Friday, October 18, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 18 October 2019

This was almost an all-genealogy day here in the genea-cave - I did watch a bit of thep layoff game.

*  Dropped linda off, home to read, got the laundry going, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 300: #511 Sarah (Campbell) Rolfe (1746-1838) of New Jersey and New York posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to Walmart.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 October 2019, then worked in the obituary index and resolved about 80 Hints.  It's hard to tell because Ancestry adds one to 5 every two minutes or so.  Laid down at 12 noon but didn't nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 18 October 2019.  Resolved more Hints from the obituary index - adding content to the RootsMagic tree.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch the playoff game, read the paper and do the dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the SNGF post, and TreeShared 130 profiles into the Ancestry tree.  

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



Thursday, October 17, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 17 October 2019

This was a cooler day, the high was only about 70F, cloudy but no rain.  Didn't sleep well again - frstration.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1810 U.S. Census Record for Martin Carringer Household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked up Linda, we went to the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.  Worked in the obituaries some, adding content to the RootsMagic tree.  Wrote Seavers in the News - Nellie Agnes Seaver Dies in Kansas in 1893 at Age 17.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch and online at 12:45 p.m.  Worked on the Newspaper presentation and got it almost finished.  Need to add bells and whistles, and check against reference material, then make the handout.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and went in at 4:45 p.m. to cook dinner.  We ate, watched the playoff game, read the paper, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved about 80 of the Obituaries - Ancestry added another 1100 Hints today for my tree persons.  

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

This was almost an all genealogy day with the playoff game rained out.  A little warmer today, cooler on Thursday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read emails and blogs, added to the best Of post, and noted that Daughter Tami's Junior High Graduation in 1991 -- Post 587 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked up Linda, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Prepped for the CVGS DNA group meeting, and watched part of a MyHeritage Live video.

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:30 for the library, got set up, Gary brought a sound setup for me, and the DNA group had 13 in attendance.  Home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Took a nap right away.  Online at 3:30 to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: Why Does FamilySearch Remove Records and Collections?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Yankees/Astros game was rained out. 

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved about 150 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.



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 15 October 2019

This was my father's 108th birthday.  He's been gone 36 years now.  He would have loved my genealogy research!  And told me stories about his childhood and youthhood, and his siblings.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1800 U.S. Census Record for Joseph Oatly Household in South Kingstown, R.I. posted.

*  Picked her up, and we shopped at the 99 Cent Store refilling our canned shelves.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Wrote Introducing AncestryHealth®: Actionable Health Insights for You and Your Family.  Checked it out and it bombed my RootsMagic Ancestry link (due to new 2-step verification).  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch (outside in the sun), then online to write Genealogy News Bytes - 15 October 2019.  Worked in DNA matches and WebHints for awhile.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Matched some profiles with Family Tree, and shared some info to RootsMagic.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watched the playoff game, read the paper and my book, watered the front plants, and washed dishes.  Nationals won 7-4 to sweep the series.  Good for them.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolve 221 Ancestry hints - all of them the Newspapers.com Obituary notices.  Still more to do.  Didn't add much - only to profiles without a death or birth date.

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 14 October 2019

This was almost an all-genealogy day except for the nap and the baseball game.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, added to the Best Of post, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1775 Deed of Simon Gates Buying Land from David Wilder in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.  Looked at new AncestryDNA matches.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m., we went grocery shopping, and home at 10 a.m.  Worked on the presentation a bit.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:45 p.m. and worked more on the presentation.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 13 October 2019, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in AncestryDNA matches adding notes and one ThruLine to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the playoff game, eat dinner, read the paper, and did dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, answer email, then resolved 249 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 12 October 2019

Finally had a decent night's sleep - spent most of the dreaming in the FamilySearch Family Tree.  don't recall the details.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, add to the Best Of post, noted that Surname Saturday -- WELBY (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  

*  Pivked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Left for the SDGS meeting, got there at 9:45, and talked to the speaker and Diane Lott.

*  Julianne Adamik presented two beginning DNA talks - not much new for me, but OK for most.  Home by 12:30 p.m.  Had lunch, watched TV, napped a bit.

