Monday, July 16, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 16 July 2018

It's normal weather for July here in Chula Vista - high around 80, low around 68, some humidity.  Fan weather.  I stayed home today and did genealogy.

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

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and we discussed many things, nothing of what I wanted to discuss, of course.

*  Added to the Best Of blog, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #437: 1856 Deed of Smith and Ellen Lewis to Henry A. White in Killingly, Conn. posted, and wrote MyHeritageDNA Flash Sale Through 18 July.

*  Took a nice nap.  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - 16 July 2018.

*  Started work on the CVGS project presentation.  Got about 15 slides done in two hours.

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and watched more of the Derby.  Started checking Web Hints and FSFT profiles for the CVGS project.  Added several more relatives with sources.  

*  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 100 hours.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

My Genealogy Weekend - 13-15 July 2018

What, I didn't journal on Friday or Saturday?  Drat, I hate it when that happens.  I blame the Padres for using up my evenings.

1)  Friday, 13 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Costco.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 234: #359 Meribah (Wait) Soule (1720-1803) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts posted.  Practiced my two talks for Saturday.  Copied the edited presentations on the flash drive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

*  Took a nap, had lunch.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 July 2018 and then Genealogy News Bytes - 13 July 2018.

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and TreeShared 50 profiles in the big tree.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Lee Child book, and got the laptop running and the presentation files loaded.  Padres lost to Cubs 5-4 in 10 innings.  

*  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 14 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday - PHIPPEN (England to colonial New England) posted.

*  Left at 9:10 a.m. for the SDGS meeting, where I delivered my two new presentations before and after the ice cream social which included an SDGS birthday party cake.  The timing on my talks was perfect!

*  Home by 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m.  to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Persons in Your Biggest Family Tree? posted.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Answered email, and TreeShared 50 more profiles in the big tree.  Checked Facebook.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for In 'n' Out for dinner, then the trolley to Petco Park, and saw the Cubs beat the Padres 11-6, and it wasn't that close.

*  Home by 11, and I barely looked at the computer.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

3)  Sunday, 15 July:

*  Read email and blogs, and off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Home by 11:20 a.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 July 2018 and Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 July 2018 posted.

*  Transcribed the Henry White will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  

*  Went in at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, then watched the Padres game.  Took a nap, read the paper, then read my book, and Cubs won 7-4.  So Pads are now 40-59 at the All-Star break, having lost 21 of 27 since mid-June.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 July 2018 posted.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, water the front plants, and nail the fence boards down.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then TreeShared the last of the big tree profiles, and worked in Ancestry Hints on the project tree, adding content and sources.  TreeShared the project tree.  Searched for German records for one family.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 12 July 2018

Uh oh, Friday the 13th is upon us.  Should I stay home on Friday?  Gotta go out on Saturday.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, we went to Wal-Mart but came home with nothing.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1720 Birth Record of Meribah Wait in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 420 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and searched for Seaver obituaries or articles.  Finally wrote Seavers in the News - Hobart L. Seaver dies in 1954 in Barre, Vermont then tried to find the death data and other marriage data for the spouses.  

*  Took my nap.  Linda went out to lunch.  Had lunch, then answered email, haphazardly and randomly searched for records for database people.  Where did the time go?  Thought of nothing to write about so I didn't.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and online at 6 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Patterson book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Dodgers 3-2 so we're now 40-56.  

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 10-11 July 2018

These were genealogy days, and I made absolutely no progress on anything, and then there were Padres games in the evening.  Still not sleeping well - only 5-6 hours at night.

1)  Tuesday - 10 July:

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

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1942 Voter Register for My Carringers in San Diego, California posted, and wrote NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Online Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from July 10–17.  Too my first nap.

*  Ate lunch, answered email, added to the Best Of post,  and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 10 July 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Had my second nap.

*  Online to read, and wrote the two Wednesday posts.  

