Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 17 January 2017

This was an almost all genealogy day, except it was different.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1930 U.S. Census Record for Paul Schaffner Household in San Francisco, Calif. posted and wrote Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2017 Announced! Pacific Coast - September 22-29, 2017.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, answered email, then left at 11:10 a.m. for La Jolla to meet my distant cousin Rick.  He share some Mass. ancestors and he wanted to meet and discuss genealogy.  I got there at 11:40 and he was there, so we ate lunch and talked until after 2 p.m.  Lots of good discussions about life, genealogy, family trees, DNA tests, etc.  Home by 2:45 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, read email and blogs, and took a nap.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook and wrote Casting Call for Season 3 of Relative Race.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Wordless post, and resolve 131 Ancestry record hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, January 16, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 16 January 2017

This was a stay-at-home Monday, and a pretty full genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 and home to join Mondays With Myrt.  didn't contribute much.  Managed to get my reading up-to-date.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 January 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - 1738 Will of John Metcalf (1648-1738) of Medfield, Mass.posted.  Did some work in RootsMagic matching FamilySearch Family Tree persons. 

*  Had lunch, took a short nap.  Online to read, add to the Best Of blog, and wrote Finding Syllabus Material on the RootsTech 2017 Mobile App.  Checked MyHeritage for smart matches and record matches, but didn't add any to the database.  Checked Facebook.

*  Took another short nap, then online to read and answer email, and matched RM profiles with FSFT profiles.  Added several Kemp families to the RM database - cousins!

*  Went in at 6 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to write the Treasure post for Tuesday, added more notes and sources to the database, and then resolved 52 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 15 January 2017

It wasn't much of a genealogy day here in the Chula Vista genea-cave.

*  Read email while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 12 noon after going to the grocery store.

*  Read blogs and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 January 2017 post. Answered email.  Had lunch at my desk.

*  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to watch the football game, read the paper, and dozed off for awhile.

*  Came in at halftime to start on the transcription, then back to watch the end of the Packers/cowboys game.  Did a little more transcription after the game.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 8 to 14 January 2017 posted.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 and watched the first half of the Chiefs/Steelers game.  Then online to finish up the transcription.  Went back at 7:30 to watch the 4th quarter of the game.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to write the Amanuensis post, then added to the new Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 14 January 2017

This was a pretty full genealogy Saturday because of the SDGS seminar with Thomas MacEntee.  Slept poorly - finally to sleep at 2 a.m. and up at 7, so tired and dozy all day.

*  Didn't drop Linda to the Y, and left at 8 a.m. for the seminar, arrived at 8:20 a.m. and said hello to lots of friends, including Thomas.  Sat with CVGS friends Ann and Myrna.

*  Thomas gave four talks, and I left before the fourth because I was exhausted.  All were interesting and kept me awake.  Sat with Thomas and other bloggers at lunch.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to watch the football game, had a 30 minute nap while Linda went with Barbara shopping.

*  After the first game, finally read my email and blogs and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (married Greenman, England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Find of 2016, and Research Challenge for 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 to fix dinner, read the paper, and watch the second game.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Checked Facebook, and answered email.  

*  Tired.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 13 January 2017

Ah, the first Friday the 13th of 2017.  It rained this morning, so we stayed home.  I did genealogy almost all day.  Fun.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 January 2017 posted.

*  Worked on some Seaver families in RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree, matching persons and standardizing dates and places, plus adding content wherever it needed it.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 January 2017.

*  Figured I'd better work on my MyHeritage talks for RootsTech, and got one done.  They are only 15-20 minutes and I modified one from earlier.  Need to do the second sone soon, but probably not tomorrow.

*  Had lunch, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took my nap.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 13 January 2017.

*  Worked in MyHeritage record matches for awhile, checked Facebook, then worked on the hills of Wiltshire - found siblings for my ancestors after trying to fix a WikiTree profile.  

