Monday, February 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 18 February 2019

This was a fairly full genealogy day.  Cool still, high in the upper 50s, and rainy tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday - 1839 Deed of Zachariah Hildreth to James Hildreth in Townsend, Mass. posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and opined on the Ancestry Big Tree and the RootsTech handouts.  Afterwards, added to the Best Of post, and started on the Friday handouts.

*  Took a nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to read, then wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 18 February 2019.  After that, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 18 February 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and downloaded the rest of the Friday handouts.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure chest post, answered email, and worked in Ancestry Hints, resolving about 250 adding content and sources to some profiles in RootsMagic.

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 February 2019

This was a pretty full genealogy day, but I don't feel like I accomplished much.  It rained this afternoon and tonight and it is cold out there - low around 40 tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, and got the amanuensis Monday post started.  Went to church at 9:30 and had to usher.  Substitute pastor.  Short sermon done extemporaneously from the middle of the chancel.  Home by 11 a.m.  Finished up the Amanuensis post.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 February 2019 posted.  Started on the Thursday RT handouts, finished them up after 2 p.m.  Got into the MyHeritage call and enjoyed it.  

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 February 2019 posted.  Answered email.  Checked MyHeritage DNA matches.  Checked Facebook.  Added to the new Best Of post.  Dozed in the chair a bit.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the AAF Fleet game, ate dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Fleet down 9-6 at halftime.  boring.  Didn't watch the rest of it.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and resolve over 400 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Ancestry dumped about 7000 Hints on me today. 

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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 16 February 2019

11 more days until RootsTech starts, and I finally told them I wasn't going on the Facebook Ambassadors group.  It was partly cloudy today, but cool in the high 50s.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:40 a.m., then to the Mens breakfast at Marie Callenders.  Picked her up at 9:40 a.m. and home by 9:50.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday - LNU (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  

*  Downloaded the Wednesday RootsTech handouts from my iPhone to email to the PC to a RootsTech file folder.  Took two hours!  Had lunch.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Got started on the Forever box - found the Carringer films, the Fred films, the Randy films and the Randy slides.  Picked out 12, then got on Facebook and wrote something and Christine said I could put however many I want in the box.  Cool.  $$$$.  Messaged Forever to ask about it.  Couldn't find the videotapes from the 1980s-1990s.  Found two boxes of Linda's photos in a closet.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Did Your Parents Meet? posted.  Worked in Ancestry Hints resolving 127 and adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 February 2019 posted.  Answered email.  Worked on Ancestry Hints, resolving 302 more adding content and sources to the RootsMagic file.

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



Friday, February 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 February 2019

Pretty much a normal genealogy day here - no rain today, but more on Saturday.  Logan's birthday today, and Terminix came and sprayed.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 265: #434 John Laver (1722-1799) of South Petherton, Somerset posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Online to read, wrote New Findmypast Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 February 2019 and worked in Ancestry resolving 179 Hints adding sources and content to RootsMagic.  

*  Answered email, added Notes to some AncestryDNA matches, and worked on WebHints in RootsMagic.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 February 2019.  Watched Blaine Bettinger's webinar.  Dozed a bit in the computer chair.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Surname post.  Answered more email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Called Logan to sing Happy Birthday.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post.  Answered more email.  TreeShared 107 profiles to the AMT.  Only 15 to go.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 February 2019

It rained all day long, and we got about two inches here in Chula Vista.  This was not a big genealogy day because of life events, like V Day.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y today, but I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Valentine's Day Census-whacking and Treasure Chest Thursday - 1801 Marriage Record of Amos Underhill and Polly Medcalf in Piermont, N.H. posted.

*  Wrote Valentine's Day is Special for Linda and Me and then left at 9:10 a.m. for Costco to get flowers and to the grocery store for food.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Searched for an article for Seavers in the News, and finally picked one after adding event info for several others from 1939 and 1938.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- William Seaver Dies in 1938 in Hartford, Conn.  Added family info for the William Seaver family into RootsMagic.

