Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 31 March 2020

One quarter down, 9 months to go.  This was not a wonderful quarter, except for genealogy.  I got a lot done, and foresee another month of long hours in the genea-sweatshop here in the cave.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in the Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952 posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt meeting and contributed nothing.  

*  Online at 9:25 a.m. to work on and write Finding Wiltshire Church Records at Ancestry.com.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked for DNA matches, saw there were new ThruLines.  Had lunch.

*  Worked on Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 31 March 2020 and answered email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, added one DNA ThruLine to RootsMagic, and went in for dinner at 5 p.m.  Watched TV, read the paper, did dishes, and online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.

*  Sorted through my Downloads file and transferred hundreds of files to the Documents file so that they will be backed up tonight.  Resolved 97 Ancestry Hints adding content and source data to the RootsMagic file.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

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End-of-the-month statistics (looks like I missed the end of February, oh well):

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 March (with increases in the numbers from 31 January in parentheses):

*  56,717 persons (+ 622)
*  23,099 families  (+ 263)
*  181,889 events  (+ 1863)

*  9,296 Alternate Names (+ 409)
*  12,897 places  (+ 280)
*  2,024 sources (+ 77)
*  118,202 citations (+ 2641)
*  1,450 Multi-media Items (+ 11)
*  3,202 Multimedia links (+ 3)
*  34,908 matched to FSFT (+ 617)


 I'm up to 64.99% (+0.80%) for citations/events and 208.41% (+2.40%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for March (compared to stats for January
):

*  13,576 blog posts (+170)


*  106,479 page views (33435 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 206)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,429 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 32)



Monday, March 30, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 30 March 2020

The days slip through the hourglass like sand through the calendar and ... wait, that's backwards I guess.  Oh well, maybe it's an original thought.  Or not.  Another hunkering day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1802 Personal Inventory of Estate of Phineas Brigham (1755-1802) of Westborough, Mass. posted.  

*  Got into Mondays with Myrt and shared the RootsMagic post and the John Richman post.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, and then took a two hour nap.  Online at 1 p.m. to have lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 30 March 2020.

*  Rebeled against authority and drove to the library and back.  It wasn't open.  Oh well.

*  Home by 2:45 p.m., Checked Facebook and Twitter, and then answered email.  Must have done something else...hmmm.  Ah yes, added some Marshman folks to the database from a MyHeritage DNA match.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes.  Online at 6:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, add a DNA match to the database, then wrote the Tuesday's Tip post.  Resolved 157 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to profiles in RootsMagic.  

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



Sunday, March 29, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 29 March 2020

So we have at least four more weeks of sheltering.  Crap.  I actually got some exercise today pushing the lawn mower through the tall grass and weeds.  Tired tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Free Access (March 29 to April 5) of U.S. Census Records on MyHeritage and then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post. 

*  Watched the CVPC sermon by Tracey and posted it on Facebook.  Had lunch, watched TV and read the paper for awhile.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020 posted, and then worked on the GSMD application.  Got one chapter done out of 7.  Went out at 2:30 and mowed the north 40 (40 feet x 20 feet) - back and hips are tired.  It was cool and sunny so I got some sun too which is good. 

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and worked on FamilySearch Family Tree a bit.  Answered email.  Added to the new Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish dinner - we had spaghetti.  Watched TV, read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, worked more in FSFT, then TreeShared 183 profiles with the AMT.  Added 164 new profiles and TreeShared another 195 profiles this week.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - 27-28 March 2020

I missed journaling last night - too tired, got late, so what?  We are still sheltering in place - Linda in her recliner and me in my genealogy cave.  

1)  Friday, 27 March:

*  Read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 323: #534 Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Massachusetts posted, added to Best Of post, wrote Blaine Bettinger Announces Updated Shared CentiMorgan Tool, Version 4.0, tuned into Mini-Myrt at 9, and worked on Rebecca's Whittle line.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 27 March 2020.

*  Tried to nap, failed, had lunch, and worked more on the Whittle line, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 27 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to Best Of post.  Worked out in the front yard picking weeds from the cracks.

*  Had dinner, watched TV, read paper, washed dishes.  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write Ancestry, FS and SNGF posts, then resolved 206 Ancestry Hints and added content and sources to RootsMagic tree.  Added to the Best Of and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 28 March (woulda been our 50th party...)

*  Up late, went to the grocery store, home by 8:40, read email and blogs, got into Mini-Myrt, worked in RootsMagic on Whittles, did email to Rebecca, checked DNA matches, had lunch, got into Colin's SDGS DNA group Zoom at 11:30 and went to 2:30.  Talked to Paul on the phone.  Noted that   Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Facebook "Have You Done This?" Meme posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, added images to several ancestors, took a short walk, and then dinner, TV, paper, and dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolved 471 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 116 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Fixed the early Whittles in FSFT and Ancestry.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 26 March 2020

Day 15 of sheltering in place, again didn't change out of my pajamas.  It rained a bit today, damp in the morning and evening.  I can sure get a lot done without putting clothes on, not going out anywhere, etc.

