Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 22 November 2017

I do remember where I was 54 years ago, and what my father's reaction was when I got home from school.  We watched TV all weekend.  It was warm today here in CV - 92F officially, a record for the date.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:14 a.m.

*  Noted that 2013 NGS Conference Photos, Part 4 -- Post 491 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Finding the Right Grandfather Cornelius Feather.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, went off to the library and bank, and home to read, answer email, and work in FamilySearch Family Tree matching one of the Seaver lines.  

*  Searched for and found the Richmond-White marriage, and wrote Finding the 1868 Richmond-White Marriage Record on FHL Digital Microfilm.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, wrote two Thanksgiving posts, TreeShared over 70 folks, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching a Horton line, and added a few folks to the database.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 21 November 2017

It was a pretty full genealogy and family history day.  I wish there had been more family history.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1806 Marriage Record of Thomas Morley and Jane Bury in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire posted, and wrote   MyHeritage Adds New York Newspapers and Marriage License Records.  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes.

*  We left at 11:15 a.m. for Carlsbad, and got to In 'n' Out by 12:05 p.m.  Waited for Tami's family to get there around 12:30.  Had lunch, talked to the kids some, and we left at 1:30 to head home.  It's not enough time to spend quiet time with each of them, and listen to their life experiences.  I wish we had gone up to Huntington Beach for the night.  A lesson learned.

*  We got home by 2:10 p.m., and I read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 21 November 2017.  Answered email, and dozed a bit in my computer chair.

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to read, then checked on Twitter and Facebook, and worked some in FamilySearch Family Tree.  We had soup and fruit for dinner, watched TV news and read the paper.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and did more in FSFT matching people to my RootsMagic database and adding content to both.  I usually add more to the FSFT profiles, but sometimes that has more info than my RM profiles.   

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  I really enjoyed it.  The DNA findings were crucial, and fascinating. After the big ancestor chart reveal, I knew that I was a cousin to both Gaby Hoffmann and Tea Leoni. I share Henry II (my 23rd great-grandfather) with Gaby, and Charlemagne (my 39th great-grandfather) with Tea. They are both in my RootsMagic database along with my line from them. I told Linda that they were my cousins...and she said "wow, how do you know that?" I said "research over 30 years..." and "almost anyone with European ancestry is a descendant of Charlemagne, and almost anyone with English ancestry is a descendants of royals."  I was disappointed that they didn't show Tea's Leoni (I assume Italian ) line.  Not enough time.  Oh well.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to write something on Facebook, then write this post, and I will TreeShare.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Monday, November 20, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 20 November 2017

Another full genealogy Monday with the usual tasks.  I need some excitement - a new ancestor would be nice!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we were home by 8:55 a.m.

*  Was able to get in the green room on Mondays With Myrt for a change, and the panel had a long and fruitful discussion about many topics.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 4 posted and wrote Good News for Suffolk County, Massachusetts Researchers after finding the missing John Plimpton document. 

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to add to the Best Of post.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri after checking my DNA matches.  Answered email.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching some Seaver folks with RootsMagic, and adding events and sources to both.  Forgot to check Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared the RootsMagic file.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Treasure Chest post.  Then checked for new AncestryDNA matches.  Worked in the Lincoln line a bit matching folks with FamilySearch Family Tree.

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 19 November 2017

It wasn't much of a genealogy day.  A little blogging, a little Hint entry, and that's it.  The Chargers won big, though.

*  Read email before church, left at 8:15 for the early service, and home by 9:55 a.m.  Watched the football game, took a nap, and read blogs on my phone.  Had lunch.  Came in at 12:30 to read email and blogs, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 November 2017 posted.

*  Back to the TV at 1 p.m. to watch the end of the Chiefas game and then the Chargers game.  Chargers beat Buffalo 54-24 and it wasn't that close.  The other three AFC West teams lost so we're tied for second, two back of KC.  Hope springs eternal.

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to transcribe the Plimpton probate documents.  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Amanuensis post, and noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 12 to 18 November 2017 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 November 2017 posted.  

