Friday, March 24, 2017

My Genea-Friday - 24 March 2017

It's only Friday?  It seemed like Saturday because the house cleaner came.  I actually did something useful this morning and tonight.

*  Dropped Linda off, then off to my doctor's appointment at 8 a.m. (smart move to make this early in the morning), then picked her up.  This was a routine appointment, the doc actually weighed me and did vital signs because the nurse was busy.  No problems.  He still wants me to have a colonoscopy...

*  Home by 9:10 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and note that 52 Ancestors - Week 168: #241 Anna (Van Vorst) (Van den Bogart) Kemp (1732-1789) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario posted.

*  Worked on the taxes and got through the first pass for everything.  Great news - a refund from both State and Feds.

*  Had lunch, then rested my eyes and dozed (?) for an hour.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 March 2017 and then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 24 March 2017.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went out at 4 p.m. to weed the front rose planters - got one done and a start on the second one.  Linda was happy.  In at 5:15 p.m. to wash up, then ate dinner, watched basketball and read the paper.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then corrected a family in FamilySearch Family Tree which an idiot changed - taking away the husband and six of seven kids.  I put them all back but it was a struggle, then worked on Dutch church records for a Putman family adding content and sources.  

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


Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Semi-Genea-Thursday - 23 March 2017

This was not a really fun day, and not much of a genealogy day either.  The dentist.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got the wash in the machine.

*  Noted that 1765 Birth Record of Aaron Smith (1765-1841) of Walpole, Mass. - Post #357 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, then added to the Best Of post, and worked on Updating my AncestryDNA Status.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, do a MyHeritage photo discovery set (only 3 of 10 added), and left at 1:30 p.m. for the dentist office.

*  2.5 hours in the chair, had a cavity filled on #21, and then got prepped for a crown on #30.  She took off the old crown and found decay, plus a cavity below the gumline, so she fixed that.  Then impressions for the crown and the installation of the temporary.  Home by 4:45 p.m. with a numb lower lip and tongue and teeth.

*  Read email and blogs, then went in for dinner and watched TV and read the paper and did the dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Genea-Wednesday - 22 March 2017

It was a rainy morning, and I stayed home all day except for a library book run.

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

*  Noted that 2012 Visit to Oslo, Norway -- Post 456 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, then took off to the library to return books and get two more.  Had lunch at McDonalds on the way home.  Picked some weeds in the front yard.

*  Homer by 12:30 p.m. to read, worked in Findmypast tree for awhile, but it bogged down for some reason.  Answered more email, then wrote Seavers in the News - Frank R. Seaver Leaves a Legacy.

*  Checked Facebook, worked some more in Findmypast, and went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes, and put out the trash.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post and resolved 92 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Sources now at 82,102.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and will go in to watch the end of the World Baseball Classic.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Genea-Tuesday - 21 March 2017

This was our 47th wedding anniversary today.  I got my See's peppermint patties, a weather station and printer ink and she got two dozen roses.  We went out to dinner.  I was pretty lethargic all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco and then to Ralphs for groceries.  Home by 10:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1904 Marriage License/Certificate for Severt Leland and Amelia Brocke posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Linda went to lunch with Barbara.  I took a nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, then read, worked a bit in Geni adding photos to profiles and checking Hints - nothing helpful.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: What Did You Mean by "Don't Want to Crap Up My RootsMagic Tree?" and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch TV and rest my eyes - got a short nap I think.  Paul called at 5 p.m. and we all talked until 5:30, then we left for Cafe Lamaze and dinner to celebrate the anniversary.  Home by 7:10 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, checked the Findmypast Hints (68,976, up from 662 the other day!).  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Monday Genea-Day - 20 March 2017

This was a pretty full genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs at home, picked her up and home before 9 a.m.  I joined Mondays With Myrt before air time.  Got to talk a bit about Pedigree Pie and One Page Genealogy.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and wrote Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™ and Ancestry Retires TreeSync as the news broke.  Then noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1731 Will of John Paine (1660-1731) of Eastham, Mass. posted. 

*  Took a short nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read blogs and add to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook.  Checked my Findmypast Tree Hints - up to 662.  

*  Had another short nap, and online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage Photo Discoveries and Record Matches.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then did more MyHeritage Record Matches, and resolved some Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources in my database.

*  Read, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Sunday Semi-Genealogy Day - 19 March 2017

Where does the time go?  This was day 78 of 2017.  12 more days until April Fools Day.  It was a pretty typical March Sunday here in the Genea-Cave.

*  Read blogs and email during Meet the Depressed, then off to church ast 9:40 as.m.  Home by 11:25 a.m.  Watched basketball for awhile, and had lunch.  Rested my eyes.

* Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and started the new Best Of post.  Went back in to watch basketball at 1 p.m. and rested my eyes some more.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then transcribed the John Paine will.  Good one, proves the Elizabeth Paine Snow relationship!  

