Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 19 and 20 September 2017

These were not big genealogy days because of life issues.

1)  Tuesday, 19 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Costco Island to shop.  Home by 10:30 a.m.  

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1938 Death Record for Nicholas Brocke (1853-1938) posted, added to the Best Of post, and took my nap. 

*  Had lunch, worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, then wrote RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 19 September 2017 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley, ate at the Tin Fish, and in Petco by 6:45 p.m. for the Padres game.  Pads beat D-backs 6-2.  Home by 11 p.m.

*  did not journal, and forgot to write the Wednesday morning post.  Oh well.  Genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 20 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, wrote Lions at the Safari Park -- Post 482 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, picked up Linda, home by 9:10, and went off to the car dealer for routine maintenance on the Altima.  They found the tire leak too.  Then to the library for a book, and home by 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, and took my nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, wrote Book Release: "His Other Life" by Melanie McCabe, added to the Best Of post, and worked in Ancestry a bit on names with no birth date.  

*  Wrote RootsMagic/Ancestry TreeShare Issue - Media Item Names - UPDATED! then checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, put out the trash, washed dishes, and started my new Kellerman book.  Figured out after 10 pages I'd already read it.  Oh well.  Padres lost 13-7 to the D-backs after leading 6-2 in the 6th.  Drat.  Now 68-84 on the season.

*  Online to read, updated the RootsMagic post, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Forgot to write the Thursday morning post...oh well.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Monday, September 18, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 18 September 2017

Like the sands in the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.  One more gone, who knows how many left in my hourglass.  

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 8:55.  Got into Mondays With Myrt with a minute to spare.  Didn't get to talk much.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017 and Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records for Estate of John Garnsey (1648-1722) of Rehoboth, Mass. - Part 1 posted.  Took a nice nap.

*  Had lunch, then online to check on AncestryDNA matches, and wrote Updating My AncestryDNA Status and Statistics and set it for later.

*  Worked for awhile in FamilySearch Family Tree in the Oatley line - matching folks and adding content to descendants of my 4th greats.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and did more in FSFT.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then TreeShared with my AMT.

*  Went in at 7:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, finish my Thor book, and read on my tablet.  Padres won 4-2 over D-backs, so now 67-83.  12 to go, 70 wins seems possible, hope for 73.

*  Online at 10:15 to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Weekend - 16-17 September 2017

Football! and baseball took a big chunk out of my weekend.

1)  Saturday, 16 September 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to breakfast with the CVPC Men's group, picked Linda up at 9:30 and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- MERCEREAU (France to colonial New York) posted, and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestors 100 Years Ago?

*  Worked in Ancestry finding content and sources for profiles in RootsMagic with no births in the T surnames.  Ate lunch, took a nap in the recliner.  

*  Online again to work on the bank accounts, wrote the Ancestry and FS posts, then did more searching on Ancestry in T surnames.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the Padres game, ate dinner, read the paper, and then my Thor book.  Padres lost to Rockies 16-0.  

*  Watched San Diego State game against Stanford - my Aztecs pulled it out 20-17 in a major upsey.  Aztecs now 3-0.  Went to bed - genealogy this day was 6.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 17 September 2017:

*  Read email and blogs on the tablet watching Meet the Depressed, and off to church at 9:15 a.m.  Stopped at the store on the way home.

*  Edited the Best of the Genea-Blogs - 10 to 16 September 2017 post, and went in for lunch and to watch Padres at 12:15 p.m.  Dozed in the recliner.  Padres eventually won 4-3 over Rockies, so now 66-83 on the season.  May not get 70 wins.

*  Chargers game came on at 1 p.m., we had popcorn for lunch.  Read the paper, and the Chargers lost 19-17 on a missed field goal again.  Not surprised - still can't run block or pass block.  Pass game was better than last week, and defense was fair.  Didn't score enough points.  Chargers 0-2.  

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then transcribed some probate records.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 10 to 16 September 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch football, and do dishes.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, finish the transcription, then wrote the Amanuensis post for Monday.  TreeShared RootsMagic to the AMT, worked in AncestryDNA matches for awhile, then worked in Ancestry for my T surnames without a birth date adding content and sources.  

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.


Friday, September 15, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 15 September 2017

This was another stay-at-home genealogy day, and I finished one project.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 192: #271 Abigail (Stearns) Peirce (1715-1796) of Watertown and Waltham, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Harvey and Irma - Aren't Search Engines Great?

