Thursday, January 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 16 January 2020

I think I finally do the 2020 bit automatically now, before I had to edit it about half the time.  Old dogs, new tricks, hmm.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1682 Marriage Record of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler in Concord, Mass. posted.  Wrote Introducing the RootsTech 2020 Mobile App and set it for later.

*  Picked Linda up, and home to work on the bank accounts.  Got one entered into Money with no errors. Talked to Karen S about CVGS programs.   Laid down to nap. 

*  Up at 12:15, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Colonel J.T. Seaver Dies in Washngton DC in 1962.  Added that to RootsMagic and added two others too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on getting Wordless Wednesday photos into Pinterest.  Did #600 down to about #400.  Have more to do!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree, and shared info back and forth as needed. 

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


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - 14-15 January 2020

I didn't journal last night because of the basketball game.  Still not sleeping well.

1)  Tuesday, 14 January:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, add to the Best Of post and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the 1900 United States Federal Census posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to her doctor and then the grocery store, home by 10:15 a.m.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 14 January 2020.   Printed off the CVGS newsletter master and went to the UPS Store a day late.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Added some Seever folks to the RootsMagic file from census and other records.  

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post and work a bit in RootsMagic Web Hints.  

*  Watched Finding Your Roots at 8 p.m. and then SDSU basketball - they won.  Checked Facebook and email and off to bed.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 15 January:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that The Seaver Family Visits Fisherman's Wharf -- Post 600 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Got the laptop ready, reviewed what I wanted to share at Research Group, and rested my eyes.  

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library.  Moderated the Research Group with 16 attendees.  Lively!   Home by 2:30.

*  Exhausted so napped until 4 p.m.  Looked for something to blog about and then went in for dinner at 5:30 and watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Mining the Connecticut Death Records Index for Ancestry Member Tree Persons.

*  Resolved 160 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to profiles in RootsMagic.

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




Monday, January 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 13 January 2020

Another all-genealogy day except for the nap and football at night.  I was having so much fun I forgot to go publish the CVGS newsletter.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that    Amanuensis Monday -- 1796 Deed of Simon Gates to Lucas Dunn in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:55 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Talked about the Alexa rankings for awhile.  also had good conversation about DNA and trees.  Tired, so took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, and write Where Are My Online Family Trees? and   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 12 January 2020.

Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Uploaded my GEDCOM to American Ancestrees which uses RootsFinder.  Attached the MyHeritage DNA matches to it.  I'm not sure what I can do with that.  There are some blog posts about it I think!

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, and we watched the LSU-Clemson game.  Read the paper, washed dishes.  Read my book.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to work on the Tuesday's Tip post but went in after 8 to watch the end of the game.  Finished the Patterson/Clinton book The President is Missing.  A great book with a realistic challenge and plenty of twists.  

*  Online at 9:20 p.m. to add to the Best Of post and check Facebook and write this post.  genealogy today was 8.0 hours.





Sunday, January 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 12 January 2020

Church and football and a little genealogy today, but not much.  Didn't sleep well again.

*  Read email and blogs, and off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30.

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post, then went in to watch football.  KC won 51-31 after being behind 24-0.  Read the paper, had lunch, took a recliner nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 posted.  Had a FB chat with Diane about Mayflower Society.

*  Back to watch the second game, Packers won 28-23 but Seahawks made it interesting.  Ate dinner, washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, edited the CVGS newsletter, and sent it to the email list, TreeShared 51 profiles with the AMT, and resolved 278 Ancestry Hints, but didn't add much to the database.  Checked Facebook, have a new Seaver friend, so figured out her family to some extent.  A distant cousin.

*  Added to the new Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 11 January 2020

Football interfered with the genealogy today.  Sleep deprived because I woke up at 5 a.m.  Oh well.  Rebooted the cable box and that fixed connection problems.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 post.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:30 a.m.  Wrote the Ancestry post.  Checked some AncestryDNA common ancestor matches.  Took a great two hour nap.

