Friday, December 20, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 20 December 2013

It was not much of a genealogy day - only wrote, worked with my iPhone, and read.  No research.  More shopping and a little success.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Follow-Up Friday - Interesting and Helpful Reader Comments and then Fascinating Composite "Then and Now" 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Pictures and set it for later.

*  Wrote a post for next week, and then went off shopping at 12:30 p.m. Fashion Valley looking for nice clothes for Linda (not many I liked at Macys, Penneys, or Nordys) and jewelry (found a nice cubic zirconia emerald set at Macys, 60% off retail).  Home by 3 p.m.

*  Read email, and answered several emails.  

*  Worked on getting my music onto the iPhone.  Went through the music list and tried to edit the artists and titles to be consistent, and eliminate duplicates.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then imported the music to the iPhone using the USB connection.  Worked!   Added photos to the two grandkid collections, and imported them as well.  Used the Apple Help to figure this out, it wasn't simple.  

*  Researched and wrote two Surname Saturday posts, and read the 1884 issue of The R.I. H.S. periodical on Google Books.  Interesting!

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.  


Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 19 December 2013

It really wasn't much of a genealogy day due to other commitments and priorities.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 193: Death Certificate for Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver.  Watched Sheri's video and wrote Sheri Fenley's "Dancing Reindeer" Christmas Video With Her Friends.

*  Went off at 11 a.m. for the shopping center, walked by every store and got nothing.  Zip.  Frustrating.  Went to Costco for a Polish dog for lunch and bought nothing there also.  Home by 1 p.m.

*  Researched and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 12: Family Bow-Tie Chart.  Checked in on Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and updated apps and stuff on the iPhone.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner and read the paper.  We left at 6:15 p.m. for the play at the North Park Theater.  We saw "White Christmas" - it was a bit hokey but okay, good cast and production.  

*  Home by 10:45 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 18 December 2013

This was a pretty full genealogy day - got some things accomplished and added more stuff to the new iPhone.

*  Read email and blogs, and had my first FaceTime experience with Tami and the grandgirls.  Wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 287: Bjorg and Linda in the Rain at Gjelle Farm in Norway.  Researched and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 11: Migration Mapping Chart and set ir for later in the morning.

*  Left at 11:10 a.m. for the bank and the library, and sat in on John's research group.  Got another book to read over the holidays, stopped at McDonalds for lunch.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to read, check Facebook, check Ancestry and FamilySearch collections, and worked in WikiTree merging profiles and reading the George Allen research summary.  Answered some email, and wrote a book review for next week.  

*  Used the iPhone to test out Siri, and wrote Fun With my Christmas Present...an iPhone 5s.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, put out the trash and wash the dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to update apps on the new phone, look at some of them, write another book review for next week, and answer more email.

*  Worked in MyHeritage Record Matches on Find A Grave records.  Confirmed 31 more, down to 736 to confirm or reject.  Up to 48,125 sources.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Genealogy Tuesday - 17 December 2013

I actually went shopping today for Christmas, and really made out well.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tombstone Tuesday - James and Hannah (Rich) Richmond in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Conn. and then Adding Early Seaver Generations to the WikiTree Shared Tree.

*  Linda came home at 11:30 a.m. and we left for In 'n' Out for lunch, then to Verizon for my big Christmas present.  I got an iPhone 5s, and since Linda couldn't upgrade yet without a penalty, we moved her phone number to the iPhone 4.  I had signed up for iCloud earlier, so all of my iPhone 4 apps and data were transferred to the 5s.  We shopped at Wal-mart and got Linda some new clothes for Christmas.  

*  Home by 3:45 p.m., I wrote Dear Randy: "What Is Your Naming Convention for Downloaded Documents?"

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, we ate dinner, and I deleted some of the apps on the iPhone 4, signed Linda into Facebook, Gmail and several other sites on the iPhone 4, and taught her how to use the phone.  Added her contacts manually since they couldn't be transferred from her old phone.  She seems happy.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and work in the database adding content and source from Find A Grave using MyHeritage record matches.  Confirmed 23 more, 764 left to do.  Sources at 48,054.

 *  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Monday, December 16, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 16 December 2013

This was pretty much an all genealogy day - didn't go shopping again!  Maybe tomorrow!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 199: Will of Mary Magdalena Spangler (1706-1784) of York, Pennsylvania posted, and then tuned in to the pre-show for Mondays With Myrt at 8:45 a.m.  Show started at 9 a.m., and we went until 10:40 a.m.  I talked a bit about my Norwegian research, the research wiki, saving Ancestry digital images, etc.

*  Looked for and found the Voss bygdeboker online, and wrote about it in I Found the Voss (Norway) Bygdeb√łker (Farm Book) Online!

*  Went to 23andMe to see if my autosomal DNA estimate had changed.  It had, but not much - see 23andMe Autosomal DNA Estimate Has Changed A BIt.  

*  Worked in the database for awhile, added all of the Voss parish records sources and images found to date to the database.  Need to add the recent PA wills too.  Fixed the sprinkler system, I hope.

*  Wrote "What good is it to access a newspaper image on Ancestry.com, and not be able to see it after my subscription runs out?"

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, then watch football, and we ate dinner.  Washed the dishes afterwards.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and then worked in the database.  Got the last 16 Elizabeths done.  Whew!

