Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 20 October 2016

It was warm today - a high in the 90s here, but no Santa Ana winds yet.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, home to note that 1692 Marriage of Moses Barber and Susannah West -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #336 posted, and then off to the medical center for Linda's appointment.  We stopped at the store on the way home.

*  Home by 11:15, posted RootsTech 2017 News: LeVar Burton Speaking at RootsTech 2017, then researched and wrote Fact-Checking My WJB Clinton Relationship - WRONG!

*  Had lunch, took my nap, online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and work on my Saturday presentation.  Got it into Dropbox for the laptop.  Renewed my iDrive, but had a scare that they were going to charge me a big number.  I called and they assured me it would be what I signed up for a year ago.

*  Worked on my biography text, checked Facebook, read some more, and went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, watch baseball, and eat dinner.  Read more of my Goodwin book #3.  Dodgers lost to Cubs 8-4.

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, and write the 52 Ancestors post.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 October 2016

Another day, and a brand new mobile app for genealogy.  Cool - I've been waiting for this.

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that Visiting Rolling Prairie in 2011 - Post 435 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Family History Day is 22 October 2016 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library.  Worked on the We're Related app a bit - captured screens.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for the post office and the library, sat in on John's group.  Home by 12:15 p.m. to have lunch.  Wrote Ancestry Announces the We're Related Mobile App - Post 1.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and then wrote Ancestry's We're Related Mobile App - My Top Cousin Is ...  Answered email and read blogs.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch baseball, put out the trash and eat dinner.  Watched the last debate and debate comments.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 18 October 2016

Just another day - the lowlight was spending two hours reading the 17 CA propositions and trying to figure out which way to vote.  Done, though!

*  Dropped Linda, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, home to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1910 U.S. Census for the Severt Leland Household in Park County, Montana posted.  Then off at the dentist to check on the bridge work and get the final impressions done.  Three more weeks with the temporary bridge.

*  Home by 11 a.m. after a stop at the library.  Took pix of my mom's artwork for my Saturday talk.  Answered email, wrote three CVGS posts, added to the Best Of post.  Had lunch, then wrote Dear Randy: What's the Purpose of Your Daily Theme Posts?  

*  Took my nap, online after 2 p.m. to read, found more Seaver obits and articles on GenealogyBank and wrote Seavers in the News - Mrs. D.H. Seaver Drowns.  Back to Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch baseball, had dinner, read the paper, trimmed the roses in front, and then worked through the ballot.  Got it done.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wednesday post, and checked Facebook.  Wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, October 17, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 17 October 2016

This was a busy genealogy day - but I did very little research.  It was nice out - cloudy in the morning, clear in the afternoon.  I forgot to go out this afternoon.

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:05 to join Mondays With Myrt in progress.  We talked about many subjects, and I discussed my Italian record adventure from last week.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Will of Lawrence Copeland (1628?-1699) of Braintree, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked on a Seaver problem from email.  Added content and sources to flesh out a family.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 9 to 15 October 2016 posted.

*  Had lunch, then wrote SDGS/SDHC Genealogy Day (15 October) Summary and set it for later.  Moved the photos from the last two months to the Photo files.  Deleted some photos off of iCloud and iPhone.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to read, answer email and check Facebook.  I have no idea what I did for awhile, but it must have been fun!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then talked to Lori, and worked on the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  Worked on the 10/22 presentation for CVGS - added some images to the photo biography.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Genealogy Sunday - 16 October 2016

One week until the big day - #73.  This was a pretty quiet day with not much genealogy activity.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church at 9:30, and home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 October 2016 post.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Went in at 12:30 for lunch, then watched football and read the paper.  Took a nap.  

*  Online at 2:45 p.m. to read blogs, and checked out Anne's presentations.  Checked Facebook, and answered emails.  Watched end of the 1 p.m games then highlights.

*  We left at 4:50 p.m. for Lolita's for dinner, then Ralph's for groceries, and home by 6 p.m.  Had dessert and watched baseball a bit.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Databases at - Week of 9 to 15 October 2016 posted.  Transcribed a probate record and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  

*  Did some research on the Copeland family - captured some images and attached them.  Resolved the Copeland family on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Genealogy Day - 15 October 2016

Today was my father's 105th birthday.  He's been gone 33 years now.  The legacy of a fine New England ancestry is fantastic!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:15, and home to do the wash, then off to Balboa Park for the SDGS/SDHC Genealogy Day at the History Center.  Got there before 8 a.m., enjoyed Anne's keynote talk, then did two presentations of my Ten Best Free Genealogy Websites.  Left at 12:50 and home by 1:15 p.m.  Very tired and sleepy, ate a quick lunch, then napped in the recliner with the football game on.

