Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/20/07

I stayed home today and worked on genealogy, until I had to drive Linda's friend back home at 3 PM. Then we went out to dinner and had a good talk.

8:00 AM: Read my email and Bloglines, then my news/politics forums. Searched the APG list for the place name threads, and posted "Place Names in Your Genealogy Databases" on Genea-Musings. Had an email from my correspondent about the Cathy search and answered it. I decided to do something useful - I transcribed the four pages of the probate record (will, inventory, affidavits) of Job Card who died 1739 in Charlestown RI. That took over two hours. Then I noticed that the three Card families did not have good info on the spouses of the siblings, so I found a great Card surname database on WorldConnect, verified some of the dates and places in the IGI, and added them to my database. Then I modified the notes for three generations - putting them into a narrative form instead of an outline format. I wrote "Elusive Ancestors in New England" on Genea-Musings in an effort to "get my arms around" Bill West's research problem. While I was thinking of taking a nap, Linda called and wanted me to drive Judy home.

6:30 PM: Back home after dinner. Checked email and Bloglines. My correspondent called Cathy's nephew (I found the number on Sunday night) and talked to him for 30 minutes - I had most of the info right. Now he hopes that Cathy will contact him. Saw Michael Neill's post that Ancestry has put the Passport Applications online, so I played with it for awhile, then posted "Ancestry has US Passport Applications" on Genea-Musings. I made two more OpenOffice presentation format files for more of Aunt Gerry's pictures form her second album. I found the third album that I still have to scan and put into presentation format. Then I checked all of the new Maine databases on ancestry to see if they had anything to help with Bill West's problem and any Seaver and Soule families. Not much useful for me, but I needed to check it sometime. Bored, so I went in to read for 30 minutes. Back to do this and call it a night.

Genealogy today: 9.0 hours, blogging 2.0 hours, research 5.0 hours, scanning 1.0 hour.

1 comment:

Bill West said...

I have a picture of a deed for
land sold by Anson Soule to Moses
Dunham in Hartford, Oxford County,
Maine dated 22 Nov 1805.

Chris Dunham sent me the picture along with an image of a newpaper story about it. Do you have it? If not, I'd be glad to send it along to you.