Monday, August 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 10 August 2020

This was a busy day.  Woke up an hour too early at 6 a.m., but had a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1704 Division of Real Estate of Joseph Clark (1642-1702) of Medfield, Mass. posted.  

*  got into Mondays With Myrt and opined on the Ancestry sale and the MyHeritage search engine.  Went to the store afterwards.

*  Home by 11:40 a.m. to read blogs, then took my nap.  Up at 1:30 to eat lunch, then wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 10 August 2020.

*  Checked Ancestry DNA matches (-1) and MyHeritage matches (+27 from last week).  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch TV news.  Online at 6:15 to write the Tombstone post for Tuesday.  Watered the front plants and finished the laundry.  Watched the Padres game, washed dishes, and read my book and checked email, Facebook, blogs and started a new online book.  Resolved 112 Ancestry Hints.  Padres won 2-1 over Dodgers, so now 10-7 on the season.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, write this post, and set up the Zoom meeting.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 9 August 2020

We went to church today so that threw a wrench into my usual Sunday schedule.  And the Padres won, so it was a pretty good day.

*  Read email and blogs, but we left for church at 9:10 a.m. and the service was outside in the patio between the two buildings. Everyone wore masks and tried to stay 6 feet apart.  It was sunny but with shade trees above.  It was both modern and classical church music, and a good sermon by pastor Tracey.  She leaves after next Sunday. 

*  Home by 10:45 to read, then transcribed the document and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went in at 12:30 for lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, dozed in the recliner for awhile.  Padres got ahead 9-0 in the first 3 innings and coasted to a 9-5 win.  Now 9-7 on the season and off to LA for 4 games this next week.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, then resolved 170 Ancestry Hints. Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 2 to 8 August 2020 posted.

*  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, watched the game show.  Washed dishes, then went out front to trim the big rose bush.  Filled a barrel.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then resolved 43 more Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 132 profiles.  Sent off the CVGS Newsletter, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - 7-8 August 2020

It got too late to journal last night, so I skipped a day.  I will try to remember...

1)  Friday, 7 August 2020

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 342: #552 John Plimpton (1680-1730) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 August 2020.

*  Started the CVGS Newsletter, then went to the grocery store.  Home by 11:15 a.m.  Tried to nap but failed.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 7 August 2020.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and watched the Padres game.  Best game of the year, 3-0 over D-backs, so now 8-6 on the season.  Read my book and then the laptop. 

*  Finished the Ancestry, FamilySearch and SNGF posts after the game.  No data entry today.  Genealogy was 8.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 8 August 2020

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 August 2020 posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 68 after 4 days of 0).

*  Watched the two SDGS webinars - interesting stories!  Laid down to rest but didn't.  Had lunch.

*  Online to note that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 August 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Play Ahnentafel Roulette posted.  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it for review.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then resolved 114 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  D'backs won 3-2, so now 8-7 on the season.  Read my book, and used the laptop to check blogs, email, FB and Twitter.  

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, then resolved 35 more Ancestry Hints.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

 


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 6 August 2020

I feel like I managed my day poorly.  There was no Padres game tonight and I figured that I could write 3 blog posts today, plus do the Friday 52 Ancestors, resolve hundreds of Hints, and get about 50% of the CVGS Newsletter done.  I did 2 blog posts and the 52 Ancestors post, and now I'm behind schedule on CVGS.  OTOH, they don't pay me to do it so if it's a day late, so be it, I guess!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1707 Marriage of John Plimpton and Susannah Draper in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (0 added).

*  We left at 9:15 a.m. for Linda's eye appointment.  It took over an hour to pick out frames, and home by 12 noon.  Had lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote Seavers in The News - Colonel George Seaver Dies in 1938 in San Francisco and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:45 p.m. to read, then answer email, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Started the 52 Ancestors profile and needed to do some editing and finding of records.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, did the dishes.  Took Linda for a walk for the first time in two weeks.  

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors post, downloaded the father's probate file, and wrote up a summary.  Lori called and we did a Duo call too - she showed off my new grand-kitty.  Finished that, and checked blogs and Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - 4-5 August 2020

I missed journaling last night - just forgot I guess after the Padres game.  It was a forgettable day I think.

1)  Tuesday, 4 August:

*  Not quite the usual, but close.  Read, noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- John Plimpton (1708-1756) in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Mass. posted, check AncestryDNA.  

*  Took Linda to the dentist, then went to the bank and got a haircut.  Home by 12:15 to lunch.  

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 4 August 2020.  Tweeted, FBed, took a nap.  Wrote the Wednesday post.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15, watched TV, watched Padres game, read the paper, and then the Padres game.  Lost 5-2 to Dodgers, so now 7-5.