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch basketball, napped this time, and we had dinner.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis post.  Searched form ore wills in the Barnstable probate records - found two new ones pretty quickly.  Captured, renamed, and filed for later processing.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  WDYTYA is on later.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Saturday Genealogy Day - `18 March 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day because there were no society meetings to go to.  I didn't get a lot done - tired from only 5 hours of sleep.  We even had a surprise visitor.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to put the wash in the dryer, then off to the Men's breakfast at Marie C's, picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, the neighbor's daughter came with a check for the shed demolition and I struggled to find the receipt and to print photos.  Finally succeeded.  Wrote the SNGF post.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- WORCESTER (England to colonial New England) posted, and rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch, then worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Critical Life Decision posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and tried to nap watching TV but failed.  Worked more in FSFT matching Seaver folks and adding content.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news and basketball, then had dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts for the weekend.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook again, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, March 17, 2017

My Thursday and Friday Days - 16-17 March 2017

I was too tired last night to journal, but got a good nights sleep and spent most of today online.  Except for the dryer repair, and the two naps.

1)  Thursday, 16 March:

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

*  Noted that 1795 Marriage Record for Aaron Smith and Mercy Plimpton in Medfield, Mass. - Post #356 of Treasure Chest Thursday and wrote Genealogical Forum of Oregon FREE Classes Next Week and set it for later.  Answered email.

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for lunch at Sunset with the Rohr engineers group.  Had an omelet.  Good discussion.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to watch TV with Linda and take a nap in the recliner.  Online before 2 p.m. to have the Hangout about Twile with Kelly.  Interesting options.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Estelle Seaver dies in 1952.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left after 5 p.m. for Black Angus to celebrate Barbara's birthday - 8 in the group.  One friend had just done her AncestryDNA and was excited.  Another came from a large Irish family in San Francisco.  Good food, too much food, good conversation, and we were home by 9 p.m.  

*  Wrote the two St. Patrick's Day posts and set them but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Friday, 17 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to the medical center for my lab tests, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to continue reading.  Noted that Census Whacking (Again!) on St. Patrick's Day and Happy St. Patrick's Day - I Didn't Know I Was Irish Until My DNA Told Me So! posted.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 167: #240 John Kemp (1723-1795) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 March 2017.

*  The Sears repair guy came to install the belt in the dryer, it took awhile, but he got it going.  We started the first wash load and washed and dried until after dinner.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap watching TV in the recliner.  

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, then answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 17 March 2017.  Took another nap.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes and get the clothes out of the dryer.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Surname post, check Ancestry Hints, read Facebook, and I'm still tired.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 March 2017

Well, we survived the Ides of March, I think.  Except for the Marriott reservation for Jamboree of course.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to Ralphs to shop.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Family.Me Introduces an Easy and Fun Family Tree and 2012 Opening Day for the Padres -- Post 455 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Noted the SCGS post that the Marriott room bloc was full, so called and sure enough it was.  Drat.  I emailed the SDGS contact to see if we can go with them.

*  Wrote Dirk Weissleder Featured Speaker at 25 March SDGS German Interest Group Seminar, and then took my nap.  Up at 12 noon to eat lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then worked in One Page Genealogy and wrote Have You Tried One Page Genealogy?  It wouldn't create a 12 generation PDF fr me.  

*  Wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Checked Facebook, read Twitter, and read blogs.  The UPS guy brought the dryer belt so I called and got an appointment for the dryer repair on Friday morning.  Tried to start the Lincoln and it's deader than a doornail.  No electronics work.  Another problem.  Drat.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then added to the Best Of post, and tried again with the Marriott.  No luck again.

*  Worked a bit in MyHeritage adding content through FamilySearch Family Tree.  Also added another set of Photo Discoveries.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Blogging Fool Tuesday - 14 March 2017

Ah, the Ides of March are upon us.  Beware, Caesar, Brutus lurks somewhere.  I stayed home and blogged a lot.

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1918 World War I Draft Registration Card for Severt Oliver Leland posted and wrote Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited for SCGS Jamboree Scholarship and set it for later.

*  Started to watch/listen to Mondays With Myrt but got sidetracked a bit.  Answered email, added to the Best Of blog, and took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 p.m. to read, and fixed the Ephraim Sawtell family on FamilySearch Family Tree - had to move 10 children back to Ephraim and Abigail from the family they were assigned to erroneously.  Grrr.  

*  Worked in Pedigree Pie and wrote Have You Tried Pedigree Pie?  Checked Facebook, then wrote FREE Access to All Irish Resources on AmericanAncestors.org from March 15 to 22 and set it for later.

*  Resolved more Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, watches/listened to Mondays with Myrt.  Worked in Ancestry Hints - got 102 resolved, adding content and sources to the database.  sources at 81,783.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote a post for the morning, wrote this post, and done.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.