Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Geneaholic Thursday - 27 February 2014

This will be the last post on this blog this month - we're off to Huntington Beach on Friday.  The Geneaholic will return on Monday, I think.

*  Read email and blogs after rebooting, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 203: 1862 Burial Record for Rebecca Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire.

*  Edited the two presentations again, then practiced both of them while editing more.  Printed off the OASIS handouts for Monday too.

*  Researched and wrote Keeps Advancing Technology and Has Video Fireside Chats and then listened to two chats while doing other things.

*  Gathered the OASIS papers and went to the UPS Store to make my copies.  Home in 25 minutes!

*  Wrote the two Saturday posts, and found some sources for the Florida Seaver cousins on Ancestry.  Then found some Essex County probates on AmericanAncestors.  Downloaded John Colby's probate packet.  Need to look for more of these!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to prepare the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.  Got that done, the biggest one yet.  Reserved the hotel, checked Facebook, answered email, looked at the DNA match with Marie, and wrote this post.  Need to open the laptop and make sure I have the presentations on the laptop and the flash drive.  

Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 27 February (with increases in the numbers from 31 January 2014 in parentheses):

* 42,685 persons (+ 69)
* 17,066 families  (+ 36)
* 128,978 events  (+ 720)
* 7,051 places  (+ 85)

* 1018 sources (+ 9)
* 50,238 citations (+ 907)
*  719 Multi-media Items (+ 70)

*  2,073 Multimedia links (+ 155)

 I'm up to 38.95% (+0.46%) for citations/events and 117.69% (+1.93%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for 28 February  (compared to stats as of 31 January 2014):

*  Genea-Musings traffic rank:  Worldwide: 197,378; US: 92,570 (Alexa)

*  139,527 page views (4,651 per day, Blogger Stats, +334)
* 29,872 web page visits (1067 per day, Site-meter) (+50)
* 45,197 page views (1,614 per day, Site-meter) (+78)
*  >1,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  1,411 readers via email (Feedburner) (+21)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My geneaholic Wednesday - 26 February 2014

Well, two more days in February.  That went fast!  Got one project done tonight, and tomorrow's going to be a big day.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote The Carringer House in San Diego in 1897 -- Post 296 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and Indexing Obituary Collections Using FamilySearch Indexing.

*  Packed up, and left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then the bank, and the library for the CVGS program meeting.  visited with John's group for awhile, then to the meeting, and heard Ceasar give his talk about the Mexican-American War in California.  Mostly history, but interesting. 

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, then wrote Dear Randy: Check Out This Town Clerk's Lament.  Checked Facebook and Google+.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then edited all of the OASIS handouts again, and printed off a master copy for Thursday.  Edited the first presentation and put everything in Dropbox.  Answered some email.  Had a 23andMe contact with my X chromosome, and shared info with her.  Found her tree on Ancestry but can't ID a common ancestor yet.

*  Worked in the database for awhile, adding content and sources.  Got down to the Foster surname.  Wrote this post.

*  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.  

My Geneaholic Tuesday - 25 February 2014

I am so not ready for the BASH and Hemet talks...need more practice and editing.  Drat.  Had a fun time tonight seeing my brother for the first time in almost a year.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip: There are 26 Wisconsin Historical Collections on FamilySearch and Dear Randy: Do You Ever Check Your Hints? and I'm a Social Media Maverick too! Family Tree Magazine Names 40 SMMs and set the last two to post later.

*  Worked on syllabus materials for OASIS classes starting next week.  Talked to Lori on the phone, and Tami too - they bought a house!  Walked about 0.3 mile on each phone call - about 

*  Watched Jill Ball's HOA.  Answered email too.  Checked Facebook and Google+.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. to meet Scott and his family at Cheesecake Factory in downtown San Diego.  The kids have grown.  Good to see them and laugh with my brother who has many of my own memories.  

*  Home by 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of and Compendium posts, and went through another two sets of ancestors in Ancestry Hints.  Captured about 12 record images.  Need to add them to the database soon.

*  Worked in MyHeritage record matches in Find A Grave, adding content and sources.  Got through another 21 matches.  sources now at 50,208.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Geneaholic Monday - 24 February 2014

It was a very full and semi-productive day...

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - the Articles of Agreement on the Estate of John Woodcock (1606-1701) of Attleborough, Mass. posted. 

*  Was able to JOIN the Mondays With Myrt Hangout on Air, and there was a good 90 minute discussion about current events.  Managed to get a little air time but not much.  Will miss the next four of these.

