Friday, April 19, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 19 April 2019

I finally opened the Forever box and watched most of the home movies.  Some goodies there.  Have to use the USB drive because the CD/DVD drive won't open on the desktop computer. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 274: #449 Maria (--?--) (Abel) Tedrick (1693-1771) of Germany and Morris County, New Jersey posted.

Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  The FMP presser never showed up.  Wrote Seeing AncestryDNA ThruLines From Your Ancestry Member Tree Pedigree Chart.  Not a big deal, but helpful.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage record matches adding content to the RootsMagic tree.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 19 April 2019.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Broke open the Forever box that came last week, and found the two DVDs and the USB drive.  Put the USB drive in - all 23 files are 3 minutes and about 60 mb.  Watched most of them - lots of talking to myself, berating of the camerafolk, they could have been even better.  Made some screenshots while watching full screen and saved them.  Some are priceless photos - I'll use them for the Wordless Wednesday.  I have no photographs at all of most of the scenes in these movies!  

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to write the two Saturday posts, then copied the movies to the external drive.  I need to get them in a cloud drive too, but don't have 1.3 gb to spare.  

*  Went in at 7:10 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres lost 3-2 in the 11th inning to the Reds, now 11-10 and lost 5 in a row.  Drat.

*  Checked email and blogs on my phone, then online on the desktop to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 18 April 2019

It's almost May!  I have a talk on May 4th to prepare for, and two in early July.  Maybe my priorities will change?  Mueller report dropped today...heh heh.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - Judge Manning M. Knapp Dies in 1892 in New Jersey posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and home, checked email quickly, and off to my OASIS class with my flash drive and laptop.

*  Got there by 9:50 a.m. and did the class - only 4 students, one sick, two missing.  Lots of good questions and hopefully my info helped.  Left after noon.

*  Home by 12:30 p.m., had lunch, read blogs, and went in at 1 p.m. to take a recliner nap.  

*  Online at 2 p.m. to write Seavers in the News -- Everett Seaver Dies in 1923 in Staten Island, New York.  Did some research on the missing data for the family, but didn't find much.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Matched some RootsMagic profiles with Family Tree.Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:10 p.m. to read email and blogs, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post. 

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, and do the dishes.  Padres lost 4-1 to Reds and it wasn't that close.  Crap.  11-9 on the season now.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - 16 and 17 April 2019

I didn't journal last night because we went to the Padres game.

1)  Tuesday, 16 April:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1820 U.S. Census for Philip J. King Household in York, Pennsylvania posted.  Picked her up, and went to the store, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email, worked a bit on ThruLines matches, and noted that Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 16 April 2019 posted.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, and added to the Best Of post.  Left at 12:30 p.m. for the dentist for my deep cleaning of one quadrant.  Expensive!  Home by 2 p.m.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 April 2019 and resolved about 400 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  We left at 4:15 p.m. for the Padres game, ate at In 'n' Out, and were in Petco Park by 5:40 in time for the 6:10 game with Rockies.  Not close, Rockies won 8-2, so lost 3 in a row, and now 11-8.  

*  Home by 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 17 April:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Lyle and Betty at the Park in 1922 -- Post 561 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday.  

*  Pivked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote Interesting Article About Finding Autosomal DNA Matches.  Worked on summarizing GEDmatch for the DNA group.  Had lunch, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Left at 11:20 for the library and the CVGS DNA Group at noon.  We had 14, and I discussed GEDmatch features, and there was a lot of discussion.  Only one or two are actively working with matches.  Frustrating!

*  Home by 2:15 p.m., and took a nap.  Online at 3:15 p.m. to read, and wrote American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society Open Boston's Mayflower 400th Anniversary Commemorations with Tributes to Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, resolved about 110 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShred 123 RootsMagic changes to the Ancestry tree.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  No Padres game tonight.