*  TreeShared, then worked Ancestry Hints for awhile, adding content and sources.  Checked Denmark census records again for the Hede/Stenger/Sorenson families without success.  Strange.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 18 November 2017

This was a decent genealogy Saturday, and I made some progress on grandsons paternal line.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to gather the Bible Study stuff, and left at 7:40 for Marie Callendars   The lesson went pretty well - they seemed to think I knew what I was doing.  Dazzled them with charts.  Picked up Linda and home by 9:50.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- CRAFT (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, added to the Best Of post, then worked in FamilySearch Family Tree a bit.  Took my nap watching football.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Expanded "Ancestors Geneameme" posted.  Searched for more Bible Study stuff.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Went to the Denmark census records and then the Denmark Church Records on FamilySearch and was able to add all of the children, and another set of two ancestral families, in the Church Records.  Fun stuff.  I used FS source citations.

*  Went in at 5:15 to help with dinner, we ate, watched football, and I read the paper, then did dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, work some more in the Denmark data, matched and added them to FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch SDSU football, they're ahead 21-17 over Nevada at halftime.  

*  Online at halftime to answer email, and will check Facebook before I turn in.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Friday, November 17, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 17 November 2017

Another stay-at-home day, but I had some real life interference that limited my research time.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 201: #280 Thomas Dill (1682-1718) of Medford, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 November 2017.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Took my nap.  Up at 12:20 to have lunch.

*  Online at 12:40 p.m. to read, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 17 November 2017 post.  Also worked on the Bible Study for Saturday.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and checked Ancestry Search results for Member Trees.  They work today.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then worked on the Bible Study some more.  Answered more email. 

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 16 November 2017

Just another all-genealogy day here in the Genea-Cave.  Some blogging, some searching, some TreeSharing, some life.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read emails and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 1708 Marriage Record of Samuel Brown and Ruth Young in Eastham, Mass. --- Post 390 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote   Genea-Musings FREE RootsTech 2018 Registration Giveaway and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching and normalizing a Seaver line, and added content and sources to the database.

*  Forgot to go to the Engineers Lunch, but took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, then answer email, and wrote Seavers in the News - Did Frank Seaver Jilt His Girlfriend?  Did a lot of searching for this guy without success.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered more email.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, and try to help a correspondent with an adopted father.  Failed.  No surprise, a tangled web.  TreeShared about 80 folks.  

*  Got wrapped into the Thomas Paine of Eastham mystery and fixed (I think) my line using WikiTree.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 November 2017

Ah, another all-genealogy day, but with the usual interruptions for real life.

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

*  noted that 2013 NGS Conference Photos, Part 3 -- Post 490 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and worked on and wrote Creating "We Remember" Memorials on Ancestry.com - FREE, Easy?

*  Added to ther Best Of post, and took my nap.  

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then online to work on three CVGS blog posts.  Worked a bit on the Bible Study stuff -even found the book I was missing in the Bible study bookcase, right where I put it but forgot where it was.

*  Wrote "The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the poetry challenge.

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

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, put out the trash, read the paper, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Resolved over 220 Hints, but I don't use over half of them.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Tuesday - 14 November 2017

This was not a big genealogy Tuesday - a little blogging, some reading, no research, but a necessary task day for family history.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read emails and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1798 Marriage Record of Robert Bury and Jane Haslam in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire posted, picked her up at 9 a.m., and we went off to the trust lawyer's office in La Mesa.

*  We went five weeks ago to update our trust, wills, powers of attorney, etc., and today we reviewed and signed everything, and received our books of documents.  We got there at 9:30 a.m., broke for lunch at 12:30, and picked up the books at 1:30 p.m., and stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and got home by 2:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and got sleepy so went in to take my nap.  OASIS called as I was going to sleep, and we agreed on dates for my 4-session class.  Had no problem falling asleep.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to finish reading blogs, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 14 November 2017.  Answered email, checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Wordless Wednesday post, TreeShare, and answer email.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Interesting research in Kenya and Latin America.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Monday, November 13, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 13 November 2017

Just another all genealogy day, with some research, some blogging, and a Hangout.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and lbogs, picked her up and home by 9:05 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt with no problem (first time in awhile) and actually got to talk a bit about a number of topics.

*  At 10:45 a.m., noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 3 posted, added to the Best Of post, and checked email.  Had my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote GenealogyBank Changes Their Look and Content and Monday Genea-Pourri.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked a bit in AncestryDNA matches.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, TreeShare, and work in Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 12 November 2017

This wasn't much of a genealogy day until the mid-afternoon.

