Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Genea-Weekend - 25-26 March 2017

It was a fairly typical weekend - not al ot of blogging or researching, but I did something both days.

1)  Saturday, 25 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, and printed off the RMUG questions, then picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Gathered the laptop, the flash drive and questions, and left for the FamilySearch Center in Mission Valley.

*  Got there by 9:40 a.m., and worked on Canadian databases on Ancestry and then looked for Sacramento Court Records on FamilySearch digital microfilm.  Didn't find what I waned.  The other court records are only on film, so I'll have to do that in SLC next year.

*  Went in at 10 a.m. to set up for the RootsMagic User Group and we had only 7, but they were a lively 7?

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to have lunch, took a nap in the recliner, watched basketball, and was online around 3 to read, add to the Best Of post and do some MyHeritage Record Matches, adding content and sources to my RootsMagic database.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- ELDREDGE (colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Day Your Grandfather Was Born posted.  Then it was back to basketball.

*  Went for a walk around the block, checked out the weeds in the back yard, came in and we had dinner, I read the paper, and watched more basketball.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, added to the Best Of post, then checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was about 6.5 hours

2)  Sunday, 26 March:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  We were off to church at 9:30 a.m. and stopped at the store on the way home for groceries, home by 11:50 a.m.

*  Had lunch, watched basketball, and had a recliner nap.  Online at 2 p.m. to read email and blogs, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 March 2017 posted.  Back to basketball.

*  Came in at 3 p.m. to read, then transcribed the will and inventory for the Amanuensis post, and back to the TV to see the end of the game.  Back online to answer email, check Facebook.

*  Went in to watch news at 5:30, had dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the new Best Of post, and note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 19 to 25 March 2017 posted, and wrote CVGS Program Meeting on 29 March Features Jeanette Shiel and then wrote the Amanuensis post.

*  Answered more email, got into 23andMe and downloaded Linda's raw data so I can put it on GEDMatch, then looked at her matches.  Two Lelands and a Whittle, that's good!  Read my Extreme Genes view too.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Friday, March 24, 2017

My Genea-Friday - 24 March 2017

It's only Friday?  It seemed like Saturday because the house cleaner came.  I actually did something useful this morning and tonight.

*  Dropped Linda off, then off to my doctor's appointment at 8 a.m. (smart move to make this early in the morning), then picked her up.  This was a routine appointment, the doc actually weighed me and did vital signs because the nurse was busy.  No problems.  He still wants me to have a colonoscopy...

*  Home by 9:10 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and note that 52 Ancestors - Week 168: #241 Anna (Van Vorst) (Van den Bogart) Kemp (1732-1789) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario posted.

*  Worked on the taxes and got through the first pass for everything.  Great news - a refund from both State and Feds.

*  Had lunch, then rested my eyes and dozed (?) for an hour.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 March 2017 and then wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 24 March 2017.

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

*  Went out at 4 p.m. to weed the front rose planters - got one done and a start on the second one.  Linda was happy.  In at 5:15 p.m. to wash up, then ate dinner, watched basketball and read the paper.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then corrected a family in FamilySearch Family Tree which an idiot changed - taking away the husband and six of seven kids.  I put them all back but it was a struggle, then worked on Dutch church records for a Putman family adding content and sources.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Semi-Genea-Thursday - 23 March 2017

This was not a really fun day, and not much of a genealogy day either.  The dentist.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got the wash in the machine.

*  Noted that 1765 Birth Record of Aaron Smith (1765-1841) of Walpole, Mass. - Post #357 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, then added to the Best Of post, and worked on Updating my AncestryDNA Status.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, do a MyHeritage photo discovery set (only 3 of 10 added), and left at 1:30 p.m. for the dentist office.

*  2.5 hours in the chair, had a cavity filled on #21, and then got prepped for a crown on #30.  She took off the old crown and found decay, plus a cavity below the gumline, so she fixed that.  Then impressions for the crown and the installation of the temporary.  Home by 4:45 p.m. with a numb lower lip and tongue and teeth.

*  Read email and blogs, then went in for dinner and watched TV and read the paper and did the dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Genea-Wednesday - 22 March 2017

It was a rainy morning, and I stayed home all day except for a library book run.

