Monday, August 22, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 22 August 2016

This was not quite the genealogy day I envisioned but it was somewhat productive.

*  Drove Linda to the Y, then home to read email and blogs, and get on the Mondays With Myrt panel.  Retrieved Linda and on the panel by 9:10 a.m.  We talked about family stories and more, and I passed along some of the Ancestry news.  

*  Logged into the FHL U.S. Genealogy courses, but they were at lunch, so I tried to nap.  Failed, so noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 335: Will of Baltheser Pickel (1687-1765) of Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 14 to 20 August 2016 posted.

*  The third class came on at 12:15 and I listened/watched that while searching for cousins using FamilySearch Family Tree.  When the class break came, I tried again to nap without success.  I listened/watched some of the 4th class on Mid-Atlantic states.  The handout is excellent.  The classes will be on the FS Learning Center within weeks.  Linda came home from her lunch with Barbara so I had to go bring the groceries in the house.

*  Went searching for Auble news items on MyHeritage and Elephind, and wrote Aubles in the Newspapers - Hampton Auble's 1852 Marriage.  Checked Facebook, answered email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and Little League, eat dinner, and read the paper and then switched to Padres game versus Cubs.  

*  Bored by the Padres game, came in to write the Treasure post for Tuesday, then added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

My Genealogy Weekend - 19-21 August 2016

This was not much of a genealogy weekend here in the genea-cave.  Padres baseball dominated the weekend.

1)  Friday, 19 August 2016:

*  I read some blogs, wrote some blogs, did some Hint research, but not much else.  We left at 5:30 p.m. for the trolley, got to Petco Park by 6:20 p.m. ,and were in our seats in the Pacifico Porch and had dinner - hot dog and hamburger and popcorn and ice cream, courtesy of our financial advisor.  Terrible seats to watch the game, but got caught up with friends and enjoyed the camaraderie.  We left at 10:40 p.m. for the trolley with Padres behind 6-5.  Home by 11:30 to watch the end on TV - Padres 9-8 over D-backs.  Genealogy about 5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 20 August 2016:

*  Exhausted from the night before - 5 hours sleep.  Wrote the two blog posts after breakfast at Marie Callenders, took my nap, watched TV, and we left at 4 p.m. for El Pollo Loco for dinner, then the trolley to Petco for the Padres game at 5:40 p.m.  Pads lost 2-1 to D-backs, so now we are 8-8 in attendance.  Home by 9:30 p.m. but really tired so didn't write much.   Genealogy about 4 hours.

3)  Sunday, 21 August 2016:

*  Read email and blogs before church, home from church at 11:45 a.m.  Wrote the two blog posts, then took a nap.

*  Watched the Padres game, took another nap, read the paper, Padres won 9-1 over D-backs, so now 53-71 and 2 ahead of D-backs for what it's worth.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m., Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 August 2016 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 14 to 20 August 2016 posted.

*  Got the will transcribed before dinner, went in to eat at 5:45 p.m., and online at 7 p.m. to write the Amanuensis post.  Resolved over 200 Ancestry Hints.

*  Checked Facebook, started the new Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 18 August 2016

This was pretty uch a genealogy day until the evening when the Padres were on TV.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home and read email and blogs, then picked her up and we went shopping.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 327: 1732 Birth Record of Benedict Oatley in South Kingstown, R.I. posted, and wrote Prior BCG Webinars Now Available at Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

*  Worked a bit in the Auble tree on Ancestry adding content and sources, trying to find more descendants.  Added a few people.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, had lunch, worked in the FamilySearch Family Tree a bit, and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:45 p.m. to read, then wrote Am I Related to Donald Trump?  Worked on the 52 Ancestors research, then wrote the post for Friday.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, and online at 6:15 p.m. to watch some of Wacky Wednesday and work in the Auble tree some more.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and read my book.  Pads won 9-8 over the D-backs in a 4 hour game.  

*  Online at 11 p.m. to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 17 August 2016

This was a busy day and it was not all genealogy.  Life actually took precedence.  It was another warm day - 90s here.

*  Dropped Linda and the Y, came home and emptied the bathroom cabinets, and then the kitchen cabinets in preparation for the plumber.  Got Linda and came home and read email and blogs, noted that McKnew/Schaffner/Leland Houses in 2010 -- Post 426 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote San Diego Genealogy Day (15 October 2016) Features "Ancestry Anne"and set it for later.

*  Bob the plumber came and fixed the bathroom sink drain, the toilet handle, the shower leak, and installed the Hansgrohe faucet we bought at Christmas time.  All the plumbing problems since January are fixed (I hope).  We watched the Padres game.  Pads lost 2-0 to the Rays, so now 50-70 on the year.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, then wrote John Moore Probate Records on AmericanAncestors.org and Ancestry.com.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watch TV news and Olympics, then cut roses back and put the trash cans out.  Washed dishes.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked in Ancestry Hints, resolving 127 adding content and sources.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 16 August 2016

Lori and her boys came on Saturday and left this morning.  They had a lot of fun, I think.  I'm back in my normal routine.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:20, home by 7:35 to eat breakfast, and we left at 8:05 for the train station.  Dropped them off at 8:40 and picked Linda up at 9:05 and we were home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1880 U.S. Census Record for Elling Natvig Household in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Answered email, and took an hour nap, up before noon.  Went through some of the Ancestry Hints looking for blog fodder without success.  Found records for some of the Aaron smith descendants and added them to the database.  Wrote NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out.

*  Spent some time in FamilySearch Family Tree matching people and events, but found little new content for my database.  Wrote My Top Ten Genealogy Research "Programs".

