Sunday, March 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 March 2019

It was St. Patrick's Day.  We had corned beef and carrots, no cabbage.  I went out and mowed the back yard - we had grass and weeks six feet high.  There are lots of knocked-down stalks that are uncut and on the ground, which will probably pop up again and beg to be pulled.  I'm tired.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Census Whacking (Again) On St. Patrick's Day posted.  Got a start on the Amanuensis Monday post.  Off to church at 9:40 a.m. and home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Transcribed the will and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Worked a bit in Ancestry Hints on the Ruth family, adding sources and notes.  Had lunch. Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 2:45 p.m. to watch TV and take a recliner nap.  Up at 3:30 p.m. to go cut down the back yard weeds and grass.

*  Back in at 4:30 to cool off, then went in for dinner and watched the Fleet game, read the paper, and did dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote a post for Tuesday and another for Monday.  Watched a Family Tree webinar.  

*  Made a hotel reservation for Monday night near Disneyland.  Had to call Expedia because the first reservation was messed up - my fault, they fixed it.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - 16 March 2019

It was a pretty good day in the genea-cave.  BSO!!!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, went to Marie Callenders for my men's group breakfast, picked Linda up, and we were home by 10 a.m.  

*  Online to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, who married Henry Howland, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Answered email, and wrote the SNGF post.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry collection posts.

Checked the FSFT Watch List email, and found a lead for Catherine Ruth.  Followed it and found her parents and grandparents in Family Tree.  Downloaded her father's will and there she was mentioned!!  Cool.  Added a number of Ruth people to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch TV, eat lunch and take a recliner nap.  

*  Online at 2 to work on the Ruth folks, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Favorite Family Photograph posted.

*  Went in at 3 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game, and read the paper.  Aztecs lost to Utah State.  Drat, no NCAA.  We ate dinner, and I did dishes.

*  Went out for a short walk and pulled weeds in the front yard.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 March 2019 posted.

*  Added several AncestryDNA matches to the RootsMagic tree.  TreeShared 114 profiles with the AMT - all caught up.

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 March 2019

Ah, the Ides of March.  2,063 years ago, who stabbed Julius Caesar?  I forget...oh yeah, Brutus and several others.  23 wounds.  Thank you, Wikipedia!

Oh well, this wasn't a real big genealogy day, although it had its moments.  A little research, some blogs, some Hints resolved, but it was nice outside so I got some vitamin A.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best of and RootsTech posts, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 269: #442 Joseph Colby (1707-1768) of Amesbury, Mass. and Chester, New Hampshire posted.

*  Picked up Linda at 9 a.m. and we stopped at the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 March 2019.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 March 2019.

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints for the Irish Seavers, and added content and sources to RootsMagic.  Lots more to do.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went out to the front yard and picked weeds for about 30 minutes until Linda came home with Barbara, and talked to Barbara for another 20 minutes.

*  Went in and helped with dinner (spaghetti!) and we ate, watched TV, read the paper and did the dishes.  Watched the SDSU basketball game, and they beat Nevada again, so in the MWC championship game.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 March 2019

Pi day - enough said!  Linda asked about it, I explained, 3.141589265+ and she didn't understand.  This was a stay-at-home day, and I actually started on the taxes.Also did some fun genea-stuff.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that MyHeritage Releases Three Census Record Collections from Norway and Treasure Chest Thursday - 1736 Marriage Record of Joseph Colby and Abigail Warren in Amesbury, Mass. posted.  Added to the Best Of blog.

*  Picked Linda up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Decided to start on the taxes - looked for my TurboTax for 2018 and it was nowhere to be found.  Not where it Should be. Not anywhere.  Checked the email and saw that I opted for the download instead of the CD.  Wasted 45 minutes there!  Got it installed, and got the income entered in except for the investments.  Tried to download the investment dividend and capital gains data from the investment firm, and got some, but not others.  Called the advisor who said "remember, we switched to another firm" for one account?"  Finally entered all of the data (it wasn't hard - 5 entries).  I really don't like the outcome here!

*  Decided I'd had enough and wanted to have some fun.  Wrote Seavers in the News - Effie E. Seaver Dies in 1930 in Delaware.  Had lunch.  Updated the Best Of and RootsTech posts.  Added about 25 MyHeritage record matches to the RootsMagic database.

*  Ancestry has free Ireland records this weekend, so I started using them for the Irish Seaver folks in my RootsMagic tree.  Found a bunch more and entered about six families.  Took an hour nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to work some more on Irish Seavers, then checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner (corned beef and cabbage), watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 to work on the 52 Ancestors profile, and wrote the post.  Answered email.  Downloaded some Colby deeds from Essex County - nothing that helps with the Warren/Worthen quandary.

*  TreeShared 199 profiles to sync the RootsMagic and Ancestry trees. 

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



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Another non-genealogy day.  I still haven't started the taxes - maybe tomorrow!!!  No rain today, but not much sun, high about 65F.  The nose feels OK and now I have bandaids.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that Betty on Her Honeymoon -- Post 556 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked her up, we went to the grocery store, and home by 9:45 a.m.  The car guy called, and I left at 10:15 to get gas for the rental, and then to the dealer to turn the rental in and retrieve my car.  Only $714 for routine maintenance, a tire, brake job, brake fluid and fixing an oil leak in the engine (on warranty!).  Stopped at Virginia's to pick up the projector, then to McDonalds for a McMuffin, and to thel ibrary by 11:40 a.m.

