Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 July 2017

Readers have probably been wondering where I've been and why I haven't been journaling.  Here's why:

*  We left Friday for Monte Rio and Deb's birthday party on Saturday.  The motel in Monte Rio had no internet connection or wireless service.  Dead in the room - had to watch TV and read a book.

*  Home on Sunday on time on Southwest.  Got on the computer and the Internet was wonky.  Signal lights on the modem fluctuated.  There were some steady periods, but really frustrating!  Was able to get the blog posts published.

*  Called AT&T on Monday and they sent out a technician in the afternoon.  He said problem was between my house and the phone box down the road.  Said he would put a maintenance tag on it.  Able to get posts done but no research.

*  On Tuesday, there was no progress.  I got the laptop out and used the tablet for a hot spot and was able to blog and read, but no research.

*  On Wednesday, it was still wonky but being on the laptop let me work.  Called AT&T again and a guy showed up in the afternoon and went hunting for the problem.  He may have found it - got a phone call from him, and it's been steady since 5 p.m.

*  Downloaded FTM 2017 to both computers, and started checking it out a bit.

*  On the laptop, worked a bit on the Lanphear problem - gathered data from FSFT and added to the working database.  I will use that for my RootsMagic Users Group meeting on Saturday as the example.

*  Actually did some search work tonight - resolved 218 Ancestry Hints and started resolving the RM to AMT data.

*  Other than the above, the Padres won 2 of 3 from the Giants and lost 3 of 3 to the Rockies, so now 40-54 on the season.

That's my report...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 July 2017

This was an OASIS day and I didn't do any research to speak of.  Some blogging...8 posts!  Warm still, 85F in CV with humidity.  83F in the cave at 8:45 p.m.

*  Dropped Linda, home to read email and blogs, noted that 1715 Marriage of John Fletcher and Mary Goble in Watertown, Mass. - Post #373 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Picked Linda up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Left at 9:10 a.m. for Grossmont Center and my 2nd OASIS class - got there by 9:40, got set up, and had 7 students.  Spent too much time showing off RootsMagic but they all liked what they saw.  

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, write New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Announce Collaboration, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in to the recliner at 2 p.m. to take a nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote Dear Randy: What Can I Do With My Husband's Step-Father's Genealogy Files?  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, wash dishes and walk around the block.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the two Saturday posts and the Ancestry and FS post outlines.  Checked Facebook, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Approaches the Starting Gate...

*  Worked a bit in Pinterest adding maps to my boards, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 12 July 2017

Two more getups and we're gone for two nights.  This was a typical summer non-baseball day.  Warm still, about 85F in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, shopped at Ralphs, and home to note that The 2013 Scooter Lovelies -- Post 472 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote SDGS Seminar on Saturday, 9 September Features Judy G. Russell.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and packed up the laptop for the CVGS meeting.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the library and set up for the Research Group.  We had 14, a spirited discussion with two guests.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, got sleepy, took a nap, then wrote Seavers in the News - A Maiden Name for Mary Ann Seaver and another post for Friday.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, ate dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, did the dishes and took my walk.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and worked in Ancestry - resolved 172 Hints adding content and sources to the database.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 11 July 2017

Another stay-at-home Tuesday, but I completed another task.  Warm again, high around 85F in Chula Vista.  Monsoon clouds over the mountains, and a fire in Alpine.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1909 Death Record for Maria (Beamish) Paul (1827-1909) in San Francisco, Calif. posted, and wrote My Best Practices for RootsMagic TreeShare and Ancestry WebHints.

*  Updated the library presentation and handout, and printed off 30 copies.  I'm ready for next Monday in La Jolla.

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.  Online at 1:15 p.m. to write Pass It Down reinvents the greeting card to help capture family memories and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 July 2017.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the post for Friday.  Happy to get that done.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the MLB All-Star game.  Our guy pitched the top of the 7th.  Read the paper, ate dinner, read my book, washed dishes, watered the front plants.  Americans won 2-1 in 10 innings.  3 hours plus.  Waste of time.  Did talk to Lori though.

*  Online at 8:45 to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 10 July 2017

I actually got a task completed today!  It was warm here, high about 85F.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, homed to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 July 2017 posted.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:30, then to Costco for stuff, and home by 10:30 a.m.  Read, noted that  Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 3 posted, and worked in the Deed Platter program some more.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 1:15 p.m. to read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Finding the Place Where Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) Lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter, printed off the master, and went to the UPS Store to copy and mail it.  
*  Home by 3:20 p.m. to read, checked Facebook and Twitter, and answered email.