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and into Petco Park for the Padres game by 6:45 p.m.  Padres won 4-1 and we were home just after 10 p.m.

*  Read, but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 11 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, updated the laptop, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that RootsTech 2014 Photos, Part 5 - Post 523 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap.  Up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, gather my stuff, and off to the library for the CVGS research group.

*  We had to meet in the auditorium which is a pain, but had only 10 in attendance.  Home by 2:15 p.m.  

*  Noted that San Diego Genealogical Society Ice Cream Social Program on Saturday, 14 July Features Randy Seaver posted.  Added to the Best Of post, and took my second nap.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then wrote Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer 1901 Obituary from 2,000 Miles Away.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, put out the trash, watered the front plants, and then online to read and write the Treasure Chest post.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Patterson book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost 4-2 to Dodgers, so now 40-55 on the season.

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Monday, July 9, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 9 July 2018

This was a fairly full genealogy day, but the Padres game spoiled it.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit.  Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #436: 1856 Deed of Henry A. White to Smith and Ellen Lewis in Killingly, Conn. posted.

*  Took my nap, then ate lunch and wrote DNA Central Call For Speaker Presentation Proposals.  

*  Did the final edit, and printed off the CVGS newsletter masters and mail list, then off to the UPS Store to publish and mail to the mail list.  Sent it to the email list.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - 9 July 2018, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news.  Online at 6:20 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, take a walk, and do dishes.  Padres lost to Dodgers 8-2 and it wasn't that close.  So now 39-54 on the season. 

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 8 July 2018

Not much genealogy today due to a 5+ hour Padres game.  But we won!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 July 2018 posted.

*  Off to church at 9:30 a.m., and home by 11:20.  Added to the Best Of post, then transcribed the deed and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went in at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Finished my book.  Took a nap.  Ate dinner, washed dishes, watered the plants.  Padres won 4-3 in 16 innings, so now 39-53 on the season.  We need a major winning streak.

*  Came in at 6:45 p.m. to read, answered email, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 1 to 7 July 2018 posted, and TreeShared the big tree.  Worked for awhile finding missing death dates and other records for random folks in the tree, plus matching more with FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  forgot to check Facebook.  Genealogy today was only 4.5 hours.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 7 July 2018

Didn't sleep well, up early at 6 a.m. - the coolest part of the day and it's 75F in the house and outside too.  \

*  Read email and blogs.  Dropped Linda off, then to Marie Callenders for the men's Bible study.  Picked Linda up at 9:40 a.m., and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and answered emails.  Noted that Surname Saturday - EGGLETON (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette.  Wrote the weekly Ancestry and FS posts too.

*  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter - still waiting on one paragraph.  Worked on the CVGS project tree adding events, notes and sources.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and read the paper.  Watered the front plants and sprayed the car.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 July 2018 posted, added to the Best Of post, and TreeShared the CVGS project tree.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then my book, and then my phone - mail, Feedly, Facebook.  It's 19-5 Arizona in the 8th inning.  Hmmm.  Another loss.  Now 38-53 on the season.  

*  Online to write this post.  Crappy day.  Oh well.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Friday, July 6, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 6 July 2018

This was a stay-at-home Friday, and it was hot in Chula Vista - high over 100F here and up to 115F in the back country.  At least four fires sparked up in the county and caused damage, but are not threatening.  The winds were not strong.  We used our fans, and opened windows after sundown to keep the house cool.  It's 84F in the cave.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 233: #358 Benjamin Soule (1719-1803) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 July 2018 and set it for later.

*  Printed off the Bible study for Saturday, then worked on the CVGS newsletter.  Have it about 80% done.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then watched the FTW webinar, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 6 July 2018 while listening to the fire coverage on the radio, checking Google Maps too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Worked a bit in RootsMagic matching FamilySearch Family Tree profiles and exchanging info.  Sorted out some duplicate profiles on Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work in RootsMagic some more.

*  Went in at 6:45 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to D-backs 3-1, so now 38-52 on the season.