*  Up at 7:45 a.m., and online at 8:15 a.m. to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1687 Birth Record of Josiah Wood in Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Gertrude Evelyn Seaver (1896-1925) Dies in Kellogg, Idaho.  Worked on Ancestry WebHints and added sources and notes to two Whittle families.  Tried to nap around noon, but didn't, so had lunch and back to the sourcing.

*  Worked a bit in AncestryDNA ThruLines - added two more lines to RootsMagic.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors biography, and then resolved 213 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Just another sheltering day hunkered down in the genea-cave in my pajamas - all day!  Got some lbogging done and some genealogy too.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Linda's Mother on Vacation in Mid-1970s -- Post 610 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Tuned into Mini-Myrt Zoom meeting at 9 a.m., contributed nothing.  Added more of Rebecca's Whittle line to RootsMagic.  Wrote Genea-Catnip -- AncestryDNA ThruLines Are Updating Every Week and added to the Best Of post.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Dear Randy: How do I Create a List of Persons Who died in 1918 in RootsMagic?  Worked on Richman and Whittle info from Ancestry and FamilySearch and Findmypast.  Downloaded some parish register images.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked a bit on AncestryDNA matches - added Notes for several and 2 lines for ThruLines.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then answered email from Rebecca, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared 60 profiles.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 24 March 2020

I was up early to get to the grocery store by 7 a.m. after a fretful night sleep.  Walked right in, did my shopping, no lines, no hassle, 20 minutes was done, and home by 7:30 a.m.  Then I worked on genealogy all day!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in the Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt at 9 a.m. and didn't contribute anything.  Wrote Who Were the Parents of John Richman (1788-1867) of Hilperton, Wiltshire? - Part 2.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, add to the Best Of post, and worked on Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 24 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches and ThruLines, and added two ThruLines to RootsMagic.  Pulled some weeds in front.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, Lori called, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Worked on the Whittle family from Rebecca.  Checked Linda's DNA matches for Whittle but saw only the two I already knew about.  Added dates and places to RootsMagic from Rebecca's emails.

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


Monday, March 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 23 March 2020

Another panic Monday for the stock market, but not for me.  I'm just relaxing at home and working on genealogy, hardly stepped outside, didn't even put my shoes on.  Hmmm, maybe I should get more exercise.  No nap today.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1746 Personal Inventory of Huldah (Simonds) Blogget (1660-1746) Intestate Estate posted.  

*  Joined Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit with my DNA blog post and our anniversary photos.  Wrote Free and Unlimited Access to MyHeritage In Color™ Until 22 April 2020.  

*  Answered email and worked on a reader query about Whittles in England to Canada.  Added several families then made a preliminary report and sent it to her.  Fun stuff. Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 23 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Watched a RootsTech webinar.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV and read the paper, then washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Tuesday's Tip post, then resolved 296 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, sorted email and checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 22 March 2020

Another Sunday without church - second in a row.  Read the sermon, though - she sends it by email and puts audio on YouTube.  Didn't leave the house except to get the paper in the morning.  Hunkered down!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, added to Facebook, and took three hours to write the Amanuensis post.  Arggh.  No more inventories!  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 posted.  

*  Had lunch, watched TV, took a nap.  Online at 2:30 p.m. to eat M&Ms and write   Ancestry.com Lists "Coming Soon" Collections for 2020.  Reviewed the Italian Genealogy request and deleted the death record I found yesterday.  Worked some on Richmans again.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, resolved 191 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 122 profiles to the AMT.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 21 March 2020

The big day arrived, and I was ready.  got Linda's present wrapped too.  It was a sunny day, and I put some things on Facebook and got a lot of comments.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Today is Our 50th Wedding Anniversary and Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 posted.  

*  Put a funny, a link to my blog post, and a link to the YouTube video of our wedding on Facebook.  The link to the blog post has 232 likes and 1679 comments, plus I received quite a few comments on the blog post and in email.  We received another 15 cards in our mailbox, mostly from friends of Lori and Tami.  

*  Worked a bit on my Richman folks - methodically went through the parish registers on Ancestry and the early census records hoping to find new folks to add and also missing marriage and death data.  

*  Took a short nap, had lunch, and continued working on Richmans.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What's On Your Genealogy Bookshelf? posted.

*  Tami arrived at 3 p.m. to cook dinner and more.  She gave us champagne in special glasses, took photos, and walked Linda around the block in the sun in the wheelchair.  I worked a bit on Bagni di Lucca ancestors of my grandsons, finding two death records to add to the tree.

*  Tami cooked dinner, and we ate in the dining room on our china with candle light - filet mignon, baked potatoes, and asparagus just like Black Angus, then lemon meringue pie for dessert (not like BA!).  She cleaned up too, then left for home at about 6 p.m. 

*  We exchanged gifts, watched TV news, and I moved to the computer at 6:30.  Worked some more on the Italian records, then TreeShared 131 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.