Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Almost another full genealogy day.  No rain yet - maybe tomorrow.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1899 Death Notice for Frederick Schaffner in San Francisco, California posted, picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote New England Historic Genealogical Register Table of Contents - Volume 172, No. 4 (Fall 2018).  Added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  Sent message to CVGS members about the DNA group on Wednesday.  Rested my eyes but didn't nap.

*  Checked the Aztecs basketball game but it started late.  Had lunch.  Added to the Best Of post.  Started the Genealogy News Bytes - 20 November 2018 post.  Left at 1:35 p.m. to get a haircut.  Home by 2:40 p.m.

*  Finished up the news byres post, checked Facebook and Twitter, and took a nap.  Online at 4:40 p.m. to read.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and then TreeShared 90 profiles to the AMT.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Genea-Journal - Monday, 19 November 2018

This was almost an all genealogy day, but sports intervened a bit.  Nice November day. Almost had a computer disaster.  No nap.

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

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit about Ancestry searches and tree indexing.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1816 Deed of Henchman Sylvester to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, and wrote Looking Again at the Findmypast Global Tree.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 19 November 2018 and set it for later.

*  Went in at 2:15 p.m. to watch the Aztecs basketball game against Duke - a wipeout.  

*  Online at halftime to read, check Facebook and Twitter, and then went back to watch the end of the game.  Watered the front plants, and got a little sun in back.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched the football game, read the paper, washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post.  While saving the death notice, I managed to move all of my Ancestor Files folder to another subfolder somehow.  Sometimes I don't click well.  It took at least 30 minutes to find the damn thing.  Found it and put it back where it belongs.   Whew!

*  TreeShared 125 profiles in RootsMagic including all of the new profiles.  Still have 150 to do. 

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

My Genea-Weekend - 17-18 November 2018

It's Thanksgiving week!  Where did the month go?  It was a woeful football weekend here in San Diego, as the Aztecs and Chargers both lost.  Oh well, the weather was nice!  Had a lamp in the genea-cave go out on Saturday morning.  Not the bulb.

1)  Saturday, 17 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then to my Bible study breakfast, picked her up at 9:40 a.m. and stopped at Wal-Mart to get a lamp.  Home by 10:15 and hooked up the lamp.  Didn't work.  Took it to another outlet and it worked - so did the one I had before.  The outlet socket is bad now.   Oh well - now have two good desk lamps.  Need another desk now.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- MORSE (England to colonial New England) posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Found some Seaver folks not in the database on GenealogyBank  so added that family line.

*  Went in at 12 noon for lunch, watched football and tried to doze, but failed.  Read the paper.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Genealogy Resource Are You Thankful For? posted.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Did more Seaver research on another new-to-me family and added them to the database.  The more I seek the more I find!  

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 November 2018 posted, then resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.

*  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game - they lost to Fresno State 23-14, so now 7-4 and won't be conference champion.  Hope sprung eternal again, but reality wins every time.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post before bed at 11 p.m.  Genealogy this day was about 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 18 November:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 November 2018 posted.  Transcribed the deed for Amanuensis Monday.

*  Off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:15.  Finished up the Amanuensis Monday post and went in at 12 noon to eat lunch and watch football.  Read the paper, had lunch, tried to doze but failed.  Watched the Chargers game.  They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory again, 23-22 losing to Denver in the final 5 seconds.  Online to read for awhile.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 11 to 17 November 2018 posted.  Resolved over 600 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for some of them to the database.  I need to TreeShare soon!

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.


Friday, November 16, 2018

My Genea-Friday - 16 November 2018

Happy birthday to brother Scott who is 63 years old today.  Still a young lad!  Decided not to get my hair cut because we are studying Samson on Saturday.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 252: #377 Joanna (--?--) Champlin (about 1692-about 1762) of Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 16 November 2018 and set it for later.  Rested my eyes for awhile.

*  Online at 11:30 to search for a Seaver not in my database, and found one.  Added about 10 persons to the database with content and sources.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 November 2018 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Had a nap.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then resolved over 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources for some of them to the database.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, added Ancestry sources to a bunch of ancestors, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

My Genea-Thursday - 15 November 2018

Another all-genealogy day except for lunch with the engineers group.  No big fires here, and Santa Ana winds are over.  Yay!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 1817 Marriage Record for Sophia Buck and Lambert Brigham in Sterling, Mass. -- Post 438 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Tried to nap, but just rested.  Left at 10:45 a.m. for the engineers lunch in downtown Chula Vista.  Had a good time with the guys.  Home before 1 p.m.

