Monday, January 15, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 15 January 2018

Ah the Ides of January, better known as Martin Luther King's birthday.  It was cooler today, but still nice out.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 and home by 8:55 a.m.

*  Got into the green room for Mondays With Myrt, and contributed a bit on the Ancestry source and indexing debacle.  This went until 11:05 here in the green room.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1764 Will of Thomas Boyden (1682-1770) of Wrentham, Mass. posted and wrote Family History Fanatics eConference - 19 January 2018 - Early Bird Discount Extended, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 15 January 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree matching and updating profiles with RootsMagic.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database. 

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 14 January 2018

This wasn't much of a genealogy day, although I got things done around the NFL games.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church at 9:40 a.m., talked to John, went to the grocery store after, and home by 12 non.

*  Watched the NFL game, ate lunch, then watched the second game.  Read the paper, napped a bit then in the first half.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 January 2018 posted.

*  Went back to watch the end of the game, ate dinner, watched TV news, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, transcribe the will and write the Amanuensis post.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 7 to 13 January 2018 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 7 to 13 January 2018 posted.

*  Worked on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Resolved about 150 Hints.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 13 January 2018

Whew, it was a busy day, mostly away from home.  The last 10 minutes are the only time I've been on the computer all day.  I did read email and blogs on my phone during the day.

*  Left at 7:40 a.m. for Mission Bay to attend the SDGS seminar with Blaine Bettinger.  It was an excellent seminar - lots of great visuals and handouts.  Had lunch with Diane, Debby and Heather and several others. 

*  Home by 3:30 p.m. to watch the end of the Eagles/Falcons game.  Read the paper.  Rested my eyes.  Watched the start of the Patriots game.

*  We left at 5:30 p.m. for the restaurant for dinner with Blaine, Cindy, Del and Paul.  Good conversation.
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*  Home by 9 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Friday, January 12, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 12 January 2018

This was a stay-at-home Friday for me.  Didn't sleep well last night again, drat.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 209: #288 James Hildreth (1698-1761) of Westford, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 January 2018 and set it for later.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, then at 11 a.m. got on with Andy on WebinarJam and practiced the presentation a bit.  Got to meet Vickie too.  

*  Worked in WikiTree for an hour updating Notes for several early White families.  Had lunch at my desk.  Wrote the Genealogy News Bytes - 12 January 2018 post.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding several Auble lines to my database.

*  We didn't go to dinner with SDGS because Blaine's plane was late getting into San Diego.  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch news, read the paper, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then TreeShared 90 entries in RootsMagic, almost half of them new.  Did more in FSFT with the Warren and Bigelow families - got everyone matched up and a few profiles merged.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.



Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 11 January 2018

I didn't sleep well last night...felt crappy this morning.  Better after my nap!  Warmer and clear today.  Should be a nice weekend.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, went to the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 1731 Town Record of James Hildreth (1698-1761) of Westford, Mass.. --- Post 396 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote FamilySearch 2017 Genealogy Highlights - excellent accomplishments!

*  Took my nap, ate lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and ended up writing   MyHeritageDNA Now Has a Chromosome Browser.  

*  Worked on the deeds for James Hildreth - filled out my table, then wrote up the narrative for them.  Took three hours to read, extract and abstract 10 deeds.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the biography, and wrote the post for Friday.  TreeShared.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 10 January 2018

This was a full genealogy day, and I made some progress and had a little fun.  The skies cleared today a bit, rain stopped around sunrise.  Had a hardware problem which I haven't solved yet.

*  Did not take Linda to the Y, so read email and blogs, and noted that Mount San Jacinto in January 2014 -- Post 498 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went searching for something to write, and thought of nothing, so did some random research in the women without a surname.  Found data for several of them and added to the database.

*  Gathered up the laptop and my list of topics for the CVGS Research Group and left at 11 a.m. for lunch at Mcdonalds and then to the library.  Got set up, but the projection using the new laptop and VGA to HDMI dongle was real dark.  Can't tell if it's the HDMI port on the new laptop or the dongle.  Used John's Apple laptop and his dongle and it worked fine.  We had 14 attendees.

*  Home by 2:30 and read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and took a nap.  

