Monday, September 18, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 18 September 2017

Like the sands in the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.  One more gone, who knows how many left in my hourglass.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 8:55.  Got into Mondays With Myrt with a minute to spare.  Didn't get to talk much.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 1 posted.  Took a nice nap.

*  Had lunch, then online to check on AncestryDNA matches, and wrote Updating My AncestryDNA Status and Statistics and set it for later.

*  Worked for awhile in FamilySearch Family Tree in the Oatley line - matching folks and adding content to descendants of my 4th greats.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and did more in FSFT.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then TreeShared with my AMT.

*  Went in at 7:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Thor book, and read on my tablet.  Padres won 4-2 over D-backs, so now 67-83.  12 to go, 70 wins seems possible, hope for 73.

*  Online at 10:15 to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 16-17 September 2017

Football! and baseball took a big chunk out of my weekend.

1)  Saturday, 16 September 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to breakfast with the CVPC Men's group, picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- MERCEREAU (France to colonial New York) posted, and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestors 100 Years Ago?

*  Worked in Ancestry finding content and sources for profiles in RootsMagic with no births in the T surnames.  Ate lunch, took a nap in the recliner.  

*  Online again to work on the bank accounts, wrote the Ancestry and FS posts, then did more searching on Ancestry in T surnames.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, ate dinner, read the paper, and then my Thor book.  Padres lost to Rockies 16-0.  

*  Watched San Diego State game against Stanford - my Aztecs pulled it out 20-17 in a major upsey.  Aztecs now 3-0.  Went to bed - genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 17 September 2017:

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet watching Meet the Depressed, and off to church at 9:15 a.m.  Stopped at the store on the way home.

*  Edited the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 September 2017 post, and went in for lunch and to watch Padres at 12:15 p.m.  Dozed in the recliner.  Padres eventually won 4-3 over Rockies, so now 66-83 on the season.  May not get 70 wins.

*  Chargers game came on at 1 p.m., we had popcorn for lunch.  Read the paper, and the Chargers lost 19-17 on a missed field goal again.  Not surprised - still can't run block or pass block.  Pass game was better than last week, and defense was fair.  Didn't score enough points.  Chargers 0-2.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then transcribed some probate records.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch football, and do dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, finish the transcription, then wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  TreeShared RootsMagic to the AMT, worked in AncestryDNA matches for awhile, then worked in Ancestry for my T surnames without a birth date adding content and sources.  

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


Friday, September 15, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 15 September 2017

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, and I finished one project.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 192: #271 Abigail (Stearns) Peirce (1715-1796) of Watertown and Waltham, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Harvey and Irma - Aren't Search Engines Great?

*  Found Thomas and Juliett Richmond obituaries on GenealogyBank, and added them to the database.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online to read.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 September 2017 and set it for later.  Wrote five blog posts for the CVGS blog.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on email, and added to the Best Of post. Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, then the Padres game.  Read the paper, watered the front plants, read my Brad Thor book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Rockies 6-1.  Now 65-82 on the season.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, then worked on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  TreeShared.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 14 September 2017

Yikes, tomorrow is the Ides of September, and I have presentations to revise sooner rather than later.  This was a stay at home genealogy day for me - no Padre game either.  Cool.  Had genealogy fun.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:35 a.m.

*  Noted that 1739 Marriage Record for Samuel Pierce and Abigail Stearns in Waltham, Massachusetts - - Post 382 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage matching persons in my RootsMagic database in the FSFT database.  Added quite a few events and some names to the database.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, ate lunch, and continued working with Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree, matching persons and adding data both ways.  

*  Researched and wrote Seavers In The News - Warren T. Seaver Dies in Vermont in 1902.  Added events and sources to the database for the guy.  Worked some more in FSFT on Seaver branches.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and continued working on Seaver folks in FSFT.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and TreeShared the database.  Reviewed Ancestry WebHints for several ancestors and accepted/rejected them.  Added some gravestone photos to the database.  Found some Feather descendants in FSFT and added names and events.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 13 September 2017

This was a CVGS day - the Research Group.

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

*  Noted that Grandgirls and Gorillas at the Safari Park -- Post 481 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote THAGS/FHF "Back 2 Research" eConference is Saturday, 23 September and set it for later.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Rested my eyes, then left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch and to the library for the CVGS Research Group.