*  Online to read, searched for an obituary, wrote Seavers in the News -- Milo Seaver Dies in 1957 in Binghamton, New York, and searched for more information on the children for the database.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote FamilySearch Unlocking Centuries of Italian Ancestry Records.

*  Went in to help with dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, ate dinner, washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and checked the next one out.  Worked in the database - worked on a random RootsMagic family in Iowa and found records, added content and sources.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Genea-Wednesday - 14 November 2018

This was an all-genealogy day, with the Research Group meeting included.  A little wind, nice day, some small fires in the county but no big ones.  Weather changes tomorrow.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Randy Ready for Junior High Graduation in June 1958 -- Post 540 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked Linda up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote Register for the Family History Fanatics' "DNA eWorkshop: After the Test" and set it for later.  Rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch.

*  Left for the library at 11:20 a.m. and got to the parking garage and walked over to the library lugging the laptop and projector.  I need a luggage carrier!  Got set up, and we had only 7 attendees probably due to the parking problems (the lot is getting solar panels).  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post,  then wrote My New Test Case For Ancestry Member Tree Indexing.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, did the laundry,  put out the trash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 300 Ancestry hints, adding content and sources for selected Hints.  Talked to Lori. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

My Genea-Tuesday - 13 November 2018

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, and I finished several projects.  Yay me!!!  Santa Ana winds today, no big fires in the county.  Yay.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1875 Death Notice for Martha Matilda Schaffner in Oakland, California posted.  Wrote   Findmypast Partners with Living DNA to Launch the Most Detailed Ancestry Discovery Experience.  Played around in Living DNA - couldn't find a link to FMP.

*  Took a nap.  Had lunch, then printed off the CVGS newsletter master and the labels.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 13 November 2018 and set it for later.  Went to the UPS Store to publish the newsletter.  Home by 2:40 p.m.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the George Seaver talk - added descendancy research charts to the front of it.  Got a little sun in the back yard.

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 400 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database for selected Hints.  Still 84,000 to do. 

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


Monday, November 12, 2018

My Genea-Monday - 12 November 2018

This was an all-genealogy day here in the Cave.  I didn't advance the ball very much, though.  Oh well.  49 days left in 2018.

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

*  Joined Mondays With Myrt, and we discussed Veterans Day and Veterans.  I didn't contribute much.  Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1814 Deed of Sarah Green to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted.

*  Wrote Good News and Bad News On Ancestry Member Tree Searches and had lunch.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 12 November 2018 and set it for later.

*  Looked at my new MyHeritageDNA matches but didn't find any new common ancestors.  The trees of the matches aren't leafy enough, so perhaps I'll do some skeleton work on them too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then worked a bit in Family Tree.  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, read the paper, watched news, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, added some Family labels to the blog and worked through 100 Amanuensis posts, and then worked in Web Hints for Dill families.  Didn't find much.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  See, not much progress here!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

My Genea-Weekend - 10-11 November 2018

It wasn't much of a genealogy weekend for me - no research to speak of, some blogging, some family time, a society meeting, etc.  Oh, football on TV!

1)  Saturday, 10 November:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (Alice who married Thomas Wight, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Left at 9:20 for the SDGS meeting with Gena.  Got there and stayed for the first talk, but sleepy so left after refreshments.  Home by 12 noon to have lunch, then napped in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 pm. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did You Collect As a Youth? posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  We left at 3:30 p.m. to meet Tami and the kids in Carlsbad for dinner at Ruby's.  Ate, walked a bit, and then had ice cream at Haagen Daz.  Home by 7:15 p.m.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Watched the Aztecs game, read the paper, and then my book.  Aztecs lost 27-24 to UNLV.  Played a bad game, now 7-3 on the season.

*  Did not journal.  Did check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and check email.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 11 November 2018:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Went to church at 9:45, stopped at the store on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Got the deed transcribed and the amanuensis post written.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 4 to 10 November 2018 posted.