*  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

My Genealogy Sunday - 15 December 2013

We still haven't finalized our travel plans for the holiday...but we're working on it.

*  Read email and blogs and finished off the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 December 2013 post.

*  Printed off my committee stuff and off to church at 9:15 a.m. for the 9:30 meeting.  Done, then the church service.  

*  Home by 11:45 a.m. to read email, then watched football, ate lunch, and watched more football.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to start on holiday week posts, got 8 done this afternoon.  Went in about 2:30 p.m. to watch football, read the paper, and take a nap.  We had dinner at 5 p.m. and watched more football.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to transcribe a will, write the Amanuensis Monday post, then worked in the database a bit adding content and sources.  Up to 47,980 sources.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

My Genealogy Saturday - 14 December 2013

I didn't go shopping again.  I really should...actually, I did some shopping online.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Surname Saturday - CARR (England to Rhode Island) posted.  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Pauleen's Christmas Meme and set it for later.

*  Lots of trouble with the computer today - slow, email sluggish, web sluggish.  Rebooted this morning, then after noon, by the time I get to evening and do research it works fine.  Strange.

*  WikiTree upload worked, so went and checked it out.  I still need to link Shubael's children to him and Hannah Wilson, but other than that it looks pretty good.  

*  Worked in the FamilySearch Family Tree using RootsMagic - added only 3 families and it still took about 3 hours.  Have the Seaver line almost fixed now.  I hope.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner and wash the dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote two blog posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog. 

*  Copied Ancestor Files to Copy cloud, and other things to Google Drive.  Worked most of the evening off and on adding my old photos to flicker account.

*  Worked in the database adding the rest of the Robert Sever/Lydia Meade family memorials from Find A Grave.  Added 144 sources today, most of them from FAG.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 13 December 2013

Another Friday the 13th - I don't have triskedekaphobia, but I stayed home all day and had genealogy fun.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote A Source Citation for Anna's Death Record in Voss, Norway, and then Enter a Genealogists.com Slogan Contest and Win $200 and set it for later.

*  Searched for Auble data in Chicago and then on GenealogyBank - didn't find what I hoped to find.  Did get Georgia's obituary.

*  Researched and wrote RootsTech 2014 Schedule is Available - 238 Sessions.  Worked in the RootsTech app a bit.

*  Went into the Norway DigitalArkivet again and found 5 more BMD records, couldn't find 3.  Got image and PDF files for all 11 to date, and renamed them.  Need to make citations for all of them now.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, and wash the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, wrote the Surname Saturday post, downloaded some Great Migration sketches, and worked in MyHeritage Record Matches.  Got tied up in Find A Grave matches for Seaver folks in Williamstown VT - added about 150 sources tonight - and never got back to record matches.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 December 2013

Some blogging, a little genealogy, a little shopping, and the Chargers beat the Broncos tonight.  Will Ceasars never wonder?

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 192: Julia (White) Richmond's 1913 Death Certificate and then researched and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 10: Left-to-Right Descendants Chart.

*  Ate lunch, added to the Best Of post, and at 1 p.m. we went off shopping.  Bought me a light but warm faux leather coat for Christmas, and a top for Linda.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then wrote Finding Norwegian Church Parish Records in DigitalArkivet Website.  That was fun - I learned how to get the image file.  Checked Facebook and Google+.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the pre-game, we ate dinner, and watched my Chargers beat the Broncos 27-20.  We're now 7-7, with a slight playoff chance.  

*  Game over by 9 p.m., came in to read, check Ancestry and FamilySearch, download the new CVGS photos from Dropbox, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 11 December 2013

13 more shopping days until Christmas.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 286: The Voss, Norway Parish Church and then First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 9: Gathering Media Files and set it for later in the morning.

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Holiday Luncheon.  Won a table decoration and received a crappy gift (decorated stocking with body lotions...and a few candies).  Oh well, I gave away a jar of M&Ms - first one picked!   Good food, good company, funny presentation by Gary.

*  Stopped by the post office to mail the 90 Christmas cards, then home by 2:45 p.m. to read, check out the MyHeritage Scandinavian records, and write First Look at MyHeritage Scandinavian Matches.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV news, and eat dinner.  We took Nellie a casserole, and home by 7 p.m.

*  Looked for some of the Voss, Norway events in the DigitalArkivet and succeeded - using the dates and farm names, was able to find the birth, death and marriage records for several persons.  Saved them as a PDF, named them, and need to make images of them, then attach them and source them.  That was a challenge, and fun!

*  Worked in the database on Elizabeths with no birth date and no surname (had like 24 on the list), found some of them, and solved several maiden name problems - added content and sources when possible.  

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Genealogy Tuesday - 10 December 2013

Only 3 more weeks left in 2013.  Wow.  Where has the time gone?  The days just fly by and I try to avoid going shopping.  Soon, I fear!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Tuesday's Tip: Check Out the University of Idaho's Repositories of Primary Sources.

*  Exported a new GEDCOM into Legacy and then wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 8: Relinking Media Items.

*  Had lunch and left at 12:30 p.m. for the dentist office for routine cleaning.  Found a pitted old filling, so need to have that replaced in tooth #12.  Drat.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to face no electricity - a power outage in most of south Chula Vista.  Fed the bird feeder, and read email and blogs on the iPhone then read Facebook on the tablet.  Power back on at 3:30 p.m.  