*  Got set up, we had 11 attendees, and I spent an hour describing my month and news of the month, then attendees described their successes and challenges.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and worked on Marshman some more, then wrote Too Many Samuel Marshmans in Wiltshire.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, and started my Brad Thor book.  Padres lost to Twins 3-1 in 10 innings, drat, so 65-81 on the season.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared to the AMT.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 12 September 2017

This was Charlie's 3rd birthday.  I posted his photo on Facebook.  Here it is:


*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, wrote Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan Stepping Down; Will Transition to Chairman and Findmypast Appoints Tamsin Todd as CEO, then picked Linda up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  

*  Online to read, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1920 Idaho Death Certificate for Catherine (Gute) (Grieser) Heinrich posted.

*  Worked some more on the Marshman problem using Findmypast and answered Christine's email about it.  Some mysteries there.  Not enough data in the 1750-1850 time period in England to differentiate same name people.

*  Had lunch, took a recliner nap, and online at 2:30 p.m. to write Genealogy News Bytes - 12 September 2017.

*  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints and added content and sources to the database.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Pads lost 18-0 to Twins, so now 65-80 on the season.  I stopped watching in the 6th inning.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to do more Ancestry Hints, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post and checked Facebook.  TreeShared the database to the AMT.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Monday, September 11, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 11 September 2017

I didn't journal last night - didn't do much on Sunday anyway - wrote a blog post for Monday and a little research in Ancestry.  Watched the Padres game, and not much else.

Dropped Linda at the Y today, home to read email and blogs, and picked her up at 9 a.m., and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:35.

*  Noted that Go Ahead Tours, Ancestry Collaborate to Launch New Tour Portfolio and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 September 2017 posted.

*  Had an email from Chris about her Marshman line, so I added her line to the database and worked with it on FMP.  Found records to flesh it out, and may have found the connection between us, even though we don't have a DNA match yet.  

*  Worked on the CVGS newsletter, printed out the master copy and the mail labels.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1743 Petition and Citation for Estate of Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.
Took a 30 minute nap.

*  Had lunch, worked some more on the Marshman data, and took the CVGS newsletter down and made the copies and mailed them off.  

*  Home by 2 p.m. to post RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days, Introduces New Innovation Showcase.  Worked some more on the Marshman line in FS Family Tree.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then TreeShared the RM database, adding the Marshman folks to the Ancestry tree.  Got Hints immediately.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the football game, watched some news too, and ate dinner.  Back online at 6:15 to read email, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the end of the football game, read the paper, and then watched the Crapgers game vs. Denver.  Denver whipped the Crapgers bad through three quarters, with a 24-7 lead.  The Crapgers came back to 24-21 and had two chances to tie or lead but failed.  Crap again.

*  Online to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

My Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 8 and 9 September 2017

I didn't journal last night because the Padres game went late - a 4 hour game.

1)  Friday, 8 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and shopped at Ralphs.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 191: #270 Samuel Peirce (1712-1772) of Watertown and Waltham, Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 September 2017.

*  Went and got a haircut, saw John there.  Home by 11:30 a.m. to eat lunch and take a nap.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 September 2017.  

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, then TreeShared the changes.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter - 95% done now.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and did a bit of searching in RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 6:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my Jack Reacher book.  Padres won 10-6 over Arizona, so now 64-78 on the year.  

*  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 9 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, then headed for the SDGS seminar.  got there at 7:45 and checked email and blogs on the phone.  Talked to folks - then Judy Russell did her first two talks - excellent work.  Had lunch, and met a new distant cousin - the Towne line in Massachusetts.  Decided to head home at 12:30 because I was exhausted and sleepy and cranky.  

*  Home by 1 p.m. and took a nap in the recliner.  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and noted that Surname Saturday - WHITEHEAD (England to colonial New York) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Did Your Parents Meet? posted.

*  Worked a bit on the Hede families, and added some sources and content.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched the Padres game, read the paper and my book.  Padres came back from 6-0 deficit to beat win 8-7 with 6 runs in the 9th inning over Arizona.  Best comeback game of the year.   So now 65-78 on the season.  

