Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Genealogy Day - 23 April 2014

I finally got down to the new San Diego Public Library today for about two hours.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote The Austin Carringer House in the Early 1910s -- Post 304 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and News for the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2014 in Burbank and set it for later.

*  We left at 10:45 for Linda's doctor appointment, and were done by 12:20.  I stopped by McDonalds to pick up lunch, ate it in the car, and caught the 1 p.m. trolley at 24th Street. 

*  Got to the San Diego Central Library at 1:20 p.m. (almost hit by a bus!) and went to the 9th floor and saw my CVGS colleagues there.  Chris introduced me to Kate, the librarian on the floor and we talked about genealogy for a bit.  I told her I was a San Diego native, and she offered me the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.  She got them out for me, and I perused them for awhile.  Took some photos of pages too.  Talked to Kate some more, and gave her my card.

* Left with John and Karen and others and we caught the 3:15 trolley south.  Got to the Chula Vista Library to turn in books and get new ones, then the bank, and home just after 4 p.m.  Checked email and blogs on my phone while Linda was on the computer.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, put out the trash and wash the dishes.  Padres lost 5-2 to the Brewers and it wasn't that close.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, answer email, and research and write Getting Mary --?-- As Right As Possible - Not a Sherman IMHO!

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and worked in Ancestry.com adding content and sources.  got through the Gas* surnames.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Genealogy Tuesday - 22 April 2014

My oh my, April is waning...only 7 weeks until Jamboree!  Where does the time go when I'm having genealogy fun?

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - FamilySearch has 12 Maryland Collections and researched and wrote Attaching Historical Records to Entire Families in FamilySearch Family Tree - Part 2: A Significant Problem.

*  Wrote the SDGS program article and sent it off to Diane.  Answered more email.  Reviewed Israel's blog posts and articles about Geni.

*  Worked in Geni.com writing up a discussion and overview for Mary --?-- who married Thomas Fish.  Wrote Follow-Up on Geni.com Collaborative Tree - Getting It Right.

*  Explored several resources for parents of Hannah Rolfe born 1650 - think her parents were Daniel and Hannah (Bradstreet) Rolfe but found nothing conclusive.

*  Worked in Twitter for awhile, checked Facebook, and then found several newspaper articles for David Auble on Mocavo.  Captured them - maybe blog fodder!  Definitely biography fodder.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, ate dinner, watered the front lawn, and washed the dishes.  Padres beat the Brewers 2-1 in 11 innings (Pads now 10-11).  

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, add to Best Of post, and worked in Ancestry on Gardners and Garfields adding content and sources.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, April 21, 2014

My Genealogy Monday - 21 April 2014

It was a pretty full genealogy day, with a little bit of everything.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 215: 1864 Deed of William McCullough to Henry Carringer in Louisa County, Iowa posted.

*  Got ready for the Mondays With Myrt Hangout, and joined the green room at 8:45 a.m.  We went until 10:45 a.m., got to expound a bit on the SSDI fiasco and the New York probates how-to.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree, and wrote Attaching Historical Records to Entire Families in FamilySearch Family Tree - Part 1.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, answered some email, and then researched and wrote Am I Really Benjamin Franklin's 5th Cousin 9 Times Removed?

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, fill the bird feeders and wash dishes.  Padres lost 4-3 to Brewers, a good game, missed opportunities again.  Pads now 9-11 on the season (lost 2 straight).

*  Online at 8 p.m. again to read, answer emails, and work in the database in the G surnames, adding sources and content.  Got into the Gardners.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Genealogy Saturday - 19 April 2014

It wasn't a really big genealogy Saturday... I wasn't home for most of it, or at a repository either.

*  Read email and blogs in a hurry, and left at 8:15 a.m. for UCSD and the CGSSD meeting.,

*  Went to the 9 a.m. class on Ancestry led by Del Ritchhart.  I contributed a bit.  Then the snack break, and Judy Brooks' talk on Scottish Research.  Interesting, a good overview.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to eat pizza for lunch, then noted that Surname Saturday - DeCAMP (France > New York > New Jersey) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Do Some Random Research had posted.  Checked Facebook, answered some email, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked a bit in the database on the next 52 Ancestors bio - added some deed transcriptions and sources to D.J. Carringer, plus added some photos and images to the database.  No real research.