*  Read email before going to the 8:30 church service.  Got home by 9:45 a.m. and watched the Chargers game.  Read the blogs during the 4th quarter on my phone.  Chargers lost 20-17 in overtime to the Jaguars, so now 3-6 on the season.  Same old Chargers... Watched more NFL, then took a recliner nap.

* Online at 3 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 5 to 11 November 2017 posted.  Started the new Best Of post.  Worked on the Amanuensis Monday transcription and post.

*  Checked Facebook.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 5 to 11 November 2017 posted.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answered email, did more Feather research for the photo, and noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 November 2017 posted.  

*  TreeShared, then worked in FS Family Tree with the Feather stuff.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches and added several cousin lines to the database.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 11 November 2017

At the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2017 (Pacific Time) I was sitting on the throne at St. Andrew's Church in San Diego.  At that time in France I was sound asleep in Chula Vista.  Anyway, it was Veteran's Day.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, then packed up and left at 8:15 a.m. for the SDGS meeting.  Noted that Veterans Day 2017 - Honoring My Heroes posted.

*  Got there at 8:45 and Gordon brought his laptop and I used it for the 9 a.m. RootsMagic class.  We had 9 in attendance.  Only had 50 minutes, so reviewed the views, navigation, the menus, source citations, TreeShare and WebHints, and not much else.  Time flies!

*  Heard Jeanette's first talk about newspapers but was dozy, had a snack, and came home rather than stay for the second talk.  Home by 11:45 a.m., had lunch, watched football and dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday - BALLARD (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Make an Ancestor's Timeline posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts for Sunday.  Worked on email, and checked Facebook. Watered the front plants.

*  Went in at 4:55 p.m. for dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked in RootsMagic matching a Seaver line to FamilySearch Family Tree, and adding data to both trees.  TreeShared.

*  Got an email with a picture of Cornelius Feather and worked in RM/FSFT to try to identify which Cornelius it is.  Matched a lot of Feathers in FSFT and added content.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Friday, November 10, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 10 November 2017

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, but I didn't advance the research ball a whole lot.  I did get my inbox emptied.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 200: #279 Mary (Boyden) Guild (1708-1776) of Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 November 2017.

*  Answered email, made a report for a Auble line, and sent it off to a new 4th cousin.  Took my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 10 November 2017 post.  

*  Worked on the Surname Saturday post, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Got the database updated on the flash drive and in my pocket for Saturday.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then worked in RootsMagic matching FSFT profiles, and adding content to the database.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered more email, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 9 November 2017

It was another all genealogy day except for dinner and a nap.  These are the days I seem to find a lot to do and advance the genealogy research ball a bit.

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

*  Noted that 1705/6 Marriage of Thomas Dill and Mary Pierce in Woburn, Mass. --- Post 389 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Updated Find A Grave Website Adds Decent Source Citations.  Couldn't find the memorial on FamilySearch for some reason.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, did some searching and added some Seaver data to the database.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online again at 12:30 p.m. to read, work some in DNA matches on Ancestry, then wrote Seavers in the News -- 1923 Obituary for Charles L. Seaver.

*  Caught up on Twitter and Facebook, then tried the Elizabeth Smith Fand A Grave on FamilySearch and figured it out.  Wrote Find A Grave Search Quirks on FamilySearch.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors biography and write the post.  Then TreeShared (had a lot to do) and read more pages in AJ's book.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 8 November 2017

This was an all genealogy day, but with a major problem in the middle of it. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, and fired up the laptop.  Hmmm, it wouldn't connect to the wifi.  First time it's done that.  worked fine last time I had it open.  Couldn't figure out what to do.  Picked up Linda and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 2013 NGS Conference, Part 2 -- Post 489 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 11 November Features Jeanette Shiel.  Wrote A.J. Jacobs "It's all Relative" Book Notice and set it for later.

*  Worked on the wifi problem - isolated it to the laptop.  Googled the problem, followed directions,  and nothing worked.  Conclusion is the Wireless Adapter has crapped out.  It's a 7 year old Windows machine.  I see a new laptop in my future!