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

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked on sources and notes for the Paul, Schaffner and McKnew families.  Added data to FamilySearch Family Tree too.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 9 July 2017

I haven't done much in the database all month...too many other things to do.  After next weekend, things will quiet down a bit.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 to greet and home by 11:10 a.m.

*  Watched the Padres lose 7-1 to the Phillies, so now 38-50 on the season.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2 to 8 July 2017 posted, and worked on the deed transcription.  Wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  

*  Downloaded the free deed mapping program Copan and worked on it, but it doesn't draw the lines.  Drat.  I had one before...I'll have to find it.

*  Checked Facebook, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 2 to 8 July 2017 posted, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, wash the car and the mat, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to finish up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it to the proofers.  More Facebook, then Ancestry Hints, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 8 July 2017

This was the day of my SDGS presentations.  And my Padres won.  Win-win.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs and practice my Citation talk (yes, lastm inute!), picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  I left at 9:10 a.m. for the SDGS meeting - got there at 9:35 and got set up.  Easy.  Talked to folks.

*  Meeting started at 10 a.m. with announcements, then I started at about 10:15.  Near the end of the first talk, the screen on the laptop acted funny, then went dark, then the Windows Update screen came on and Windows updated on me while everybody watched.  I continued from the handout.  After about ten minutes it logged on again and I finished the talk.  Then it was  ice cream social time, so I went out and got my three scoops with lots of stuff (missed the whipped cream somehow) and gobbled it down while talking to friends.  Then at 11:30 it was back inside for the raffle and then I did my second talk.  The audience seemed to like it, who knows.

*  Sat down for awhile and talked to friends, then left at 12:45 and got home just in time to watch the Padres game.  I dozed through the first four innings, then read the paper.  Padres beat Phillies 2-1 so now 38-49 on the season, and 20-15 in the last 35 games.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (married to Charles Morgan in colonial New York) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Ancestor Had the Most Children? posted, and checked Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, then out front to water the plants and trim the rose bush back.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  It's 90% done now, just need photos from Diane and she sent them.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote July 8th Family Tree Maker 2017 Update, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Friday, July 7, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 7 July 2017

This was a sparse genealogy day and I didn't do much more than blogging.  A little research.  A nap.  The Padres game.  The newsletter.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 182: #261 Martha (Peirce) Whitney (1681-1759) of Weston, Massachusetts posted, and wrote  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 July 2017.

*  Answered email, and followed an Auble rabbit trail and added several new families.  Got the laptop out and put the two SDGS talks on it for Saturday.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 7 July 2017 post.  

*  Started in on the CVGS Newsletter - got it about 60% done.  I need time on it on Saturday.  Had to reboot for some reason - everything stopped.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  We won 4-3 over Phillies in a good game with a 90 minute rain delay.  Now 36-49 on the season, and 19-15 in the last 34 games.  Had dinner, read the paper, started my Patterson book, took my walk, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to write the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts, then added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 6 July 2017

This was not a big genealogy research day again, thanks to my OASIS class and the Padres game.  Warmer today, probably around 85F this afternoon.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 and home by 9 p.m.

*  Read, noted that 1706 Marriage of William Whitney and Martha Peirce in Weston, Mass. - Post #372 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, packed up the laptop and my flash drive.

*  Left at 9:15 for Grossmont Center and the new OASIS office.  Google Maps had them in the wrong place.  Found it, got set up (new computer, new big screen TV, nice setup, worked well, but had to download Adobe Reader).  Have 7 in the class, and it went fairly well.  They all seem enthusiastic and interested.

*  Home by 1 p.m., had lunch, read email and blogs, and dozed at the desk for awhile.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Best to Save Your Genealogy Work? and checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Indians 11-2, so now 35-49 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, send handout to the class members, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 5 July 2017

This wasn't a big genealogy day for me - too many other things to do.  Tomorrow is going to be the same, I think.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, home to read email and blogs and talked to Tami, picked Linda up at 9 a.m. and home by 9:15.

*  Noted that Mount San Jacinto in January 2013, Part 3 -- Post 471 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and added to the Best Of post.  Took a 40 minute nap. 

*  Awake at 11 a.m. to read, then gathered my stuff and left for lunch at McDonalds and then  the library for the CVGS Board meeting.  Only an hour!  Home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Online to read, then noted that San Diego Genealogical Society Ice Cream Social on Saturday, 8 July posted, and wrote Using RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints - Part 2.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:05 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my book and wash dishes.  Padres beat the Indians 6-2.  Another good game.  Now 35-48 on the season.

