Friday, September 4, 2015

My Genealogy Thursday and Friday - 3 and 4 September 2015

These were stay-at-home days, except for the Padres game on Thursday night.

1)  Thursday - 3 September:

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 278: 1741 Birth Record of Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) in Medway, Mass.  

*  Started my Social Media presentation - got through Facebook.  Lots more to do!

*  Add to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook.  Wrote HistoryLines Adds New Features and Content and then took a nap.

*  Online to read, worked a bit in Ancestry and the County Marriages, then added notes and osurces to the FamilySearch Family Tree.  I need to catch up with the 52 Ancestors posts for my folks in the FSFT.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and into Petco Park by 6:40 p.m.  he game went late, Padres lead 4-0, got behind 7-4 in the 6th, and rallied to win 10-7 in the 8th.  Best game of the year.  Downside was it was a 3.5 hour game, so we got the 11 p.m. trolley home, and arrived after 11:30.

*  Read email and blogs, and off to bed at midnight.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

2)  Friday, 4 September (brother Stan's 69th birthday):

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 88: #108 James Vaux (1787-1839).  Had to add quite a bit to the RootsMagic database for him.

*  Wrote ISFHWE Excellence in Writing Competition Winners Announced and set it for later, then worked for an hour on the CVGS Newsletter.  About 60% done.

*  Wrote Nominate Your Favorite Rockstar Genealogist, and then Vote! and set it for later.  Took a 90 minute nap - still feel tired.  

*  Online to read, add to the Best Of post, and answer email.  Worked in Ancestry Probates for Seaver folks in California, McKnew and Pickrell folks in DC and Maryland.  Didn't find much.  My guess is that they have less than 10% of available probate records.

*  Added more notes and sources to FSFT, and checked Facebook.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:45 p.m., watched TV, and online at 6:30 p.m. to work through the recent Ancestry Hints.  Got through 38, didn't add much to the database.

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and then my book.  Dodgers were ahead in the 8th when I came in to read, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

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