*  Left at 11:05 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library to visit John's group and then to the auditorium to set up for the CVGS Research Group.  Tried using John's laptop, but we couldn't make the projector show on the screen.  Finally used Gary's laptop, but wasted 30 minutes working through all of this.  Had 18 at the Research Group, and went the full two hours.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, added to the Best Of post, then worked in RootsMagic on Kemp families in FamilySearch Family Tree.  TreeShared.  Meant to tweet but didn't.  Oh well.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Up and down with Linda's demands and phone calls.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was (not counting the laptop issue) 9.0 hours,

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 7 November 2017

This was another all genealogy day, except for the nap and dinner time.

*  Dropped Linda at 7:25 a.m., home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  

*  Online to note that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1777 Baptism Record of Margaret Mansley (1777-1850) in Chorley, Lancashire posted, then added to the Best Of post.  Answered email, and worked in MyHeritage Record Matches adding content and sources to the database.

*  Linda went off to lunch with Kathy, so I took my nap.  Had lunch, then online at 12:45 to read, and wrote Ancestry.com To Recover Veterans Stories, and 50% Subscription Discount on 11 November.  Worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 7 November 2017 but also read email and blogs.

*  TreeShared the database, checked Twitter and Facebook,.  Went in at 4:45 p.m. for dinner and to watch TV news.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Worked in RootsMagic matching Seaver folks in the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added a bunch of folks, and a lot of dates and places, to the FSFT, and only a few items to the RootsMagic database.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Interesting records, as always, and many ancestral surprises.

*  Online at 9:10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, November 6, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 6 November 2017

This was an all genealogy day for me, save for dropping Linda off, a nap and dinner time.

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read, then picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got onto Mondays With Myrt but had few chances to say anything of value.  Kibitzed a bit.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 2 posted and wrote Preserve and Enhance Your Family History Through Christmas With Famicity.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to print off the master for the CVGS newsletter and the mail labels.  Went down to the UPS Store and printed them off, stamped, labeled and mailed them.  Went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 2:45 p.m. to read, then wrote Finding Relatives in the MyHeritage New York Passenger List Database.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.  TreeShared the database.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post, and worked in RootsMagic matching  FamilySearch Family Tree profiles, and adding data to both files. 

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 4-5 November 2017

Well, the weekend kind of flew by without much happening.  My football teams won every game they played, though.

1)  Saturday, 4 November:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, left for Marie Callenders at 7:50 for 8 o'clock breakfast, I was late.  We finished Genesis finally.  Only 8 months or so.  On to Exodus.  I get to do that.  Picked up Linda at 9:45 and to the store for groceries.  Home by 10:20 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- HALE (England to colonial New Jersey) posted and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Genealogy Resource Are You Thankful For?

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and had my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then worked in FS Family Tree for awhile matching folks with RootsMagic profiles.  

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  TreeShared the RootsMagic database.  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, and sent it to the reviewers.

*  Watched football, had dinner and read the paper.  Set the clocks back an hour.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, work some more in FSFT, and look at MyHeritage DNA matches.  Worked on the Bible study outline.

*  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the SDSU game - Aztecs beat San Jose 52-7.  No worries!  Came in during the second half to read AJs book, Facebook, etc.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 5 November:

*  Read email and blogs before church, left at 8:15 for the 8:30 service.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Finished up the Best Of post, then worked on the Bible study outline.  Left at 10:45 for my meeting at church and home by 11:45.

*  Watched football, read the paper, had lunch, and dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 October to 4 November 2017 posted, then worked on the Amanuensis transcription and blog post for Monday. 

*  Finished up the CVGS newsletter.  Worked a bit in AncestryDNA matches adding notes.  I've lost about 6 matches with Hints due to the new privacy policy.  

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch football, but back online to check Facebook and answer email.  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 29 October to 4 November 2017 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 October to 4 November 2017 posted.

*  Emailed the CVGS newsletter.  Worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Resolved about 250 Hints.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, November 3, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 3 November 2017

It was not quite an all-genealogy day, and I didn't really advance the ball, but I'm ready to.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to Costco for stuff, including a new toaster oven.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 199: #278 Nathaniel Guild (1712-1796) of Walpole, Massachusetts posted, and wrote MyHeritage Adds Significant Collection of New York Immigration Records with Unique Content and New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 3 November 2017.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 p.m., ate lunch, and answered email.   Added some Howland families from FSFT after reading Heather's post.  

