I was too tired to journal last night after a full genealogy day filled with sadness, frustration and success. Today was mainly success. Except for the Padres, who lost both days. And Tony Gwynn died on Monday.
1) Monday, 16 June 2014
* Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 222: Will of John Lothrop (1584-1653) of Barnstable, Massachusetts posted.
* Joined the Mondays With Myrt Hangout on air and it went until almost 11 a.m. I learned that Tony died, and wrote Tony Gwynn (1960-2014), Rest In Peace, Mr. Padre, Mr. Aztec, Mr. San Diego. Then noted that The 1858 Murder Trial of Mortimer Seaver - Post 5: Testimony of the Victim's Wife posted.
* Answered email, added to the Best Of blog post, and noted that Ancestry.com was down (a DDOS attack). It was down for the rest of the day for me.
* Searched for something useful to do without Ancestry and its farm teams, and just Googled John Laver, and found the South Petherton parish register transcriptions!!! A major find. Who knew they were there? I didn't. Had a great time finding Laver data, and then Vaux/Vax for the rest of the afternoon. Wrote South Petherton, Somerset, Genealogy Information - A Volunteer Effort.
* Went in at 3:45 p.m. to watch the USA/Ghana soccer game, and we won 2-1. Watched TV news about Tony, ate dinner, and washed the dishes after Linda came home.
* Online at 5:45 p.m. for an hour doing more Vaux data, and watched Padres game. We lost 6-1 to Seattle Mariners.
* Bored at 9 p.m., came back in and worked in the South Petherton records some more, adding content and sources. Filled out two Laver families. Didn't journal at 10:45 p.m.
Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.
2) Tuesday, 17 June 2014
* Read email and blogs, and found Ancestry.com still down, so I wrote Tuesday's Tip: When a Genealogy Website is Down, Find Something Useful To Do.
* Transcribed more from the murder trial and wrote The 1858 Murder Trial of Mortimer Seaver - Post 6: More Testimony of Sarah Seaver.
* Decided I had better start my Family Tree presentation, so worked about two hours on it.
* Went in at 1:15 p.m. when Linda came home with the Costco pizza, ate lunch, watched the Padres game, took a nap, read the paper. Padres lost, 7-1, I think. Drat.
* Bored again, online at 3 p.m. with Ancestry still down, found Record Hints on FamilySearch Family Tree, so wrote Record Hints are Now Available on FamilySearch Family Tree. Now I need to add that to the presentation! Ancestry seems to be back up, but not Find A Grave.
* Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, water the front yard, and wash the dishes. Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work some more in South Petherton records adding Axe and Hare data, and then worked in the Ha surnames in the database adding content and sources from Ancestry and other sites.
* Wrote this post. Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.