*  Had lunch.  Checked what I have for the Mayflower application.  Changed file names for about 50 in the Certificates file folder.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to watch the NFC game, which SF won.  Got another nap, and read the paper.  Online at 4:30 to note that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2019 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 to watch the AFC game, and cooked dinner.  Titans beat the Ravens.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, TreeShared 62 profiles to the AMT, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 10 January 2020

This was an all genealogy day in the cave, but we hasd computer and TV problems tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 312 #523 Martha (--?--) Peirce (1647-1698) of Watertown, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:35 a.m.  Worked on RootsMagic web hints for awhile.  Finisihed the laundry.  Took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, and online at 12 noon to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 January 2020 and then Genealogy News Bytes - 10 January 2020.  Took the Christmas tree down and put it away.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked some more in Web Hints finding missing dates and places for selected tree persons.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, made the bed.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post, resolve about 40 Ancestry Hints, add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 9 January 2020

Another all genealogy day in the genea-cave.  Didn't get a lot done, but made progress on several tasks.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1681 Birth Record of Martha Peirce (1681-1759) in Watertown, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:30 and we escaped Costco Island for less than $100.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Wrote "Finding Your Roots" Season 6 Series Resumed on PBS and then   Seavers in the News -- Harriette M. Seaver Dies in 1916 in Eugene, Oregon and set it for later.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and had to go down to church to pick up a form.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit with WebHints for RootsMagic profiles without birth dates.  Solved a few challenges.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and went in at 4:30 to make spaghetti and we ate after 5, watched TV, and read the paper, then did dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, worked on the CVGS Newsletter (90% done now!) and resolved 223 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for some of them in RootsMagic.

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - 7-8 January 2020

I missed again last night, bad boy, what should I do about it?  Time gets away sometimes.

1)  Tuesday, 7 January:

*  Dropped Linda at 7:30, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the 1910 United States Federal Census posted.  Picked Linda up and we went grocery shopping, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote RootsWeb Mailing Lists Shutting Down on 2 March 2020, then checked out the new GenealogyBank obituary collection.  Lots to do there.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1 p.m., had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 7 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Looked more at the obituaries, answered email, then went in for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Wordless post, looked for RootsMagic profiles without dates and added information for several families to the database.  Looked up and it was 9:30 p.m.  Added to the Best Of, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 8 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7, home to read, added to the Best Of post, noted that Lori and OoHoo in July 1974 -- Post 599 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked up Linda and was home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Answered email, then wrote GenealogyBank Combines Their Extensive Obituary Resources.  Took a nap.  Had lunch. Printed off the CVGS papers.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Board meeting.  Boaring as usual.  Home by 2 p.m. really tired.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, and took another nap.  Up at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, put out trash and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 to write the Treasure Chest post, and worked n the CVGS Newsletter.  Read email and added to the Best Of post, and did some more searching for folks in RootsMagic without dates.  Added dates/places for several profiles using RootsMagic Web Hints and Ancestry and MyHeritage  searches.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.





Monday, January 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - 5-6 January 2020

I spent most of Sunday watching football, and had a "normal" genealogy Monday.

1)  Sunday, 5 January:

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and left for church at 9:45 a.m.

*  Home by 11:30 a.m., and watched football, read the paper, had lunch, took a recliner nap, and watched more football.

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 December 2019 to 4 January 2020 posted.  Had dinner.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, answered email, and then TreeShared 111 profiles.  Resolved about 185 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.

*  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 6 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1779 Deed of Simon Gates from Samuel Conant Jr. in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:55 a.m., and got into Mondays With Myrt but got no air time about what I wanted to discuss.  Maybe next week.   Wrote SDGS Annual Meeting and Seminar - Saturday, 18 January 2020 and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 1:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 5 January 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked a bit with WebHints in RootsMagic.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, and read the paper, then washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Tuesday's Tip post, then worked on RootsMagic WebHints adding data to the RootsMagic tree.  

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

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 4 January 2020

I still type 2019 every time...do you?

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 and off to my men's Bible study breakfast at 8.  Picked her up at 9:45 and home by 10 a.m.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 December 2019 to 4 January 2020 posted and dozed off in the office chair for like 30 minutes.  

*  Finished reading and worked on DNA matches with common ancestors and added several lines to RootsMagic.  Had lunch.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2020 Plans/Goals/Resolutions for Your Genealogy Research posted.

*  Worked some more on WebHints in RootsMagic for the Itlain folks, found more obituaries and transcribed them, and then worked on some census records for them.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch football.  We had dinner, and after the Bills/Texan game switched to the Pats/Titans game.  Read the paper, did the dishes, etc.  Read my Patterson book.  Great game.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, answer email, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.