Friday, December 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 6 December 2019

I finished a project, and worked on several others, plus the usual stuff on a genealogy Friday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 307: #518 Samuel Willis 1675-1758) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up at 9:10 a.m. and we went to her neurology appointment, and home by 10:15 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 December 2019, answered email and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Friday, 6 December 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter one more time and sent it to the membership via email.  Worked for awhile matching profiles with Family Tree. 

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, read the paper, watched tv news, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the three Saturday posts.  Resolved 246 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 5 December 2019

20 more days to Christmas.  I wonder what Linda wants or needs?  I have no clue what I want - maybe a new computer or phone?

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:20 a.m., home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1890 Naturalization Record of Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Zeruah Seaver Dies in 1912 in Washington, Vermont and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter and sent it for review.  Collected links and files to send to Susi for her Beginners class.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Started on the 52 Ancestors sketch, then went in for dinner, read the paper, watched TV and did dishes. 

*  online at 6:30 p.m. to finish the 52 Ancestors sketch, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

More rain today, so Linda stayed home from swimming. 

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Our Family in 1981 -- Post 594 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Answered email, printed out the CVGS material, and tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Board meeting.  Reviewed the member survey results and discussed the proposed beginners class.  Home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: How Did You Find the Birth Record for the Italian Ancestor? plus the source citation.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then went in at 5 p.m. to get dinner on the plates.  We ate, watched TV news, I read the paper, put out the trash and did the dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then worked on the CVGS newsletter - about 70% finished now.  

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 3 December 2019

This was Linda's 77th birthday...she had a good day, out to lunch with a friend, talked to both girls, and out to dinner with me. 

*  Dropped linda at the Y at 7:30, to Ralph's for flowers and a card, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Wills and Probate Records on Ancestry.com posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches for awhile, adding Notes for Common Ancestors.  Linda went to lunch, and I took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then finished up the CVGS survey results and mailed them off to the Board.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Tuesday, 3 December 2019, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked a bit in MyHeritage adding the Italians to my tree.  Started the CVGS Newsletter for December.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Black Angus, and home by 7 p.m.  Lori called Linda and Linda opened her gift and loved it.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 143 Ancestry Hints.

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

Monday, December 2, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 2 December 2019

It was  a busy genealogy day today - but I did little data entry and no real research it seems.  Woke up early at 5 a.m.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7, and home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and note that Amanuensis Monday -- 1787 Quitclaim Deed of John Palmer, Josiah Kendall and Simon Gates to Nathan Miles in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:05.  Got into Mondays With Myrt late, but talked about the Shared Clustering program and matches in general.  

*  Took a great nap, up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then online to write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 1 December 2019.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote   Finding More of My Grandsons' Italian Ancestral Records.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

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

*  Online at 7 to read, then wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, updated the Italian post, and checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 1 December 2019

24 more days until Christmas.  Time sure flies.  First, there's Linda's birthday on Tuesday.  I wonder what gifts I can get her?

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  We left for church at 9:40 a.m. and went to the store afterwards, and home by 12 noon.

*  Watched football, had popcorn for lunch, and read the paper.  Dozed a bit.  Chargers game came on at 1:25 p.m. and they blew another one to Denver.  Now 4-8 on the season.  No hopes.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 posted.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, worked on the CVGS survey results, and TreeShared 63 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Went in at 8:30 to see the end of the football game and watch Charger lowlights.

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to check Facebook, answer email, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Not much of a genealogy day, but a decent family history day.  Didn't get enough sleep, and drowsy and tired all day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Anne, wife of Henry Collins, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:05 and home to gather stuff, and left at 9:40 a.m. for Huntington Beach.  Had lunch at In 'n' Out in Carlsbad, and got to Tami's at 12:15 p.m.  Light traffic, no stopping, no weather problems.  They had their tree up, the house was decorated beautifully, and Audrey worked on the outdoor lights.

*  Talked to Tami, James and the kids, watched football, I  took a short couch nap, Linda opened her birthday gifts, and we had Thanksgiving dinner.  We left at 6:10 p.m., no photos, everyone tired.  Drove straight through, light traffic, no stopping, got home at 7:40 p.m.

*  Online to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Should Genea-Santa Bring You? and Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019 posted, and listened to the Aztecs game (they won).  Added to the Best Of post, TreeShared 88 profiles, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 3.0 hours.