*  Got set up in the auditorium, started the CVGS Research Group at 12:05, and we went until almost 2 p.m.  Got a book and was home by 2:30 p.m.  Took a nice nap!

*  Online at 4 p.m. to answer email, read blogs, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Get a Descendants Chart on FamilySearch Family Tree?  Checked Twitter but Facebook was down most of the day.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to research for the 52 Ancestors posts, wrote the treasure Chest post, and answered more email.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote another post for Thursday, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 March 2019

This was a stay-at-home-all-day day today, it rained in the early morning so Linda didn't go to the Y.  My nose feels OK, just needs time to heal.

*  Online after 7 a.m. to read emails and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1706 Birth Record for Michael Medcalf in Medfield, Mass. posted.

*  Worked in AncestryDNA ThruLines adding another 20 or so DNA Matches and their lines from the common ancestors to RootsMagic, with notes about the match.

*  Wrote AncestryDNA ThruLines Feature Is Imperfect - An Example.  Tried to work in MyHeritage but I couldn't get search results for some reason.  Frustrating!  Took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 March 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Added some life sketches, notes and sources to FamilySearch Family Tree profiles, and cleaned up the profiles too.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post but Blogger wouldn't let me upload an image for some reason.  Worked a bit in Findmypast finding English Seaver census records and added three families to the RootsMagic database.  

*  TreeShared 120 RootsMagic profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Have about 90 left to do.  

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

Monday, March 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 March 2019

This was not a big genealogy day because of my minor surgery.  It rained late this afternoon and into the night.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday - 1767 Will of William Healy (1688-1772) of Chester, New Hampshire posted.  Picked her up at 8:45 and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and we talked a lot about Ancestry's ThruLines, and other stuff.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 11 March 2019.  

*  Printed off the master for the CVGS Newsletter and the mailing list.  Took a nap.  Had lunch.  Wrote Checking Up on My FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Left at 1:30 p.m. for the UPS Store to print the newsletter and mailed them.  Then off to Mira Mesa for my minor surgery on my nose - I had a basal cell carcinoma excised late last year and had a followup to make sure they got it all.  They didn't, so they say they got it all now.  I have a half-inch of stitches on the right side of my nose.  The ride home was a real pain.  I left at 4:30 p.m., had stop and go for the first 20 miles on I-805, and home by 6 p.m.  Linda couldn't remember where I had gone or when I was returning.

*  Had dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and did the dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and worked on the next biography.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  My nose hurts.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Genea-journal - Sunday, 10 March 2019

Only 7 hours sleep due to daylight saving.  It was a cool but sunny day - only 60F.  The rain is coming on Monday afternoon they say.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 March 2019 posted.  Started the transcription for amanuensis Monday.

*  Went off to church at 9:45 a.m., talked to John, talked to Paul A., and Gil B., and home by 11:10 a.m.  Finished up the transcription and wrote the blog post.

*  Added to the RootsTech post, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 3 to 9 March 2019 posted.  Had lunch.

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter and made the PDF.  Emailed it to the members.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Sleepy, so went in on the recliner and dozed for 30 minutes.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree adding life sketches, sources and notes to several of my ancestors.  Also fixed some of the unstandard place names for quite a few of my ancestors.  Now the BirthPlace fan chart looks right.  

*  Worked out in front hacking at the ivy and pulling weeds.  Got quite a bit done.  Tired, and dirty hands.  I should use gloves. 

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, answered email, and resolved over 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  Have about 100 profiles to TreeShare sometime.

*  Added to the Best Of post and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 9 March 2019

Just another full day in the genea-cave.  It was sunny and cool today, high around 65F.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of and rootsTech posts, and noted that Surname Saturday -- CORK (England to colonial New England) posted. 

*  Picked Linda up at 9 a.m. and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Online to read, worked on RootsMagic Notes for AncestryDNA matches - got the Richmond/White matches done.  Wrote the SNGF post.  Had to search for the document image.

*  Had lunch, then did some random research looking for stray Seaver folks.  Found several and added them as twigs in RootsMagic.  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter draft and sent it to the reviewers.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Fearless Female Writing Prompt posted.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  Returned to the random search for Seaver folks, and also checked Web Hints for the ones added yesterday.

*  Took a brief nap, and online to do more Web Hints for Seaver folks.  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 March 2019 posted.  Forgot to walk.  Drat.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched the football game, read the paper, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then resolved over 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Whew.

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 8 March 2019

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, mainly because it rained this morning so Linda didn't go to the Y.  So we didn't go to the grocery store, or anywhere else.  It turned into a cool and partly sunny day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 268: #441 Joanna Healey (1718-1809) of Chester, New Hampshire posted.  

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter for two hours.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 March 2019.  Answered email.  

*  Tried to work on AncestryDNA but it wouldn't show me Common Ancestors on the DNA Match page.  It was wonky all day and night again.  Had lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 March 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a 20 minute mile walk around the block.  I'm going to try to do this every non-rainy day just for general health reasons.  Was tired afterwards.  Laid down to rest my eyes.

*  Found another Seaver line in an obituary record, so added the line to RootsMagic, along with content and sources.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Surname Saturday post after finding  Great Migration sketch for the Cork surname.  Worked more on the CVGS Newsletter.  About 90% done now.

*  TreeShared 99 profiles, of which 48 were new persons in my RootsMagic tree.  First TreeShare this week.

*  Added to the RootsTech post, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.