*  Wrote Reminder: Attend the FREE Escondido Family History Fair on Saturday, 1 March and Reminder: OCCGS Genealogy BASH is Saturday, 1 March 2014 in Huntington Beach, California and set them for later.  Wrote Crafting a Source Citation for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Death File, 1850-2010 and set it for later afternoon.

*  Edited the two BASH presentations again, and practiced both of them.  Need more work on the second one, which is new.

*  Added sources and media for Massachusetts town records downloaded and renamed yesterday for several families - some were duplicates.  Listened to Drew Smith's RootsTech interviews - some good stuff there!  Checked in on Facebook.

*  Took a 20 minute walk up the hill, across and down...also wandered up the construction site a bit.  Came back and started on the Dill and Horton lines in AMT Hints, trying to extinguish leaves while finding and saving town/vital records to the computer.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer some email, then worked more in the AMT extinguishing hints, saving to the computer, and renaming files.  Will put them in the database on Tuesday.

*  Worked in the database getting down to Floyd names while adding content and sources from Ancestry, AmericanAncestors, FamilySearch and Find A Grave.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote this post and done.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Geneaholic Sunday - 23 February 2014

It was almost a full genealogy day, broken up only by church and dinner.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 16 to 22 February 2014 post.

*  We left at 9:30 a.m. for church, talked to John a bit, and home by 11:30 a.m.

*  Worked for awhile on the BASH presentations tweaking and adding details and correcting errors.

*  Answered email, worked on AmericanAncestors for awhile, then uploaded my 23andMe DNA genome to GEDMatch.  

*  Worked in the database looking for record images on Ancestry and AmericanAncestors for ancestors in the Lucretia smith line.  Found quite a few, captured them, renamed them, put them in family folders, attached them as media, added source citations, etc.

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and set it for Monday morning.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to see the Olympics, read the paper, ate dinner, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, write a CVGS email and post CVGS Program Meeting - 26 February 2014 Features Ceasar Castro.

*  Captured some book pages for early New England settlers, but AA crashed on me (maintenance time?)  Worked in Ancestry Member Tree reviewing or ignoring hints.  Captured some images too of previously attached hints.  Ancestry maintenance started at 10 p.m. so stopped that too.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Genealogy Saturday - 22 February 2014

Well, George Birthington's Washday has passed again, for the 282nd time.  I'm thankful for hisl ife and service to the USA.

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Surname Saturday - AXE (Somerset, England) and then Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Write About Technology and set it for later.

*  Added my data to FamilySearch Family Tree for some of the English Vaux families.  That took over an hour.  Worked a bit on the GPS presentation - added some content and corrected some errors.

*  Tried to collect all of the Carringer City Directory in San Diego entries on Ancestry.  Made a table for them - 4 pages.  Whew!  There were more city directories for San Diego, and they missed some of them between 1883 and 1980.  

*  Worked on email for awhile, then watched three RootsTech videos.  Kinda sped through the boring parts.  I noted that none of them had a lot of slides - they talked more than most presenters do without visuals.

*  Answered two messages about DNA on Ancestry.  Checked out more matches.

*  Searched for and downloaded about 20 images for Hildreth and collateral ancestors from Town Records collection.  Renamed them.

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

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and put the downloaded images into the ancestral files, add media, check the sources, etc.  Downloaded more from AmericanAncestors for Hildreth and added them too.

*  Did 23 MyHeritage record match confirmations in Find A Grave, adding sources and content to the database.  Sources now at 50,035.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My Genealogy Friday - 21 February 2014

This was a fairly full genealogy day, but not sure I advanced the ball very much.

*  Read email and blogs, then noted that 52 Ancestors Friday: #15 Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952) posted.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Indexing a bit in obituaries, and then wrote Which Obituary Collections Are In FamilySearch Indexing?

*  Printed the masters for the Hemet syllabus and will mail them on Saturday.  Wrote Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogy Seminar on 8 March Features ... Randy Seaver! and set it for later.

*  Worked on email trying to get the pending file down.  Had some success!  Checked in on Facebook, and listened to Eastman's interview with Jane Wilcox about WDYTYA Live.

*  Worked in the bank accounts for several hours entering the last 4 months of 2013.  Missing some statements.  Drat.  But now it's almost ready for doing taxes.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the bank accounts some more, then off to work in the database on the Fi folks and into the Fl folks.  Up to 49,980 sources - 50K on Saturday?  Which reminds me, I neglected to write the Saturday posts.  Drat, maybe in the morning.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Genealogy Thursday - 20 February 2014

February has been a busy month this year...and it won't let up through March, I fear.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 202: 1868 Burial Record for John Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire and Win a Free Pass to RootsTech 2015.

