Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My genealogy day - 31 July 2012

It was pretty much an all-genealogy day with some interruptions.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Geraldine Seaver Remley (1917-2007) and then United Kingdom Databases on FindMyPast.com.

*  My shower was cut short after 7 minutes because the hot water cut off for some reason.  Called the installer of the tankless heater to complain. 

*  Left at 10 a.m. for the health center for my doctor's appointment.  Stopped at the pharmacy on the way home, got home at 11:30 a.m.

*  Water heater guy came at 12:15 and said he had no clue... he called a plumber to come.  I did some experiments...have about 3 gal/minute to the kitchen sink.

*  Researched and wrote  Getting Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) Right on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Worked on handout for RootsMagic workshop and answered some email.  Plumber came, read the user's manual, and said he thinks the unit is defective.  I agree - there is a 0.5 gal/minute shutoff limit - if flow falls below that, the hot water stops.  

*  Watched the Padres game, lost 7-6 to the Reds, ate dinner, washed the dishes, read the paper, watered the front plants, etc.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and do some Find-A-Grave work.  got through #1000 in Seavers.  Found a Seaver line in Missouri and added quite a few folks from it.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

The monthly stats summary for July (31 days):

* 1033 Feedburner for Genea-Musings (email) readers (+7)

* 1,404 Google Reader readers for Genea-Musings (+24)
*  Genea-Musings traffic rank:  worldwide: 227,252; US:  69,549 (Alexa)
* 50,288 page views (1622 per day, Blogger Stats)
* 22,509 web page visits (726 per day, Site-meter) (-35)
* 39,473 page views (1,273 per day, Site-meter) (-22)

End-of-July statistics for RootsMagic database:

* 41,395 persons (+83)
* 16,474 families (+29)
* 113,731 events (+804)
* 5,567 places (+93)
* 785 sources (+7)
* 29,253 citations (+396)

 I'm up to 25.72% (+0.17%) for citations/events and 70.7% (+0.9%) for citations/persons.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My genealogy days - 29 and 30 July 2012

Today was my mother's 93rd birthday...I remembered her today.

1)  Sunday, 29 July:

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 22 to 28 July 2012.

*  We went to church at 9:30 a.m., and home around noon.  I checked into Scanfest for awhile, but went in at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch and watch the end of the Padres game.  They lost to the Marlins 5-4 in the 10th.  Took a nap, and watched Olympics a bit.

*  Back online at 3 p.m. to read Facebook, write the Amanuensis Monday post, then added some images to my RootsMagic database.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for Subway, picked up Maggie, and went to Point Loma for a picnic and then the play at Westminster.  Home by 10:30 p.m.

*  didn't do much online, added to the Best Of post.

Genealogy today was 3.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 30 July:

*  Read email and blogs, read the Obama articles, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Order for Inventory of Alvina M. Seaver's Estate posted.

*  Added the OASIS class 4 talk to the flash drive, searched high and low for the handouts, and off at 9:20 a.m. for Mission Valley to teach my OASIS class.  The group was enthusiastic and receptive.

*  Stopped at McDonalds for lunch and Best Buy for a new keyboard, and installed it when I got home by 1:30 p.m.  

*  Wrote President Obama's American Slave Ancestry, checked in on Facebook, answered some emails, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, and do some chores. Pads won 11-5 over the Reds in a 4 hour game.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, add some sources and content to the database, check in on Facebook, and write this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My genealogy day - 28 July 2012

I really enjoy my 4th Saturdays of the month - I usually get to stay home and get things done.  today was no exception.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote and researched Surname Saturday - MORRISON (???? > New Jersey).

*  Worked on the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - the SNGF Genealympics I post and set it for early afternoon.

*  Tried to burn down my pile of "to be added and sourced" a bit - got about 100 new people in with events and some sources.  

*  Worked on the OASIS Class 4 presentation, and got the CGSSD talk and handout for 18 August updated.

*  Worked some more in the database, adding sources for some of the English census records I have. 

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper and do the dishes.  Pads lost to Marlins 4-2.  

* Online at 6:45 p.m. to write Genealogy Fun with the SNGF Genea-lympics - Post 1, then work through the Smith/Vaux family and find death/birth dates in California death indexes.  Found a bunch or errors and corrected them.  Found lots of folks without birth places in the Hysong lines and added what I could.

* Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Database numbers:

*  Persons = 41,378
*  Families = 16,468
*  Events = 113,640
*  Places = 5,553
*  Sources = 783
* Citations = 29,189
*  Media Items = 157

Friday, July 27, 2012

My genealogy day - 27 July 2012

It was a pretty full genealogy day - let's see if I can recall all of it...

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Follow-Up Friday - 1940 Census Indexing, FindMyPast.com and Toastites.

*  Worked a bit on English census records in FindMyPast, then packed up and went to lunch at Costco, took a walk through the toys, then to the library to work on a query.  

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to write FindMyPast.com Searches - Post 2: English Census Records

* Answered some email, checked in on Facebook, then wrote Fold3.com has a New Look.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, take a nap.  Linda came home at 6 p.m.and we had dinner, then off to take food to a destitute friend, and home to watch the end of the Padres game, we won7-2 over Marlins.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m.to read, answer some email, then worked in Find-A-Grave for awhile adding sources and content.  Added several English census sources for the Richman families too.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My genealogy day - 26 July 2012

This was a stay-at-home day once I got back from the health center...

*  Went early to the health center for my lab tests before my doctor's appointment next week.  In and out in 10 minutes, but took 10 minutes to get there each way.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - the 1880 U.S. Census Record for Frank W. Seaver Family then searched for my grandmother Seaver in the 1940 Census in Massachusetts, with no success.  Did find my father(again) using the index - see 1940 U.S. Census - Looking for Grandmother Seaver.

*  Research and wrote Checking Out the FindMyPast.com Search - Post 1: U.S. Census Records and then wrote Sorting Out Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) on FamilySearch Family Treeand set it for afternoon.

*  Done blogging, checked Facebook and Twitter and Google+, then worked in the database adding content and sources for several hours.  Answered some emails too.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m.,then put out the AmVets stuff again, filled the bird feeder, and read the paper for awhile.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m.to try to sort out the FamilySearch Family Tree problem, and got four Seaver families (Benjamin, Benjamin,Isaac and Frank) cleaned up and orderly.  I'll have to work this several at a time.  It is a really big mess - not of my doing!

*  Tired of FSFT, did some Find-A-Grave for Seaver data entry and sourcing - got through #880!

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Database numbers:

People: 41,264
Families: 16,424
Events: 113,348
Places:  5,526
Sources:  782
Citations:  29,141
Media:  157

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My genealogy day - 25 July 2012

This was a pretty good genealogy day - I found some interesting things, did some organizing, went to the CVGS meeting, worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree and did some online research.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 215: The 21-year-old Geraldine Seaver and then My Dad - "A Second Rudolph Valentino" and International Record Collections on FindMyPast.com and swet it for early afternoon.

*  Packed up and went to McDonalds for lunch at 11 a.m., then the ban and then the library for the CVGS program.  Got there at 11:40 and talked to Gena for awhile, she brought her boys along and they helped with the technology.  Gena's talk was excellent - on "Remember the Ladies."

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game - they beat Giants 6-3 (now 42-57 on the year,8-5 since All-Star break).

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then post Why FHISO? Indeed!  Checked in on Facebook, and added to the Best Of post. Did some file cleanup and file naming of Seaver family photos.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15, then took out the trash, weeded the yard a bit, weeded out clothes from the closet for AmVets, and watered the front plants.  Came in tired out.

*  Online again at 6:30 p.m. to do more file naming and adding photos to the Photo sections of my Ancestor Files.  Answered some emails, then worked in the FamilySearch Family Tree trying to correct the relationship errors in the tree - especially the Benjamin Seaver problems.  Worked in the database finding sources and content, then did about 20Find-A-Grave entries for Seaver folks.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My genealogy day - 24 July 2012

It was a very busy and full genealogy day here at Randy's Genealogy Cave...

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tuesday's Tip - Vermont Record Collections on FamilySearch, watched Lisa's videos and then wrote Lisa Louise Cooke's Latest Podcast and Videos with Gena Ortega.  Wrote Need Research Services? Want to Provide Research Services? Check out the Global Alliance of Genealogical Professionals and set it for early afternoon.

*  Answered some email, played a bit on FindMyPast, had lunch, and left at 12 noon for the Mission Valley Library.