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End-of-the-month statistics:

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

*  55,450 persons (+ 161)
*  22,528  families  (+ 85)
*  178,118 events  (+ 582)

*  8,366 Alternate Names (+ 200)
*  12,447 places  (+ 158)
*  1,922 sources (- 8)
*  112,706 citations (+ 1201)
*  1,420 Multi-media Items (+ 12)
*  3,198 Multimedia links (- 3)
*  33,633 matched to FSFT (+ 290)


 I'm up to 63.28% (+0.47%) for citations/events and 203.25 % (+1.57%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for November(compared to stats for October
):

*  107,441 page views (3581 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 763)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,401 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 2)


Friday, November 29, 2019

Genea-Journal - 28-29 November 2019

Hmm, I forgot to journal last night.  Oh well.  We decided to go to Tami;'s on Saturday rather than Thursday or Friday due to weather and traffic.

1)  Thursday, 29 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1896 Masonic Lodge Application of Henry Austin Carringer posted.

*  Picked her up, and home, and it started raining after 10 a.m.  Worked on the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.   Added several obituaries to RootsMagic profiles.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Alexander H. Seaver Dies in 1911 in Arlington, Mass.

*  Had lunch, took a nap.  Wrote My Mayflower 1620 Connections - Soule, White, Warren, Cooke, Brewster, Hopkins and Fuller.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  We left at 4 p.m. in the rain for Thanksgiving dinner at Cafe Lamaze - my turkey dinner was fine, Linda complained about her steak.  Home by 6 p.m.

*  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints.  Went in at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs play Creighton, read the paper, and Aztecs won 83-52.  Great game.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Friday, 29 November:

*  Raining again so Linda didn't go to the Y.  Checked email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 306: #517 Mary (Bigelow) Read (1677-1708) of Massachusetts posted.  Wrote the Ancestry post.

*  Wrote Findmypast Announces Dundee & Angus Collection Partnership and added World War II draft cards for Seaver guys in California to the RootsMagic profiles.  

*  Took a nice nap.  Online at 12:30 to read, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 29 November 2019.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.

*  Worked on the new DNA Cluster for AncestryDNA matches program - downloaded it and ran it, and looked at the results.  Sure shows how few Common Ancestor matches I have!  Several big clusters are unkonwn common ancestors.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, and watched the Aztecs game against Iowa.  Aztecs won again, but it was closer, 83-73.  Washed dishes.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to write the SNGF post, resolved 88 Ancestry Hints, and wrote the FamilySearch post.  

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



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and it was raining cats and dogs, when all of a sudden the TV went off, and the Internet too, but the lights stayed on (thank goodness).  Linda had to go to bed early without the TV, but I worked in RootsMagic on a project so didn't lose much time.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Our Family in Summer 1995 -- Post 593 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the 99 Cent store for canned goods, and were home by 10 a.m.  I read a bit online, then lay down for an eyerest, and up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, gather my laptop and showntell item, and off to the CVGS meeting at the library.

*  Got setup with the photos of the show 'n' tell items, and the meeting started at 12:10 or so.  Done by 1:30, and went to the tire store to see why my low tire pressure light was on.  They said it was because the weather has been cool, and jacked up the pressure on all four tires.  Free.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, wrote RootsMagic 8 News - To Be Released in 2020?, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  It started raining but stopped after 7 p.m.  

*  Messed around in RootsMagic and on Ancestry with the Italian families and added some content and sources to the database.

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to write the two Thursday posts, and then the TV and Internet got sporadic.  I couldn't post to Facebook, but could use email, Feedly, Ancestry, etc.  I got the RootsMagic profile for the 52 Ancestors post finished.  

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 26 November 2019

This was another all-genealogy day here at the cave.  It's going to rain the next two days so more genealogy is on tap.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the "Find A Grave" Web Site to Find Burial Records posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we stopped at the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.  Got the laundry in the washer.  Worked on the Italian records some more, then tried to nap.

*  Online at 11 a.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and worked on the Italian records - found two births records in 1892 and 1868 to add to the database.  

*  Had lunch, checked out the Italy Google maps, and wrote the Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 26 November 2019 post.  Succeeded at napping!

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook.  Poasted a query on the Italian Genealogy group on Facebook and got a quick response about some names on a birth record.  Fantastic!

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, then resolved 333 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.  

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 25 November 2019

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day for me.  Slept better too!  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1787 Deed of Ephriam Pratt Jr. Selling Land to Simon Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and talked about my Italian research rabbit hole.