*  Researched and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 3 November 2017.  Accessed AJ's book and skimmed it. 

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

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watch TV news and read the paper.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Surname Saturday post and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  TreeShared the last three days additions.  Talked to Lori.

*  Watched TV news for awhile, then back in to write this post and check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 2 November 2017

This would have been my grandfather's 126th birthday.  I have so much respect for him, his values and his life's work.  My grandparents are responsible for my family's position in the world.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 1682 Birth of Thomas Dill (1682-1718) in Concord, Mass. --- Post 388 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  We left at 10:30 a.m. for the financial advisor, then went to lunch at In 'n' Out.  Home by 1 p.m.  Read blogs, but sleepy, so napped in the recliner.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to write Seavers in the News - 1953 Obituary for Miss Bernice Seaver in Winthrop, N.Y. and then MyHeritage DNA Thanksgiving Sale.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Found a close cousin on MyHeritage DNA and sent her an email.  

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors biography.  I did the wrong one, so will save the wrong one for two weeks from now.  Had to hustle to get the right one done.

*  Started work on the CVGS Newsletter - only 10% done.  This needs major work on Friday.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 1 November 2017

Only 54 days until Christmas...just saying.  I have a head start on Linda, but I need to because her birthday is only 32 days away.

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

*  Noted that 2013 NGS Conference, Part 1 -- Post 488 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote RootsMagic Can Import Sources From FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, printed the meeting papers, and took a nap.

*  Checked email and blogs, gathered the papers and off at 11:10 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and the library for John's group then the CVGS Bored meeting.  Was home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked on AncestryDNA Modified The DNA Story Section.   Worked on the 52 Ancestors target.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to put out the trash, get some of the tumbleweeds into the barrel, finish the laundry, and water the front plants.  

*  Watched the Game 7, ate dinner, did the dishes, read the paper, and came in twice to read and write the Treasure Chest post.  Houston won, I'm glad for Houston.  I always root for the underdog, especially if they haven't won for a long time.  Finished my book on the tablet.

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 31 October 2017

Another month gone by, only two to go in 2017.  Life goes on here in the Genea-Manor.  Things have quieted down from Linda's brother's visit and the weekend and my busy Monday.  This was a fairly boring day, actually, although I did watch Finding Your Roots instead of the end of World Series Game 6.

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - Baptism Record of Alexander Whittle (1774-1855) in Chorley, Lancashire posted.  Wrote RootsMagic TreeShare, Ancestry Member Trees, and Source Citations.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, then had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to read and answer email.  Worked on Genealogy News Bytes -- 31 October 2017 off and on.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked in the database a bit accepting Ancestry WebHints for several ancestors.  Checked my DNA matches - I lost an AncestryDNA circle and one Shared Hint somehow.  Worked in the database tring to find birth dates for Seavers in the Public Records database with some success.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch baseball, eat dinner, read the paper and read my book on the tablet.  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post and do more database work.

*  Went in at 7:45 p.m. to watch baseball and then Finding Your Roots.  Washed dishes, and online at 9:15 p.m. to write this post, check Facebook, and add to the Best Of post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 November (with increases in the numbers from 1 October in parentheses):

*  48,892 persons (+ 131)
* 19,640 families  (+ 80)
* 158,275 events  (+ 467)

*  4,187 Alternate Names (+ 146)
*  10,314  places  (- 36)
*  1,581 sources (+ 6)
*  89,426 citations (+ 899)
*  1,154 Multi-media Items (+ 1)
*  3,150 Multimedia links (+ 3)
*  19,358 matched to FSFT (+ 328)

 I'm up to 56.50% (+0.40%) for citations/events and 182.91% (+1.36%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for October (compared to stats for September
):

*  91,789 page views (2,961 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 65)
*  30,708 page views ( 991 per day, Statcounter, - 25)
*  23,681 unique visitors (764 per day, Statcounter, - 61)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,082
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 137)



Monday, October 30, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 30 October 2017

I'm back to my regular schedule, sorry to go missing for six days.  My wife's brother and his wife came to visit last Wednesday and I had little time to research or write through Saturday.  Sunday was typical October, football, baseball, the Amanuensis post.  Today:

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

*  Got onto the Mondays With Myrt panel and contributed to the land records, scrapbook, and early Mass. land record discussions.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Mass. - Part 1 posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and gathered my laptop bag and off to Serra Mesa Library in San Diego.