*  Got to the library at 12:30 p.m., opening time, got set up (nothing was set up, a library guy got the screen down, the video hooked up, and I was ready by 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m.start of my Genealogy - Be An Ancestor Detective.  This group of 40 seemed to be really attentive, and asked many good questions.  We ended at 3 p.m. and it seemed like 30 minutes had gone by.  One attendee said that I inspired her to do family history research - she loved my examples of records and family stories.  Cool - that's what I want them to think and say!

*  Home by 3:30, but had to go to the Post Office to send things to my daughter.  Read everything, then wrote FindMyPast.com Debuts - A Pretty Good Deal. Received my password in email, and looked around the site.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., and back online at 6 p.m. to read,then did some online research to enrich the database. Didn't get much done before going in at 7:15 p.m.

*  Watched the Padres game, read the paper and then Lisa Cooke's book on Google.  Pads lost to the Giants in the 9th inning, 3-2.  Rats.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, July 23, 2012

My genealogy day - 23 July 2012

Back in the saddle with, hopefully, daily journal posts.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Petition to Approve Will of Alvina C. Seaver posted.

*  Wrote 1940 U.S. Census Comparisons - Summary and Conclusions and set it for later in the morning.

*  Gathered the handouts, the flash drive and the laptop case and off to the OASIS class at 9:10 a.m.  got there by 9:30 and got set up.  The class started at 10:15, until 12:15.  This was the one day that they got to work on the computers and ask questions and have me try to help them.  Lots of VR questions today, and there were no online records for all of them.

* Home by 12:45 p.m. to read, and note that the Comparison post was on schedule.  Got a phone call from Colorado about the Metcalf family, so rummaged around and tried to find my Metcalf notebook - finally found it after moving most of the floor piles.  Added content to the database for Burgess Metcalf, and then worked on adding sources for the descendants - using FamilySearch NH and VT VR collections.

*  Wrote The best laid plans of mice and men .. I love it! Worked some more on the Metcalf line until dinner time at 5:15 p.m.

*  Back online at 5:50 p.m. to work more on the Metcalf data, then went in at 7:15 to watch the Padres game.  Giants won 7-1. Came into the cave at 9 p.m. to print out my handout for Tuesday and type up a list for Linda.  

*  Read everything, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My genealogy weekend - 21 and 22 July 2012

It was a pretty typical summer weekend for genealogy...

1)  Saturday, 21 July:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - WIESER (????) posted. 

* Packed up the laptop and went off at8:15 a.m. for UCSD and the CGSSD meeting.  Sat in on the DNA SIG where Corley gave a short presentation about mtDNA and answered questions.  In the main program, Dona Ritchie talked about Photoshop restoration of photos.  She repaired and cleaned up three photos using Photoshop.  Interesting.

*  Home by 12:15 p.m. to read, note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Who has the most Census Records? posted.  Poor participation this week, I thought this wold be a popular challenge.

*  Did some random online research in the database...and answered an email query - found two obits in GenealogyBank for San Diego deaths in the 1920s.

*  We left at 4 p.m. for the trolley and Petco Park.  There by 5 p.m., I had my Filippi's pizza slice and ice cream, the Pads lost 8-6 in 12 innings to the Rockies (we're 4-8 now when attending) and watched most of the fireworks show.  

*  Home by 11:30 p.m.and read a bit.

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 22 July:

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 July 2012 post.

*  Left for church at 9:30 a.m., home by 11:30 a.m.  Read some, then wrote an email about the RootsMagic workshop.

*  We left at 1:45 p.m. for the church ice cream social and had a good time talking and listening to the choir.  I worked on the iPhone for most of the choir show - got all of my social sites read!

*  Home by 4 p.m. to read, write CVGS July 25th Program: Gena Ortega on "Remember the Ladies" and added some images to the RootsMagic database.  Made a small GEDCOM for the RM workshop.  

*  Had dinner at 5:30 p.m., got the dishes washed and the front plants watered, and online at 6:15 p.m. to finish up the OASIS class 3 presentation and then the library talk for Tuesday with the handout.  got all of that put on the flash drive and on Dropbox.  Also transferred the Ancestor Files file to the flash drive and put it all on the laptop.  

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Worked in Find-a-Grave - got through #800 of Seaver.  Checked Facebook, started the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Database statistics:

41,257 people
16,420 families
113,197 events
5,520 places
29,071 citations
157 multimedia items.