*  Decided I'd better start work on the taxes, so entered the year's records from the second bank.  Now I have only the credit card data to enter into MSMoney.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  We left at 4:10 p.m. for Black Angus for our V-Day dinner, and home by 6 p.m.  Watched TV news and read the paper.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 February 2019

This was an all genealogy day with the CVGS Research Group in them iddle of it.  It rained this afternoon and will all day on Thursday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Randy and his Mom in 1943 -- Post 553 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Wrote A Reader's Take on Ancestry.com Problems - Part IV: The Ancestry Big Tree.  Printed off the CVGS stuff and had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the Research Group at 12 noon.  We had 12 - there are still parking problems - in the auditorium since the conference room is used for tax returns.  Discussed the Ancestry problems and RootsTech handouts and livestreaming.

*  Home by 2:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and work a bit on the Auble problem from email.  Lay down to rest at 3:20, and up by 4 to log into the Ancestry video conference.

*  Online at 4:45 to checked Twitter and Facebook.  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, wash dishes, and put out the trash cans.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Added Somerset church records to the FHL/FSL list of digital microfilms.

*  Worked some more on the Auble line.  Found an error on Family Tree so fixed that and made the families good.  Added some more content and sources. 

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



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Today was Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday.  He is my 6th cousin 4x removed.  The common ancestors are my 9th great grandparents Obadiah Holmes and Katherine Hyde of Rhode Island.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1790 U.S. Census Record of the Burges Metcalf Household in Piermont, N.H. posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part 3: Using the Cluster Information, and then took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to answer email.,  An email led me to a Sever sketch in a county history book, and I added the family to my RootsMagic tree.  Found some Find A Grave and other records and added three generations to a Sever family from Ohio.  Fun for two hours!!

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 12 February 2019, and then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked out one of the Ireland Seaver families, and added some families from online resources.  I still have more to do.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and do the dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest Tuesday post, then answered email.  Watched Finding Your Roots with Ryan, Rubio and Gabbard - fascinating records!  

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 February 2019

I slept poorly last night (woke up every hour it seemed) and was tired all day.  A beautiful day - clear and cool - barely got to 60F. 

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1839 Deed of James Hildreth to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass.posted.  Picked her up at 8:50 and home in time for MwM.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and opined a bit on things.  Afterwards, did the final edit on the CVGS Newsletter and printed out the master for the mailers.  Wrote Announcing MyHeritage LIVE 2019 in Amsterdam.

*  Napped for 30 minutes, then had lunch, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - 11 February 2019 and set it for later.

*  Went to the UPS Store at 2 p.m. to print the newsletter and mail them (ran out of stamps, had to buy 6 from them for $1 a piece!), then to the grocery store with the list, and home at 3 p.m.

*  Emailed the CVGS Newsletter, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, search for Jerusha's Chandlers (didn't find them!) and then resolved 150 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources. 

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 10 February 2019

This became a decent genealogy day after we got home from church.  The weather was cool and cloudy and windy, a little rain tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.

*  We left for church at 9:40 a.m., and stayed for the Bob Davis pastor-leaving celebration and had lunch there.  Home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.  Transcribed a three page deed for Amanuensis Monday.

*  Went in at 3:30 p.m. to read the paper and take a nap.  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, add to the new Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then TreeShared 90 profiles to complete the batch.  Resolved 390 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  No CVGS newsletter draft reviews.

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

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 9 February 2019

I didn't go to the SDGS meeting today - we had to go to Costco.  It was a cool day with clouds but no rain.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Surname Saturday -- PICKERING (England to colonial Massachusetts)  posted.  Picked her up at 9:30 and we stopped at Costco.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Longest Ancestral Marriage and then explored Yippy.  Found some Seaver websites I'd never seen before - one with the Irish Seaver family charts and stories.  Added content to the database for some of the families.  Some families are not in my database but have no dates on the Irish site.  Maybe I can find them in an online tree.

*  Wrote the Ancestry and Familysearch posts, Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap, then and TreeShared 120 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate and watched the AAF Fleet game, read the paper, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 February 2019 posted.  Finished the CVGS Newsletter draft and sent it to the reviewers. Resolved 360 Ancestry Hints but no content input to the RootsMagic tree.  Still have about 60 profiles to TreeShare.

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