Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 21 February 2018

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day for me.  The weather is still cool, high around 60F and low around 40F, clear as a bell and windy.  No rain, though.  We need some.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Butterflies at the Safari Park in April 2014 -- Post 504 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and researched and wrote   Getting Started With RootsFinder - Part 1: Program Menu Items.

*  Worked a bit on George W. Seaver without any results.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post and answer email.  Wandered around GEDMatch looking at GEDCOM files with no great success.  Some close matches have one, but don't have my ancestors in them.  Did a search on Brigham and Newton in the AncestryDNA matches.  No close ones like I hoped.

*  Checked out new Ancestry and FamilySearch collections with no new Seaver folks.  Wrote Dear Randy: Can I Print a Pedigree Chart of my Ancestry Member Tree?

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote two Treasure Chest posts, and worked on Samuel and Hannah Fletcher, a real mystery couple.  TreeShared about 70 profiles with my Ancestry tree.

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 20 February 2018

6 more getups until we go to SLC and RootsTech.  I'm writing blog posts...what else is new?

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Got the wash started.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1908 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif. posted.

*  Left at 10:15 a.m. to go to the doctor for my routine checkup, got three shots, and home by 11:30 a.m.  Answered email, and took a nap.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote MyHeritage RootsTech After Party (Friday, 2 March) Ticket Contest.  Worked on and posted Genealogy News Bytes - 20 February 2018.roo

Worked in RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles and adding content, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, wash dishes, and finish the laundry.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote two Wordless Wednesday posts, and didm ore profile matching to RootsMagic and Family Tree.  Went through the Seaver folks in the database looking for birth dates in Public Records.

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




Monday, February 19, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 19 February 2018

President's Day, no mail, and the coldest day in CV since last winter.  High was about 60F and windy all day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and discussed RootsFinder among other topics.  

*  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - Will of Nathaniel Wade (1648-1707) of Medford, Mass. posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 News - Free Update is Here!

*  Took my nap, had lunch, online to answer email, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 19 February 2018 and set it for later.  Downloaded the Saturday syllabus articles to the computer, so that's done.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Went to the store for groceries.  Downloaded FTM 2017 update and installed it.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote two Treasure Chest posts, and TreeShared about 110 profiles to get the AMT caught up. 

*  Checked Facebook again, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

My Genealogy Sunday - 18 February 2018

Only 8 more getups before we go to Salt Lake City.  I'm hopelessly behind on things that have to be done, like FHL research to-do items.  I finally made a meeting schedule, though.

This was a fairly full genealogy day.  No football, no baseball, a little Olympics, but a lot of genealogy time.

*  Read email and blogs while watching Olympics this morning, then off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Home by 11:15.

*  Read  and noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 February 2018 posted.  Worked some in RootsMagic and Family Tree matching profiles.  

*  Had lunch, then noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 11 to 17 February 2018 posted.  Started in on the probate transcription, and wrote the post for Monday.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook and then back in RootsMagic and Family Tree matching.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and then worked in Ancestry resolving about 250 Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Genealogy Saturday - 17 February 2018

This was a typical mid-month Saturday here - Bible Study, then genealogy, and no meetings.  Had two problems with Amazon shipping, and reordered both items. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, went to my Bible Study breakfast, picked her up, and home by 9:50 a.m.  Noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (Elinor who married John Whitney, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Worked in the database a bit matching FamilySearch profiles, then took Linda for a haircut and we had a Polish dog at Costco for lunch.  Home by 12:40 p.m.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Female Relatives With Beautiful Hair posted, then worked on the Friday handouts for RootsTech.  Got the ones I wanted, now only Saturday to do sometime soon.  

*  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts, and played around in RootsFinder a bit.  Imported a FamilySearch tree and clicked around.  Pretty good, will be improved over time, I'm sure.  Wrote   RootsFinder Delivers Powerful New Tools to Genealogists for FREE.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then worked in RootsFinder some more, and resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints adding content and source citations to RootsMagic. 

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

My Genealogy Friday - 16 February 2018

This was pretty much a stay-at-home genealogy day for me.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:40 a.m.  The housecleaner didn't come today, drat.  

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 214: #293 Elisabeth (Fletcher) Keyes (1698-1775) of Chelmsford and Westford, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 16 February 2018.