*  Got there by 1 p.m., and got set up with staff help.  Gave my Genealogy - Be an Ancestor Detective" talk and had excellent questions afterward.  One lady needs Chinese research help.

*  Got home by 3:45 p.m. and read, checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote Monday Genea-pourri.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, talked to Lori on the phone, look at Linda's 23andMe results, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Emails to brother-in-law Paul about DNA matches.

*  Tried to find some of Linda's DNA cousins in records but failed completely.  Answered more email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 24 October 2017

I knew this was a stay at home day, and that Wednesday through Saturday will be busy with our house guests, Paul and Deb, so today was my "get some blogs done" day so that my dear readers don't think I'm slacking off.  

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1818 Baptism Record of Alexander Whittle in Chorley, Lancashire posted, then wrote 2017 Rockstar Genealogists Announced.  Wrote four more posts for the week also.

*  Went in at 11:15 to take my nap, up at noon to have lunch, then online to add to the Best Of post, write another future post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 24 October 2017.

*  Wrote a Seavers news post, then checked Twitter and Facebook, and checked FTDNA for my Kemp match.  Looked for others.  Answered several of Cheryl's emails.  Added a few folks to the database in effort to find my connection to them.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch the World Series.  Came in at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote another post, added to the Best Of post, and TreeShared.

*  Went in to watch the end of the game, Dodgers won 3-1, and then watched Finding Your Roots.  Three interesting and surprising stories. 

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, check Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours a 8 blog posts.  Still have at least four to go through Saturday, but maybe I can sneak them in.




Monday, October 23, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 23 October 2017

Well, 74 orbits around the sun are completed, and I've started on the 75th.  Had a good time tonight with friends Gil and Lynda.  Gil hired me at Rohr in 1967, 50 years ago tomorrow.  Lots of good memories of work, travel, fun, challenge, success, and retiring after 35 years for full time work in genealogy. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home at 9 a.m. to get onto the Mondays With Myrt panel.  Talked a lot about RootsMagic today and not much about anything else.

*  Noted that  Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 6 posted and wrote CVGS 25 October 2017 Program is "Ghosts of the USS Midway."  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 11:15 a.m. and had a nap.  Up at 12:45 to eat lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote FREE MyHeritage One-Day Genealogy Seminar is 29 October 2017.  Ordered stuff at Amazon, then reserved the RootsTech hotel.  Spent too much time trying to get into the Club Carlson system.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and checked sources in RM vs my AMT.  TreeShared.

*  We left at 5:15 p.m. for the restaurant to celebrate my birthday with Gil and Lynda.  Had a nice time, lots of memories and sharing.  Home by 7:45 p.m. to read, then talked to Lori and the boys.  Wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  Went in at 9 p.m. to read the paper and watch TV news. 

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 21-22 October 2017

Today was Tami's birthday, tomorrow is my 74th. 

1)  Saturday, 21 October 2017

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then off to Balboa Park for the SDHC/SDGS Genealogy Day.  A disappointing turnout, maybe 50-60 at most.  I went to Dawn Thurston's keynote which was excellent.  Then I did my discovering Jane's Roots twice for audiences of 7 and 8.  Frustrating.  

*  Home by 1 p.m. to eat lunch, took a nap watching football, then online to note that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Elizabeth married Samuel Ayers, England (?) to New England to New Jersey) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Top 10 (or 20) Surnames in Your Family Tree posted.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left at 4:30 to pick up Linda's swim bag at Martha's, then to Lolita's for dinner and home by 5:30 p.m.  Watched TV news and football

*  Online for a bit to read, but went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game.  They got romped by Fresno State, so now 6-2 on the season.  

*  didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 22 October 2017:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:40 and afterwards to Ralphs for groceries and home by noon.  Watched football, ate lunch, tried to nap, read the paper.  Watched the Chargers game - they won 21-0 over Broncos, so now 3-4.

*  Online to read at 4:30, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 October 2017 posted, and started the Amanuensis transcription.

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, then online at 5:45 p.m. to finish the transcription and write the Amanuensis post.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 15 to 21 October 2017 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 15 to 21 October 2017 posted.  

