Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 12 January 2021

 Finally remembered to post a journal...first one in 2021.  Has anyone noticed?

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Exploring the New "Ancestor Discovery Pages" on FamilySearch posted.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches for awhile.  Answered email from Bob about Kemp matches - he may have a solution for the brick wall Kemp.  Very good work!

*  Added to the Best Of post, and had lunch.  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 12 January 2021.

*  Checked and the FOREVER box with 29 home movies digitized was on the doorstep.  Got the files installed and watched about 15 of them.  Some priceless moments - I will try to get still shots of some of them (nobody stays still in these movies!  Posted on Facebook about the movies and blog posts.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to start the meat in the oven.  We ate, watched TV news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Wednesday morning post, and resolved 350 Ancestry Hints in RootsMagic, adding content and sources.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Genealogy Journal - 31 December 2020

 What a terrible year, but I did well in genealogy.  Go figure.  I doubt that the first half of 2021 will be better.  This is my 4th post in December.  Slacker!!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1693 Birth Record of Dinah Rice (1693-1725) in Marlborough, Massachusetts posted.

*  Worked on and posted Randy's Genealogy Activity Highlights for 2020.  went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 11 a.m., and took my nap.  Had lunch, and added to the Best Of post, then wrote MyHeritage Year in Review Graphic for 2020 and Seavers in the News -- Obituary of Undertaker George W. Seaver (1854-1946) of Marion, Virginia.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then started the profile for 52 Ancestors.  Answered email.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper and do dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then answered email and talked to Lori.  At 8, added to the Best Of post, and worked in Web Hints for awhile.  Added more descendants of Seavers.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Here are the end-of-December statistics.  

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 December (with increases in the numbers from 30 November in parentheses):

*  60,768 persons (+ 533)
*  24,773 families  (+ 251)
*  193,834 events  (+ 1527)

*  11,255 Alternate Names (+ 277)
*  14,894 places  (+ 215)
*  2,080 sources (+ 20)
*  130,958 citations (+ 1748)
*  1,555 Multi-media Items (+ 3)
*  3,212 Multimedia links (+ 2)
*  39,638 matched to FSFT (+ 505)


 I'm up to 67.56% (+0.37%) for citations/events and 215.50% (+0.99%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for December (compared to stats for November
):

*  14,280 blog posts (+81)


*  121,452 page views (3918 per day, Blogger Stats, + 368)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,433 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 4)

  

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 23 December 2020

 15 days since the last journal - when you get out of the habit, you don't post as much.  I work u p until 9:15 p.m. usually and then go watch TV and read my mystery books.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Christmas Eve 1954 Seaver Family Photo -- Post 649 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote Twelve Days of a Genealogy Christmas - Randy's Version and set it for later.  Checked AncestryDNA match numbers.  Wrote two more Christmas posts.

*  Tried to nap, but didn't.  Added the year's 52 Ancestors and Amanuensis Monday posts to the blog pages - took an hour for one and 90 minutes for the other.  Wrote Updated my 52 Ancestors and Amanuensis Monday Lists Today. How Can I Preserve Them?  Did the laundry.

*  Answered email and added people to RootsMagic from the emails.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked some more in RootsMagic with WebHints.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, put out the trash, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write MyHeritageDNA Introduces New Genetic Groups Feature.  Wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 228 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 8 December 2020

 This was a pretty full day with lots going on.  I learned today that my friend Dennis Maness of San Francisco died two months ago - prostate cancer.  Sad - could be any of us, I know.  A great guy, excellent photographer and good friend.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Update on The Early New England Families (1641-1700) Study Project posted.  Worked on AncestryDNA notes. 

*  Got the Christmas card list pared down a bit and labels printed.  I need printer ink to do the letters.  Drat.  Took a short nap.

*  Up at 12:20 p.m. and had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

*  Went to Costco for printer ink and they had black but not color.  Drat.  On way home noted smoke in the air - don't think it was from the fire in Mexico. 

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then worked on MyHeritageDNA matches - never enough tree info to find a common ancestor.  Added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.

*  Cooked dinner, watched TV, read the paper and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless post, then resolved 256 Ancestry hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Friday, December 4, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Friday, 4 December 2020

 So much has happened since Monday - Linda's birthday, 2 friends have died, another with cancer, and suddenly genealogy isn't all consuming.  slept terribly last night without knowing all of that.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 359: #572 Jabez Snow (1670-1750) of Eastham, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote Findmypast Friday: New Baptisms, Probate Indexes and Newspaper Pages.

