Sunday, June 26, 2016

My Genealogy Sunday - 26 June 2016

This turned out to be an interesting genealogy day.

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet, then off to church at 9:30 a.m., and home by 11:30 a.m.  Watched the Padres lose 3-0 to the Reds, so now 33-44.  A 4-2 road trip is good.  Ate lunch, read the paper, and dozed a bit.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts for later.  Then transcribed the Joshua Fisher will and wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 June 2016 posted.

*  Looked through the Suffolk County Mass. probate dockets on Ancestry from 1636 to 1700, noting ancestor entries.  I need to go find and capture the papers.  Unfortunately, they are all probate clerk copies, not the original probate records.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote up the SDGS RMUG notes, which included practicing some of the items again.  Also combined two files and auto-merged the duplicates in a trash file.  That left some duplicate persons because the names were not exactly the same.  Drat.   Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 19 to 25 June 2016 posted.

*  Wrote Remember That FamilySearch May Be down All Day on Monday, 27 June 2016.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Saturday, June 25, 2016

My Genealogy Saturday - 25 June 2016

Just 5 more days in June and the first half of 2016.  This was a nice day not too hot, not cool at all.  And my Padres won again.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - WING (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, and wrote the SNGF post.  Worked in RootsMagic a bit on the questions from RMUG folks.

*  Left at 9:30 a.m. to go to the FSL, got set up for the SDGS RootsMagic User Group, and linked my media to the RM database on the flash drive.  We had 14 for the group with many good questions, some not solved.  Left at 1 p.m. and dropped books at the library.

*  Home by 1:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat lunch, read the paper, and doze a bit.  Pads won 3-0 over the Reds, so we've won 6 of 7 and are 33-43.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where Were Your Ancestors 150 Years Ago? posted.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email, checked Facebook.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV, watered the front plants.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked the last 13 of the 1920 census Hints, and then did about 200 Hints from Ancestry, adding some content and sources to the database.

*  Worked for over an hour matching Seaver folks to the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Still lots more to do!

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Friday, June 24, 2016

My Semi-Genealogy Week - 22 to 24 June 2016

We were away on Wednesday and Thursday to Huntington Beach for Lauren's 5th grade graduation.  We had a great time, but didn't sleep well.

1)  Wednesday, 22 June 2016:

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that From the Auckland Skytower -- Post 418 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and shut the computer down at 10:45 a.m.

*  We left at 11 a.m., stopped for lunch in Carlsbad, and got there at 1:15 p.m.  I took a nap, Linda went with Tami to pick up the kids, and I was fresh when they got home at 3 p.m.  Got Audrey and Charlie to myself while they went off to get a pedicure.  Noted that Review: "Tracing Your Ancestors Using Google, Volume 2" Special Magazine posted.

*  We ate dinner there, and watched TV.  Lauren opened her gifts and was surprised.  Checked email and blogs all night.  To bed at 10 p.m.

2)  Thursday, 23 June 2016:

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet, then noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 319: 1740 Birth Record of David Kirby (1740-1832) posted.

*  We left at 7:45 a.m. to get breakfast and drop off the kids, then went to the school yard for the 9 a.m. graduation ceremony.  It went well, nice and cool until the end.

*  We took Tami to lunch, then took naps, and headed home at 1:15 p.m.  Got here by 3:30 p.m., and I read and updated the Best Of post.

*  Padres game started at 4:10, read the paper, ate dinner, read my book, Pads won 7-4 over the Reds.  
*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News You Might Want to Know.  Checked Facebook, and done by 10:15 p.m.

Genealogy this day was 2.5 hours.

3)  Friday, 24 June 2016:

*  Stayed home all day in my shorts and in front of the fan.  Read email and blogs, wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 130: #159 Hannah (Brown) Phillips (about 1725 - before 1774).

*  Wrote Free Access to Findmypast Military Records from 27 June to 4 July and New records available to search this Findmypast Friday - 24 June 2016 and set them for later.

*  Worked on the Class 3 OASIS presentation and syllabus.  One more to go.  Watched/listened to the ESM hangout.  Didn't learn much.

