Friday, January 29, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 29 January 2010

Some blogging, some walking, some database entry, some researching, a minor emergency, dinner out, and rest and relaxatiuon made for a decent genealogy day here at the Genealogy Cave.

* Read email, blogs and Twitter, then wrote Follow Friday - ThinkGenealogy and Scott Brown a distant cousin of Barack Obama too! Did some research to see if I'm related to Scott Brown - of ocurse I am, we're New England distant cousins several times over. Did some online research on the Staten Island French families - found some transcribed wills and other data.

* Got cleaned up, and left for lunch at Costco and a walk with George on the bayfront - nice day - about 65 F with no wind, and we watched a loud cigar boat on the bay go about 30 knots. Was home by 1 p.m.

* Read everything, then wrote Using the Library of Congress "Chronicling America" Site and did some research in newspapers, census records and city directories to see if I could find more info about Jeremiah and Rosalie McKnew. I did.

* Linda came home, turned on the washing machine and we had water all over the garage floor. Checked the hoses and they were OK, and water came from under the machine. Called repair shop, they came within one hour and had it fixed in 20 minutes - a broken pump. Pretty efficient, but costly.

* Worked in database to try to sort out the blended family of John and Elizabeth Pers of Watertown. When I combined databases, the children of Thomas and Elizabeth Pierce of Woburn got put into John Pierce's family because they both had a child named Robert Pierce married to a Mary Knight, and with the same death date. That wasn't right, and I needed to separate them. Got out my Pierce papers and figured out who belonged where, detached some folks, attached others, deleted some, and finally got them right - at least that Robert Pierce doesn't have two sets of parents now!

* Went out to Rubios for dinner. Saw the girls 6th grade teacher and showed her their wedding and kids pictures. Need to update my wallet pix!!!

* Back home at 6:30 p.m., and finished up the Pierce problem, read everything, then wrote Chronicling Rosalie and Jeremiah - Part 1. Wrote two blog posts for Saturday, then wrote thisp ost, and will check Facebook posthaste.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.5 hours doing online research, 0.5 hour doing software things, 2.0 hours working in the database, and 2.5 hours researching and writing blog posts.

1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

Well, Randy, another match. John Pierce and Elizabeth of Watertown are my 10x great grandparents. I was in Watertown this morning!