Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 July 2017

Readers have probably been wondering where I've been and why I haven't been journaling.  Here's why:

*  We left Friday for Monte Rio and Deb's birthday party on Saturday.  The motel in Monte Rio had no internet connection or wireless service.  Dead in the room - had to watch TV and read a book.

*  Home on Sunday on time on Southwest.  Got on the computer and the Internet was wonky.  Signal lights on the modem fluctuated.  There were some steady periods, but really frustrating!  Was able to get the blog posts published.

*  Called AT&T on Monday and they sent out a technician in the afternoon.  He said problem was between my house and the phone box down the road.  Said he would put a maintenance tag on it.  Able to get posts done but no research.

*  On Tuesday, there was no progress.  I got the laptop out and used the tablet for a hot spot and was able to blog and read, but no research.

*  On Wednesday, it was still wonky but being on the laptop let me work.  Called AT&T again and a guy showed up in the afternoon and went hunting for the problem.  He may have found it - got a phone call from him, and it's been steady since 5 p.m.

*  Downloaded FTM 2017 to both computers, and started checking it out a bit.

*  On the laptop, worked a bit on the Lanphear problem - gathered data from FSFT and added to the working database.  I will use that for my RootsMagic Users Group meeting on Saturday as the example.

*  Actually did some search work tonight - resolved 218 Ancestry Hints and started resolving the RM to AMT data.

*  Other than the above, the Padres won 2 of 3 from the Giants and lost 3 of 3 to the Rockies, so now 40-54 on the season.

That's my report...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 July 2017

This was an OASIS day and I didn't do any research to speak of.  Some blogging...8 posts!  Warm still, 85F in CV with humidity.  83F in the cave at 8:45 p.m.

*  Dropped Linda, home to read email and blogs, noted that 1715 Marriage of John Fletcher and Mary Goble in Watertown, Mass. - Post #373 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Picked Linda up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Left at 9:10 a.m. for Grossmont Center and my 2nd OASIS class - got there by 9:40, got set up, and had 7 students.  Spent too much time showing off RootsMagic but they all liked what they saw.  

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, write New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Announce Collaboration, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in to the recliner at 2 p.m. to take a nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then wrote Dear Randy: What Can I Do With My Husband's Step-Father's Genealogy Files?  Checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the two Saturday posts and the Ancestry and FS post outlines.  Checked Facebook, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Approaches the Starting Gate...

*  Worked a bit in Pinterest adding maps to my boards, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 12 July 2017

Two more getups and we're gone for two nights.  This was a typical summer non-baseball day.  Warm still, about 85F in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, shopped at Ralphs, and home to note that The 2013 Scooter Lovelies -- Post 472 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote SDGS Seminar on Saturday, 9 September Features Judy G. Russell.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and packed up the laptop for the CVGS meeting.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then to the library and set up for the Research Group.  We had 14, a spirited discussion with two guests.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, got sleepy, took a nap, then wrote Seavers in the News - A Maiden Name for Mary Ann Seaver and another post for Friday.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, ate dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, did the dishes and took my walk.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and worked in Ancestry - resolved 172 Hints adding content and sources to the database.

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 11 July 2017

Another stay-at-home Tuesday, but I completed another task.  Warm again, high around 85F in Chula Vista.  Monsoon clouds over the mountains, and a fire in Alpine.  

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1909 Death Record for Maria (Beamish) Paul (1827-1909) in San Francisco, Calif. posted, and wrote My Best Practices for RootsMagic TreeShare and Ancestry WebHints.

*  Updated the library presentation and handout, and printed off 30 copies.  I'm ready for next Monday in La Jolla.

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.  Online at 1:15 p.m. to write Pass It Down reinvents the greeting card to help capture family memories and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 July 2017.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the post for Friday.  Happy to get that done.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the MLB All-Star game.  Our guy pitched the top of the 7th.  Read the paper, ate dinner, read my book, washed dishes, watered the front plants.  Americans won 2-1 in 10 innings.  3 hours plus.  Waste of time.  Did talk to Lori though.

*  Online at 8:45 to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 10 July 2017

I actually got a task completed today!  It was warm here, high about 85F.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, homed to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 July 2017 posted.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:30, then to Costco for stuff, and home by 10:30 a.m.  Read, noted that  Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 3 posted, and worked in the Deed Platter program some more.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 1:15 p.m. to read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Finding the Place Where Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) Lived in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter, printed off the master, and went to the UPS Store to copy and mail it.  
*  Home by 3:20 p.m. to read, checked Facebook and Twitter, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch Home Run Derby, read the paper, eat dinner and wash dishes.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked on sources and notes for the Paul, Schaffner and McKnew families.  Added data to FamilySearch Family Tree too.

