Saturday, April 26, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 04/26/08

Once again I spent quite a bit of time doing genealogy related things, without much to show for it. I need to be more disciplined. I manage to figure this out after I've wasted hours doing semi-fun things rather than putting my grind to the nosestone.

We had our swim club breakfast (I don't swim, but Linda does, and this group has met for about 20 years now on the last Saturday of each month) today, but I was home by 8:30. I stayed home all day but did the watering and watched the Padres game (we finally won one, 8-7 in 13 innings).

After reading my email and blogs this morning, I posted two items on Genea-Musings - "What's a 'Utah' Name?" and "Terry Thornton's Blog-iversary" and then read my politics and news sites for awhile. I explored the new NEHGS web site - the search and images are as bad as before. I hope they fix them soon. I did a lookup in the NY probate abstracts for an emailer - no luck! I tried the Fulton History site again and it came up, but then failed when I tried to view a newspaper page. Frustrating. I had lunch.

The Padres game started at 1 p.m., so I watched that until almost 5 pm. Linda came home not feeling well, but she brought KFC for me so I was happy as a pig in slop. I opened a can of corn and had a Dove bar to top off dinner. I was back on the computer at 6 p.m. and after reading email and blogs, I decided to post "Channeling Edwin P. Seaver." Then I went searching in my database for elusive ancestors to write about. I picked Jeffrey Jones of elizabethtown NJ in the 17th century, and found a WorldConnect database that identified his wife (new for me) and his parents (John and Sarah Jones of England, Concord and Fairfield). However, other sources say that John Jones did not have a son Jeffrey but a Thomas Jones may have. A mystery! I found quite a bit of good narrative about JJ with decent sourcing - now I gotta find them myself. I wondered about obituaries for Manning Knapp, a distant cousin who died in 1892, and the NY Times had several articles about him - it's probably a blog post in waiting. Linda wanted the computer at 8 so I went in and watched the end of the White House Correspondents Dinner on CSPAN.

Genealogy today was only about 5.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading and writing email, 0.5 reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour digging in the NEHGS site and 1.0 hours working in WorldConnect and Google for Jeffrey Jones, then 0.5 hour for Manning Knapp.

1 comment:

Jim Barbee said...


I am descended from Jeffery Jones of Southold, L.I., N.Y. and Elizabethtown, N.J. Did you find any documented data about his parents? I have seen the suggestion that he is the son of Rev. John Jones of MA and CT but so far seems to be just a theory. I have a great deal of data about him and his family in Elizabethtown and am interested in sharing.

Jim Barbee
Reynoldsburg OH