Thursday, April 14, 2011

My genealogy day - 14 April 2011

A good genealogy day - lots of online research = fun!!

*  Read email and blogs, then posted Treasure Chest Thursday - Isaac Seaver's Civil War Pension: War Department Folders.  Wrote and posted Is this William R. Seaver, son of the murdered William Seaver?

*  Got cleaned up, then made all entries on my tree public before my grandparents generation.  Perhaps that will open some collaboration on for me. 

*  Worked on the FamilySearch presentation some more - got the new Forums screens in.  Wrote What is a Cenotaph? - see Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.  Noted that CVGS Research Group Summary - 13 April 2011 posted.  Had lunch.

*  Wondered what to do next with some free time, so got Maggie's ancestry problem out and went to town on it.  Found her mother's family in San Mateo CA in 1930, 1920, 1910 and 1900 census records on Ancestry, death dates in CA Death indexes on VitalSearch and Rootsweb,  SF Chronicle on, then the UK marriage record in FreeBMD, 1881, 1861, 1851 and 1841 UK census records on FamilySearch for the line.  Got back three generations!

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner.  Pads lost 1-0 to Houston (now 5-7 on the year - can't hit worth sh!t, but can pitch well!).

*  Back online at 8:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post.  Couldn't resist looking for more Maggie's info - found lots of matches in SFCall newspaper on the CDNC site, then more UK census records for the family, an Ancestry Member Tree (incomplete, stops at water's edge), and one more 1861 census record for her grandmother's family.  The FamilySearch censuses indexes really suck.  Will need to go to the FHC to capture the census pages. Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 1.0 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blog posts, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in tree, 0.5 hour on FS presentation, 5.0 hours doing online research.  See - FUN!

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