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

*  Noted that 2012 Visit to Oslo, Norway -- Post 456 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Rested my eyes for awhile, then took off to the library to return books and get two more.  Had lunch at McDonalds on the way home.  Picked some weeds in the front yard.

*  Homer by 12:30 p.m. to read, worked in Findmypast tree for awhile, but it bogged down for some reason.  Answered more email, then wrote Seavers in the News - Frank R. Seaver Leaves a Legacy.

*  Checked Facebook, worked some more in Findmypast, and went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes, and put out the trash.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post and resolved 92 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Sources now at 82,102.  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and will go in to watch the end of the World Baseball Classic.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Genea-Tuesday - 21 March 2017

This was our 47th wedding anniversary today.  I got my See's peppermint patties, a weather station and printer ink and she got two dozen roses.  We went out to dinner.  I was pretty lethargic all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco and then to Ralphs for groceries.  Home by 10:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1904 Marriage License/Certificate for Severt Leland and Amelia Brocke posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Linda went to lunch with Barbara.  I took a nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, then read, worked a bit in Geni adding photos to profiles and checking Hints - nothing helpful.  

*  Wrote Dear Randy: What Did You Mean by "Don't Want to Crap Up My RootsMagic Tree?" and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch TV and rest my eyes - got a short nap I think.  Paul called at 5 p.m. and we all talked until 5:30, then we left for Cafe Lamaze and dinner to celebrate the anniversary.  Home by 7:10 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, checked the Findmypast Hints (68,976, up from 662 the other day!).  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Monday Genea-Day - 20 March 2017

This was a pretty full genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs at home, picked her up and home before 9 a.m.  I joined Mondays With Myrt before air time.  Got to talk a bit about Pedigree Pie and One Page Genealogy.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and wrote Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™ and Ancestry Retires TreeSync as the news broke.  Then noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1731 Will of John Paine (1660-1731) of Eastham, Mass. posted. 

*  Took a short nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read blogs and add to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook.  Checked my Findmypast Tree Hints - up to 662.  

*  Had another short nap, and online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage Photo Discoveries and Record Matches.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then did more MyHeritage Record Matches, and resolved some Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources in my database.

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


Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Sunday Semi-Genealogy Day - 19 March 2017

Where does the time go?  This was day 78 of 2017.  12 more days until April Fools Day.  It was a pretty typical March Sunday here in the Genea-Cave.

*  Read blogs and email during Meet the Depressed, then off to church ast 9:40 as.m.  Home by 11:25 a.m.  Watched basketball for awhile, and had lunch.  Rested my eyes.

* Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 12 to 18 March 2017 posted, and started the new Best Of post.  Went back in to watch basketball at 1 p.m. and rested my eyes some more.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then transcribed the John Paine will.  Good one, proves the Elizabeth Paine Snow relationship!  

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch basketball, napped this time, and we had dinner.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 12 to 18 March 2017 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis post.  Searched form ore wills in the Barnstable probate records - found two new ones pretty quickly.  Captured, renamed, and filed for later processing.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  WDYTYA is on later.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Saturday Genealogy Day - `18 March 2017

This was a fairly full genealogy day because there were no society meetings to go to.  I didn't get a lot done - tired from only 5 hours of sleep.  We even had a surprise visitor.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to put the wash in the dryer, then off to the Men's breakfast at Marie C's, picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, the neighbor's daughter came with a check for the shed demolition and I struggled to find the receipt and to print photos.  Finally succeeded.  Wrote the SNGF post.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- WORCESTER (England to colonial New England) posted, and rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch, then worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Critical Life Decision posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and tried to nap watching TV but failed.  Worked more in FSFT matching Seaver folks and adding content.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news and basketball, then had dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts for the weekend.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook again, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, March 17, 2017

My Thursday and Friday Days - 16-17 March 2017

I was too tired last night to journal, but got a good nights sleep and spent most of today online.  Except for the dryer repair, and the two naps.