*  Worked in RootsMagic a bit matching folks with Family Tree.  Took a rest at noon.  Had lunch, then online at 12:45 p.m. to read, and write Family History Fanatics Meet & Greet Schedule at RootsTech 2018.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 16 February 2018 and set it for later.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the two Saturday posts.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work a bit in Findmypast looking for Seaver folks in England, and then TreeShared about 150 persons in the database - got them all updated.

*  Decided to look at Seaver probate records in Wisconsin and California in hopes of finding a mention of George W. Seaver.  No such luck, but a useful exercise.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

*  Forgot to download more RootsTech handouts.  Maybe tomorrow!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Genealogy Thursday - 15 February 2018

This was pretty much an all-genealogy day, but with little research advances.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that 1698 Birth Record of Elizabeth Fletcher (1698-1775) of Chelmsford and Westford, Mass. --- Post 401 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then made the timeline in the word processor and wrote The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part V: Timeline for his Life.  Took a nap.

*  Up at 12:50 p.m. to eat lunch, watch curling at the Olympics, then online to download the Thursday handouts for RootsTech 2018 (finally!).  Two more days to go.

*  Searched for articles, picked one and wrote Seavers in the News - Laura Jewett Seaver Gets Married in 1915.

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to answer and write email, then worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and wrote the post for Friday, and then worked in AncestryDNA adding notes to matches, and added several known lines to the database, including one that gives me a lead to John Richman!!!

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Genealogy Wednesday - 14 February 2018

It rained a bit this afternoon.  Good, we need more of it.  This was not a big genealogy day due to life.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we went to Costco.  Got flowers for her.  Home by 10:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 44th Wedding Anniversary Dinner in 2014 -- Post 503 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Had lunch.

*  Left at 11:15 a.m. for the library, sat in on John's group for awhile, then got set up in the auditorium for the CVGS Research Group.  My HDMI to VGA dongle still had problems, Gary gave me one that worked.  Had only 13 at the Group meeting, the library ran out of chairs.

*  Home by 2:30 to read, took a nap, then online to write Valentine's Day Census-whacking.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at Marie Callender's.  Brought a lemon meringue pie home.  Home by 6:15 p.m. to watch TV news and read the paper, and have pie.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, checked Twitter and Facebook, worked a bit in RootsMagic matching profiles with Family Tree, and TreeShared about 50 on the list.  About 100 left to do. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

My Genealogy Tuesday - 13 February 2018

This was an all genealogy day at home once we got home from our morning errands.

*  Dropped Linda at the health center for her PT, walked for about 30 minutes, then back and read email and blogs on my phone.  We stopped at the grocery store on the way home.  Home by 9:30 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1906 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif. posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote FamilySearch Announces RootsTech 2018 FREE Live-Streaming Classes.

*  Answered emails, then took my nap.  Had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- 13 February 2018.  

*  Got the laptop running, changed resolution again, and installed the RootsMagic up date 7.5.5 on both computers.  

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post, then worked in Ancestry Hints for awhile, resolving about 200 of them, and adding content and sources to the database.

8  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Monday, February 12, 2018

My Genealogy Monday - 12 February 2018

We went to Tami's on Sunday and I did no genealogy except reading email and blogs, so I didn't journal last night.

*  Didn't take Linda to the Y today -it was raining a bit and cold, so we stayed home in the early morning.  I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records of Joseph Keyes (1667-1757) of Westford, Mass. posted.

*  Got into the green room on Mondays With Myrt, and participated in the first hour.  We left at 10:15 for the medical center and Linda's PT class.  She didn't have it because she was given bad information.  We rescheduled, and now she has to go on the 23rd and also on this Tuesday morning.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  I wrote My AncestryDNA Playing Card, checked email and blogs, and tried to nap.  Up at 12 noon to eat lunch, read as bit, and then left at 12:40 p.m. for the medical center for my eye appointment.  I get new glasses, but have no eye medical problems.  Put drops in my eyes so couldn't bear bright lights.  Home by 1:45 p.m.

*  Read online a bit in the dark, then gathered the newsletter masters at 2:30 and went to the UPS Store to publish the CVGS newsletter.  Home by 3:15 p.m.  

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 12 February 2018, then read Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then talked to Lori, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and answered emails.  TreeShared some, but it kicked out after 30 uploads, about 100 left to do. 

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