Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 22 January 2019

This was almost an all genealogy day - we had to stop at the dentist to get Linda's temporary crown cemented again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1830 U.S. Census Record of Cornelius Feather Household in Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania posted, added to the Best Of post, and picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Did some work in MyHeritage Record Matches adding content to the RootsMagic tree.  Tried to nap but only rested.  

*  We left at 11:10 a.m. for the dentist, and home by noon.  Had lunch.

*  Did some more work in the record matches, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 22 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Rebooted the computer, then got into the Zoom meeting with Ancestry at 4 p.m.  Afterward, worked with random folks in RootsMagic.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved about 400 Hints on Ancestry, adding content and sources.  I will need to TreeShare soon!

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Tough but rewarding research in China and Iran.  Afterward, talked to Linda about her German, Norwegian, English and Irish families that crossed the oceans and how we don't know much about the journeys.  

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

Monday, January 21, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday and Monday, 20-21 January 2019

The blood moon was a fizzle here - too hazy, could barely make it out Sunday night.

1)  Sunday - 20 January 2019

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019 posted.  Went off to church at 9:40 a.m., had Kim again, Bob was in Carson City giving his candidate sermon.  Kim was sermonizing for another local church.

*  Home by 11 a.m. to write the Amanuensis Monday post, then went in to watch football.  At halftime, came in and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 13 to 19 January 2019 posted.  Rams won the NFC 26-23 in overtime over Saints, with a disputed pass interference play late in the game that screwed Saints.

*  Watched the AFC game, had dinner, and Patriots beat Chiefs 37-31 in overtime.  Read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, and TreeShare the last 95 profiles.  Checked Facebook.  Checked the moon eclipse.   Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 21 January 2019

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1797 Deed of Jacob Batchelor to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass. posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Picked her up, and we shopped at Ralphs.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Added about 15 SSDI entries from MyHeritage Record Matches.  Wrote Ancestry.com Has Over 60 Job Openings.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 21 January 2019 and set it for later.  Worked in RootsMagic file, matching profiles with Family Tree, adding content to both programs, used WebHints too.  Dozed in the chair for 10 minutes.

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

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and matched RootsMagic and Family Tree profiles, adding content both ways.  Solved one long-standing problem on the Vaux line.   
*  Googled a bit for Ancestry information and found job reviews on Glassdoor.  Interesting.  Then added to the Best Of post, wrote this post, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 19 January 2019

It was a nice day today - high of about 75F.  Too bad I stayed in to work on genealogy.  Oh well.

*  Read blogs anf emails, dropped Linda at the Y, then off to Marie Callenders for the Men's Bible Study breakfast.  Picked her up at 9:50 a.m. and home by 10.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday - CROOKE (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote the SNGF post, and the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Had lunch, then online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Photographs Through the Generations posted.  

*  Worked on random folks in the RootsMagic file, checking WebHints, searching on Ancestry, checking Family Tree, and added content for quite a few.  Took a nap from 2:30 to almost 3:30.  More randomness.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 January 2019 posted.  TreeShared about 120 profiles in 30 minutes.  Worked on AncestryDNA match notes.  Checked Facebook.  

*  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 18 January 2019

Another pretty full day slaving away on genealogy on the old (and I mean old!) computer.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 261: #410 Johann Jacob Wilhelm (1700-1773) of Germany and Pennsylvania posted. Picked Linda up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Answered email, answered blog comments, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 18 January 2019.  Sent my DNA group information to the list.

*  Worked in MyHeritage matches for FS Family Tree - the top ones are for persons in my tree that don't have much information - usually I can add marriage or death information.  I only do about 20 in an hour.

*  Had lunch, then matched RootsMagic persons in Family Tree, adding content and sources both ways.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 18 January 2019.  Went out and worked in the garden for 15 minutes pulling weeds.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Surname Saturday post.  TreeShared about 60 profiles to the AMT.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to get dinner up, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then resolved about 400 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  TreeShared another 80 profiles in RootsMagic to the AMT.  About 160 left now.

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


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 17 January 2019

This was a fairly big genealogy day.  It rained a bit but not heavy like it was supposed to.  We'be had about .5 inch this week so far.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1830 U.S. Census for Daniel Spangler Household in Sandy Creek, Pennsylvania posted.  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 9:50 a.m.  Answered email, read a bit, and took a nap (still recovering from Wednesday).  Missed my Rohr luncheon.  Oh well.  Online at 11:15 to add to the Best Of post, then had lunch.  Found and wrote Seavers in the News - Henry T. Seaver Dies in 1942 in Newton, Mass.

*  Worked on the Wilhelm research for 52 Ancestors.  Found more information online to add to my Notes, plus some German records.  Cool.