Friday, July 20, 2012

My genealogy week - 16 to 20 July 2012

I know, I let this blog slip during the week.  Honestly, I had every intention of writing every night...but I've been somewhat busy.

1) Monday, 16 July:  I had my second OASIS class today and blogged some.  Watched the Padres game too - Pads lost, I think.

2) Tuesday, 17 July:  Got ready for the road trip on Wednesday, blogged some, and we went to the Padres game, won 8-2.

3)  Wednesday, 18 July:  Finished up blogs for Wednesday and Thursday, and we left at 1:15 p.m. for Yorba Linda.  Got to Ruth's house after 4 p.m., went for dinner with the group,and to the YLCC by 6:20p.m.  Gave my Discovering Jane's Roots presentation - seemed well received.  First time Linda has heard it. Stayed overnight with Ruth and Rudy - great hosts! Pads won again.

4)  Thursday, 19 July:  Had breakfast with Ruth and Rudy, shopped at Walmart for a bathing suit, met Tami and the girls at the water park in Riverside at 11 a.m.  Had great fun and didn't get burned...thank God for shade!  We left at 3 p.m. and stopped at Black Angus for dinner at 5, and home by 6:30 p.m.  Did some reading, and Pads won again, 1-0.

5)  Friday, 20 July:  An all genealogy day, reading, blogging, got the two Saturday posts done also, and did some online research and database work.  Watched the Padres game, they won 9-5. Now 6-2 after the All-Star break, and 40-55.

Next week:  Saturday is the CGSSD meeting, Monday is the third OASIS Class, Tuesday is a Library talk, and Wednesday is the CVGS meeting.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My genealogy weekend - 14 and 15 July 2012

This was a fairly full genealogy weekend, with some family history, and two Padres wins!!

1) Saturday, 14 July:

*  Read email and blogs in a hurry with the girls here - got the girls breakfast and was able to note that Surname Saturday - LA TOURETTE (France > New York) posted.

*  Packed up and left at 9 a.m. for the SDGS meeting and my two new presentations.  Ken had me ready to go by 9:45 a.m. and had a long extension cable so I could use the podium rather than sit by the projector.  The talks went well, and the ice cream at the break was my lunch.

*  Left SDGS at 12:45 p.m. and got to Bonita library by 1:15 p.m. for Shirley's CVGS workshop.  She had a short presentation on source citations, and discussion evolved to using software for citations.  Shirley showed how she uses Reunion, Gary had RootsMagic but had no sources.  

*  Home at 3 p.m. in time to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Own Newspaper Article posted and to talk to James a bit about jobs.  The girls got up, and Tami packed them up and they left at 4:30 p.m.  

*  On computer for awhile to read, then we had dinner, and I came back online and started doing some of the 1940 census comparisons.  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to find the Pads game in the 5th inning.  Pads won 7-6 with a steal of home and the winning run scoring on the overthrow in the 9th.  

*  Back online to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, but didn't journal.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 15 July:

*  Read email and blogs, got Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8-14 July 2012 ready to post at noon.  We went off to church at 9;30a.m.

*  Home by 11:30 a.m. to read and work on 1940 comparisons some more, then went in at 12:45 to eat lunch and watch the Padres game. Had a nap, read the paper,a typical Sunday summer day.  Pads won 7-2 (36-54,at .400!  That's progress).

*   Online at 4:30 p.m. to work on the 1940 comparisons, and write CVGS Newsletter for July is Published and CVGS Research Group Summary - 11 July 2012.

*  Had dinner, then mowed the front lawn and watered the front plants.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then write Chula Vista Genealogical Society Update and two posts for Monday. Did more work on 1940 comparisons.  Got OASIS talk reviewed/edited.  Answered some emails. Checked Facebook.  Started the next Best Of post.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, July 13, 2012

My genealogy day - 13 July 2012

It was an all genealogy day, but not the night since Tami and the grandgirls came in the afternoon.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Follow-Up Friday - Helpful and Interesting Comments on My Posts and then How Do I Make Money in Genealogy? and set it for late morning.

*  Checked Facebook, and we left at 12:30 for lunch at Lolita's with Tami and the girls.  Home by 1:45 p.m. and Audrey took a nap, while Lolo watched TV.  I wrote 1940 Census for California Infographic.  Wrote two posts for Saturday since i'm going to be busy most of the day.

