Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 24 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 lbogs, 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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 April 2017

This was a stay-at-home day after the morning trip to Costco.  I got caught up on blogging, but didn't get around to the other tasks.  Maybe on Friday.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 1735 Birth Record of Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) of Medfield, Mass. - Post #360 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Piked up Linda at 9:30 and we went to Costco to shop.  Home by 10:15 a.m.

*  Rested my eyes a bit, had lunch, then online to answer email and work on the 52 Ancestors post.  Researched and wrote Seavers in the News-- Obituary for Alforetta (Bloss) Seaver in Watertown, N.Y. and then wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Wrote National DNA Day Website Announced.  Checked Facebook.  Went out at 5 p.m. to water the front plants and pull weeds.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post for Friday and write Legacy's Family Tree Webinars is Free April 14th through 16th.  Gloria came over to visit too.  No Padres game today.

*  Read blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 12 April 2017

It was a fairly full genealogy day, but I made little progress on my projects.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to Dollar Tree again for Easter cards and candy.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that 2012 Legacy Cruise - Part 3: Post 459 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and added to the Best Of post, then rested my eyes.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the library and got set up for the Research Group meeting.  We had 14, and it went long because someone talked too much (not me!).  Home at 2:45 p.m. to watch the end of the Padres game.  Pads won 6-0 over Rockies, so now 5-5 on the season.  

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote My "Improved" FamilyTreeDNA Ethnicity Estimates.  Answered email and checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, look for data for the 52 Ancestors biography (can't find my notebook!) and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Answered more email and looked for my special forms - finally found them, I need to get them all in one place that I can remember.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 11 April 2017

I just realized I'm three months out from my SDGS talks and haven't even started.  Life has piled up on me a bit - especially the dental work which will be another month at least.  Then there's the dead car, the broken fence and the full-of-crap garage.  And the Padres games every night.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, and picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1876 Naturalization Record for T.S. Leland posted and rested my eyes for 20 minutes before leaving for the dentist.

*  At the dentist's office by 10:25, and she replaced the temporary filling, took impressions for a new crown, and installed a temporary crown, all without novocaine.  No problem, since the tooth had a root canal last week.  

*  Home by 12 noon to eat lunch, read blogs, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and mess around some in the database.  Tried to make Calc work on my Kinship report and failed, so used FTM 2014 to do it and it worked.  Wrote Responses to Kinship Report Post - Family Tree Maker Can Do It!.

*  Dozed in my chair for 30 minutes using the MyHeritage donut headrest, and worked a bit in Ancestry but didn't add much.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the Padres game, wash dishes, read the paper and then finished up a digital book on the tablet.  Started The Missing Man on the tablet.  Padres lost 3-2 to the Rockies, so now 4-5 on the season.

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, and checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 9-10 April 2017

I stayed up too late last night so I didn't journal.

1)  Sunday, 9 April:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:45 a.m., and home by 11:30 a.m.

*  Finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2 to 8 April 2017 post, and started the new post.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch database posts - Ancestry had no new databases on their site at the time.

*  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to eat lunch, watch the Padres game, read the paper, and took a nap, Padres lost to Giants 5-3, so now 3-4 on the season.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to transcribe the Amanuensis probate record, and noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 2 to 8 April 2017 posted.  Checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Amanuensis post, and updated the CVGS Newsletter draft to final.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook again, and did more email and updated Google Calendar and totally forgot about watching WDYTYA?  Drat.  Online until 11:15 p.m.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 10 April 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:50 a.m. and home to get on the Mondays With Myrt panel;.  Made comments, offered opinions, did not present anything of value.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and printed off the newsletter draft.  Sent the PDF to the email list.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 April 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- 1719 Probate Records for George Brown (1651-1719) of Eastham, Mass. posted.

*  Took a 40 minute nap, had lunch, and left at 1:30 p.m. for the UPS Store to publish the newsletter and then to Ralph's for groceries.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Update News.  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then revised the Ancestry database post because they finally added the new and updated databases from last week on Monday .

*  Looked for a document for Treasure Chest and found one.  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to east dinner, read the paper and watch the Padres game.  Padres won 5-3 over Rockies, so record is now 4-4 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Treasure Chest post.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 7 and 8 April 2017

I say "semi-genealogy" because we spent both evenings at Petco Park rooting on our Padres to victories.  i'm tired!