*  Wrote Finding 1838-1859 Italian Records for My Grandsons' Ancestors.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 24 November 2019.  Worked some on the Italians - searched for Maria Podesta's 1867 baptism record in Lavagna on FamilySearch digital microfilm without success - went through 313 images for 1867, about 6 Podesta's in the crop.  Need to look in 1866 and 1868 too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news and then football, read the paper, washed dishes, and took the trash out.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, and worked in Find A Grave Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Genea-Journal - 23-24 November 2019

I missed journaling last night due to the lateness of the SDSU Aztecs football game.  Then I couldn't sleep for two hours.  So today was a drowsy day.

1)  Saturday, 23 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, married Crispus Brewer, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.

* Picked her up and we went to Costco and got pajamas, home by 9:45 a.m.  Wrote Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 17 to 23 November 2019 and the Ancestry post.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 12 noon to eat lunch, then worked on the CVGS survey responses.  Noted that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Thanksgiving - Genealogy Edition posted.

*  Worked in RootsMagic Web Hints and Ancestry searches to identify mystery people in my database.  Solved a few mysteries.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, and do the dishes.  Online to resolve 274 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

*  Continued working on Hints during timeouts as I watched the SDSU/Hawaii game on Facebook.  Aztecs lost 14-11, so no conference championship game.  Now 8-3.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 24 November:

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 November 2019 posted.  Finished up the Best Of post. 

*  Left for church at 9:45 a.m. and home by 11:20 a.m.  Read email and blogs, then took a nap.  

*  Had lunch, then online to add to the Best Of post, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 November 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch football, have lunch, take a nap, and read the paper.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, then worked on Web Hints and added content to the McKnew side.  Found some census records I didn't have, and several source records I had not saved.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV news, then the football game, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, work on the McKnew line, and TreeShared 115 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Checked out the Photo Hints and found several useful ones for the new people just added.

*  Checked Facebook,. added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.



Friday, November 22, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 22 November 2019

This was a cool but sunny day here in Chula Vista.  Slept poorly last night.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 305: #516 Thomas Read (1678-1755) of Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to Costco, home by 10:30 a.m.  Got stuff put away, and laundry switched.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 November 2019, answered email and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 22 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Got the laundry finished, made the bed, and picked some weeds.

*  Online to answer email, then went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, answer email, and wrote the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts.  Resolved 217 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 21 November 2019

The day started out with sprinkles but it cleared to be cool and cloudy with showers but none here.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1900 Mason Certificate of Henry Austin Carringer posted.

*  Picked up Linda and we went to the grocery store, and home by 9:45 a.m.  Wrote Findmypast Offers 25% Subscription Savings.

*  We left at 10:35 a.m. for Linda's dentist appointment and I got a haircut down the street.  Home by 12:10 p.m. to eat lunch and take a nap.

*  Online at 1:45 to write Seavers in the News - Mrs. Seaver Dies in Duxbury, Vermont in 1910, then checked Twitter and Facebook. Worked on the 52 Ancestors target.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper and put away the under-sink stuff.  Whew.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to talk to Lori, then wrote the 62 Ancestors post after adding events and sources to the profile.  Had to find the deeds to get the sources right - some were wrong.

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 20 November 2019

RAIN!  The big story of the day - heavy overnight, sprinkles all morning, cleared a bit in the afternoon, and drizzle in the evening.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that The Seaver Ballplayers in 1958 -- Post 592 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Prepped for the CVGS DNA group meeting, and took a nap.  Had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library, and got set up by 11:50 a.m.  We had only 10 attendees (rain?  bored?) for the CVGS DNA Interest Group meeting.  Got two books and home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote Randy Seaver Not Surprised He is Related to Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest Post, and TreeShared 77 profiles.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching/adding the Italian families.  Some bad conflicts.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 19 November 2019

It finally rained here tonight, first time in over 5 months.  More is coming.  Got the two plumbing jobs done too.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip:  Use  MyHeritage "Compilation of Published Sources" - FREE! posted.  Found a marriage record on Antenati.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Called the plumber and he came at 10 a.m. to fix the kitchen sink (the disposal, as I thought, and the toilet handle in the master bathroom.  

*  Worked on the CVGS survey results, have 16 of 29 questions done now.  After the plumber left, I took my nap.  Got laundry in the washer.