*  Set off at 10 a.m. to go to the doctor appointment, then pharmacy, the bank and the library.  Got a Patterson book and a Silva book.  Then McDonalds for lunch and home.

*  Home by 12:15 p.m. to read, answer some email, and checked the AncestryDNA Hint match list.  More added.  Wrote Many More AncestryDNA Matches Now - and a Bug.

*  Worked on the Kemp line adding media to the database, then synced several Kemp families in FamilySearch Family Tree.  didn't extend any lines, however.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then edited Georgianna Kemp's notes and created the 52 Ancestors report and wrote the blog post for Friday.  

*  Started out in MyHeritage Find A Grave record matches, but Find A Grave was down for awhile.  Only did a few matches.  Worked in Ancestry in the Fitz Randolph names - lots of content added, but only halfway through.  

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Genealogy Wednesday - 19 February 2014

It was a full genealogy day spent at home doing research and writing.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Lyle Carringer's Birthplace in San Diego in 1891 -- Post 295 for (Not So) Wordless Wedneaday and Chula Vista Genealogical Society Spring Seminar Features Jean and Butch Hibben.

*  Researched and wrote Effectively Using the "View People With Hints" Feature on and set it for mid-afternoon.  Edited the genealogy links page, adding some links.

*  Watched Barbara Renick's webinar on Family Tree Webinars from December.  Need to watch more RootsTech videos too.

*  Answered some email, and started adding captured Massachusetts vital records pages to the database sources and media.  Graduated from that and started working on specific families, collecting only data for ancestors and adding sources and media.  Got quite a few added, still lots to do.

*  Went in for dinner at 4:45 p.m., read the paper, put out the trash and washed the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to do more Massachusetts vital records, then worked in the Fi surnames in the database adding content and sources.  Got through Fiske.  Sources up to 49,932.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Genealogy Tuesday - 18 February 2014

Finished up the syllabi today - glad to have that done!

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Tuesday's Tip - Has Connecticut Vital Records (Barbour Collection), But User Beware.  It didn't urn out the way I thought it would.

*  Worked on the four syllabi for Hemet, and got them done.  Edited the presentations too.  Whew.

*  After lunch, wrote NEHGS Has More Archived Webinars and Videos and watched the Dearborn webinar.

*  Answered email, then checked out some of the exhibitors  at RootsTech.  Several had no website at the link given.  Strange.  Looked at my Treelines site and it's improved.  

*  Researched and wrote Using Puzzilla and FamilySearch Family Tree to Identify Autosomal, Y and mtDNA Candidates.  Added some people to the FSFT from database, and vice versa.  Tried to add to the Richman descendants.

*  Went in for dinner and TV and read the paper at 5:15 p..m., and vack online at 6:20 p.m.

*  Read email, added to the Best Of post, and worked on the To-do list and Research Logs for awhile.  Got through about half of the list I took to SLC.  

*  Worked in MyHeritage Record Matches adding content and sources from Find A Grave to the database.  Down to 306 FAG matches left to do.  sources up to 49,733.  Hope to hit 50K by the end of February.

*  Added a Bathrick family to the database from Westborough VRs.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.  

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Genealogy Monday - 17 February 2014

Only 12 more days until the Huntington Beach BASH and only 19 more days until the Hemet seminar i'm giving.  I wish they would send me the publicity so I can put it on the blog.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote Amanuensis Monday - Post 206: 1862 Deed of Catharine McConnel to David J. Carringer in Louisa County, Iowa and then California Marriages, 1850-1941 for Selected Counties Now on and set it for later.

*  Worked on Flickr some more, finally sent an email to the Yahoo Support noting that I had archived photos but couldn't get into the system to add to them.  They responded and said I had used my Google ID to log in...that worked!

*  Worked on the Genealogy in the Cloud presentation for Hemet and SOCCGS.  Got the screen shots from the iPhone, and finished it up.  Probably too many slides but i'll talk fast :)

*  Wrote Four Generations of Seaver Ancestors in the Leominster, Mass. City Directories.  Added more content to sets in Flickr.  Now need to add more.  Need to reduce permissions too.

*  We ate dinner at 4:30 p.m., then took food to Nellie.  Home by 6 p.m. to read the paper and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of and RT compendium posts, then watched Ron Tanner's presentation.  