*  Started the CVGS newsletter and got four pages done.  Tried to nap.  Had lunch.  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 4 December 2020.

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Took a short nap.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to start dinner - ham and yellow squash and fruit and ice cream.  Watched news and read the paper, washed the dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, worked more on the newsletter - about 80% done.  Resolved 243 Ancestry Hints adding sources and events to RootsMagic.  Checked DNA numbers.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.



Monday, November 30, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 30 November 2020

 It's the end of November and I've journaled only 6 times this month.  Randy has been a very naughty, but busy, and lazy too, geneaholic.  It's the end of the month.  Anyone want to guess how many times I will journal in December?

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1739 Bond and Decree to Distribute the Real Estate of the Widow of John Plimpton (1649-1704) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit.  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:30 a.m.  Wrote 50% Discount on Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Software.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then added to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 29 November 2020.  Checked AncestryDNA matches too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit in Web Hints in RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote a long blog post for Tuesday, and added to the Best Of post, set up a Zoom meeting, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Here are the end-of-November statistics.  

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 30 November (with increases in the numbers from 31 October in parentheses):

*  60,235 persons (+ 546)
*  24,522  families  (+ 224)
*  192,307 events  (+ 1694)

*  10,978 Alternate Names (+ 282)
*  14,679 places  (+ 102)
*  2,060 sources (+ 5)
*  129,210 citations (+ 1589)
*  1,552 Multi-media Items (+ 4)
*  3,210 Multimedia links (+ 2)
*  39,033 matched to FSFT (+ 673)


 I'm up to 67.19% (+0.24%) for citations/events and 214.51% (+0.70%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for November (compared to stats for October
):

*  14,199 blog posts (+73)


*  106,506 page views (3550 per day, Blogger Stats, + 607)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,437 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 3)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 24 November 2020

hmmm, two weeks ago was my last post.  Did you miss me?  I've been busy and now it doesn't seem that important to journal every day.  It is what it is - late November, almost turkey day, and we are still here doing pretty much the same things day after day.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: War of 1812 Research - Updated Edition," by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL posted.  Checked AncestryDNA.

*  Packed and sealed and took my forever box to FedEx - hope to get it back by New Years.

*  Downloaded MyHeritageDNA spreadsheets hoping to get inspiration to do a DNA matches list.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 24 November 2020 and found one of the Italian lines in a tree and added two families.  Fun!!

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then added to the Best Of post, and worked more in RootsMagic WebHints.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, finished the laundry.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, talked to Lori on the phone, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 215 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 10 November 2020

 Will wonders never cease?  Or will ceasars never wonder?  Two days in a row on the RJS show!  A sunny day but cool - high of about 75.  but I got about 20 minutes of sun walking around downtown Chula Vista.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: Swedish Genealogy Research," by Robert Johnson, JD, CG posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - not many new ones.

*  We left at 9:45 a.m. and Linda had a dental appointment.  Home by 11:15.  I took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 10 November 2020.  Answered email and did some Seaver research.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and did some random WebHint work.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, colorized some old photos, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 316 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources for some of them to RootsMagic.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, November 9, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 9 November 2020

 I always have good intentions, but I'm not succeeding in blogging here every night.  Frustrated by everything, and not sleeping well, so need a nap, which reduces my work time.  Rained over the weekend so now the weeds will start growing again.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1685 Bond and Order to Administer the Estate of George Barbur (1617-1685) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared a bit about software and mining Ancestry hints.  Went to the grocery store.  Home by 11:40 a.m. and got the laundry started.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 November 2020.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Answered email and set up CVGS Zoom meetings.  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and wash dishes.  Finished the laundry.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolve 172 Ancestry Hints and check Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 4 November 2020

 The election returns are dribbling in - nothing decided yet...  Received my birthday present today - See's candy from Tami.  I think my daughters are trying to fatten me up for the winter.  I don't need more fattening, but...See's!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Randy and His Great-Grandfather in 1944 -- Post 642 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote Mining the Newspapers.com Obituary Index Record Hints on Ancestry and set it for later.

*  Took my nap.  Had lunch, and online at Zoom for the CVGS Board meeting at 11:50.  Over by 12:45.

*  Worked on the GSMD application summary.  I keep IDing documents i need to get.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Worked on WebHints.  Checked the DNA match numbers.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, put out the trash and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 276 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10./0 hours.