Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 28 January 2020

This was a fairly fun genealogy day.  I didn't work on the things I need to work on, though - taxes, Mayflower and party list.  Drat.  Maybe Wednesday...stay tuned.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1870 United States Federal Census posted.  Picked her up and we made a grocery store run.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email about the Kenyon book, and made a GEDCOM file and uploaded it to MyHeritage.  Took my nap.  Had lunch, and got the laundry started and picked weeds in front.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 28 January 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Watched some of the impeachment talks.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding Seever and Sevier families to the database.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.;m. to heat up dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and put the laundry in the dryer.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, worked more on the Sevier family, talked to Lori, and watched Finding Your Roots.

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - 26-27 January 2020

I missed journaling again, getting to be a habit.  Did anyone notice?  Probably not.  I do this for my own memory.

1)  Sunday, 26 January:

*  Read email and blogs, and started the transcription of the Simon Gates deed.

*  We left for church at 9:45 and home by 11:15.  Finished up the Amanuensis post, and noted that   Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.

*  Went in to have lunch, and watched the golf tournament.  I read the paper, and probably dozed a bit.  Kobe Bryant news too.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to add to the new Best Of post and write CVGS Presents Gena Philibert-Ortega on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, resolved 182 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 86 profiles with the Ancestry tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Monday - 27 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1729 Deed of Simon Gates to Francis Eveleth in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  No Mondays With Myrt today.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, worked on the guest list, and prepped for my meeting at 11 a.m.

*  Went down to church at 10:45 to turn in our facility request for the anniversary, and had my meeting with Tracey.  Good stuff.  Home by noon.

*  Ate lunch, and had a nice nap.  Online at 1:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 26 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches with common ancestors, added notes to about 5 of them and two ThruLines to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched news, read the paper, did the dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of, wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, and added content and sources from MyHeritage for Social Security Death Index for my tree.  Did the first 50 out of 3115.  

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

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - 24-25 January 2020

We went to a 50th anniversary party on Friday night and I didn't journal.  Another bad genea-boy day.  

1)  Friday, 24 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 314: #525 Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher (1664-1744) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 Free Livestream Schedule.

*  Picked her up and we went to 99 Cent Store.  Home by 10:30 with stuff.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 January 2020, and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, answered email, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 24 January 2020.

*  Wrote the SNGF post, and got the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts ready to go.  Messed up and   Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.  Oh well, not worth the time to correct it.  Forgot to check Twitter and Facebook.

*   We left at 3:45 p.m. for the 50th party, and had Mexican food, cake, champagne, and a good time.  Very nice setting on the bayfront, and interesting people to talk to.  Even a little genealogy talk.

*  Home by 7:45 p.m.  Finished up the FamilySearch post.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Off to the family room to watch TV at 9:30.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 25 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.  Prepped for the SDGS RootsMagic Users Group.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:30.  Grabbed my papers and laptop and off to the RMUG at the San Diego FHC.  We had 8 attendees, and some good questions.  Home by 12:30 p.m.

*  Ate lunch, and took a long nap.  Online at 2:30 to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Favorite Toys as a Child posted.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and wash dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work a bit in AncestryDNA matches adding notes and one ThruLine to RootsMagic.  TreeShared 106 profiles, still more to do.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 23 January 2020

I could have worked on the guest list, or the GSMD application, or even the taxes, but followed a GBSO instead.  Drat - bad genea-boy today.  Fun, though.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1744 Death Records for Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher in Concord, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:10 and we went to the store, and home by 10 a.m.  Answered email, and must have done something useful but don't remember what!  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online to add to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Marian M. Seaver Dies in 1918 in Santa Cruz.  Worked on this family for awhile.  Then tried to find William Harvey Seaver's parents, and found a marriage of a William H. Seaver in 1845 in Boston.  Is it the guy I want?  I don't think so.  Added the new guy, found his wife's birth, first marriage, and death and will, and two hours went pfffft.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15, read the paper, watched TV news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 152 Ancestry Hints adding content and citations to RootsMagic. 

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - 21-22 January 2020

It rained on Tuesday so we stayed home.  It was nice on Wednesday.  Still sleeping poorly - waking at 5:30 with maybe 6 hours. 

1)  Tuesday, 21 January:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1880 United States Federal Census posted.  Wrote General Society of Mayflower Descendants Application Process - Step 1 and set it for later.

*  Laid down for a nap but didn't, and left at 10:30 for my dental appointment.

*  Home by 12 noon, had lunch, and started on the Genealogy News Bytes - 21 January 2020 post.  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints to add content and citations to the tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and did more Web Hints.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, read the paper, watched TV, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 to write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 101 Ancestry Hints.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Online at 9 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 22 January 2020:

* Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of, and noted that Mama Lee and Lori Lee at Christmas 1978 -- Post 601 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 SLC Keynote Speakers and Entertainment Lineup and set it for later.  

*  Picked her up, and home to get the laundry going.  Reviewed the last two months for DNA Central, got the laptop going, laid down for a rest, had lunch, and left at 11:20 for the library for the CVGS DNA interest Group.  Had 12 including a reader from Pennsylvania visiting San Diego.  Demonstrated AncestryDNA matches and ThruLines.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, sleepy but no nappie, worked in Web Hints to add content to the tree.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 228 Ancestry Hints adding content and citations to the tree. 