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to answer email, read blogs, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 5 July 2018

If it seems like I'm slacking off, I am.  Intentionally.  Life, and deadlines, intervene sometimes.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 1719 Birth Record of Benjamin Soule in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 419 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote Seavers in the News - Earle R. Seaver Dies in 1944 in Pittsburgh.

*  Printed off the CVGS agendas, and off at 10:15 to the library for the Family History Day committee meeting, and then after a snack in the car, the Bored meeting.  Was home by 1:15 p.m,. and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the 52 Ancestor post and finished it just in time to take Linda to the dentist.

*  We left at 4:40 and she got her new crown installed.  Went to In and Out for dinner, and home by 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, then my new book, and Padres beat the D'backs 6-3, so now 38-51 on the season. 

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 3 and 4 July 2018

I played genea-hookie both days - kind of lackadaisical and random just clicking around.  

1)  Tuesday, 3 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15.  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1934 Voter Register for My Carringers in San Diego, California posted and wrote Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - June 2018.  Took my nap.

*  Ate lunch, then online to write Genealogy News Bytes - 3 July 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked a bit on Eugene's tree - no answer yet on the 2nd great-grandmother.  Matched FSFT profiles with RM profiles.  Worked with the "loose Marys" - the ones with no birth date/place.

*  Went in at 5:30 to eat dinner, watch TV news, wash the dishes, and watch the Padres game.  Pads lost 6-2 to Oakland.  now 37-50.  Didn't journal, genealogy this day was maybe 6 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 4 July:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, picked her up, and to grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Noted that   242 Years and Counting - Happy Birthday, U.S.A. posted.  Wrote Are You Related to Benjamin Franklin? I Don't Think I Am.  Decided to take the rest of the day off.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, then watched the Padres lose 4-2 to the Oakland As again.  Frustrating.  Now 37-51, lost 13 of 16.  

*  TreeShared about half of the changes to the big tree.  Answered email.  

*  We left at 5:30 p.m. for church and the picnic with the preschool, and the fireworks at 8:45 p.m.  Had a nice time - good conversation, and good food sharing.  Home by 9:15 p.m.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Monday, July 2, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 2 July 2018

This was a busy genealogy day since there was no Padres game.

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

*  There was no Mondays With Myrt for some reason, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Amanuensis Monday - Post #435: 1855 Deed of Henry A. White to Almond M. Paine in Killingly, Conn. posted.  

*  Watched the VGS webinar on Future Trends in Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee.  Interesting.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 2 July 2018.

*  Edited the two SDGS presentations and syllabi one more time and sent the syllabi off to Cindy.

*  Had lunch, then TreeShared the big tree.  Wrote Family History Fanatics eConference: "A Summer of DNA" on 4 August 2018.  Took a short nap.

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, check Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and added content and sources to the database from a MyHeritage collection.  Checked the MyHeritage newspaper collection for some of my ancestors.  

*  Worked in the CVGS project tree, capturing census records and adding sources and notes for two families. 

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 1 July 2018

This was a fairly typical summer Sunday - church, some genealogy, and a Padres game.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 June 2018 posted, and updated Best of the Genea-Blogs - 24 to 30 June 2018.

*  Went off to church at 9:40 a.m., and home by 11:20.  Spoke to my friend about his DNA problem, got his parents names and birthplace, and spent an hour making a tree for him.  It peters out in the census and vitals after the grandparents.  Oh well.

*  Had lunch, went in at 1:1`0 p.m. to watch the Padres game, dozed in the recliner, read the paper, read some of the book, and checked stuff on the tablet.  Padres lost 7-5 to Pirates, so 37-49 on the season.

*  Online transcribe the White deed, got it almost done by dinnertime.  Went in and ate, watched TV news, finished the laundry, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, wrote the Amanuensis post, resolved about 300 Hints on the CVGS project tree, then worked awhile on Helen's DNA problem. 

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