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and checked Facebook.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 4 July 2017

It was Independence Day, and it was a pretty good genealogy day for me.  No frustrations, but then I didn't work with FTM.

*  We slept in until 7 a.m., so read email and blogs, and noted that 241 Years and Counting - Happy Birthday, U.S.A. and Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1879 Death Notice for John C. Paul (1824-1879) in San Francisco, Calif. posted.  Wrote My Twile Family Tree Infographic - American Style.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 9:30 a.m., home to work a bit, picked her up at 11 and home by 11:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch at 12:30, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 4 July 2017 post.

*  TreeShared my changed persons, and worked a bit in Ancestry searching for data on RootsMagic persons.  Wrote two posts for Wednesday.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read books and wash dishes.  Padres won 1-0 over Indians in probably the best game of the year.  Now 35-48 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and answer email.

*  We left at 8:15 p.m. for church to see the San Diego Country Club fireworks.  They started at 8:40 and lasted 20 minutes.  When we got home, we went out in the backyard and saw fireworks afar from five different sites.

*  Online at 9;#0 to read, check Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Monday, July 3, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 3 July 2017

This was an almost all-day genealogy day, but I was frustrated by the computer.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to Ralph's for meat.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 25 June to 1 July 2017 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Computer froze up while in FTM so rebooted.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic - synced the changed people with the AMT, and worked a bit more in WebHints.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 2 posted and wrote Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Now Accepting Applications for APG Young Professional Scholarship.  

*  Decided to go get the smog check done on the Lincoln - drove right in and out and home in 45 minutes door to door.  Had to have the Test only option this time.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m., ate lunch and online at 1 p.m.  Wrote Using RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints - Part 1.  

*  Figured out I could accept the Ancestry Hints without incorporating them into RootsMagic.  Did some of the Carringers.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and tried FTM sync again.  It finished and said to wait for media to upload.  I waited an hour with no progress.  Canceled it.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. worked a bit in RootsMagic with folks without birth dates, but had to shut it down twice because it hung up.  Frustrating.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote two posts for Tuesday, and then worked more in RootsMagic people searching on Ancestry but again RM froze up.  Started it again, worked for awhile in FSFT and it froze up again.  More frustrating.

*  Checkedc Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 1-2 July 2017

July is off to a relatively cool start - it probably will heat up soon here in Chula Vista by the bay.

1)  Saturday, 1 July 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, went to my breakfast at Marie Callenders, picked her up and we went grocery shopping at Ralphs.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- JANS (Holland to colonial New York) posted and wrote The Canada 150 Challenge - My Ancestors Living in Canada in 1867.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked a bit more in RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints, then dozed at my desk.

*  Went in to grab lunch, then online to work more on WebHints and TreeShare.  Noted that  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Fourth of July Memories posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Worked a bit in Ancestry making more Hints, then worked on finding records for RootsMagic folks, adding content and sources to the database.

*  Worked in RootsMagic matching with FamilySearch Family Tree and finding FS records.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches and added more notes to the Shared Matches.

*  We left at 4 p.m. to go to Dollar Tree for stuff, then to In 'n' Out for dinner, and the trolley to go to the Padres game.  40,000 at Petco for the Dodger game, we lost 8-0.  Seemed like 3/4 of the fans rooted for the Dodgers.  Hate when that happens.  We left after 8 innings and were home by 11 p.m.

*  I didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 2 July:

*  Read email while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30.

*  Read blogs, updated the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 June to 1 July 2017 post.  Transcribed the deed for amanuensis Monday.

*  Went in at 1:15 p.m. to eat lunch, read the paper, dozed a bit, and watched the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-3 in a 3.5 hour game.  So we're 2-7 against the Dodgers and 34-48 overall.  

*  We went to Lolita's for dinner, and home by 6:15 p.m.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 25 June to 1 July 2017 posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Worked with FTM.  Took my walk up and down the block.

*  Searched through RootsMagic for people to search for, and found several Seaver families to add content and sources for.  Also did some TreeShare uploads to Ancestry.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 30 June 2017

The year is half over on Sunday at noon time.  Cooler again today.

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up, shopped at the grocery, home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 181: #260 William Whitney (1683-1720) of Weston, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 30 June 2017.

*  Played in RootsMagic with WebHints.  Kinda sucky.  Went into my new Ancestry tree and stimulated a bunch of Hints - there weren't enough in RM.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, drove the Lincoln to the library for a book.  Home by 2 p.m.