*  Online at 2:45 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday - LETTICE (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Were You Doing in 1995? posted.  Checked email and blogs, and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook too.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the baseball and football games, we ate dinner, and I read the paper and my book.  Online at 7 p.m. for awhile but didn't accomplish anything of note.  Back to the TV to watch the end of the NLCS - Cubs won 8-4.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, check Ancestry Hints, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Friday, October 14, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 14 October 2016

Just another day in the genealogy cave, plus baseball and football on TV.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 146: #191 Ann (Kenyon?) Kenyon (about 1742-before 1824) posted.

*  Found several more of the Lucca folks - able to correct several names and dates from previous family knowledge.  WrotNew Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 October 2016.  Wrote the SDGS article.  Took a nap.

*  Ate lunch, made our RootsTech hotel and flight reservations and registered.  Made the party list and sent it to TJ.  Wrote Where Oh Where Have My AncestryDNA NADs Gone?

*  Wrote two Surname Saturday posts (miscalculated the ahnentafel number...).  Checked Facebook.  Seemed like a waste of time day with essentially no research done.  Drat.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, eat dinner, water the front plants, then online at 6:30 to write the SNGF post.  Back to watch TV at 7 p.m. to watch Aztecs game.  They won 17-3 over Fresno State so now 5-1 on the season.

*  Online at 10:15 to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 October 2016

A little fun genealogy research and the Chargers won - a good day.  Mouth continues to heal, and weather stays relatively cool - a high of 75F or so here.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up and we went shopping at Sprouts.

*  Home to read at 9:40 a.m., then noted that 1717 Birth Record of Anna Barber -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #335 posted.   

*  Started working on the handout and presentation for November.  Decided to add a 4th example to the FamilySearch Digital Microfilm talk - and I chose Italian records.  Went searching for the grandboys ancestors in Bagni di Lucca, and managed to find two of their 2nd great-grandparents births and marriage.   Wrote My First Foray Into Italian Civil Registration Records - Success!!

*  Had lunch, then worked some more in the Italian records, but couldn't find the one guy I looked for.  Wrote momondo Announces DNA Journey Winner from 200K Global Submissions.  Checked Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Took a short nap.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Chargers pre-game.  We had dinner during the game.  Chargers jumped to a 10-0 lead, and were up 10-3 at halftime, and 21-3 at the start of the 4th quarter.  Then the near-collapse again - it ended up 21-13 over Broncos but with a hail Mary pass into the end zone.  We made too many errors, but they did too.  Read the paper, and watched the end of the NLDS game.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, then write the 52 Ancestors post and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Geneaholic Wednesday - 12 October 2016

This was a pretty full genealogy day.  It was cooler again today - high in the mid-70s here, I think.  Woke up with no pain but a tender lower left side and a cut in my lip crease from all the tubes and stuff.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Visiting St. Joseph, Michigan in 2011 - Post 434 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Lay down to rest my eyes at 10:40 a.m.

*  Awoke at 11:30, so went without lunch and got to the library by 11:50 a.m. for the CVGS Research Group.  We had a good meeting.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, then worked in GenealogyBank awhile finding Seaver obituaries.  Looked at Ancestry Hints and saw Eva Jones, so tracked her cause of death in San Diego down in GenealogyBank and found her second husband too.  Wrote Every Little Bit Helps - And Creates Another Challenge.  Checked Facebook.

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

* Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, then worked in the Ancestry Hints on the Amos Underhill tree to add content and sources to my database.  Sources now at 77,344.

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Semi-Genealogy Tuesday - 11 October 2016

Well, this day didn't turn out the way I planned.  The dentist visit was a disaster.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to the store, and home by 9:40 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1930 U.S. Census for the Dykkesten Household in Chelan County, Washington posted.

*  Tried to nap, but had to leave at 11 a.m. for the dentist office.  In the chair by 11:30, they were supposed to fix my loose crown on #18.  After an X-ray, they found decay and decided I needed the tooth pulled.  They suggested an implant or a bridge.  I decided on the bridge, so they took the crowns off #17 and #19 too.  Then they pulled #18 (it took almost an hour since the tooth was short and soft by that time).  Then they put a bone graft in the hole, sewed it up, and gave me a temporary bridge.  I left just after 3 p.m. with a prescription and a big bill.  Stopped at the pharmacy for my medicine, then home by 4.  I missed lunch, so had some apple sauce to tide me over.  My mouth was sore, and my lip where the tools rubbed on the corner.

*  Online to read email, and blogs, then wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Children of John Ellis and Leah (Bound) Seaver.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, we ate dinner, I watered the front plants, read the paper, and more baseball.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 55 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was only 5.0 hours.