Saturday, December 10, 2016

My Genealogy Saturday - 10 December 2016

This was a pretty full day for genealogy.  Let's see...

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - GEREADY (Netherlands to colonial Rhode Island) posted and wrote the SNGF post.

*  Printed off the CVGS newsletter and the mailing labels.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile matching profiles and adding content.  Went in at 11 a.m. and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, watched some football, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and check Facebook.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your 2016 Dear Genea-Santa Letter posted.

*  Left at 2 p.m. for the UPS Store to print the newsletters, then to the PO to mail them.  Home by 2:40 p.m.  Had an email from Ancestry with Hints from the new Colorado marriages database, so added content and sources to the database.  Answered email.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch Aztecs basketball, read the paper and eat dinner.  Aztecs blew an 8 point halftime lead, lost 74-63, and are now 4-4.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, then resolved 343 Ancestry Hints and added content and sources to the database.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Friday, December 9, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 9 December 2016

Just another genealogy day here in the cave.  Did some blogging, did some database work, didn't get the Christmas letter done or labels printed.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 154: #217 Joanna (Lavor) Vaux (1763-1836) of South Petherton, Somerset posted, then wrote New Records Available to Search this Findmypast Friday, 9 December 2016 and set it for later.  Answered email, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Took my nap.  Online at 12 noon to read, then to research and write Comparison of Database Matches by Record Providers - Seaver Surname.  Worked on and wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships, 9 December 2016.  We almost went shopping but the coupon starts on Sunday.

*  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Worked a bit in matching Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 to watch TV news, read the paper, and we ate dinner late.  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, work in the database in the Wi names.  Got down to Williamson, adding content and sources.  

*  Answered email, read blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Genealogy Thursday - 8 December 2016

Well, this day didn't go as planned!  But I got a few things accomplished.

*  Only half of the newspaper came, not the main news or sports!  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, on the phone waiting to talk to the newspaper, gave up after awhile, sent an email to them that bounced, and wrote something on their Facebook Page that never posted publicly.  Turns out there was an accident and only half the paper was deliverable.  Picked up Linda and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 1698 Birth Record of James Hildreth (1698-1761) -- Treasure Chest Thursday #343 posted.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.

*  Printed off the Christmas card list, and gave it to Linda to review and correct.  Edited the letter only partially.  Need to add photos.  

*  Took my nap, had lunch, online to read and write Seavers in the News - Walter H. Seaver's Probate Notice.

*  Tried to order Lori's family gift on Amazon and spent an hour sorting out the shipping address problem.  Finally spoke on the phone to the help folks, who entered the address for me to click on.  Talked to Lori on the phone and got her paragraph in the letter sorted out.  Decided we wouldn't go north for Christmas.

*  Wrote 2017 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series Announced and checked Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV news, ate dinner, and online at 6:15 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter, got it done and sent to the proofers.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered more email, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 6-7 December 2016

I need to do some shopping.  I need to figure out what we're doing for Christmas week.  I need to start on the letter and Christmas cards.  Life interferes with genealogy.

1)  Tuesday, 6 December:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, came home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1920 U.S. Census Record for Nicholas Brocke Family in Latah County, Idaho, then answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote My Favorite Record Collections - U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 and set it for later.  Took a nap.

*  Had trouble in the FamilySearch Person Tools in RootsMagic - there were too many spouses and children for each profile  but they weren't there for the FamilySearch profile online.  Posted about it on the RootsMagic Facebook page and got an answer.  A FamilySearch API change.  

*  Wrote FamilySearch Presents Historic Freedmen’s Bureau Database to African American Museum and wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post.

*  We left at 5 p.m. to pick up Barbara and Meli, went to dinner in Coronado, then to Lambs Player's Theater for their Christmas program.  Blech.  Home by 10 p.m. but I didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 7 December:

*  Dropped Linda, read email and blogs, picked her up, home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that Visiting the Liberty Lutheran Churchyard in Deerfield, Wisconsin -- Post 442 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Wrote three posts for the CVGS blog.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch, then the library for John's group, and the CVGS Bored meeting, which was.  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, update RoortsMagic which fixes the FSFT problem, wrote RootsMagic 7 Updated - Fixes FamilySearch Family Tree Sync Problem and checked Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV, eat dinner, and put the trash our.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote a post for Thursday, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  Checked Ancestry and FamilySearch for new databases and Hints.