*  Found Thomas and Juliett Richmond obituaries on GenealogyBank, and added them to the database.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online to read.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 15 September 2017 and set it for later.  Wrote five blog posts for the CVGS blog.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on email, and added to the Best Of post. Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV news, then the Padres game.  Read the paper, watered the front plants, read my Brad Thor book, and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Rockies 6-1.  Now 65-82 on the season.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, then worked on Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  TreeShared.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 14 September 2017

Yikes, tomorrow is the Ides of September, and I have presentations to revise sooner rather than later.  This was a stay at home genealogy day for me - no Padre game either.  Cool.  Had genealogy fun.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:35 a.m.

*  Noted that 1739 Marriage Record for Samuel Pierce and Abigail Stearns in Waltham, Massachusetts - - Post 382 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked in MyHeritage matching persons in my RootsMagic database in the FSFT database.  Added quite a few events and some names to the database.

*  Took a 30 minute nap, ate lunch, and continued working with Seaver folks in FamilySearch Family Tree, matching persons and adding data both ways.  

*  Researched and wrote Seavers In The News - Warren T. Seaver Dies in Vermont in 1902.  Added events and sources to the database for the guy.  Worked some more in FSFT on Seaver branches.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and continued working on Seaver folks in FSFT.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and TreeShared the database.  Reviewed Ancestry WebHints for several ancestors and accepted/rejected them.  Added some gravestone photos to the database.  Found some Feather descendants in FSFT and added names and events.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 13 September 2017

This was a CVGS day - the Research Group.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that Grandgirls and Gorillas at the Safari Park -- Post 481 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote THAGS/FHF "Back 2 Research" eConference is Saturday, 23 September and set it for later.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Rested my eyes, then left at 11 a.m. for McDonalds for lunch and to the library for the CVGS Research Group.

*  Got set up, we had 11 attendees, and I spent an hour describing my month and news of the month, then attendees described their successes and challenges.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, and worked on Marshman some more, then wrote Too Many Samuel Marshmans in Wiltshire.  Checked Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put out the trash, and started my Brad Thor book.  Padres lost to Twins 3-1 in 10 innings, drat, so 65-81 on the season.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared to the AMT.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 12 September 2017

This was Charlie's 3rd birthday.  I posted his photo on Facebook.  Here it is:


*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, wrote Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan Stepping Down; Will Transition to Chairman and Findmypast Appoints Tamsin Todd as CEO, then picked Linda up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  

*  Online to read, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1920 Idaho Death Certificate for Catherine (Gute) (Grieser) Heinrich posted.

*  Worked some more on the Marshman problem using Findmypast and answered Christine's email about it.  Some mysteries there.  Not enough data in the 1750-1850 time period in England to differentiate same name people.

*  Had lunch, took a recliner nap, and online at 2:30 p.m. to write Genealogy News Bytes - 12 September 2017.

*  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints and added content and sources to the database.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Pads lost 18-0 to Twins, so now 65-80 on the season.  I stopped watching in the 6th inning.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to do more Ancestry Hints, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post and checked Facebook.  TreeShared the database to the AMT.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Monday, September 11, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 11 September 2017

I didn't journal last night - didn't do much on Sunday anyway - wrote a blog post for Monday and a little research in Ancestry.  Watched the Padres game, and not much else.

Dropped Linda at the Y today, home to read email and blogs, and picked her up at 9 a.m., and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:35.

*  Noted that Go Ahead Tours, Ancestry Collaborate to Launch New Tour Portfolio and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 September 2017 posted.

*  Had an email from Chris about her Marshman line, so I added her line to the database and worked with it on FMP.  Found records to flesh it out, and may have found the connection between us, even though we don't have a DNA match yet.  

*  Worked on the CVGS newsletter, printed out the master copy and the mail labels.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1743 Petition and Citation for Estate of Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.
Took a 30 minute nap.

*  Had lunch, worked some more on the Marshman data, and took the CVGS newsletter down and made the copies and mailed them off.  

*  Home by 2 p.m. to post RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days, Introduces New Innovation Showcase.  Worked some more on the Marshman line in FS Family Tree.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then TreeShared the RM database, adding the Marshman folks to the Ancestry tree.  Got Hints immediately.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the football game, watched some news too, and ate dinner.  Back online at 6:15 to read email, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.

*  Went in at 7 p.m. to watch the end of the football game, read the paper, and then watched the Crapgers game vs. Denver.  Denver whipped the Crapgers bad through three quarters, with a 24-7 lead.  The Crapgers came back to 24-21 and had two chances to tie or lead but failed.  Crap again.

*  Online to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

My Genealogy Friday and Saturday - 8 and 9 September 2017

I didn't journal last night because the Padres game went late - a 4 hour game.

1)  Friday, 8 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and shopped at Ralphs.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 191: #270 Samuel Peirce (1712-1772) of Watertown and Waltham, Massachusetts posted and wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 September 2017.