Monday, April 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 15 April 2019

 I feel like I wasted a good part of the day, and didn't accomplish any of the tasks I set out to do in genealogy or in life.  Frustrating!  Notre Dame in Paris fire today - maybe it wasn't as bad as feared?  Terrorism?  Construction?  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that It's Genea-Musings 13th Anniversary Today! and Amanuensis Monday -- 1843 Deed of achariah Hildreth to Samuel D. Baldwin in Townsend, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and didn't contribute much.  

*  Worked on AncestryDNA a bit, adding several match lines to the database, and notes on the match profiles.  Had lunch.  Watched a webinar.

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 15 April 2019 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked in RootsMagic and added some obituaries and notes found in Ancestry Stories.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m.  Wrote two posts for Tuesday, which will be a busy day.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, talk to Lori, finished my Patterson book, washed dishes, and started a new book.  Padres lost to Rockies 5-2.  Now 11-7.  Frustration.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 14 April 2019

This was a typical spring Sunday genealogy day - church, blogs, baseball, gardening, and data entry.

*  Read email and blogs, started work on the Amanuensis post, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 7 to 13 April 2019 posted.

*  We went off to church at 9:40 a.m., it was Palm Sunday and the preschool families were at church.  The kids were in the palm parade.  Home by 11:20 a.m.

*  Finished up the Amanuensis post, then worked at some random RootsMagic profiles doing Web Hints.  Answered email.

*   Went in at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, took a short nap, and watched the Padres game.  Read the paper.  Padres lost 8-4 to the Dbacks, so 11-6 on the year, 7-3 on the road trip.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then resolved 312 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs- 7 to 13 April 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, did the dishes, and worked in the front yard for 30 minutes pulling weeks around the rose bushes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the anniversary post, and TreeShared 176 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  all caught up!  

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 13 April 2019

This day had more genealogy than the usual Saturday.  The tax checks got mailed off too.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and note that   Surname Saturday - DEWEY (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we were home by 9:15.  Worked on email for a bit and realized I was going to go to the SDGS meeting, so I left at 9:35 a.m.

*  Got there right at 10 and the meeting had started.  Sat in the back with the handouts and the screen was pretty far away.  Kristi Sexton talked about cemetery records and Find a Grave.  Had some snacks at the break, and was tired, so came home - got here about 11:40 a.m.

*  Read, then wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  Worked in RootsMagic with WebHints and didn't add much.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Tell Us About One of Your Grandparents posted.

*  Answered email, and worked in RootsMagic matching with FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added to the Best Of post, and took a short nap.  Resolved 280 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, and help with dinner.  We ate, and I read the paper, and then my James Patterson book.  Padres won 5-4 over Dbacks, so now 11-5 on the season, and in first place.  Yay!!!

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, note that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 7 to 13 April 2019 posted, 
check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 12 April 2019

It was a stay-at-home day in the genea-cave today, and I even did some searching.  Then the Padres won again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 273: #448 Andreas Abel (1690-1751) of Germany and Morris County, New Jersey posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 April 2019 and set it for later.

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m., and online to read, answer email, then worked in MyHeritage adding info from Record Matches to the RootsMagic tree.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 p.m. to add 3 AncestryDNA match lines to RootsMagic.  Wrote and posted Genealogy News Bytes - 12 April 2019.  

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

*  Went in to help with dinner at 4:45 p.m., we ate, watched TV news.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, and wrote the SNGF post.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 6:50 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and finished my book.  Padres won 2-1 over Dbacks.  Now 10-5 on the season, and 6-2 on the road trip.  

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 11 April 2019

This was a busy day.  I was tired all day, but had no time to take a nap.  I did complete a major task - the tax returns are submitted!  And the checks are written and in the mail.  I feel poorer.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1888 Marriage Record of Henry Shannon Buntin and Anna Mattison Auble in Vigo County, Indiana posted.  Reviewed the Oasis material.

*  Picked Linda up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Left at 9:20 with the flash drive and laptop for the OASIS class in La Mesa.  

