Friday, April 29, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 29 April 2016

This was a good genealogy day - writing, researching and visiting with genea-friends.  Slept poorly last night, so had a long nap.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 122: #145 Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth (1734-1812), and New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday - 29 April 2016 and set it for later.

*  Wrote Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 3: Identifying Elizabeth Auble's Heirs and set it for later also.  Took my nap - 90 minutes.  Snacked afterwards.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then researched one of the Auble lines and added content and sources to the database.  Added to the Best Of post and checked Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to read the paper and watch TV, then left at 6 p.m. for the restaurant and met Mark.  Had a great time over dinner and dessert discussing folks and things.  Home by 9:30 p.m.

*  Watched the last two innings of the Padres game - we beat Dodgers 5-1, so now 8-15.

*  Online at 10:10 p.m. to read email and blogs, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - 28 April 2016

Happy 8th birthday to my precious Audrey.  What a kid!  Stayed home and searched all day pretty much.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 311: 1734 Birth Record of Elizabeth Prescott in Westford, Mass.

*  Decided to transcribe Elizabeth Auble's will so I can get on with the heirs, and wrote Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 2: Transcription of Elizabeth Auble's Will.

*  Worked in Ancestry most of the rest of the afternoon tracking down records for Nathan's line and Hampton's line.  Added content and sources to the database.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the NFL Draft, read the paper, watched TV and ate dinner.  Watered the front plants.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and did a bit more searching.  Resolved 145 Ancestry Hints also.  Sources now at 71,841.  Got the 52 Ancestors work done and ready for thep ost tomorrow.   No Padres game tonight!  Called Cox about Linda's TV - finally got it working after 40 minutes.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 27 April 2016

Wow, only three more days in April.  Where does the time go?  Had an interesting day today.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Visiting Christchurch #2 -- Post 410 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and CVGS Saturday Special Event on April 30th Features Mark Olsen of MyHeritage and set it for later.

*  Worked a bit on Auble folks until it was time to go to McDonalds for lunch, and then to the library.

*  At the CV library at 11:30 a.m., got set up for the CVGS talk with Gary, and started about 12:15 p.m.  Done by 1:30.  Home by 2 p.m.  

*  Watched the Padres game, took a nap.  Pads lost to Giants 13-9.  Now 7-15, lost 5 straight.  Drat.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, help Linda in the garage, add to the Best Of post, and write Using RootsMagic and FamilySearch to Update My MyHeritage Family Tree.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry Hints for 3 hours.  Got 231 Hints resolved, adding content and sources from some of them.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, read email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 26 April 2016

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day and I had some fun finding more Auble records.  Cut the back yard also, and am sore from the effort.  Watched the Padres lose again.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1852 Will of Ichabod Kirby (1782-1857) of Westport, Mass.  

*  Worked on the Sophia (Auble) (Foster) Hulse problem and got it all sorted out.  Absolutely unique information - no one else has done it.  Added stuff to FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  After lunch, practiced my 10 Free websites talk - took an hour.  Good.  Wrote FamilySearch Research Wiki Makeover.  

*  Added more Auble data to the database, checked Facebook.  Went out at 3 p.m. to mow the back yard - the grass and weeds were high...spent 90 minutes doing this and it was tiring.  I'm in terrible shape.  Came in hot and sore, but got it done.  Did not take a nap again today.

*  Watched TV news, ate dinner, then came in at 6 p.m. to write One More Contribution to SNGF Childhood Memories.  Read email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Got the presentation on the laptop and the flash drive.  Read email, Facebook and blogs.  Padres lost to Giants 1-0, so now 7-14 on the season.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Monday, April 25, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 25 April 2016

It seems like today was several days ago - that's what I get for staying up later than usual.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and then joined Mondays With Myrt.  We discussed many topics, including the AncestryDNA change coming, Diane's RI probate list and my work in using it, and my finding that Martha Kirby's will is missing.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 317: 1792 Will of Benjamin Sowle (1719-1803) of Westport, Mass. and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 17 to 23 April 2016 posted.

*  Read, then worked on adding some of Elizabeth Auble's siblings to the database.  Had a great time finding records for only one of the siblings, added four more generations.  Still have work to do there.  Did not take a nap for the first time in weeks.  On the hunt!  Eventually wrote Making Progress on My Auble cousins - Post 1: Finding Elizabeth's Will.

*  Worked some more in the records looking for data on a second sibling of Elizabeth's.  Found her probate record, but it wasn't helpful.  Checked Elizabeth and other folks on GenealogyBank and Findmypast also.  Still need to work in FamilySearch and MyHeritage, and FSFT.  Checked Facebook, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner, then online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and answer email.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, check email and Facebook and Feedly on the tablet.  Padres lost 5-4 to the Giants so now 7-13.

*  Online to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 23 and 24 April 2016

It was the weekend and I didn't spend it all on genealogy - hey, I have a life, you know.  I think...

1)  Saturday, 23 April 2016:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - HATHAWAY (England to colonial New England) posted, and took off at 9 a.m. for the Scripps Ranch library, about 23 miles north.  

*  got there at 9:30 a.m., got set up, found I left my handouts at home, so emailed the PDF to thel ibrary and they printed them up.  Good manager!  Gave my Genealogy, Be an Ancestry Detective talk to about 35 folks, and they asked a lot of questions afterwards.  Left at noon and home by 12:30 p.m.  Had lunch.

*  Online for awhile, took a nap, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Share Your Childhood Memories posted.  Checked Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  We left at 4 p.m. for the Padres game.  Stopped at Pollo Loco for Linda's meal, then the trolley and were there by 5:15 p.m.  Had to walk over to get the drinks, then go to Park at the Park to get Linda a different shirt size, and then stood in line twice to get my Big Dog and then ice cream. . Missed two of the first four innings.  Padres lost 11-2, but we were ahead 2-1 in the 6th to the Cards.  Bullpen fail.  Drat - now 7-11.  We are 1-3 while in attendance.

