Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 27 May 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy Saturday since the Padres game was at 1 p.m.  The fence guy was here off and on all day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- SCULLARD (England to colonial New England) posted.  Worked in my AMT adding Auble material.  Worked in FTM too.

*  Printed off the SDGS RMUG questions, rebooted the laptop, and took of for the FSL in Mission Valley at 9:30 a.m.  We had a good meeting, but only 6 there.  

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to read, then ate lunch and watched the Padres game.  Dozed in the recliner for a bit. Read the paper.  Padres lost 3-0 to Nationals.  Now 18-33 on the season.  Fence up and half painted - the wind came up.  They cleaned up the back yard too.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- "The Other You" posted, wrote the Ancestry and FS update posts, then worked in FTM a bit.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner and wash dishes.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked more in FTM and Ancestry,   Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching an Auble line.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Friday, May 26, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 26 May 2017

This was a fairly slow day, had the fence construction going on, and was working in FTM, and didn't go searching anything.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:30 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 177: #256 Robert Seaver (1702-1752) of Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 26 May 2017.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Worked in FTM a bit.  Took a nap, then had lunch, watched some Family Tree Webinars videos, downloaded the Jamboree app and sent about 20 syllabus articles to my email.  Saved them to the computer and skimmed them.  

*  Worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 26 May 2017 post, and checked Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, and wash dishes.  Padres lost 5-1 to Nationals, so now 18-32 on the season.  

*  Jerry came around 4:30 to see if I wanted to do the fence, and he took measurements then went off to Home Depot to price things.  Back to agree on a price, and he went off again to buy it.  He cam back at 7 p.m. to dig the footings and plant the poles, and then washed one side of the fence.  Back tomorrow.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the SNGF post.  Worked some more in FTM.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 25 May 2017

This week has flown by, but I've done quite a bit of genealogy work.  And I'm doing more and more to keep Linda going.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y at 7:30, home to read, worked in FTM, picked her up at 9 and we went to Sprouts for groceries, she got her hair cut, and then Costco for stuff.  We've cut down the Costco visits from 3 times a week to once every 3 weeks or so.  Home by 11:30 to put it all away.

*  Online at 11:45 a.m. to note that 1702 Birth Record of Robert Seaver (1702-1752) of Sudbury, Mass. -- Post #366 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.

*  Ate lunch.  Added to the Best Of and News posts, then checked for new databases.  Decided to research and write Seavers in the News -- Dr. R.N. Seaver is Ill in 1905.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, worked in FTM, and online again to work on the 52 Ancestors profile - had to add a bunch of Events to the profile, and then source them.  Then edited the Note.  Forgot to check Facebook I was having so much fun.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, do the wash, finish the Child book, and wash dishes.  Padres squeaked past the Mets 4-3, so now 18-31, and 2-1 on the road trip.  

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  A long one because I've done so much research on him.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 24 May 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day, but I didn't do a lot of research.  Mainly blogging.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and we were home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that SCGS Jamboree 2012 Photos, Part 1 - Post 465 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Guest Post: "Appropriate Ways to Offer Condolences in the Workplace " by Suzie Kolber and 2017 SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Class, Workshop and Exhibit Hall Schedules and set it for later.

*  Took a short nap, had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to write Legacy Family Tree 9 Cause of Death Charts.  Had to work a bit in Legacy to make that work.

*  Worked in MyHeritage on Seaver matches from MH trees - looking for birth, marriage and death dates from other trees.  Checked sources.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 4:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, put out the trash, red my Lee Child book and wash dishes.  Padres beat the Mets 6-5, coming from 5-1 down.  One of the best comebacks of the year.  Now 17-31 on the season.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and review FSFT changes.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 23 May 2017

I didn't get much done today besides blogging a bit.  Another nice day in Chula vista - high about 75F, and a bad day for the Padres.  Drat.

*  Dropped Linda at 7:30, home to read, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of and News posts, then noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1794 Birth of Ole Olsen in Voss, Norway posted.  

*  Left at 10:40 a.m. for the dentist office and my cleaning.  A new hygienist who used a water pik device on the gums.  Got a bit wet, but my mouth wasn't dry!  

*  Home by 12:15 p.m. to eat lunch, then online to note that 23andMe Modified Their mtDNA Report posted.  Wrote the How Many Persons With My Key Surnames are in Online Family Trees? post.  Took a short nap.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to read, answer email, check Facebook, and add to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my Lee Child book, and wash dishes.  Padres gave up 7 runs in the first inning (again!), and lost 9-3 to the Mets.  Now 16-31 on the season.  

*  Online at 7:10 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless post, and watched a YouTube video and read Facebook.  Where did the time go?  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Monday, May 22, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 22 May 2017

Life is going to get busy the next three weeks or so, with Jamboree approaching, plus dentist visits and Padres games.

*  Droppws Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 8:45 and home by 9 a.m.