*  Went in at 12:30 to watch NFL, and watched all of the Chargers win over Oakland, 20-6.  

*  Online at 4:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post.  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched news, washed clothes, watered the front plants, washed dishes and took a walk.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, finished up the CVGS Newsletter and emailed it to the membership list.  TreeShared the last 60 changes, and checked out new MyHeritage DNA matches.  Worked on RootsMagic unused place names. 

*  Bored.  Sleepy.  Toes hurt due to sitting too much.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.




Friday, November 9, 2018

My Genea-Friday - 9 November 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day and I got some tasks done.  And two rests/naps.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 251: #376 William Champlin (1687-1778) of Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 9 November 2018.  

*  Worked on an Unlinked Ancestry Tree and solved the puzzle - a 3rd cousin!  Matched profiles with Family Tree for awhile.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 9 November 2018 and set it for later.  Worked on the Surname Saturday post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the SNGF post.

*  Went out and watered the front plants, and got a little sun.  I should walk too.  Online to read, and worked in RootsMagic looking for death data for profiles.  Had a rest.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on the CVGS Newsletter and sent it to the reviewers, and TreeShared over 100 profiles - still about 60 to do.  It will never be finished!  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

My Genea-Thursday - 8 November 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, and I made progress, but spent some enjoyable time just browsing and reading.

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

*  Noted that 1703 Birth Record of Jonas Prescott (1703-1784) in Groton, Massachusetts - Post 437 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote Free Access on 9th to 12th November for Findmypast Record Collections and Newspapers.

*  Searched for useful articles for Seavers in the News and found quite a few.  Added data to some Seaver profiles, and matched some to Family Tree.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Brigadier Florence Seaver Dies in Asbury Park, N.J. in 1964 and set it for later.  

*  Puttered about in the database, matching profiles to Family Tree, searching for records using web hints, and then did a Skeleton tree for one of my matches.  Another failure.  Frustrating.  Perhaps some "potentials" are wrong.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the 52 Ancestors profile.  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes.  Found some land records that helped in Charlestown, but FamilySearch doesn't have home access to Westerly or South Kingstown RI.  Drat.  Added them to the to-do list.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, and cleaned up.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then wrote it for Friday.  Worked for about an hour on the CVGS Newsletter - about 60% done. 

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Randy's Genea-Wednesday - 7 November 2018

This was a fairly full genealogy day, plus I got a long nap.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, noted that The Seaver Ping Pong Table and Whiffle Ball Court -- Post 539 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting on Saturday, 10 November.

*  Worked on another Unlinked Tree on AncestryDNA and failed to find the common ancestor.  Many more to do!  Printed off the CVGS material for the board meeting.  Rested my eyes for awhile.

* Had lunch, then off to the library at 11:20, sat with John for awhile and two Karens came to brighten our day.  Board meeting dragged on, found a new book, and home by 2 p.m.

*  Wrote NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from November 6–13 and updated the MyHeritage compendium.  Took a 90 minute nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, wash dishes, and put the trash out.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check out the support data for the 52 Ancestor biography (none are available on FamilySearch from home, so added them to my to-do list).  Wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared about 90 profiles (still have about 70 to do).  

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, then wrote this post.  genealogy today is 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Randy's Genea-Tuesday - 6 November 2018

Election day 2018.  A split decision, I think.  But it will make the next two years really interesting.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Sprouts.  Home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1863 Civil War Draft Registration Record for David J. Carringer posted, added to the Best Of post, wrote MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference Video and Blog Compendium.  Tried to nap.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m., had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage Record Matches for awhile.  Watched some of the MHL videos.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 6 November 2018.
*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then matched Family Tree persons to RootsMagic persons.  Watered the front plants.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and TreeShared about 120 profiles.  Have about 150 more to do soon.  Checked election returns, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Randy's Genea-Sunday and Monday - 4-5 November 2018

Some one forgot to journal last night.  Oh well, did you miss me?  It wasn't a big genealogy day.

1)  Sunday, 4 November:

*  Read email and blogs, then off to church at 9:40 a.m. and gave Maggie the Denmark records.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 28 October to 3 November 2018 posted, and wrote the Amanuensis post.

