Thursday, October 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 22 October 2020

 Tami's birthday today and we forgot to call.  Weather is cooler.  I haven't journaled for 5 days - getting bad habits!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Sketch of the George and Mehitable (Knowles) Family of Eastham, Mass. posted.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches.  Added a common ancestor line.   Checked other matches trees on Family Tree without success. 

*  Answered email, hung the Mixtiles on the wall.  Took my nap, had lunch.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Howell A. Seaver of Williamstown, Vt. Dies in 1943.  Started work on the 52 Ancestors post. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, fixed dinner, read the paper, watched the debate, washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then resolved 288 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 17 October 2020

 It was a pretty big genealogy day today.  I even got 8 hours of sleep and no nap.  And it was cooler outside, only about 80F today but I only went outside twice on trips to the trash can.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 October 2020 posted.

*  Practiced my presentation one more time.  Longer than 60 minutes.  Too many words, I guess. Had lunch.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches.  Added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 October 2020 posted.

*  Got into the Zoom meeting for WAGS at 12:30 and gave my talk at about 1:10.  Finished at 2:15 and had discussions until about 2:45.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Top 10 Free Genealogy Sites posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch baseball, fixed dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to work on Forever adding photo albums - need to do more of that.  I need to work on the Tuesday night presentation too.  

*  Resolved 158 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic profiles.  TreeShared 122 profiles to the AMT using RootsMagic.  Still about 100 to do.

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



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Thursday, 15 October 2020

 Remembered it was my father's 109th birthday, but he died in 1983.  Saw that a Facebook friend lost his son too.  Put that and Linda's cousin's husband into my RootsMagic program.  gotta stay up to date!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1646 Birth of Elizabeth Pierce in Woburn, Mass. posted.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches, and made notes for 5 recently added common ancestors.  I need to add those lines to RootsMagic.

*  Left at 10:30 a.m. for the dentist office to install my crown - home by 11:30 a.m.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post and wrote Seavers in the News -- George N. Seaver Dies in Delaware in 1943, then research a bit some of the family lines.  Took my nap!

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Started on the 52 Ancestors profile and got it almost done.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, we watched baseball, read the paper and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, finished the 52 Ancestor post, talked to Tami on the phone, and resolved 120 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

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


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 13 October 2020

 It was hot today - about 95F here, and we had to go out in it.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote MyHeritage Releases Major Collection of Historical Norway Church Records, 1815–1938.

*  Checked AncestryDNA, then worked on the news byte post.  Had lunch.

*  We left at 11:40 a.m. for Linda's dentist appointment - she got a new crown (darn things are expensive!).  Home by 1:30 p.m. 

*  Read blogs, then took my nap.  Up at 3 to note that Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 13 October 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post and worked in WebHints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, then cooked dinner, read the paper, washed dishes, and saw some football too.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Wordless post, worked on WebHints some more, then watched Finding Your Roots.  The records...

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 10 October 2020

 I'be been such a bad genea-boy at journaling the last few weeks.  It's easier not to do it and the Padres games went into my genealogy time.  But that's over and I've recovered from the disappointment now.  

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 October 2020 posted.  Looked at my AncestryDNA matches.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter.

*  Got into the SDGS monthly meeting on Zoom, and watched the two Shannon Christmas presentations on GEDmatch.  Read blogs and email at halftime.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 October 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Top 5 or 10 Fee-Based Genealogy Sites posted.

*  Had lunch, then finished the CVGS newsletter and sent it off for review.  Took a nap.

*  Online to check Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit on my MyHeritage photos.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to answer email, wrote a post for Sunday, and resolved 154 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 103 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Monday, October 5, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 5 October 2020

 I was ready for when the power company was to turn off our power at 9 a.m., resigned to watching Mondays With Myrt and reading blogs and email on my phone.  It never happened.  I just hope it doesn't happen when the Padres game is on!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1717 Will of Ephraim Wight (1646-1723) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt at 8:40 a.m. and shared about the Newspapers.com Marriages Index on Ancestry, and also about my file naming and folder systems.  Added to the Best Of post and went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 11:45 a.m. and took a nap.  Up at 1 p.m. to eat lunch, then worked on the 10/17 presentation.  Edited the presentation, now have to do the handout.