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





Monday, December 5, 2016

My Long Genealogy Weekend - Friday to Monday, 2-5 December 2016

This was Linda's birthday weekend, and we had big plans that went off without a hitch, thanks to my daughters ingenuity and energy and love.

Thursday -- I picked Lori and the boys up at 9:45 p.m. for the weekend.

Friday -- Lori and the boys went out in the morning and back in the afternoon.  They went to Little Italy for dinner.  We went to dinner with Jim and Diane from Kansas, Linda's childhood friend from San Francisco.  They surprised her!

Saturday -- Jim and Diane came over to see the house and yard, we had lunch, and left us in the afternoon for a nap.  Tami and her family came.  Lori and the boys did errands, and went to the restaurant to decorate and organize the party.  We got to the restaurant at 5:30 and there were 30 people there and they sang Happy Birthday to Linda.  We took lots of photos and had good food and great fellowship.  Nice Costco cake, another round of HB, hugs and kisses all around.  At home, she opened cards and gifts.  Tami and family went home after the dinner.

Sunday -- Took Lori and the boys to the airport at 9:45, then home to watch football and Jim and Diane came at 10:30, and after Linda got home we went to Imperial Beach for lunch and a walk on the beach.  Jim and Diane left for their next stop at 2 p.m. and we watched the Chargers game.  Chargers lost 28-21.  Drat.

The blog was on automatic from Friday through Sunday.  I did write the Amanuensis post on Sunday night for Monday morning.

Monday - 5 December:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to eat and read blogs and email, picked her up and home at 9 a.m. to join Mondays With Myrt.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 27 November to 3 December 2016 posted.  

*  Left at 11:40 a.m. for the dentist, got a tooth repaired, and home by 1 p.m.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1751 Inventory and Account of the Estate of Nathaniel Harwood (1669-1751) of Chelmsford, Mass.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write Book Notice: "A Genealogist's Guide to Boston, Massachusetts" Released and Table of Contents for New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 170, Number 4 (Fall 2016).   Read some of the NEHGR issue.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, sorted photos, sent a Dropbox link to Tami, and finished reading blogs.

*  Went in at 5:30 to watch news, read the paper, and eat dinner, then watched football.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post and found a photo for Findmypast to use.  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  I'm done.  Exhausted.  sleepy.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Genealogy Wednesday - 30 November 2016

The last day of November.  Almost time for colder weather, Santa and the reindeer, and end-of-year blog posts.  Oh yeah, Linda's birthday is Saturday, and she is going to be surprised, I hope.  More on that later.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Visiting the Natvig Farm Area in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin -- Post 441 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote November 30th CVGS Program is "Heirloom Show and Tell."

*  Took a 30 minute nap, then answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Had lunch, and we left for the lbirary at 11:30 a.m.

*  At the library by 11:55, took my Union Case and the McKnew picture into the Auditorium at the Library for the CVGS program meeting - an heirloom show and tell.  Meeting started at 12:15 with elections for 2017-18, then into the program.  Linda presented her picture with comments from me, and then I presented the Union Case.  Photos of the heirlooms/treasures were shown on the screen.  We were home by 2 p.m.

*  Read, worked a bit in Ancestry in one of my trees, looked for blog fodder and found none.  Did find the Ontario marriage and captured it.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch TV news.  Put out the trash for pickup.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote Browsing the Ontario, Canada County Marriage Records and the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.

*  Tired, so thinking of signing off early.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

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

*  47,097 persons (+ 137)
* 18,830 families  (+ 60)
* 151,631 events  (+ 635)

*  2,307 Alternate Names (+ 132)
*  9,704  places  (+ 77)
* 1,433 sources (+ 18)
* 78,558 citations (+ 839)
*  1,130 Multi-media Items (+ 2)
*  3,114 Multimedia links (+ 6)
*  13,884 matched to FSFT (+ 480)

 I'm up to 51.81%  (+0.34%) for citations/events and 166.80% (+1.30%) for citations/persons.

