Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 22 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 21 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 20 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 19 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 18 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 17 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, June 16, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 16 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 13-14 June 2017

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

1)  Tuesday, 13 June 2017:

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

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

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

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

2)  Wednesday, 14 June 2017:

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

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

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

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

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

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

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, June 12, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 12 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 6 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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





Monday, June 5, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 5 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday, June 4, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 3-4 June 2017

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

1)  Saturday, 3 June:

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

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

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

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

2)  Sunday, 4 June:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, June 2, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 2 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 1 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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