Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 12 December 2017

This was not much of a genealogy day - life events took over the day.  But I made some progress on them.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1841 Bounty Immigrant Arrival in New South Wales Card for Alexander Whittell posted.

*  We left a 9:45 a.m. for Linda's 10 a.m. hygienist appointment.  Then we went to In 'n' Out for lunch, and home by 12 noon.  

*  Answered email, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 December 2017.

*  Started on the Christmas letter and the labels.  Linda checked the addresses, and I made some Facebook contacts for some of them.  Sent the girls their paragraphs and they edited them tonight.  Had a struggle to find good photos of family groups - I did a poor job this year of getting grandkid photos.  Drat.  Linda got some of the envelopes stamped and labeled and is waiting for letters and labels.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, but did nothing genealogy wise.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and did the dishes.  Finished the laundry too.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Wordless post.  Edited the letter, and started printing off the first page, but the printer ink had to be replaced, the print heads cleaned, etc.  Ended up with about 50 of the first page.  They need to dry out overnight. 

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Monday, December 11, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 11 December 2017

It was an 81F day here, clear and sunny.  Should be down in the 40s tonight.  It's almost winter, and two weeks until Christmas.  I keep reminding myself to shop.  Only 20 more days until 2018. 

* Dropped Linda off at the Y by 7:30, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we were home by 9 a.m.

*  Got onto Mondays With Myrt and didn't pontificate much - a bit on the fires, a bit on Tony's program, and that was it.   Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1749 Guardianship of Isaac Brown and John Brown in Eastham, Massachusetts posted.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to print off the newsletter master and the labels.  Added to the Best of post, and answered email.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 11 December 2017.

*  Linda went with me to the UPS Store, but got her nails done down the mall.  I finished up my CVGS newsletter printing and mailing, and had an ice cream cone at McDonalds while I waited.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked on Lauretta's question.  Got it done, and called her, she was happy.  She'll be surprised by the package I'm sending.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday, and did more shopping for Linda.  Got her a couple of things on amazon, but the really pretty teal top eludes me.  She does have a closet full of them.  Maybe I'll just wrap one of them up... More packages for the kids and Linda came today.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 9 and 10 December 2017

I didn't accomplish much in genealogy this weekend.  I didn't go to the i4GG Conference either.  Haven't started the Christmas cards and letters yet.  I still need to do some shopping (online).  It was warm this weekend.  The Chargers won.  

1)  Saturday, 9 December 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and noted that Surname Saturday - SCRUGGS (England to colonial New England) posted.

*  Talked to the solar guys again, and that is on track.  We left at noon for Linda's haircut, then to Costco for lunch (I had pepperoni pizza), and home by 1 p.m.

*  I watched the Army-Navy game in my recliner and dozed a bit after the pizza slice.  

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Have You Visited an Ancestral Town? posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.   Checked Facebook.  Went out in the front yard and trimmed the roses.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and do dishes.  Barbara came at 6:30 to pick up Linda for the church play.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the CVGS Newsletter and sent it off to the reviewers.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic matching FSFT profiles with the RM profiles and sharing info to both.  Answered more email.  Genealogy this day was maybe 5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 10 December 2017:

*  Read email and blogs, then off to church at 9:30 a.m. Home by 11:30.  Read a bit online, then went in and watched football, dozed a bit, read the paper, and ate lunch.  Watched the Chargers game - they beat Redskins 30-13, so now 7-6 on the season.  

*  Online for awhile at 4:15 to transcribe the probate record.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 December 2017 posted, and also Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 3 to 9 December 2017.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, and wash dishes.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 December 2017 posted, and write the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Finished up the edits on the CVGS Newsletter, and emailed it out to the Members.  TreeShared over 100 profiles from the last three days of changes.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was maybe 4.0 hours.


Friday, December 8, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 8 December 2017

Well, I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping, but I'm behind on the Christmas letter and cards.  Not a whole lot of genealogy progress today.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 204: #283 Ruth (Young) Brown (1688-1768) of Eastham, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 December 2017.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Tried to nap and failed, Linda went to lunch with Barbara and Carolyn, and I had lunch.  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 8 December 2017.  Caught a BSO with Rhode Island Seaver marriages and added several, with sources, to the RootsMagic database.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, did a Photo Discovery on MyHeritage, checked Ancestry and FamilySearch databases, shopped online and answered email.  Made a report for the Jeff who called several nights ago.  Took a short nap.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the two Saturday posts, and then worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  About 85% done - need to fill one more page then do the TOC. 

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 7 December 2017

Pearl Harbor Day 76 years ago.  I always wonder what my parents and grandparents were thinking when that happened.  The wind came up around noontime, lots of leaves blowing and trash cans rolling.  No fire nearby, but a big one up east of Oceanside. 

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

*  Noted that 1720 Marriage Record of Jabez Snow and Elisabeth Paine in Eastham, Mass. --- Post 393 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Dear Randy - How Did You Find That 1840 Lancashire Marriage Record?