*  Got there at 9:50, got set up in the classroom, and started the class using their computer.  The screen dimmed about 10 minutes in and at 20 minutes it went off.  Turns out that the wall plug wasn't working - put it in the lower plug and everything was bright and beautiful.  Had only 5 students today - one sick, one outta town.  We went long because I always have too much to share.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to eat lunch, then online to write Seavers in the News -- George W. Seaver Files for Divorce in 1924.  

*  Started in on the taxes again, and decided I was done and tried to submit them electronically.  I had to log into TurboTax to pay for the state tax efile,  The site froze up and I couldn't change my password so I called the help line which wasn't much help.  Finally got out of TurboTax and went to the site, changed my password successfully on about the 6th try, and then opened TurboTax again and was able to pay up and efile both returns.  Wasted almost an hour doing all this.  Really perturbed!

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  Started on the 52 Ancestors biography and had the notes and sources done by dinner time.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and was back online at 6 p.m.  Wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 6:55 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, do the dishes, and read my book.  Padres went ahead 6-1, and Arizona tied it up, and we got a homer in the 9th inning to win it 7-6.  So Padres are 9-5 and in first place in the West!!  Very cool.

*  The game was over at 10 p.m., and I read email and blogs, and wrote this post.  Got an email from a 4th cousin on the Kemp line who is working on genealogy.   Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

I had a pretty good night's sleep, so felt decent all day.  did not submit the taxes, though!  Drat.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Betty and Her Nana in the Park -- Post 560 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked up Linda, and we went to the 99 Cent store to shop.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote San Diego Genealogical Society Program on Saturday 13 April Features Kristi Sexton and checked for new databases.  Looked for obituaries on Newspapers.com.

*  Had lunch, then left at 11:20 a.m. for the library for my CVGS Research Group.  We got set up in the Computer Lab today - just enough seats!  Had 13 attendees.  Got two books on the way out, and home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Watched the Padres game, dozed in the recliner, and Pads beat Giants 3-1, so we are now 8-5 on the season.  

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and wrote Guest Post: Citizens Military Training Camps (CMTC) by Carole Sobke.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, worked on the 52 Ancestors profile, and wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  TreeShared 130 profiles with about 70 more to do.  Hadn't done that for 10 days.

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

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Did you miss me?  My brother-in-law came to town on Saturday and left today.  I had limited time on the computer.  The Padres are playing too, and we watched the games every day, plus we watched the NCAA games on Saturday and Monday nights.  Not much genealogy the last four days.  Haven't slept well the last two nights.

*  Paul took Linda to the Y today, so I was online at 7:15 until they got home at 10 a.m.  Read email and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1810 United States Census Record for Philip J. King in York, Pennsylvania posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Over the weekend, we scanned 41 photos and renamed them, so I emailed them to Paul today.  

*  We left at 10:30 a.m. to take him to the airport, then stopped for lunch at In 'n' Out, and were home at 12:15.  

*  Answered some email, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 9 April 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in to watch TV at 1:45 p.m. and took a recliner nap.  

*  Had a video call with Ancestry at 3 p.m., and after that wrote Ancestry Announces Two Improved Features - User Profiles and Messages.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, write the wordless Wednesday post, then answered an important email.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my book, and did dishes.  Padres lost 7-2 to the Giants so now 7-5 on the year.

*  Online to check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 5 April 2019

Another day without working on the taxes - subconsciously avoiding the inevitable signing of big checks, I think.  A cool and cloudy day, with some drizzle in the morning.  I spent all day in the genea-cave, it seems.  Brother-in-law Paul comes on Saturday morning so genealogy may be light over the weekend. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 272: #445 Melatiah (Hamant) Metcalf (1704-1751) of Medfield, Mass. and Keene, N.H.  posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to Walmart for bathing suits - she got two!  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 5 April 2019 and wrote the Ancestry post for Sunday.  Took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, and online to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 5 April 2019.  