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

*  81,746  page views (2,725 per day, Blogger Stats, + 29)
*  22,962 page views ( 765 per day, Statcounter, - 39)
*  17,257 unique visitors (575 per day, Statcounter, - 32)

*  >1,200 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,112 readers via email (Feedburner) (- 15)



 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Genealogy Tuesday - 29 November 2016

Where did November go?  Where has 2016 gone?  Day after day rolls by and it seems like it goes too fast.  26 days until Christmas.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, we went to the grocery store, then took her for her dental cleaning, and I went to Costco for stuff.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1910 U.S. Census Record for Nicholas Brocke Family in Latah County, Idaho posted and wrote Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America to Form New Collaboration.

*  Sleepy, so took my nap early.  Online at 12:50 to read, ate lunch, then answered email, added to the Best Of post, and worked on the We names in my database.  

*  Researched and wrote Seavers in the News - Charles E. Seaver Dies in 1913, then checked Facebook and worked on the surnames again.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to read the paper, watch TV and eat dinner.  Got the box of stuff and put most of it back on top of the TV bookcase. Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and helped Linda with the SF picture.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, November 28, 2016

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday and Monday - 27-28 November 2016

These were not wonderful genealogy day.  I was lazy on Sunday and had a problem on Monday.

1)  Sunday, 27 November 2016:

*  Read email and blogs during Meet the Depressed, then stayed home from church and watched the Chargers game.  We beat Houston 21-13.  That raised my spirits a bit.  Watched some of the next game, but came online to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 November 2016 posted.

*  Went back in and took two short naps in the recliner, read the paper, and ate dinner.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, note that Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 20 to 26 November 2016 posted.  Transcribed the will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post.  Went back in to watch football highlights and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 28 November 2016:

*  Dropped Linda off, read emails and blogs, picked her up and home to get on the Mondays With Myrt panel.  Had to leave at 9:30 a.m. for my OASIS class in Mission Valley.  

*  Left at 9:30, got there at 9:50 and taught my Beginning Computer Genealogy class at OASIS.  Home by 12:50 p.m.

*  Walked in with Linda on the phone talking to a "sheriff" about missing jury duty.  We got scammed.  Home by 3 p.m. fuming over it, figured it out too late.  Drat.  Spent an hour trying to contact bank, police, etc.

*  Online to note that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 20 to 26 November 2016 and Amanuensis Monday - 1744 Will of Nathaniel Harwood (1669-1751) of Chelmsford, Mass. posted.  Checked Facebook, answered email, etc.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, an worked in the We surnames in the database adding content and sources.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

My Genealogy Saturday - 26 November 2016

This was not much of a genealogy day.  I did some matching and some blogging, but then devolved to football.  That didn't go well either.  Drat. Rained a bit at 4 p.m. and maybe overnight.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:20 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday -- REDWAY (England to colonial New England) posted.

*  Worked in matching folks in RootsMagic with folks in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Got a long line of Seaver folks matched and places resolved and a few names, dates, places added to my database.  Merged a bunch of folks that were duplicates.

*  Left at 11 a.m. to go shopping, then McDs for lunch, and home by 12:30.  Watched football for awhile, dozed in the recliner, and then online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Thanksgiving Memories posted.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote two blog posts.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for Lolita's for dinner, then the grocery store and home by 5:40 p.m.  Watched news, read my book, then watched the SDSU/CSU football game.  Started off bad, got worse, we lost 63-31, so now 9-3 on the season.  Defense!

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

My Genealogy Friday - 25 November 2016

This was another stay-at-home day, we didn't go out shopping.  It was a nice sunnyday outside, high in the 70s, and cool at night in the 50s.  Storm is coming on Saturday and Sunday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 152: #205 Maria Barbara (Wilhelm) Konig (1739-1779) posted, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 25 November 2016 and set it for later.

*  Hunted form ore Seaver folks most of the morning.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.

*  Wrote This Week's We're Related Relationships post and set it for later.  Worked more on Seaver folks.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, and worked on some of the Wi surnames.  Got ahead of myself there.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to water the front plants, watch TV, read the paper and eat dinner.  

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and write the two Saturday posts.  Worked on more of the Wa surnames in the database, adding content and sources.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.