Thursday, February 28, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 28 February 2019

This was a very busy genealogy day with RootsTech in full swing.  I didn't blog as much.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 a.m., then home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of and compendium posts, and noted that RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Thursday, 28 February 2019 this early morning.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m. to write MyHeritage Adds Automatic Clustering of DNA Matches for Insights on Common Ancestors.  Watched the Keynote talks and answered email.  Requested the MH cluster but haven't received the email yet.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Nicholas Seaver Dies in Wisconsin in 1934 and researched the family and added it to the RootsMagic tree.  Another small German bush.

*  Had lunch, then watched Crista Cowan's talk on livestream.  More email traffic, some about DNA and Ancestry.  Updated the Best Of and compendium posts.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and downloaded some screen shots for a blog post.  Wrote   Ancestry® Announces Coveted Content Releases and New, Game-Changing Family History Research Tools at RootsTech 2019.  Watched some of the Kris R's livestream. 

* Worked in AncestryDNA ThruLines a bit to switch back to the previous match screen.  The Win10 laptop worked much better than the desktop Win 7 computer.  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile.  

*  Went in for dinner at 4:45 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, work more on MyHeritage ToFR (5 out of 15 are wrong...), added two lines to the RootsMagic tree, updated the Best Of and blog compendium posts.  Wrote the Friday livestream post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

End-of-the-month statistics:

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 28 February (with increases in the numbers from 31 January in parentheses):

*  52,592 persons (+ 418)
*  21,323 families  (+ 177)
*  170,019 events  (+ 1181)

*  6,455 Alternate Names (+ 250)
*  11,341 places  (+ 248)
*  1,913 sources (+ 58)
*  102,008  citations (+ 1251)
*  1,265 Multi-media Items (+ 21)
*  3,211 Multimedia links (+ 6)
*  29,597 matched to FSFT (+ 486)


 I'm up to 60.00% (+0.32%) for citations/events and 193.96% (+0.84%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for February (compared to stats for January
):

*  77,975 page views (2,785 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 252)

*  >2,000 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,512 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 1)


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

I'm still not at RootsTech.  It was a busy day, thank goodness I got several posts written last night.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, noted that RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Wednesday, 27 February 2019Ancestry.com Announces MyTreeTags™ Feature in Beta ReleaseAncestry.com Introduces New and Improved DNA Matching Tools Feature in Beta, and   Ancestry.com Introduces New AncestryDNA ThruLines™ Feature in Beta Release posted.

*  Finished up the Using the AncestryDNA ThruLines™ Feature to Find Common Ancestors post and posted it.  Watched a bit of Ron Tanner's livestream talk.

*  Picked up Linda at 9 a.m., home by 9:15 a.m.  Checked Twitter and Facebook for more RootsTech info - everyone was pretty busy!  Wrote MyHeritage Releases the "Theory of Family Relativity™" Feature for Finding Common Ancestors of MyHeritageDNA Matches and Findmypast Announces Project to Digitise & Publish 1921 Census of England & Wales.  Laid down to rest, no nap today!

*  Online at 11 a.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and off to the library at 11:30 a.m.

*  Helped John get set up for his talk at the CVGS meeting, meeting was over at 1:45 p.m., so home quickly by 2 p.m. to watch Diahan Southard's DNA talk on the livestream.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then answered email and added to the Best Of post.  Watched some of the Keynote talk.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to finish cooking dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, did the dishes, and met the new neighbors. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on the RootsTech 2019 SLC Blog Compendium post, and then wrote the livestream post for Thursday morning.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours. 9 posts written today.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 26 February 2019

This was a fairly busy genealogy day although I did very little research.  Where did the time go?

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1810 U.S. Census Record of the Burjes Metcalf Household in Piermont, N.H. posted.

*  Pivked her up at 9 a.m. and we picked up her glasses at Eyeglass Word, then went grocery shopping at Ralphs.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Online to download the Saturday syllabus articles from RootsTech.  Answered email.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch.  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, worked in RootsMagic matching profiles and sharing information with Family Tree.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 26 February 2019.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the three Ancestry feature posts for 8 a.m. Wednesday.  Did more matching and sharing with Family Tree.