*  worked in the database on the Fe persons, got through Finch adding sources and content.  Had fun finding my grandsons' Italian ancestors in San Francisco.  No sign of them in Italy, though! Checked Facebook and wrote this post.   Genealogy today was 11.0 hours

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Genealogy Sunday - 16 February 2014

This was a pretty busy genealogy Sunday - one of the few in the year without a football or baseball game.

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 9 to 15 February 2014 post.  
*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30 a.m.  Watched TV for awhile, then had lunch.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. to read, then worked on the Genealogy in the Cloud presentation.  Found that my Flickr account was uploaded some photos and played with it a bit.  Guess I need to visit it every year or so...but now I need to upload the 500 family pictures again.  Drat.  Did get the presentation pretty well done, took lots of iPhone screen shots, but need to add them soon.

*  Wrote CVGS Newsletter for February 2014CVGS Research Group Review - February 2014 and Spring Seminar on Saturday, 29 March, Features Jean Wilcox Hibben - Register Now! on the CVGS blog.

*  Couldn't find my Scribd account either, but the files are there - linked from my web page.  I have no clue how that can be...

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper, watered the front plants and washed the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to sort out the Scribd and Flickr messes...and tried to help Susi with her mess on Blogger.  Checked Facebook and got Flickr suggestions.  

*  worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile matching persons, adding/editing content, adding sources, even added some photos.  

*  Worked in for awhile adding random folks finding content and sources.  Didn't add much, but found data for several persons without any data, and deleted several disconnected persons.  

*  Added to the Best Of post and the RT compendium post, checked Facebook again, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Genealogy Saturday - 15 February 2014

This was a busy genealogy blogging, a speaking engagement, the CGSSD meeting and some online research.

*  Read email and blogs quickly, then left at 8:10 a.m. for the CGSSD meeting at UCSD in La Jolla.

*  Got there at 8:45 a.m. and immediately asked about autosomal DNA.  Enjoyed Barbara Renick's talk on 11 Layers of Searching on FamilySearch, but she only did two of them.  I left at 11:10 a.m. during her second talk on Library Catalogs to go to Carmel Mountain Ranch Library.  Stopped at Costco in CMR for lunch, then the library by noon.

*  Got set up, started at 12:30 p.m. but had to talk from behind the projector because of the projector cable cord length - very short!  Worked out OK.  Lots of questions afterwards, some attendees had some experience.

*  Home by 2:45 p.m. to read, note that Surname Saturday - Hare (England) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Share Some of Your Memories posted.  

*  worked for about an hour in the FamilySearch Family Tree matching several Gates families to persons in the tree, adding events, children and sources to the tree, etc.  Got three ancestral families done.

*  Called for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper and did the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and added more content and sources to several ancestors, especially Georgianna Kemp for next 52 Ancestors post.  Then worked in MyHeritage adding content and sources from Find A Grave record matches.  Confirmed 20 more, now have 335 left.  

*  Wrote this post, checked Facebook, and done!  Tired.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Genealogy Friday - 14 February 2014

It was Valentine's Day, so we celebrated our 44th Proposal anniversary tonight.

*  Up early to go to the lab for bloodwork.  Checked email there.  Home by 8 a.m. to eat breakfast.

* Online at 8:15 a.m., to read blogs, then wrote Mocavo Offers FREE Access to Their Gold Level Universal Search Through Sunday.

*  Left at 9:30 a.m. for the card shop, then Costco for flowers and Ralphs for my prescription.  Home by 10:15 a.m.

*  Worked on the Wiki presentation and got it pretty much finished.  Noted that 52 Ancestors Friday - Charles Auble (1849-1916) posted.

*  Researched and posted Ideas for Improvements -- Improve the Ancestry Public Member Trees Match List to Put the "Richest Tree Person" First.

*  Answered email, checked in on Facebook, then worked on the Genealogy Is Fun presentation and finished it.

*  We left at 4:30 p.m. for dinner at Miguels, just beat the 5 PM crowd!  Had a nice dinner and Cold Stone for dessert - blew my diet out again tonight.  

*  Home by 6:30 p.m. to read, do the Saturday Surname post, and then was on GenChat for an hour.  Printed off the handout for Saturday, and copied the presentation to the laptop files.

*  Wrote the SNGF post, and worked in the database for awhile.  Internet stopped working at 9:45 for some reason, but back on in 10 minutes or so.  Frustrating.  