1)  Thursday, 16 March:

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

*  Noted that 1795 Marriage Record for Aaron Smith and Mercy Plimpton in Medfield, Mass. - Post #356 of Treasure Chest Thursday and wrote Genealogical Forum of Oregon FREE Classes Next Week and set it for later.  Answered email.

*  Left at 10:45 a.m. for lunch at Sunset with the Rohr engineers group.  Had an omelet.  Good discussion.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to watch TV with Linda and take a nap in the recliner.  Online before 2 p.m. to have the Hangout about Twile with Kelly.  Interesting options.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Estelle Seaver dies in 1952.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left after 5 p.m. for Black Angus to celebrate Barbara's birthday - 8 in the group.  One friend had just done her AncestryDNA and was excited.  Another came from a large Irish family in San Francisco.  Good food, too much food, good conversation, and we were home by 9 p.m.  

*  Wrote the two St. Patrick's Day posts and set them but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Friday, 17 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to the medical center for my lab tests, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to continue reading.  Noted that Census Whacking (Again!) on St. Patrick's Day and Happy St. Patrick's Day - I Didn't Know I Was Irish Until My DNA Told Me So! posted.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 167: #240 John Kemp (1723-1795) of Fredericksburgh, Ontario, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 March 2017.

*  The Sears repair guy came to install the belt in the dryer, it took awhile, but he got it going.  We started the first wash load and washed and dried until after dinner.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap watching TV in the recliner.  

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, then answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 17 March 2017.  Took another nap.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, wash dishes and get the clothes out of the dryer.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Surname post, check Ancestry Hints, read Facebook, and I'm still tired.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 March 2017

Well, we survived the Ides of March, I think.  Except for the Marriott reservation for Jamboree of course.

*  Dropped Linda off, read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went to Ralphs to shop.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Family.Me Introduces an Easy and Fun Family Tree and 2012 Opening Day for the Padres -- Post 455 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Noted the SCGS post that the Marriott room bloc was full, so called and sure enough it was.  Drat.  I emailed the SDGS contact to see if we can go with them.

*  Wrote Dirk Weissleder Featured Speaker at 25 March SDGS German Interest Group Seminar, and then took my nap.  Up at 12 noon to eat lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then worked in One Page Genealogy and wrote Have You Tried One Page Genealogy?  It wouldn't create a 12 generation PDF fr me.  

*  Wrote four posts for the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  Checked Facebook, read Twitter, and read blogs.  The UPS guy brought the dryer belt so I called and got an appointment for the dryer repair on Friday morning.  Tried to start the Lincoln and it's deader than a doornail.  No electronics work.  Another problem.  Drat.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then added to the Best Of post, and tried again with the Marriott.  No luck again.

*  Worked a bit in MyHeritage adding content through FamilySearch Family Tree.  Also added another set of Photo Discoveries.

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Blogging Fool Tuesday - 14 March 2017

Ah, the Ides of March are upon us.  Beware, Caesar, Brutus lurks somewhere.  I stayed home and blogged a lot.

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1918 World War I Draft Registration Card for Severt Oliver Leland posted and wrote Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited for SCGS Jamboree Scholarship and set it for later.

*  Started to watch/listen to Mondays With Myrt but got sidetracked a bit.  Answered email, added to the Best Of blog, and took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 p.m. to read, and fixed the Ephraim Sawtell family on FamilySearch Family Tree - had to move 10 children back to Ephraim and Abigail from the family they were assigned to erroneously.  Grrr.  

*  Worked in Pedigree Pie and wrote Have You Tried Pedigree Pie?  Checked Facebook, then wrote FREE Access to All Irish Resources on AmericanAncestors.org from March 15 to 22 and set it for later.

*  Resolved more Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, watches/listened to Mondays with Myrt.  Worked in Ancestry Hints - got 102 resolved, adding content and sources to the database.  sources at 81,783.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote a post for the morning, wrote this post, and done.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.



Monday, March 13, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Monday - 13 March 2017

This was a day of waiting and waiting and frustration, but then got some decent work in at the end.

