Monday, March 3, 2008

Family History Journal - 03/03/08

Just another mostly genealogy day - with quite a bit of variety too!

After reading email and blogs via Bloglines, I posted "Descendants of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux - Post 5" on Genea-Musings. I emailed two correspondents with the results of my obituary and online searches, attaching images of the obituary pages. Then I started on a Beginners Guide for the CVGS new members. I stopped at three pages.

After a quick lunch, I went to the library with three more queries to work on. John and Dearl were there helping a young lady with her Filipino family data. I listened and kibitzed for awhile, then went and did the queries. I was home by 2:15, but Linda was on the computer so I took a nap. I came back at 3 p.m. and had no clue what to post, so I decided to start my "Elusive Women" series - I chose Mary Kent (1726-????, wife of William Cutter) as my first one - I don't know who her parents are. Maybe someone else does.

We went to Rubio's for dinner and Linda took food to the hospital for her friend who was real hungry for tacos, while I drove around and listened to the radio. San Diego has a new Oldies station at KURS-1040. Cool, fun. We got home before 7 p.m., but Linda had email to do so I finished the paper and watched Jeopardy - I got Final Jeopardy right again (Mount Rainier) -- I love the geography and history questions!

Then I was back on the computer and after reading email and blogs, I posted about the SCGS Jamboree program, which I am going to attend and be a small part of. Then I went searching for "Cousin Mida" who shows up in Abby (Vaux) Smith's letters in the 1890s. I found her - she was Almeda (Underhill) (Vroman) Willoughby, who was Abbie's first cousin. Almeda is in every census from 1850 to 1930 (of course, I can't find the 1890, but I'll bet she's in it!). She and her brood end up in Los Angeles, and there are several distant cousins probably living there still.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours - 2.0 hours reading and answering email and Bloglines, 1.5 hours blogging, 4.0 hours on CVGS activities, and 2.0 hours of researching Almeda.

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