Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Semi-Geneaholic Sunday - 25 January 2015

This was not a big genealogy day - my eyes were tired so I didn't sit all day in front of the computer.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 January 2015 post and we left for church after 9:30.

*  Home by 11:30 to watch TV news, read the paper, and eat lunch.  Online to read, then worked two hours on the bank accounts and taxes.  Done for now, need more documents coming soon, I hope!

*  Went in at 3:30 p.m. to watch TV, took a nap, and then watched the Pro Bowl while eating dinner.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then transcribed more of the Simon Gates probate record, and wrote two posts for Monday,  Worked through the Hints on Ancestry adding content and sources to the database.  Downloaded about 10 documents to attach to ancestors in the database.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.




Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Semi-Geneaholic Saturday - 24 January 2015

What's a guy to do when there is not a Saturday genea-meeting to go to?  Well, work on his taxes, take his wife out to dinner, and do some genealogy in the meantime.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Surname Saturday - GRANT (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2015 Genealogy Education Plans and set it for later.

*  Decided I'd better gather the tax stuff together, so found all the bank and credit card statements and got almost all of it into MSMoney.  Put the bank stuff in a folder, and the tax stuff in a folder.  Need to finish up the bank stuff, but after 4.5 hours I was tired of it.  Probably an hour left to do.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at El Pollo Loco, then to the store for veggies and fruit, and to Coldstone Creamery for dessert.

*  Home by 6:30 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper and game shows.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, look for Seaver folks in the database without birth info online at Ancestry, and found precious little.  Ended up matching many Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree, but still thousands more to add or match.  Adding isn't working well right now in RootsMagic for some reason.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, January 23, 2015

My Geneaholic Friday - 23 January 2015

The genealogy was interrupted by real life today - we went to the neurologist today for Linda.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 56: #63, Elizabeth (Putman) Sovereen (1818-1895) posted, and wrote 2015 FGS Conference Early Registration Extended to Monday, 26 January.

*  We left at 10 a.m. with the walker to go to Linda's neuro appointment (for memory loss) today, had a good visit with the doc.  Then to Costco for a Polish dog and stopped and got her hair cut too.

*  Home at 12:45 p.m. to read, write NEW or Updated Databases on Ancestry.com - Week of 17-23 January 2015, and add to the Best Of post.

*  Wrote the Surname Saturday post, answered some email and an Ancestry message.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to add some probate sources to the database (source info was in the notes), then worked for awhile in RootsMagic adding sources and notes to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I think I have most of the 3rd great-grandparents forward fairly well complete, thanks to the 52 Ancestors biographies and data search.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Geneaholic Thursday - 22 January 2015

This was an interesting day, and I finished a task.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 247: 1726 Marriage Record of Robert Sever and Eunice Rayment.

*  Read Geoff's book again, then got on the Ancestry call.  Had lunch, then read more of the book.

*  Wrote My Genealogy Digital File Folder Organization and then read more of the book and made some notes.  Wrote 2nd Annual Heritage Books Cruise Announced for October 2015.

*  Checked Facebook, and answered email, then added to the Best Of post.  Worked on the 52 Ancestors post.

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

*  Online after 7 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post for Friday, then worked in the database adding the final material from the Ken Sever book.  Checked most of the families out in FamilySearch Family Tree too.

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Geneaholic Wednesday - 21 January 2015

We'll be in Salt Lake city in three weeks...better start updating my to-do lists!  Felt better today, low headache in the morning, and tired eyes.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote San Diego Cowboys Randy and Stan -- Post 343 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and then Top Ten 2014 Record Collections on FamilySearch.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the library, and sat in on John's group.  Joanna had a major computer problem - she couldn't get into her computer because the password was changed (she thought).

*  We went to the Computer Group where there was wifi, and figured out that her Google password was changed by the Geek Squad last week, but her computer password was not changed.  The old password worked, and she was able to access her 1000 emails.  That took until 1:30!

*  Home by 2 p.m. to read, answer email, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and then researched and wrote Finding the Simon Gates 1803 Home Farm Using Historic Map Works Overlays.  That is cool!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in the database adding Sever folks from the book, and then adding sources and notes to FamilySearch Family Tree for some of my ancestral families.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Semi-Geneaholic Tuesday - 20 January 2015

It was a pretty bad day from a health standpoint.  I woke up with a headache, and was sensitive to light.  Rested on the recliner, then back to bed at 8 a.m., and up at 9:30 a.m.  Back to bed at 10:30 and up at noon, feeling better but not great.  Struggled through the day with a low-grade headache.

*  Finally read email and blogs, and noted that Tuesday's Tip - Visit the StoneLetters Website for Cemetery Monument Carving Information (written several days ago, thank goodness!).

*  After lunch, came in at 12:45 p.m. to read, noted that Best of Genea-Musings for 2014 posted (another planned ahead post).  Researched and wrote GenealogyInTime Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2015.

*  Went out for a short walk, and came back to rest in the recliner again.  Too much close computer work, I fear!