*  Went in at 12:45 p.m. for lunch, then read the paper and watched football until 4:30.  My Chargers beat Seattle 25-17.

*  We went to dinner at Lolita's, and then shopped at the grocery store.  Home by 6:45 p.m. 

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 28 October to 3 November 2018 posted, then wrote a post for Monday.  Speed-watched three of the MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference videos.  Couldn't find the others on Facebook.  Interesting.

*  Went in at 10 p.m. to read, then to bed.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 5 November:

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

*  Home by 9:05 to join Mondays With Myrt in progress.  After 10:45, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1816 Deed of Robert Jefts to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12 noon to read, noted that How Accurate Is an Ancestry Quick and Dirty Tree? posed.   Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 5 November 2018.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Watched another MyHeritage video.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:15 to help with dinner, we ate, watched TV news, and read the paper, then washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then answered email and resolved over 400 Ancestry Hints (mainly Ignore them that don't add "good" information to profiles). 

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Randy's Genea-Saturday - 3 November 2018

This was a tiring day - mainly because I didn't sleep long enough overnight.  Only 6 hours and I need at least 7 to get through the day without dozing off.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to put the laundry in the dryer at 7:40, then off to Marie Callenders for the mens group breakfast, then picked Linda up and we were home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (Hannah, who married Thomas Bartlett) (England to colonial New England) posted, then wrote the weekly FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Went in to watch TV and dozed in the recliner.  Had lunch at 12 noon.

*  Gathered up the laptop, the flash drive and off to the CVGS Workshop where I presented the Digital Microfilm talk.  We had only 12 there.  All of the research problems were not defined enough to be able to use digital microfilm.  Best laid plans, etc.

*  Home by 3:30 p.m. and really tired.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Zigzag Ancestor Lines posted.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and tried to work in Family Tree matching but too tired.  Went in to help Linda with dinner at 5 p.m. and we ate.

*  Watched the Alabama game, read the paper, did the dishes, and read my book.  Watched the Aztecs game starting at 7:15.  They came from behind to beat New Mexico 31-23, so now 7-2 on the season.

*  Changed the clocks, and ready for bed at 10 p.m. standard time.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Randy's Genea-Friday - 2 November 2018

My grandfather's 127th birthday.  I wish I'd interviewed him before he died in 1976.  His life span saw so much.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 250: #375 Renewed (Smith) Carpenter (1717-after 1763) of Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 2 November 2018.

*  Worked in MyHeritage Record Matches adding content to the RootsMagic database.  Tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12 noon to read, worked on an AncestryDNA unlinked tree without finding a common ancestor - common mother's name with no year.  

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 2 November 2018, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Surname post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the SNGF post, add to the Best Of post, match some Family Tree persons to RootsMagic, and resolved about 400 Ancestry Hints.  Now I have a bunch of people to TreeShare.  Still lots more Hints to do.

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Randy's Genea-Thursday - 1 November 2018

The first day of November was a warm day here in San Diego with a beautiful red sunset.  Genealogy research  continued today.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home ny 9:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1717 Birth of Renewed Smith in North Kingstown, R.I. - Post 436 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and searched Newspapers.com for a Seaver obituary. Resed my eyes for 30 minutes.

*  Up by 11:30 a.m. to go to lunch with Linda to meet Gil and Lynda at Olive Garden.  Nice lunch, but Linda was very upset with her food - she could have virtually nothing on the menu, then didn't like the compromise because she couldn't get cheese on her food.  Very frustrating for her.  

*  Home by 1:50 p.m. to read, then wrote Seavers in the News -- George H. Seaver Dies in 1962 in San Rafael, California.  Very tired, so went in at 3 p.m. to nap in the recliner.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:430 to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved about 250 Ancestry Hints - mainly generated by the last TreeShare.  Checked Facebook.  Answered email.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Randy's Genea-Wednesday - 31 October 2018

Halloween was a disappointment.  Only 5 kids in two groups came late trick or treating.  Oh well.  At least they said thank you.  And now I have more M&Ms to enjoy - the leftovers.  There was method to my madness.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Hallowe'en Name Whacking Revisited and Young Randy in the Carringer Garden -- Post 538 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and added notes to some AncestryDNA matches.  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes.

