

1)  Sunday, 14 October:

*  Read email and blogs on my phone, and watched the Chargers game.  They beat the Browns 38-14.  Then watched some of the Rams game and tried to nap.  

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to read, and noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 7 to 13 October 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 October 2018 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post too.

*  Back to the TV to see the baseball game, and eat dinner.  Online to read at 6:30 p.m. and check Facebook, then matched some profiles with Family Tree.  Watched end of the Kansas City/New England game.  Read my book.  

*  Added to the Best Of blog, then checked Facebook and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 15 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1812 Deed of Zachariah Hildreth to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, then picked her up and went to the grocery store.

*  Home at 9:30 a.m. to get into the Pirates presentation, then Mondays With Myrt until 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Ofg post, then took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, wrote Ancestry.com Indexing "Errors" on Massachusetts Death Records Collection and Monday Genea-Pourri - 15 October 2018.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and at 5 p.m. went in to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, water the front plants, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, added to the Best Of post, read Roberta's DNA post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

My Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 12 and 13 October 2018

I didn't journal last night because the Aztec football game went long and time was short.  Then it took an hour to get to sleep.  I was sleepy all day today.

1)  Friday - 12 October 2018

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 247: #372 Thomas Hazard (1707-after 1748) of North Kingstown, Rhode Island posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote   New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 October 2018.  Tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:30 to read, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 October 2018.  Tried to nap again, failed.  Wrote the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, watch the playoff game, then the Aztecs game.  Read the paper, did the dishes.  Read my Kellerman book.  Aztecs game had an hour plus lightning delay, so it was over at 10:30 p.m.  Aztecs beat Air force 21-17 but it wasn't pretty.

*  Online to read email, add to the Best Of post and check Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 13 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, did laundry, picked her up, and off to the SDGS meeting at 9:20 a.m.

*  Two good talks by Kitty Cooper on DNA, had snacks for lunch, and talked to several friends, but several not there.  Home by 1 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Surname Saturday -- GIBSON (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Sporting Activities posted.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then watched the playoff game.  Came in and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to help with dinner, we ate, watched the AL playoff game, read the paper, washed dishes, and read my book.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 7 to 13 October 2018 posted, added to the Best Of post, and resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints, plus quite a few Find A Grave memorials.  Went in at 8:45 p.m. to watch the end of the playoff game, Houston won 7-2 over Boston.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 11 October 2018

This was another all-genealogy day, but different from the others.  Still no baseball, which helped.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1707 Birth of Thomas Hazard in North Kingstown, R.I. - Post 433 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, did some semi-random searching in the database, and tried to nap.  Failed.

*  Gathered my stuff up and left at 11:15 a.m. for the Womens Club - had pot-luck lunch with about 40 ladies, good table conversation, mainly about genealogy.  Gave my short talk on "Genealogy - Be An Ancestor Detective" and answered questions.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. and read email and blogs, then tried to nap.  

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Charles Seaver Dies in 1939 in Santa Maria, California.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 to read, wrote the 52 Ancestor post, TreeShared the 90 changes to the tree, and did some mroe random searching out of the database and matched more folks in Family Tree.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered some emails, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 10 October 2018

Ten days into October, I'm still tired out.  Will be another year older in 13 days.  No baseball today!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Randy and Stan With Their Dad - Post 535 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote Kitty Cooper Featured at San Diego Genealogical Society Program on Saturday, 13 October 2018 and set it for later, then tried to nap.  Phone call at 10:35 and I got up and had lunch.  

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library to host the CVGS Research Group meeting.  We had 16, and all were anxious for the DNA class next week.  We may have a big group!  Got another book to read.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, and took a nap.  Felt better.  Online at 4:15 to add to the Best Of post, answer email, checked Twitter and Facebook, and eventually wrote The Power of an Ancestry.com Search From the Member Tree.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared the Cox tree after pruning it.  Worked for awhile in the big database matching with Family Tree and sharing profile data.

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 9 October 2018

This was a fairly typical genealogy Tuesday - some blogging, some searching, and some real life moments, plus baseball.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1942 Obituary and Funeral Notice of Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) posted, and picked her up at 9 a.m.  We went on our second great swimsuit hunt and found some at Kohls.  Bought two, not cheap, but she can wear them.  Stopped at the grocery store on the way back, and home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and updated the Be An Ancestry Detective presentation.  Tried to nap, not sure how successful it was.

*  Had lunch, then online to read, answer email, and printed out the handout for Thursday.  Had to change ink cartridges.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 9 October 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote Photos From CVGS Family History Day on 29 September - Set 2.  Worked a bit in Family Tree matching profiles to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to east dinner, watch baseball, read the paper, wash dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post, then resolved over 350 Ancestry hints, adding content and sources.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.