*  Had lunch, and online at 1:15 to write Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 19 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Answered messages on Ancestry and email, and added two ThruLines to RootsMagic for two Wade 6th cousins. 

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, washed dishes, read the paper.  Finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and worked on Ancestry Hints, resolving 345 and adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Monday, November 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 18 November 2019

This was another warm day (over 90F) and after I got home from capturing Linda I didn't go out again.  It may rain on Tuesday!  Cool!  Maybe the cars will get washed if it rains hard enough.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1787 Deed of Clark Stone Selling Land to Simon Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt late and was an opinionated commentator.  

*  After the webinar, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and looked for new DNA results on AncestryDNA.  They changed the match headings - no counts any more!  Drat.  Called thep lumber and appointment is Tuesday.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 17 November 2019.  

*  Looked my Ancestry Photo Hints, and found one from another researcher's tree for my grandsons Italian ancestor - church records from the 1800s.  The tree had many more, and I captured about 10 images and added about 12 people to my RootsMagic tree based on the records.  I extended the boys ancestry in this one little town in Italy back to some 6th great-grandparents on one line.  Messaged the guy with the Ancestry tree to thank him!

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and bragged about the Italy finds.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to cook dinner, then watched the Chargers game.  Same old story - get ahead, get behind, try to catch up, almost make it, and fail.  Now 4-7 and the season is lost.  KC beat Chargers 24-17.

*  Online at 8:40 to write the Tuesday's Tip post, check email and blogs and Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 November 2019

This was a pretty lazy day in front of the TV.  I didn't get any research done, and very little else genealogy-wise.  Ready for the plumber on Monday.

*  Read email and blogs, then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  We left for church at 9:40 and went to the store afterwards and home by 11:50 a.m.  Got the stuff under the kitchen sink boxed up and hidden away, and made some tests on the sink.  I think the problem is the connection of the disposal to the pipe to the wall.

*  Watched football, had lunch, tried to doze, read the paper.  Went in for awhile to read blogs, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 November 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 November 2019 posted.

*  Back to the TV to watch the afternoon game.  Dozed a bit.  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at In 'n' Out and Linda almost fell coming out - hit her head on the door.  She seems OK.

*  Home by 6 p.m. to watch the next game, but online at 6:30 p.m. to answer email, read blogs, and TreeShared RootsMagic profiles to Ancestry.  This went real slow again tonight - two hours to do 120 of them.  Read Facebook and Twitter and blogs while waiting on RM to work. 

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 4.0 hours.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - 15-16 November 2019

Still not sleeping well.  Frustrating.  Weather has been nice.  

1)  Friday, 15 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 304: #515 Eunice (Norman) Rayment (1686-1743) of Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 November 2019 and worked on the CVGS member survey results.  Now have 13 of 29 questions from 30 respondees listed.

*  Took a nap.  Had lunch, then worked on Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 15 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday and SNGF posts.

*  Fixed dinner, watched TV news and online at 6 p.m. to read, and prepared the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Went in at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Aztecs game, read the paper and my book, and wash dishes.  They beat Fresno State 17-7 so now 8-2 on the year.

*  Read email and blogs and checked Facebook at 10 p.m. but no journal.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 16 November:

*  Read email and blogs, then dropped Linda at the Y, and went to my men's group breakfast.  Picked her up at 9:40 a.m. and home by 10 a.m.

*  Really sleepy - read blogs, then took a recliner nap.

*  Awake at 11:45 a.m. to have lunch, noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Hannah, who married Thomas Graves, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted,
then finished the Ancestry and FS posts.  

*  Answered several email and Ancestry messages, wrote my bio for the CVGS newsletter, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Number One Songs posted.

*  Puttered around with RootsMagic Web Hints, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 November 2019 posted.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to start dinner, we ate at 5:30, watched football for awhile, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Noted that the kitchen floor was wet - we have a leak under the sink.  Don't know where yet, will empty the area on Sunday and call the plumber on Monday.  Drat.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to work on Ancestry Hints, then tried to TreeShare but it was slow.  Did 21 profiles but another 140 to do.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered emails, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.




Thursday, November 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ah, almost the Ides of November.  6 more weeks until Christmas.  I really dislike shopping in stores - online makes a lot of sense to me.  Now - what to get Linda?  Money for the girls and grandkids and i'm done!  Easy!  Oh yeah, Linda's birthday is in three weeks.  Double shopping.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1890 Biographical Sketch of Eliza (Carringer) Robinson Family posted. 