*  Downloaded the RootsTech app and found out how to get the syllabus material - one at a time, apparently and only on the app.  Blech.

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

*  Online at 7:10 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then worked in Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources as needed, resolving 186 of them.  So I'm down to 35,349.  Sources at 80,048!  Yay!

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 January 2017

Another rainy day, and a real downer in San Diego due to the announcement that the Chargers were moving to Los Angeles after 56 seasons here.  Just damn.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, then off to the ear guy and the grocery store and home by 10:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 1704 Birth Record of Melitia Hamant in Medfield, Mass.. -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #348 posted and wrote Findmypast Announces Four Days of Free Access to Over 1.9 Billion Records.

*  Had lunch, worked in the FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile using RootsMagic, then wrote  Comparing My Living DNA Results With Other Autosomal DNA Tests and set it for later.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, worked on some MyHeritage record matches adding content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and resolved 238 Ancestry Hints.  Sources up to 79,952.  Listened to /watched the BlackProGen Hangout - they have a lot of fun and have excellent information.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 11 January 2017

This was pretty much another all genealogy day - some rain, no sports on TV, suits me fine.

*  It was wet this morning, so no Y for Linda.  Read email and blogs, noted that Visiting Old World Wisconsin - Post 3-- Post 447 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote Received my Living DNA Autosomal Test Results - Post 2 and set it for later.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, then collected my stuff and off to McDonalds for lunch at 11 a.m. and to the library to set up for the CVGS Research Group meeting.  forgot my tablet which I use for a hotspot.  No problem, the library wifi worked.  We had 15 in attendance and talked al ot about DNA matches.

*  Home at 2 p.m. but sleepy, so dozed in the recliner watching GSN.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Reverend Horace Seaver Dies in 1858.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper, and put the trash out.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Horace Seaver family in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 10 January 2017

Where did the time go today?  I had lunch and then it was dinner time and then bedtime.  Humpf.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 and home by 9:16 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1920 U.S. Census Record for Paul Schaffner Household in San Francisco, Calif. posted.

*  Wrote 8 posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog for the month.  Whew.  Researched and wrote Received my LivingDNA Autosomal Test Results - Post 1.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, took a short nap, and online at 2 p.m. to work on MyHeritage record matches adding content and sources to the database and to my MyHeritage tree.  Checked Facebook.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree also. 

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. wondering what to write, and wrote the Wordless Wednesday post instead.  Then resolved 107 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Sources now at 79,818.

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 9 January 2017

This was an all-genealogy day except for the trip to the store.  It was cool and misty all day, a little rain but not much.  The Mondays With Myrt was cancelled due to tech problems at Google.

*  Linda did not go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 January 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - 1772 Estate Papers of Elisabeth Snow (1702-1772) of Eastham, Mass. posted, and worked on the CVGS presentation for 25 January.  got it updated and the syllabus updated.

*  Printed off the CVGS newsletter and the mailing list, and then had lunch and took a nap.  Wrote 6 Things to Look for in FamilySearch in 2017 and then went to the UPS Store to publish the CVGS newsletter, and then to the grocery store.  Home at 2:40 p.m.

*  Wrote Contest: Free Passes to MyHeritage RootsTech 2017 Party and Excellent Video on History of the British Isles.  Checked Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure post for Tuesday, and resolved 122 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  Down to 35,817 Record Hints.  Sources in RootsMagic are at 79,641.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 8 January 2017

Well, football was boring all weekend.  No game was close or fun to watch.  I went blogging instead.

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then watched football. Wrote the Ancestry post, then had lunch, read the paper, and took a nap in the first half of the Packers game.  Wrote the FamilySearch post during the halftime of the Packers game.  Watched the 4th quarter.

*  Answered email, read blogs, added to the new Best Of post and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1 to 7 January 2017 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 1 to 7 January 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to finish up the CVGS Newsletter, emailed it off, and then transcribed the documents for the Amanuensis Monday post and wrote the post.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.