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Genealogy Thursday - 13 February 2014

This was a great genealogy day until I had to go out to do some business, then things happened, but I recovered nicely.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 201: 1867 Burial Record for John Richman in Hilperton, Wiltshire.  Answered some email, and checked recent matches on all 3 DNA sites.  Finally had a contact from Hemet - all is well.

*  Wrote Ideas for Search Improvements - Show Me My Cousins before lunch.  

*  Worked in WikiTree and edited my presentation for about two hours, now about 80% done.  Took off at 2:45 p.m. for the bank, but didn't have the right info, so home again, found the right info and back to the bank, got it done, and home by 3:30.  Whew.

*  Answered more email, and then listened to the NPR radio show and wrote "Crowdsourcing and the Genealogy Boom" on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook radio show.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, then answered email, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.

*  Worked in MyHeritage record matches, confirming 25 Find A Grave matches, and adding sources and content to the database.  Down to 356 to confirm.

*  Added to the Best Of and RT Compendium posts, wrote this post, and done.  genealogy today was 12.0 hours.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My Genealogy Wednesday - 12 February 2014

This was a pretty full genealogy day, including the CVGS Research Group.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote The Norman Seaver House in Westminster, Massachusetts - Post 294 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and then CGSSD Program on Saturday 15 February Features Barbara Renick and Worcester County, Massachusetts Probate Files (1731-1881) are on FamilySearch and set the last two for later.

*  Gathered my stuff for the Research Group and off at 11 a.m. to McDonalds for lunch, then the bank for yenom, and the library.  Got set up by noon with the projector, and we had 23 attendees (biggest ever).  I tried to show the Judy Russell video but it stalled; showed the Flipboard mag, and my FHL photos.  Then research problems and successes around the table.  It went fast.  Stayed until 2:45 p.m.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, tweeted the earlier posts, and updated the RT compendium.  Wrote some email.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, worked on the Wiki presentation a bit (about half done), and checked Facebook.  Did 20 confirms in Find A Grave using MyHeritage record matches, and then added the Moses Brigham/Mehitable Grout family to the database.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Genealogy Tuesday - 11 February 2014

I'm still in RootsTech blogging mode, but finally slipped out of it a bit.  That's because I need to work on presentations for early March!

*  Read email and blogs, updated the RT compendium, and wrote FamilySearch YouTube Channel Has Short Videos about RootsTech 2014.

*  Worked on the Flipboard magazine for Randy at RootsTech.  Had to add some more posts to add more photos.  Turned out pretty good.  You can see it at  Posted "Randy at RootsTech 2014" Flipboard Magazine Available.

*  Worked on the Hemet presentations.  Got them copied and in a file folder, then edited the GPS presentation.  Not many changes from before, but caught some errors that need to be fixed in the BASH presentation.

*  Printed off the CVGS Newsletter and went down to the UPS Store to make copies.  Home in 30 minutes door-to-door.  

*  Downloaded and installed latest LFT update, then added some sources to the FamilySearch Family Tree, saved some screens, and wrote Legacy Family Tree 8.0 Adds FamilySearch-Certified Tools - Sources.  Works well.  Tried out the download of families from FSFT into Legacy.  worked but they were all wrong!  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV, read the paper, and water the front plants and fill the bird feeders.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to update the RT compendium, check Facebook, and add media and sources to the database.  Worked on Charlie Auble updating Notes and adding media and sources.  

*  Found sources for Lambert Brigham and added them and media to his profile.

*  Spent some time working through the Fa folks in the database.  Added some sources and content, but not much.  Got into Braintree records a bit.  Found I already had a source for the VR book but had not found it in recent months to use so skipped some source entries.  

*  Answered some email, moved some email files from Tbird to Gmail, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Genealogy Monday - 10 February 2014

We're back from Salt Lake City.  You can read all about my experiences at the Family History Library and at RootsTech 2014 Family History Conference on my Genea-Musings blog (you do read, Genea-Musings, don't you?).  We got home Sunday afternoon at about 4 p.m. and I feverishly finished up three blog posts and called it a night after sorting out my email.

*  This morning, I read email and blogs, then joined the panel on Mondays With Myrt and we talked mainly about RootsTech 2014, the after-party and more.  You can watch the YouTube video at

*  I noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 205: 1864 Deed of D.J. and Rebecca Carringer to John H. Davis in Louisa County, Iowa posted.  Wrote Even More RootsTech 2014 Expo Hall Photos and RootsTech 2014 Streamed Videos Are Online Now! and thought I was done writing blog posts for the day.  Hah!