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, then wrote an AncestorDNA post on one of the new features.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and remembered that Finding Your Roots was on 10 minutes after it started.  The records and ancestor stories were great, as always.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to write the livestreaming post for Wednesday, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.  6 blog posts.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 25 February 2019

This was a pretty busy genealogy day.  It was nice again today, high near 65F.

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

*  Picked up Linda, and home by 9 a.m,.  Got into Mondays With Myrt which was from the Family History Library.  I helped find URLs for Pat.

*  Added to the Best Of post, had lunch, worked in AncestryDNA adding lines to matches.  Wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - 25 February 2019.

*  Taped up the Forever box, and went off to FedEx to send it off.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Worked a bit in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree.  Sleepy, so took a nice nap.

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to work some more in RootsMagic matching Family Tree profiles.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 137 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 159 RootsMagic profiles to the Ancestry tree. 

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 24 February 2019

This was a fairly typical non-Padres, non-Chargers Sunday - church, some genealogy, a nap, etc.  Beautiful day today with 65F temps.

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

*  Went off to church at 9:40 a.m., stopped at 99 Cent store on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post, had lunch, and worked on AncestryDNA matches, adding lines and DNA Match facts.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. and napped in the recliner.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 to 23 February 2019 posted.  Worked some more in AncestryDNA.  Answered email.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the John Finch is Speaker at CVGS Meeting on Wednesday, 27 February post.

*  Resolved about 280 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 23 February 2019

This was a fairly full genealogy day mainly because of the RootsMagic Users Group.  A clear and cool day, no rain until next week they say.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Surname Saturday -- DUNINGTON (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  Printed off the RMUG notes.

*  Picked up Linda, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Read email, then left at 9:30 for the San Diego FamilySearch Library in Allied Gardens for the RMUG meeting.  We had 14, including several beginners.  Afterwards, I tried to find Vaux records on digital microfilm - found one but not others that should be there.  Needles in the haystack.  Saved it to the flash drive.

*  Home by 2 p.m. to have lunch, online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Did You Get Started in Genealogy Research? posted, and went in to the recliner and napped for awhile.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to write the FamlySearch and Ancestry posts, added to the Best Of post.

*  Worked for over an hour getting the home movies cataloged and listed and labeled for the Forever box.  Put 23 movies in the box.  Looked more for the videotapes and still no luck.  I did find other stuff, mostly outdated and useless.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 17 to 23 February 2019 posted.  

*  Resolved 350 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared the last 96 profiles.  

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9/0 hours.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 22 February 2019

George Birthington's Washday and it didn't rain today!  Maybe Saturday.  Cold this morning, below 40 in Chula Vista.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 266: #435 Elizabeth (Wills) Laver (1730-1796) of South Petherton, Somerset posted.  Wrote Findmypast Acquires RootsFinder, Inc.

*  Picked her up, and we went grocery shopping.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Online to read, answer email, and wrote New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 22 February 2019.

*  Worked in AncestryDNA checking out the new features and adding lines to the RootsMagic tree.  Matched several families with Family Tree.  Checked out RootsFinder again.

*  Had lunch, and took a nap.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 22 February 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  Worked in Geni trying out the GEDCOM upload.  Blech.  Faster to do a hand job.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the SNGF post, and resolved over 200 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  TreeShared 123 profiles from RootsMagic to the Ancestry tree.  Still have about 90 to do.  

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



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 21 February 2019

This was a stay at home day.  It was raining this morning so Linda didn't go to the Y.  Cold too, and rain off and on all day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1780 Military Payment Record for John Underhill Jr. in Chester, N.H. posted.  

*  Worked on the credit card accounting and got 2018 done, so now I'm ready to do taxes.  Whew.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, had lunch, worked on the Forever box a bit (still can't find the videotapes), worked on the new AncestryDNA features and provided feedback.  

*  Wrote   Census Enumerators Make Mistakes Sometimes.  Wrote Seavers in the News - Thomas Whitchurch Seaver Dies in Sydney, Australia in 1936.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, worked on matching profiles to Family Tree awhile, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and do the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 330 Ancestry Hints, and then TreeShared 100 profiles.  About 110 more to do.  