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints for about two hours, adding content and sources to the database.  Resolved about 350 Hints.  Lots more to do!

*  Read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.



Friday, October 20, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 20 October 2017

This was a stay at home day, and I got a nongenealogy task completed!  Plus some genealogy tasks, and a nap too.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 197: #276 John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 October 2017.

*  Got the bank accounts and credit card accounts up-to-date in MS Money.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:30 p.m. to read, and worked in RootsMagic matching folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 20 October 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, talked to Tami, and wrote the Surname Saturday post.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Went back to the game in the 8th inning to see Houston tie the series 3-3.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, TreeShare, work in RootsMagic place names G-H, and talk to Debra on the phone.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10 hours. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 19 October 2017

Only 4 more days until I start my 75th orbit around the sun.  This was a stay-at-home day, and RootsMagic performed beautifully all day.  No freezes, TreeShare worked, etc. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and went to the grocery store.  Her swimsuits came today from amazon, she was surprised!  Cool.

*  Online at 9:45 a.m. to read, noted that 1708 Birth Record of John Plimpton (1708-1756) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and wrote Thomas Richman's 1848 Birth Record is Here From GRO PDF Service.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked on DNA matches on MyHeritage and Ancestry.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Augusta Seaver Dies in 1936.  Got wound up with this family - figured out who the second grandchild was and added him and his mother, and found the daughter;s husband and added him too.  This is not my line, I think, but still a Seaver.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email about Marshman DNA after doing some analysis.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, and read the paper.  Worked in the front yard a bit cutting rose bushes and other stuff.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post.  Got it done, but decided I had better look for land and probate records.  No land, but found an administration in Suffolk County, downloaded the probate court documents, summarized the records and added it to the Notes and to the 52 Ancestors post.  Whew!

*  Added to the Best Of post, TreeShared, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 18 October 2017

This was not a fun day because of the problems I had with RootsMagic.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that RootsTech 2013, Part 2 -- Post 486 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote   2017 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is December 9-10 in San Diego.

*  Opened RootsMagic and the index kept flashing on one second intervals.  I could add/edit/delete, but TreeShare didn't work - it wanted me to sign in with Ancestry.  It worked fine yesterday.  Gremlins.  Posted on Facebook in the RM group, and Renee had suggestions.  Tried several, and the Program Settings keystroke seemed to work (Ctrl-Shift-U).  I also ran the Database Tools but that didn't change anything.  After doing the Settings, it failed again and I was back to the flashing and no TreeShare.  Couldn't get out of the Ancestry Signon screen.  Rebooted the computer.  Did the Program Settings again.  Started a new tree just to test things.  That worked.  Opened my big tree and had to do the settings again.  It still was using 25% of the CPU, which it never does, so I left it alone for awhile.

*  Went off to the library to get a book and sit in on John's group.  Home by 12:30.  Took a nap, then had lunch.

*  At 1:30 I tried RM again, and everything seemed to work fine.  TreeShare worked, no flashing index, no CPU hog.  Gremlins scared off?  Who knows.  Worked for an hour in FamilySearch Family Tree matching and adding/revising data both ways on the White cousins.  

*  Wrote RootsMagic WebHints for Henry Arnold White (1824-1885).  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, and then TreeShared flawlessly.  Whew.  Back to the TV to watch the end of the NL game, and online at 9:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My Monday and Tuesday Genealogy Days - 16 and 17 October 2017

I was a bad boy last night - I didn't journal because I watched TV instead.

1)  Monday, 16 October:

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

*  I got on Mondays With Myrt and talked a bit about buying the English birth record PDF from the GRO. 

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 5  posted.  Wrote 2018 ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition Open for Entries and Rockstar Genealogists 2017 Voting is Open Until 21 October and RootsWeb Surname List and Golden Gate Genealogy Forum Disappearing on 24 October and set them for later.

*  Took my nap, up to have lunch and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email and add to the Best Of post.

*  Worked in RootsMagic on FamilySearch Family Tree, tried to add record matches from MyHeritage to my RootsMagic but found little I didn't already have.  Found some obituaries on GenealogyBank using FamilySearch.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and started working on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Went to the grocery store.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch baseball.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch the end of the baseball game, and some of Hannity.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook,  but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours

2)  Tuesday, 17 October 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to two Wal-Marts and a Penneys in search of new bathing suits.  No luck - wasted two hours.

