Friday, October 20, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 20 October 2017

This was a stay at home day, and I got a nongenealogy task completed!  Plus some genealogy tasks, and a nap too.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 197: #276 John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 October 2017.

*  Got the bank accounts and credit card accounts up-to-date in MS Money.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:30 p.m. to read, and worked in RootsMagic matching folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 20 October 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, talked to Tami, and wrote the Surname Saturday post.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Went back to the game in the 8th inning to see Houston tie the series 3-3.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, TreeShare, work in RootsMagic place names G-H, and talk to Debra on the phone.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10 hours. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 19 October 2017

Only 4 more days until I start my 75th orbit around the sun.  This was a stay-at-home day, and RootsMagic performed beautifully all day.  No freezes, TreeShare worked, etc. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and went to the grocery store.  Her swimsuits came today from amazon, she was surprised!  Cool.

*  Online at 9:45 a.m. to read, noted that 1708 Birth Record of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and wrote Thomas Richman's 1848 Birth Record is Here From GRO PDF Service.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked on DNA matches on MyHeritage and Ancestry.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Augusta Seaver Dies in 1936.  Got wound up with this family - figured out who the second grandchild was and added him and his mother, and found the daughter;s husband and added him too.  This is not my line, I think, but still a Seaver.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email about Marshman DNA after doing some analysis.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, and read the paper.  Worked in the front yard a bit cutting rose bushes and other stuff.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post.  Got it done, but decided I had better look for land and probate records.  No land, but found an administration in Suffolk County, downloaded the probate court documents, summarized the records and added it to the Notes and to the 52 Ancestors post.  Whew!

*  Added to the Best Of post, TreeShared, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 18 October 2017

This was not a fun day because of the problems I had with RootsMagic.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that RootsTech 2013, Part 2 -- Post 486 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote   2017 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is December 9-10 in San Diego.

*  Opened RootsMagic and the index kept flashing on one second intervals.  I could add/edit/delete, but TreeShare didn't work - it wanted me to sign in with Ancestry.  It worked fine yesterday.  Gremlins.  Posted on Facebook in the RM group, and Renee had suggestions.  Tried several, and the Program Settings keystroke seemed to work (Ctrl-Shift-U).  I also ran the Database Tools but that didn't change anything.  After doing the Settings, it failed again and I was back to the flashing and no TreeShare.  Couldn't get out of the Ancestry Signon screen.  Rebooted the computer.  Did the Program Settings again.  Started a new tree just to test things.  That worked.  Opened my big tree and had to do the settings again.  It still was using 25% of the CPU, which it never does, so I left it alone for awhile.

*  Went off to the library to get a book and sit in on John's group.  Home by 12:30.  Took a nap, then had lunch.

*  At 1:30 I tried RM again, and everything seemed to work fine.  TreeShare worked, no flashing index, no CPU hog.  Gremlins scared off?  Who knows.  Worked for an hour in FamilySearch Family Tree matching and adding/revising data both ways on the White cousins.  

*  Wrote RootsMagic WebHints for Henry Arnold White (1824-1885).  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, and then TreeShared flawlessly.  Whew.  Back to the TV to watch the end of the NL game, and online at 9:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Monday and Tuesday Genealogy Days - 16 and 17 October 2017

I was a bad boy last night - I didn't journal because I watched TV instead.

1)  Monday, 16 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and we were home by 9 a.m.

*  I got on Mondays With Myrt and talked a bit about buying the English birth record PDF from the GRO. 

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 5  posted.  Wrote 2018 ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition Open for Entries and Rockstar Genealogists 2017 Voting is Open Until 21 October and RootsWeb Surname List and Golden Gate Genealogy Forum Disappearing on 24 October and set them for later.

*  Took my nap, up to have lunch and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email and add to the Best Of post.

*  Worked in RootsMagic on FamilySearch Family Tree, tried to add record matches from MyHeritage to my RootsMagic but found little I didn't already have.  Found some obituaries on GenealogyBank using FamilySearch.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and started working on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Went to the grocery store.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the end of the baseball game, and some of Hannity.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook,  but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours

2)  Tuesday, 17 October 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to two Wal-Marts and a Penneys in search of new bathing suits.  No luck - wasted two hours.

*  Online at 11 a.m. to read, note that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1848 Public House License for Alexander Whittle in Sydney, NSW posted.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Did half of the TreeShare.

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 17 October 2017.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked a bit in my Ancestry Tree looking for specific persons with Record Hints.  Found some interesting photo Hints too.  Did the rest of the TreeShare.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the baseball games, ate dinner, and online again at 6 p.m. to write the Wordless post, then worked in RootsMagic adding Ancestry Hints.  Walked around the block.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots, and online at 9:15 to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 14-15 October 2017

Today was my father's 106th birthday.  I sure wish I had talked about his life experiences more while he was with us. 

1)  Saturday, 14 October 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and off to the SDGS meeting at 9:15 a.m.