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:50 a.m.

*  Wrote AncestryDNA Updated My Ethnicity Estimate (DNA Story) and then went to lunch with the Rohr engineers.  Only 9 of us.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to read, write the Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Joel Seaver Dies in New York in 1907 post, and took a nap.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved 286 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Had a look at the new RootsMagic 8 video.

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

A pretty typical genealogy Wednesday - society meeting, blogging, etc.  Foggy in the morning, cool in the afternoon (maybe 70 F).

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Randy in Leominster, Mass. in 1966 -- Post 591 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Watched some of the impeachment hearings.  Received the GRO birth record and sent it on to Diane.  Looked for examples for the American Ancestors periodicals. Had lunch, no nap.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library to moderate the CVGS Research Group.  We had 18 attendees, and I discussed genealogy news, my own research, and worked through the free for a week American Ancestors site.

*  Home by 2:30 and laid down for a nap.  Up at 3:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Misteaks Happen - A FamilySearch Family Tree Correction.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:20 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and put out the trash.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, found the book article about the Carringers and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Well, 6 weeks until Christmas!  How exciting.  Should I shop before Thanksgiving or after?  Oh yeah, Linda's birthday is in 3 weeks.  Double shopping!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Tuesday's Tip: Research in Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1841-1915 Collections posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and we went to Wal-mart for needed kitchen stuff.  Home by 10 a.m. to start the laundry.  Online to read, then wrote American Ancestors is FREE to Search from 12 to 19 November.  Laid down for a nap.

*  Up at 12:15 p.m. to read, had lunch, put the laundry in the dryer, printed off the print copy of the CVGS newsletter and went to the UPS Store to publish and mail the Newsletter for the postal members.

*  Home by 1:30 p.m. to write Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 12 November 2019 and then checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Added to the Best Of post, worked in WebHints in RootsMagic for awhile, and then went out front to trim the rose bushes and put the big tumbleweed in the green can.  Got the laundry out of the dryer.

*  In by 4:30 to work some more on Web Hints.  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, then resolved 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic file.  

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 November 2019

Just another all-genealogy day in Chula Vista, and it was Veteran's Day too.  Didn't sleep well again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1778 Deed of Silas Marshall Selling Land to Simon Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Spoke a bit about my soldiers who served.  Not much helpful content this week.  Took a good 90 minute nap.

*  Had lunch, and worked on FamilySearch and Ancestry messages - solved two problems.  Wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 10 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Walked out and talked to a neighbor.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched the NFL game, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Tuesday's Tip.  Resolved 132 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote his post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - 9-10 November 2019

My sleep woes continue - I'm in bed for about 7 hours but I get about 5.5 hours of sleep, and need at least 7 hours to be functional.  Naps are a stopgap, but necessary.  I guess I should try to go to bed earlier.  Linda's left hip joint is hurting and she's using the walker around the house.

1)  Saturday, 9 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Surname Saturday -- MOUSALL (England to Colonial Massachusetts) posted.

*  Picked up Linda and home by 9:15 a.m.  Left at 9:25 for the SDGS meeting in San Diego.

*  Got there by 9:45 a.m. and had several minutes with my friend Lisa Alzo, the speaker for the day.  She gave two excellent talks on Eastern European genealogy.

*  Home by 12:45 p.m. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Veteran's Service and Gravesite posted and to finish the FamilySearch post.  Finished the CVGS newsletter and sent it to the reviewers.

*  Went in at 1:30 p.m. to watch the LSU/Alabama game, read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 November 2019 posted.

*  Cooked dinner, watched TV news, and then online at 6:30 to add to the Best Of post and did something else (???).

*  Went in at 7:30 to watch the SDSU/Nevada game, and read my book.  Aztecs lost 17-13 so now 7-2 on the season. Game was over at 10:45 so I went to bed and didn't sleep well.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Sunday, 10 November:

*  Online at 7:30 a.m. to read email and blogs, then wrote the Amanuensis post.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 November 2019 posted.

*  We left for church at 9:40, went to the grocery store on the way home, and arrived about 11:45 a.m.  Watched football, ate lunch, read the paper, and dozed in the recliner twice.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 November 2019 posted.  Resolved about 20 Ancestry Hints from the obituary collection.

*  Went out at 4:45 p.m. to trim the rose bushes, and then fixed dinner and we watched TV news, and I washed the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, finish up the CVGS newsletter and email it out, and then TreeShared 155 profiles with the Ancestry tree.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 8 November 2019

Just another genealogy day inside while it was beautiful outside.  I should get out in the sun more and walk more, but don't.  