*  Went and got a haircut, saw John there.  Home by 11:30 a.m. to eat lunch and take a nap.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 September 2017.  

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, then TreeShared the changes.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter - 95% done now.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and did a bit of searching in RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 6:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my Jack Reacher book.  Padres won 10-6 over Arizona, so now 64-78 on the year.  

*  Genealogy this day was 7.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 9 September:

*  Dropped Linda off, then headed for the SDGS seminar.  got there at 7:45 and checked email and blogs on the phone.  Talked to folks - then Judy Russell did her first two talks - excellent work.  Had lunch, and met a new distant cousin - the Towne line in Massachusetts.  Decided to head home at 12:30 because I was exhausted and sleepy and cranky.  

*  Home by 1 p.m. and took a nap in the recliner.  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and noted that Surname Saturday - WHITEHEAD (England to colonial New York) and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Did Your Parents Meet? posted.

*  Worked a bit on the Hede families, and added some sources and content.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched the Padres game, read the paper and my book.  Padres came back from 6-0 deficit to beat win 8-7 with 6 runs in the 9th inning over Arizona.  Best comeback game of the year.   So now 65-78 on the season.  

*  Searched in vain for the Pac-12 network on DirecTV - not there, so listened to Aztecs game on the radio.  Aztecs are ahead of ASU 27-14 as I type this in the 4th quarter.  Finished up the CVGS newsletter and mailed it to the reviewers.  Finished up the Best Of post.  Checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 7 September 2017

This day did not go as expected - the Internet/phone connection was really flaky and I had little research or blog time as a result.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Internet was flaky - one minute on, 10-15 minutes off, until 10 a.m. I called AT&T at 9:30 a.m. and struggled to understand the lady.  Finally told her I didn't want an appointment on Monday, I wanted it today, and she came up with one before 12:30.  I no sooner hung up and it magically was OK for two hours.  So I finished reading blogs.

*  Worked on the CVGS newsletter during the outage too.  Noted that 1712 Birth Record for Samuel Peirce in Watertown, Massachusetts - - Post 381 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted.  Wrote a post for Monday, but I see Eastman has posted it anyway in violation of the embargo.

*  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes, had lunch, and the AT&T guy came and said he would go down to the telephone box and work on it.  Internet went flaky at 1 p.m. and stayed that way until 4 p.m.  I worked more on the CVGS newsletter, a questionnaire, the 52 Ancestors sketch, and  worked on balancing the checkbook in MSMoney.

*  When it came back, I checked Facebook and wrote Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with Free Multi-Session Webinar.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, and then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, and then my book.  Padres beat the Cards 3-0 so now 63-78 on the season.  

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was maybe 6 hours.  Internet has been fine since 4 p.m.  Knock on wood!



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 6 September 2017

I missed journaling Tuesday again - went to the hygienist, took a nap, did genealogy srtuff, and we went to the Padres game, and lost 8-4 to the Cards.  Only blogged a bit, TreeShared and matched folks in the Family Tree.  Internet was flaky all day again.

*  Today, dropped Linda at 8 a.m., home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9:30 and we went to Ralphs to grocery shop, home by 10 a.m. and I rested my eyes and added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Grandgirls at a 2013 Padres Game -- Post 480 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Went to McDonalds for lunch, then to the library for books, and the CVGS board meeting.  Home by 1 p.m.  Wrote Chula Vista Family History Day - Saturday, 30 September 2017 and then searched for a news article and wrote Seavers in the News- Henry E. Seaver Killed by Trolley in 1922.

*  Checked Facebook, matched some RM profiles with FS Family Tree.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:40 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, put out the trash, and online to write the Treasure Chest post and work just a bit in Ancestry Hints.  TreeShared RM to AMT.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read the end of my Sandford book.  Padres lost to Cards 3-1 so now 62-78.  Only 22 games to go. 

*  Online at 10:10 p.m. to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, September 4, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 4 September 2017

I no sooner posted last Wednesday and Thursday, and went dark again.  I blame the Padres - a late game on Friday on TV, we went to the game on Saturday and Sunday.  Not much genealogy any of those days besides the usual blog posts.

Really warm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 90s here.  Had some rain and wind from Lidia on Sunday morning.  Really humid and cloudy.  The high Sunday was 92F which occurred at Midnight.  Low was like 78 at 2 p.m.  Strange!

*  We slept in this Monday morning, I was up by 7:30 but Linda slept until 9:30.  We needed it.  Read my email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Labor Day - "There are things that happen in a second that take a lifetime to explain" and Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 27 August to 2 September 2017 posted.

