Monday, February 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 24 February 2020

Well, some tasks are not going to get done.  I'm going to concentrate on what needs to get done by Wednesday.  And tonight I forgot to write the morning blog post.  Oh well - time tomorrow.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:15, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday - 1788 Will of John Richman (1724-1807) of Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:50 a.m.  got into Mondays With Myrt and was pretty quiet, but helped find URLs for the chat.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 24 February 2020.  Took the Lincoln for a drive, then walked a mile (thinking my feet will do better with some walking on them), and pulled weeds in the front yard.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, then answered email.  Wrote directions for Lori.  Went in at 4:40 pm. to fix dinner, read the paper, eat, watch TV news, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then worked on adding the three new ThruLines for my Richmans!  This is a big deal for me.  Now 4 ThruLines that share my new 4th great-grandparents John Richman and Mary Parsons.  Found some errors with same name, wrong spouse Richmans so fixed that in RootsMagic and Family Tree.  Added the 4 lines to Family Tree also.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 23 February 2020

It sure sneaks up on you, doesn't it?  Three more get-ups and i'm off to Salt Lake City.  Still have handouts to download.  Still need to make info pages for daughter Lori about Linda's schedule.  Oh well, she can phone me.  If I have the phone on, of course.  A pretty nice day - even was outside for about an hour with my jacket on.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Sermon was about turning water into wine.  Then we had sparkling water mixed with fruit juice out on the patio afterwards.  Folks stuck around and talked.  We went to the grocery store and home by 12 noon.

*  Online to read email and blogs, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 posted.  

*  Went in to have lunch - a bag of popcorn - and watched TV game shows, dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post for next week and then CVGS Program on Wednesday, 26 February Features Patricia Diane Godinez and set it for later.  Also worked on Richman parish register data on Ancestry.

*  Went out at 4:30 p.m. to weed the fake grass - weeds pop up through it, and around the edges.  Need to get some Roundup to stifle the growth.  Talked to Frank about the neighborhood.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to make dinner, we ate, watched TV news, and read the paper.  Barbara and Joan brought cookies, and we talked to them out on the driveway for 15 minutes.  Came back in and did the dishes.  Had some cookies too.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolve 187 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 49 profiles.  I'm up to date on my Ancestry tree again.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - 21-22 February 2020

Hmmm, I missed journaling last night after a real busy genealogy day.  Today this is the only blog post I wrote as the day got away from me.

1)  Fridqay, 21 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 318: #529 Hannah (Benjamin) Gates (1669-1752) of Stow, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and we went grocery shopping, and home by 9:50 a.m.  Online to read, then wrote   New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 21 February 2020.  Wrestled with the Richman ancestors again - found a marriage record that helps decide which John married which Mary.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 21 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Downloaded more RootsTech handouts to the computer file.  Downloaded the Shared AutoClusters program and ran it again.  Reviewed the results.  Tried to get iCloud photos on the desktop and laptop without success.  

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

*  Online at 6:40 to write the three Saturday blog posts.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 22 February - rainy most of the morning:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 a.m., home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:20 a.m. to gather the laptop and off to the San Diego FHC for the SDGS RootsMagic class.  I went to the DNA class for an hour also.  Home by 1:15 p.m.  

*  Had lunch, then tried to nap.  Barbara called at 2 p.m. saying they were stranded at J Street because Joan's car couldn't start.  They had as tow truck coming.  I got there just as the truck left, so drove them to the repair shop, and when they took it off the truck it started and ran fine.  Followed them home and home by 3:10 p.m.  

*  Online to note that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A "Bucket List" Meme posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Downloaded Thursday morning handouts.  Went in at 5 p.m. and cooked dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then resolved 201 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 84 profiles.  Still more to do.  

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 20 February 2020

Another decent genealogy day here in the cave, but I still haven't downloaded all of the RootsTech syllabus material.  I need to do that before next Wednesday!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1687 Birth Record of Samuell Hubburd (1687-1753) in Concord, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went shopping at Walmart.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Worked on the Richmans some more - downloaded several wills - I had a summary but not the actual document.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Mrs. R. Chauncy Seaver Dies in 1921 in Massachusetts and wrote next week's post too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Started the search for the 52 Ancestors subject.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, add to the Best Of post, and resolved 107 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 21 profiles.

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

One week until I leave for RootsTech.  Starting to work on blogs for that time frame.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I spent the morning reading email and blogs, and working through the Richman puzzle.  I think I have it now!  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Baby Lori, Mom Linda and Mama Lee in May 1974 -- Post 605 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Made notes for the DNA class.  Tried to nap, probably did for awhile.