*  Wrote Dear Ancestry.com: Are You Fixing These Problems?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work on the 52 Ancestors biography and post. Decided to get out the Waterpik and see how it works.  Pretty good.  

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I didn't sleep well last night - tossing and turning, just couldn't doze off.  Spent two plus hours thinking about my AncestryDNA autocluster and why I couldn't identify some clusters.  Finally dozed off at 2:30 a.m. and woke up after 7, very groggy.  It was raining this morning, so Linda didn't go to the Y.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Randy as a Baby in 1944 -- Post 549 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote the American Ancestrees post.

*  Prepared for the CVGS DNA group, made notes, collected URLS, etc.  Tried to nap but Linda woke me at 11 a.m. for lunch, and then I left at 11:20.

*  Got set up at the library for the CVGS class and regaled 16 attendees with 23andMe and AutoCluster information.  Left at 2 p.m.

*  Home by 2:15 to read, noted that AmericanAncestors Introduces American AncesTREES - Part I posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Very sleepy, so took a nap.

*  Online at 3:45 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and worked a bit in RootsMagic doing random searching and adding content and sources.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 150 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 15 January 2019

This was almost an all-genealogy day.  It rained more this morning, so Linda didn't go to the Y.  We had an outing at 11 a.m. for her doctor appointment.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1840 U.S. Census Record of Cornelius Feather Household in New Lyme, Ohio posted.

*  Reviewed the 23andMe ethnicity estimates and wrote 23andMe Adds New Features to Ancestry Composition Estimates.

*  We left at 10:40 for the doctor visit with a new doctor, seems OK.  Listened well and reacted appropriately.  Seems proactive.  More doctor visits coming!

*  Home by 12 noon to read, had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage record matches for FS Family Tree, adding more content to the RootsMagic tree for selected profiles.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. for more Twitter and Facebook, answered email, prepared for the DNA class on Wednesday.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to answer email, write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolve about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  I need to TreeShare soon!

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 14 January 2018

I  love a rainy day ... it rained all day today, we got about half an inch.  Good.

*  Linda fell in the genea-cave today getting out of the chair and we had to call the Fire Department.  Three husky guys came and got her up no problem.  Knees are sore and pride is wounded.  

*  Dropped her at the Y by 7:35 and home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1798 Deed of Isaac Kidder to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass. posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Worked for two hours on the spreadsheet for AncestryDNA matches based on the Autoclusters.  Besides cluster number, shared cMs, names, I added known relationships and known common ancestors.

*  Tried to nap, but got up at noon to eat lunch, then read blogs and answer emails.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 14 January 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook for awhile.  Took another nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to work on random RootsMagic profiles, using WebHints and FSFT, adding content and sources.  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved another 45 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Lots more Hints to do!

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


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - 12 and 13 January 2019

The weekend was not much of a genealogy research weekend due to the SDGS seminar on Saturday and football on Sunday.

1)  Saturday, 12 January:

*  Read email and blogs, then left at 8 a.m. for Mission Bay and the SDGS seminar with Curt Witcher.

*  Got there by 8:30 a.m., and had a few minutes with Curt as they had video problems.  Also talked to Debbie, Cindy, Ann, Myrna, Shirley, Ray and Marshall plus others.  Stayed through the 1 p.m. presentation but sleepy so came home by 2 p.m.

*  Watched football, dozed in the recliner, ate dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to note that Surname Saturday -- NEWCOMB (England to colonial Massachusetts)Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were They 150 Years Ago? and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 January 2019 posted.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the best Of post and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 13 January:

*  Read email and blogs before football, stayed home from church to watch the Chargers/Patriots game.  One team got outcoached and outplayed.  Chargers lost 41-28 but it was 38-7 at one point.  Terrible game.  

* Online finally at 1:30 p.m. to transcribe the deed and write the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went back in at 3:30 p.m. to watch football, then news, ate dinner, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 January 2019 posted, and wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part I.  

*  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic family tree.  Lots more to do!  

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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 11 January 2019

Just another day in Chula Vista.  It will rain tonight and for most of the next week.  Good!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 260: #409 Maria Margaretha (Stuber) Konig (1702-before 1771) of Germany and Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the 99 Cent Store - she to get cans of tamales and vegetables, I got 3-way light bulbs.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 11 January 2019 and Nathan Dylan Goodwin's "The Asylum" is FREE to Download Now.  Answered email.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then online at 12:10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and resolve about 300 Ancestry Hints.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 January 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Received a message about a Family Tree profile that I think I messed up - conflated two families - so started to fix it.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the three Saturday posts, since I will be at the SDGS seminar on the morrow.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.