*  Tuned into Mondays With Myrt but had connection problems at 10 a.m. and listened to it after that.  Got some opinions in on blogging and other things.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 14 to 20 May 2017 posted and wrote Registration Now Open For Live Streaming of FREE Jamboree 2017 Sessions and set it for later.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Mass. -- Part 2 posted.

*  Took a short nap, had lunch and back at it at 12:30 p.m.  Checked AncestryDNA matches and found more Shared and more 4th cousins.  Did notes and checked Shared Ancestors on about 10 of them.

*  Added to the Best Of and News posts, then worked in FamilySearch Family Tree a bit.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Worked in MyHeritage on Seaver tree matches - found some info to add to the database.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write a 23andMe post and the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday.  Then resolved only 8 1910 census records on Ancestry Hints, but added some content and sources from other databases too.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  Sources at 83896.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 21 May 2017

This was a pretty typical summer Sunday - church, blogs, Padres on TV, eat, nap, etc.

*  Read email and blogs on the phone while watching Fox News Sunday, then off to church at 9:30.  Home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Edited the Best Of post, and started work on the Amanuensis Monday transcription.  Ate lunch.  

*  Went in at 1:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, take a nap in the recliner, and the Padres won, 5-1 over Snakes, so now 16-30.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to work on the Amanuensis transcription and post, and finished it.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 May 2017 and Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 14 to 20 May 2017 posted.

*  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree matching persons.  Started the News post, and watched two videos.

*  Went in at 5:45 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and then resolved 183 Ancestry Hints.  Only 37111 Record Hints to go!

*  Answered email, read blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 20 May 2017

This was a pretty good genealogy Saturday - got blogs written and some research done.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to put the wash in the dryer, then off for my 8 a.m. breakfast at Marie's, picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (England to New England, married Richard Cutter) posted, and worked on descendants of Bejamin Seaver, adding persons, content and sources to the database for several of his children.  You never know when a DNA match will pop up!

*  Looked at the FamilySearch talk and created a new folder for the SDGS/SDHC talk.  The presentation needs to be updated.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Homes I've Lived In posted.

*  Rested my eyes, then dozed in the recliner.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Checked Facebook, and saw that there was a new FTM update, so wrote Latest News on Family Tree Maker 2017 Update.  Nobody else seems to be following this with a blogp ost.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner,  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then matched folks in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read the second Reacher short story, and wash dishes.  Padres lost 9-1 to the Snakes again, so now 15-30 on the season and 5-18 since late April.  Terrible pitching and hitting.  Crap.  What a waste of time watching this.  Read my phone during the 9th inning.

*  Online at 10:10 to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Friday, May 19, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 19 May 2017

Not a fun day really - some blogging and some research but nothing exciting.  Except for the haircut.  Not the Padres game for sure.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, then picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  

*  Home by 9:40 a.m., noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 176: #255 Betsey (Rolfe) Martin (1766-????) of New Jersey and New York posted, and wrote Spring 2017 NEHG Register is Available and New Records Available to Search this Findmypast Friday, 19 May 2017 and set them for later.  Answered email, and looked at a MyHeritage DNA match.

*  Left at 11:30 for the barber shop, the guy didn't remember me.  We had the same convo as last time, but I got my ears lowered a bit, almost presentable maybe.  Maybe he'll remember me in July.  I could go more often, I guess.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and NGS and News posts, and took a nap.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to do it all over again, then checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered more email.  Had a power outage for 5 seconds which turned off the computer in the middle of a source citation (it didn't survive) and the clocks.  Rebooted and everything looks OK, so did some Hints in Ancestry.

*  Wrote the Surname and SNGF posts, and noted that Genealogy News Bytes - 19 May 2017 posted.  Not sure how often these will be - maybe twice a week?

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, watered the front plants, and online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then did some more Hints adding content and sources.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  disaster - first half inning took 35 minutes as the Snakes got 8 runs.  Read the paper, finished the Patterson book, and washed dishes.

*  Online in the 4th inning to read, work in the database adding alternate names and sources,.  Checked the game in the 7th - now 10-0.  Read a chapter in the Lee Child anthology book.

*  Back online in the 8th to read, and write this post.  The Padres lost again, so now 15-29 on the season.  This must be the 10th game or so that they are completely out of it early.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 18 May 2017

This turned out to be a pretty good genealogy day - mainly because the Padres game was in the afternoon.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 1800 Death Record of Mary Plimpton (1735-1800) of Medfield, Mass. -- Post #365 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Added to the Best Of, the NGS and the Bytes posts.

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for lunch (drove the Lincoln) at Sunset with the Retired Rohr Engineers group and we had 18.  Good to see faces we haven't seen for awhile.  Went to the library and got books.  Home by 1:40 p.m.  

*  Watched the rest of the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  Padres lost 4-2 to Mariners, so 1-3 on the series and 15-28 overall.  