*  Read email before I left at 7 a.m. for jury duty in Chula Vista.  got there, got in line, saw Karin and we went in together at 7:30, and sat together in the jury lounge, and caught up on family.  We saw David also, and talked to him too.  They finally called 40 or so jurists for a 4 week trial, and we weren't called.  They released us at 11:15 a.m.  I was home by 11:45.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, had lunch and tried to nap.  The Sears repair guy was supposed to come between 1 and 5 p.m.  Waited all day, they finally called at 4:50 and said he was on the way.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Thomas Dill (1708-1761) Estate in Barnstable County, Massachusetts - Part 3 and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 March 2017 posted, and wrote Findmypast Grant Five Days of Free Access To All Irish Records In Celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2017.

*  Tried to nap again, but failed.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email.  Tried to nap at 3 p.m. and Linda called me in.  Online at 4 p.m., and checked Facebook some more.

*  Went out at 4:50 p.m. to wait for the repair guy, and pulled weeds and talked to the neighbor.  He came at 5:10 p.m. and got the dryer open, diagnosed the program as the cable that tumbles the tub, and he didn't have the part needed, so he ordered it.  It will come on 23 March.  Grrr.

*  Went in for dinner at 6 p.m., and the potatoes burned, but the corned beef was great.  Read the paper, watched TV and did dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Tuesday post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching Seavers and standardizing places.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 12 March 2017

No football, no baseball, no basketball of interest, let's do genealogy!!

*  Read email and blogs watching Meet the Depressed and Fox News Sunday, then off to church at 9:30 a.m.  Talked to John a bit.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 5 to 11 March 2017 post, then started the next one, and answered email.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, then watched some Hangouts on the Surname society site, and downloaded syllabi for the Family Tree Webinars for 2017 to date.  Clicked through several of them.  
*  Worked on the transcription for Amanuensis Monday, and wrote the post.  Checked Facebook, and read blogs and email.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, eat dinner and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 5 to 11 March 2017 posted.  

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources from 107 Hints - found a major error in names for the Lucius Sanborn family and fixed them.  Dumb.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  WDYTYA is tonight, hope I can stay awake.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 11 March 2017

This was another nice, warm day in San Diego, unusual for March, high of about 80 F.  Only got 6 hours sleep last night because the Aztecs game ended at midnight - they lost 71-63 after leading by 13.  Same old same old.   Found out I have jury duty on Monday - Drat!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to grab my pack and head off to the SDGS meeting in Lake Murray.

*  Got there by 9:45 a.m., talked to Paul and Dave and Ken and Larry and others, then settled down for the presentation on Scanning by Marshall.  He did a nice job - interesting to see how others scan, name, file and preserve photos and images.

*  Headed home after the snack time and made it by noon, and immediately took an hour nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 1:30 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday -- SMITH (Colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Middle Name posted.

*  Worked in the Surname Society website a bit adding content to my profile and read/downloaded the recent newsletters.  Looked for the webinar, but it was over by then.  Drat.  Checked Family Tree Webinars and watched two webinars (well, skipped through them reading slides) and downloaded syllabus material.  

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

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the Ancestry and FamilySearch post, then resolved 120 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Sources at 81,647.

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


Friday, March 10, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 10 March 2017

It was a beautiful day here - high around 80, blue sky with a few clouds.  I spent some time outside, which is good for me.

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 166: #239 Martha (Gach) Randolph (1730-????) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 March 2017 and set it for later.

*  Called the Sears repair for the dryer - got an appointment for Monday afternoon.  Got ready for the radio interview with Fisher and we did it at 11:30.  Hope it turns out OK.

*  Linda went to lunch with Barbara, I took a nap, and then had lunch.  Online at 1:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer emails, and write This Week's We're Related Relationships - 10 March 2017.

*  Went out in the front yard and pulled weeds, and fixed the makeshift fence in the back yard and pulled some weed also.  

*  Checked Facebook, worked a bit in the database, but got sleepy and went in to watch TV and took a nap before dinner in the recliner.  Read the paper, ate dinner, washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Surname post, joined GenChat in progress, and then wrote the SNGF post for Saturday.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 9 March 2017

I worked a bit on the taxes today - got a start anyway.  Good news, I think.  On the downside, the dryer isn't working again.  Won't turn, heats fine.  Need to call on Friday.