*  Home by 9:30 p.m. to read, found the Elizabeth Auble will on Ancestry and noted that I don't have everything I need to make sense of that family.  This may be fun!

*  Genealogy on Saturday was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 24 April 2016:

*  Read email on my phone while watching TV, then off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30 a.m.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FS posts, then downloaded Elizabeth's probate papers from Ancestry, and started investigating the leads from it.  Pretty spotty information available for the folks mentioned.

*  Went in at 1:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, dozed for about an hour.  Padres were ahead 5-3 in the 6th, but Cards won 8-5 as the bullpen failed again.  Ate dinner, and watered the front plants.  Now 7-12 on the season.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 to 23 April 2016 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 17 to 23 April 2016 posted.  Wrote "The 10 Best FREE Genealogy Websites" Talk on Wednesday, 27 April at CVGS and set it for later.

*  Transcribed the Benjamin Sowle will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post for Monday, then worked some more on the leads from Elizabeth's will.  

*  Went in at 9 p.m. to watch WDYTYA?  An interesting but sad story - the records were interesting.  Nice to see a homestead record too.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was only 5.5 hours.



Friday, April 22, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 22 April 2016

Earth Day again - what a farce.  See Scaring us for 45 years... guess you know where I stand.  Did genealogy most of the day, but made no real progress.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 121: #144 Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784), and then New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 April 2016 and set it for later.

*  Checked Fold3, answered email, and wrote Genealogy Blog Party - Time Travel to an Ancestor and set it for later.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and watch Geoff's DNA webinar.  Checked Facebook, then wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in to watch TV and eat dinner at 5:30 p.m. and online again at 6:15 p.m. to read and write the SNGF post.  Talked to Lori on the phone.  Searched GenBank for 2016 obituaries for Seaver folks.  16 so far.  Added several to the database.

*  Went in at 7:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and make sure the presentation was on the laptop.  It wasn't.  Found a flash drive and transferred it.  Ready to go.  Padres beat the Cards 4-1 in the best game of the year to date.  Now 7-10.

*  Online to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 21 April 2016

This was a pretty busy genealogy day, I didn't finish any tasks, but I did make some progress.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 310: List of Children of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth.  Worked on the Hildreth deeds - got 6 abstracted.  

*  Left at 11 a.m. to get a haircut - Dave wasn't there again but a studded young lady (I think) snipped my curls away.

*  Home by noon, to write AncestryDNA Changes Are Coming and have lunch, then added to the Best Of post and had my nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read,  Worked more on the Hildreth deeds, then found some more and didn't abstract those, but I need to.  Checked Facebook, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do You Source Find A Grave Memorials?

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, water the front plants, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, washed dishes, and checked email, blogs and Facebook.  Padres lost to Pirates 11-1, so now 6-10 on the season.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work on the Hildreth biography, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My Genealogy Days - 19 and 20 April 2016

Tuesday was a Padres game night, and we got home at midnight, so I didn't journal.  Wednesday was a CVGS day, and the Padres game in the evening on TV.

1)  Tuesday, 19 April 2016

*  Read email and blogs, noted that MyHeritage Launches New Community-Powered Q&A Hub posted, and wrote Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1828-1830 Receipts from Martha (Soule) Kirby's Heirs.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, worked a bit in MyHeritage Community, and resolved 70 Ancestry Hints before I had lunch.

*  Worked on the RI Probates and Diane's list, and wrote Using Diane Boumenot's Rhode Island Probate File Index.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and add to the Best Of post.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley station, then to Tin Fish for dinner, and in Petco Park for the Padres game by 6:30 p.m.  Padres won 5-4 over Pirates in a close but long game - over at 11:15 p.m.  Managed to get the 11:30 trolley and home by midnight.  In person, we're now 1-2.  Didn't journal.  Yawn.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 20 April 2016

*  Read email and blogs,  tired from the late night, wrote Visiting Christchurch #1 -- Post 409 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and then wrote "Genealogy Roadshow" Premieres May 17 at 8 p.m. on PBS and set it for later.

*  Answered email and browsed several sites a bit.  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then the library for John's group and talked to Mary until 1 p.m.  Tried to get a haircut but Dave wasn't there.  Home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and took my nap.  Checked new databases, checked Facebook, and wrote New (?) New Hampshire Birth Certificate Record Collection on FamilySearch.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, and put out the trash.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, and not much else.

*  Watched Padres game at 7:10 p.m., read the paper, then a magazine, and checked stuff on the tablet.  Padres are ahead 8-2 in the 9th.  Pads now 6-9 on the season, but still in last place in NL West.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and done.  Tired.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Monday, April 18, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 18 April 2016

This was an all-genealogy stay-at-home-no shoes day...and I even got some tasks started.  No Padres game today.

*  Read email and blogs, then joined Mondays With Myrt.  I highlighted Diane's post about R.I. probate records.   We ended early.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 316: 1763 Will of Rebekah Kerby (1681-1773) of Dartmouth, Mass. posted, then worked on the FHD presentations - got the keynote done and the FSFT about 15% done.  Had lunch, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 April 2016 posted.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: Were World War II Military Couples Exempt from State Marriage License Requirements?  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, checked Facebook, tried to use Ancestry Hints but blocked, and confirmed about 100 MyHeritage record matches, adding content and sources to the database.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper, and wash dishes.  Online at 7 p.m. to work on more MyHeritage record matches.  Then searched for land records in Middlesex County, Mass. for Zachariah Hildreth.  Found, downloaded, renamed and filed 17 of them.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.