2)  Wednesday, 5 August:

*  The usual...email, blogs, noted that Daughter Lori in her New Dress at Easter 1979 -- Post 629 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  AncestryDNA then email, had lunch, then got into the CVGS Board meeting.  Wrote   Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7 Billion - My Comments,

*  Tweeted, FBed, wrote the Treasure Chest post, added to Best Of.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, watched TV then Padres.  Resolved 100 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.  Dodgers ahead in the 9th 7-5.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 3 August 2020

A pretty good nights sleep, and a nice day, but hardly went out in it.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the BestOf post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1731 Estate Inventory of Joseph Clark (1664-1731) of Medfield, Mass. posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+5) and wrote AncestryDNA Updates DNA Match Schedule and Genetic Communities.  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post and then took my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 to write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 3 August 2020.  Spent 30 minutes looking for the screen shot of the Zoom meeting.  Had to use Everything to find it, but it worked!  Thought I was smart filing the photo with the presentation but forgot where I put it 5 days ago.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Tombstone post and resolved 171 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, watched TV news, watered the front plants, and then watched the Padres game.  Beat Dodgers 5-4, so now 7-4 on the season.  Checked Facebook, email and blogs after reading my book.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 2 August 2020

Another nice summer day, and pretty much stayed inside.  Only 7 hours sleep.

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Watched the church service on YouTube.  Wrote MyHeritage Announced They Redesigned and Improved Their Search Engine.

*  Went in at noon for lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, dozed a bit.  Padres lost to Rockies 9-6 and it wasn't that close.  Now 6-4 on the season.  Vacuumed most of the house.

*  Online to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 July to 1 August 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Checked AncestryDNA matces (+20).

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish dinner, watched TV news, washed dishes, and trimmed the rose bushes.

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, resolve 346 Ancestry Hints, and then TreeShared 91 profiles to the AMT.  Matched a bunch of FamilySearch Family Tree profiles.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.




Saturday, August 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 1 August 2020

Only 5 months left in 2020, and I think they will all be spent in isolation.  Slept OK last night, but the nap helps.  A warmer day - maybe 85F here, but with some clouds.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 25 to 31 July 2020 posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (+13) plus one new ThruLine.

*  Answered email, sent off stuff to societies, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 25 to 31 July 2020 posted.  Wrote the SNGF post.  Had lunch.

*  Got into the SDGS webinar at noon, and watched until 2.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Did You or Your Children Know Their Great-Grandparents? posted.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and resolved some Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched the Padres game, read the paper, washed dishes, watered the front plants, and read another chapter of my book.  Padres lost 6-1 to Rockies, first "bad" game of the year, so now 6-3 on the season.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, resolved more Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 117 profiles.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.





Friday, July 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 31 July 2020

A decent night's sleep, and I  went off the block for the first time since Monday.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 341: #551 Marie (Wight) Clark (1667-1705) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Started the laundry.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 17), and counted the rest of my top 1500 matches that have a tree.  Wrote How Many of My AncestryDNA Matches Have an Ancestry Member Tree?  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:40 a.m.

*  Lay down for a nap but it was too warm.  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 31 July 2020.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Twitter a Facebook.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Took a nice nap with the fan going.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to start dinner, watched game shows, then the Padres game which was delayed in Denver due to sun.  Ate dinner, read the paper, washed dishes, then another book chapter.  Padres were down to Rockies 5-4 in the 9th, scored 4 runs, and Rockies scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th for an 8-7 Padres win.  Whew!  Pads back in first place at 6-2.  Finished the laundry.

*  Online at 9:30 to read, finish the FS post, and checkemail, Facebook and blogs.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Genea- Journal - Thursday, 30 July 2020

This was a frustrating day, at least in the morning.  Last night, I used the "new" Blogger edit screen to write my journal post.  This morning, I added a post to the Best Of post using "new" Blogger.  When I saw the journal post in Feedly, it did not have all of what I wrote.  When I opened the Best Of post again, the 10 lines I already had were missing.  Worked for over an hour trying to add what was missing without success.  Wrote a nastygram to Blogger in Feedback for the "new" Blogger...and also on Facebook.  Finally went back to the "old" Blogger edit and added what was removed.  Hopefully, they fix it.  If they don't I won't do curation posts until they do.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1686 Marriage of Marie Wight and Joseph Clark in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Worked on the Blogger problem for two hours.  Had to go back through Feedly to find what was removed.

*  Wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1892 Confirmation of Johanne Magrethe Stenger in Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark.  Laid down to nap but didn't.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Seavers in The News - Augustus Seaver Dies in 1938 in Boston,  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Finished counting my DNA mtches.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and downloaded another probate file.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV, then online to resolve about 180 Ancestry Hints.  

*  Went in at 6:45 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, water the plants, wash dishes, read my book, and read email, blogs, Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.