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then wrote MyHeritage Announces the "Collection Catalog" and Seavers in the News - Wayne Seaver Dies in 1966.  Looked at MyHeritage photos for Seaver - found some folks I don't have.  

*  Checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner and then worked on the rose bushes for about 30 minutes.  Only two arm pricks.

*  Online to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and worked in Ancestry adding a Seaver family (3-4 generations) to the database using Hints.  Still have more to do.  Sources up to 83,669.

*  Answered email, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 16-17 May 2017

It's May gray in San Diego - highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s, and overcast most of the day.  They are good days to work in the yard or hide in the cave.  The Padres are in a death spiral.

1)  Tuesday, 16 May:

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 9:45 a.m. to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1796 Marriage of Torjer Olsen and Anna Siursdtr in Voss, Norway and to write up Pennsylvania Genealogy on American Ancestors is Free for May 16-23, 2017.

*  Worked in Ancestry for awhile on database people, then took a nap.  Up at noon to review the hillside guy and pay him.  The hillside weeds have been whacked.  If it doesn't rain, we're good until December.  He may do the fence for us.  

*  Had lunch, then online to read, work in FamilySearch Family Tree, check Facebook, and clean up the database a bit.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Wrote the Wordless post.  I have no clue where the time went.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at Tin Fish and in Petco Park by 6:30.  Brewers scored 5 in the first and won 6-2.  Just missed the 10 p.m. trolley but home by 10:45.  We are now 3-3 in person.  

*  didn't even look at the computer.  Finally got to sleep at midnight.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours. 

2)  Wednesday, 17 May:  awake at 5:15 a.m., so 5 hours plus - not enough sleep.

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and picked her up; home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Day 11 on the 2012 Legacy Cruise At Sea -- Post 464 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote Announcing the 14th Unlock the Past Cruise (Alaska 2018).

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree a bit.   Randomly worked in the database finding records and sources for persons.  

*  Took a 90 minute nap after the short night.  Had lunch, then online to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 17 May 2017.  Worked in database some more.  Found a Sephrona clue on FSFT and modified my database to reflect her as second wife to Abram Kemp.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and put out the trash.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 71 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my Patterson book.  Pds lost 3-1 in the 9th to Brewers, so now 15-27 on the season.  Death spiral.  If they get good starting pitching, they don't hit, and then the relievers give it up.  3rd time this week.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Monday, May 15, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 15 May 2017

This was not a typical Monday here in the Genea-Cave - there was no Mondays With Myrt!  And I ad to deal with the Lincoln.  And the Padres won a game.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home before 9 a.m. to find out that MwM was cancelled due to Pat's Internet problem.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 7 to 13 May 2017 posted.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile.  Answered email and added to the NGS and Best Of post.  Wrote four CVGS blog posts.  Took a nap.

* Had lunch, the car place called and I walked down (about a mile) and picked it up, and got gas and drove it around a bit.  

*  Home at 1:30 p.m. to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) of Chelmsford, Mass. -- Part I posted.  Checked Facebook.  Worked a bit in MyHeritage Record Matches without much useful, and checked AncestryDNA matches.  Added some notes.

*  Found an Ancestry Hint and wrote A Marriage Record, but no Father, for Hannah (Smith) Sawtell (1768-1827).  Checked Facebook and email.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Crais book and start the Patterson book.  Padres were ahead, tied at 4-4 at the end of 9, behind 5-4 in the top of the 10th, and Renfroe hit a walkoff homer in the 10th for a 6-5 win over Brewers.  Now 15-25 on the season and still in last place.

*  Online at 10:45 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 13-14 May 2017

This was not a big genealogy weekend for me - little research and some blogging and an SDGS program.

1)  Saturday, 13 May 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, got home and left at 9:20 a.m. for the SDGS meeting in San Diego.

*  Got there at 9:45, talked to Linda for a bit, heard Linda's first talk, but had to leave at 11:30.  Headed home and to Costco for Mother's Day flowers for Linda, home at 12:30.  Took a nap in the recliner watching girls softball.  

*  Online to note that Surname Saturday -- BULLEN (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Tribute to Your Mother posted.

*  We left at 2:50 p.m. for the 99 Cent Store, then to Carlsbad to have dinner with Tami's family.  Got to see the kids, had a nice dinner at Miguel's, and we were home by 7 p.m.

*  Watched the end of the Padres game, they lost 5-4 to White Sox in the 9th.  Drat.  A winnable game.  Wrote the weekly Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Checked Facebook but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 14 May 2017:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed and fox News Sunday, then off to church by 9:30.  We were greeters.  Home by 11:20 a.m. to watch the Padres game.  We were ahead 3-1 in the 8th and lost 9-3 to White Sox on 8 run 8th inning.  Crap.  So now 14-25 on the season.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 May 2017 posted, and answered email.  