*  Online to read, then wrote Dear Randy - How Can I Get Ancestry.com Data Into a Genealogy Program?  Very carefully!  Printed off the second page of the Christmas letter.  All set now to fold,  stuff, and seal.  soft

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, and eat dinner, then we worked on the Christmas cards.  I folded the letter and sealed the envelopes, Linda stuffed the envelopes and labeled them.  We finished simultaneously!  Teamwork.

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, then worked in the database trying to find approximate birth dates and maiden names for all of the Elizabeth LNU in the database.  Found some names, found more approximate dates, added content and some sources.  Didn't finish the Elizabeth LNUs though, but made a dent in them.   

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Monday, December 9, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 9 December 2013

Less than 12 days for me to shop for Christmas - the pressure builds!  What will Angel Linda get for Christmas?

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 198: Will of Rudolf Spangler (1738-1811) posted.  

*  Ready for Mondays With Myrt at 8:30, but we didn't get on video until about 8:50 a.m.  Had a full show, wearing my Genea-Santa hat, and talked about probate records quite a bit.  

*  Spent some time adding posts to the Amanuensis Monday Posts page.  

*  Researched and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 7: Source Quality Measures are a New Feature.

*  Had lunch, checked Facebook, back online to work on AmericanAncestors Essex probate records - downloaded John Norman and Richard Norman records.  Wrote Essex County, Massachusetts Probate Packet Files Now on AmericanAncestors.org.

*  Worked on the Christmas card mail list and updated the letter.  Got about 100 copies of page 1 printed off.  Page 2 on Tuesday (gotta let the ink dry!).

*  Answered Andrea's email, made a report and sent it to her.  

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to watch TV and read the paper, we ate dinner, and I did the dishes. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked on the California Marriages, 1949-1959 on Ancestry for Seaver persons.  Found maybe half of the 36 entries in my database, or added them to my database by searching for parents already in the database.  Added content and sources.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Genealogy Sunday - 8 December 2013

A really slow genealogy day for me - and an easy Chargers win!

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1-7 December 2013 post.

*  Off to church at 9:30 a.m., home by 11:30 a.m., gave Jay his ancestry report from 2008 again.  

*  Read email and blogs, but watched football (two snow games...) then the Chargers game.  Beat Giants 37-14 and it wasn't that close.  Next up is Broncos on Thursday (guess I won't do much research on Thursday!).  We started the Christmas card shuffle - she corrected the mailing list and  wrote cards, and I stamped and labelled.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to check email and blogs, then updated the mailing list and made labels.  Went in for dinner and TV news.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Worked in the database for awhile adding content and sources.  Updated the Best Of post also, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

My Genealogy Saturday - 7 December 2013

I guess a 72nd anniversary only counts for US census records...

*  Started to read blogs, but left at 7:50 a.m. for the Men's Bible study breakfast at Marie C's.  Had a group of 6.

*  Left at 9:45 a.m. to go to Bonita library for the CVGS Computer workshop with my laptop.  Read email there, noted that Surname Saturday -- HELME (England > Colonial New England) posted, and worked with Sam on FTM 2014 exploring how to do web clipping, capture media, etc.  Had cookies for lunch, and some of Sam's chips.

*  Home by 1:45 p.m. to read, note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Dear Genea-Santa Letter posted, and read the rest of the blogs.  

*  Went in at 2:15 p.m. to watch football and read the paper, dozed off several times...felt good.  Watched games through dinner time.  

*  Online again at 6:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and then work in the database adding content and sources.  Got through the Ek names.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Friday, December 6, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 6 December 2013

Well, that Christmas gift for Linda won't be!  I can't upgrade her phone until February 28th.  Drat.  What else can I get for the woman who has everything?

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 6: The Migration Report.  

*  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and printed it off to copy later.

*  Wrote List of United States Records on FindMyPast.com and set it for later.

*  Left at 1 p.m. for the UPS Store to publish the CVGS Newsletter.  Got it done and mailed.  Then to Wal-mart to look at phones, and then Verizon, where the guy told me I needed to wait or pay a big penalty.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, fight the computer, and then wrote Michael Hait Publishes Version 3.0 of His eBook, Online State Resources for Genealogy.

*  Checked Facebook, tried to answer email, and went in at 5 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV and eat dinner.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, do the two Saturday posts, fight the email program again, and settled in to do online research.  Got an email on MyHeritage about a problem, so researched that for awhile.  Added some sources and content to the database but not many.

*  Wrote this post, and i'm done.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.



Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 5 December 2013

20 days until Christmas now, and less than that for shopping.  Woke up to rain again, and cold.  I've been cold all day - the house thermostat is at 72F but it feels 65 all the time.  Wore my jacket part of the day.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 191: 1852 Marriage Certificate for Edward Hildreth and Sophia Newton in Northborough, Mass. and then worked in RootsMagic a bit and wrote RootsMagic 6 Update - Adds Source Citations to Pedigree Charts.

*  The plumber came and replaced the faucet in front of the house.  Easy job, $75.  Wasn't even raining.  

*  Answered some email, then wrote SDGS Seminar on Saturday, 11 January Features Lisa Louise Cooke!  Sent the reports to John also.  Printed off Jay's genealogy from 2008 - he lost his copy.  Wrote RootsTech 2014 Keynote Speakers Announced.

