Friday, June 20, 2014

My Geneaholic Friday - 20 June 2014

This was a full genealogy day, and fun too.  Then the Padres beat the Dodgers 6-5 so even a better day.

*  Read emails and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 25: #32, Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) posted and transcribedm ore of the trial and posted The 1858 Murder Trial of Mortimer Seaver - Post 9: Defense Testimony About Rifles and Balls.  Wrote FamilySearch Family Tree "Record Hints" - Marking a Record "Not a Match" and set it for later.

*  After lunch, started working on the presentation and my phone buzzed telling me I had an appointment at the library with Kris in ten minutes.  I made it in 15...and had a great time discussing some of her brickwall problems and offering ideas for further research.  She's done an excellent job in 4 years of research from scratch, and is an excellent researcher who needs more experience in offline records like probate, land and church records.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, and wrote Information From FamilySearch about FamilySearch Family Tree Record Hints.  Then on to the presentation again - managed to add about 10 slides before the dinner call.  

*  After dinner, spent about an hour writing the two Saturday posts.  Also approved merges on WikiTree and edited one profile to eliminate several maiden names of Mary (--?--) Fish, and make her name unknown.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. just in time for the Padres game, read the paper, and then my book.  Padres fell behind 5-1 after 5 innings, but won 6-5 with 3 runs in the 9th in walkoff fashion.  Won 3 in a row, now 32-42 on the year, but 6-12 in June so far.  A long way to go.  

*  Online at 10:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, gloat on Facebook about the Pads, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

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