*  We left at 4 p.m. for dinner at Marie Callenders, and dessert at Coldstone Creamery, and home by 6 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and transcribed a will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 7 to 13 May 2017 posted.  Checked Facebook.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Friday, May 12, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 12 May 2017

It's Friday already?  And 12 days into May?  Where does the sand in the hourglass go?  Today brought one more challenge completed.  Not in genealogy, of course.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 175: #254 Mulford Martin (1763-????) of New Jersey and New York posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 May 2017 and "Journal of Genetic Genealogy" is Revived, and Free to Access and set them for later.

*  Called AAA at 10:15 to get the Lincoln jumped, and they came by 10:40.  Jumped it, and I drove it down to Don's for service.  He hooked it up to the battery charger right away.  Had to walk the mile home (uphill most of the way, I stopped twice to catch my breath) but I was home by 11:30.  The car may be ready on Monday.  Another life task completed - next is probably the fence and the trust.

*  Added to the Best Of and NGS blogs, and then took my nap.  Up at 12:30 and had lunch, then online to see what mischief I could find.  Worked in the database for awhile trying to find data for families - had some success adding content and sources to several Seaver families.  Also did some matching in FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Was going to write a We're Related post but realized that I needed to write the two Saturday posts, so I did.  Checked Twitter and Facebook too.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, do the dishes and read my robert Crais book.  Padres won 6-3 over the Chicago White Sox, so now 14-22 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:45 p.m. to read, add to the NGS post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 11 May 2017

This was not a great day - had to go to the dentist to start the last crown, and then the Padres blew the game in the 9th inning.  Drat.

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

*  Noted that 1808 Death Record of Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield, Mass. -- Post #364 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote "Mastering Genealogical Documentation" Book Released at NGS 2017 Conference.

*  Worked a bit on the 52 Ancestors biography, and then in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Took a short nap, had lunch.

*  Left at 11:40 a.m. for the dentist to have the filling in #2 (right upper back) tooth repalced with a crown.  Had to have a filling installed before the tooth was scaled down and the imressions taken and the temporary crown installed.  Two weeks, I hope it works out - I really don't want another root canal.  Home by 2 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of and NGS posts, then researched and wrote Seavers in the News -- Fred Seaver Thrown in the Lake in 1925.  Checked Facebook, dozed in my computer chair, and answered email, then added to the Best Of and NGS posts.  Worked some more on the 52 Ancestors biography.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, and read more of my Crais book (I think I've read this one before but I can't recall the outcome).  I hate it when that happens.  Padres lost 5-2 to the Rangers who had a walkoff 3-run homer in the 9th.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then wrote May 11th Update on Family Tree Maker 2017 Release and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday -- 9 and 10 May 2017

Tuesday was my daughter's 43rd birthday - time sure flies, doesn't it.  I think I say that several times a week on this journal!  The weather has been cool and misty, lots of May gray and some breeze.  These were not big genealogy days - mostly blogging.

1)  Tuesday, 9 May 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1827 Death Record for Torjer Olsen in Voss, Norway posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post and answered email, and worked in AncestryDNA matches for richman cousins.  Found a problem (I thought) - more later.  Rested my eyes for awhile.

*  We left after 11 a.m. for El Pollo Loco for lunch, then to the trolley, and off to Petco Park for the Padres game.  got there just after first pitch and Padres weren't behind for the first two batters.  A dreadful game - we lost 11-0 to the Rangers and it wasn't that close.  Cool too, high around 63, I dressed warmly.  We got to Lolita's for dinner at about 4:45 p.m. and home by 5:30 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Down the DNA Rabbit Hole With Two Mary/Maria Richmans about the Richman issue.  I think I figured it out - I was missing the daughter Mary.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and was tired, so didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 10 May 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Day 9 on the 2012 Legacy Cruise At Sea -- Post 463 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote Linda Serna is Presenter at SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 13 May and NGS Releases Two Newly Revised Guide Books for Tennessee and North Carolina and set them for later.  Also wrote the NGS blog compendium and set it for afternoon.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and then to the library for John's group and then my CVGS Research Group meeting at noon.  We had 15 including two newbies.  Got another book, and home by 2:30.  Really tired, so napped a bit.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, checked Facebook, checked AncestryDNA some more, and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that 2017 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference Compendium posted.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, took out the trash, finished my Grisham book, and started the Crais book.  Washed dishes too.  Padres lost to Rangers 4-3, so now 13-22 on the season.  This was one we could have won.  Drat.

*  Online at 8:45 p.m. to read, add to the NGS post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Checked out the subject for 52 Ancestors and found I have no records at all for him, just online trees and some census records.  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, May 8, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 8 May 2017

Another week has started, and things are still not getting done here - the garage, the trust, the car, but some genealogy gets done almost every day, and my Padres play almost every day (not yesterday - they were rained out!).  Priorities...

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m. and I joined Mondays With Myrt in progress.  I contributed a bit on RootsMagic and on the National City Birth Register.

*  Really sleepy after that, but edited the CVGS newsletter one last time, printed off the master copy, and then took a nap.