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - 19-20 January 2020

It's been three tumultuous years since Trump became President.  One more year - one more term?  Who knows?  Didn't journal on Sunday night because I worked late on genealogy.

1)  Sunday, 19 January:

*  Read emails and blogs, finished up the Best Of post, and started the Amanuensis post.  We left for church at 9:45 a.m., stopped at the grocery on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Finished up the Amanuensis post, then went in to watch football, eat lunch, read the paper, take a recliner nap, watch more football.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted.  Went back to watch the second game, we had dinner, and I read my book.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then resolved 298 AncestryHints, and TreeShared 76 more profiles with the Ancestry tree.  all synced.  Checked Facebook, and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 20 January 2020:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1788 Mortgage Deed of Simon Gates from Jonathan Bruce in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Picked her up at 8:45 a.m. and home to get into Mondays With Myrt, and shared my Ancestry Collection Tool.  Wrote Genealogy Book Notice: "The Sterling Affair" by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 19 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on some RootsMagic Web Hints, matched some Family Tree folks, and then added two ThruLines to the RootsMagic tree.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Tuesday's Tip, then resolved 163 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - 17-18 January 2020

It was a nice day today - cool in the morning (low about 45F) and warmer in the afternoon (about 75F).  Got a major task started today.

1)  Friday, 17 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 313: #524 Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 SLC Announces Virtual Pass Sessions.

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:40 a.m.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 January 2020.  Sleepy, so took a nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 17 January 2020.

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile, finding missing surnames and BMD data, adding them to the RootsMagic tree with sources. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Did some more in WebHints.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to cook dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the SNGF post, wrote the Ancestry post, then resolved 107 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 124 profiles.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the FamilySearch post.  Didn't journal because of tiredness.  Genealogy this day was 9.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 18 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then off to downtown Chula Vista for the men's breakfast.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 a.m. and we went to Walmart.  Home by 10:30.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted - probably my longest post ever!  

*  Went in at 11:15 a.m. to get a recliner nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to fill out the Mayflower preliminary application, and emailed it to Ray.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestral Families in the 1950 US Census? posted.  

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints finding BMD data and missing names for tree people.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding Life Sketches to about 10 of my ancestors from the 52 Ancestors sketches.  Fixed several families too which had wrong parents for children or duplicate entries.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper and wash dishes.  Finished the laundry.Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post,  and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted.

*  Resolved 158 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 131 profiles, leaving about 50 for Sunday.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 16 January 2020

I think I finally do the 2020 bit automatically now, before I had to edit it about half the time.  Old dogs, new tricks, hmm.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1682 Marriage Record of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler in Concord, Mass. posted.  Wrote Introducing the RootsTech 2020 Mobile App and set it for later.

*  Picked Linda up, and home to work on the bank accounts.  Got one entered into Money with no errors. Talked to Karen S about CVGS programs.   Laid down to nap. 

*  Up at 12:15, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Colonel J.T. Seaver Dies in Washngton DC in 1962.  Added that to RootsMagic and added two others too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on getting Wordless Wednesday photos into Pinterest.  Did #600 down to about #400.  Have more to do!

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree, and shared info back and forth as needed. 

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


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - 14-15 January 2020

I didn't journal last night because of the basketball game.  Still not sleeping well.

1)  Tuesday, 14 January:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, add to the Best Of post and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the 1900 United States Federal Census posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to her doctor and then the grocery store, home by 10:15 a.m.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 14 January 2020.   Printed off the CVGS newsletter master and went to the UPS Store a day late.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Added some Seever folks to the RootsMagic file from census and other records.  

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post and work a bit in RootsMagic Web Hints.  

*  Watched Finding Your Roots at 8 p.m. and then SDSU basketball - they won.  Checked Facebook and email and off to bed.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 15 January:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that The Seaver Family Visits Fisherman's Wharf -- Post 600 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Got the laptop ready, reviewed what I wanted to share at Research Group, and rested my eyes.  

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library.  Moderated the Research Group with 16 attendees.  Lively!   Home by 2:30.

*  Exhausted so napped until 4 p.m.  Looked for something to blog about and then went in for dinner at 5:30 and watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Mining the Connecticut Death Records Index for Ancestry Member Tree Persons.

*  Resolved 160 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to profiles in RootsMagic.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.




Monday, January 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 13 January 2020

Another all-genealogy day except for the nap and football at night.  I was having so much fun I forgot to go publish the CVGS newsletter.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that    Amanuensis Monday -- 1796 Deed of Simon Gates to Lucas Dunn in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:55 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Talked about the Alexa rankings for awhile.  also had good conversation about DNA and trees.  Tired, so took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, and write Where Are My Online Family Trees? and   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 12 January 2020.

Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Uploaded my GEDCOM to American Ancestrees which uses RootsFinder.  Attached the MyHeritage DNA matches to it.  I'm not sure what I can do with that.  There are some blog posts about it I think!

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, and we watched the LSU-Clemson game.  Read the paper, washed dishes.  Read my book.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to work on the Tuesday's Tip post but went in after 8 to watch the end of the game.  Finished the Patterson/Clinton book The President is Missing.  A great book with a realistic challenge and plenty of twists.  

*  Online at 9:20 p.m. to add to the Best Of post and check Facebook and write this post.  genealogy today was 8.0 hours.