Friday, February 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 February 2019

Pretty much a normal genealogy day here - no rain today, but more on Saturday.  Logan's birthday today, and Terminix came and sprayed.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 265: #434 John Laver (1722-1799) of South Petherton, Somerset posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Online to read, wrote New Findmypast Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 February 2019 and worked in Ancestry resolving 179 Hints adding sources and content to RootsMagic.  

*  Answered email, added Notes to some AncestryDNA matches, and worked on WebHints in RootsMagic.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 February 2019.  Watched Blaine Bettinger's webinar.  Dozed a bit in the computer chair.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Surname post.  Answered more email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Called Logan to sing Happy Birthday.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post.  Answered more email.  TreeShared 107 profiles to the AMT.  Only 15 to go.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 February 2019

It rained all day long, and we got about two inches here in Chula Vista.  This was not a big genealogy day because of life events, like V Day.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y today, but I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Valentine's Day Census-whacking and Treasure Chest Thursday - 1801 Marriage Record of Amos Underhill and Polly Medcalf in Piermont, N.H. posted.

*  Wrote Valentine's Day is Special for Linda and Me and then left at 9:10 a.m. for Costco to get flowers and to the grocery store for food.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Searched for an article for Seavers in the News, and finally picked one after adding event info for several others from 1939 and 1938.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- William Seaver Dies in 1938 in Hartford, Conn.  Added family info for the William Seaver family into RootsMagic.

*  Decided I'd better start work on the taxes, so entered the year's records from the second bank.  Now I have only the credit card data to enter into MSMoney.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  We left at 4:10 p.m. for Black Angus for our V-Day dinner, and home by 6 p.m.  Watched TV news and read the paper.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 February 2019

This was an all genealogy day with the CVGS Research Group in them iddle of it.  It rained this afternoon and will all day on Thursday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Randy and his Mom in 1943 -- Post 553 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Wrote A Reader's Take on Ancestry.com Problems - Part IV: The Ancestry Big Tree.  Printed off the CVGS stuff and had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the Research Group at 12 noon.  We had 12 - there are still parking problems - in the auditorium since the conference room is used for tax returns.  Discussed the Ancestry problems and RootsTech handouts and livestreaming.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work a bit on the Auble problem from email.  Lay down to rest at 3:20, and up by 4 to log into the Ancestry video conference.

*  Online at 4:45 to checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, wash dishes, and put out the trash cans.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Added Somerset church records to the FHL/FSL list of digital microfilms.

*  Worked some more on the Auble line.  Found an error on Family Tree so fixed that and made the families good.  Added some more content and sources. 

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



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Today was Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday.  He is my 6th cousin 4x removed.  The common ancestors are my 9th great grandparents Obadiah Holmes and Katherine Hyde of Rhode Island.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1790 U.S. Census Record of the Burges Metcalf Household in Piermont, N.H. posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part 3: Using the Cluster Information, and then took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to answer email.,  An email led me to a Sever sketch in a county history book, and I added the family to my RootsMagic tree.  Found some Find A Grave and other records and added three generations to a Sever family from Ohio.  Fun for two hours!!

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 February 2019, and then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked out one of the Ireland Seaver families, and added some families from online resources.  I still have more to do.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and do the dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest Tuesday post, then answered email.  Watched Finding Your Roots with Ryan, Rubio and Gabbard - fascinating records!  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 February 2019

I slept poorly last night (woke up every hour it seemed) and was tired all day.  A beautiful day - clear and cool - barely got to 60F. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1839 Deed of James Hildreth to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass.posted.  Picked her up at 8:50 and home in time for MwM.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and opined a bit on things.  Afterwards, did the final edit on the CVGS Newsletter and printed out the master for the mailers.  Wrote Announcing MyHeritage LIVE 2019 in Amsterdam.

*  Napped for 30 minutes, then had lunch, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 11 February 2019 and set it for later.

*  Went to the UPS Store at 2 p.m. to print the newsletter and mail them (ran out of stamps, had to buy 6 from them for $1 a piece!), then to the grocery store with the list, and home at 3 p.m.

*  Emailed the CVGS Newsletter, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in before 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch news, read the paper, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, search for Jerusha's Chandlers (didn't find them!) and then resolved 150 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources. 

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 10 February 2019

This became a decent genealogy day after we got home from church.  The weather was cool and cloudy and windy, a little rain tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.