1)  Friday, 7 April 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up, and home by 9:15.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 170: #243 Maritjen (Keller) Dafoe (1729-1789) of New York, Vermont and Ontario posted and wrote Findmypast’s Catholic Heritage Archive Continues to Grow and New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 April 2017.  Also the Surname Saturday post.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, had lunch, and online to write RootsWeb Can't Create a New Mailing List Right Now. Later? and Get Free Advice About and Access to Probate Records on NEHGS on 18-25 April 2017 and the SNGF post for Saturday.

*  We left at 2 p.m. for El Pollo Loco for takeout dinner for Linda, then to Palomar station for the trolley, and were in Petco Park by 3:15 p.m. for the 3:40 game.  I had a pizza slice - better than last year from PizzaPort.  Padres won 7-6 in a good up-and-down game.  We were home by 7:40 p.m., so I read, checked Facebook, but didn't journal.  

*  Went in at 9:30 to read my book and watch news.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 8 April 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs and dry the clothes, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. and left at 9:25 for the SDGS meeting.

*  Got to the SDGS meeting by 9:45 a.m. and talked to folks, then Del did his Evernote talk.  Decided to skip the second half because I couldn't read the screen, so home by 11:45 a.m. to find that the house cleaner had not come, so we made the bed.  

*  Online to note that Surname Saturday -- MARTIN (England to colonial New England) posted and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Family's Increase too.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat lunch, and had a recliner doze.  Online at 2 p.m. to work on the CVGS Newsletter draft and read email and blogs.  

*  We left at 3:30 p.m. for In 'n' Out for dinner, then to the 24th St trolley station and were in Petco Park by 5 p.m.  Padres won 2-1 in a well-pitched game, so the Padres are now 3-3 on the season - this may be the best record all year.  We'll see.  Linda and I are 2-0 in the games we have attended to date.  A good start for us.

*  Home by 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.




Thursday, April 6, 2017

My Genea-Thursday - 6 April 2017

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, but I didn't find anything new.  It was another nice day outside but I didn't go out much.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to Dollar Tree for Easter stuff and more.

*  Home by 10 a.m. to note that 1772 Birth Record of Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850) of Medfield, Mass. - Post #359 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote Findmypast Launches Six Counties In Six Months - Wiltshire This Month!.  Worked a bit in Findmypast on Wiltshire folks.  May have an idea for Ann Marshman's parents!

*  Went in at 12:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat lunch, read the paper and take my nap.  Pads lost 10-2 to Dodgers, so now 1-3 on the season.  We go on Friday.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote Searching Wiltshire Parish Registers on Findmypast.  Checked Facebook.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watch TV news, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then started the CVGS Newsletter and have it about 75% done.

*  worked on the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the blog post.  Checked Facebook again and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 5 April 2017

Another relatively short genealogy day with essentially no research performed.  I need to go hunting more to make me feel I accomplished something.  The tooth is fine right now.  It was a nice day today, should cool off tomorrow.

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

*  Online at 9:15 a.m. to read, noted that 2012 Legacy Cruise Photos: Part 2 -- Post 458 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 8 April Features Del Ritchhart on Evernote.  Printed off the CVGS Bored meeting stuff.  Tired, so went in to rest my eyes for 15 minutes, which turned into 45.

*  Hurried off at 11:30 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then the library to get to the CVGS Bored meeting right on time.  Did I mention I was bored?  Left at 2 p.m. and was home by 2:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Which Record Provider Provides the Most Record Hints?  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.  Put the trash out.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and read blogs and email.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, did the dishes and read email and blogs on the tablet.  Padres lost to Dodgers 3-1 so now 1-2 on the season.  A good game.  

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 4 April 2017

It was really not much of a genealogy day what with the dentist, my nap and the Padres game.  Oh well, I'll have to be more time efficient I guess.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1850 Marriage Record for Sjur Torgersen and Brita Olsdtr in Voss, Norway posted.  

*  Left at 9:30 a.m. for the dentist (the root canal guy) and he essentially did it all again and gave me a temporary small tooth that the primary dentist will have to adapt to somehow.  Home by 12:15 with a numb mouth.

*  Read for awhile, hungry so had a pudding, and then took a 90 minute nap.