*  We left at 3 p.m. for the trolley station, got to the Tin Fish at 4 p.m. for dinner, shared a table with some folks whose Padres seats are just below us, ate fish and chips, and had a good time singing along with Joe. 

*  Into Petco Park at 5 p.m. and had my ice cream, and a cupcake, watched the game, Keith gave me some gumdrops, and the Padres won 3-1 over the Giants (now 9-9 on the season, and 7 of 10 in the last 10 days). 

*  Home on the trolley and online by 9:10 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Genealogy Week - 13 to 18 April 2014

We went to Huntington Beach last Sunday to pick up the grandgirls and see their new home.  We brought the girls back to San Diego that night so their parents could get things organized.  They went home today.

Each day I tried to get at least two blog posts out in the time I had to work on genealogy during the day and the evening.  That was complicated by the need to care for them (breakfast, dress, play, console, cajole, help, lunch, dinner, bath, bedtime) each day.  They went swimming with Linda on Monday and Tuesday, we all went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Wednesday, and to the Padres game on Thursday.

I went to Temecula on Monday for my talk there in the evening, but got an hour in at the library and found the Hopkins silver book.  The talk went well.

Today, we packed them up and I took them to Carlsbad to meet their mom for lunch at In n Out, and was home by 1:30 p.m.  Was happy to get some time on the computer to do blog posts and even a little research in PA death certificates.

The Padres game vs. the Giants tonight was a pitcher's duel - 2-1 but my Pads won, so now 8-9 on the season, and 5-3 on the homestand.

I'm really tired of driving...200 on Sunday to HB, 150 to Temecula on Monday, 80 to Zoo on Wednesday, only 10 to the Padres, and 80 today to deliver the girls.  Another 50 on Saturday to go. 570 in a week.  It's boring...and cuts into my genealogy time.

Regular journaling will resume tomorrow!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

My Genealogy Day - 12 April 2014

This may be the last journal report for almost a week - we get the grandgirls on Sunday until Friday and my writing time may be limited.

*  Read email and blogs in a hurry.  Left at 9 a.m. for the SDGS meeting, got there at 9:30, talked to many friends, got a notebook of San Diego stuff from Donna, met Annette who knew my name because of the blog post, etc.  Annette's talk was spellbinding.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to read, noted that Surname Saturday - ROLFE (England to New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Source Have You Used the Most? posted.

*  Helped Linda with her email in-basket, which wasted over an hour of time.  Checked in on Facebook and Google+ too.

*  Wrote a post for Monday and another for Tuesday just in case my time is limited.  I know Monday will be because of the Temecula talk that night.  Downloaded some syllabus material from the Orange County FHFair site.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for the Godfather restaurant up on Clairemont Mesa.  Had a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary (3 weeks ago).  Posted some pictures to Facebook.

*  Home by 7 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game.  We lost 6-2 to Detroit. Now 4-7 on the year.

*  Online at 8:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and reviewed the syllabus material.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Geneaholic Friday - 11 April 2014

It was another full genealogy day, except for the Padres game, which was a gem, the best game of the year to date.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors Week 15: #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) of Killingly, Conn. posted and then wrote FGS 2014 Award Nominations Deadline is 15 June 2014.

*  Wrote April 5th Saturday Workshop Review - New York Research and April 9th Research Group Meeting Review and three more posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

*  Checked the EE blog and forums again, and wrote Should We Put Digital Image URLs in Source Citations?  Checked Facebook.

*  Answered a bunch of emails, added to the Best Of post, and wrote two posts for Saturday.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, then cut the front lawn and watered it.  Online at 6:25 p.m. and worked on the next 52 Ancestor person's notes and sources.  

*  Joined in on GenChat on Twitter at 7 p.m. and stayed the full hour - contributed some info.  Listened to the Padres game at the same time.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the Padres game and read the paper, then sorted the church stuff I have to hand over on Sunday.  Saved 1 inch, threw out 3 inches of paper.  Padres won 6-0 on a one-hitter (just out of reach of second baseman) over Detroit.  Pads now 4-6 on the season, first winning streak of the year.