*  Worked on and finished up the February CVGS Newsletter and got it ready to send out tonight via email, and do the postal mails on Tuesday.

*  Had some time before dinner, so watched Tammy Hepps excellent RootsTech presentation and wrote Tammy Hepps: "Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch" at RootsTech 2014 after dinner.

*  Went in for dinner, watch TV news and read the paper at 5:30 p.m., and did the dishes too.

*  Updated the Best Of and RootsTech compendiums, answered more email, and moved the FHL photos and images into the Ancestor Files folders with good file names.  Still need to do the Smith deeds I copied.

*  Worked in my new blog adding posts (about 40 tonight!) for all of the photos from RootsTech.  Can you find the new blog before anyone else?  Let me know.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  A new record today - 45 blog posts in one day!  Genealogy today was 12.0 hours.

Monday, February 3, 2014

My Genealogy Monday - 3 February 2014

This was remembering day and packing day - we're off on Tuesday for Salt Lake City.  Tried to remember the papers, the electronics, the clothes, the stuff I need to take.  Where's the checklist I used last year?  Couldn't find it.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Post 204: 1756 Deed of Isaac and Ruth Buck to Joseph Graves in Southborough, Mass. posted.

*  Tuned into JOIN the Mondays With Myrt Hangout On Air on Google+ at 9 a.m. - they were late with technical difficulties.  Didn't get to say much.  Lasted until 11:15 a.m.

*  Online to read then wrote My Research Goals in Salt Lake City.  Wrote a post for Wednesday also.

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter for several hours, getting it about 75% finished.  Still waiting on info from several folks.  I won't finish this until next Monday but at least I got quite a bit of it done.

*  Packed the laptop, printed off readable Salt Palace maps, got my boarding passes, wrote an email to the family, packed the electronics, packed my clothes, packed the papers in the suitcase.  All set...almost.  Need to remember the phone charger. 

*  Started the Tuesday's Tip post, but Linda called me for dinner.  After dinner, we took food to Nellie.  Home by 6 p.m. and I watched TV  news and read the paper, then the dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, then finished up the Tuesday's Tip post.  

*  Worked in the database for awhile, adding sources and content using MyHeritage Record Matches for Find A Grave memorials.  Confirmed 25 more, down to 401 left.  Sources are up to 49,442.

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Genealogy Sunday - 2 February 2014

This was Super Bowl Sunday, and it was an interesting game, but not a close game.

*  Read email and blogs, then finished up the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 January to 1 February 2014 post.

*  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m., and then to Ruth's place to deliver mail and have lunch with her.  We got home about 1:15 p.m. Got iCloud onto the laptop and tested it, so pictures I take at RootsTech should show up in my laptop Pictures folder.  

*  Read, checked Facebook, and answered email.  Went in at 2 p.m. to watch the pre-game shows.  We ate dinner watching the game.  I tried not to read the paper during commercials so I wouldn't miss anything, but failed about half the time.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, write a CVGS email, answer a few, then wrote the Amanuensis Monday for tomorrow.  

*  Worked for awhile in the database on Richards folks on, adding sources and content.  

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 3.5 hours.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Genealogy Saturday - 1 February 2014

I went out in the morning, then spent the rest of the day on the computer.  A cool but clear day after yesterday's brief rain  We leave three mornings from now - Linda wants to pack.

*  Read email, but not blogs, and left for Marie Callenders for the Mens group breakfast before 8.

*  Home by 9:30 a.m. to read blogs, then wrote the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Super Bowl 2014 Edition post.  Noted that Surname Saturday - SCISM (Holland > colonial New York) posted earlier.

*  Printed off about 20 of the syllabus articles - I still like a paper copy to make notes on.  Had trouble with several .doc files in the syllabus that wouldn't open and crashed LibreOffice.  Wasted time rebooting twice.  Frustrating.

*  Read, sorted and answered email. Talked to Virginia V. on the phone - she asked for help on her mother's line.  I spent two hours working in FTM Web Search adding info for her lines.  Found some new documents for her, but no breakthroughs.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then transcribed the Isaac Buck will for amanuensis Monday post, and then worked in Ancestry Mass. Town records looking for Newton/Brigham and Buck stuff.  Found nothing new.  

*  Confirmed 20 more Find A Grace entries using MyHeritage Record Matches - have 426 left.  Added content and sources.  

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