*  Went in at 4:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, water the front plants, and put stuff away.  Padres lost to Rays 15-1 in second worst game of the year.  Now 50-69 and sinking quickly.  The hitting stopped and the pitching sucks.  Bad combination.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post, then resolved 122 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Sources now at 75,882.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, August 12, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 12 August 2016

I finally had some time to do some actual research and added several Seaver families to the database today.  It warmed up a bit, and will be warmer next week.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home and read email and blogs, then picked her up and we went to Costco.  Home by 10:20 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 137: #182 Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819) posted, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 August 2016 and set it for the afternoon.

*  Worked in FamilySearch collection of GenealogyBank obituaries, and added several to the database.  One lead to adding a number of Seaver families with events and sources.  I spent three hours doing this - great fun!

*  Had lunch, watched the Olympics, took a nap, and online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and answer email.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, we ate dinner, I read the paper and washed dishes, Padres beat the Mets 8-6, so now 50-65 on the year.  Watched some of the Little League game too.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the two Saturday posts, worked in GEDMatch a bit, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Geneaholic will probably be dark until Tuesday - daughter Lori and her boys are coming on Saturday for fun in the San Diego sun.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 11 August 2016

Another genealogy day, butl ittle research.  Too much else gonig on.  Stayed cool again - high 70s for the high, high 60s for the low today.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home to read email and blogs, and work on the Genealogy 104 presentation, then picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to continue work on the presentatin and the handout.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 326: Death Record of Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819) posted, and wrote Ancestry Member Trees Indexing Update.

*  Went in at 11:30 to watch the end of the Padres game and had lunch.  Padres lost to Pirates 4-0, so now 49-65.  

*  Gathered the laptop and projector and papers, and off to Bonita library for the 1 p.m. class.  Got there 10 minutes early, got set up, and the staff came and said we shouldn't be in the room until 1 p.m.  Argghh.  

*  Did the Genealogy 104 class on research logs, to-do lists, research checklists, notebook organization and computer file organization.  Shirley showed her file organization and Susi talked a bit.

*  Home by 3:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and tried to nap.  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote Solving a 1920 U.S. Census Mystery.

*  Went in at 6 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, then watched the Little League game - CV Parkview won 14-11.  During the game, I worked on the 52 Ancestors biography.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 10 August 2016

I actually got a few genealogy things done today, but there was no research done.  Still nice and cool - upper 70s for the high, upper 60s for the low in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home and read email and blogs, then back to get her and shopped at the grocery store.

*  Home by 9:40 a.m. to read, note that NGS 2010 Conference Photos #3 -- Post 425 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and wrote San Diego Genealogical Society Program is Saturday, 13 August and set it for later.  Figured out what I wanted to share at the CVGS Research Group meeting.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's Group, and then to the conference room to set up for the CVGS Research Group meeting.  We had only 10 but it was a lively group.  I discussed the SDGS Seminar, the Top 101 websites, the Family Tree Maker email, and the Elling Natvig probate records and patronymic naming systems.

*  Home by 2:20 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Guide to New York City’s Treasured Archives Released by NYG&B posted.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, answer email, and went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  We ate dinner, I read the paper and put out the trash.  Padres won 4-0 over Pirates, so now 49-64 on the year.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then worked on the CVGS class presentation, and then the Treasure Chest Thursday post.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 9 August 2016

I did not get a lot done today - too many interruptions and not enough blog or research ideas, I guess.  Cooler again today - high in the upper 70s in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home and read email and blogs, then off at 8:50 a.m. to pick her up, and we went to pick up her chain at the jewelers.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - Baptism of Adolph Elai Hegg (1876-1910) in Stoughton, Wisconsin posted, and cast about for what else to write about or research.

*  The auto shop called at 11:30 so I asked the neighbor to take me down there and I picked up the Lincoln with two new airbags for the suspension system.  Expensive balloons...home by 12:15 p.m.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took my nap.

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, worked in FamilySearch Family Tree a bit, then searched for and wrote Seavers in the Newspaper - William Seaver 1874 Obituary in Roxbury, Mass.  

*  Padres had a rain delay, so caught up on my blogs, and checked in on Facebook.  Padres started at 4:35 p.m. and we ate dinner, I read the paper and then my book.  Pads lost 6-4 to the Pirates, so now 48-64 - first time at 16 games under.  

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, answer email, worked on the CVGS class outline, added to the Best Of post, and wrote a post for Wednesday.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, August 8, 2016

My Genealogy Monday - 8 August 2016

This was a busy day, including genealogy, but also some worry and expense.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:20 a.m., home to read email and blogs, then back to get her and home by 9:10 a.m.  Joined Mondays with Myrt ASAP.  Didn't get to talk much about my interests.

*  Took the Lincoln to Don's because the rear suspension is low - had to go to Dave's Auto Service to get the two airbags replaced.  The tech brought me home at 12 noon on his lunch break.  Nice!

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, note that Amanuensis Monday - 1896 Letter of Resignation from Executor of Elling Erickson Natvig (1820-1896) Estate posted, and also Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 31 July to 6 August 2016.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Edited one last time the CVGS newsletter, printed it off, but forgot to print the labels.  Went down to the UPS Store to copy the issue, folded and taped it, but then came home to label and stamp them.  Then had to go to the post office.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then posted Family Tree Maker News from Software MacKiev.  Took my well-deserved nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and then made the plane, car and hotel reservations for Labor Day weekend.  Procrastinated too much - airfare was up significantly.  Crap.  But it's done.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner.  Read the paper and washed dishes too.  Took a short walk.  Nice and cool and cloudy.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry Hints for awhile - resolved 243 total Hints of all kinds.  Then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday, and added some sources to the Norwegian folks.

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