Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Genea-pourri, Week of April 9-15, 2018

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing started this meme and I loved the idea. Genealogists are great at documenting our ancestors’ lives but not so great documenting our own. I’ll write about what I’ve been doing the past week.

My first game at AT&T Park to see the San Francisco Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks. My girlfriend, Beth, and I purchased these tickets back in November and we were sitting up on the third deck—way out in left field. We always ride BART in, meeting at MacArthur station near 6 pm and then riding the Muni streetcar to the ballpark. This evening we decided to have pizza and entered the stadium at the bleachers area where I can get a gluten-free flatbread pizza. Once loaded with our dinner, we take a ride up the elevator, though this time we got off at the club level—to my surprise. Beth had something to show me. She showed something from her iPad to the guard and we entered. Low and behold, she and Brad bought season tickets and he was there with Beth’s sister, Victoria. They are very cool seats and I hope I can sit there for a game or two this season. As for this game, the Giants won in the 9th, 5-4.

Enjoying the end of a Giants' win!

Intermediate Class. The sixth and last class in this six-week series was about off-line research. I’m going to miss going over to the Family History Center to teach this class. This class was one of the best—everyone was so enthused and participated wholeheartedly.

CCCHS History Center. I now have staff. John G. is working on the Finding Aid with me and he will be a great addition to the team. Our board meeting was this week. One of the topics was a possible publishing project. I’m to investigate how CGS published their books.

BCG Cert Discussion Group: We had no discussion this week. I have not worked on my portfolio at all. Perhaps I’ll be able to do some work this coming week.

Blog Writing: I wrote this week’s 52 Ancestors post about taxes and Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun about the states and provinces I’ve visited.

I attended a class on California Land Records by Melinda Kashuba at the California Genealogical Library this week. It was a great class and she brought such wonderful maps for us to look at. Learning about Mexican land grants will be very useful for researching early families in Contra Costa County. I found the map below very interesting--showing all the rivers in northern California.
Map of Mining District
I also met with one of the participants who is coming on the Salt Lake City Trip. He wanted help in determining what to work on at the library. I also had a quiet day while doing Desk Duty at the library. It gave me time to work on the Mississippi tax records I’ve been working with.

I am taking two classes this quarter. We have a new teacher at the Acalanes Adult School and I think it will be nice to have new ideas and to listen to a new person speaking. I had to concentrate hard—she didn’t speak much English, not even when reviewing grammar!

I found music for “Hallelujah” to play on the ukulele. It has both words and chords as well as music to pick. With three verses, I can play a wide variety of ways.

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