*  Checked in on Google+ and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post and moved Sent Mail files to Thunderbird folders.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV news, and eat dinner.  Washed the dishes too.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then got the CVGS Newsletter 95% done...wonder what I forgot to add?

*  Worked in the MyHeritage Record Matches for Find A Grave - got 30 more confirmed, only 797 left!  Have 47538 sources now.  Added about 85 today. Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 4 December 2013

This was a pretty full genealogy day - a little bit of everything!

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 285: Moms and Babies in 1944 and First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 5: Census List.

*  Left at 10:30 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and to the library by 11 for the CVGS Board meeting.  That lasted until 1 p.m.

*  To the bank and gas pump, home by 1:30 p.m. to read, checked Ancestry and FamilySearch, and then researched and wrote Using RootsMapper and FamilySearch Family Tree to See Ancestral Migration Paths.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper, put out the trash and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and started work on the CVGS Newsletter.  Got it about 35% done.  Waiting on Board members...

*  Finally remembered to reserve room for RootsTech at the Hilton in SLC - it has an indoor pool and hot tub for Linda - nothing else really matters!  Also got airline reservations - was able to use the funds we saved on the Florida flight home in October.  We go to SLC on 4 February, and home on 9 February.

*  Worked in the database adding content and sources from Ancestry and Find A Grave.  Solved several previous mysteries too!

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Genealogy Tuesday - 3 December 2013

I shopped but didn't drop...didn't find anything either, although I tried!

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tombstone Tuesday - GEDDES in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego and First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 4: Origins Report.

*  Went off at 10 a.m. to Plaza Bonita to shop for a birthday gift for Linda.  Looked at Macy's and Penneys for blouses and jewelry, but saw nothing I'd want to get.  Stopped at Catherine's and had no luck there also.  On to Costco where I had lunch and bought roses, and then to Rite-Aid for a card, and home by 12 noon.

*  Read, answered email, then wrote A Dill Cousin Connection, and More.

*  Worked in the computer files and database, trying to add previously collected images to persons in the database, along with sources.  Realized I needed more, so went to American Ancestors and found pages for my Medfield and Walpole families.  Started trying to put them into the right surname file folders but didn't get too far.

*  We left for dinner at Black Angus in the rain, had an OK dinner, brought some home.  She had a reaction to her steak. She made me eat her free dessert because it had soy in the ice cream.  

*  Home by 7 p.m. to read, then found Jay's reports, and made some reports for John for Christmas.  Worked in MyHeritage record matches for Find A Grave - did 18 confirmations and added some content and sources to the database.  825 FAG memorials to go!

*  Checked Facebook (it works now!), added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was  9.0 hours.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 2 December 2013

One of Linda's birthday presents came in the mail, thank goodness!  I'm still going shopping on Tuesday!  Need flowers and a card also.

*  Read email and blogs, and joined the Mondays With Myrt HOA for the first 30 minutes.

*  We left at 9:45 a.m. for church for the Ace Wischstaft memorial service.  Very well done with a military salute, the flag ceremony, and a reception.  Ate lunch (cookies and munchies) there.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday - Post 197: Will of Baltzer Spangler (1706-1770) of York, Pennsylvania and First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 3: Family File Statistics posted.

*  Got phone call from Marnie and arranged to meet her and her mother in La Jolla at 5 p.m.  Wrote The Interactive Racial Dot Map of the United States.

*  We left at 4:15 p.m. for La Jolla, got there early, and had a delightful 2 hours with Marnie and Gay.  Marnie is my 6th cousin in a Dill line, and grew up within one mile of me in San Diego.  We left at 7, stopped at In 'n' Out for dinner, and home by 8 p.m.

*  Read, checked Facebook, then worked in the database adding sources and content.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.   Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Non-Genealogy Sunday - 1 December 2013

It was not much of a genealogy Sunday...but it's football season.

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 November 2013 post.

*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m. and were home by 11:30.  I watched football, ate lunch, read the paper, and had some time on the computer to read but didn't do anything useful.

*  Watched the Broncos-Chiefs game, listened to the Chargers-Bengals game.  Bolts lost 17-10, not a good game.  Now 5-7 and almost done for the season.  We had dinner watching the lowlights.

*  Online at 5:30 p.m. to transcribe a long will, then wrote the Amanuensis post and another for Monday morning.  We have a funeral to go to.

*  Did about 30 minutes of searching to add data to the database, didn't get much done.  Maybe tomorrow?

*  Tried to check Facebook but not responsive, so added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 5.5 hours.



Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Genealogy Saturday - 30 November 2013

The end of November - now I need to get serious about Linda's birthday, Christmas and Christmas cards.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Surname Saturday - CHURCH (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Do Some Semi-Random Research.

*  Edited the William Widley post, and checked what readers found, and they were right.  Shoulda been Wildey - never thought of it!

*  Worjked in the database off and on, and watched football too.  We left at 4 p.m. to take the guinea piggies back to Tami and the girls.  Met for dinner at Miguel's in Carlsbad, ate, transferred the piggies, and were home after 7:30 p.m.