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

*  Noted that 1850 Death Record for Mercy (Plimpton) Smith (1772-1850) of Medfield, Mass. - Post #355 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.

*  Worked on taxes for awhile - got all of the Income input to Turbotax. Took my nap.

*  Online at noon to read, add to the Best Of post and have lunch.  Answered email.

*  Researched and wrote Is There Really an Ancestry.com "Big Tree?"  Yep!

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, worked on my interview notes.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, eat dinner and wash dishes.  Discovered the dryer wasn't turning.  Bummer.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of, and answered email.

*  Went in at 9 p.m. to watch the SDSU game.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 8 March 2017

This was a typical genealogy Wednesday - CVGS, blogging, searching, data entry, the whole bit.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and lbogs, picked her up, and shopped at Sprouts, and home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Celebrating Our 42nd Anniversary -- Post 454 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote  Unlock the Past Announces a Holy Land Tour and Associated Conference in Israel and SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 11 March 2017 Speakers and set them for later.

*  Took a brief nap, then left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, and then to the library for the CVGS Research Group.  I talked about RootsTech, the other 14 summarized their recent efforts.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, and wrote More Information on William and Susan (Dill) Trump.  Checked Facebook.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then worked the Seavers family found yesterday, adding census records to the profiles with sources.  Then checked FS Family Tree too.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Tuesday - 7 March 2017

This was a beautiful day, but I didn't go out after the morning.  I did get the first part of the taxes done.

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

*  Online to read, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1920 U.S. Census Record for Jane McKnew Household in San Francisco, California posted.  Added to the Best Of post and the RootsTech post.

*  Found all of the tax papers and put them in the folder.  Took a nap, then had lunch, and with a fresh mind started on updating and balancing the checking accounts.  Got one done - found a big error due to the bank change back in February.  Fixed!

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, then researched and wrote Seavers in the News -- Someone's a Bootlegger!  Checked Facebook and added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and worked on the new Seavers family found in the newspapers.  Got two generations done, one more to go.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 6 and 7 March 2017

It's been a busy two days - I watched WDYTYA instead of journaling on Sunday.  It drizzled a bit on Sunday and was clear today, but cool.  I got some tasks done too.

1)  Sunday, 6 March:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed.  Off to church after 9:30, and home by 11:20 and took Linda to the Nails Spa.  I had lunch at McDonalds and rested my eyes.

*  Home at 12:45 p.m. to watch TV sports, took a nap, and online at 2 p.m.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 February to 4 March 2017 posted.  Linda went off with Barbara to a concert.

*  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and sent it to the email list.  Worked on the transcription for Amanuensis Monday, then noted that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 26 February to 4 March 2017 posted.

*  Went in and watched TV news and read the paper at 5 p.m., and Linda got home at 5:30.  We went out to Lolita's for dinner and home by 6:45 p.m.

*  Read email and blogs, checked Facebook, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Answered email, started the next Best Of post.

*  Went in at 9:45 p.m. to watch WDYTYA? and dozed through it.  Didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 7 March:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Joined Mondays With Myrt, and got to talk about the RootsMagic sync news.  Video with Russ afterwards about RootsMagic features.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Probate Records of Thomas Dill (1708-1761) Estate in Barnstable County, Massachusetts - Part 2 posted, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Made the black and white master of the newsletter, printed it off and printed the revised mailing labels.  

*  Had lunch, then my nap, and online at 1:30 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 February to 4 March 2017 posted.

*  Took the newsletter master and labels to the UPS Store and made copies and sent them off to the mail labels.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to answer email, read blogs, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Wrote Using the "Share" Button in RootsMagic Facts and then Episode 181 of the Extreme Genes Podcast is Available and set it for later.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper, Facetime with Tami's kids, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, talk to Lori, and write the Tuesday early post.  Reviewed the new Ancestry Hints but didn't resolve any.  Searched for origins of Gilford Seaver (1811-1879); have a thought but no data.  He's an orphan in my database, and nobody else knows his parents.

*  Wrote this post, read email and blogs, and I'm done early.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

It's been a hard genealogy day here in the cave...

Sometimes, I resemble this situation...