*  Answered a bunch of emails, then worked on a blog response.  Noted that the last TreeShare didn't work - have no clue why.  The persons added and edited the night before were not in my database.  Something must have happened.  First time ever that RootsMagic didn't save the data even when the computer was rebooted.  TreeShared.

*  Worked on adding the content I lost adding info from the Obituary Coollection, Legacy, Tributes and GenBank.  Noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1741 Account for Estate of Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  Went in at 1:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed for awhile.  Padres lost to Cardinals 2-0, so now 62-76 on the season.  We went Saturday and Sunday and won both games, so we are 11-9 on the season in attendance. 

*  Worked some more on the obituary adds to the database.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV.  Picked leaves up in the front yard after windstorm Sunday morning.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked more on the obituary data.  Wrote the Treasure Chest Tuesday post.  TreeShared to get the new stuff into the AMT.  Should have Hints tomorrow!

*  Worked accepting and rejecting the Ancestry WebHints for Linda's ancestors.

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



Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 31 August 2017

This was my first really full genealogy day in awhile.  August is over - the year is two thirds gone.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9 and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 1735 Marriage Record for Jeremiah Knowlton and Sarah Allen in Sudbury, Massachusetts - - Post 380 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted and wrote UPDATE: FamilySearch Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm.

*  Answered email, and went searching for Seaver data for one of them who wants her husband's genealogy.  She found it in my Scribd report.  Had to figure out which Seaver he was, finally got info and found content and sources for his two marriages.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and took my nap.  Had lunch, then online at 1 p.m. to read, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching persons to RootsMagic and adding content and sources for a Seaver branch.  TreeShared the database in order to stimulate Hints.

*  Downloaded the CVGS photos from Wednesday, and researched and wrote Dear Randy: How and Why Do You Use the FamilySearch Family Tree?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.


*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch TV news, eat dinner, read the paper, and wash dishes.  No Padres game tonight.


*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.


*  Added to the Best Of post, and worked on the Place Index in RootsMagic standardizing the F to K place names.  This is an ongoing problem...


*  TreeShared again, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 August (with increases in the numbers from 31 July in parentheses):

*  48,541 persons (+ 114)
* 19,454 families  (+ 59)
* 156,953 events  (+ 551)

*  3,758 Alternate Names (+ 288)
*  10,210  places  (+ 3)
*  1,563 sources (+ 18)
*  87,107 citations (+ 1,634)
*  1,142 Multi-media Items (+ 1)
*  3,127 Multimedia links (- 1)
*  18,250 matched to FSFT (+ 439)

 I'm up to 55.50% (+0.85%) for citations/events and 179.45% (+2.95%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for August (compared to stats for July
):

*  106,314 page views (3,429 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 111)
*  40,310 page views ( 1,300 per day, Statcounter, + 176)
*  33,870 unique visitors (1,093 per day, Statcounter, + 138)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,782
 readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 186)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 30 August 2017

It's been a long time since I journaled - at least 12 days and maybe more. Did you miss my fevered but rote prose?   Life has been busy between two visits of the grandkids, and Padres games, and life.  Lori and her boys were here from 8/18 to 8/23, and Tami's three kids were here from 8/25 to 8/28.  We went to the Padres games on 8/19 and 8/29, and watched the others on TV.  I took a nap almost every day!

I was able to keep up with my blog post schedule, writing when I had free time in the morning, afternoon, and evening.  I even managed to do some descendants research - mainly mining Ancestry Hints and adding content and sources to the database, syncing RootsMagic to the AMT, and carrying on.  

Today was pretty much an all genealogy day, except for naptime and the Padres game on TV.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read and start the wash, then picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Noted that Still More San Diego Zoo Fun in May 2013 - Post 479 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, then wrote RootsTech 2018 Conference Registration Opens September 20, 2017! and set it for later.

*  Went in at 10:15 to take my nap, up at 11 a.m. to check email and blogs, then off to lunch at McDonalds and to the library for a book and to attend the CVGS program meeting.  There were five speakers on our most exciting research find, and I was #3.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read blogs, add to the Best Of post, and search for and write Seavers in the News- John Seaver Walks 100 Miles in 100 hours in 1866.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV news, fix and eat dinner, then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, put out the trash, washed dishes and read my L.T. Ryan novel on my tablet.  Padres beat the Giants 5-0, so now 59-74 on the season.  We go Saturday night and Sunday this weekend, then Tuesday night next week.

*  Online at 9:40 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post and this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, August 18, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 18 August 2017

Another decent genealogy day with a major error fixed, and some blogging.  Lori and the boys come tomorrow for 4 nights, so blogging may be light.  Or not.

