Friday, April 28, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 28 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 27 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 26 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 25 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 24 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 23 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 22 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 21 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 20 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, April 14, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 14 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.