Thursday, May 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 28 May 2020

Slept better last night, almsot 8 hours, but awake at 6:30.  Cooler today, high about 70F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1863 Burial Record for Rebecca Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.  got into the call with Allison and thrashed through financial stuff.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches.  Added content to the RootsMagic database from MyHeritage Record Matches.  

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Etta M. Seaver Dies in 1933 in Massillon, Ohio.  Had lunch.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, worked on Dills, then checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote Dear Randy - "Why Do You Use FamilySearch Family Tree?"  Answered email, added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, sorted the laundry, and took a walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved 251 Ancestry Hints.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A better night's sleep, but up at 6:30 a.m. so not quite enough.  The sun comes up too early now!  It was a nice day, high around 75F.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Tami and Lori at Easter 1979 -- Post 619 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared about Joel's 1950 census data.  

*  Finished with the blog reading, then prepped for the 12 noon presentation.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - only 1 new one.  Had lunch.

*  Got into the Zoom meeting at 11:40 and chatted with the attendees.  Gave my "Using Collaborative "BUG" Family trees" talk for CVGS, but only 16 attendees.  Struggled with advancing slides in Zoom screenshare.  Best way was to use the mouse.  We ended at 1:20.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote MyHeritage Releases Exclusive New Record Collection from Germany and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote Is Albert Seaver Really a Leaver?  He was.  Worked on that family line.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 to finish dinner, watch TV, read the paper, put out the trash, water the frontp lants, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, resolve 208 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Another genealogy day.  didn't sleep well last night, but finally got up at 7:30.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Moses Smith (1732-1806) in Plains Cemetery, Walpole, Massachusetts posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.

*  Finished reading blogs, and wrote Joel Weintraub Has Videos About 1950 U.S. Census Locational Tools.  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:15 a.m.  Tried to nap.

*  Up at 12:30, ate lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

*  Worked on the handout for the Wednesday presentation, and edited the presentation too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to fix dinner, had spaghetti, and watched TV and read the paper.  Took Linda for a wheelchair ride around the block.  Online at 7 to scan photos and wrote the Wordless post.  Resolved 201 Ancestry Hints and checked DNA matches. 

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

Monday, May 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 25 May 2020

Memorial Day and I hardly went outside today.  did get dressed.  Even got about 8 hours sleep last night.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1783 Will of Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) of Southborough, Mass. posted.  Got into Myrt's lesson on Streamer for CC, and got it working.  Finished up reading blogs.

*  Wrote Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part III.  Had lunch.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile adding content and sources.

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 May 2020 then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Took a nap.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes and water the front plants, even cut some rose branches.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Tombstone Tuesday post, and resolved 182 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Sent out the Zoom meeting message for Wednesday and answered emails.

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 24 May 2020

This was not an intense genealogy day.  Still got things done, though.  slept OK but awake at 6:30 after 7.5 hours. 

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed the probate record and wrote the Amanuensis post.  We watched the CVPC church service.  Got the laundry started.

*  Worked with Web Hints for awhile, then finished editing the Collaborative Tree presentation for Wednesday at CVGS.  Had lunch.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020 posted.  Back to Web Hints.  Tried to nap at 3 p.m.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Went in for dinner, read the paper, watched TV, and did dishes.  Took Linda for a wheelchair walk on the street.  Saw nobody.

*  TreeShared 161 profiles with the AMT.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 23 May 2020

Slept better last night, but still up early and drowsy during the day.  Went nowhere.  Another all genealogy day!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 May 2020 posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and spike of Uncle Bunky.  Worked on the Collaborative Trees presentation - got about two thirds of it revised and edited.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020 posted, checked the AncestrySNA matches (0 added), and had lunch.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  At 11:45 got into Colin's SDGS DNA Zoom meeting and enjoyed it, but it dragged a bit.  Checked email, Facebook and blogs during the two hours.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Share a Childhood Memory posted, then puttered with RootsMagic Web Hints filling in blanks on profiles.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered several emails, Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to finish dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and I pulled a few weeds.

*  Online at 6:45 to putter more in WebHints, then TreeShared 180 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  About 80 left to do.  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 22 May 2020

Another poor night sleeping.  Finally asleep at 12:30, and up at 7 a.m.  Lots of tossing and turning.  Genealogy all day.  A typical May day - high around 72F, low around 60F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 331: #542 George Stearns (1688-1760) of Waltham, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared the CVGS DNA Zoom meeting.  Finished reading blogs, and wrote New WW2 Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 May 2020.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - 23 more today.

*  Went to the grocery store and home by 10:50 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 to read, answer email, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 22 May 2020 and "Uncle Bunky" Died Recently in Phoenix - RIP.

*Checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the Ancestry post, which I forgot to set for Saturday.  Oh well.  Worked on a Seaver family finding spouses and sources for all of the kids.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and took a walk down the block and back.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post and the FamilySearch post, then resolved 179 Ancestry Hints adding sources and content to the RootsMagic file.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 21 May 2020

Another 7 hour sleep night, up too early.  An all genealogy day except for the nap, consult and dinner.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1815 Marriage Record for John Rich and Rebecca Hill in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say anything.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches adding notes to 7 matches. Got into the financial adviser consult at 11 a.m. until 12.  Had lunch, took my nap.

*  Online at 1:15 to write Seavers in the News -- Charles M. Seaver Dies in 1933 in Williamstown, Vermont.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then started the 52 Ancestors profile.  FamilySearch was slow - wouldn't download deed images for some reason.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, and resolve 255 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 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Another early rising morning, drat.  Only 7 hours sleep if that.  A little warmer today, and I even got a short walk.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Papa Lee and Paul Visit at Christmas 1991 -- Post 618 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say anything.  Wrote MyHeritage Offers Free Access to Military Record Collections From May 20-26, 2020.  Set up for the Zoom meeting.  Lay down and didn't nap, but rested my eyes.  Had lunch.

*  Started the CVGS DNA Interest Group Zoom meeting at 11:45 a.m.  We had 12 dribble in.  Over at 1:50.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then worked on and posted Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part II.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, put out the trash, washed dishes, and brought in laundry.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 242 Ancestry Hints, and answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 19 May 2020

A cooler day in the genea-cave.  Slept well until 5:30 so only got 6.5 hours.  Took a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Gravestone of Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) and Martha (Whitney) Seaver (1764-1832) in Westminster, Massachusetts posted.  Set up the DNA Zoom meeting.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and said nothing.  Added 9 AncestryDNA notes to matches.  Left at 10 for the grocery store.  Home by 10:40 a.m.

*  Wrote AncestryDNA Changes DNA Match and ThruLines Screens, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 19 May 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked on Severs folks in New Jersey.  Matched some with FamilySearch Family Tree.  Fixed an obvious error - same name, two families, 200 miles apart in 1750s.  Um, no!  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes, and walked the block.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to answer email, write the Wordless post, and resolve 205 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.