*  Watched the first half of SDSU-UNLV game, down 24-7 at the half.  Decided to work in the database rather than watch it to the end.  Aztecs lost 45-19, to finish 7-5.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 30 November (with increases in the numbers from 31 October 2013 in parentheses):

* 42,466 persons (+ 277)
* 16,968 families  (+ 104)
* 126,533 events  (+ 1238)
* 6,816 places  (+ 104)
* 979 sources (+ 12)
* 47,312 citations (+ 1416)

*  595 Multi-media Items (+ 110)

*  1,777 Multimedia links (+ 295)

 I'm up to 37.39% (+0.76%) for citations/events and 111.41% (+2.63%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for 30 November  (compared to stats as of 31 October 2013):


*  Genea-Musings traffic rank:  Worldwide: 254,015; US: 104,287 (Alexa)

* 119,896 page views (3,997 per day, Blogger Stats, +811)
* 27,861 web page visits (929 per day, Site-meter) (+177)
* 42,907 page views (1,430  per day, Site-meter) (+317)
*  941 readers on Feedly

Friday, November 29, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 29 November 2013

It was Black Friday - a big shopping day.  I stayed home and added lots of content to my database.  Did a bit of blogging too.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Reader Comments About Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 Posts.  Explored Legacy Family Tree V8 a bit more.  

*  Worked in the three DNA sites on matches for awhile, more are added occasionally.  Searched by surname this time - precious few Seaver folks have tested autosomal DNA.

*  Wrote five blogp osts for the CV Genealogy Cafe, and November 27th Program Summary - "Heirloom Discovery Day" with Georgie Stillman and CVGS Holiday Luncheon is Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at Chula Vista South Branch Library posted.  The others will go up in the next week.

*  Decided to write about the William Widdle search, so wrote Who is William Widdle?  I have no clue, and no evidence that he ever existed.

*  Captured some Find A Grave photos of my ancestors and added them to the database.  Got through most of the Carringer folks, still have Seaver folks to go.  And Leland folks too.

*  Went in for piggy feeding at 4:30 p.m., and then we ate dinner, watched TV and read the paper. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then worked on the database adding census summaries to Facts, transcriptions from Treasure Chest Thursday posts to Facts, and some obituaries also.   Sources are at 47,276 and media items at 595.

*  Checked Facebook, read email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Thanksgiving Day - 28 November 2013

It was a very quiet Thanksgiving - I only watched about 30 minutes of football, and was on the computer all day except for when we went out for dinner.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that I Am So Thankful ... posted.  Worked in Legacy V8 for awhile, then posted My Mayflower Connections - Soule, White, Warren, Cooke, Brewster, Hopkins and Fuller.

*  Worked some more in Legacy 8, started a list of problem areas, and eventually posted First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 2: Pedigree Charts.  Added the 4-color scheme to the database, and the Pedigree chart showed colors for me, my parents and grandparents, but nobody else.  

*  Used problem messages in both LFT8 and RM6 to correct major problems in the database - mainly dates the wrong century.  Got the piggies cage cleaned and new litter down while Linda fed them carrots.

*  We left at 4:40 p.m. for the Black Angus for Thanksgiving dinner.  Had a 5 p.m. reservation and we got right to a table, but it was really packed.  Decent dinner, not like Linda used to make, but she didn't have to cook for the two of us.  And there was no frozen turkey to drop on her toe this year.  

*  Home by 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work in the database adding content and sources.  Several difficult problems that I can't figure out.  Got a spouse's name somewhere, but have no clue where!

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 27 November 2013

This was the CVGS Program day, so my at-home work was disrupted a bit.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 284: Molster Farm (above Voss, Norway) Visit in 1999.

*  Received my Legacy Family Tree customer ID number, so managed to easily upgrade my Version 8 to the Deluxe edition.  Then made some screen shots and wrote First Look at Legacy Family Tree Version 8.0 - Post 1: A Walk Around the Menus, Buttons and Tabs.

*  Packed up and went to McDonalds for lunch, got to the library at 11:30 and sat in on John's group for awhile, then to the auditorium to have snacks and enjoy the CVGS program.

*  Got a book, stopped at the bank, and was home by 3 p.m.  Read, answered some email, and then wrote Dear Randy - How Do You Do Your Record Transcriptions?  Had a San Diego cousin contact me about family photos.  Cool.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper and wash the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to look through the recent ancestors, add some alternate names, attach sources to them, add fact notes for vital and census facts, and add some family photos to several persons.  Need to do more of that.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered more email, wrote two posts for Thursday, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Genealogy Tuesday - 26 November 2013

Two more days until Thanksgiving, 7 more days until Linda's birthday, and 29 days until Christmas.  Wonder what she wants?

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Legacy Family Tree 8.0 Genealogy Software Released Today posted early this morning.  Wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux (1815-1883).

*  Downloaded material from 23andMe just in case they fold.  Got the raw data, my matches, health stuff, etc.  Not sure I have everything.  Spent some time checking out the matches - vfery few have trees past 2-3 generations.  That's frustrating.

*  Researched and wrote Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 6: Family Tree Maker GEDCOM Imported Into RootsMagic 6.

*  Washed the furnace filter - had a hard time getting the panel off, then had a harder time putting the filter back in.  It's not flexible!  Watered the front plants too.  Linda fed the piggies carrots and they pooped some more on the towel.  

