Thursday, August 16, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 16 August 2018

I was a bad boy today - chased some BSOs instead of doing what I should have done, like working on my presentations.  Four weeks to go, and one of two is 3/4 done, and the other isn't started.  Drat.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and took her for her haircut.  We were home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Noted that 1796 Death Record of John Horton in Glocester, Rhode Island - Post 425 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, answered email, added to the Best Of post, did a little research, and hunted for the newspaper article.  

*  Took my nap, then had lunch.  Online at !2:20 p.m. to write Seavers in the News- Kate Hoffman Seaver Dies in 1934 and then wrote Genea-Musings Makes the Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2018 and set it for later.  Did some work in Family Tree.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile, found some land records, added events and sources, then got it ready for the blog post.  Did more work in Family Tree.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news.  Online at 6:10 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Worked some more in Family Tree with the profile's family.  

*  Went in at 7:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, wash dishes, and read my Delaware book.  Padres fell behind to Dbacks 5-0 in the first, and lost 5-1, so now 48-76 on the season.  

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 15 August 2018

We had daughter and two grandkids for Saturday to Tuesday, so no journaling.  I did do a bit of blogging, but many of the posts were set up before they came.  We had fun - went to the Padres game on Saturday, the other daughter and three grandkids came on Sunday, and we ate lunch, took photos, and went to Jump Around in the afternoon, and the second group went home, went to dinner at Marie Callenders, went to the beach on Monday (school is in here, so almost deserted), and they went to Little Italy for dinner, and got them to the airport by 12:30 on Tuesday.  Whew.  Got a little sunburned at the beach.  We went to the Padres game on Tuesday night, lost again.  

*  Today, dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Did the laundry.

*  Noted that More Jamboree 2014 Photos - Post 528 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Online at FamilySearch.  Tried to nap, but the power went off and Linda demanded it be fixed.  Yawn.

*  Had lunch, and off to the FHC at 12:15 p.m. for the SDGS German Interest Group to present my Conferences presentation to the group of 30 or so.  Home by 4 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Has Ancestry.com Indexed the Ancestry Member Trees Yet?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, put out the trash, watched the Padres game, read the paper, read my Mitch Rapp book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Angels 3-2, so now we're 48-75 on the season.  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, added to the Best Of post, TreeShared the big tree, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Friday, August 10, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 10 August 2018

It cooled off a bit today, but still in the high 80s.  Geneaholic will be dark for a few days because Lori and the boys are coming to visit.  

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

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 238: #363 Mary (Hawkins) Tracy (1710-1767) of Providence County, Rhode Island posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 August 2018.

*  Worked on my AncestryDNA spreadsheet - got about 40 listed.  Worked on the Dafoe problem, and added folks to the database.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  

*  Had lunch, then worked on the Ancestry post and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 10 August 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the SNGF post.  Added several Seaver families to the database from correspondents report.

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then wrote the FamilySearch post.  Worked some more on the Seaver families.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the AA Magazine, and read my book.  Padres beat Phillies 2-0, so now 47-71, and won 5 of 8 (but only 5 of 15!).

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.  Six blog posts today.



Thursday, August 9, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 9 August 2018

This was the warmest day in the last month - over 90 here and humid.  It's 88 F in the genea-cave right now - the fan is on high!  Lori and the boys come this weekend, so I'm starting to prepare future posts so I can spend more time with them.

*  dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that 1695 Birth Record of Mary Chase in Newbury, Massachusetts - Post 424 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Looked for a Seaver article and found a good one - transcribed it.  Added info to RootsMagic too.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:30 and we went to Costco to shop, then had a hot dog for lunch.  Home by 10:40 a.m.

*  Worked on the Seavers in the News -- Walter Enwright Seaver Receives Testimonials in 1935 post.  

*  Went in at 11:30 a.m. to watch the Padres game, dozed in the recliner, read the paper, and was resigned to a loss, behind 4-2 in the 9th inning.  Three walks, a hit, an out, a grand slam and another homer made it a great 8-4 victory over the Brewers.  So 4-3 on the road trip to the two best teams in the NL, and now 46-71 on the season.