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 303: #514 Samuel Rayment (1679-1724) of Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Finally change the clock in the car!  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 November 2019 and Findmypast Grants Free Access Ahead of Veterans Day 2019.

*  Finally worked on one of the trees of my Brigham ThruLines on AncestryDNA.  Didn't find any other known ancestors back to 1700, but some lines are incomplete.

*  Took a nap.  Online at 12:30, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, then worked on and posted   Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 8 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Surname Saturday post and matched RootsMagic profiles with Family Tree profiles.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then started work on the November CVGS newsletter.  It's about 75% done now.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 7 November 2019

This could have been an all genealogy day but the cable company messed me up from 3:30 to 6:30.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1860 U.S. Census Record for Henry Carringer Household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked her up and we went grocery shopping at Ralph's.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Wrote North San Diego County Genealogical Society Fall Seminar on Saturday, 9 November.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked in the Newspaper.com obituary listings adding content to the RootsMagic tree.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Finetta Seaver Dies in 1964.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Then the internet went out (and the TV and the landline) so I worked on the 52 Ancestors biography.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, got the radio on so I could listen to the Chargers game.  Read the paper, washed dishes and watered the front plants.  They lost 26-24 to the Raiders.  The Internet and TV and phone came back on at 6:30 p.m. in the middle of the second quarter.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Another fairly nice day in Chula Vista - foggy in the morning, clearing by 9 a.m., sunny and bright but not warm.  Big surprise - I worked on genealogy most of the day.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Gramp and Randy in About 1945 -- Post 590 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote San Diego Genealogical Society Super Saturday (9 November) Features Lisa Alzo.  Tried to nap.  

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and left for the library at 11:30.  Got into the CVGS Board meeting, and was home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Wrote Don Created a Wonderful Genealogy Website on TNG and checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked on Diane's problem, ordered a GRO certificate, and emailed her with what I found.

*  Went in and cooked dinner at 5 p.m., we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and resolved 123 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A very average day weather-wise, and an almost all genealogy day for me.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: U.S. World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 posted.

*  Picked her up, and we wt to 99 Cent Store and were home by 10 a.m.

*  Online to read, and wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 5 November 2019.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, and online to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 5 November 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Used WebHints in RootsMagic to add content semi-randomly, answered emails, and matched profiles with FamilySearch Family tree.  Took another nap.

*  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and do the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Wordless post.  Then did more semi-random searching of WebHints and FSFT profile matching.  Finally, resolved 93 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

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


Monday, November 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - 3-4 November 2019

Brother-in-law Paul and wife Debra were here Sunday and Monday, and my genealogy time was limited.

1)  Sunday, 3 November:

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 27 October to 2 November 2019 posted.

*  We went off to church at 9:30, met Paul and Deb there, and home by 11:30 to watch football, have lunch, and chat.  Chargers beat Packers 26-11.

*  Left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's, and Paul/Deb went back to their hotel.  We were home by 6:30.

*  Added to the Best Of blog, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 27 October to 2 November 2019 posted, and TreeShared 156 profiles.  Answered email and checked Facebook.
Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 4 November:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1785 Deed of Nathan Miles Selling Land to John Palmer, Josiah Kendall and Simon Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked Linda up, and home by 9 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt but didn't contribute much.

*  Paul and Deb came at 10:45 a.m. to visit, we worked on the table lamp (Paul got hardware) and got it working, we had lunch, then he and I went off to Home Depot to get nuts for the lamp and washed their rental car.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Quickly read email and blogs, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 3 November 2019, then back to chat some more, and we left for dinner at In 'n' Out at 4:30 p.m., and home by 5:45 p.m.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, check Facebook,. write the Tuesday's Tip post, TreeShare 49 profiles and resolve 127 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 2 November 2019

This was my grandfather's (Lyle Lawrence Carringer) 128th birthday - probably the biggest male role model in my life.  I sure wish I had talked to him more about his life experiences.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then to Sunset at the Park for the CVPC men's breakfast and Bible study at 8 a.m.  Picked her up at 9:45 a.m. and we went to the grocery store, and home by 10:20 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Susanna, who married Roger Buck, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Answered several Ancestry messages, and added a Seaver marriage to the database, then fixed the family in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Favorite Hallowe'en Memory posted.