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


Sunday, July 9, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 9 July 2017

I haven't done much in the database all month...too many other things to do.  After next weekend, things will quiet down a bit.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30 to greet and home by 11:10 a.m.

*  Watched the Padres lose 7-1 to the Phillies, so now 38-50 on the season.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2 to 8 July 2017 posted, and worked on the deed transcription.  Wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  

*  Downloaded the free deed mapping program Copan and worked on it, but it doesn't draw the lines.  Drat.  I had one before...I'll have to find it.

*  Checked Facebook, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 2 to 8 July 2017 posted, and answered email.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to finish up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it to the proofers.  More Facebook, then Ancestry Hints, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 8 July 2017

This was the day of my SDGS presentations.  And my Padres won.  Win-win.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs and practice my Citation talk (yes, lastm inute!), picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  I left at 9:10 a.m. for the SDGS meeting - got there at 9:35 and got set up.  Easy.  Talked to folks.

*  Meeting started at 10 a.m. with announcements, then I started at about 10:15.  Near the end of the first talk, the screen on the laptop acted funny, then went dark, then the Windows Update screen came on and Windows updated on me while everybody watched.  I continued from the handout.  After about ten minutes it logged on again and I finished the talk.  Then it was  ice cream social time, so I went out and got my three scoops with lots of stuff (missed the whipped cream somehow) and gobbled it down while talking to friends.  Then at 11:30 it was back inside for the raffle and then I did my second talk.  The audience seemed to like it, who knows.

*  Sat down for awhile and talked to friends, then left at 12:45 and got home just in time to watch the Padres game.  I dozed through the first four innings, then read the paper.  Padres beat Phillies 2-1 so now 38-49 on the season, and 20-15 in the last 35 games.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (married to Charles Morgan in colonial New York) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Ancestor Had the Most Children? posted, and checked Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, then out front to water the plants and trim the rose bush back.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  It's 90% done now, just need photos from Diane and she sent them.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote July 8th Family Tree Maker 2017 Update, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Friday, July 7, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 7 July 2017

This was a sparse genealogy day and I didn't do much more than blogging.  A little research.  A nap.  The Padres game.  The newsletter.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 182: #261 Martha (Peirce) Whitney (1681-1759) of Weston, Massachusetts posted, and wrote  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 July 2017.

*  Answered email, and followed an Auble rabbit trail and added several new families.  Got the laptop out and put the two SDGS talks on it for Saturday.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 7 July 2017 post.  

*  Started in on the CVGS Newsletter - got it about 60% done.  I need time on it on Saturday.  Had to reboot for some reason - everything stopped.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  We won 4-3 over Phillies in a good game with a 90 minute rain delay.  Now 36-49 on the season, and 19-15 in the last 34 games.  Had dinner, read the paper, started my Patterson book, took my walk, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to write the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts, then added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 6 July 2017

This was not a big genealogy research day again, thanks to my OASIS class and the Padres game.  Warmer today, probably around 85F this afternoon.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 and home by 9 p.m.

*  Read, noted that 1706 Marriage of William Whitney and Martha Peirce in Weston, Mass. - Post #372 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, packed up the laptop and my flash drive.

*  Left at 9:15 for Grossmont Center and the new OASIS office.  Google Maps had them in the wrong place.  Found it, got set up (new computer, new big screen TV, nice setup, worked well, but had to download Adobe Reader).  Have 7 in the class, and it went fairly well.  They all seem enthusiastic and interested.

*  Home by 1 p.m., had lunch, read email and blogs, and dozed at the desk for awhile.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Best to Save Your Genealogy Work? and checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Indians 11-2, so now 35-49 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, send handout to the class members, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 5 July 2017

This wasn't a big genealogy day for me - too many other things to do.  Tomorrow is going to be the same, I think.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, home to read email and blogs and talked to Tami, picked Linda up at 9 a.m. and home by 9:15.

*  Noted that Mount San Jacinto in January 2013, Part 3 -- Post 471 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and added to the Best Of post.  Took a 40 minute nap. 