*  Dropped Linda off, went to the medical center for my blood test - I passed, home to read, and picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 188: #267 Susanna (Wood) Reed (1724-1780) of Woburn and Marlborough, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Answered some email.  Wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 August 2017.

*  Had a nap, ate lunch, got the wash started, and online at 12:30 p.m. to start on the Genealogy News post.

*  Wrote the Surname and SNGF posts.  Then the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Went looking for the Catherine Knapp obituary and finally found it.  That got me looking for the wife of Charles C. Knapp and I finally figured out that I had conflated two guys with the same name and birth year into one - one ends up in Indiana, the other in Iowa, contemporaneously.  Created the second guy, unhooked the wrong guy from the Knapp family, found content and sources, separated them on the Family Tree, and I'm glad I did the other stuff early!

*  Noted that Genealogy News Bytes - 18 August 2017 posted, and checked Facebook and Twitter.  Washed both cars.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, then online to double check the Charles Knapp work, and TreeShared the new and changed persons in the database.  It won't let me disconnect the guy from his non-parents on the Ancestry Member Tree.  I had to do it manually in the AMT, just like I had to do it in the Family Tree.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Kindle book, play two Sudoku games, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Nationals 7-1, so now 54-68 on the season.

*  Online at 10 a.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 17 August 2017

One more day for genealogy fun - then the grandchildren come to visit.  This was a stay-at-home day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we shopped at Ralphs, home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1742/3 Marriage Record for Nathan Reed and Susanna Wood in Boston, Mass. - Post 378 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching with RootsMagic persons on a Seaver line.  More to do on that line.

*  Rested my eyes but couldn't nap, had lunch, then online to answer email and wrote Seavers in the News - Elizabeth Seaver's 1851 Marriage.  Answered email, then TreeShared RootsMagic.  Got drowsy, so took a nap.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then wrote Using WikiTree to Find Relationships to Famous Persons.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then answered more email.  Checked Facebook again.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and start my new book...but I found I'd already read it.  So got the tablet out and started one of the Kindle books.  Padres lost 2-1 to the Nationals, so now 54-67 on the year.  Did the dishes.

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 15-16 August 2017

We went to the Padres game on Tuesday night, so I didn't journal.

1)  Tuesday, 15 August 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1900 U.S. Census Record for Christena Brookey Household in Clay County, South Dakota posted, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) Gravestone.

*  Took my 90 minute nap, had lunch, then worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 15 August 2017 and the Wednesday morning post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared the RootsMagic database.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley station, ate dinner at Tin Fish, and in Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres won 8-4 over Phillies, so now 53-66 on the season, and we are 8-7 in person (I think).  Home by 10:30 p.m. to read and go to bed.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 16 August:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the 99cent store.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  noted that Zoo Fun in May 2013 - Post 477 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote Book Review: "Death Finds A Way: A Janie Riley Mystery" by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took a short nap.  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch and watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres won 3-0 so now 54-66 on the season.  There is hope for 70-76 winds, I think, better than what was projected.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to read, then wrote FamilySearch Digital Microfilm Update and checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, put out the trash, and finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post for Thursday, and worked in Ancestry Hints.  Resolved over 300 of them, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 14 August 2017

It was a big genealogy day and then the Padres game cut it short.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home before 9 a.m.  Went right into Mondays With Myrt and had all of a minute to contribute.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 August 2017 posted, and started putting my Exciting Find talk together.  Rested my eyes and ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 to note that Amanuensis Monday - 1736 Non Compos Mentis Petition for Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.  Finished up the presentation - only 17 slides, 10 minutes max.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote Request For Help Finding Richard "Dick" Bell in the Montreal Area and answered email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in RootsMagic for awhile matching folks to FamilySearch Family Tree.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday, and added a family to the database from the census record.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and then my book, and washed dishes.  Padres won 7-4 over the Phillies, so now 52-65 on the season.  It ended at 10:30.

*  Online to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 95 hours.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 13 August 2017

It was a pretty typical summer Sunday here in the genea-cave - church, Padres, some blogging, some research, even a Chargers game.

*  Read email and lbogs watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30.  Went to the grocery store on the way home, home before noon.

*  Downloaded several probate files from American Ancestors, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 August 2017 posted, then went in and had lunch. 

*  Watched Padres game, napped a bit, read the paper, and then my book.  Padres lost to Dodgers 6-4 in another well played game - so now 51-65 on the season and 3-7 on the road trip.  We go on Tuesday.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then transcribed the probate record for Amanuensis Monday.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched the Chargers preseason game.  I'm still going to root for the players, but Spanos can go to wherever...the first half was close, didn't watch the second half, but they lost to Seattle 48-17.  Way to excite the LA fans, Deano.