*  The numbness eventually wore off, and I read, added to the Best Of post, answered email and eventually wrote Dear Randy: Can I Make a Kinship Report in RootsMagic?.  Checked Facebook, and then wrote Latest Update from Family Tree Maker About FTM 2017.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, then online after 6 to read, and write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went out at 7 p.m. to get some air, pulled some weeds, and came in with higher hopes for the Padres second game of the season.  Read the paper, washed the dishes, and read my Stephen Coonts book.  Padres beat the Dodgers 4-0 behind 8 innings of Clayton Richard and enough offense.  Padres now 1-1 on the season.  It may be the last time they're at .500.  Hope springs eternal.  Read email and blogs on the tablet.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Monday, April 3, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 2 and 3 April 2017

These were not full genealogy days for different reasons.  The weather was nice too - high around 75 and sunny.  The mouth is feeling OK, have the check-out-the-root-canal appointment on Tuesday.

1)  Sunday, 2 April:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, and then off to church at 9:40 a.m. Home by 11:30 a.m.

*  Wrote and posted Updated information on Family Tree Maker 2017 Release, and finished up the Best Of blog.  Went in to eat lunch, read the paper and watch TV.  Took a nap watching game shows.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, started the new Best Of post, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 26 March to 1 April 2017 posted.  Checked Facebook.  Transcribed the probate records for Monday.

*  Went out at 4 p.m. to mow the rest of the back yard - knee high weeds and grass.  Whew.  Came in at 5 p.m. to cool off and watch TV, have dinner, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 26 March to 1 April 2017 posted, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Watched WDYTYA the Jessica Biel episode.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 3 April:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 a.m. and home before 9.  Joined the Mondays With Myrt hangout and talked a bit about RootsMagic sync features.  

*  Added to the Best Of blog, noted that  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 March to 1 April 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- 1692 Probate Record for Abigail Young (1628-1692) of Eastham, Mass. posted. Took a nap, and had lunch, and checked email and blogs before 1 p.m.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Padres/Dodgers game from L.A.  Padres lost 14-3 so we're 0-1 on the season.  It was worse last year, we lost 16-0 in the opener to the Dodgers.  Pitching will suck this year, I fear.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to write Found - Sarah (Knapp) Auble (1818-1904) Death and Burial Records.  Checked Facebook and answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, and did dishes, then watched the NCAA basketball championship.  Read email and blogs at halftime.  NC won 71-65 but it was closer than that.  

*  Online at 8:40 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday, then added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 1 April 2017

This was a somewhat different Saturday - gave a talk, did some reading, took a nice nap.  Hmm, sounds like most Saturdays these days!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to put the wash in the dryer, read email, and off for the 8 a.m. men's group breakfast.  Picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45.  Read blogs, answered email, noted that  Surname Saturday - WEED (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted and wrote A Note From Jack Minsky on Family Tree Maker 2017 Shipping Plans.

*  Had lunch, took my meds, and checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Have You Visited? posted.

*  Went in to watch TV and had an hour nap in the recliner.  Online for awhile to read, then watched the NCAA game (Gonzaga and SC).  That was over at 5:15 so online to read briefly, and then packed up the laptop and off to my dinner.

*  Got to the Spring Valley Historical Society meeting before 6, in time for the potluck dinner, and have my "Be a Family History Detective" talk to the group of about 20.  Got a little tour of the museum in the Bancroft house.  They were welcoming and the food was good.  Home by 8:45 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Friday, March 31, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 31 March 2017

Well, it's the end of March.  3 months down, nine to go.  Day 91 is tomorrow.  I feel better today...and am taking my meds.  This was a stay-at-home day, but I even worked in the yard a bit.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, then picked her up and we went to the jeweler's and then to the grocery store.

*  Home by 10 a.m. to note that 52 Ancestors - Week 169: #241 Johann Ernst Dafoe (1726-1784) of New York, Vermont and Ontario posted and to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 31 March 2017.

*  Worked on the Saturday night presentation and got it on the flash drive, on google Drive and Dropbox to transfer to the laptop.  Rested my eyes for awhile, then had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, answer email and add to the Best Of post.  Wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 31 March 2017.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Worked on some MyHeritage record matches.

*  Went out to survey the back yard, and the grass and weeds are really high.  I mowed the north side and will do the west side sometime over the weekend.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the two Saturday posts.  Set up the laptop to get the Saturday presentation on it.  Still waiting after 15 minutes for Google Drive and Dropbox to do it.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 March (with increases in the numbers from 28 February in parentheses):

*  47,584 persons (+ 91)
* 19,034 families  (+ 37)
* 153,650 events  (+ 479)

*  2,890 Alternate Names (+ 203)
*  9,924  places  (- 6)
* 1,493 sources (+ 20)
* 82,387  citations (+ 1144)
*  1,131 Multi-media Items (+ 1)
*  3,117 Multimedia links (+ 3)
*  16,070 matched to FSFT (+ 444)

 I'm up to 53.62%  (+0.58%) for citations/events and 173.14% (+2.08%) for citations/persons.