*  Online at 2:15 p.m. to read, note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Which Ancestral Home Would You Like to Visit? posted.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.

*  Resolved 254 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  Did some Family Tree matching too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched the baseball game, read the paper, worked in the back yard on tumbleweeds, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 October 2019 posted.  Answered email.  Worked on MyHeritage DNA matches adding notes.  TreeShared 120 profiles, still more to do.  Worked on Seaver/Seever folks in Family Tree.  Listened to the Aztecs game.

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

Friday, October 11, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 11 October 2019

It was cooler this morning - like 56F, but warmer in the afternoon - almost 90F.  Santa Ana but not much wind here.  Slept poorly last night.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   52 Ancestors - Week 299: #510 Ephraim Rolfe (1743-1818) of New Jersey and New York posted.

*  Picvked up Linda, visited the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.  Got the laundry done.  Took a nap.

*  Online at noon, had lunch, wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 11 October 2019 and RootsTech London 2019 LiveStream and Premium Video Schedules.   Did something but can't recall!  Perhaps answered email and matched profiles with FamilySearch Family Tree?

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 October 2019, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Surname Saturday post.  

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the SNGF post.  Back to watch the game for awhile.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, work on some GenealogyBank obituaries for Vaux, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Genea-Journal - 9-10 October 2019

I missed journaling last night for some reason - tired, felt crappy, forgetful, busy...I don't recall.

1)  Wednesday, 9 October:  Felt sick all day, probably the frozen pizza from Monday lunch.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Linda and Randy on Mom's Deck in about 1990 -- Post 586 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up, and home to write San Diego Genealogical Society Meeting on Saturday, 12 October Features Julianne Adamik and set it for later, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, gathered my stuff, charged the laptop, and left at 11:30 for the CVGS Research Group meeting at the library.  Got set up, and we had 14.  Shared my activities for the last month in the first hour.  

*  Home by 2:15 p.m., took a nap, checked Twitter and Facebook, and went in to watch the baseball games.

*  Ate dinner, read the paper, put the trash out, washed dishes.  After the game, online to answer email, write the Treasure Chest post, add to the Best Of post, and resolved 209 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, and to bed.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Thursday, 10 October:  Didn't sleep well, but felt better.

*  Dropped Linda off, read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1800 U.S. Census Record for Martin Carringer Household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania posted.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Worked on the Newspapers presentation for two plus hours, then tried to nap and failed.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Detective George F. Seaver of Taunton, Mass. Dead in 1895, and entered some new Seaver families in the database from another obituary.  Fun!

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

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to eat dinner, watch baseball, read the paper, water the plants, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestor post.  Resolved 261 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Genea-Journal -Tuesday, 8 October 2019

21 more days to work on the presentation, and it's perhaps 20% started.  Yikes!  

*  Dropped Linda art the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1790 U.S. Census Record for Joseph Oakly Household in South Kingston, R.I. posted.  Looked for Newspaper syllabi in the files.

*  Picked her up, went to the grocery store, and home by 9:45 a.m.  Did more newspaper syllabus searching, then left at 10:35 for my dental appointment.  Got a missing filling replaced in like 20 minutes.

*  Home by 11:35, and took a nap.  Online at 1 p.m., had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 October 2019 and then MyHeritage's Yaniv Erlich Explains Family Trees, DNA, Demographics and more...  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked in Web Hints in RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, water the front plants, finish the laundry and wash dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 102 Ancestry Hints.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Interesting family lines and I love the records!

*  Online at 9 p.m. to resolve 99 more Ancestry Hints, check Facebook, add to the Best Of post, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Genea-Journal - Monday, 7 October 2019

Another almost all genealogy day.  Got the newsletter done, added a new 16th century English family, solved from tree mysteries, and more.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1764 Deed of Simon Gates Buying Land from Amos Gates in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked her up and home by 9 a.m.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared quite a bit.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then got the CVGS Newsletter ready to publish, and went to the UPS Store.  Watched the Bettinger webinar.  Wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 6 October 2019.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added the Clarke family to the RootsMagic tree, thanks to Jane in Massachusetts.  