*  Up at noon, had lunch, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 30 April to 6 May 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of John Freeman (1626-1719) of Eastham, Mass. - Part 2 posted.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote RootsMagic Provides Video Demonstrating Ancestry.com TreeShare and WebHints.

*  Left at 1:30 p.m. for the UPS Store to copy, fold, stamp and label the 15 newsletters we sent to members without email, and then went to Ralph's to grocery shop.  Home by 3 p.m.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, worked a bit in Ancestry finding random persons in the RootsMagic database adding content and sources.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner and read the paper.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, do the dishes and read my Grisham book.  Padres beat Rangers 5-1 so we're now 13-20 on the season.  We go on Tuesday - the game is at 12:40 p.m.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 7 May 2017

It was a rainy day all day, so the Padres were rained out.  That meant a big genealogy day for me.  Yay!

*  Read email and blogs while watching Fox News Sunday, then off to church at 9:30.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 30 April to 6 May 2017 post, then worked on the Amanuensis Monday transcription and post.  Had lunch, online to answer email and start the new Best Of post.

*  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and sent it off to the proofers.  

*  Looked at Geni, checked Facebook, watched the RootsMagic video, and rested my eyes.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 30 April to 6 May 2017 posted.

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

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read email and blogs, the worked in Ancestry resolving 21 1910 census entries from Worcester County, Mass. for Seaver folks, adding content and sources.  Sources now at 83,340.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7 hours.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

My Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 5-6 May 2017

These were typical spring/summer weekend genealogy days - some writing, some searching, and Padres games in the evening that really cut down on my genealogy time.

1)  Friday, 5 May 2017 - Cinco de Mayo:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and then to the 99 Cent Store to shop.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 174: #253 Sarah (Kinnan) Putman (1760-1841) of New Jersey and New York posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 5 May 2017.

*  Reviewed and edited the Source Citation presentation and handout.  

*  Had lunch, rested my eyes, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter - got it about 60% done.  

*  Wrote My RootsMagic Family Tree Online Revisited.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts for Saturday.  Did some database cleanup and found content and sources searching on Ancestry in the 1910 census.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to have dinner, and online at 6:15 p.m. to answer email, add to the Best Of post, and do some more searching.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my Grisham book, and washed dishes.  Dodgers beat my Padres 8-2 in a 4 hour 10 minute 9 inning game, ending at 11:20 p.m.  I did not journal.  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 6 May 2017 - got 5.5 hours sleep:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to put wash in the dryer, then off to breakfast at Callenders at 8 a.m. with the church guys.  Picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (England to New England, Wife of Francis Hamant) posted.

*  Read and downloaded the handouts from WDYTYA? Live - lots of good stuff about UK/Ireland research.  That was fun.

*  Rested my eyes, had lunch, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- I Write Like ... posted.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and familySearch database posts.  Checked Facebook.  Worked matching profiles in RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree in the Dill family.  Resolved 70 Ancestry Record Hints adding content and sources to the database.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper and the Grisham book.  Padres lost 10-1 to the Dodgers, so now 12-20 on the season.

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work on the CVGS Newsletter draft (95% now) and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 4 May 2017

Well, the Fourth was with me, but I didn't get much done due to fourths beyond my control.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 1889 Birth Record of Devier David Carringer in National City, California posted, and wrote BCG Offers Free DNA Webinar on Tuesday, 16 May, 8 p.m. Eastern and set it for later.

*  Got the Source presentation and handout up to snuff so I'm ready for the SDGS meeting in July.  Whew.

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, took a nap, and read my Grisham book.  Padres lost 3-2 to the Rockies in 11 innings, so now 12-18 on the season.  A 4 hour game.  

*  Online at 4:45 to read, add to the Best Of post, and then in to have dinner at 5:20 p.m. and watch TV news.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.  Worked on the 1910 Census Hints on Ancestry but only resolved 11 of them, adding content and sources to my database, because Lori called with bad news about her friend's son who has cancer.   

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 2-3 May 2017

Padres baseball severely cut into my genealogy time these two days.  But I feel like I made some progress.

1)  Tuesday, 2 May:

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Noted that  Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1826 Death Record for Anna Siursdtr in Voss, Norway posted, then worked on the Source Citation presentation for SDGS.  

*  Researched and wrote Mining Findmypast Family Tree Hints - Finding Richman Cousins.  Had lunch, rested my eyes, and then answered email and added data from email to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote Searching the World War II Young Men's Draft Database on Ancestry.com.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate dinner at Tin Fish and into Petco Park by 6:40 p.m.  Padres beat the Rockies 6-2.  We've won 3 of 4 when we attend this season.  We were home after 11 p.m. so I didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 3 May:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Visiting Liverpool in 2012: Post 462 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Wrote National Library of Ireland Genealogy Service 2017 and set it for later.  Printed out the CVGS Board papers, and took a short nap.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's group, and then the CVGS Bored meeting.  Had a look at FTM 2017 interface with FamilySearch.  Home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Latest Family Tree Maker 2017 Update News (3 May 2017).  Had a short nap.  Checked Facebook, then worked on the Treasure Chest post.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, and then put out the trash.  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, finish up the Thursday post, and read email and blogs.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read the Grisham book I got at the library today.  Washed dishes, and read email, blogs and Facebook on the phone.  Padres lost 11-3 and it wasn't that close.  So we're now 12-17 on the season.