*  Worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 30 June 2017, checked Facebook, stimulated more Ancestry Hints, and tried to find the best way to use WebHints.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and then online at 6:15 to mess around more with WebHints.  Took a walk down the block and back.

*  Went in to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book and wash dishes.  Dodgers beat Padres 10-4 over at 10:40.

*  Online to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 30 June (with increases in the numbers from 31 May in parentheses):

*  48,086 persons (+ 140)
* 19,250 families  (+ 55)
* 155,408 events  (+ 463)

*  3,309 Alternate Names (+ 100)
*  10,025  places  (- 13)
*  1,540 sources (+ 22)
*  84,642 citations (+ 660)
*  1,136 Multi-media Items (+ 4)
*  3,121 Multimedia links (+ 2)
*  17,311 matched to FSFT (+ 280)

 I'm up to 54.45% (+0.25%) for citations/events and 176.02% (+0.86%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for June (compared to stats for May
):

*  92,541 page views (3,085 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 250)
*  28,218 page views ( 941 per day, Statcounter, - 18)
*  21,434 unique visitors (714 per day, Statcounter, - 10)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,229
 readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 49)



Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 29 June 2017

Day #181 on the 2017 calendar has slipped by and tomorrow is the last day of June.  I still have family things that need to be done sooner rather than later.  I'm bad... It was cooler today, just about perfect San Diego weather - high in the mid-70s, low in the mid-60s.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went sheet hunting at Wal-Mart and Bed Bath and Beyond.  Wasted an hour doing this - they're probably cheaper on Amazon and more convenient to shop, too.

*  Home by 10 a.m. to note that 1720 Death of William Whitney of Weston, Mass. - Post #371 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote  Ancestry Video: Descendants of the Declaration Signers.

*  Answered email, watched the Ancestry videos, and worked a bit in Ancestry and RootsMagic.  Took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote Using RootsMagic TreeShare - Adding Facts, Media and Sources to My RootsMagic Tree.  Whew!

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the 52 ancestors biography gathering data, adding events and sources, etc.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book, and did the dishes.  Padres beat the Braves 6-0, so now 33-46 on the season.  The starting pitching has gone like 12 games without a blowout inning. 

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestor post for Friday.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 27 and 28 June 2017

These were not big genealogy days because of life and Padres, but they were fairly productive.  It was warm on Tuesday (probably 85-90F here) but cooler today (75 to 80F at most).

1)  Tuesday, 27 June 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to Ralph's for groceries.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1870 U.S. Census Record for John C. Paul household in San Francisco, California posted.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Create a GEDCOM File for Part of My RootsMagic Tree? and set it for later.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- 27 June 2017 and set it for later.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook.  Worked in Ancestry on folks from the RootsMagic database, adding content and sources.  

*  Wrote the Wordless post for Wednesday.  Answered email.  

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at Tin Fish and in Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres lost 3-0 to Braves, so now 31-46 on the season.  We are 5-5 when in attendance.  Home by 10:45 p.m. Did not journal or even check email or blogs.  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 28 June 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 9 and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Mount San Jacinto in January 2013, Part 2 -- Post 470 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, added to the Best Of post, and saw that RootsMagic had updated their program.  

*  Downloaded RM 7.5, then wrote a blog post about it - GREAT NEWS: RootsMagic Now Has Ancestry TreeShare and WebHints Activated as it worked to upload my RootsMagic database.

*  Collected the food, Linda, and our pictures and went off at 10:40 to the CVGS picnic at the Brock's house.  It was great fun.  Good food, good friends.  The program was to tell about your oldest photograph or picture - at least 20 attendees participated.  I did my Isaac Seaver Union Case, Linda did her 1906 earthquake picture from the wall.   We were home after 2 p.m.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Looking at My New RootsMagic Upload Ancestry Member Tree and Source Citations.  

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, answered email, and checked out WebHints a bit.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news and put out the trash.  Online at 6:10 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and looked more at WebHints.

*  Went in at 7:05 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, wash the dishes, and read my book.  Padres beat the Braves 7-4 so now 32-46 on the season.  

*  Online at 10:10 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy this day was 9.5 hours.



Monday, June 26, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 26 June 2017

This was a frustrating day...and a stay-at-home genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, got ready for MwM, and went to pick her up.  got there at 8:45 a.m. and she came waltzing out at 9:05.  Home by 9:15 a.m.  Frustrated.

