Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 25 June 2017

This was not a big genealogy day.  Church, transcribing, Padres, dinner out, blogging, researching.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Transcribed the Seaver deed, then searched for more on FamilySearch.  Found two more for Joseph Seaver in Suffolk.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 June 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to have lunch, read the paper, watch the Padres game, take a nap in the recliner.  Padres lost 7-5 to Tigers on 9th inning collapse.  Now 32-46 on the season.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for Costco to shop, dinner at the Costco diner (love their pepperoni pizza!) and the Coldstone for dessert.  Home by 6:15 p.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 18 to 24 June 2017 posted and read that FamilySearch was discontinuing microfilm.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and then wrote FamilySearch Will Discontinue Distribution of Family History Microfilm.

*  Found some Danish records on MyHeritage for the Hede/Sorensen line!  Cool.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 24 June 2017

It was warmer today, but not too hot at home.  My Padres won again, too.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, home by 9:20 a.m. gathered my RMUG info and the flash drive and off to the FamilySearch Library in Mission Valley for the SDGS RootsMagic User's Group meeting.

*  Meeting started at 10:30, we had 8 there until 12:20 p.m.  Home by 1 p.m.  Had lunch, watched TV, dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- WALTER (England to colonial America) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which Ancestor Do You Admire the Most? posted.

*  Worked on the RootsMagic place list for awhile, then matched folks in the FamilySearch Family Tree with RootsMagic folks on one of the Seaver lines.  Had to merge a few duplicate parents.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finished my Vince Flynn book, and washed dishes.  Padres won 7-3 with 4 in the bottom of the 8th against the Tigers.  Now 31-44 on the season.

*  Online to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, June 23, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 23 June 2017

Another week gone by - #25 in 2017.  The time just flies by.  This was a decent genealogy day and the Padres won.  It was cooler today, but still warm in the cave - 80F at 10 p.m.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read and do the wash, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 180: #259 Experience (Willis) Read (1707-1787) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 23 June 2017.

*  Edited the OASIS Class 2 and 3 presentations and syllabi, only Class 4 to go.  Right on schedule, I think - it starts 6 July.

*  Took a nice one hour nap, then ate lunch and online at 12:45 p.m. to read, and worked on the  Genealogy News Bytes - 23 June 2017 post.  Watched Elissa's webinar too.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added more Seaver folks in Minnesota to the database - great birth and marriage records!  These are Facebook cousins.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. for dinner, and watched game show TV.  Online at 5:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the SNGF post, and added more Seaver folks with content and sources.

*  Went in at 7:05 to take a walk on the block, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, and I'm almost done with my Mitch Rapp novel.  Padres beat the Tigers 1-0 in a well-played game.  Pads now 30-44 on the season, still in 4th place.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 22 June 2017

It was another stay-at-home genealogy day.  It was cooler too - foggy in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon - typical June!  The Padres didn't play so I did with genealogy almost all day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1787 Death of Experience (Willis) Read of Sudbury, Mass. - Post #370 of Treasure Chest Thursday, added to the Best Of post and wrote  Findmypast Announces 5 Days of FREE Access to British and Irish Records.

*  Answered email, and took a nap.  Up at 12:15 p.m., ate lunch and online by 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked in the NYS Historic Newspapers finding Seaver articles.  Found a bunch, and wrote  Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Charles Seaver 1929 Obituary.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Added some Seaver folks from the newspaper articles.  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, worked on adding content and sources for the Seaver folks, and then updated the 52 Ancestor biography and wrote the blog post for Monday.

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


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 21 June 2017

Another warm one today - 115F in the desert and around 85F here in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m., and took her to the toenail place.  Home to note that Mount San Jacinto in January 2013 -- Post 469 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and to write Free Webinars from APG on Washington, DC, Research.

*  Left at 10:20 a.m. to pick her up, went to the library for a book, home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.   Took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, worked on the OASIS Class 1 presentation and syllabus.  One a day gets it done!  Went in at 2 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game - they won 3-2 over the Cubs so now 29-44 on the season.

*  Checked Facebook, and noted there was an FTM update, so wrote Looks Like There Is Family Tree Maker 2017 Progress.  