Went in at 1 p.m. to watch sports, read the paper, have lunch and napped in the recliner.  

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, worked on some WebHints, and answered emails.

*  Paul and Deb arrived at 4:30 for their visit, and we left at 5:15 for dinner at Black Angus.  We had a great conversation about family, genealogy, life, etc.  They evacuated from their home last Saturday and have been on the road since.  

*  Home from dinner at 8:30 and they went to their hotel by 9 p.m.  I set our clocks back an hour.  Online to read, check Facebook, and write this post.  Noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 27 October to 2 November 2019 posted.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.




Friday, November 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 1 November 2019

10 months down, two to go.  It was cool this morning, and clear all day, high near 80, low near 45.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 302: #513 Mary (Read) Seaver (1680-????) of Massachusetts posted.  

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Got the laundry started, answered email, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 1 November 2019.  Tried to nap and failed.

*  Online at 10:45 to read, had lunch, and worked on some WebHints in RootsMagic.  Finished the laundry.

*  Left at 12:20 p.m. for the barber shop (missed out, he had an errand to run), the library (got a book), and the bank.  Home by 1:30 and got some exercise.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 2 November 2019, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and checked out Hints on Deb's tree.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the two Saturday posts, and resolved 77 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Forgot to do the monthly stats last night.

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End-of-the-month statistics:

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 1 November September (with increases in the numbers from 30 September in parentheses):

*  55,289 persons (+ 394)
*  22,443  families  (+ 168)
*  177,536  events  (+ 1135)

*  8,166 Alternate Names (+ 242)
*  12,289 places  (+ 162)
*  1,930 sources (+ 44)
*  111,505 citations (+ 1491)
*  1,408 Multi-media Items (+ 7)
*  3,201 Multimedia links (+ 3)
*  33,343 matched to FSFT (+ 543)


 I'm up to 62.81% (+0.44%) for citations/events and 201,68% (+1.27%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for October (compared to stats for September
):

*  87,345 0,211 page views (2,818 per day, Blogger Stats,  + 231)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,403 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 16)



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 31 October 2019

Cool this morning, down in the 40s, turned the heater on.  Clear and sunny and warm in the afternoon. 

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1830 U.S. Census Record for Martin Caringer Household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to Costco for stuff.  Home by 10:15 a.m.

*  Looked for a Seaver obituary and found a good one, but took my nap first.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Anna (Tague) Seaver (1809-1886) Dies in Indiana and then Beware of Automated Computer Indexing of Newspaper Articles.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked on the 52 Ancestors sketch.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper and wash dishes.  All set for the trick or treaters too.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday, and added to the Best Of post.  Resolved 71 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Matched some FamilySearch Family Tree profiles also.

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  We had NO trick-or-treaters - first time ever!  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

I gave my Newspapers presentation today at the CVGS meeting, and my favored team won the World Series.  A pretty good day!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Randy and His Dad in Late 1943 -- Post 589 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Looked through the Newspaper.com obituary list again and added information to several RootsMagic tree persons.  Lay down at 10:15 a.m. but didn't nap.  

*  Had lunch, gathered the laptop and off to the library at 11:20 a.m.

*  Got set up, talked to folks, a friend has an Alzheimers husband and we compared notes.  Gave my new Newspapers talk to 30 attendees  - went over time a bit but they had questions and comments.  Nice Hallowe'en snacks afterwards.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Match My RootsMagic Person to a FamilySearch Family Tree Profile? and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the World Series game, read the paper, put out the trash, do dishes, and read my book.  Nationals won 6-2 to win the Series.  San Diegan Steve Strasburg was the MVP. 

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Are you kidding me - it's October 29th?  8 weeks until Christmas?  The sands of time drain out of my hourglass.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, and noted that   Tuesday's Tip: Use the U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 posted.

*  Picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Got the laundry going.  Online at 9:45 a.m. to read, and looked for new AncestryDNA matches.  One good one but no tree.  

*  Tried to nap, but interrupted by scam phone call.  Don't know how long they listened to my radio.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 29 October 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a short nap.  Resolved 56 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  

*  Went in for dinner, realized I hadn't finished the laundry, then watched the World Series game, read the paper, and did the dishes.  Got the laptop out to make sure the presentation was on it, and read email, blogs, and added to the RootsTech blog.  Nationals won 7-2 so now 3-3.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post and looked through MyHeritageDNA matches. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.