Hat tip to John Grenham, who probably got it from the Simpsons site.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 4 March 2017

This was a busy day because of the CVGS workshop I did.  Hardly had time to rest all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, then off to the men's breakfast at 8 a.m., over at 9:20, picked up Linda, and home by 9:40.  Answered email, made sure the presentation was on the flash drive and the laptop, and added to the Best Of blog.  Looked for females with no surname, found some, and solved three problems.

*  Went in at 11:30 a.m. to eat lunch, rested my eyes for 15 minutes, online to do email and blogs, then left at 12:30 p.m. for the Bonita library for the CVGS workshop.

*  Got set up, and started the talk at 1:10.  Did 60 minutes of presentation, then demonstrated some finds, and we did three other research problems of the audience of 15.  No breakthroughs, but some suggestions for further research.

*  Home by 4 p.m., online to read, checked Facebook, and went in at 4:45 to have dinner, read the paper, and watch TV and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 to finish up the CVGS newsletter and get it off to the proofers, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and worked a bit in Ancestry on the three mysteries I solved in the morning.

*  Went in at 8:45 p.m. to watch the end of the Aztecs basketball game with New Mexico - they lost 64-59, so finish 9-9 in conference and the 6th seed in the conference tourney.  Drat.

*  Online at 9:30 to read, write this post and check Facebook.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Friday, March 3, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 3 March 2017

It was a beautiful day here - sunny, no wind, high around 78 F.  I spent most of it inside.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to Ralphs for groceries.

*  Home by 9:40 a.m. to read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 165: #238 Samuel Fitz Randolph (1730-????) of Woodbridge, New Jersey posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 3 March 2017.

*  Worked some more on the presentation - moved the slides around and added several.  It's as ready as it's gonna be.  Went out and swept the front walk in the sun.  Hot!  Need to sweep the grass too.  

*  Had lunch, took a nap in the recliner, and online to add to the Best Of post, answer email, and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships - 3 March 2017.  Only 1 of the 5 new relationships were Likely or better.  Checked Facebook.

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter and got it up to 90% done.  Had to email some folks to get information, but they all responded!  Read blogs, and wrote RootsMagic Shows Ancestry TreeShare and Ancestry WebHint Preview.  Looks promising.  It looks I was right before I went to RootsTech.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the two Saturday posts.  Transferred the presentation file to Dropbox and the flash drive, and made sure the file worked.  Printed off the handouts I mailed out yesterday.  

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


Thursday, March 2, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday -- 2 March 2017

I actually got quite a bit done today, and none too soon since the workshop is Saturday!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 a.m. and home to note that  1841 Death Record for Aaron Smith (1765-1841) of Medfield, Mass. - Post #354 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.

*  Worked on the tables some more, then added more content to the presentation.  Emailed the tables to the CVGS members - maybe some will fill them out.

*  Added to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, then worked on Ancestry finding people to show at the workshop.  Didn't find anyone really wonderful.  Drat.

*  Had a nap, then had lunch, and researched and posted A Husband and Children for Susie Dill.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, added to the Best Of post, and worked some more in Ancestry adding content for persons without birth dates.  

*  Started the CVGS newsletter- got it about 40% done.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post.  Worked in RootsMagic a bit and FSFT for the Susan Dill line.  Will be interesting to see how soon MyHeritage picks up the changes.  Added more photo discoveries to my tree.  

*  Findmypast tree has 662 Hints now - wonder when they did that?  Has to be the last week.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 1 March 2017

And we're into March already - RootsTech is over, and Jamboree is coming in June.  We're going to miss out on NGS in Raleigh.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that The Grandgirls at Disneyland in 2012 -- Post 453 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and added to the RootsTech post.

*  Took a nap at 10, up at 10:40 to read, answer email.  Printed off the CVGS papers and left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library for John's group and then the CVGS Bored Meeting.  Got two books to read on the way out.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to read, then took another nap for 30 minutes.  Refreshed, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Hubert B. Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff is the Short Version of His Name.

*  Worked on some of the forms for the Saturday workshop, now need to finish the presentation.  

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

* Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, check Facebook, and check the new Ancestry Hints.  Over 300 in the last day.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.