*  Worked in John's tree for awhile, finding Find A Grave images and source citations, and adding images from FamilySearch.  Didn't add too many - slow going.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper and ate dinner.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and tried to download the new Legacy Family Tree version 8.  It hung up about half way through.  Checked Facebook too.  Posted Help Launch a New Genealogy Fiction Series.

*  Worked in the database on some of James' ancestral families - added quite a few persons with content and sources.  Then started in on the Ed persons in the database and got quite a few updated with content and sources.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Monday, November 25, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 25 November 2013

It was pretty much a full genealogy day - even found some goodies on FamilySearch!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 196 - Will of Philip Jacob King (1738-1792) of York County, Pennsylvania posted.

*  Packed up and left at 9:10 a.m. for Mission Valley to teach my OASIS class.  Had only 7 today for the last class.  Got paid...was home by 1 p.m.

*  Ate lunch, noted that Dear Randy: How Do You Get Screen Images Into Your Blog Posts? posted.

*  Answered email, made a GEDCOM file in FTM 2014, and wrote Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 5: Family Tree Maker 2014 GEDCOM Created.

*  Answered more email, and found some sources in England for my Vaux family.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to read the paper, eat dinner, and watch TV.  Watched some of the 49ers-Skins game.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then listened to Mondays With Myrt and searched the Pennsylvania Probate Records for Rudolf Spangler, Baltzer Spangler, Mary Spangler and Daniel Dinkel in York County, and for Jacob Wilhelm in Lancaster County.  The latter supports the parentage of Maria Barbara Wilhelm.  Cool!  Saved the pages, renamed and put them in surname folders for transcription.

*  Wrote a blog post for Tuesday morning, Checked Facebook, then did 17 Find A Grave matches using MyHeritage record matches.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Sunday, November 24, 2013

My Genealogy Sunday - 24 November 2013

Will wonders never cease - the Chargers beat the Chiefs today.

*  Read email and blogs, then finished off the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 to 23 November 2013 post.

*  Left for church at 9:30 a.m., greeted at the door and headed home at 10 a.m. to watch the Chargers game.  Read the paper, rooted hard, and the Bolts beat the Chiefs 41-38 with 8 lead changes.  Great game for fans, at least Charger fans!

*  Online for awhile to transcribe a will in Pennsylvania probates, but got sleepy so went in and had a nap watching the Cowboys-Giants game.  We ate dinner, I finished the paper and read my book a bit, and watched the first quarter of the Broncos-Patriots game.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write two blog posts for Monday, put my handouts together for the OASIS class, and added info to the database for the Philip Jacob King will.  Wrote some emails too.

*  Got into MyHeritage record matches with Find A Grave matches, and confirmed 40 more.  Down to 860 to go.  Added content and sources to the database, up to 46,903 source citations.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Genealogy Saturday - 23 November 2013

I panicked early this afternoon when my Google Calendar alarm went off and said I was supposed to be at the library for a presentation.  Whew!  It's in two months - rescheduled!

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Surname Saturday - TOMPKINS (England to colonial Rhode Island) posted.

*  Researched and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Show Us Your Ancestry.com Surname Distribution Maps.

*  Decided to add some Life Sketches to the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Did at least 12 of them, copying text, pasting it in, and editing to eliminate source citations and extraneous material.   Then decided to hunt for descendants of some of the Richmond siblings (because they are cousins of mine) in the FSFT.  Added some dates and places to many profiles, and gleaned some descendants too.  Found several maiden names, and sorted out several mysteries that I didn't know I had.  Got into the Buck data too, and found more descendants there too.  The biggest problem is cleaning up the place names that accumulate when you take data from the FSFT.  

*  Before I knew it, it was 5 p.m.  spent at least 6 hours doing this.  Went in to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Watched The Chase again, and then washed dishes.

*  Online for awhile, and got about half of the place names reviewed, some merged, some deleted, some geocoded, some corrected.  A big job.  Probably looked at 3,000 or more, and worked on several hundred.  

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the SDSU Aztecs game with Boise State.  Another overtime game - Aztecs won 34-31 to go 7-4 on the season, with one game and a blow game remaining.  

*  Checked email and blogs while watching, and then online at 11 p.m. to read and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Friday, November 22, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 22 November 2013

50 Years Ago was a pretty bad day for me and my father and most everybody else...

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Where Was I 50 Years Ago Today at 11 a.m. PST?

*  Started to work on the library presentation for Saturday, checked my email and finally figured out that it was postponed two months.  Okay, next task!

*  Researched and wrote Genealogist Beware: DeathRecords.org is a Commercial Site.  Got some comments...

*  Worked on answering email, got sidetracked with links to the new local historical society.  Read and saved some nifty maps from the 1890 time and some SD Journal of History issues.

*  Researched and wrote DearMYRTLE's Google+ Hangouts on Air - Mondays With Myrt, and More! and Challenges of a Shared Ancestry Member Tree but forgot to publish it and did it two hours later.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Washed dishes too, and fed the piggies.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Surname Saturday post, hen worked in friend John's tree for too long.  Had trouble getting FTM to open, it finally did, so compacted the file and it worked faster and better.  Added several more families, some sources and cleaned up the place names and looked into source cleanup.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 21 November 2013

The days just march by, don't they?  This was day 325 in 2013, only 40 more to go!

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 190: 1874 Marriage Certificate of Frank Seaver and Hattie Hildreth.