*  Online at 6:30 to read, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 6 to 12 August 2017 posted and posted All Census Records at MyHeritage Are FREE August 14-20.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints on the big tree - resolved about 250 of them.  Have lots more to do!  TreeShared with the AMT.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 12 August 2017

I didn't sleep well last night, and was really tired all morning.  After the nap, I felt better, but then after dinner I watched the Padres game.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read emails and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:20 a.m. to note that Surname Saturday - DELCOUR (Switzerland to Colonial New York) posted.  Gathered my stuff and was off to the SDGS meeting.

*  Got there by 9:45 and talked to folks, then watched Steve Morse's first talk which was funny and informative.  Talked to D at the break about Alzheimers and her father-in-law, what an ordeal.  Was really tired, so came home, arriving by noon.

*  Read, then lay down for a nap.  90 minutes later I was refreshed and had some snacks.  Noted that  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genealogy Database Statistics posted, answered email, and   wrote three posts on the CVGS blog, and the Ancestry and FamilySearch weekly posts.

*  Checked some MyHeritage trees for smart matches in the McKnew family, and matched RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree persons.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Read my book too.  Padres lost 6-3 to Dodgers in a tight game well played by both teams.  So now 51-65 on the season, 3-6 on the road trip, and 3-8 vs. the Dodgers on the season.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Friday, August 11, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 11 August 2017

Another week gone by - 20 to go in 2017.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  Stayed home.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 187: #266 Nathan Reed (1719-1802) of Woburn and Marlborough, Massachusetts posted and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 11 August 2017 and set it for later.

*  TreeShared the new stuff into Ancestry, and rested my eyes.  Up at 12:10 and ate lunch, then online at 12:40 p.m.  Worked in RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree matching people and transferring info back and forth.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 August 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news, then cut rose branches for awhile - got the second bush trimmed before the first one is outgrown again.  In at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry Hints on the big tree, adding content and sources.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres beat Dodgers 4-3 so now 51-64 on the season.  

*  Online at 10:20 p.m. to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 10 August 2017

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, no nap for a change, and lots of genea-fun.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and went to the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 1719 Birth Record for Nathan Reed (1719-1802) in Woburn, Mass. - Post 377 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Dear Randy: What Does Your Typical Genealogy Month Include? and set it for later.  Added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Went in at noon to eat lunch, read the paper, and watch the end of the Padres game.  Pads lost to the Reds 10-3, so now 50-64 on the season and 2-5 on the road trip and going to L.A.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, worked on the table of Nathan Reed deeds, then wrote Where in the World is "Elsabeth" Brook? Crowdsourcing Works!  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared the RootsMagic database.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, washed dishes and watch TV news.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on the Nathan Reed deed events in RootsMagic, worked on the profile notes and sources, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.

*  Down a rabbit hole because a reader sent a Seaver marriage article - I figured out who she was and added her and a brother to the database, plus a daughter.  That was fun!

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 9 August 2017

Another genealogy day, and another Padres loss.  Only 10 more days until the kids come.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Visiting the Immigrant Genealogical Society and Library - Post 476 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 12 August Features Stephen Morse.

*  Got my papers together, rook a nap, and left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and then to the library.  

*  Set up for the CVGS Research Group, and we had 11 folks, nobody new.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and wrote  Seavers in the News - Mrs. D.F. Seaver Obituary.

*  Went in at 4:30 to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put the trash out, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to the Reds 8-3.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, take a walk, and worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Sources up to 86,266.

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 8 August 2017

This was a good genealogy day here in the Genea-cave - some blogging, some reading, some watching, some researching, what else can there be?  Oh, the Padres won.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, went to the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1880 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family in Clay County, Dakota Territory posted, and wrote MyHeritage Answer to Amberly's Question Yesterday and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 August 2017.  Watched some YouTube videos.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres beat the Reds 7-3, so now 50-62 on the season, and 2-3 on the road trip.

*  Online at 7 p.m., wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, added to the Best Of post, and took my walk down the block.  Talked to the neighbor about his new roof and termites.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry resolving Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked email, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 7 August 2017

Back in the swing of genealogy Mondays with Mondays With Myrt today.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 a.m. and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got onto Mondays With Myrt at 9 a.m. but had to re-open Windows to do it.  Then had to use the Webcam microphone.  Made some comments but had no real contribution to it.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took my nap.  Ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, note that Amanuensis Monday - 1743 Will of Simon Gates (1667-1752) of Stow, Mass. posted, and wrote Dear Randy: Is My Personal Information on MyHeritage Private?