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

*  153,300 page views (4,945 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 1232)
*  33,076 page views ( 1067 per day, Statcounter, - 170)
*  25,503 unique visitors (823 per day, Statcounter, - 106)

*  >1,200 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,167 readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 6)





Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday and Thursday - 29-30 March 2017

The tale of two days...one essentially lost and the second a decent genealogy day.

1)  Wednesday, 29 March:

*  Got all of 3 or 4 hours of sleep in short bursts due to fever and toothache.  Woke up with my mouth hurting and swollen at the root of tooth #30. Took some Aeve which helped.  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, and picked her up.

*  Home at 9:10 a.m. to call the dentist, and got a 9:30 appointment.  She looked at it and said I needed a Root Canal.  Down a block to the RC dentist, and he did it.  Went to Ralph's for a prescription.

*  Home by 1 p.m. without lunch, and missed the CVGS meeting at noon.  Took my medicine and tried to nap.  Failed.  Online to note that 2012 Legacy Cruise Photos: Part 1 -- Post 457 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then wrote First Take on AncestryDNA Genetic Communities.

*  Had a pudding and some grapes, then tried to take another nap, which failed.  Checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV and dozed off for 30 minutes.  Felt better.  We had dinner and I read the paper and did dishes and put the trash out.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, and didn't do much else.  Didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was maybe 4.0 hours.

2)  Thursday, 30 March:

*  Got 9 hours of good sleep, and awoke at 6:30 a.m. feeling much better.  The root canal and meds seem to be doing their job.  Dropped Linda off, home for breakfast and to read email and blogs, then picked her up.

*  Home by 9:15 a.m. to add to the Best Of post, answer email and note that 1749 Marriage Record of Johan Ernst Defuh and Maritgen Keller - Treasure Chest Thursday Post #358 posted.  Wrote Family History Labs Survey - Your Help is Needed.

*  Worked a bit in my Ancestry Tree, and found that Find A Grave had a burial for Sarah Auble!  A new record for me.  Modified my Ancestry Trees to reflect it.  Requested a photo on Find A Grave.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, then had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work on Seavers in the News -- Albert E. Seaver Dies in San Antonio, Texas.  Did some searching on Ancestry for the family and added persons, content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 9.5 hours.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 28 March 2017

Another day, more blog posts.  Some interesting topics, though.  My tooth hurt again today, so I went to the dentist.  i'm not sure it is better.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1876 Marriage Record for Torger Sjursen Leland and Anna Ellingsdatter Natvig posted and wrote Genetic Communities™ Beta: New Innovation from AncestryDNA.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Double checked the income taxes, finished them up and submitted them electronically.  Accepted.  Done.  Yippee!

*  Answered email, grabbed some lunch, then went off to the dentist for a 12 noon emergency appointment.  She shaved the temporary crown down and it felt better - I can eat on it.  However, I may have an infection because it hurt when I touch the gum all the way to the root.  We'll see.

*  Home by 12:30, and took my nap.  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then wrote More Answers About TreeShare in RootsMagic.  Checked Facebook.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post.  

*  Had to go to the store to get spaghetti sauce, and home for Linda to fix it.  We ate at 4:15 p.m.  I read the paper, watched TV and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 290 Ancestry Hints adding sources and content.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 27 March 2017

A typical Monday with some extra highlights.  Relatively cool and cloudy today, high in the upper 60s.  My tooth hurts where they put the temporary crown - may need to go back sooner than expected.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Joined Mondays With Myrt at 9:05 a.m., and talked about the interview on Extreme Genes, and other comments.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 19 to 25 March 2017 and Amanuensis Monday -- 1688 Will and Inventory of John Young (1624-1691) of Eastham, Mass. posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post and took my nap.  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, and write Extreme Genes Episode 184 Features Dave, Paul, Randy and Tom and then Family Tree Maker 2017 News - March 2017 and set it for later.