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then wrote BSO: A Maiden Name, and More, for Jessie M. Seaver.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then found a record and wrote the Treasure Chest Thursday post.  Found more town records, a probate record, and deeds for the biography of James Hildreth. 

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

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 9 January 2018

This was a full stay-at-home day.  It rained all day, over an inch here in Chula Vista, with blustery winds and lots of leaves on the front yard.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1876 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif., and added to the Best Of post.

*  Reviewed the FHF presentation one moreb time, and saved it as a PDF, then Dropboxed it to Andy.  Tested out the WebJam site again, my sound worked this time.  

*  Posted "Finding Your Roots'" Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Keynote RootsTech 2018 and answered email.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 9 January 2018 and laid down for a nap.

*  Online at 3:20 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and add to the Best Of post.  Worked on the laptop disabling OneDrive (which disappeared the saved Documents) and got the old Dropbox files installed.  Copied the Pictures to the flash drive and to the laptop.  The laptop doesn't have enough hard drive memory - only 256 gb - I'm up to 200 gB already.  It's going to be a laptop only.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Wordless post for Wednesday.  TreeShared but only 40 to do.  Worked on McKnew descendants in FamilySearch Family Tree, adding profiles from my database, and capturing some event data from tree profiles.

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 8 January 2018

It was an interesting day, and then the college championship game.   Rain, we finally got rain.  More on Tuesday.  Good. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, got onto Zoom early, then went to get Linda and home by 9 a.m. 

*  Got into the Mondays With Myrt at the end of the green room, and we started, and the system worked.  Didn't get to talk about what I wanted, but that's OK.  During the webinar, I decided to test the share screen feature and it worked, but I didn't intend for it to be shown to everyone.  Something happened.  Not sure if that's a bug or a feature.  Over at 10:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1773 Probate Papers for Jabez Snow (1696-1760) Estate in Eastham, Mass. posted, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 8 January 2018.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. had lunch, printed off the CVGS newsletter master and the labels, and went to UPS Store to make the copies and mail the newsletter.  We only mail 15 now, the rest are sent by email. 
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*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to write Dear Randy: Where Can I Find the Will of Thomas Carter (1585-1652)?, add to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched the football game, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles with some McKnew folks.  

*  Went in at 8:30 to watch the end of the football game.  Alabama tied it at 20-20 with several minutes left, stopped Georgia, and Alabama missed a field goal at the end of regulation.  Georgia kicked a field goal in the first overtime, and after a sack, the freshman Alabama quarterback threw a 41 yard touchdown pass.  

*  Online at 9?20 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.




Sunday, January 7, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 7 January 2018

It wasn't much of a genealogy day - felt good to just relax and watch football.

*  Read email and blogs on my phone while watching Meet the Depressed, and then off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Afterwards, went to the grocery store and home by noon.

*  Watched football, had lunch, took a recliner nap, watched more football, read the paper, and checked email and blogs and Facebook on the phone.

*  Had dinner at 5 p.m., washed dishes, and got the Amazon package with the HDMI dongle and the USB drive.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 31 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 posted.  Answered email.

*  Transcribed the document, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Edited the CVGS Newsletter and emailed it to the membership.

*  Worked in the new AncestryDNA Shared Ancestors and 4th cousins or better lists, adding Notes and trying to figure out relationships.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 6 January 2018

This was not much of a genealogy progress day, although I did finish off the CVGS newsletter.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y at 7:30, then to Marie Callenders for the men's breakfast.  Picvked Linda up at 9:40 and home before 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (Eunice married to Moses Maverick, England to colonial New England) posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Answered some email.  Added more content to the CVGS Newsletter draft.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to eat lunch, then read the paper, dozed off in the recliner, and watched most of the AFC playoff game.  Read email, blogs and Facebook on my phone during the game. We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at El Pollo Loco.  

*  Home by 6 to watch a bit of the NFS playoff game, then online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Find of 2017, and Research Challenge for 2018 posted and wrote Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 31 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 and posted it tonight by mistake.  No big deal.

*  TreeShared about 50 persons to the AMT.  Worked in RootsMagic in the D and E surnames trying to find birth dates for bank birthdate profiles. Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and sent the review copy out.   

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree a bit matching profiles and sharing data.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.