*  Had lunch, gathered my stuff, and off to the library for the CVGS program meeting.  Judy did her talk and we enjoyed the Halloween goodies.  Found out that Karen will leave us soon - boo!

*  Home by 2 p.m. to read, wrote CVGS Saturday Workshop Features FamilySearch Digital Microfilm, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Exhausted so took a nap.

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and then went in for dinner, watched TV news and read the paper, then washed dishes.  Put out the trash, and waited for the trickortreaters who never came.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, do some research on the Ephraim and Jeremiah Smith families of Rhode Island without much success, and researched one of Susi's puzzles without success.  

*  TreeShared the other 80 profiles, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

End-of-month statistics:

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 October (with increases in the numbers from 30 September in parentheses):

*  51,097 persons (+ 244)
*  20,666  families  (+ 101)
*  165,425 events  (+ 751)

*  5,536 Alternate Names (+ 153)
*  10,941 places  (+ 205)
*  1,846 sources (+ 42)
*  97,041 citations (+ 954)
*  1,225 Multi-media Items (+ 14)
*  3,203 Multimedia links (+ 8)
*  26,857 matched to FSFT (+ 614)
 I'm up to 58.66% (+0.25%) for citations/events and 189.92% (+0.77%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for October (compared to stats for September
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*  77,141 page views (2,488 per day, Blogger Stats,  +160)
*  15,983 page views ( 516 per day, Statcounter, - 31)
*  11,554 sessions (373 per day, Statcounter, - 20)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Randy's Genea-Tuesday - 30 October 2018

Boo!!!  Hallowe'en tomorrow (or maybe you're reading this today?).  We are ready for the 5 to 10 teenage kids that normally ring the doorbell.  What should I wear?  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1885 Colorado State Census Record for D.J. Carringer Household posted.  Chased some rabbits in GenealogyBank obituaries and added several recent Seaver families to the RootsMagic tree.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 30 October 2018 and then the Hallowe'en name whacking post for tomorrow morning.

*  Matched Seaver folks and others in RootsMagic to FamilySearch Family Tree, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to finish up dinner, we ate spaghetti (yum), read the paper, watched TV news, did the dishes, and then we filled out our ballots.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, then I resolved over 500 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  TreeShared about 60 persons with the AMT. 

*  Wrote email to the CVGS members about Saturday's workshop and attached my handout.  We're trying something new.

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 29 October 2018

Just another manic Monday without Myrt, but lots of time for genealogy since baseball is over!

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 9:15 and took her for a haircut and then Costco, and home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1814 Deed of Abigail Wallis to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote How Many of my AncestryDNA Matches Have Attached Trees?  Took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, and online to read, then worked in Family Tree a bit, worked on an unlinked tree and found lots of ancestors but no common ancestor, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri -- 29 October 2018.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, did more Family Tree matching and sharing.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, washed dishes, read the paper, and online at 6:30 p.m.

*  Wrote the Treasure Chest post, then worked on resolving about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding sources and content to the tree.  

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

My Long Genealogy Weekend - 26 to 28 October 2018

I put all the blame for not journaling on the World Series and football games. 

1)  Friday, 26 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 249: #374 Daniel Carpenter (1712-after 1763) of Rhode Island posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 26 October 2018.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 26 October 2018, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Probably matched profiles in FamilySearch too.  

*  Had dinner, watched World Series game 3, worked online for awhile, then back to World Series at 11 a.m.  Went to bed at 11:30, but had TV on, and turned it off at 12:25 a.m. and went to sleep.  Missed the Muncy home run in Dodgers 18th inning by 5 minutes.  Series now 2-1 Boston.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 27 October:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Got laptop set up and off to FSL at 9:30, got there before 10 a.m.

*  Got set up for the SDGS RootsMagic User Group meeting, and we had 9, left at 12:30 and home before 1 p.m.  Had lunch.  Took a nap immediately!

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday -- EGGLESTON (England to colonial Massachusetts) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Hallowe'en Personality posted.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Started my DNA Skeleton tree on Ancestry and solved one Match mystery.  That worked.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 21 to 27 October 2018 posted.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched World Series Game 4, online to TreeShare 80 profiles, switched to Aztecs football game at 7:30 and watched both.  Dodgers lost 9-6, so Boston up 3-1.  Aztecs lost 28-24 to Nevada.  Now 6-2.  Went to bed, couldn't sleep.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

3)  Sunday, 28 October:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 21 to 27 October 2018 posted.  Went to church at 9:35 a.m., then to the store, and home by 12 noon.

