Monday, October 28, 2013

My Genealogy Monday - 28 October 2013

Three more days until All Hallows Eve...I wonder what I'll wear to scare the 3 kids that will come to the door?

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 192: 1861 Land Deed of James R,. Bruce to Isaac Seaver 3rd in Westminster, Massachusetts posted.

*  Packed up the laptop with flash drives and syllabus copies, and off to my OASIS class. Left at 9:05, didn't get there until 9:40 due to traffic jam/accident on I-805.  Had 11 in the class, and the first class went well.

*  Drove past the 30th Street neighborhood on the way home (must do that again - maybe take some pictures!), and home by 1:15 p.m. to have lunch.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Dear Randy: Are We Cousins Through William White? posted.  Wrote Are You Using Social Media for Genealogy?

*  Phone call from friend John, who wanted information on his grandfather's death in Oklahoma, and if he was an Indian or not.  He gave me his name, his wife's name, and daughters name, and I went searching.  Found the family in 1930 census, and the grandfather in 1920 census with siblings and mother, but not father.  Didn't find them in 1940 census, or earlier than 1920.  No Oklahoma marriages or deaths for any of them on Ancestry or FamilySearch.  Drat.  Hate when that happens.  Looked in newspapers on GenealogyBank and Ancestry and no luck there either.  Double drat!  No online family trees either (the last hope...  Census records say his father was born in Ohio, so probably not an Indian.   Looks like friend John is out of luck.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the World Series game, read the paper, ate dinner, finished my Patterson book, did the dishes.  Online at 8 p.m. to read, answer some email, then worked in the database.  Got through the Drakes.  Found a lot of Auble burial data on Find A Grave, so added content and sources - at 45,605 now.  Little by little the number grows.

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

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