*  Took Linda to get her hair cut at 2:45 p.m. and home by 3:30.  Read and worked a bit with 23andMe DNA, then downloaded GRAMPS to see if I like it.  so far, no!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and another post for Tuesday, then worked some more in 23andMe and MyHeritage on the Whittle matches.  Answered some email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Genea-Weekend - 25-26 March 2017

It was a fairly typical weekend - not al ot of blogging or researching, but I did something both days.

1)  Saturday, 25 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, and printed off the RMUG questions, then picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Gathered the laptop, the flash drive and questions, and left for the FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley.

*  Got there by 9:40 a.m., and worked on Canadian databases on Ancestry and then looked for Sacramento Court Records on FamilySearch digital microfilm.  Didn't find what I waned.  The other court records are only on film, so I'll have to do that in SLC next year.

*  Went in at 10 a.m. to set up for the RootsMagic User Group and we had only 7, but they were a lively 7?

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to have lunch, took a nap in the recliner, watched basketball, and was online around 3 to read, add to the Best Of post and do some MyHeritage Record Matches, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic database.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- ELDREDGE (colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Day Your Grandfather Was Born posted.  Then it was back to basketball.

*  Went for a walk around the block, checked out the weeds in the back yard, came in and we had dinner, I read the paper, and watched more basketball.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, added to the Best Of post, then checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was about 6.5 hours

2)  Sunday, 26 March:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  We were off to church at 9:30 a.m. and stopped at the store on the way home for groceries, home by 11:50 a.m.

*  Had lunch, watched basketball, and had a recliner nap.  Online at 2 p.m. to read email and blogs, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 March 2017 posted.  Back to basketball.

*  Came in at 3 p.m. to read, then transcribed the will and inventory for the Amanuensis post, and back to the TV to see the end of the game.  Back online to answer email, check Facebook.

*  Went in to watch news at 5:30, had dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the new Best Of post, and note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 19 to 25 March 2017 posted, and wrote CVGS Program Meeting on 29 March Features Jeanette Shiel and then wrote the Amanuensis post.

*  Answered more email, got into 23andMe and downloaded Linda's raw data so I can put it on GEDMatch, then looked at her matches.  Two Lelands and a Whittle, that's good!  Read my Extreme Genes view too.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Friday, March 24, 2017

My Genea-Friday - 24 March 2017

It's only Friday?  It seemed like Saturday because the house cleaner came.  I actually did something useful this morning and tonight.

*  Dropped Linda off, then off to my doctor's appointment at 8 a.m. (smart move to make this early in the morning), then picked her up.  This was a routine appointment, the doc actually weighed me and did vital signs because the nurse was busy.  No problems.  He still wants me to have a colonoscopy...

*  Home by 9:10 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and note that 52 Ancestors - Week 168: #241 Anna (Van Vorst) (Van den Bogart) Kemp (1732-1789) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario posted.

*  Worked on the taxes and got through the first pass for everything.  Great news - a refund from both State and Feds.

*  Had lunch, then rested my eyes and dozed (?) for an hour.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 March 2017 and then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 24 March 2017.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went out at 4 p.m. to weed the front rose planters - got one done and a start on the second one.  Linda was happy.  In at 5:15 p.m. to wash up, then ate dinner, watched basketball and read the paper.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then corrected a family in FamilySearch Family Tree which an idiot changed - taking away the husband and six of seven kids.  I put them all back but it was a struggle, then worked on Dutch church records for a Putman family adding content and sources.  

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


Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Semi-Genea-Thursday - 23 March 2017

This was not a really fun day, and not much of a genealogy day either.  The dentist.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got the wash in the machine.

*  Noted that 1765 Birth Record of Aaron Smith (1765-1841) of Walpole, Mass. - Post #357 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, then added to the Best Of post, and worked on Updating my AncestryDNA Status.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, do a MyHeritage photo discovery set (only 3 of 10 added), and left at 1:30 p.m. for the dentist office.

*  2.5 hours in the chair, had a cavity filled on #21, and then got prepped for a crown on #30.  She took off the old crown and found decay, plus a cavity below the gumline, so she fixed that.  Then impressions for the crown and the installation of the temporary.  Home by 4:45 p.m. with a numb lower lip and tongue and teeth.

*  Read email and blogs, then went in for dinner and watched TV and read the paper and did the dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Genea-Wednesday - 22 March 2017

It was a rainy morning, and I stayed home all day except for a library book run.

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

*  Noted that 2012 Visit to Oslo, Norway -- Post 456 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, then took off to the library to return books and get two more.  Had lunch at McDonalds on the way home.  Picked some weeds in the front yard.