*  Managed to edit the two presentations for Saturday, added some content, and copied them to the flash drive.  Need to remember to take the flash drive!

*  We left at 6:30 for El Pollo Loco and dinner with Tami and the girls.  Home by 8 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Pads lost 2-1 to Dodgers.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My genealogy day - 12 July 2012

This was my parents 70th wedding anniversary.  I can never remember if the date is the 12th or 14th.

Stayed home today to do genealogy work, and succeeded!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1910 U.S. Census Record for Fred W. Seaver Family and then researched and wrote Attaching Sources to Persons in FamilySearch Family Tree and set it for later.

*  Edited the Cloud presentation one more time, and practiced it again.  

*  Wrote TANSTAAFL - 2012 Update.  Added my entire White line to FS Family Tree using RootsMagic 5, but did not attach sources from FamilySearch.

*  Went in at 4:15 because I was dozing off...read the paper, watched TV, took a nap, we ate dinner, watered the front plants, got the new trash can out of the box.

*  Took Linda to the Avon lady...had to reload the Ancestry.com app on my iPhone for some reason.  

*  Back home at 7:30 p.m. to read, then work in the database for awhile.  AA.org lost some images...Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My genealogy day - 11 July 2012

Only three more days until I present two new talks...gotta get them wrapped up.  I did quite a bit today on them.

*  Read emails and blogs, and wrote (Not So) Worldess Wednesday - Post 213: Young Girl Geraldine Seaver and My So-Called "Career" in Genealogy - Genealogy Evangelist and set it for later in the morning.  Also wrote the SDGS post!

*  Gathered my stuff and went off to lunch at McDonalds at 11 a.m., then to the library for the Research Group meeting.  We had an active group of 14 with great questions and comments and experiences.  

*  Home by 2:45 p.m. to read, and note that SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 14 July Features ... Randy Seaver!! posted.

*  Checked Facebook, and added content and sources to the database for awhile.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, and put out the trash.  Swept up the dead wasps too.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then work on the two talks.  Practiced the Cloud talk, and added content and made edits to both talks.  Put them on Dropbox.  Fired up the laptop and got out the clicker and made that work (battery problem!).  Need to transfer files into the laptop and put them on the flash drive.  Will probably do another edit.

*  Created a GEDCOM file from RootsMagic 5 database, and imported it into FTM 2012, Legacy 7.5 and FTM 16.  Also put it on Google Drive.  

*  Worked more in the database with Find-a-Grave - finished through 800 of Seaver.

*  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My genealogy day - 10 July 2012

It was mostly a genealogy day, with real life in the middle of it.

*  Up early without much sleep since Linda had an allergic reaction last night - perhaps a wasp sting in bed.  She wanted me to go spray outside at 7 a.m. -- I did, but ran out of spray.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Website and Geneablogging for Fun, Research Success, and more, and set it for later in the morning.

*  Left at 10:40 a.m. for the hygienist, and then to Home Depot for wasp spray, and home by 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

*  Wrote my Graveyard Rabbit column and sent it off.  Worked on the Jane's Roots presentation - and practiced it once.  Added a bit, edited a bit, it's pretty good for a first presentation.  

*  Looked for Pennsylvania estate/will records for Feather and Spangler in Mercer County without success.  Found will of first PJKing in York County and saved it.  Looked for Ruth records there also.

*  Wrote What to make of this telephone call... and then went in to eat dinner, watch the All-Star game, water the back yard, water the front plants, and spray the wasp nests.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and add content and sources and  delete unconnected families in my database.  

*  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, July 9, 2012

My genealogy days - 7 to 9 July 2012

Three days of genealogy ...well, really only one!

1)  Saturday, 7 July 2012:

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Surname Saturday - LNU (Germany > New Jersey).  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What is Your d'Aboville Number? and set it for later.

*  Finished the CVGS Newsletter, printed off the master, and the labels. 

*  Worked for several hours on the Jane's Roots presentation.  

*  At 1:30 p.m., went down to the UPS Store to print my OASIS handouts and the CVGS Newsletter.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to watch TV, take a nap, and then back online to read and add to the Best Of post.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for the Padres game.  Pads lost 6-5 to the Reds.  Home by 11 p.m.  Read some but did not journal.

Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 8 July 2012:

*  Read emails and blogs, and got the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1 to 7 July 2012 post finished.