*  Printed up the labels and newsletter master, and went off to UPS Store to print and mail the CVGS newsletter.

*  Home by 2:40 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best  Of post and answered email.

*  Went in at 4:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Watered the front plants and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Reds 11-3, so now 49-62, and lost 3 of 4 on this road trip.

*  Online at 7:20 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, found some more Brocke records, and worked a bit in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.

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


Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 6 August 2017

This was a pretty typical summer Sunday with church, Padres game on TV, and some genelaogy in the evening.

*  Watched Fox News Sunday and read email and blogs.  Off to church at 9:45 a.m.

*  Home by 11:30, took Linda to the nails spa, home to eat lunch and watch the Padres, picked her up at 12:50 and home by 1 p.m. to watch the end of the game.  Padres lost 5-4 in 12 innings to Pittsburgh, so now 49-61 on the year.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted, and started the new Best Of post.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner.  Took a walk on the block.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, and work on the Amanuensis Monday post.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted.

*  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter for August and sent it to the email list.  Nice to check tasks off the to-do list in my head!

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree on the Vaux lines.  Found several more descendants and added data to the database and to FSFT.  TreeShared with the Ancestry Tree.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 5 August 2017

This was not a typical genealogy Saturday because I had a CVGS workshop to do.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to quickly read email and blogs, left at 7:50 for Marie Callenders for the men's group breakfast, picked Linda up at 9:30 a.m. and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- MABIE (Netherlands to colonial New York) posted and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 100 Word Genealogy Challenge.  Added to the Best Of post.  Printed off my handout for the workshop.

*  Rested my eyes for almost an hour, then had lunch, checked email one more time, and left for Bonita library at 12:25 p.m.

*  First one there, so set up the room and got the laptop going.  We had 8 other attendees, pretty disappointing.  We had 24 or so last year.  Did my demonstration of RootsMagic TreeShare and Ancestry WebHints and answered questions.  

*  Home by 4 p.m. to read email and blogs, and went in to watch the Padres game.  Dozed a bit.  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's and then shopped at Ralphs.  Home by 6:15 p.m.

*  Watched the last 4 innings of the Padres game, read the paper, then my book.  Padres won 5-2 over Pittsburgh, so now 49-60 on the season.  

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter and got it done and sent to the reviewers.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, August 4, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 4 August 2017

This was another stay-at-home day, but with a Padres game at the end.  It was cooler and not as humid here outside, but I didn't go out much.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 186: #265 Mary (Hubbard) Gates (1712-before 1754) of Stow, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 4 August 2017.

*  Spent two hours working on the 141 matches for Seavers in California in the US Marriages on Findmypast - added content and sources, perhaps 20 new, about 60 I already had, and about 20 were not in my database, and about 40 were duplicate entries.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and took my nap, and ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to write Who Knew? Lizzie Borden is my 6th Cousin Twice Removed on a whim and then Genealogy News Bytes -- 4 August 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, wrote the Surname Saturday post, and went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Rain delay lasted until after 6 p.m..  Ate dinner, watched TV news.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then TreeShared the RM database, then went in at 6:30 to watch the Padres game.  We blew a 3-0 lead in the 6th into a 10-6 loss.  Drat, so now 48-60 on the season.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, write this post, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 3 August 2017

It was a warm day - the high was probably 85F and humid.  More sun than the last few days, and the thunderheads were over the mountains to the east.  It was a stay-at-home day with no Padres games.

*  Dropped Linda at 7:30, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9, and home by 9:15 a.m.  The Terminix guy came and treated the outside.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1712 Birth Record of Mary Hubburd in Concord, Mass. - Post 376 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Genea-Musings Makes the Family Tree Magazine's Top 101 Best Free Family History Websites for 2017.

*  Worked on the RootsMagic handout for Saturday, and got the laptop going again, and Windows updated.  Took my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, check for new databases, and then wrote Big News: MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform.  That is big news.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, puttered around in RootsMagic a bit, treeshared the new folks and sources.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner, washed dishes, and online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, started the CVGS Newsletter, and then resolved about 150 Ancestry Hints for the new people in the big database.  

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 1-2 August 2017

And so August begins, warmish and muggy, thunder clouds overhead but no thunder/lightning here.

1)  Tuesday, 1 August 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Ralphs for groceries. Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family in Cedar County, Nebraska posted, and wrote Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - 1 August 2017.  Answered email, and took my nap.  Ate lunch.

*  Worked on the News post, then updated the AMT with TreeShare, and worked through more Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook but forgot to tweet.  Finished up the Genealogy News Bytes -- 1 August 2017 post and let it go.