*  Awake at 11 a.m. to read, then gathered my stuff and left for lunch at McDonalds and then  the library for the CVGS Board meeting.  Only an hour!  Home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Online to read, then noted that San Diego Genealogical Society Ice Cream Social on Saturday, 8 July posted, and wrote Using RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints - Part 2.

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

*  Went in at 4:05 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my book and wash dishes.  Padres beat the Indians 6-2.  Another good game.  Now 35-48 on the season.

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and checked Facebook.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 4 July 2017

It was Independence Day, and it was a pretty good genealogy day for me.  No frustrations, but then I didn't work with FTM.

*  We slept in until 7 a.m., so read email and blogs, and noted that 241 Years and Counting - Happy Birthday, U.S.A. and Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1879 Death Notice for John C. Paul (1824-1879) in San Francisco, Calif. posted.  Wrote My Twile Family Tree Infographic - American Style.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 9:30 a.m., home to work a bit, picked her up at 11 and home by 11:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch at 12:30, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 4 July 2017 post.

*  TreeShared my changed persons, and worked a bit in Ancestry searching for data on RootsMagic persons.  Wrote two posts for Wednesday.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read books and wash dishes.  Padres won 1-0 over Indians in probably the best game of the year.  Now 35-48 on the season.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and answer email.

*  We left at 8:15 p.m. for church to see the San Diego Country Club fireworks.  They started at 8:40 and lasted 20 minutes.  When we got home, we went out in the backyard and saw fireworks afar from five different sites.

*  Online at 9;#0 to read, check Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Monday, July 3, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 3 July 2017

This was an almost all-day genealogy day, but I was frustrated by the computer.

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

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 25 June to 1 July 2017 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Computer froze up while in FTM so rebooted.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic - synced the changed people with the AMT, and worked a bit more in WebHints.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Deed Records for Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) in Roxbury, Massachusetts - Part 2 posted and wrote Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Now Accepting Applications for APG Young Professional Scholarship.  

*  Decided to go get the smog check done on the Lincoln - drove right in and out and home in 45 minutes door to door.  Had to have the Test only option this time.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m., ate lunch and online at 1 p.m.  Wrote Using RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints - Part 1.  

*  Figured out I could accept the Ancestry Hints without incorporating them into RootsMagic.  Did some of the Carringers.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and tried FTM sync again.  It finished and said to wait for media to upload.  I waited an hour with no progress.  Canceled it.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. worked a bit in RootsMagic with folks without birth dates, but had to shut it down twice because it hung up.  Frustrating.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote two posts for Tuesday, and then worked more in RootsMagic people searching on Ancestry but again RM froze up.  Started it again, worked for awhile in FSFT and it froze up again.  More frustrating.

*  Checkedc Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 1-2 July 2017

July is off to a relatively cool start - it probably will heat up soon here in Chula Vista by the bay.

1)  Saturday, 1 July 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, went to my breakfast at Marie Callenders, picked her up and we went grocery shopping at Ralphs.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- JANS (Holland to colonial New York) posted and wrote The Canada 150 Challenge - My Ancestors Living in Canada in 1867.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked a bit more in RootsMagic/Ancestry WebHints, then dozed at my desk.

*  Went in to grab lunch, then online to work more on WebHints and TreeShare.  Noted that  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Fourth of July Memories posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Worked a bit in Ancestry making more Hints, then worked on finding records for RootsMagic folks, adding content and sources to the database.

*  Worked in RootsMagic matching with FamilySearch Family Tree and finding FS records.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches and added more notes to the Shared Matches.

*  We left at 4 p.m. to go to Dollar Tree for stuff, then to In 'n' Out for dinner, and the trolley to go to the Padres game.  40,000 at Petco for the Dodger game, we lost 8-0.  Seemed like 3/4 of the fans rooted for the Dodgers.  Hate when that happens.  We left after 8 innings and were home by 11 p.m.

*  I didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 2 July:

*  Read email while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30.

*  Read blogs, updated the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 June to 1 July 2017 post.  Transcribed the deed for amanuensis Monday.

*  Went in at 1:15 p.m. to eat lunch, read the paper, dozed a bit, and watched the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-3 in a 3.5 hour game.  So we're 2-7 against the Dodgers and 34-48 overall.  

*  We went to Lolita's for dinner, and home by 6:15 p.m.  Noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 25 June to 1 July 2017 posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Worked with FTM.  Took my walk up and down the block.

*  Searched through RootsMagic for people to search for, and found several Seaver families to add content and sources for.  Also did some TreeShare uploads to Ancestry.

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