*  Online at 11 a.m. to read, note that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1848 Public House License for Alexander Whittle in Sydney, NSW posted.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Did half of the TreeShare.

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 17 October 2017.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked a bit in my Ancestry Tree looking for specific persons with Record Hints.  Found some interesting photo Hints too.  Did the rest of the TreeShare.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the baseball games, ate dinner, and online again at 6 p.m. to write the Wordless post, then worked in RootsMagic adding Ancestry Hints.  Walked around the block.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots, and online at 9:15 to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 14-15 October 2017

Today was my father's 106th birthday.  I sure wish I had talked about his life experiences more while he was with us. 

1)  Saturday, 14 October 2017:

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

*  Enjoyed Colleen's two talks, although they were a bit above my comprehension.  TMI about something I don't care about that much.  Paul took Colleen and I to lunch at Mimi's, and I got home about 2:45 p.m.

*  Reclined and napped while watching baseball then online for a bit at 4 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Noted that Surname Saturday - SMALLEY (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Were You Doing in 1990? posted.

*  Had dinner, watched baseball, and online again at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and TreeShare.

*  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game.  Disaster.  Undefeated no longer, they lost to Boise State 31-14 and it wasn't that close. 

*  Did not journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 15 October 2017:

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

*  Watched football, napped in the recliner, and ate lunch, then watched the Chargers game.  They beat Oakland 17-16 at the end.

*  Online to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 and Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 8 to 14 October 2017 posted.

*  Worked on the transcription and then had dinner, watched baseball.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Amanuensis post, and watched more baseball.

*  Worked a bit on Ancestry Hints for the new tree - resolved about 200 of them.  46,000 to go.

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



Friday, October 13, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 13 October 2017

Survived Friday the 13th with no problems.  Stayed home, though.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 196: #275 Hephzibah (Clark) Hamant (1699-1791) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 October 2017 and   Ordering a PDF of English/Welsh Historical Birth and Death Records From the GRO and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and worked for awhile in Geni.com checking the Seaver line.  Added my biographical notes to about 20 ancestor profiles in the Seaver line.  I need to do this in WikiTree also.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 13 October 2017.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile on several families.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the baseball game, and read the paper.  Watered the front plants, and washed dishes too.

*  Online at 7:30 to read, then worked in RootsMagic with folks without birth dates.  Added a few.  TreeShared.  Went in to watch the end of the baseball game.

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 October 2017

Hmmm, tomorrow is Friday the 13th.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1791 Death Record of 6th Great-Grandmother Hepsibah (Clark) Hamant - Post 385 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, picked her up, and we went to the store.

*  Home by 9:50 a.m., added to the Best Of post, wrote several posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, then wrote Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver (1615-1657) Fixed Again on FamilySearch Family Tree.  Tried to nap, but didn.'t.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked on Seavers in the News-- Eveline Seaver Celebrates Her 81st Birthday.  Added sources and content for that family.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and worked up the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the post for Friday morning.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, wash dishes, and read my book. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and added content and sources for semi-random folks in the database.  TreeShared.

*  Went in at 8:45 p.m. to watch the end of the game.  Cubs won 9-8 over Nationals in a 4:45 game. 

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 11 October 2017

This was really not much of a genealogy day because it seemed like I wasted a lot of time.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that RootsTech 2013, Part 1 -- Post 485 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 14 October, Features Colleen Greene and set it for later.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco, and had lunch there.  Home by 10:30 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and looked for items to discuss in the CVGS meeting.

*  Left at 11:15 and went to the library, looked in on John's group, then went to the conference room to set up for the CVGS Research Group.  We had 13.  I spent the first hour discussing genealogy news and my research, then some of the group shared their problems and successes. 

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then took a nap.  Online at 4 p.m. to write something, but spent over an hour fixing Elizabeth Ballard in the FamilySearch Family Tree again.  Someone keeps merging her with another person of the name so that she dies in 1657 in Roxbury (correct) and in 1704 in Ireland.  Two separate women.  It took awhile to fix it.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, eat dinner, put out the trash, and read the paper. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Went in to watch the end f the baseball game, Yankees won 5-2 over Indians. 

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, write this post, and check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.