*  Online to read, added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, and then added slides to the Conference presentation about RootsTech.  almost done in time for next Wednesday!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then TreeShared about 40 profiles on the big tree, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post ahead of time.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  I'll be a blogging fool on Monday!  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 8 August 2018

This was an all-genealogy day except for the Padres game in the evening.  Warm again today - high around 90, it's still 87F in the genea-cave at 9 p.m., but cooler outside.  Fan going, windows open.

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

*  Noted that Jamboree 2014 Photos - Day 3 - Post 527 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, added to the Best Of post, and gathered my stuff for the CVGS Research Group meeting.

*  Tried to nap but failed, worked on email, had lunch, and off to the library at 11:20 a.m.  Got there and got set up by 11:45, and we had 15 in attendance.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Noted that San Diego Genealogical Society Meeting on Saturday, 11 August Features Sarah Cochran posted, and wrote Finding David Auble's Land Records in Sussex County, New Jersey.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate and watched the Padres game.  I read the paper, put out the trash, read the latest Family Tree Magazine, and washed dishes.  Padres lost 8-4 to Brewers so now 45-71 on the season.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 7 August 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, but with an evening Padres game to restrict research time.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:40 a.m., then home to read email and blogs, and picked her up at 9:05, and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1930 Voter Register for Abbie A. Smith in San Diego, California posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Searched for GenealogyBank obituaries for 2018 for Seaver folks and found 28 matches.  Added several to the RootsMagic database, and added some family members too.  Searched for vital records and added them and sources for many of them.

*  Wrote Ancestry.com Recently Added New York State Birth Index, 1881-1942 and then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - 7 August 2018 post.

*  Added over 30 photos to the Conferences presentation - most from past Jamborees to show the breadth and fun of the conference.  Still need to add RootsTech to the presentation.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added two more obituaries from GenealogyBank to the database.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix and eat dinner, watch the Padres game, wash dishes, water the front plants, read the paper, and finish my Kellerman novel.  Started the Vince Flynn novel.  Padres came back to beat Brewers 11-5, so now 45-70 on the season, and won two in a row and 3 of 5 in August.

*  Online at 8:30 to read, add to the Best Of post, write two posts for Wednesday, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, August 6, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 6 August 2018

This was pretty much an all genealogy day without a Padres game.  I finished some tasks and made progress on others.  No research today (I promised myself I would work on the presentation...).

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:50 and home by 9 .m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt just after it started, and my only major contribution was talking about Henry White's 6 deeds in Killingly CT.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post #440: 1682 Will of John Guild (1616-1682) of Dedham, Massachusetts posted, and wrote Information About ICAPGen (International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists).  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Put a new ink cartridge in, and printed off the master of the CVGS Newsletter and mail labels.  Napped for a bit.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 to read, then speed-watched the two webinars and wrote Monday Genea-pourri - 6 August 2018.

*  Gathered the CVGS stuff and went to the UPS Store to print it off.  Home by 2:45 p.m.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and watched a YouTube video.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, wash the dishes and watch TV news.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then worked on the Conference presentation.  

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

Sunday, August 5, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 5 August 2018

Warm today (about 85F), warmer tomorrow.  Padres won.  Did some genealogy.  Win-win day.

*  Read email and blogs, and went off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Watched the Padres game, read the paper, tried to doze in the recliner.  Padres won, 10-6 over Cubs.  Happy.  now 44-70 on the season.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 29 July to 4 August 2018 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 July to 4 August 2018 posted.

*  Transcribed the will and wrote the Amanuensis post.

*  Dropped Linda at Barbara's to swim, and home to add more family data to the project tree.  Picked Linda up at 5:30 and home to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Watered the front plants, and trimmed the roses.  

*  Online at 7:10 p.m. to TreeShare the project tree, then searched for more data using Webhints.  Resolved all of the Record hints (245 of them).