*  Searched in vain for the Pac-12 network on DirecTV - not there, so listened to Aztecs game on the radio.  Aztecs are ahead of ASU 27-14 as I type this in the 4th quarter.  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and mailed it to the reviewers.  Finished up the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 7 September 2017

This day did not go as expected - the Internet/phone connection was really flaky and I had little research or blog time as a result.

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

*  Internet was flaky - one minute on, 10-15 minutes off, until 10 a.m. I called AT&T at 9:30 a.m. and struggled to understand the lady.  Finally told her I didn't want an appointment on Monday, I wanted it today, and she came up with one before 12:30.  I no sooner hung up and it magically was OK for two hours.  So I finished reading blogs.

*  Worked on the CVGS newsletter during the outage too.  Noted that 1712 Birth Record for Samuel Peirce in Watertown, Massachusetts - - Post 381 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Wrote a post for Monday, but I see Eastman has posted it anyway in violation of the embargo.

*  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes, had lunch, and the AT&T guy came and said he would go down to the telephone box and work on it.  Internet went flaky at 1 p.m. and stayed that way until 4 p.m.  I worked more on the CVGS newsletter, a questionnaire, the 52 Ancestors sketch, and  worked on balancing the checkbook in MSMoney.

*  When it came back, I checked Facebook and wrote Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with Free Multi-Session Webinar.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, and then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, and then my book.  Padres beat the Cards 3-0 so now 63-78 on the season.  

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was maybe 6 hours.  Internet has been fine since 4 p.m.  Knock on wood!



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 6 September 2017

I missed journaling Tuesday again - went to the hygienist, took a nap, did genealogy srtuff, and we went to the Padres game, and lost 8-4 to the Cards.  Only blogged a bit, TreeShared and matched folks in the Family Tree.  Internet was flaky all day again.

*  Today, dropped Linda at 8 a.m., home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9:30 and we went to Ralphs to grocery shop, home by 10 a.m. and I rested my eyes and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Grandgirls at a 2013 Padres Game -- Post 480 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Went to McDonalds for lunch, then to the library for books, and the CVGS board meeting.  Home by 1 p.m.  Wrote Chula Vista Family History Day - Saturday, 30 September 2017 and then searched for a news article and wrote Seavers in the News- Henry E. Seaver Killed by Trolley in 1922.

*  Checked Facebook, matched some RM profiles with FS Family Tree.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:40 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, put out the trash, and online to write the Treasure Chest post and work just a bit in Ancestry Hints.  TreeShared RM to AMT.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read the end of my Sandford book.  Padres lost to Cards 3-1 so now 62-78.  Only 22 games to go. 

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 4 September 2017

I no sooner posted last Wednesday and Thursday, and went dark again.  I blame the Padres - a late game on Friday on TV, we went to the game on Saturday and Sunday.  Not much genealogy any of those days besides the usual blog posts.

Really warm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 90s here.  Had some rain and wind from Lidia on Sunday morning.  Really humid and cloudy.  The high Sunday was 92F which occurred at Midnight.  Low was like 78 at 2 p.m.  Strange!

*  We slept in this Monday morning, I was up by 7:30 but Linda slept until 9:30.  We needed it.  Read my email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Labor Day - "There are things that happen in a second that take a lifetime to explain" and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 27 August to 2 September 2017 posted.

*  Answered a bunch of emails, then worked on a blog response.  Noted that the last TreeShare didn't work - have no clue why.  The persons added and edited the night before were not in my database.  Something must have happened.  First time ever that RootsMagic didn't save the data even when the computer was rebooted.  TreeShared.

*  Worked on adding the content I lost adding info from the Obituary Coollection, Legacy, Tributes and GenBank.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1741 Account for Estate of Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  Went in at 1:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed for awhile.  Padres lost to Cardinals 2-0, so now 62-76 on the season.  We went Saturday and Sunday and won both games, so we are 11-9 on the season in attendance. 

*  Worked some more on the obituary adds to the database.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.  Picked leaves up in the front yard after windstorm Sunday morning.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked more on the obituary data.  Wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  TreeShared to get the new stuff into the AMT.  Should have Hints tomorrow!

*  Worked accepting and rejecting the Ancestry WebHints for Linda's ancestors.

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