*  Up at 11 a.m. to have lunch, then off to the library at 11:20 a.m. for the CVGS DNA Interest Group meeting.  Only 12 there, and few questions or problems.  Got a book and home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wondered what to blog about.  Finally wrote What Was Willard Roosevelt Auble's Wife's Name?  Added data to the RootsMagic tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to start dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 323 Ancestry Hints, but didn't add many sources or persons to the tree.  Downloaded several pages from Hilperton transcripts.  

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




Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Just another day in the Genea-Cave doing what I usually do on a Tuesday.  Boring, eh?  No excitement here.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1967 posted.  

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  got the laundry going.  Online to write New FamilySearch Tool Unlocks Data in Digital Record Images.  Worked a bit with it and the tool works, but it is difficult to know what digital microfilm you are picking.  The catalog is better right now.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:45 to have lunch, then answered email and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 18 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile, then solved the Rhea Seaver marriage issue.  I already had John Lawrence Seaver in my database with a second marriage.  Also found that Rhea was in a mental hospital in 1940 census.  Got the wash done.  Had to fix the light fixture in the dryer which came loose somehow.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV and wash dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to scan more family photos and organize them, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Resolved 183 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 17 February 2020

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day here in the genea-cave.  I finally started the third set of data for the taxes.  Got it half done.  When this is done, I will start the income tax process.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that    Amanuensis Monday -- 1804 Mortgage Deed of Daniel Gates to Elisabeth Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.  Added a ThruLine to RootsMagic.

*  Picked Linda up at 8:45 a.m. and home to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Discussed the MyHeritage InColor feature, the My Contributions feature on the Family Tree mobile app, and online family trees.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then took a nap.  Online at 12:30 p.m., ate lunch, then wrote   Excel2GED Version 3 Program Now Available and Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 17 February 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the credit card account putting data into MSMoney.  Did 6 months worth, six to go.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Tuesdays Tip post.  Followed the BSO and never found her with her Seaver husband.  

*  Worked on random RootsMagic web hints, then did place names D to F resolving duplicates in RootsMagic.  

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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 16 February 2020

10 more days until RootsTech starts.  I can hardly wait.  Hope the COVID-19 holds off.  

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  We left for church at 9:45 a.m. and were home by 11:20 a.m.  Read blogs, started the new Best Of post, and called Verizon about the tablets.  They took them off the account.  Saves us $20 a month.

*  Went in and had lunch, watched TV, read the paper, and tried to nap in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020 posted.  Wrote FamilySearch Family Tree "My Contributions" Feature and How Successful is MyHeritage in Color™? Over 1 Million Photos Colorized In 5 Days.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to make macaroni and cheese for dinner.  We ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, resolved 341 Ancestry Hints.  TreeShared 86 profiles with the AMT.  

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 February 2020

A big day here in the genea-cave.  I crossed one of my pre-RootsTech to-dos off my list.  I still have taxes to do, and handouts to download.  And maybe get new shoes.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, and off to the church men's breakfast.  We had only 6 today but an interesting study - II Kings chapters 18-20 all about Hezekiah.  Picked up Linda at 9:45 and home by 10.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020 posted, and finished up Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020.

*  Went into my Verizon account and reduced my Data account to save money.  Checked out new iPhones too.  Forgot to have lunch, and left at 1 p.m. for the Verizon Store to buy an iPhone 8 to replace the iPhone 5s with poor battery life.  Was home at 2 p.m. all set up on the new phone and I kept the old one too.

*  Had a snack, and took a nap.  Online at 4 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, noted that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Memorable Valentine's Day! posted.  Went in at 5 to cook dinner, and we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to test out all of the apps on the new phone, worked in MyHeritage record matches to add content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 94 profiles.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  genealogy today was only 4.5 hours.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 14 February 2020

Another sleep deprived day.  I hate it when I wake up at 4:30 and can't get back to sleep.  A stay-at-home day too.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Valentine's Day Census Whacking Revisited and 52 Ancestors - Week 317: #528 Simon Gates (1667-1752) of Stow, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked Linda up and we went to the grocery store where I bought day-old flowers for my beloved for an exorbitant price.  Saved the trip to Costco for the same.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  got the wash going.

*  Online at 10 to read, answer email, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 February 2020.  Tried to nap but refluxed.  Drat.

*  Had lunch, then worked a bit in the Richman family because I got a 7 cm DNA match who has John and Mary (Parsons) Richman in Hilperton.  That may lead me to the parents of my John Richman (1788-1867). 

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 14 February 2020 and worked more on the Richman puzzle.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a short nap.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's.  Fair.  Home by 5:45 p.m.  Watched TV news and read the paper.  Online at 7 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and write the three Saturday posts.  

*  Added some Severs families to the database from FSFT.  Resolved place names.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.