*  Online to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours,

Monday, May 1, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 1 May 2017

May has started with a bang for my research - I had an all-day session today with no Padres game and got quite a bit done.  Let's see if I can remember it all.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 9:45 a.m. to read, note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 23 to 29 April 2017 posted, and worked on the syllabus for my Education presentation.  Added more slides to the presentation also. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Nathaniel Ambrose (1678-1745) of Chester, New Hampshire posted.  Worked in the database adding data for two of my correspondents on a Dill line and a Seaver line.  Searched for records and found quite a bit, added events and sources.  

*  Had lunch, answered email, rested my eyes for 15 minutes in the computer chair, and then worked some more in the database on the Dill line, finding biographies and obituaries, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Downloaded the Padre tickets for May and printed them out.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Saw posts on Facebook and wrote Latest Family Tree Maker 2017 Update and FamilySync News and RootsMagic TreeShare News Update.

*  Read more on Facebook, then found obituaries on GenealogyBank for several Seaver folks, so transcribed them into the Notes for the persons.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest Tuesday post, then worked in the 1910 Census on Ancestry Hints and resolved 22 of them, adding content and sources for Connecticut folks.  

*  Looked for Pickford obituaries and records and added some content and sources to the database.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  

*  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 11.0 hours.  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 30 April 2017

The last day of April - 2017 is now 33% complete.  Amazing how the time flies.  i'm having fun most days, except for the dentist days...several more coming.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Dropped Linda at the nail salon and home to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Picked her up and home by 12:30 p.m.

*  Had lunch, watched TV and then the Padres game, took a recliner nap, read the paper and finished my Connelly book.  Good one!  Padres won 5-2 in 11 innings, so now 11-16, 3-4 on the road trip.  We go Tuesday night again.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to find a probate record to transcribe, read blogs, add to the Best Of post and answer emails.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m. watched TV news, worked in the front picking weeds, and in at 6:10 p.m. to go online.

*  Transcribed the will and wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  Resolved 234 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.

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

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

*  47,657 persons (+ 73)
* 19,073 families  (+ 39)
* 153,929 events  (+ 279)

*  2,979 Alternate Names (+ 289)
*  9,877  places  (- 47)
* 1,505 sources (+ 12)
* 82,834  citations (+ 447)
*  1,131 Multi-media Items (+ 0)
*  3,117 Multimedia links (+ 0)
*  16,376 matched to FSFT (+ 306)

 I'm up to 53.81%  (+0.19%) for citations/events and 173.81% (+0.67%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for April (compared to stats for March
):

*  130,080 page views (4,336 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 609)
*  33,076 page views ( 1067 per day, Statcounter, - 170)
*  25,503 unique visitors (823 per day, Statcounter, - 106)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,165
 readers via email (Feedburner) (- 2)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Saturday - 29 April 2017

The only thing genealogy-wise I did today was read blogs, resolve Ancestry hints and research descendants of my ancestors.  A fun day, with a nice lunch and a great Padres game.  I wish every Saturday was this good!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, home to change clothes, and we left at 9:30 a.m. for Harbor Island and the retirement party for our financial advisor, Liz.  Sat with friends and got caught up on family, and had a nice lunch.  The retirement stuff went a little long, but the reminiscences of Liz's life were priceless.

*  We were home by 1 p.m., and I read quickly, noting that Surname Saturday -- COPELAND (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Genealogy Sayings in Latin posted.  Went to the recliner and got a nap while "watching" ESPN draft day.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then worked through 233 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic database.  Used suggested records for some to add more to the database.  Email provided info on a Dill family so I added them to the Ancestry tree, got Hints, and added content and sources to the database.  FUN!

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, then the Connelly book, and washed dishes.  Padres beat Giants 12-4, so now 10-16 and in 4th place again.  

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today 4.5 hours.

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 28 April 2017

Happy 9th birthday to my 4th grandchild, Audrey.  She is the sassy one, the verbal one, the sneaky one.  She still wants piggyback rides and to play the kissing game, and loves my Dove bars and all of the junk food in the world.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and we went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:40 a.m.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 173: #252 Peter Victorse Putman (1760-1835) of New Jersey and New York posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 28 April 2017 and set ir for later.

*  Answered email, worked on Ancestry for awhile in the Overseas Deaths database trying to find two Seavers in the files, and failed.  

*  Had pizza for lunch, then online to read whatever, and rested my eyes a bit, then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 28 April 2017.  

