Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I didn't sleep well last night - tossing and turning, just couldn't doze off.  Spent two plus hours thinking about my AncestryDNA autocluster and why I couldn't identify some clusters.  Finally dozed off at 2:30 a.m. and woke up after 7, very groggy.  It was raining this morning, so Linda didn't go to the Y.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Randy as a Baby in 1944 -- Post 549 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote the American Ancestrees post.

*  Prepared for the CVGS DNA group, made notes, collected URLS, etc.  Tried to nap but Linda woke me at 11 a.m. for lunch, and then I left at 11:20.

*  Got set up at the library for the CVGS class and regaled 16 attendees with 23andMe and AutoCluster information.  Left at 2 p.m.

*  Home by 2:15 to read, noted that AmericanAncestors Introduces American AncesTREES - Part I posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Very sleepy, so took a nap.

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and worked a bit in RootsMagic doing random searching and adding content and sources.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 150 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 15 January 2019

This was almost an all-genealogy day.  It rained more this morning, so Linda didn't go to the Y.  We had an outing at 11 a.m. for her doctor appointment.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1840 U.S. Census Record of Cornelius Feather Household in New Lyme, Ohio posted.

*  Reviewed the 23andMe ethnicity estimates and wrote 23andMe Adds New Features to Ancestry Composition Estimates.

*  We left at 10:40 for the doctor visit with a new doctor, seems OK.  Listened well and reacted appropriately.  Seems proactive.  More doctor visits coming!

*  Home by 12 noon to read, had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage record matches for FS Family Tree, adding more content to the RootsMagic tree for selected profiles.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. for more Twitter and Facebook, answered email, prepared for the DNA class on Wednesday.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to answer email, write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolve about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  I need to TreeShare soon!

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 14 January 2018

I  love a rainy day ... it rained all day today, we got about half an inch.  Good.

*  Linda fell in the genea-cave today getting out of the chair and we had to call the Fire Department.  Three husky guys came and got her up no problem.  Knees are sore and pride is wounded.  

*  Dropped her at the Y by 7:35 and home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1798 Deed of Isaac Kidder to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass. posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Worked for two hours on the spreadsheet for AncestryDNA matches based on the Autoclusters.  Besides cluster number, shared cMs, names, I added known relationships and known common ancestors.

*  Tried to nap, but got up at noon to eat lunch, then read blogs and answer emails.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 14 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook for awhile.  Took another nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to work on random RootsMagic profiles, using WebHints and FSFT, adding content and sources.  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved another 45 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Lots more Hints to do!

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


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - 12 and 13 January 2019

The weekend was not much of a genealogy research weekend due to the SDGS seminar on Saturday and football on Sunday.

1)  Saturday, 12 January:

*  Read email and blogs, then left at 8 a.m. for Mission Bay and the SDGS seminar with Curt Witcher.

*  Got there by 8:30 a.m., and had a few minutes with Curt as they had video problems.  Also talked to Debbie, Cindy, Ann, Myrna, Shirley, Ray and Marshall plus others.  Stayed through the 1 p.m. presentation but sleepy so came home by 2 p.m.

*  Watched football, dozed in the recliner, ate dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday -- NEWCOMB (England to colonial Massachusetts)Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were They 150 Years Ago? and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 January 2019 posted.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the best Of post and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 13 January:

*  Read email and blogs before football, stayed home from church to watch the Chargers/Patriots game.  One team got outcoached and outplayed.  Chargers lost 41-28 but it was 38-7 at one point.  Terrible game.  

* Online finally at 1:30 p.m. to transcribe the deed and write the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went back in at 3:30 p.m. to watch football, then news, ate dinner, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 January 2019 posted, and wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part I.  

*  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic family tree.  Lots more to do!  

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 11 January 2019

Just another day in Chula Vista.  It will rain tonight and for most of the next week.  Good!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 260: #409 Maria Margaretha (Stuber) Konig (1702-before 1771) of Germany and Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the 99 Cent Store - she to get cans of tamales and vegetables, I got 3-way light bulbs.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 11 January 2019 and Nathan Dylan Goodwin's "The Asylum" is FREE to Download Now.  Answered email.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and resolve about 300 Ancestry Hints.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 January 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Received a message about a Family Tree profile that I think I messed up - conflated two families - so started to fix it.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the three Saturday posts, since I will be at the SDGS seminar on the morrow.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 10 January 2019

Another nice shirtsleeve weather day.  Even walked a bit waiting for Linda.