*  Worked on Puzzilla.org, and wrote Checking Out Puzzilla - a Descendant Viewer Using FamilySearch Family Tree.  Set it for later in the morning.  I like it!

*  Left at 10:40 a.m. for the Rohr Engineers lunch at Sunset at the Park, only about 12 this time.  Good to see folks, and my friend John wants to work on his genealogy!  Had a Cobb salad.

*  Home at 12:50 p.m. for the 1 p.m. HOA with Pat and Russ about collaboration in Ancestry Member Trees. It's on YouTube!

*  Answered some email, then researched and wrote Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 4: RootsMagic GEDCOM Imported to an Ancestry Member Tree.  No surprise there, but I'd forgotten that GEDCOM files don't put media in an AMT.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV news and eat dinner.  We took a meal to Nellie and went to Coldstone for ice cream.  Blew my diet big today!

*  Home by 6:20 p.m., watched TV news, and online at 7 p.m.  Answered email, then watched Pat and Russ's HOA on how to share an AMT.  Checked Facebook and Google+.

*  Started in on MyHeritage Find A Grave record matches at 8:30 p.m., and confirmed about 20 of them, adding content and sources.  Over 46,815 sources now.

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 20 November 2013

I stayed home today again and worked on blogging, watched a webinar, and worked on my database a bit.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 283: Visiting the Liland Farm in Voss, Norway and Mocavo Has Been Working on Handwriting Text Recognition.

*  Tuned in at 10:50 a.m. to the Thomas MacEntee webinar on Mind Mapping.  That looks interesting.  

*  Ate lunch, then wrote the SDGS program review and sent it to Diane.

*  Had a Hangout with Pat and Russ on collaboration on AMTs, another one tomorrow.

*  Researched and wrote Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 3: RootsMagic GEDCOM Imported to Legacy Family Tree 7.5.  Uploaded the GEDCOM to a new Ancestry Member Tree.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to empty and replace the piggies litter, fed them, and watched TV, read the paper and we had dinner.  Got the trash put out.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, answer email, and then worked in FTM for awhile, adding more info to John's tree, added another set of families.  Made a pedigree chart and ancestor report.

*  Worked in the database, adding content and sources for the Ea to Ec surnames.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Genealogy Tuesday - 19 November 2013

This was an all genealogy day, almost all day, 14 hours straight, including 9 blog posts..

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Samuel Whitney (1746-1812) in Westminster, Massachusetts and then Ancestry.com Adds The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633 and Great Migration, 1634-1635 Books and set it for later.

*  Wrote CVGS Newsletter for November 2013 is AvailableCVGS Research Group Meeting Summary - 13 November 2013 and Computer Group Meeting is Wednesday, 20 November, plus two more future posts on the CVGS blog.

*  Fed the piggies, watered the front plants, had lunch and back online to work on the Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 2: RootsMagic GEDCOM Imported to Family Tree Maker 2014 post.

*  Worked for several hours adding sources and media to the database using the Massachusetts Town Records I've downloaded recently.  Got the recently found ones added.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV and eat dinner then online at 7 p.m. to read, and work more on the Mass Town records I downloaded several months ago.  Got about half of them into the surname file folders and sourced and media attached.  

*  Confirmed 22 more Find A Grave record matches on MyHeritage, adding sources and content to the database.  Down to 921 FAG record matches to go, and now have 46,655 sources.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 18 November 2013

Only five more weeks until Christmas!  Yikes!  Only two more weeks until Linda's birthday.  double yikes!  Christmas letter and cards too - the season gets busy.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 195: Deed by John Phillips to Daniel Bixby in 1758 for Land in Shrewsbury, Mass. posted.  Checked in on the Mondays With Myrt HOA.

*  Left at 9:15 a.m. for my OASIS class, got there by 9:40 and was ready to go at 10.  Only 8 of the original 14 attended, so it was pretty easy going.  Left at 12:30 for home and was home by 1:05 and ate lunch.

*  Online at 1:20 p.m. to note that I Had Genealogy Fun at the WAGS Meeting on Saturday, 16 November 2013 posted, and wrote "Kicking Up the Past" Kickstarter Project - Deadline is 24 November.  Researched and wrote Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 1: Project Defined and RootsMagic GEDCOM Created.

*  Answered some email, then searched a bit on Ancestry.com and AmericanAncestors.org for BMD records for my ancestors in vital record books or the town books.  Found a bunch, saved them, renamed them.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, watch football and wash the dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, found more BMD data for ancestors, saved them, renamed them, and put them in the surname folders in Ancestor Files file folder.  Now I need to add them to the database.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit in Ancestry and Find A Grave finding content for several families.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.





Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Genealogy Weekend - 16 and 17 November 2013

Well, this was a fun weekend but not a big genealogy weekend for me.

1)  Saturday, 16 November 2013:

*  Read email but not blogs, and went off at 7:45 a.m. for the Men's Bible Study breakfast at Marie Callenders.  I left early at 9 a.m. so we could get on the road.

*  We left at 9:20 a.m., I dropped Linda in Huntington Beach at 11:15 and made it to Whittier by 11:55.  Gave my talk there and got back to HB at 3:50 p.m.  Had fun with the grandgirls, we had dinner at the pier in HB and we were home by 9:25 p.m.  I watched the second half of the Aztecs-Rainbow Warriors game, we won 28-21 in overtime.  Read email and blogs while at my daughters and at the restaurant.  We brought the two guinea pigs home with us for a vacation.