*  Wrote three posts on the CVGS blog and then wrote the Surname Saturday post and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to finish dinner, eat it, watch TV news, and then online at 6:20 p.m. to read and write the SNGF post.  Went in at 7 p.m. to call Audrey and sing to her, then watched the Padres game, read the paper and my Connelly book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Giants 4-3, so now 9-16 on the year and 5th place.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 27 April 2017

Just another genealogy day, with a successful escape from Costco Island, a nap, a Padres loss and some online research.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Costco, had lunch there, and home by 11 a.m.  

*  Noted that 1917 Connecticut Military Census Record for John Henry Richmond - Post #362 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Findmypast Offers Free Access to 1.9 Billion Essential Records for Five Days.

*  Answered email, and worked a bit in RootsMagic.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Disputing Sarah A.C. Seaver's Will.  Did some searching for the cousins without much success.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked on the 52 Ancestor biography.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, hang up the wash.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and my Connelly book, and did the dishes.  Padres lost 6-2 to the Snakes, so now 9-15 on the season.

*  Online at 9:10 p.m. to read email and blogs, worked on a Seaver problem from email, and added some folks to the database.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 26 April 2017

I thought it was the 25th all day today.  I wonder if I fooled anyone?  And my Padres won a game tonight.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 2012 Legacy Cruise Photos - Part 5: Post 461 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Databases Coming Soon at Ancestry.com and set it for later.  Rested my eyes in the computer chair.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's group and the CVGS meeting.   The speaker was John on World War I and he did a nice job of it.  I gleaned several useful databases from the talk.   

*  Home by 2 p.m. and read email and blogs, but sleepy so took a good nap on the bed.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote More on Find A Grave Memorials and My Family Tree.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered email and an Ancestry message on Aubles.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, put the trash out.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Thursday post.

*  Went in at 6:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Mark Dawson book, and started the Connelly book.  Padres were down 5-3 in the 9th but scored 5 to win it 8-5 over the Snakes.  Pads now 9-14 on the season and still not in last place.  

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 25 April 2017

This was a stay-at-home and do genealogy day.  Succeeded.  But then the Padres lost.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1818 Birth Record for Brithe Olsdtr in Voss, Norway posted, answered email, and then added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked more in the Education presentation and am about 90% done.  Need to critically review and add or edit or delete stuff, then work on the handout.  

*  Wrote Book Review -- "The Missing Man" by Nathan Dylan Goodwin and had lunch, then rested my eyes.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked in Family Tree on a Seaver line.  Worked in RootsMagic too in the D surnames adding content and sources.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on How Many Find A Grave Hints Do I Have on Ancestry? and then added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, we ate dinner, and I was online at 6:10 p.m. to read and write the Wordless Wednesday post.

*  Went in at 6:45 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my books on the tablet and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Snakes 9-3, so now lost 4 in a row.  Crap, 8-14.

*  Online at 9:45 to read, answer email and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 24 April 2017

It didn't seem like a Monday because there was no Mondays With Myrt and Russ.  I got some things done today too, and my Padres lost again.  Drat.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the 99 Cent Store and Walgreens.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 April 2017 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked on the Education presentation and finished up the outline, now I need screen shots and the handout and editing.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:15 p.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of John Freeman (1626-1719) of Eastham, Mass. - Part 1 posted.  Rested my eyes a bit too.

*  Worked in RootsMagic awhile, adding content for people without birth dates, and also in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Can I Search Your Blog to Find Reviews?  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and back online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post but it posted because I got the schedule date wrong.  Oh well, it's mo big deal.

*  Went in at 6:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read the Kindle book (almost done!) and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Snakes 7-6 after being behind 6-0 in the 6th.   So we're 8-13 and have lost 3 straight.  It's a season of streaks - lose 3 of 4, win 4 of 6, lose 5, win 3, lose 3.

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




Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 23 April 2017

This was a typical summer Sunday - church, a Padres game, and not much research.

*  Read email and blogs on the phone while watching Meet the Depressed.  We left for church at 9:30, stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and were home by 11:50.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that John Finch is Program Speaker at CVGS Meeting on 26 April and edited Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 April 2017 one last time.

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat lunch, read the paper, and took a recliner nap.  Awake just in time for the Padres game.  Padres lost to the Marlins 7-3, so are now 8-12 on the season.

*  Came in and started transcribing the will for Amanuensis Monday.  Called to dinner at 5:30 p.m. and watched TV news, then washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 16 to 22 April 2017 posted.  Finished the transcription and wrote the blog post for Monday.

*  Looked at Ancestry Hints, checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Tired.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 22 April 2017

This was not a big genealogy research day, although I had some moments.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs and change the wash out, then picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Managed to run my big 16 gb flash drive through the washing machine (but not the dryer), not sure how much survived.  Put RootsMagic on the other flash drive.