*  Homer by 12:30 p.m. to read, worked in Findmypast tree for awhile, but it bogged down for some reason.  Answered more email, then wrote Seavers in the News - Frank R. Seaver Leaves a Legacy.

*  Checked Facebook, worked some more in Findmypast, and went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes, and put out the trash.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post and resolved 92 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Sources now at 82,102.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and will go in to watch the end of the World Baseball Classic.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Genea-Tuesday - 21 March 2017

This was our 47th wedding anniversary today.  I got my See's peppermint patties, a weather station and printer ink and she got two dozen roses.  We went out to dinner.  I was pretty lethargic all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco and then to Ralphs for groceries.  Home by 10:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1904 Marriage License/Certificate for Severt Leland and Amelia Brocke posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Linda went to lunch with Barbara.  I took a nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, then read, worked a bit in Geni adding photos to profiles and checking Hints - nothing helpful.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: What Did You Mean by "Don't Want to Crap Up My RootsMagic Tree?" and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch TV and rest my eyes - got a short nap I think.  Paul called at 5 p.m. and we all talked until 5:30, then we left for Cafe Lamaze and dinner to celebrate the anniversary.  Home by 7:10 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, checked the Findmypast Hints (68,976, up from 662 the other day!).  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Monday Genea-Day - 20 March 2017

This was a pretty full genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs at home, picked her up and home before 9 a.m.  I joined Mondays With Myrt before air time.  Got to talk a bit about Pedigree Pie and One Page Genealogy.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and wrote Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™ and Ancestry Retires TreeSync as the news broke.  Then noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1731 Will of John Paine (1660-1731) of Eastham, Mass. posted. 

*  Took a short nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read blogs and add to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook.  Checked my Findmypast Tree Hints - up to 662.  

*  Had another short nap, and online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage Photo Discoveries and Record Matches.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then did more MyHeritage Record Matches, and resolved some Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources in my database.

*  Read, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Sunday Semi-Genealogy Day - 19 March 2017

Where does the time go?  This was day 78 of 2017.  12 more days until April Fools Day.  It was a pretty typical March Sunday here in the Genea-Cave.

*  Read blogs and email during Meet the Depressed, then off to church ast 9:40 as.m.  Home by 11:25 a.m.  Watched basketball for awhile, and had lunch.  Rested my eyes.

* Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and started the new Best Of post.  Went back in to watch basketball at 1 p.m. and rested my eyes some more.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then transcribed the John Paine will.  Good one, proves the Elizabeth Paine Snow relationship!  

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch basketball, napped this time, and we had dinner.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis post.  Searched form ore wills in the Barnstable probate records - found two new ones pretty quickly.  Captured, renamed, and filed for later processing.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  WDYTYA is on later.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Saturday Genealogy Day - `18 March 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day because there were no society meetings to go to.  I didn't get a lot done - tired from only 5 hours of sleep.  We even had a surprise visitor.

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

*  Read email and blogs, the neighbor's daughter came with a check for the shed demolition and I struggled to find the receipt and to print photos.  Finally succeeded.  Wrote the SNGF post.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- WORCESTER (England to colonial New England) posted, and rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch, then worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Critical Life Decision posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and tried to nap watching TV but failed.  Worked more in FSFT matching Seaver folks and adding content.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts for the weekend.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook again, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, March 17, 2017

My Thursday and Friday Days - 16-17 March 2017

I was too tired last night to journal, but got a good nights sleep and spent most of today online.  Except for the dryer repair, and the two naps.

1)  Thursday, 16 March:

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

*  Noted that 1795 Marriage Record for Aaron Smith and Mercy Plimpton in Medfield, Mass. - Post #356 of Treasure Chest Thursday and wrote Genealogical Forum of Oregon FREE Classes Next Week and set it for later.  Answered email.

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for lunch at Sunset with the Rohr engineers group.  Had an omelet.  Good discussion.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to watch TV with Linda and take a nap in the recliner.  Online before 2 p.m. to have the Hangout about Twile with Kelly.  Interesting options.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Estelle Seaver dies in 1952.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left after 5 p.m. for Black Angus to celebrate Barbara's birthday - 8 in the group.  One friend had just done her AncestryDNA and was excited.  Another came from a large Irish family in San Francisco.  Good food, too much food, good conversation, and we were home by 9 p.m.  