*  Checked Facebook, noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (England?) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Show Us Your Visited States and Provinces Map posted.  Went to bed!

Genealogy this day was about 3 hours.

2)  Sunday, 17 November 2013:

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 November 2013 post.  We went off to church at 9:40 a.m. and were home by 11:40 a.m.  I was tired and sleepy, ate lunch and fed the piggies, and watched football.  

*  Woke up from my short nap and watched the Chargers game against Miami.  We lost 20-16.  Drat, now 4-6 and playoff hope is lost.

*  Was online at 4:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and answer email.  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m. to watch football, and eat dinner.  We took food to a friend at 6, stopped at the ice cream store and were home by 6:30 p.m.

*  Online again to read, then wrote two posts for Monday morning while i'm at OASIS.  Answered more email and worked in RootsMagic and FTM 2014 looking at media.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was about 5.0 hours.




Friday, November 15, 2013

My Genealogy Friday - 15 November 2013

My genealogy day was interrupted by two tasks, but not for long.  Except for the eye dilation part!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Randy's Saturday Roadtrip - Whittier Area Genealogical Society posted, and wrote Follow-Up Friday - Helpful and Interesting Reader Comments From the Past Week.

*  Left at 9:45 a.m. for my eye doctor appointment.  Got vision tested, dilated, glaucoma tested, and bright light tested, got the same glasses prescription as last year, and a dark inlay to shield my eyes from bright lights.  Stopped at the pharmacy and bank, and home at 11 a.m.  Ate lunch.

*  Back online at 11:30 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked on the George Allen problem some more.  Checked WeRelate and the Great Migration books, and added info to the WikiTree profile.  Got interested in royals on Geni and found several lines relating me to royalty.  Saved them - future posts?  Took the hat that Lucas left here to the post office.

*  Researched and wrote NEHGS (AmericanAncestors.org) Has the Great Migration Project Sketches Online.  Answered some email.  Got my updated presentation material on the flash drive and laptop.  Talked to Greta at WAGS twice.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote two posts for Saturday; did some research on FamilySearch for the Surname Saturday post.  Checked in on Facebook.

*  Reviewed and practiced the presentation for Saturday.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Drat, forgot to write up the meeting notes...

I'll be away most of the day tomorrow at Whittier and then my daughters in Huntington Beach, and we'll be home late, so I'll report on that on Sunday.  Look for the SNGF post at 12:15 p.m. PST on Saturday.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Genealogy Thursday - 14 November 2013

Well, we had some car trouble today.  Hadn't happened for two years or more.  Shop couldn't fix it - it went away.  That's the worst kind of car trouble!  Disrupted my genealogy work a bit!

* Read email and blogs, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 189: Obituary for Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962)

*  Linda came home and said the car was jerking, so I took it down to Don's, told them the history, and got a ride home.

*  Back to work - wrote Finding John's Other Grandmother, R.A. (--?--) Collins in Online Resources.

*  Modified the OASIS presentations and handouts, and saved them to Dropbox and the flash drive.

*  Worked a bit on the George Allen of Sandwich problem in WikiTree, then found the Sandwich VR book on AmericanAncestors and went thorugh it for Allens and several other families and added page citations to events.

*  The car shop called, and Linda took me down to Dons and I picked up the car.  The jerkiness didn't occur while they had it.  Transmission or throttle control or something else.  Need the dealer to figure it out.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then added some sources to several Seaver families from census records.  Researched and wrote Dear TGF: How Should Our Library Digitize and Organize Collected Family Records?

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, read the paper and watched TV news.

*  Online at 6 p.m. for the APG webinar with Josh Taylor.  Multitasked during it trying to solve a Seaver problem - can't find Susan Seaver's first husband surnamed Black.  Worked on it for two hours with no results.

*  Wrote a blog post for Friday morning, then worked in FamilySearch in Vermont VR cards adding content and sources for several Buck families already in the database.  Got sources up to 46645.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Genealogy Wednesday - 13 November 2013

This was a very typical genealogy Wednesday - blogging, CVGS meeting, research.  Cool.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 282: CVGS Visit to San Diego FamilySearch Center and CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 16 November Features Hal Horrocks and set it for late morning, and What Should Genealogical Societies Offer? My 11 Suggestions and set it form id=afternoon.

*  Gathered up the laptop and tablet and off to McDonald's for lunch and the library for the CVGS Research Group.  Got set up in the conference room, and spent the first hour challenging the group to come up with ideas for solving the Louis Powell and Ethel problems.  They did pretty well as a group!  In the second hour, they discussed their problems and successes.  The power went out for about 30 minutes and we kept going by smartphone flashlights!

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then worked on John's tree some more.  Figured out who his grandmother was - the CVGS group suggested R first names!  It was Ruby.  Found her parents and one set of grandparents too.  Added all of that to the FTM 2014 database.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, and do the dishes.  Transferred photos to Dropbox and deleted a bunch from the phone stream.  Went to the desktop at 7 p.m. to add photos to the Pictures files, and posted several of the grandgirls on Facebook.  

*  Worked in the database to add content and sources to the E surnames.  Got into the Eatons.  Found several maiden names for females, several obituaries that I transcribed, etc.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.