*  Sleepy, so took my nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to look for a juicy newspaper story.  Didn't find any - so wrote Seavers in the News - John W. Seaver Dies in Cleveland instead.

*  Answered email,. added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Looked for the death of Samuel Horton some more.  No luck.  Got the CVGS newsletter started - maybe 70% done.  Will need a lot of filler this month. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched fire news on TV, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then put together the 52 Ancestors post.  Did a little more research on her. 

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles with RootsMagic, but added nothing new to the RM database.  Fixed one family in FSFT. 

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 6 December 2017

This was not a wonderful day - didn't sleep well again, headache off and on, couldn't nap, tired all day. 

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

*  Noted that Photos from the 2013 SCGS Genealogy Jamboree - Part 2 -- Post 493 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Printed the CVGS Board stuff out.   Tried to nap and failed.

*  Up at 11 to go to lunch at McDonalds, then to the CVGS Bored meeting.  No fun.  Bored.  Got a book to read.  Home by 2 p.m.

*  Tried to nap again and failed with reflux.  Drat.  Online to read, wrote Am I Related to Winston Churchill? and forgot to post it.  The solar guy came to the door. 
We may do it.


*  Back to the computer, and posted the blog post.  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, put out the trash, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, but messed up the schedule time.  Oh well.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles with RootsMagic.  Talked to Lori and got Christmas figured out. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 5 December 2017

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day - cool and dry today here, winds coming soon.  Haven't started the Christmas letter or cards ordeal yet.  Drat.

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1839 Baptism of Elizabeth Morley in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire posted, added to the Best Of post.  Couldn't think of anything to write about, so worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree matching folks with RootsMagic.  Also worked in Geni adding content to one of the royal lines in RootsMagic.  

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Genealogy News Bytes - 5 December 2017 post.  

*  did some Amazon Christmas shopping for Linda, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and wash dishes.  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and TreeShared 85 persons in RootsMagic.  Worked with Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic - resolved about 230 Hints.  Even shopped some more.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, December 4, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 3-4 December 2017

1)  Sun day, 3 December: 

*  This was Linda's birthday, so there wasn't much genealogy done today.

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

*  Watched football, ate lunch, dozed a bit, and watched the Chargers game.  They beat Browns 19-10, so now 6-6 on the season and tied for first in the AFC West.  Quite a turnaround, 6-2 in the last 8 games.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 November to 2 December 2017Added or Updated Ancestry.com Collections - Week of 26 November to 2 December 2017 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 November to 2 December 2017 posted.

*  We left at 5:15 for dinner at Black Angus, and that was OK, home by 8 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook.  I didn't journal here.  Genealogy today was 2.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 4 December 2017:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt on the second try, and had little to say except about my relationship to Shakespeare.  

*  Read email,. noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 6 posted, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 4 December 2017.  

*  Took my nap, up at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, online to read, worked on a FamilySearch Family Tree problem, then on several WikiTree problems.  Checked MyHeritage, added some photo discoveries, and wrote Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - October and November 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then answered email.  Went out and captured more tumbleweeds and put them in the green waste can.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Got a phone call from a distant Seaver cousin (found me on the Scribd reports) and talked about his line and mine. 

*  Worked on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Resolved about 200 of them.  Wrote this post.  Genealgoy today was 10.0 hours.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 2 December 2017

Tomorrow is my Angel Linda's 75th birthday.  There is no surprise party this year unless I don't know about it!

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, then went directly to the Bible Study at Marie Calendar's.  We had a spirited discussion about God's plan for His creation.   Picked Linda up, and to the grocery store, and home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Online ti read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Elizabeth who married John Goodrich (England to colonial New England) posted.  Took my nap since I didn't sleep well last night.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Genealogy Database Problem Report posted, and had lunch and watched football for awhile.

*  Finally fired up the new HP Envy two-in-one laptop, got it set up, and started transferring genealogy files to my flash drive to go on the new laptop.  This is still ongoing!

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Answered some email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Watched more football.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Amanuensis post.  Watched more football.  Downloaded Chrome, RootsMagic and LibreOffice to the new laptop.  I need to make a list of programs to install on the laptop. 

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6 hours.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 1 December 2017

It was a stay-at-home genealogy day today, and I didn't advance the genea-ball very much.  

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 203: #282 Samuel Brown (1686-1749) of Eastham, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 1 December 2017 and set it for later.  Answered email.

*  Looked for Samuel horton's death on American Ancestors without any luck.  Drat.  Bored, so took my nap.
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*  Online at 12:15, had lunch, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 1 December 2017 post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Wrked on the Bible study for two hours.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper, and do the dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Ran through the Problems in RootsMagic and edited data.  Some obvious errors, some estimates were adjusted.  TreeShared all of that.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 8.5 hours.