Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My genealogy day - 5 April 2011

There's nothing like a baseball opening day in all of sports, is there?  The Padres first home game was today, and we went this afternoon.  Genealogy?  Some!

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Tuesday's Tip - Use Barbara Renick's ZRoots Site.   Got cleaned up.  Pondered what else to write, and decided to write Clues for the Ancestry of murder victim, William Seaver.

*  Decided to check some databases for William Seaver, Martha and the children too.  Found some helpful city directory information on Footnote, then found 1860 and 1870 census data for some of them.  Will report on that in later posts.

*  Had lunch, and back to research - that's fun!  Got through Footnote, Ancestry, GenealogyBank and WorldVitalRecords without finding much more. 

*  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to load up the Padres bag, and we left at 1:45 for the trolley.  Linda took her walker.  We got to Petco Park by 2:45 p.m., and found our seats.  Had to buy first game seats, even though the season plan we bought included the first game, but they ran out of tickets in our price class.  So they sold us remainder seats - right in back of home plate, second level, just below the radio/TV booths!  Great seats, but we had to sit three seats from each other.  Only had one foul ball in the area - the only guy with a glove caught it.  In-seat beverage and food service was available, but spotty.  The tickets cost three times our normal seat cost.  Oh, the Padres won 3-1 in a close game over the Giants (now 3-1, scored 19-9 in 4 games). 

*  The ride home on the trolley was a zoo.  Linda was able to get uploaded on her walker to the front car, and I managed to squeeze in the next door down and stood the whole way back.  The first four stops it was cheek to cheek.  Reminded me of New York City.  We were home by 7:30 p.m.

*  Went online to read, then added to the Best Of post, and started in on the FamilySearch presentation for two weeks from now at CGSSD.  I have to create a new presentation since the one from last July is obsolete!  Got most of the slide headers and footers edited, now just have to add content. 

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours doing online research for the William Seaver family, and 2.0 hours working on the FamilySearch presentation.

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