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

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, answer emails, and write the Treasure Chest post.  Did random searches and web hints in RootsMagic and found info for several persons that had no birth or death data.  

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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Genea-Journal - 5-6 October 2019

I was bored last night and watched the Aztecs game, and didn't journal.  

1)  Saturday, 5 October:

*  Dropped Linda off, went to my church breakfast, picked her up at 9:45 a.m. and home by 10.  

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- LNU (Susanna, who married John Whipple, England to colonial Massachusetts) posted, and wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry posts.  

*  Had lunch, watched football a bit, dozed a bit, and online to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- One of Your Immigrant Ancestors posted.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter and sent it off for review.

*  Resolved 203 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.

*  Went in for dinner, and watched football.  Read the paper, read my book, and washed dishes.  Aztecs started at 7 p.m. and they won 24-10.  At 10:30, I noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 September to 5 October 2019 posted, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and went to bed.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday, 6 October:

*  Read email and blogs before church, home by 11:20 a.m., and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 29 September to 5 October 2019 posted.  

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, doze in the recliner, then watched the Chargers game.  They lost to Broncos 20-13 and it wasn't that close.  

*  Online at 4:30 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 29 September to 5 October 2019 posted, and edited the CVGS Newsletter for the last time, and sent it off via email.

*  Had dinner at 5:30, watched football and baseball, watered the front plants, and did dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and resolved 188 Ancestry Hints.  Then TreeShared 187 profiles. 

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.


Friday, October 4, 2019

Genea-Journal - Friday, 4 October 2019

This was pretty much an all genealogy day.  Still pleasant, high around 75.  Lows are in th high 50s.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 298: #509 Elizabeth (Ayers) Martin (1745-1767) of New Jersey posted.

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  Got the laundry going.

*  Worked on the CVGS newsletter, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 4 October 2019.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 12:15, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 4 October 2019.  Finished the laundry.  Worked more on the CVGS Newsletter.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Wrote two Saturday posts, then worked in Web hints in RootsMagic a bit.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, did dishes, watered the front plants, and watched some of the playoff game.  

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolve about 200 Ancestry Hints, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 3 October 2019

This was not an all genealogy day since we had a bathing suit crisis.  Linda needs a new one.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1810 U.S. Census Record for Ephraim Rolfe Household in Ulysses, New York posted.  Wrote the Seavers in the News post too.

*  Picked her up, and we shopped at Costco, Kohls and Target for bathing suits.  Almost got one at Target...  Home by 12 noon and I took a nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, noted that Seavers in the News - Charles A. Seaver Dies in Batavia, N.Y. in 1897 posted, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  got it about 70% done.

*(  Checked Twitter and Facebook, resolved over 100 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources. 

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the playoff game, ate dinner, read the paper and did dishes. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then added to the Best Of post, and resolved another 200 Ancestry Hints.  Only 115,130 to go!

*  Checked Facebook, wrote this post, and good night.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

This was almost an all genealogy day.  Cooler and very pleasant still but it may warm up by the weekend.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Cousin Marcia Visits in About 1992 -- Post 585 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - September 2019.  Worked on some FamilySearch Family Tree matching and some Web Hints.  Tried out the new GenealogyBank feature too.

*  Printed off the CVGS stuff, had lunch, and off to the library for the Bored meeting at 11:30 a.m.  Home by 2 p.m.


*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, then did more Family Tree matching.

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

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 307 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 103 profiles.  Still more to do.

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


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Trying to start the new month off right - I'm one for one!  In September I journaled about 15 times.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1820 U.S. Census Record for Nathan Gates Household in Gardner, Mass. posted.

*  Picked her up and we went grocery shopping, home by 9:40 a.m.  I must have done something until 10:30, but have no clue now. 

*  Left at 10:30 for my dentist appointment - cleaning, but they found a missing filling so I have another appointment next week.

*  Home by 12:30, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 1 October 2019.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 4 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, and did some FamilySearch Family Tree matching.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch the playoff game, eat dinner, read the paper, water the front plants, and do dishes. 

*  Online at 8:15 to add to the Best Of post, write the Wordless Wednesday post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was nonproductive, but I spent a good 5.5 hours doing it.  A pretty blech day.