*  Had lunch, took my nap.  Wrote NEHGS Seminar in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, 9 July 2016.  Added to the Best Of post, worked a bit in Indiana Marriages, and checked Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, ate dinner, read my book, and Padres won 13-4 over the Reds.  So now 32-43 I think.  They're hitting better, but defense and starting pitching are still shaky.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry 1920 Census Hints adding content and sources, resolved 33, less than 10 to go!

*  Checked Facebook, put RMUG notes on the flash drive, and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 21 June 2016

It cooled off today - high in Chula Vista was only in the 80s.  Cloudy all day, which was good.  Only 83F in the genea-cave tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1917 Death Record of Anna (Schoonover) Dickisson of Newark, N.J. posted.

*  Messed around in GenealogyBank and Carringer folks in San Diego - found a new article for me and wrote Lyle Carringer Enlists in the U.S. Marines Corps Reserves.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, had lunch, watched Sunday classes from SCGS, and took a nap.

*  Online at 1:45 p.m. to read, then wrote a post for Thursday and then Is This the "Best" Census Record Ever?  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game, rain delayed until 4:40 p.m., read the paper, ate dinner, dozed off some, ate dinner, and Padres won 10-7 over Orioles.  Watched the last half of Genealogy Roadshow.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Monday, June 20, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 20 June 2016

This was a stay-at-home Monday, with the usual genea-tasks.  Hot today, at least 97F here this afternoon.  87F in the genea-cave right now.

*  Read email and blogs, then noted Amanuensis Monday - Post 325: Will of Samuel Guild (1647-1731) of Dedham, Mass. posted and then  joined Mondays With Myrt.  Talked a bit about the MyHeritage sun chart and finding famous cousins on WikiTree.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and then wrote two posts for Tuesday and Thursday.  Went looking for Jonathan White's 1804 will in Bristol MA probates, and found it in the volumes, not the indexed info on Ancestry.  Ancestry probates was difficult to use today.

*  Had lunch, then took a nap.  Online at 2:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 June 2016 posted.  

*  Searched for things to write about, but no inspiration, so I worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching families and correcting information.   Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, start dinner, eat dinner, read the paper, etc.  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then resolved 36 more 1920 census entries on Ancestry, adding content and sources.  Sources at 74,036 now.

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

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 18-19 June 2016

This was not a real big genealogy weekend, although it had its moments.  Ansd my Padres won two over the weekend.

1)  Saturday, 18 June 2016:

*  Read email and blogs on my phone, then off to breakfast with the Mens geroup at Callenders.  Home by 9:30 p.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - HOLLOWAY (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, then worked on the Indiana Death Certificates for Seavers and the Birth Certificates for Seaver.. 

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Three Stories for Father's Day posted. had lunch, and took a nap.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and added a royal line from Bolles to my database.  Worked more in the Indiana Births and finished Seaver.  Then did some random searching without much success.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for El Pollo Loco for dinner, then the trolley, and in our seats at Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres won 7-3 over Nationals with 6 runs in the 8th.  We are now 4-5 when in attendance.  We stayed for most of the fireworks.

*  Home by 11:30 p.m., read and checked Facebook but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 19 June 2016

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet, watched Meet the Depressed and off to church at 9:35 a.m.  Homer by 11:30.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, then transcribed the will.  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and then my book.  Padres beat Nationals 6-3, so now 29-42.

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 June 2016 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 12 to 18 June 2016 posted.  We went off to dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Lolita's and home by 6:30 p.m.

*  Watched the end of the NBA Finals.  Online at 7:40 to write the Amanuensis post, then tried to work in Ancestry Hints but it kept going down, so switched to matching persons and cleaning up profiles on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and I'm done.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.


Friday, June 17, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 17 June 2016

Another genealogy day full of writing and research and fixing presentations.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 129: #158 John Phillips (1722-before 1800).

*  Worked on the first two OASIS presentations and handouts for the July class.  

*  Wrote New records available to search this Findmypast Friday, 17 June 2016.