*  Left at 9:30 a.m. for the FHC in Mission Valley to lead the SDGS RootsMagic User Group class.  Only 3 students, but we filled 90 minutes.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, read, note that Surname Saturday -- BOWERS (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Trees in Your Database? posted.

*  Went in and watched TV and had a recliner nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry post and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile.  Improved the Place List and deleted some one-person trees too.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the Padres game, read the paper and then my genealogy mystery book on the tablet, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Marlins 6-3 in 11 innings, so now 8-11 on the season and 5-3 at home.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to write two blog posts.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, April 21, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 21 April 2017

Another week gone by - that's 16 in 2017.  This was a stay-at-home day.  It was nice outside, I only went out in the morning to drive Linda to and fro.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 172: #249 Elisabeth (Pickel) Sovereen (1764-1849) of New Jersey and Ontario posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 21 April 2017 and set it for later.

*  Worked on the Education presentation - got another 20 or so slides in, about 50% done now.

*  Ate lunch, got the stuff on the flash drive, and ready for Saturday.  Added to the Best Of post.  Had a doze in the computer chair.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic cleaning up data, especially alternate names.  Answered some email.

*  Wrote Dear Randy: How Do You Handle Female Names? and then the Surname Saturday post.  Added content to the RootsMagic file.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m. and watched TV news, then online at 6 p.m. to write the SNGF post and worked some more in RootsMagic.  Found several more Seaver families.  Cleaned up some of the orphan profiles in the RM file too.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and then my genealogy book on the tablet, and washed dishes.  Padres beat the Marlins 5-3, so now 8-10 and won 3 in a row.  5-2 at home.

*  Online at 9:40 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 20 April 2017

It's already the 20th day of April?  I actually started on one of my new presentations today but then the Internet got slow.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 1785 Birth and Baptism Record of John Potman in Walpack, N.J. - Post #361 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Started in on my new Education presentation and got maybe 15% done.  Had lunch, dozed off in my chair, and online again to note that New Living DNA Project Aims to Map Germany’s Genetic History posted.

*  Worked more on the presentation, but had to reboot because the Internet got slow (I think it was an ISP problem), and it worked OK, so worked a bit in Legacy with reports - getting an error on an Ancestor Book. 

*  Wrote Seavers in the News - 1976 Obituary of Charles H. Seaver.  Checked Facebook and did a bit of research on the children of Charles H. Seaver - managed to add spouses and BMD data.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, ate dinner, and online at 6 p.m. to read email and blogs quickly, and then back to the TV to watch the Padres beat the Snakes 4-1 in another well-pitched game.  Padres are now 7-10, and 7-6 in well-pitched games by Padres pitchers.  We aren't scoring much!

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday, and wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 April 2017

Back in the blogging saddle again after a long weekend with the grandkids.  They went home Tuesday at noon, but then we went to the Padres game on Tuesday night and got home after 11 p.m.  Linda refuses to leave even through we were losing 11-1.  They lost 4 in Atlanta and then Tuesday night.  Better news tonight.  Wednesday highlights:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 and we went to Ralphs and home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted tha2012 Legacy Cruise Photos - Part 4: Post 460 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Discounts End Saturday, April 22, 2017 and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked in Legacy V9 for awhile.  Took an eye-rest and maybe a nap.  Up at noon to eat lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, made an FTM 16 report for a 3rd cousin correspondent, and emailed it off to her.  

*  Left at 2 p.m. for the dentist to finally get my crown installed, easy-peasy.  One more to go in three weeks.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then wrote Getting Hints on Legacy Family Tree Version 9 Profiles and checked Facebook.  Answered more email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV, then put out the trash.  Online at 6 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post and answer email.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and FT Magazine, and the tablet needed charging.  Read email and blogs and FB on the phone.  Padres hit a homer in the bottom of the 8th to beat Arizona 1-0.  Padres now 6-10 on the season.  We are 2-1 in person.  

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, April 14, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 14 April 2017

Life will change here in Chula Vista for the weekend and early next week - we have Tami's kids for Easter until Tuesday.  I anticipate not journaling for three nights and maybe four depending on how tired I am on Tuesday.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y before 7:30, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went shopping at Ralph's.

*  Home by 9:45 a.m. to read, note that 52 Ancestors - Week 171: #248 Jacob Zavering/Sovereign (1759-1851) of New Jersey and Ontario posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 April 2017.  Took a short nap.

*  Up at noon to eat lunch, then answered email and worked a bit on AncestryDNA adding Notes to the new shared matches - now up to 179.  Wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 14 April 2017 and set it for later.

*  Wrote several posts for the weekend.  Checked Facebook.  Took another short nap (why am I always tired?)

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes, and stuffed the plastic Easter eggs with jelly beans for the kids to hunt.  Padres lost to Braves 5-2, so now 5-6 on the season.  Can't get over the .500 hump.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write more blog posts for the weekend.  Have only the Amanuensis post to do for Monday and need one for Tuesday.

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