*  Tuned into Mondays with Myrt and had to start again, then the audience couldn't hear me.  Messed with the inline mic.  Figured out that the webcam also has sound, so after an hour of messing with it I finally said something they could hear.  Frustrating.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 18 to 24 June 2017 posted, and worked on the  presentation and handout for Class 4 of my OASIS class.  That's done.  No frustration.

*  Took a nice nap.  Had lunch, then online at 12:45 p.m. to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 1 posted and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Update - 25 June 2017.

*  Answered email, checked MyHeritage and Ancestry DNA matches, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper and wash dishes.  Took my short walk.  

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  Lori called twice.  Resolved 198 Ancestry Record Hints - only 37574 to go.  Find A Grave went to maintenance at 9 p.m.  Frustration.  

*  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 25 June 2017

This was not a big genealogy day.  Church, transcribing, Padres, dinner out, blogging, researching.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Transcribed the Seaver deed, then searched for more on FamilySearch.  Found two more for Joseph Seaver in Suffolk.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 18 to 24 June 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to have lunch, read the paper, watch the Padres game, take a nap in the recliner.  Padres lost 7-5 to Tigers on 9th inning collapse.  Now 32-46 on the season.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for Costco to shop, dinner at the Costco diner (love their pepperoni pizza!) and the Coldstone for dessert.  Home by 6:15 p.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 18 to 24 June 2017 posted and read that FamilySearch was discontinuing microfilm.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and then wrote FamilySearch Will Discontinue Distribution of Family History Microfilm.

*  Found some Danish records on MyHeritage for the Hede/Sorensen line!  Cool.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 24 June 2017

It was warmer today, but not too hot at home.  My Padres won again, too.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, home by 9:20 a.m. gathered my RMUG info and the flash drive and off to the FamilySearch Library in Mission Valley for the SDGS RootsMagic User's Group meeting.

*  Meeting started at 10:30, we had 8 there until 12:20 p.m.  Home by 1 p.m.  Had lunch, watched TV, dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- WALTER (England to colonial America) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which Ancestor Do You Admire the Most? posted.

*  Worked on the RootsMagic place list for awhile, then matched folks in the FamilySearch Family Tree with RootsMagic folks on one of the Seaver lines.  Had to merge a few duplicate parents.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finished my Vince Flynn book, and washed dishes.  Padres won 7-3 with 4 in the bottom of the 8th against the Tigers.  Now 31-44 on the season.

*  Online to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, June 23, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 23 June 2017

Another week gone by - #25 in 2017.  The time just flies by.  This was a decent genealogy day and the Padres won.  It was cooler today, but still warm in the cave - 80F at 10 p.m.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read and do the wash, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 180: #259 Experience (Willis) Read (1707-1787) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 23 June 2017.

*  Edited the OASIS Class 2 and 3 presentations and syllabi, only Class 4 to go.  Right on schedule, I think - it starts 6 July.

*  Took a nice one hour nap, then ate lunch and online at 12:45 p.m. to read, and worked on the  Genealogy News Bytes - 23 June 2017 post.  Watched Elissa's webinar too.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added more Seaver folks in Minnesota to the database - great birth and marriage records!  These are Facebook cousins.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. for dinner, and watched game show TV.  Online at 5:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the SNGF post, and added more Seaver folks with content and sources.

*  Went in at 7:05 to take a walk on the block, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, and I'm almost done with my Mitch Rapp novel.  Padres beat the Tigers 1-0 in a well-played game.  Pads now 30-44 on the season, still in 4th place.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 22 June 2017

It was another stay-at-home genealogy day.  It was cooler too - foggy in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon - typical June!  The Padres didn't play so I did with genealogy almost all day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1787 Death of Experience (Willis) Read of Sudbury, Mass. - Post #370 of Treasure Chest Thursday, added to the Best Of post and wrote  Findmypast Announces 5 Days of FREE Access to British and Irish Records.

*  Answered email, and took a nap.  Up at 12:15 p.m., ate lunch and online by 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked in the NYS Historic Newspapers finding Seaver articles.  Found a bunch, and wrote  Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Charles Seaver 1929 Obituary.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Added some Seaver folks from the newspaper articles.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news and read the paper.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on adding content and sources for the Seaver folks, and then updated the 52 Ancestor biography and wrote the blog post for Monday.

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


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 21 June 2017

Another warm one today - 115F in the desert and around 85F here in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m., and took her to the toenail place.  Home to note that Mount San Jacinto in January 2013 -- Post 469 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and to write Free Webinars from APG on Washington, DC, Research.