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. for dinner. read the paper, put out the trash, wash dishes and worked on the rose bushes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, watch a bit of the FTWebinar, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday and made air, car and hotel reservations for Monte Rio in July.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 20 June 2017

Ah, the first day of summer, and it was pretty warm today here in Chula Vista.  Not like the desert, though, where it was 115-125F.  It was probably only 85F here at the Genea-manor.  It's only 82F at 9 p.m. in the genea-cave.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we shopped at Sprouts.  Home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Online at 10 a.m. to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1860 U.S. Census Record for John C. Paul household in Chicago, Illinois posted and wrote Findmypast Adds Over 6 Million Ontario Records.

*  Worked in MyHeritage for awhile on DNA matches - sent an email to Daniel with questions.  Checked some of the Smart Matches too and added some data to RootsMagic for known cousins.

*  Took a nap, ate lunch, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Create a GEDCOM File From my MyHeritage Tree? and then Genealogy News Bytes - 20 June 2017 and set it for later.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, and then read my book.  Padres lost to the Cubs 4-0, so now 28-44 on the season.  Washed dishes and walked the block to cool off.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Tired!  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 19 June 2017

Another stay-at-home genealogy day, and another Padres loss.  It was warm outside today - probably 85F to 90F, but it didn't get above 81F in the genea-cave.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 8:45 and home before 9 to join Mondays With Myrt.

*  It took 25 minutes, one reboot, and four tries to get onto the panel - it's probably time for a new computer.  Finally made it, and discussed my two Amanuensis Monday posts about Shubael Seaver's land records that were really probate records.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 June 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 2 posted.  Wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

*  Took a nap, ate lunch, then worked in Genealogy Bank.  found a George Seaver who died in 1899 and lived in Pueblo, Colorado.  Figured out who his parents were with the help of an online tree, and added his family to my database.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: Can You Answer These Ancestry.com Questions?  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and the Padres game.  Read the paper, and then my book.  Padres lost 3-2 to Cubs in a close game.  That's 7 in a row with decent starting pitching, but we're only 4-3 in those games.  Now 28-43.  Washed dishes, and walked up and down the block.

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 18 June 2017

It was Father's Day, and I felt feverish and tired all day.  Not a high fever, but enough to take Aleve which didn't help.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, and went off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Was mentioned in the sermon for my genealogy activities.  We went to the grocery store, and home by 12 noon.

*  Made last edit to the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 June 2017 post.  Answered email.  

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, watch the Padres game, read the paper, and doze several times.  Padres lost to Brewers 2-1, so now 28-42 on the season.  A solid .400 win percentage.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and then back to the recliner for more dozing and watched golf a bit.  Tami called. 

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for Marie Callenders for dinner, had a pie slice too.  Home by 5:45 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 11 to 17 June 2017 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Lori called.

*  Worked in the RootsMagic database in the F-G-H surnames trying to add BMD data to profiles without any.  Added content and sources - now at 84,363.  

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 17 June 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day - some blogging, some Hint capturing, and some emailing.  And the Padres won.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, then off to the 8 a.m. breakfast at Marie Callenders, picked Linda up at 9:40 and home by 10 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- HOLLOWAY (England to colonial New England) posted and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 - 16 June 2017 Update.

*  Answered email for awhile, then noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Three Stories for Father's Day posted.  Had lunch.

*  Padres game started at 1:10 p.m., so read the paper, dozed off a time or two, and Padres won 7-5 in 11 innings over the Brewers.  Now 28-41 on the season.

*  Online at 5 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of and Jamboree posts, then went in to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Took a short walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and worked in Ancestry Hints - resolved 231 of them.  Talked to Paul on the phone.

*  Wrote this post, and checked Facebook again.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Friday, June 16, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 16 June 2017

This was a stay-at-home day with a Padres game, so I didn't get a lot of research done, but I crossed a task off my list.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, note that 52 Ancestors - Week 179: #258 Isaac Read (1704-1780) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 16 June 2017.  Took a short nap.

*  Online at 11 a.m. to read, then worked on More Historical Newspaper Articles on Richard T. Seaver and set it for later.  

*  Updated the two SDGS presentations and syllabi for the SDGS July meeting, and emailed them to the Program Chair.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 June 2017 and set it for later.  Took another short nap.

*  Online to read, check Facebook, and worked in the database adding lines to AncestryDNA matches.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, read some of American Ancestors magazine, and read my book.  Padres lost 6-5 in 10 innings to Milwaukee, so now 27-41 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.