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Genea-Journal - 20 February 2019

This was a pretty full genealogy day, with the CVGS DNA Group in the middle of it.  It rained this afternoon and into the night here.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Toddler Randy -- Post 554 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote OCCGS BASH Seminar on 9 March Features Crista Cowan and then organized my thoughts on Family tree DNA information for the CVGS DNA group meeting.  Left the paper at home!  Rested my eyes for 20 minutes, then had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library, got set up and we had 15 attendees.  I went through Family Tree DNA features and then my Genetic Affairs clusters, and most of it was over everyone's head.  I'm going to have to change what I'm doing.  Smaller bites, I think.

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, then wrote A Reader's Take on Ancestry.com Problems - Part V: Why Is There No Chromosome Browser?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a nap because I was dozing off at the computer.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then went in to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, put out the trash in the cold rain, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 374 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for maybe 10% of them.  Did some Family Tree matching with RootsMagic too.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 19 February 2019

This was not a big genealogy day for me - because life intervened and I had little time to do something research wise.  It was a cool day - we had frost on the windshield this morning - that hasn't happened for 10 or 20 years here.  %he low overnight here was in the high 30s.  The high today was about 60.  More rain on Wednesday.After 4+ months, we have more rainfall than our average - 10.5 inches at San Diego.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1800 U.S. Census Record of the Burges Metcalf Household in Piermont, N.H. posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 and we went grocery shopping, and home by 9:45 a.m.  I read blogs, answered email, and at 10:30 lay down for a nap.

*  Online at 11:15, I started a post and didn't finish it until later.  We left at 11:35 for Linda's dentist appointment.  I went to the library and got the latest Lee Child book.  We went to lunch at In 'n' Out and were home at 2 p.m.

*  Online to write the Genealogy News Bytes - 19 February 2019 post and finished up the RootsTech 2019 Syllabus Articles Are Available on Mobile App and Web Browser post.  We had TV problems, so I called DirecTV and sorted it out, finally.  Both of us were frustrated.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in RootsMagic for awhile to answer an email question on the Marshman family in Wiltshire.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 195 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  I would prefer only two subjects in the hour just so we can hear more of each story.  This one was pretty mundane, and no DNA shown other than the famous cousin.  How come I don't get famous cousins?

*  Online at 9 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 18 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 16 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Friday, February 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 10 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 9 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Friday, February 8, 2019

Genea-Journal - 7-8 February 2019

We went to Tami's on Thursday morning, so I didn't journal last night.  Today was a fairly normal genealogy day for me.

1)  Thursday, 7 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1780 Burial Record of Ann Vaux in South Petherton, Somerset posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Add DNA and Privacy to Your American Ancestrees Family Tree and Seavers in the News - J.W. Seaver Dies in Waynesville, N.C. in 1939 and set them for later.  Took a nap!

*  We left at 11:40 a.m., stopped at Ralph's for flowers, at In 'n' Out for lunch in Carlsbad, and got to Tami's at about 2:30 p.m.  Had fun sharing with them, we had dinner at 5 p.m., and at 6:20 we headed off to see the girls in Seussical at the Boys and Girls Club at 7 p.m.  They did well.  After pictures with the girls, we drove home, arriving at 10:30 p.m.  

*  I added to the Best Of post. Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2) Friday, 8 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and picked her up at 9 a.m.  We went to Ralphs for groceries, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote 52 Ancestors - Week 264: #433 Amy (Terrell) Vaux (1708-1780) of South Petherton, Somerset and New Findmypast Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 February 2019.  Took a nap.

*  Up at noon, had lunch, then worked in MyHeritage Record Matches, adding content to the RootsMagic tree profiles.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 February 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Surname Saturday post, and corrected a same-name, same time, same-place error in RootsMagic.  Whew, glad I found it.  Not an ancestor, but a sibling of several. 