*  Left at 10:20 a.m. to pick her up, went to the library for a book, home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.   Took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, worked on the OASIS Class 1 presentation and syllabus.  One a day gets it done!  Went in at 2 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game - they won 3-2 over the Cubs so now 29-44 on the season.

*  Checked Facebook, and noted there was an FTM update, so wrote Looks Like There Is Family Tree Maker 2017 Progress.  

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. for dinner. read the paper, put out the trash, wash dishes and worked on the rose bushes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, watch a bit of the FTWebinar, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday and made air, car and hotel reservations for Monte Rio in July.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 20 June 2017

Ah, the first day of summer, and it was pretty warm today here in Chula Vista.  Not like the desert, though, where it was 115-125F.  It was probably only 85F here at the Genea-manor.  It's only 82F at 9 p.m. in the genea-cave.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we shopped at Sprouts.  Home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Online at 10 a.m. to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1860 U.S. Census Record for John C. Paul household in Chicago, Illinois posted and wrote Findmypast Adds Over 6 Million Ontario Records.

*  Worked in MyHeritage for awhile on DNA matches - sent an email to Daniel with questions.  Checked some of the Smart Matches too and added some data to RootsMagic for known cousins.

*  Took a nap, ate lunch, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Create a GEDCOM File From my MyHeritage Tree? and then Genealogy News Bytes - 20 June 2017 and set it for later.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, and then read my book.  Padres lost to the Cubs 4-0, so now 28-44 on the season.  Washed dishes and walked the block to cool off.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Tired!  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 19 June 2017

Another stay-at-home genealogy day, and another Padres loss.  It was warm outside today - probably 85F to 90F, but it didn't get above 81F in the genea-cave.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 8:45 and home before 9 to join Mondays With Myrt.

*  It took 25 minutes, one reboot, and four tries to get onto the panel - it's probably time for a new computer.  Finally made it, and discussed my two Amanuensis Monday posts about Shubael Seaver's land records that were really probate records.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 June 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 2 posted.  Wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

*  Took a nap, ate lunch, then worked in Genealogy Bank.  found a George Seaver who died in 1899 and lived in Pueblo, Colorado.  Figured out who his parents were with the help of an online tree, and added his family to my database.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: Can You Answer These Ancestry.com Questions?  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and the Padres game.  Read the paper, and then my book.  Padres lost 3-2 to Cubs in a close game.  That's 7 in a row with decent starting pitching, but we're only 4-3 in those games.  Now 28-43.  Washed dishes, and walked up and down the block.

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 18 June 2017

It was Father's Day, and I felt feverish and tired all day.  Not a high fever, but enough to take Aleve which didn't help.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, and went off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Was mentioned in the sermon for my genealogy activities.  We went to the grocery store, and home by 12 noon.

*  Made last edit to the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 June 2017 post.  Answered email.  

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, watch the Padres game, read the paper, and doze several times.  Padres lost to Brewers 2-1, so now 28-42 on the season.  A solid .400 win percentage.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and then back to the recliner for more dozing and watched golf a bit.  Tami called. 

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for Marie Callenders for dinner, had a pie slice too.  Home by 5:45 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 11 to 17 June 2017 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Lori called.

*  Worked in the RootsMagic database in the F-G-H surnames trying to add BMD data to profiles without any.  Added content and sources - now at 84,363.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 17 June 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day - some blogging, some Hint capturing, and some emailing.  And the Padres won.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, then off to the 8 a.m. breakfast at Marie Callenders, picked Linda up at 9:40 and home by 10 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- HOLLOWAY (England to colonial New England) posted and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 - 16 June 2017 Update.

*  Answered email for awhile, then noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Three Stories for Father's Day posted.  Had lunch.

*  Padres game started at 1:10 p.m., so read the paper, dozed off a time or two, and Padres won 7-5 in 11 innings over the Brewers.  Now 28-41 on the season.

*  Online at 5 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of and Jamboree posts, then went in to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Took a short walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and worked in Ancestry Hints - resolved 231 of them.  Talked to Paul on the phone.

*  Wrote this post, and checked Facebook again.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Friday, June 16, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 16 June 2017

This was a stay-at-home day with a Padres game, so I didn't get a lot of research done, but I crossed a task off my list.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, note that 52 Ancestors - Week 179: #258 Isaac Read (1704-1780) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 16 June 2017.  Took a short nap.

*  Online at 11 a.m. to read, then worked on More Historical Newspaper Articles on Richard T. Seaver and set it for later.  