*  We left for church at 9:40 a.m., and stayed for the Bob Davis pastor-leaving celebration and had lunch there.  Home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.  Transcribed a three page deed for Amanuensis Monday.

*  Went in at 3:30 p.m. to read the paper and take a nap.  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, add to the new Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then TreeShared 90 profiles to complete the batch.  Resolved 390 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  No CVGS newsletter draft reviews.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 9 February 2019

I didn't go to the SDGS meeting today - we had to go to Costco.  It was a cool day with clouds but no rain.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Surname Saturday -- PICKERING (England to colonial Massachusetts)  posted.  Picked her up at 9:30 and we stopped at Costco.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Longest Ancestral Marriage and then explored Yippy.  Found some Seaver websites I'd never seen before - one with the Irish Seaver family charts and stories.  Added content to the database for some of the families.  Some families are not in my database but have no dates on the Irish site.  Maybe I can find them in an online tree.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and Familysearch posts, Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap, then and TreeShared 120 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.  Finished the CVGS Newsletter draft and sent it to the reviewers. Resolved 360 Ancestry Hints but no content input to the RootsMagic tree.  Still have about 60 profiles to TreeShare.

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





Friday, February 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - 7-8 February 2019

We went to Tami's on Thursday morning, so I didn't journal last night.  Today was a fairly normal genealogy day for me.

1)  Thursday, 7 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1780 Burial Record of Ann Vaux in South Petherton, Somerset posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Add DNA and Privacy to Your American Ancestrees Family Tree and Seavers in the News - J.W. Seaver Dies in Waynesville, N.C. in 1939 and set them for later.  Took a nap!

*  We left at 11:40 a.m., stopped at Ralph's for flowers, at In 'n' Out for lunch in Carlsbad, and got to Tami's at about 2:30 p.m.  Had fun sharing with them, we had dinner at 5 p.m., and at 6:20 we headed off to see the girls in Seussical at the Boys and Girls Club at 7 p.m.  They did well.  After pictures with the girls, we drove home, arriving at 10:30 p.m.  

*  I added to the Best Of post. Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2) Friday, 8 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and picked her up at 9 a.m.  We went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 264: #433 Amy (Terrell) Vaux (1708-1780) of South Petherton, Somerset and New Findmypast Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 February 2019.  Took a nap.

*  Up at noon, had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage Record Matches, adding content to the RootsMagic tree profiles.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 February 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Surname Saturday post, and corrected a same-name, same time, same-place error in RootsMagic.  Whew, glad I found it.  Not an ancestor, but a sibling of several. 

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, and have it 95% complete.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Had a poor night's sleep, and woke up at 1:30 with a charley horse, but able to go back to sleep 15 minutes later.  This was a fairly full genealogy day, but other than blogging I made no real progress.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Randy and his Dad in 1943 -- Post 552 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted. Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Hal Bookbinder is SDGS Program Speaker on Saturday, 9 February and set it for later.  Took a nap.  Up at 11, had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library, sat in John's group for awhile, then attended the CVGS board meeting.  Home by 1:45 p.m.

*  Wrote A Reader's Take on Ancestry.com Problems - Part III - Reduced Number of New Record Collections.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Got the laundry started, then online to answer email, and add to the Best Of post. 

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to join Wacky Wednesday on Google+, then talked to Lori on the phone, and wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Started work on the CVGS Newsletter.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - 5 February 2019

It rained all night and day here - I finally put my shoes on at 2 p.m. and swept the front walk of the debris from the bark beds scattered by the drain spouts off the roof.  It should be cold tonight and clearing on Wednesday.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1757 Death Record for Joseph White (1662-1757) in Mendon, Massachusetts posted, and then did some matching of RootsMagic profiles with Family Tree.

*  Worked on several Unlinked Trees searching for common ancestors on Ancestry, but failed on all of them.  Did 15 of the 21 matches in Cluster 3 and I think it's probably a Pennsylvania family, perhaps Wilhelm or King, but have no proof.  Wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part 2: The Cluster Graphic.

*  Had lunch, then added to the Best Of post, and worked some more in Family Tree.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 5 February 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  worked some more in RootsMagic and Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and then the State of the Union.  Watched Finding Your Roots at 8 p.m.  This one was not very good, but I did find out I'm a cousin of Michael Strahan - he had Maverick in Mass. and also Charlemagne.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.