*  Wrote the two St. Patrick's Day posts and set them but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Friday, 17 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to the medical center for my lab tests, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to continue reading.  Noted that Census Whacking (Again!) on St. Patrick's Day and Happy St. Patrick's Day - I Didn't Know I Was Irish Until My DNA Told Me So! posted.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 167: #240 John Kemp (1723-1795) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 March 2017.

*  The Sears repair guy came to install the belt in the dryer, it took awhile, but he got it going.  We started the first wash load and washed and dried until after dinner.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap watching TV in the recliner.  

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, then answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 17 March 2017.  Took another nap.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Surname post, check Ancestry Hints, read Facebook, and I'm still tired.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 March 2017

Well, we survived the Ides of March, I think.  Except for the Marriott reservation for Jamboree of course.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to Ralphs to shop.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Family.Me Introduces an Easy and Fun Family Tree and 2012 Opening Day for the Padres -- Post 455 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Noted the SCGS post that the Marriott room bloc was full, so called and sure enough it was.  Drat.  I emailed the SDGS contact to see if we can go with them.

*  Wrote Dirk Weissleder Featured Speaker at 25 March SDGS German Interest Group Seminar, and then took my nap.  Up at 12 noon to eat lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then worked in One Page Genealogy and wrote Have You Tried One Page Genealogy?  It wouldn't create a 12 generation PDF fr me.  

*  Wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Checked Facebook, read Twitter, and read blogs.  The UPS guy brought the dryer belt so I called and got an appointment for the dryer repair on Friday morning.  Tried to start the Lincoln and it's deader than a doornail.  No electronics work.  Another problem.  Drat.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then added to the Best Of post, and tried again with the Marriott.  No luck again.

*  Worked a bit in MyHeritage adding content through FamilySearch Family Tree.  Also added another set of Photo Discoveries.

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Blogging Fool Tuesday - 14 March 2017

Ah, the Ides of March are upon us.  Beware, Caesar, Brutus lurks somewhere.  I stayed home and blogged a lot.

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1918 World War I Draft Registration Card for Severt Oliver Leland posted and wrote Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited for SCGS Jamboree Scholarship and set it for later.

*  Started to watch/listen to Mondays With Myrt but got sidetracked a bit.  Answered email, added to the Best Of blog, and took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 p.m. to read, and fixed the Ephraim Sawtell family on FamilySearch Family Tree - had to move 10 children back to Ephraim and Abigail from the family they were assigned to erroneously.  Grrr.  

*  Worked in Pedigree Pie and wrote Have You Tried Pedigree Pie?  Checked Facebook, then wrote FREE Access to All Irish Resources on AmericanAncestors.org from March 15 to 22 and set it for later.

*  Resolved more Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, watches/listened to Mondays with Myrt.  Worked in Ancestry Hints - got 102 resolved, adding content and sources to the database.  sources at 81,783.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote a post for the morning, wrote this post, and done.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.



Monday, March 13, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Monday - 13 March 2017

This was a day of waiting and waiting and frustration, but then got some decent work in at the end.

*  Read email before I left at 7 a.m. for jury duty in Chula Vista.  got there, got in line, saw Karin and we went in together at 7:30, and sat together in the jury lounge, and caught up on family.  We saw David also, and talked to him too.  They finally called 40 or so jurists for a 4 week trial, and we weren't called.  They released us at 11:15 a.m.  I was home by 11:45.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, had lunch and tried to nap.  The Sears repair guy was supposed to come between 1 and 5 p.m.  Waited all day, they finally called at 4:50 and said he was on the way.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Thomas Dill (1708-1761) Estate in Barnstable County, Massachusetts - Part 3 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 March 2017 posted, and wrote Findmypast Grant Five Days of Free Access To All Irish Records In Celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2017.

*  Tried to nap again, but failed.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email.  Tried to nap at 3 p.m. and Linda called me in.  Online at 4 p.m., and checked Facebook some more.

*  Went out at 4:50 p.m. to wait for the repair guy, and pulled weeds and talked to the neighbor.  He came at 5:10 p.m. and got the dryer open, diagnosed the program as the cable that tumbles the tub, and he didn't have the part needed, so he ordered it.  It will come on 23 March.  Grrr.

*  Went in for dinner at 6 p.m., and the potatoes burned, but the corned beef was great.  Read the paper, watched TV and did dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Tuesday post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching Seavers and standardizing places.  

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