*  Dropped Linda off at 7:30, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1840 U.S. Census for Daniel Spangler Household in Sandy Creek, Pennsylvania posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Answered email, checked DNA matches, and tired so rested my eyes.  We left at 10:45 a.m. for Linda's dental appointment to get a crown.  I walked for half an hour, and we were home by 12:30.  Had lunch.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m., wrote Seavers in the News -- Robert Seaver (1922-1944) Drowns in California, then added the family to my RootsMagic tree since I did not have them.  Added about 20 people.  Another Seaver bush.

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

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and did dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, did some matching with Family Tree, then TreeShared 65 profiles to the AMT.  All caught up ... but then matched more folks with Family Tree and shared a bunch of events. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, read email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

It was another nice day in San Diego, but the rains are coming again.  Good.  This was a fairly full genealogy day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Randy in a Wheelbarrow in 1944 -- Post 548 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Worked for awhile in RootsMagic WebHints and Family Tree, then tried to nap.  Failed.

*  Had lunch, and off at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Research Group meeting.  We had 15, including two new attendees.  I did my thing and then they shared successes and challenges.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and try to find something to blog about.  Finally wrote   Finding Gertrude's Maiden Name ... and More.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. 

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to zap dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared 125 profiles (about 30 to go now).  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - 8 January 2019

Time sure flies, doesn't it?  It's been two weeks since Christmas, one week since New Years, and I feel like I've made no progress at all on genealogy research, with the exception of the AncestryDNA AutoClusters.  It was a nice day today, a high in the upper 60s and lows overnight in the low 50s.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1815 Marriage of Daniel Spangler and Elisabeth Koenig in York, Pennsylvania, and added to the Best Of post.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wandered around in AncestryDNA matches, updating notes and adding notes to 4th cousins.  Figured out one new Vaux cousin which is good.  I already had the line in my database.

*  Left at 10:15 a.m. for the health center for my 6-month checkup.  Everything is fine, even lost several pounds (aging works, I guess).  Stopped at the grocery store and home by 12 noon.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and napped in the recliner for an hour.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in RootsMagic matching FamilySearch Family Tree profiles and adding data both ways, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news and the Trump address.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post and worked some more in RootsMagic.  Now I have more profiles to TreeShare.  

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Pretty good show this week - both problems mainly solved by DNA. 

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 7 January 2019

This was not a big genealogy research day because of other priorities.  Maybe tomorrow, or not!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y (first time in a month), home to read email and blogs, noted that   Amanuensis Monday - Will and Letters Testamentary for Nicholas King Estate in York, Pennsylvania posted.  Picked her up at 8:45.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt at 9 a.m. and we went to 10:40.  Added to the Best Of post.  Took a nice nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, answer email, and printed off the CVGS Newsletter master and mail list.  The new printer wouldn't print in color for some reason.  Finally cleaned the printheads and checked all settings and it worked.  Grrr.  Took the stuff to the UPS Store and made my 25 copies, mailing 13 of them.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 7 January 2019 and then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the NCAA championship game, eat dinner, read the paper, and wash dishes. 

*  Online at 8:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 6 January 2019

This was a great football day!  Not much of a genealogy day but I did what I had to do.

*  Read email and blogs on my phone waiting for the Chargers game to start.  Chargers dominated Ravens for 50 minutes leading 23-3, then hung on for the win 23-7.  Whew!  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 December 2018 to 5 January 2019 posted.

*  Started the Amanuensis transcription, then went in to watch the NFC game.  Boring.  Took a nap.  Did some more transcription.  Went back to the game.

*  Eagles won 16-15, and back at it to write the Amanuensis post.  Wrote "Finding Your Roots" Starts Season 5 on PBS on Tuesday, 8 January 2019.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, send out the CVGS Newsletter, check Facebook, and TreeShared 100 profiles.  Have about 80 more to go.  Answered email. 

*  Wrote this post.  Sleepy.  Genealogy today was only 3.0 hours.