*  Updated the two SDGS presentations and syllabi for the SDGS July meeting, and emailed them to the Program Chair.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 June 2017 and set it for later.  Took another short nap.

*  Online to read, check Facebook, and worked in the database adding lines to AncestryDNA matches.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, read some of American Ancestors magazine, and read my book.  Padres lost 6-5 in 10 innings to Milwaukee, so now 27-41 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 15 June 2017

I got a lot done today because the Padres didn't play.

*  Dropped Linda off, read at home, picked her up and home at 9:30 a.m.  Noted that 1730 Marriage Record of Isaac Read and Experience Willis in Sudbury, Mass. -- Post #369 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) Scholarship Opportunities.

*  Took Linda to the memory doctor for our routine visit at 10:30.  Home by 11:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote Seavers in the News- Richard T. Seaver Kills His Mother.  Worked on Ancestry trying to fill in records for that family.  

*  Worked on the Isaac Read profile for 52 Ancestors.  Got all of the deed and church records in as events with sources.  Whew.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to work more on the Seaver family in the article - figured out that I had the wrong parents, so found the right parents and fixed everything.  Now to fix the post.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestor post.  Added to the Best of and Jamboree posts, and done.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 13-14 June 2017

I feel so far behind that I don't even try to catch up these days.  I have syllabi to finish, presentations to practice, and Hints to resolve.

1)  Tuesday, 13 June 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1852 Marriage of John C. Paul and Maria T. Beamish in New Bedford, Mass. posted and wrote Unclaimed Persons Celebrates Ninth Anniversary and Launches New Website.

*  Added to the Best Of and Jamboree and News posts, then took a nap.  Had lunch, and finished up the Genealogy News Bytes - 13 June 2017 and set it for later.

*  Answered email, and wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate dinner at the Tin Fish, and were in Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres won 6-2 in a good game, so now 26-40 on the season.  Home by 10:35 p.m. but didn't post.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 14 June 2017:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that SCGS Jamboree 2012 Photos, Part 4 - Post 468 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 - 13 June Update.  Took a short nap.

*  Left at 11:10 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for the CVGS Research Group.  We had 16 and I discussed Jamboree and other stuff.  Home by 2:45 p.m.

*  Watched the end of the Padres game and read the paper; we won 4-2 over the Reds, so we're 27-40 and have won 3 straight - all well-pitched games.

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and Jamboree posts, answered email, and checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote Cousin Bait Progress -- Finding Auble Cousins and wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching persons and sharing/updating event data.   Answered more email.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, June 12, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 12 June 2017

We're back from Jamboree - you can read all about my exploits in SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017 Blog Compendium.  This was a full day of catching up.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:05 a.m.  Jumped into Mondays With Myrt and talked about, guess what?  Yep, Jamboree. 

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 June 2017 posted, and wrote Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 1 (I transcribed the deed last week).

*  Added to the Best Of and SCGS posts, then took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to make the master for the CVGS newsletter, and went down to print it off and mail it.

*  Wrote More Photos From the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2017 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Found records for the Paul family, saved them to the family files, and wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  

*  Went in at 5:15 to watch TV, eat dinner, and water the front plants.    

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and SCGS posts, and then went in to putl otino on Linda's feet.

*  Lori called at the start of the Padres game, and I read the paper and my book after that.  Padres beat the Reds 9-3, so now 25-40 on the season, and 7-7 in the last 14 games.  

*  Added to the posts, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 6 June 2017

We go to Huntington Beach on Wednesday and then to Burbank on Thursday.  Geneaholic will be dark until Monday, probably.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1871 Death Record of Ole Olsen in Voss, Norway posted.  Wrote Book Notice: "Find Your Roots Now!" by Joe Long and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of and News posts, and answered email.  Took my nap.  Up at 12 noon, had lunch, then worked on the CVGS newsletter and finished it up.  Finalized the Genealogy News Bytes - 6 June 2017 post.  Transferred the downloaded syllabus articles to the SCGS folder.

*  Wrote six blog posts for the rest of the week.  I may skip the 52 Ancestors post this week - it was going to take a long time to work on.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., then worked on the rose bush while Linda was at the neighbor.  

*  Home at 6:40 p.m. to read the paper, watch the Padres game, read my new book, and wash dishes.  Padres got behind early to Dbacks 7-0 so I packed for the trip, downloaded the Sunday articles and transferred them, and online to read and write this post.  Padres lost, 10-2.  Now 23-36 on the season.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.