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  10 blog posts written today.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Geneaholic Monday - 10 April 2014

It was a pretty good genealogy day, since there were no local sports on TV.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 209: 1789 Birth Record for Hannah Sawtell in Brookline, N.H. Town Records and Dear Randy: Can I Add a Source to my Software Program From FamilySearch Family Tree Sources? - Post 2: Legacy Family Tree and set it for later in the morning.

*  Watched the DearMYRTLE video from RootsTech about Hangouts on air, and edited the New England talk one more time.  Saved it, put it in Dropbox and got it saved on the laptop.  

*  worked on the laptop to get Google Drive, copy and Dropbox synced.  Turns out I was signed out of Google Drive.  I was adding files on the desktop but they weren't syncing.  Copy wasn't syncing either, so I signed into that on the desktop and copied more files into it and that synced.  

*  Then it was trying to figure out why the tablet wouldn't provide cell service to the laptop yesterday.  Finally figured out that I had to turn off wifi on the tablet and turn on the cell service and the laptop was able to communicate through the tablet to the Internet.  Whew!  I knew it must be something I had no clue about.

*  Answered some email, checked Facebook, and researched and wrote Searching Ancestry.com From Within My Ancestry Member Tree, and left at 5 p.m. to meet Yvette and Ruth.

*  Got to the Dragon hole-in-the-wall that Ruth decided on at 5:30, met Yvette there and Ruth was 5 minutes late.  The dinner was OK but quick, I don't get Chinese very often with Linda's allergies. We talked a lot (well, Ruth and Yvette did, I listened.

*  We left at 6:30 p.m. and I got to the FamilySearch Library at 6:40 p.m. and found a periodical article I wanted to capture and took 30 images of it with my phone.  They came and we sat in on Margaret's class on Military records.  We surprised her with our presence.  

*  I left early at 7:45 p.m. and was home just after 8.  Read email and blogs, then worked in the database adding content and sources for the Marley and Kemp families.  Found a great naturalization record for James A. Kemp in 1908.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Geneaholic Wednesday - 9 April 2014

A typical second Wednesday for me, except for the two baseball games which I hardly watched.

*  Read email and blogs and wrote "Three Ladies Picking Poseys" In A 1920 View of the Carringer House on 30th Street -- Post 302 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and then wrote SDGS Meeting on Saturday 12 April 2014 - "Witness to Gettysburg" and set it for later.

*  Printed off more of my New York handouts, and off to McDonalds at 11 a.m. for lunch and then to the library to look in on John's group, then go to the Conference Room to set up for the CVGS Research Group.  Gary brought the projector, but I couldn't make my laptop work with my tablet or phone, or the library wifi, so I used his laptop with the library's very slow wifi.  Frustrating.  We had a good meeting with 23 attending, but it would have been better with faster wifi.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to watch the last inning of the second Padres game, they lost 2-0 and won 2-1 with Cleveland, so now 3-6 on the season.  Not a great start.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote Dear Randy: Can I Add a Source to my Software Program From FamilySearch Family Tree Sources?

*  Went in at 4:40 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, put out the trash cans and wash the dishes.

*  Helped Linda with her donor project papers - sent emails, got it on Facebook, etc.  Online at 8 p.m. to check email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and answered several emails.

*  Worked on the DAR project for a bit looking for records for the lady's Seaver folks.  Not many more available online, it appears.

*  Worked for awhile in Ancestry.com, and added some content and sources to the database.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Geneaholic Tuesday - 8 April 2014

Another day with a major task completed, and another started.  Warm day here in Chula Vista, high of 94 F.  Tried to call Padres about tickets but no call back.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use Genealogy Message Boards to Find Distant Cousins and then Finding Genealogy Gems in the New York Probate Records on FamilySearch and set it for later in the morning.

*  Worked on the tax returns, finished up, saved a PDF, and e-filed them.  Federal rejected it right away due to an erroneous TIN for a provider.  Fixed it.  Whew.  Expensive.  

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and researched and wrote Update on My MyHeritage Record Matches.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, water front plants and lawn,  and wash the dishes.  Padres lost 8-6 to Cleveland, and it wasn't that close.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, answer Ancestry messages, and started on 1940 census matches on Ancestry.  Did 4 or 5, adding events and sources to the database.  Sources up to 51,208.

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