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, and have it 95% complete.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Had a poor night's sleep, and woke up at 1:30 with a charley horse, but able to go back to sleep 15 minutes later.  This was a fairly full genealogy day, but other than blogging I made no real progress.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Randy and his Dad in 1943 -- Post 552 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted. Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Wrote Hal Bookbinder is SDGS Program Speaker on Saturday, 9 February and set it for later.  Took a nap.  Up at 11, had lunch.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library, sat in John's group for awhile, then attended the CVGS board meeting.  Home by 1:45 p.m.

*  Wrote A Reader's Take on Ancestry.com Problems - Part III - Reduced Number of New Record Collections.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Got the laundry started, then online to answer email, and add to the Best Of post. 

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to join Wacky Wednesday on Google+, then talked to Lori on the phone, and wrote the Treasure Chest post for Thursday.  Started work on the CVGS Newsletter.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Genea-Journal - 5 February 2019

It rained all night and day here - I finally put my shoes on at 2 p.m. and swept the front walk of the debris from the bark beds scattered by the drain spouts off the roof.  It should be cold tonight and clearing on Wednesday.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1757 Death Record for Joseph White (1662-1757) in Mendon, Massachusetts posted, and then did some matching of RootsMagic profiles with Family Tree.

*  Worked on several Unlinked Trees searching for common ancestors on Ancestry, but failed on all of them.  Did 15 of the 21 matches in Cluster 3 and I think it's probably a Pennsylvania family, perhaps Wilhelm or King, but have no proof.  Wrote Using GeneticAffairs.com to Create DNA Match AutoClusters - Part 2: The Cluster Graphic.

*  Had lunch, then added to the Best Of post, and worked some more in Family Tree.  Wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - 5 February 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  worked some more in RootsMagic and Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and then the State of the Union.  Watched Finding Your Roots at 8 p.m.  This one was not very good, but I did find out I'm a cousin of Michael Strahan - he had Maverick in Mass. and also Charlemagne.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - Sunday and Monday, 3-4 February 2019

I forgot to journal last night.  Oh well.

1)  Sunday, 3 February:

*  Read email and blogs, and transcribed the deed for Amanuensis Monday.

*  Off to church at 9:40 a.m., dropped Linda at the nail salon at 11:30, went to grocery store, then home, back to nail salon, and ate lunch at McDonalds while waiting.  Home by 1 p.m.

*  Watched TV all afternoon - pre-game show, then Super Bowl.  I liked the defensive struggle mainly because all the experts got it wrong.  Heh.  Had dinner during the second half.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 27 January to 2 February 2019 and Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 27 January to 2 February 2019 posted.  TreeShared 100 profiles to finish up the cycle.  Genealogy this day was 3.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 4 February:

*  It was raining, so Linda didn't go to the Y.  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1835 Deed of Samuel Warner to Zachariah Hildreth in Townsend, Mass. posted.  

*  Rebooted, and joined Mondays With Myrt late, talked about the Ancestry search problems.  Wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - 4 February 2019.  Took a short nap.  Had lunch.

*  Worked a bit matching RM profiles to FSFT.  Took Linda to the dentist for her two crowns.  Went to the library and got a book.  Got back to the dentist before the rain hit.  Home by 4 p.m. in the rain.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Resolved about 200 Ancestry Hints but didn't add content.

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

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 100 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 9.0 hours.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 1 February 2019

This was sort of an in and out day - we did some errands.  It's going to rain on Saturday, so we probably won't go to Tami's to see the grandgirls' play.  Drat.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 263: #432 James Vaux (1704-1776) of South Petherton, Somerset posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and went to 99 Cent Store, then to the hairdresser, who wasn't there.  She called and was at the doctors.  Home by 10:20 a.m. wasted 30 minutes.  

*  Wrote Additional New York Catholic Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 1 February 2019.  The recliner came.  Worked in RootsMagic with WebHints for Seaver folks.

*  Had lunch, answered email, and we left at 1:20 p.m. for the hairdresser.  Home by 2:20 p.m.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 1 February 2019.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. Wrote three blog posts for Saturday.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the FamilySearch post, then TreeShared the last 62 profiles.  Worked in RootsMagic on folks without birth years, and did some WebHints.  Answered more email.  Added to the Best Of post, then checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.