Monday, December 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 9 December 2019

I've finally moved into Christmas mode - got started on the mail list and card labels, and the family letter.  Also shopped a bit online for Linda (without success) and the grandkids and daughters (some success!).

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1788 Deed of Simon Gates to Ephraim Pratt in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Got to expound a bit on the Italian research and source citations.  Answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m., had lunch, and shopped a bit.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 December 2019.  Reviewed the blog comments and put about 150 in the spam folder.  Damn things.  I need to do this more often!

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and went in at 5:125 to help with dinner.  We ate, watched TV news, then football, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to talk to Lori, then wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 8 December 2019

This was a pretty typical Sunday genealogy-wise, at least during football season.  Slept better last night too.  Drizzly and windy and cool today.

*  Read email and blogs, transcribed the deed and wrote the amanuensis post, then off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Stopped at the grocery store and home by 12 noon.

*  Watched football, read the paper, had lunch, and watched the Chargers game.  They finally won another game.

*  Online to note that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 December 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 1 to 7 December 2019 posted.  Then added to the Best Of post, and answered email. Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, watched the Rams game, and did dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Geneanet tree, then Treeshared 62 profiles.  Went in to watch football night program.  Online at 9:30 to check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 7 December 2019

Rained/drizzled almost all day - dried out tonight.  Didn't sleep well last night.

*  Read email and blogs, dropped Linda at the Y, went to my men's group breakfast.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 a.m. in the rain and home by 10 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Elizabeth, married John Smith, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked in Web Hints in RootsMagic trying to find missing events/dates/places.  

*  Tried to nap, but refluxed due to breakfast.  Went in on the recliner but coudn't nap, so wasted an hour.

*  Had lunch, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 December 2019 posted.  Also noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Make a Surname Christmas Tree posted.

*  Printed off the CVGS newsletter masters, went to the UPS Store and made copies, then went to the post office to mail them.  Home by 3:15 p.m.

*  Watched football for awhile, then online to read, and work some more in WebHints.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, resolved 138 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree,, and TreeShared 123 profiles with the Ancestry Tree.

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 6 December 2019

I finished a project, and worked on several others, plus the usual stuff on a genealogy Friday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 307: #518 Samuel Willis 1675-1758) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up at 9:10 a.m. and we went to her neurology appointment, and home by 10:15 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 December 2019, answered email and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Friday, 6 December 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter one more time and sent it to the membership via email.  Worked for awhile matching profiles with Family Tree. 

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, read the paper, watched tv news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the three Saturday posts.  Resolved 246 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 5 December 2019

20 more days to Christmas.  I wonder what Linda wants or needs?  I have no clue what I want - maybe a new computer or phone?

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:20 a.m., home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1890 Naturalization Record of Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Zeruah Seaver Dies in 1912 in Washington, Vermont and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter and sent it for review.  Collected links and files to send to Susi for her Beginners class.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Started on the 52 Ancestors sketch, then went in for dinner, read the paper, watched TV and did dishes. 

*  online at 6:30 p.m. to finish the 52 Ancestors sketch, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

More rain today, so Linda stayed home from swimming. 

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Our Family in 1981 -- Post 594 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Answered email, printed out the CVGS material, and tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Board meeting.  Reviewed the member survey results and discussed the proposed beginners class.  Home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: How Did You Find the Birth Record for the Italian Ancestor? plus the source citation.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then went in at 5 p.m. to get dinner on the plates.  We ate, watched TV news, I read the paper, put out the trash and did the dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then worked on the CVGS newsletter - about 70% finished now.  

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 3 December 2019

This was Linda's 77th birthday...she had a good day, out to lunch with a friend, talked to both girls, and out to dinner with me. 

*  Dropped linda at the Y at 7:30, to Ralph's for flowers and a card, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Wills and Probate Records on Ancestry.com posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches for awhile, adding Notes for Common Ancestors.  Linda went to lunch, and I took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then finished up the CVGS survey results and mailed them off to the Board.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Tuesday, 3 December 2019, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked a bit in MyHeritage adding the Italians to my tree.  Started the CVGS Newsletter for December.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Black Angus, and home by 7 p.m.  Lori called Linda and Linda opened her gift and loved it.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 143 Ancestry Hints.

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

Monday, December 2, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 2 December 2019

It was  a busy genealogy day today - but I did little data entry and no real research it seems.  Woke up early at 5 a.m.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7, and home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and note that Amanuensis Monday -- 1787 Quitclaim Deed of John Palmer, Josiah Kendall and Simon Gates to Nathan Miles in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:05.  Got into Mondays With Myrt late, but talked about the Shared Clustering program and matches in general.  

*  Took a great nap, up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then online to write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 1 December 2019.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote   Finding More of My Grandsons' Italian Ancestral Records.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.  Watched the football game.

*  Online at 7 to read, then wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, updated the Italian post, and checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 1 December 2019

24 more days until Christmas.  Time sure flies.  First, there's Linda's birthday on Tuesday.  I wonder what gifts I can get her?

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  We left for church at 9:40 a.m. and went to the store afterwards, and home by 12 noon.

*  Watched football, had popcorn for lunch, and read the paper.  Dozed a bit.  Chargers game came on at 1:25 p.m. and they blew another one to Denver.  Now 4-8 on the season.  No hopes.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 posted.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., we watched TV news, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, worked on the CVGS survey results, and TreeShared 63 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Went in at 8:30 to see the end of the football game and watch Charger lowlights.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to check Facebook, answer email, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Not much of a genealogy day, but a decent family history day.  Didn't get enough sleep, and drowsy and tired all day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Anne, wife of Henry Collins, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:05 and home to gather stuff, and left at 9:40 a.m. for Huntington Beach.  Had lunch at In 'n' Out in Carlsbad, and got to Tami's at 12:15 p.m.  Light traffic, no stopping, no weather problems.  They had their tree up, the house was decorated beautifully, and Audrey worked on the outdoor lights.

*  Talked to Tami, James and the kids, watched football, I  took a short couch nap, Linda opened her birthday gifts, and we had Thanksgiving dinner.  We left at 6:10 p.m., no photos, everyone tired.  Drove straight through, light traffic, no stopping, got home at 7:40 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Should Genea-Santa Bring You? and Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 posted, and listened to the Aztecs game (they won).  Added to the Best Of post, TreeShared 88 profiles, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 3.0 hours.

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End-of-the-month statistics:

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

*  55,450 persons (+ 161)
*  22,528  families  (+ 85)
*  178,118 events  (+ 582)

*  8,366 Alternate Names (+ 200)
*  12,447 places  (+ 158)
*  1,922 sources (- 8)
*  112,706 citations (+ 1201)
*  1,420 Multi-media Items (+ 12)
*  3,198 Multimedia links (- 3)
*  33,633 matched to FSFT (+ 290)


 I'm up to 63.28% (+0.47%) for citations/events and 203.25 % (+1.57%) for citations/persons.

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

*  107,441 page views (3581 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 763)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,401 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 2)