*  Had lunch, watched football, read the paper, dozed in the recliner, and then online at 2:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 21 to 27 October 2018 posted and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Wrote CVGS Program on 31 October is Judith Helton on "Hidden in Plain View."  

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch football, then we ate, watched World Series game 5, worked on the front plants, then online to TreeShare 120 profiles, and do two more Skeleton Trees for DNA matches.  

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

Thursday, October 25, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 25 October 2018

This was a pretty full genealogy day except around noon time.  With no World Series game, I worked all evening on genealogy.

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

*  Noted that 1712 Birth of Daniel Carpenter in South Kingstown, R.I. - Post 435 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, wrote   MyHeritage LIVE Conference Presentations to be LiveStreamed and rested my eyes for 15 minutes.

*  We left at 10:30 a.m. for the financial advisor, and then to In 'n' Out for lunch, and home by 1 p.m.

*  Searched for an article, and wrote Seavers in the News - Earl Seaver of Akron, Ohio Dies in 1980.  Added several families to the RootsMagic tree from the obituary subject.

*  Answered email, checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked in Family Tree matching profiles to RootsMagic and exchanging information.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors biography and wrote the post.  Matched profiles with Family Tree, and randomly found persons without much data and added some. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 24 October 2018

One week to Hallowe'en.  I wonder if I need a costume?  Had some genealogy fun today - stayed home.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Randy's Birth Announcement -- Post 537 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and worked a bit in Ontario databases for Seavers.  Added some sources.

*  Paul A. called, and we were going to meet after lunch but never did.  I got their tree up, Treeshared it to a new AMT, and searched for records.  Found Denmark records on FamilySearch that gave me the next generation back.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online to work some more on the Denmark, and Paul called and we won't meet.  I got his email address to help him out.  Wrote Down the Rabbit Hole: Finding Maggie's Grandparents.

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

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, watched the Series game, ate dinner, read the paper, put the laundry in the dryer, took out the trash, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and added to the Best Of post.  Hung up the laundry.  

*  Back to the game, read my book, Dodgers lost to Sox 4-2.  

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to read, then worked a bit in the database on the 52 Ancestor target.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 23 October 2018

Today was my 75th birthday, and I received a new toilet for the guest bathroom, an "Old Guys Rule" t-shirt, See's candy, gift cards, balloons, and over 200 Facebook greetings.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Bob the plumber came at 9:20 and installed the new toilet with a minimum of difficulty.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1870 U.S. Agricultural Census Record for D.J. Carringer in Iowa posted, and wrote CVGS DNA Interest Group Summary.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 12:20 p.m., had lunch, then answered email, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 23 October 2018.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post, answered more email, and talked to Tami.  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at Black Angus with three friends - had a nice dinner and dessert, and excellent conversation.  

*  Home by 7:40 p.m. to watch the World Series game, then online at 9 p.m. to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Monday, October 22, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 22 October 2018

This was daughter Tami's birthday, but she spent it laid up at home with a number of health problems.  Kids get older too.  My day was dominated by toilets.

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read, picked her up at 8:50 and home at 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and discussed my DNA class, which led to as discussion of CeCe Moore's 60 Minutes interview, and then privacy issues.  We had a good discussion.  

*  I called Bob the plumber and he came right away to fix the flushing mechanism on the master bathroom toilet (plastic thing broke) and he fixed the plugger thingie on the bathroom sink too.  I showed him the rocking toilet in the guest bathroom, and he noted it was cracked at the base and could break at any time.  He recommended replacing it and said he would give us a price to fix it.  All in less than an hour.

*  Online at 11:30 a.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday - 1813 Deed of Shobal C. Allen to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, added to the Best Of post, and had lunch.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 22 October 2018.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, matched a whole section of my Seaver folks to Family Tree, and then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, read the paper, eat dinner, and wash dishes.  Bob called with the quote and he will come tomorrow to install my birthday toilet.  Cool.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, talked to Lori, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tomorrow is my 75th birthday, so blogging may be lighter than usual.  I hope I like my birthday toilet.  We're going out to dinner. 


