Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Genealogy Funday - 17 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day and someone forgot to wear green...but then I have no Irish ancestors since 1600 or so!  True confession - I forgot and so did Linda - we greeted at church and weren't wearing green.  Or orange...

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Census Whacking for St. Patrick's Day posted.  Finished up the Best Of post.

*  We went off to church at 9:20 a.m. to greet, then afterwards talked to John C for awhile about his latest Ancestry excursions.

*  Home by 11:30 a.m. to read, then edited the two remaining OASIS presentations and handouts and got them in PDF and on the flash drive and Dropbox.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 March 2013 posted.  

*  Checked out some of the DNA results again while answering email.  

*  Barbara called at 2 and we finally decided to go to dinner at the Galley at 3.  We had a nice dinner, but not corned beef and cabbage - that started at 4 and we didn't wait.  Jean asked about her genealogy, and mentioned a cousin had found something but she didn't know what.  I told her I could probably find some records, but finding her parents townlands was probably harder.  She knew County Roscommon.  We had a nice dinner, and topped it off at Coldstone for an ice cream.

*  Home to clean out the car, bring in the suitcases, and I watched the NCAA bracket show on TV.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote two Amanuensis posts for Mondays, checked Facebook, and decided to look for Jean's family's records.  Found 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 census records, her father's death and SS index record and his WW I draft registration card.  Then checked Member Trees and there were 10 with info about the family.  Looked at the one with the most sources/documents, and captured family group sheets that took her ancestry back two more generations from her parents.  Checked FamilySearch records for San Francisco and found the marriage license and certificate for Jean's parents, but they revealed very little.  I need to find obituaries that might tell more.  Saved some of the documents to a file folder, and saved the family group sheets to Evernote as an entire page, then to the file folder.  

*  That spent the evening so I didn't do any database work today.  I have OASIS on Monday morning, then will spend the afternoon getting everything together for the trip to RootsTech and the FHL.  May catch some webinars also on Monday.  

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

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