*  Online again at 4 p.m. to read, then worked in FamilyTreeNow looking for living Seavers for the database.  Should do it in Ancestry - they have the same information.  Found a bunch of Find A Grave entries for Seaver in Winchester NH so entered the events and sourced them.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, watch the SOTU, and back online at 6:45 p.m. to do more living Seaver sleuthing.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Genealogy Roadshow - another good episode.  Interesting problems.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, added to the Best Of post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding and editing some Seaver families.  This will never end, I fear!

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

My Sunday and Monday Geneaholic Days - 18 and 19 January 2015

Well, Sunday wasn't much of a genealogy day with all of the football going on.

*  1)  Sunday, 18 January:

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 January 2015 post.

*  We went off to church at 9:30, and home by 11:30 a.m.  Watched TV, ate lunch, read the paper, and watched Seahawks/Packers game.  Seahawks won 28-22 in overtime, but it was a comeback win.  
*  Checked email and Facebook, and then the Patriots/Colts game came on, and we watched that too, and ate dinner.  Boring!  

*  Came in to read in the 4th quarter, transcribed more of the Simon Gates probate file and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post too.  Then worked in the database adding Sever folks from the Kenneth Sever book.  He did a pretty good job.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy on Sunday was about 4.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 19 January 2015:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 252: Setting Off the Portions of Five Children to Simon Gates (1739-1803) Estate posted.

*  Joined the Mondays with Myrt panel and shared my Simon Gates farm location study, talked about Ancestry changes coming, and the ESM 10 Commandments.  

*  Researched and wrote New or Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - January 12-18, 2015 and 51 Developers Vying for Prizes at RootsTech 2015 Innovator Challenge and set it for later.  Wrote another post for Tuesday.

*  Worked a bit making source citations and deed extracts for Nathan Gates.  Added the Simon Gates source citations and deed extracts to the database.  

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then added to the Best Of post, answered some email, and went looking in Middlesex County MA deeds for Simon Gates deeds and found several.  Also downloaded the Amos Gates probate file and put it in his file folder.

*  Worked some more on the Sever lines in Kenneth Sever's book - people up to 44,184 and sources up to 58,445.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 12.0 hours.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

My Geneaholic Saturday - 17 January 2015

This was pretty much an all-genealogy day, and I made some progress.

*  Read email and blogs in a hurry, and off to the CGSSD meeting at 8:15 a.m.

*  Got there, and Paul already had Myrt and Russ in the green room.  Talked to them a bit, then the 9 a.m. meeting started, and they listened in.  Hangout On Air started at 10:15 and went to 11:30 a.m.  I worked on the laptop with email, blogs, Facebook, etc.  Took a picture of Myrt on the screen, and put it on Facebook.  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (colonial Massachusetts)  posted.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, then online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Do Some Semi-Random Online Research posted and to write CGSSD Meeting Today Featured DearMYRTLE Presenting in a Hangout On Air.  Checked Facebook, answered email.

*  Reviewed and downloaded more Simon Gates deeds, renamed them and put them in the family folder.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game, read the paper, and we ate dinner.  Aztecs won 53-47 over UNLV, so now 14-4.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, and then worked on the new Sever family email.  Worked him back, adding to the database when needed, to the Peter Sever in late 1700s New Jersey.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Friday, January 16, 2015

My Geneaholic Friday - 16 January 2015

CGSSD tomorrow - a Hangout on Air with DearMYRTLE.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 55: #62, Alexander Sovereen (1814- 1907).  Answered email, watched some recent Legacy webinars and YouTube videos.  then wrote the SDGS seminar report.  

*  Wrote NEW or Updated Databases on Ancestry.com - Week of 10-16 January 2015.  Researched and wrote My Relationships to U.S. Presidents - Post 3: Presidents 28-33.

*  Extracted info and wrote sources for 8 of the Simon Gates deeds.  Need to download the rest and finish that task, then do Nathan Gates deeds also.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and work on the two Saturday posts.

*  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree resolving my data with tree data, and adding content when it warranted it.  Checked Facebook, and wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Geneaholic Thursday - 15 January 2015

The firstm onth of 2015 is almsot half over.  I'll be coming home from RootsTech onem onth from now.  Yikes!

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 246: Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney Family Records in Westminster, Mass. and then Observations and Conjectures on the Ancestry.com CEO Letter to the Ancestry Community and set it for late morning.

*  Left at 10:40 a.m. for lunch at the Sunset with the Rohr guys.  Home by 12:45 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the CVGS Research Group Review for the CVGS blog, plus one more post.  Wrote FGS 2015 Conference - News and Session Selections.

*  Checked Facebook, answered some email.  Looked at the next two 52 Ancestor people and noted that I didn't have some records or sources.  Cobbled something together for some of it.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper.  

*  Back online at 7:15 p.m., and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Then worked in Ancestry adding events and sources semi-randomly to the database.  Sources are up to 58,004.

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