Monday, June 5, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 5 June 2017

Two more getups and we're off to Huntington Beach (Lauren's play) and Burbank (Jamboree).  I've started some preparations by am further behind due to unforeseen events.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 8:50 and home by 9 a.m.

*  Jumped into Mondays With Myrt and didn't contribute very much.  At 11 a.m., answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 28 May to 3 June 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of John Young (1649-1718) of Eastham, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Installation News Update and set it for later.

*  Took a 30 minute nap.  Had lunch, then got on the laptop to copy files from the flash drive to the laptop, which took awhile.  Later, I successfully downloaded FTM to it and that took awhile too - it kept stalling.  Synced one of my trees with it.

*  Tried to sync a big tree on the desktop but I closed it after 5 hours.  Downloaded all of the Friday syllabus articles from the Jamboree app, and renamed them and put them in the 2017 Jambo file folder.  I need to remember to put that folder in Dropbox to transfer to the laptop.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and kept track of my three projects.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to help with dinner, we ate, I read the paper and did the dishes.

* Online at 7 p.m. to read, add data to the database from my Auble cousin, plus some gravestone photos he sent, and then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  I think I'm done - genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 3-4 June 2017

This was not a big genealogy weekend.  Not much research, some blog post writing, and Padre games.  Jamboree is next week and I need to get ready for that.

1)  Saturday, 3 June:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read a bit, then off to my Men's breakfast at Callenders at 8 a.m.  Picked Linda up at 9:30 and we were home by 9.45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - HOSKINS (England to colonial New England) posted, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Rested my eyes for a bit at my desk.

*  We left after 11 a.m. for In 'n' Out for lunch, then took the trolley to Petco Park for the Padres game.  We were in our seats by 12:40 p.m.  Padres lost in a dismal game 10-1 to the Rockies, breaking the 5 game winning streak.  We are now 4-4 in attendance.  Padres are 23-34 on the season.  We took the trolley, and stopped at El Pollo Loco for dinner.  We were home by 6 p.m.

*  Online, I wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Which Ancestor Moved the Furthest? posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook, and tried to get a motel room for Thursday night.  Expedia wouldn't let me reserve for some reason at the preferred hotel.  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 4 June:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  We went to church at 9:30 and home by 11:30.

*  Finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 28 May to 4 June 2017 post, and started the new one.  Looked for a document for Amanuensis Monday for next week.  Reserved a hotel in Glendale and Expedia took my money.  Whew.  It's only 2-3 miles from the Marriott.  

*  Went in at 1:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, took a nap in the recliner, and read the paper.  Padres lost 3-1 to the Rockies so now 23-35 on the season.  

*  Came in to the computer at 4:50 p.m. to write this week's Amanuensis post.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 28 May to 3 June 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to read, then transcribed a deed for next week.  Started on the CVGS newsletter and got it 70% finished.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.


Friday, June 2, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 2 June 2017

This was an all-genealogy day until the evening, and I did no research but did some blogging. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m. to read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 178: #257 Eunice (Rayment) Seaver (1707-1773) of Massachusetts posted.

*  Wrote New Records Available to Search and Browse This Findmypast Friday, 2 June 2017 and then wrote three posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then wrote SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Plans - Sunday Events and worked on the News Bytes post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Noted that Genealogy News Bytes - 2 June 2017 posted.

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts, then answered more email.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, ate dinner, and worked a bit pulling weeds in the front yard.  

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Robert Crais book, and started a Goodman book on my tablet.  Padres beat the Rockies 8-5, so 5 in a row and 23-33 on the year.  I didn't think we'd ever be above .400 for the year again.

*  Online at 10:20 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 1 June 2017

Five months down in 2017, and 7 to go.  I'm feeling older.  This was pretty much a stay-at-home genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 9:30 and we went shopping at Costco, and had a hot dog for lunch.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Noted that 1707 Birth Record of Eunice Raymond (1707-1772) of Marblehead, Mass. -- Post #367 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, then wrote SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Plans - Saturday Events.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and browsed a bit on Ancestry Hints.  Watched Trump's speech.  Wrote Seavers in the News - Searching for My Name.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Filled out a survey.  Dozed in the computer chair.

*  Worked in the Auble line, adding persons, content and sources.  Didn't add too many, but may have figured out an Auble connection (not in my line).

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper, water the front plants, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and worked in Ancestry Hints - adding content and sources.  Resolved 96 Hints, only 37321 Record Hints left - it's a losing battle!

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