Sunday, October 21, 2018

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 20-21 October 2018

I say "semi" because there was a lot of other stuff happening, but I did do some research. And blog.

1)  Saturday, 20 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to Marie Callenders for men's Bible study, we started in on Judges.  got through first 5 chapters.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 and we went to Costco, and home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Online to note that Surname Saturday -- CRISPE (England to colonial New England) posted, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.   Took a nap and missed the SDGS luncheon.  Oh well.

*  Had lunch, then wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Did You Get to School? posted.  

*  Looked for almost two hours for the Mayflower application a lady sent me 3 years ago.  I didn't find the email, but I did find the file in Downloads.  Sent it to Laura.

Checked Facebook and saw the Seaver Clan page was available, so read that for a bit.  It had some Seaver lines on it, so I started searching and added about 40 more Seaver folks to the database.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, wash dishes, and then watched the Aztecs game.  Aztecs won 16-13 but it was close against San Jose State.  Lucky.

*  Game was over at 10:30, so checked email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018 posted.  Did not journal.  Genealgy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 21 October:

*  The toilet handle broke this morning and we have to flush by pulling up on the arm inside the tank.  The float doesn't seat properly either.  Drat.

*  Up at 6:30 a.m. to watch the Chargers game in London, they won 20-19. Read email and blogs on my phone.  We left for church at 9:40, stopped at the store on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Edited the Best Of post, noted that Added, Updated and Coming Soon Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018 posted, and went in for lunch, watch football and read the paper.  Dozed a bit in the recliner.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 October 2018 posted, and transcribed a deed and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Answered email.  Added more content for those Seavers I worked on Saturday.

*  Went in at 4:30 to watch football, we ate dinner, and I clipped the rose bushes for 30 minutes.  Watered the plants, washed dishes, and took out trash.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and TreeShared the big tree, adding all of those Seaver folks to my AMT.  Also matched them to Family Tree.  Worked on random tree people adding content and sources from Hints and Searches in Ancestry.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Friday, October 19, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 19 October 2018

This was an all genealogy day except for watching the baseball game tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at 6:30, home to read, picked her up at 8:30 and home by 8:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 248: #373 Hannah (Slocum) Hazard (1710-1737) of Rhode Island posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 October 2018.  Watched the Sue Adams webinar.  Took my nap.

*   Had lunch, Answered email, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 19 October 2018.

*  Worked on the Bible study.  The damn printer stopped printing black with a full cartridge.  No clue why.  Guess I'll try another one.  Printed stuff out in red and blue.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Saturday Surname post.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post, answered more email, and added to the Best Of post.  Back in to watch the end of the ball game.

*  Online at 9:15 to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday and Thursday - 17 and 18 October 2018

I've been slacking off on journaling because of baseball and sleepiness.  Sorry.  does anyone care?  I do this mainly for me as a genealogy journal.

1)  Wednesday - 17 October 2018

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Made sure the laptop was working.  Added to the Best Of post, then rested my eyes.  Up at 11 to eat lunch, then left for the library with the laptop.

*  Got set up for the DNA group meeting.  We had 30 attendees, and went the full two hours.  I presented the first part of my DNA talk from Family History Day, then we discussed problems and questions.  

*  Home by 2:45 p.m., noted that Randy Flew to Vancouver, B.C. in 1956 -- Post 536 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Dear Randy: Do You Still Use Twitter? Why?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch baseball, we ate dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, and did dishes.  Snuck in around 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then back to baseball.

*  Forgot to journal.  Oh well.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Thursday, 18 October 2018:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1710 Birth of Hannah Slocum in Jamestown, R.I. - Post 434 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, picked her up and we stopped at the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and rested my eyes.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote up the DNA notes and sent them to everyone who attended.  Wrote   Seavers in the News - Accident claims Melvin Seaver Family in 1954.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then answered more email.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote the 521 Ancestors post.  Went back in to watch the end of the Boston game.  Online at 8:15 p.m. to TreeShare, then Lori called for an hour (and I kept TreeSharing - it's mindless).  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 16 October 2018

This was a genealogy day interrupted by a doctor's visit.  The skin doctor found a basal cell on my nose so biopsied it.  Also froze bits on my head.  Routine stuff, but now i'll have spots for a week.