*  Worked some more on Ancestry Hints in RootsMagic.

*  We left at 4:50 p.m. for the trolley, ate dinner at Tin Fish, and in Petco Park by 6:40 p.m.  Padres beat the Twins 3-0 so now 48-58 on the season.  

*  Home by 10:30 p.m., but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 2 August 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, wrote Sax and Goldschmied Graves in Home of Peace Cemetery -- Post 475 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Wrote CVGS Program Review - "Try to Remember -- Never Forget," printed off the Board stuff, and took my nap.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library to talk to John, and at 12 noon joined the board meeting.  Home by 1:30 p.m.  Watched the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed a bit.  Padres lost to Twins 5-2, so now 48-59.  

*  Online at 3:15 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote Changes to RootsMagic 7 in Version 7.5 and Updates.  Did some planning for the Saturday presentation at Bonita.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, put out the trash, etc.  Took my block walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, matched AMT data and RM data, then worked for two hours in Ancestry Hints on the big tree, adding content and sources for the recent additions to the tree.  Resolved 180 Hints.  Sources up to 85,730. 

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


Monday, July 31, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 31 July 2017

212 days, seven months down, only 4 months until Christmas.  Time marches on with or without us.  My day:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 23 to 29 July 2017 posted, and wrote three posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.  

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to note that Amanuensis Monday - 1791 Deed of Deborah Gates to Isaac Whitman for Land in Stow, Massachusetts posted and wrote In-Depth Genealogist Introduces their Newest Venture: IDG ACADEMY and Gina Comments on my Ancestry .com Quirk Post.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and Twitter.  TreeShared my RoortsMagic file, then worked on content and sources from Hints.  It was slow, so rebooted, and it was still slow probably due to AT&T system problems in the late afternoon.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to pull back yard weeds, and then watched TV news, ate dinner, did the dishes and watered the front plants.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, talked to Lori, and then worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for 90 minutes.  Did about 150 of them.  Lots to do.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours,

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 July (with increases in the numbers from 30 June in parentheses):

*  48,427 persons (+ 441)
* 19,395 families  (+ 145)
* 156,402 events  (+ 994)

*  3,470 Alternate Names (+ 161)
*  10,207  places  (+ 182)
*  1,545 sources (+ 12)
*  85,473 citations (+ 831)
*  1,141 Multi-media Items (+ 5)
*  3,128 Multimedia links (+ 7)
*  17,811 matched to FSFT (+ 500)

 I'm up to 54.65% (+0.20%) for citations/events and 176.50% (+0.48%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for July (compared to stats for June
):

*  102,848 92,541 page views (3,318 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 233)
*  37,932 page views ( 1224 per day, Statcounter, + 283)
*  29,700 unique visitors (958 per day, Statcounter, + 244)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  2,596
 readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 367)



Sunday, July 30, 2017

My Genealogy Weekend - 29-30 July 2017

This was not a typical July genealogy weekend.

1)  Saturday, 29 July:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up at 9:10 and we visited Costco for the necessaries.  No chicken though.

*  Home by 10 a.m. to read, note that Surname Saturday -- BOLLES (England to colonial New England) posted and write the SNGF post.

*  Rested my eyes for 30 minutes, then had lunch and we left for the CVGS program at 12:15 p.m. at the library.  Got there, enjoyed the presentation, and home by 3:30 p.m.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genea-Bucket List posted.

*  We left before 4 p.m. to eat at El Pollo Loco, on the trolley at 4:50 and in Petco Park by 5:20 p.m.  Padres game started at 5:40 against the Pirates.   Pads won 4-2 to go to 47-57, and we are now 6-7 when in attendance.  Watched the Fireworks show.  

*  Home by 10 p.m. to read, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post and answer email.    Genealogy this day was maybe 4.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 30 July:

*  Read email and blogs while watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30.  Home by 11:15 to read, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Ate lunch, added to the new Best Of post.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 23 to 29 July 2017 posted.

*  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, take a nap in the recliner.  Pads lost 7-1 to Pirates, so now 47-58 on the season.  Better than I had hoped for at this point, actually.  

*  Game over at 4, took Linda to swim at Barbara's, home to transcribe the deed, ate dinner, picked Linda up, and home after 6 p.m.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 23 to 29 July 2017 posted, and wrote the Amanuensis post.  

*  Started in on the Hints from the Big Tree on Ancestry, adding content and sources to RootsMagic for the recently added Hildreth persons.  Got through about 150 Hints.  Lots more to do.  Need to do this in smaller segments - add 40 people, then get their Hints.  Gotta keep up with the progress on all fronts.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.