*  Worked on some of the Indiana Death Certs for Seaver, adding content and sources.  Had lunch, took a nap.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and finished up the last of the Seaver death certs.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Did You Figure Out Those Relationships on WikiTree?

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, then online at 5:45 p.m. to work on Ancestry Hints - resolved over 300 of them.  Not much new information was added to the database.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres lost 7-5 to the Nationals, so now 27-42.

*  Online at 10:45 p.m. to read, then write this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 16 June 2016

Another stay-at-home genealogy day, with some blogging, freshening up a presentation, a nap, and the Padres on TV.  Well, 3 out of 4 isn't so bad, I guess.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 318: 1734 Birth Record of Abigail Wing (1734-1806).

*  Worked on the Digital Microfilm presentation for SDGS in July, and got the slides updated and the syllabus too.  

*  Wrote NewspaperARCHIVE Collection on MyHeritage May Disappear Next Tuesday and answered email.  Updated the Best Of blog.  Took a nap.

*  Did some research on one of the Kemp lines online, added several people and lots of content and sources.  Checked Facebook.  Resolved some MyHeritage matches in the newspaper collection.  Worked in Geni and WikiTree on famous cousins.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. and ate dinner, watched TV, and back online at 6:30 p.m. to write Famous Cousins - Bogart, Shepard, Williams, Earhart, Dudley and Bradstreet.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, do the wash, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Nationals 8-5, so now 27-41 on the season.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 14 and 15 June 2016

Beware the Ides of June - only 6.5 months left in 2016.  Time sure flies when you're having genea-fun!

1)  Tuesday, 14 June:

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip: How to Watch SCGS 2016 Genealogy Jamboree Live Streaming Classes for FREE and TheGenealogist Completes Norfolk (England) Parish Records and set it for later.  

*  Worked on the Social Media presentation for SDGS, pretty much done.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of and SCGS posts, checked Facebook, and checked out TheGenealogist site.  

*  Wrote Finding Newspaper Obituaries for Seaver Folks on Findmypast and took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, and we left at 3:50 p.m. for the dentist to fix Linda's temporary crown, then the trolley, ate dinner at the Tin Fish and were inside Petco at 6 p.m.  Game with Marlins at 7:10, we lost 5-2, so now 26-40.  Drat.  We are 3-5 on the season in person now.

*  Home at 11 p.m. and briefly read, then off to bed without journaling.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 15 June:

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Visiting the Maritime Museum in Auckland -- Post 417 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and MyHeritage Releases Innovative Family Tree "Sun" Chart and set it for later.

*  Worked on a Sun chart for awhile.  Wrote Creating a MyHeritage "Sun Chart" and set it for mid-afternoon.  I like it, but I need to add more photos to the database.

*  Went off at 11 a.m. to McDonalds for lunch, to the library for John's group, the bank, and home by 12:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then took a nap.

*  Up at 1:15 p.m., went in and watched the Padres game, read the paper, and then my book.  Padres won 6-3 over Marlins, so now 27-40 on the season.  Put out the trash and watered the front plants.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and answer email.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV, and eat dinner.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to work on the SDGS program review, then worked in Indiana Death Certificates adding content and sources to the database.  Sources now at 73,561.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 100 hours.


Monday, June 13, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 13 June 2016

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day until the evening.  I got veryl ittle of importance accomplished.

*  Read email and blogs, then joined Mondays With Myrt and talked about the Indiana certificates and the SCGS livestream availability.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 324: Division for Estate of Henry Smith (1680-1743) of Medfield, Mass. posted, and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 June 2016.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post.  Updated the Amanuensis Monday list, the presentations list, and the 52 ancestors list.  Watched Myrt's presentation.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches, then worked in MyHeritage on English marriages - did the last 114 of them adding content and sources to the database.  Took a 45 minute nap.

*  Checked Facebook, then worked a bit in Indiana Deaths, and wrote Mining the Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Database.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, and read the paper.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry Hints for awhile,.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read Family Tree Magazine, and finish by Grisham book.  Washed dishes.  Padres are down 13-4 to Marlins in the 8th.  Terrible game.  Now 26-39 and sinking fast.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.