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

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1896 Boulder, Colorado City Directory Entry for D.J. Carringer posted, then worked in MyHeritage finding tree data and adding it to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Left at 10:15 a.m. for the doctor, and home by 11:40 a.m.

*  Read, answered email, and took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 October 2018.  

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

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch baseball, fixed dinner, we ate, and watched more baseball.  I read the paper, then my book.  Washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Went back to watch baseball.

*  Came in at 8:30 p.m. to TreeShare 36 profiles, about 100 more to do.  Matched profiles to Family Tree and added some data to RootsMagic.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, October 15, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 14 and 15 October 2018

I skipped journaling because I did very little real work on Sunday - football and baseball you know!  I put a full day in on Monday.  It was my father's 107th birthday, but I didn't write about him.  I thought about him, and thanked him for my wonderful New England ancestry, though, although he had only a small part in it.

1)  Sunday, 14 October:

*  Read email and blogs on my phone, and watched the Chargers game.  They beat the Browns 38-14.  Then watched some of the Rams game and tried to nap.  

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to read, and noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 7 to 13 October 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 October 2018 posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post too.

*  Back to the TV to see the baseball game, and eat dinner.  Online to read at 6:30 p.m. and check Facebook, then matched some profiles with Family Tree.  Watched end of the Kansas City/New England game.  Read my book.  

*  Added to the Best Of blog, then checked Facebook and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 15 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1812 Deed of Zachariah Hildreth to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. posted, then picked her up and went to the grocery store.

*  Home at 9:30 a.m. to get into the Pirates presentation, then Mondays With Myrt until 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Ofg post, then took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, wrote Ancestry.com Indexing "Errors" on Massachusetts Death Records Collection and Monday Genea-Pourri - 15 October 2018.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and at 5 p.m. went in to watch the baseball game, eat dinner, read the paper, water the front plants, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 8:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, added to the Best Of post, read Roberta's DNA post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

My Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 12 and 13 October 2018

I didn't journal last night because the Aztec football game went long and time was short.  Then it took an hour to get to sleep.  I was sleepy all day today.

1)  Friday - 12 October 2018

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 247: #372 Thomas Hazard (1707-after 1748) of North Kingstown, Rhode Island posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote   New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 October 2018.  Tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:30 to read, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 October 2018.  Tried to nap again, failed.  Wrote the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, watch the playoff game, then the Aztecs game.  Read the paper, did the dishes.  Read my Kellerman book.  Aztecs game had an hour plus lightning delay, so it was over at 10:30 p.m.  Aztecs beat Air force 21-17 but it wasn't pretty.

*  Online to read email, add to the Best Of post and check Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 13 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, did laundry, picked her up, and off to the SDGS meeting at 9:20 a.m.

*  Two good talks by Kitty Cooper on DNA, had snacks for lunch, and talked to several friends, but several not there.  Home by 1 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Surname Saturday -- GIBSON (England to colonial New England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Sporting Activities posted.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then watched the playoff game.  Came in and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to help with dinner, we ate, watched the AL playoff game, read the paper, washed dishes, and read my book.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 7 to 13 October 2018 posted, added to the Best Of post, and resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints, plus quite a few Find A Grave memorials.  Went in at 8:45 p.m. to watch the end of the playoff game, Houston won 7-2 over Boston.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 11 October 2018

This was another all-genealogy day, but different from the others.  Still no baseball, which helped.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, noted that 1707 Birth of Thomas Hazard in North Kingstown, R.I. - Post 433 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, did some semi-random searching in the database, and tried to nap.  Failed.

*  Gathered my stuff up and left at 11:15 a.m. for the Womens Club - had pot-luck lunch with about 40 ladies, good table conversation, mainly about genealogy.  Gave my short talk on "Genealogy - Be An Ancestor Detective" and answered questions.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. and read email and blogs, then tried to nap.  

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Charles Seaver Dies in 1939 in Santa Maria, California.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 to read, wrote the 52 Ancestor post, TreeShared the 90 changes to the tree, and did some mroe random searching out of the database and matched more folks in Family Tree.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered some emails, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.