*  We went to church at 9:20 a.m. and were home by 11:45 a.m.  Read a bit, worked on the presentation some more, and went in at 1:30 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and take a nap.  Pads lost to Reds 4-02, to end the first half at 34-53.  

*  Back online at 4 p.m. to read, edit the OASIS presentation, put it on the flash drive and on Dropbox, and transfer it to the laptop.  

*  Friends from church came for dinner at 5 p.m.  Had a good discussion of estate sales and how to clean out a house - Tom's brother has that job and it's a big one.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, then write a post for Monday morning.  No journal again.  Sent CVGS Newsletter to membership list.

Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

3)  Monday, 9 July 2012:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - the Will of Alvina Seaver (1848-1923) posted.  Wrote Genealogy Database Statistics Update - July 2012 and set it for late morning.

*  Gathered the handouts, laptop, USB drive and off to teach my OASIS class at 10 a.m.  got there at 9:30 and met the new Director, and turned in my receipt for the handouts.  Had a full class of 10, with lots of good questions and commentary.  

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, read and write Customizing the RootsMagic 5 Toolbar.

*  Worked some more on the Jane's Roots presentation and got it pretty much finished.  I need to time it now...sometime!  

*  Went in at 5:30 to watch the Home Run Derby, eat dinner, read the paper.  Linda went and got wasp spray and I did that when she got home.  Little buggers...

*  Added content and sources to the database for several hours.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My genealogy day - 6 July 2012

Another mostly genealogy day, although no research performed.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Follow-Up Friday - Helpful Reader Comments.  Wrote Benchmark Numbers for July 2012 and set it for early afternoon.  Blogging done!

*  Gathered my papers, and headed to McDonald's for lunch, the bank for cash, and Gary's for the CVGS Board meeting.

*  We sat under the trees on a nice 75 F day...and worked almost 3 hours.  Gary had a lunch spread, and brought the horse out at the end,.  I fed him carrots.

*  Home by 3:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and work on the CVGS Newsletter. Got it about 85% done now.  Will finish it up on Saturday and publish it!

*  We had dinner at 5:45 p.m., and I came back to the computer to edit the OASIS Class 1 handout one more time.  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game and read my book, and printed off the four masters for the OASIS handouts after editing each one another time.

*  Padres lost to the Reds, 5-0, so back online at 9:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.

Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My genealogy day - 5 July 2012

Well I'm home from Brookdale and all grandfathered out!  I did manage to read every day, and had some time on Tuesday to write two blog posts.  I flew home on Wednesday, and we went to the church picnic and watched fireworks from the Country Club next door at 8:30.  It was over by 9, and I read but didn't write a post.

Today, however, was a significant genealogy day.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1920 U.S. Census Record for Frederick W. Seaver Family.  

*  Reviewed and edited my four OASIS class handouts, and will copy them on Saturday.  Answered some email (managed to get it down from 50 to 26 today).  

*  Researched and wrote Finding James Vaux Probate Records in Erie County, New York.

*  Worked on the Jane presentation, adding content and editing format.  Got about 50% of the England material added, so am about 75% complete now.  Will try to finish it up on Saturday and Sunday.

*  Wrote Live Blogging my Ancestry.com Survey on Hints and then went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m.  After dinner, put the trash out, fed the birds, and watered the front plants.

*  Started the CVGS Newsletter - got it started, but then went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read the book I started on the airplane home.  Padres won 2-1 on a walkoff hit in the 9th over the Reds - now 6 wins in a row (34-50), and not in last place!

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

The monthly stats summary for June (30 days):

* 1026 Feedburner for Genea-Musings (email) readers (+21)

* 1,380 Google Reader readers for Genea-Musings (+33)
*  Genea-Musings traffic rank:  worldwide: 235,981; US:  57,831 (Alexa)
* 49,271 page views (1642 per day, Blogger Stats)
* 22,827 web page visits (761 per day, Site-meter) (-2)
* 38,841 page views (1,295 per day, Site-meter) (+7)

End-of-May statistics for RootsMagic database:

* 41,312 persons (+6)
* 16,445 families (+14)
* 112,927 events (+479)
* 5,474 places (+93)
* 778 sources (+7)
* 28,857 citations (+237)

 I'm up to 25.55% (+0.05%) for citations/events and 69.8% (+0.5%) for citations/persons.