*  forgot to finish up the CVGS Newsletter - maybe after I post this.  Checked Facebook.  Added to the new Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 4 August 2018

I didn't sleep well last night - got a headache behind my eye at about 3 a.m.  Dozed the rest of the night.  Took an Excedrin Migraine at 7 a.m. and that seemed to help.

*  Up at 6:15 to start the laundry, then printed off the Bible study handout for the breakfast meeting.  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to put laundry in the dryer, off to Marie Callenders for the 8 a.m. breakfast.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 and we stopped at the grocery store.  Home by 10:30.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - REED (England to colonial Massachusetts) post, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the SNGF post. 

*  Went in at 12 noon to watch the Padres game, eat lunch, read the paper, doze in the recliner.  Padres lost to Cubs 5-4, so now 43-70 on the season.  

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Four Degrees of Separation posted, and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Worked for about an hour on the Conference presentation, up to 24 slides now.  

*  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and sent it to the reviewers.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 July to 4 August 2018 posted.

*  TreeShared the big tree, then TreeShared the project tree.  About 100 changes each.  Checked Web Hints on the project tree and added some content and sources.  

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 3 August 2018

Another week is gone, and i'm 12 days away from the next presentation to the SDGS German Interest Group.  Where's my presentation butler when i need her?

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 237: #362 John Tracy (1695-1751) of Providence County, Rhode Island posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday. 3 August 2018 and set it for later.

*  Started in on the Conference presentation and did 8 text slides in two hours.  Crap.  Realized I had done something similar a year ago and can cannibalize it.  Plan B tomorrow. 

*  Went in at 11:30 a.m. and watched the Padres game, dozed in the recliner, had lunch, and read the paper.  Padres lost to Cubs 5-4, so now 43-69.  

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 3 August 2018.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, watched TV news, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then finished up the CVGS Newsletter.  Did a little searching on FMP without success.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 2 August 2018

I finally got another haircut.  I put it off and put it off until it's unbearable.  The heat doesn't help!  

*  Dropped linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 1728 Marriage Record of John Tracy and Mary Hawkins in Providence, Rhode Island - Post 423 for Treasure Chest Thursday posted, then wrote RootsFinder Online Family Tree Program Updates.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  worked on the project presentation and made some progress.  

*  Left at 11 a.m. for the haircut and home by noon.  Talked to Russ about genealogy and Alzheimers.  He has a mom with problems.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote the Seavers in the News -- Estate of Bertha M. Seaver of Chicago in 1959 post, and added the family to the database.

*  Worked some more on the presentation, and added 28 charts today.  Up to 88, which is too many, so will need to prune it after I get everything into it.  Made good progress today.

*  Worked a bit on the biography for 52 Ancestors.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to serve up dinner, then we watched the Padres game, I read the paper, read my Alex Delaware book, and did dishes.  Padres beat the Cubs 6-1 - one of the best games of the year for us.  Now 43-68. 

*  Online at 8 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then talked to Lori on the phone, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 1 August 2018

Eight more weeks until the CVGS Family History Day weekend, and I need to have my two presentations done in 6 weeks.  Midnight oil, or not as much  blogging or searching, I guess.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Jamboree 2014 Photos - Day 2 - Post 526 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote SDGS Fall Seminar on 8 September Features Michael Lacopo and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then printed off the papers for my two meetings at the library.  Left at 10:15 a.m. and got there right on time.

*  Told my tale of woe at the CVGS Family History Day meeting, and they all said they knew I would get the presentations done on time.  Had my snack at 11:30.  Checked out a book to read while watching baseball.

*  Went to the CVGS Board meeting at noon, and was home by 1:45 p.m.  Read email and blogs, and wrote Creating a List of Burials in a Specific Cemetery Using RootsMagic.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, worked on the Sarah names without a surname, and found some on Family Tree.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and worked on the CVGS newsletter draft.  got about 30% done.  One more thing to do!  Walked around the block and saw Mars bright in the sky.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked out some websites, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.