And the Ides of July are upon us. Where does the time go? Well, I've spent about 10 hours these two days attending the passing of my friend, Jean.
1) Tuesday, 14 July 2015:
* Read email and blogs, and wrote Tuesday's Genealogy Tip - Access 28 Genealogy Periodical Collectionss on AmericanAncestors.org. Worked on Searching for William Sever's (1729-1809) Land Records in Kingston, Mass.- The Deed Indexes and set it for later.
* Looked for the probate papers for William Sever and found them, and downloaded them, renamed them and reviewed them. No account papers were included. Answered email.
* Wrote two blog posts for Wednesday because I knew that would be a busy day. Took a nap.
* Watched some of the All Star Game while we ate dinner, then online to review the William Sever material.
* We left at 6:45 p.m. for the church for Jean's Vigil service. It was very nice, but only about 30 in attendance. One of the cousins had visited Ireland and done some of the family genealogy. We were home by 8:30 p.m.
* Read, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and read the new NGSQ. Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.
* Three folks stayed overnight with us. I stayed up until 10:45 p.m. sharing with them.
2) Wednesday, 15 July 2015:
* Read email and blogs after the houseguests left, noted that Randy at New York Public Library -- Post 368 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted. Found will of Nicholas Sever and account for William Sever in the Plymouth probate papers.
* The fake grass guy came and they started digging up the front yard.
* We left at 10:30 a.m. for the church for Jean's Mass. It was nice, and there was an excellent reception afterwards. Talked a bit to Susie, who went to Ireland hunting for Shanahans and McHughs in County Roscommon. There were 6 of Jean's nieces and nephews at the service.
* Home by 1:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and took a nap.
* Noted that Land Records of William Sever (1729-1809) of Kingston, Massachusetts posted. Reviewed them again to see if I could figure out which plot had the mansion house.
* We left at 4 p.m. to go to Barbara's for dinner, drinks and conversation with the funeral party. It was fun - the Irish guys drank a bit of wine and got funny. Had good conversations in the cool shade by the pool.
* We got home by 8:30 p.m. I put out the trash, and did the laundry. Online to read email and blogs, and add to the Best Of post. Checked Facebook. and wrote a post for Thursday and then this post. Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.