*  Enjoyed Colleen's two talks, although they were a bit above my comprehension.  TMI about something I don't care about that much.  Paul took Colleen and I to lunch at Mimi's, and I got home about 2:45 p.m.

*  Reclined and napped while watching baseball then online for a bit at 4 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Noted that Surname Saturday - SMALLEY (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Were You Doing in 1990? posted.

*  Had dinner, watched baseball, and online again at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and TreeShare.

*  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game.  Disaster.  Undefeated no longer, they lost to Boise State 31-14 and it wasn't that close. 

*  Did not journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 15 October 2017:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Home at 11:30.

*  Watched football, napped in the recliner, and ate lunch, then watched the Chargers game.  They beat Oakland 17-16 at the end.

*  Online to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 and Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 posted.

*  Worked on the transcription and then had dinner, watched baseball.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Amanuensis post, and watched more baseball.

*  Worked a bit on Ancestry Hints for the new tree - resolved about 200 of them.  46,000 to go.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.



Friday, October 13, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 13 October 2017

Survived Friday the 13th with no problems.  Stayed home, though.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 196: #275 Hephzibah (Clark) Hamant (1699-1791) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 October 2017 and   Ordering a PDF of English/Welsh Historical Birth and Death Records From the GRO and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked for awhile in Geni.com checking the Seaver line.  Added my biographical notes to about 20 ancestor profiles in the Seaver line.  I need to do this in WikiTree also.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 13 October 2017.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile on several families.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the baseball game, and read the paper.  Watered the front plants, and washed dishes too.

*  Online at 7:30 to read, then worked in RootsMagic with folks without birth dates.  Added a few.  TreeShared.  Went in to watch the end of the baseball game.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 October 2017

Hmmm, tomorrow is Friday the 13th.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1791 Death Record of 6th Great-Grandmother Hepsibah (Clark) Hamant - Post 385 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, picked her up, and we went to the store.

*  Home by 9:50 a.m., added to the Best Of post, wrote several posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, then wrote Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver (1615-1657) Fixed Again on FamilySearch Family Tree.  Tried to nap, but didn.'t.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked on Seavers in the News-- Eveline Seaver Celebrates Her 81st Birthday.  Added sources and content for that family.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and worked up the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the post for Friday morning.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, wash dishes, and read my book. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and added content and sources for semi-random folks in the database.  TreeShared.

*  Went in at 8:45 p.m. to watch the end of the game.  Cubs won 9-8 over Nationals in a 4:45 game. 

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 11 October 2017

This was really not much of a genealogy day because it seemed like I wasted a lot of time.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that RootsTech 2013, Part 1 -- Post 485 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 14 October, Features Colleen Greene and set it for later.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco, and had lunch there.  Home by 10:30 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and looked for items to discuss in the CVGS meeting.

*  Left at 11:15 and went to the library, looked in on John's group, then went to the conference room to set up for the CVGS Research Group.  We had 13.  I spent the first hour discussing genealogy news and my research, then some of the group shared their problems and successes. 

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then took a nap.  Online at 4 p.m. to write something, but spent over an hour fixing Elizabeth Ballard in the FamilySearch Family Tree again.  Someone keeps merging her with another person of the name so that she dies in 1657 in Roxbury (correct) and in 1704 in Ireland.  Two separate women.  It took awhile to fix it.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Went in to watch the end f the baseball game, Yankees won 5-2 over Indians. 

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, write this post, and check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 10 October 2017

Finished another project today, and there were no baseball games to distract me today.

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1861 Death Record of Rachel (Morley) (Whittle) Spencer posted, and wrote Genealogy Rockstar Nominations Are Now Open - Until 14 October and set it for later.

*  Edited the SDHC presentation one more time, adding Rachel's death record and other things.  PDFed the files, and sent them to SDHC via Dropbox.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap.

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then online to read, and worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 10 October 2017 post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Prank call, and called Lori about the prank call.  No problem.

*  Worked in AncestryDNA for awhile adding notes to the matches.  Matched many Vaux folks to Family Tree profiles, adding content to the database and to the FT profiles.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and watched Finding your Roots.  Fascinating finds there.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, TreeShared, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, October 9, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 9 October 2017

I finished another project today, but did virtually no research or database work.  Didn't sleep well last night - up for 90 mintes at 1 a.m.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Joined Mondays With Myrt on the second try.  Got to talk a bit about the Ancestry API, RootsMagic and my workflow.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 October 2017 posted.

*  Took a 90 minute nap.  Had lunch.  Online to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 4 posted.  

*  Made corrections to the CVGS Newsletter, printed off the master and the labels, and went to the UPS Store to publish it.  Also took the gift for Ashley and sent it.  Home by 2:20 p.m.  Emailed the newsletter to the rest of the members.

*  Wrote Dear Randy: Who Are the People in Your Genealogy Database?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, eat dinner, and read the paper.  Boston lost, Indians lost, etc.  Talked to Lori.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the Treasure Chest post.  Added to the Best Of post.   Did the dishes.  Checked Facebook, and watched Santa Rosa fire videos.  Reminded me of the Carlsbad fires.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.