*  Noted that Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 4 October 2020 posted, then checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked on FSFT matching for awhile.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch baseball and football, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 7:20 p.m. to write the Tuesday's Tip post, resolve 225 Ancestry Hints, and checked the DNA numbers.  Added to the Best Of post, read email, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 3 October 2020

 Slept better last night.  A little cooler today her - 85F instead of 95F.  Very welcome!  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 September to 2 October 2020 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 26 September to 2 October 2020 posted.

*  Wrote the SNGF post and started the laundry.  Got into the SDGS DNA group Zoom meeting and they had 34.  Colin described AncestryDNA. Offered opinions and observations.  

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Create a Fact List in Your Genealogy Software posted, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook. Finished the laundry.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to recline and watch TV, made dinner, read the paper, trimmed roses, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to start the Amanuesis Monday post, then resolved 126 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 90 profiles with the Ancestry tree.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Friday, October 2, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Friday, 2 October 2020

 The Padres won their playoff series against the Cards - winning 11-9 in a comeback from 6-2 on Thursday, and 4-0 on Friday.  Now it's on to the Division Series against the Dodgers. This is a BIG DEAL in San Diego - we hadn't won a playoff game since 1998.  Somehow I missed journaling last night!  Less than 6 hours sleep last night too.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 350: #561 Thanks (Shepard) Dill (1650-1733) of Massachusetts posted.  Checked for AncestryDNA matches, and they took them away!  Crap.  

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 2 October 2020 and took a good nap.

*  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 2 October 2020, had lunch, and worked on my friend's problem.  Solved it in an hour, and sent her 10 record images.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game, ate dinner, read the paper, watered the plants, washed dishes, and enjoyed the Padres game, and then the postgame show.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and resolved 66 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 30 September 2020

 Goodbye September, hello October!  A hot day today, high of about 95F here in Chula Vista.  Hardly went outside.

*  Someone forgot to post a News Bytes post yesterday, and forgot to write a Wordless Wednesday last night.  Remembered at about 9 a.m. this morning.  Oh well.  Is dementia catching?

*  Wrote Papa Lee, Lori and Tami at the Zoo -- Post 637 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and Dear Randy: "How Do You Match and Update FamilySearch Family Tree Profiles?" and prepped for the Zoom meeting.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, checked emails, and got into the CVGS Zoom meeting at 11:40 a.m. as host.  We had 28 attendees for Colin Whitney's talk on his Nicholas ancestors in Wales.  It was over at 1:45 p.m.

*  Went in before 2 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then used the laptop.  Pads fell to the Cards 7-4 in the first wild card game.  Drat.

*  Had dinner during the game, and it was over at 6 p.m.  Put out the trash, watered the roses, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 131 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Here are the end-of-September statistics.  


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

*  59,145 persons (+ 394)
*  24,112 families  (+ 157)
*  189,034 events  (+ 1157)

*  10,535 Alternate Names (+ 134)
*  14,174 places  (+ 145)
*  2,048 sources (+ 25)
*  126,676 citations (+ 856)
*  1,548 Multi-media Items (+ 6)
*  3,208 Multimedia links (+ 5)
*  37,703 matched to FSFT (+ 478)


 I'm up to 67.01% (+0.05%) for citations/events and 214.18% (-0.64%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for September (compared to stats for August
):

*  14,054 blog posts (+75)


*  97,259 82,366 page views (3242 per day, Blogger Stats, + 497)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,442 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 4)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 29 September 2020

 This was not a big genealogy day because of real life.  No Padres game either.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip - Check Out the Ancestry.com "Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800-1999" Collection posted.

*  Left at 8:30 a.m. for the dentist - had a filling replaced, a crown prepped, and cleaning.  Home by 11:15.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and did some online searching for missing last names - found several and added them to the tree.  Searched for something to write about, and finally wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 29 September 2020. Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to start dinner - macaroni and cheese with hamburger and corn.  Watched TV, read the paper, watch the debate, washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read,then resolved 226 Ancestry Hints.  FamilySearch Family Tree API with RootsMagic was down.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was only 6.5 hours.