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)