*  Went in to the recliner at 1:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and one of my books.  Padres beat the Cards 5-3 so we are 5-3 on the season.  

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, wrote the Surname Saturday post, and answered email.  Forgot to check Twitter and Facebook.  Oh well!

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and then worked in the front yard pulling weeds for a bit.  Tidied up the floors too so Paul doesn't think we are total slobs.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the SNGF post, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  Got it finished and set off to the proofers.  Whew!

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 4 April 2019

The income tax clock is ticking.  Maybe on Friday but I have so much genealogy work to do - the CVGS Newsletter, Friday and Saturday blog posts, etc.  My brother-in-law is coming on Saturday for four days.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1751 Death of Melatiah Metcalf in Keene, New Hampshire posted.

*  Picked up Linda, gathered my stuff, and left at 9:20 a.m. for La Mesa to teach my OASIS "Beginning computer Genealogy" class at 10 a.m.  Had 7 enthusiastic students who asked good questions and endured my slides and commentary.

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to have lunch, add to the Best Of post, and write Seavers in the News -- Joseph V. Seaver Dies in 1925 in Buffalo, New York.  Took a short nap.  Left at 3:15 for the grocery store to shop and home by 4 p.m.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and did some research on the Joseph Seaver family - found the daughters' spouses.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to research and write the 52 Ancestors post, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter and got it about 70% finished.  

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



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Genea-Journal - 2 and 3 April 2019

I didn't journal last night because we went to the Padres game again.

1)  Tuesday, 2 April:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1860 United States Census Record for Ann Auble in Stillwater, New Jersey posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:30 a.m., we went to Costco and cashed the rebate check, and were home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Online to read, then noted that Many RootsWeb Mailing Lists Are Now Inactive posted.  Answered email.  Sent the OASIS handouts to OASIS.  Copied files to flash drive and Dropbox.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, worked on matching with Family Tree, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 2 April 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Resolved 310 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for the trolley, then to Tin Fish for dinner, and were in Petco by 6:20 p.m.  Padres lost to Snakes 8-5, and it ended at 10:45 p.m.  We got the 11 p.m. trolley and were home by 11:30.  Couldn't sleep - finally around 12:30.  No journal.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 3 April:  

*  Up at 6:30 after less than 6 hours, and tired all day.  It rained this morning so Linda didn't go to the Y.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that The Charles Auble Home in San Diego -- Post 559 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote   United States, United Kingdom and Canada Census Master Forms and set it for later.

*  Worked in RootsMagic matching Family Tree profiles, and also worked through some Ancestry Web Hints.  No nap because I expected a phone call which didn't come.

*  Had lunch, then left at 11:20 a.m. for the CVGS Board meeting.  Home by 1:45 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 2 p.m. to watch the Padres game, and read the paper, then took a recliner nap.  Padres beast Snakes 4-1, so we are now 4-3 on the season.  We are 1-2 in person.  

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, checked Facebook, and wrote Dear Randy: Should I Change to a Different Program, and/or Put My Tree Online?  

*  Linda went to bed with a headache, and I had soup for dinner, put out the trash, and watched TV.  

*  Online at 6:20 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and started on the CVGS Newsletter for April.  Got it 25% done.  

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



Monday, April 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - 1 April 2019

April Fool's Day but I didn't do anything crazy. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that

Amanuensis Monday -- 1843 Deed of Zachariah Hildreth to James Hildreth in Townsend, Massachusetts posted.


*  Picked her up and home by 9 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Didn't contribute much.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took a nap.  Had lunch, then noted that Sorting Out My Thomas J. Newtons posted.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 1 April 2019 and set it for later.  Did some more Newton research without success.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then resolved over 200 Ancestry Hints.  Wrote the Treasure Chest post.

* We left for dinner at Marie Callenders at 5 p.m. and were home by 6:30.  Read email and blogs, then went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper and finished my book, then got the laptop out to read email, blogs, Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.