Thursday, March 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 26 March 2020

Day 15 of sheltering in place, again didn't change out of my pajamas.  It rained a bit today, damp in the morning and evening.  I can sure get a lot done without putting clothes on, not going out anywhere, etc.

*  Up at 7:45 a.m., and online at 8:15 a.m. to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1687 Birth Record of Josiah Wood in Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Gertrude Evelyn Seaver (1896-1925) Dies in Kellogg, Idaho.  Worked on Ancestry WebHints and added sources and notes to two Whittle families.  Tried to nap around noon, but didn't, so had lunch and back to the sourcing.

*  Worked a bit in AncestryDNA ThruLines - added two more lines to RootsMagic.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors biography, and then resolved 213 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Just another sheltering day hunkered down in the genea-cave in my pajamas - all day!  Got some lbogging done and some genealogy too.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Linda's Mother on Vacation in Mid-1970s -- Post 610 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Tuned into Mini-Myrt Zoom meeting at 9 a.m., contributed nothing.  Added more of Rebecca's Whittle line to RootsMagic.  Wrote Genea-Catnip -- AncestryDNA ThruLines Are Updating Every Week and added to the Best Of post.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Dear Randy: How do I Create a List of Persons Who died in 1918 in RootsMagic?  Worked on Richman and Whittle info from Ancestry and FamilySearch and Findmypast.  Downloaded some parish register images.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked a bit on AncestryDNA matches - added Notes for several and 2 lines for ThruLines.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and put the trash out.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then answered email from Rebecca, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and TreeShared 60 profiles.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 24 March 2020

I was up early to get to the grocery store by 7 a.m. after a fretful night sleep.  Walked right in, did my shopping, no lines, no hassle, 20 minutes was done, and home by 7:30 a.m.  Then I worked on genealogy all day!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in the Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt at 9 a.m. and didn't contribute anything.  Wrote Who Were the Parents of John Richman (1788-1867) of Hilperton, Wiltshire? - Part 2.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:45 p.m. to eat lunch, add to the Best Of post, and worked on Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 24 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches and ThruLines, and added two ThruLines to RootsMagic.  Pulled some weeds in front.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, Lori called, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Worked on the Whittle family from Rebecca.  Checked Linda's DNA matches for Whittle but saw only the two I already knew about.  Added dates and places to RootsMagic from Rebecca's emails.

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


Monday, March 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 23 March 2020

Another panic Monday for the stock market, but not for me.  I'm just relaxing at home and working on genealogy, hardly stepped outside, didn't even put my shoes on.  Hmmm, maybe I should get more exercise.  No nap today.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1746 Personal Inventory of Huldah (Simonds) Blogget (1660-1746) Intestate Estate posted.  

*  Joined Mondays With Myrt and contributed a bit with my DNA blog post and our anniversary photos.  Wrote Free and Unlimited Access to MyHeritage In Color™ Until 22 April 2020.  

*  Answered email and worked on a reader query about Whittles in England to Canada.  Added several families then made a preliminary report and sent it to her.  Fun stuff. Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 23 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Watched a RootsTech webinar.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV and read the paper, then washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Tuesday's Tip post, then resolved 296 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, sorted email and checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 22 March 2020

Another Sunday without church - second in a row.  Read the sermon, though - she sends it by email and puts audio on YouTube.  Didn't leave the house except to get the paper in the morning.  Hunkered down!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, added to Facebook, and took three hours to write the Amanuensis post.  Arggh.  No more inventories!  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 posted.  

*  Had lunch, watched TV, took a nap.  Online at 2:30 p.m. to eat M&Ms and write   Ancestry.com Lists "Coming Soon" Collections for 2020.  Reviewed the Italian Genealogy request and deleted the death record I found yesterday.  Worked some on Richmans again.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, resolved 191 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 122 profiles to the AMT.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 21 March 2020

The big day arrived, and I was ready.  got Linda's present wrapped too.  It was a sunny day, and I put some things on Facebook and got a lot of comments.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Today is Our 50th Wedding Anniversary and Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 posted.  

*  Put a funny, a link to my blog post, and a link to the YouTube video of our wedding on Facebook.  The link to the blog post has 232 likes and 1679 comments, plus I received quite a few comments on the blog post and in email.  We received another 15 cards in our mailbox, mostly from friends of Lori and Tami.  

*  Worked a bit on my Richman folks - methodically went through the parish registers on Ancestry and the early census records hoping to find new folks to add and also missing marriage and death data.  

*  Took a short nap, had lunch, and continued working on Richmans.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What's On Your Genealogy Bookshelf? posted.

*  Tami arrived at 3 p.m. to cook dinner and more.  She gave us champagne in special glasses, took photos, and walked Linda around the block in the sun in the wheelchair.  I worked a bit on Bagni di Lucca ancestors of my grandsons, finding two death records to add to the tree.

*  Tami cooked dinner, and we ate in the dining room on our china with candle light - filet mignon, baked potatoes, and asparagus just like Black Angus, then lemon meringue pie for dessert (not like BA!).  She cleaned up too, then left for home at about 6 p.m. 

*  We exchanged gifts, watched TV news, and I moved to the computer at 6:30.  Worked some more on the Italian records, then TreeShared 131 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 20 March 2020

This is the 18,263rd day of our marriage.  Tomorrow is our 50th wedding anniversary.  Today was not exactly like most genealogy days.  

*  Read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 322: #533 Huldah (Blodgett) Reed (1689-1777) of Woburn, Massachusetts poted, and added to the Best Of post.  Got the laundry started.

*  Left at 9 a.m. for the grocery store.  Got there and the line was like 300 feet long with people spaced about 6 feet apart.  Got some sun!  They allowed 5 people to go in when 5 came out because of the limitation on how many could be in the store.  I got everything but Coke and kleenex on my list.  Took 80 minutes to get in the store.  Home by 11 a.m.  Put laundry in dryer.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 March 2020, added to the Best Of post, and took a nap.  

*  Had lunch, took laundry out of the dryer, and worked on Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 20 March 2020.  Took a walk around the block.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read email and blogs, then wrote the SNGF ost and finished the FS post.  Lori called and we talked for 30 minutes.  Added some Sevier folks to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 19 March 2020

Well, it's almost real now.  We have an order from the governor to shelter in our homes and don't go out unless we have to.  We've been doing that for 12 days now...but have gone shopping three times.  Need to go shopping soon!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1689 Birth Record of Huldah Blogget in Woburn, Mass. posted.  We left at 9:20 a.m. for a Costco run.  They opened early without our knowledge.  The line was long but Linda with her can begged to be let in and in we went!  We got everything we wanted except Kleenex, and used our 2019 Rewards.  Now for the grocery store.

*  Home by 10 a.m., checked the AncestryDNA matches, answered email and took a nap.

*  Online at 12:50 p.m. to eat lunch, then wrote New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Winter 2020 Issue is Out! and Seavers in the News -- Harry Seaver Dies Suddenly in 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Added some family data to RootsMagic.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on WebHints adding content to RootsMagic.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes, take out trash, and pulled some weeds in the front yard.  Still plenty there!!

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 100 or so Ancestry Hints, Ancestry went down in the middle of it.  answered email, and checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

It felt funny staying home today - I usually go to the library four times a month for a meeting.  I sent a list of DNA blog articles instead to the CVGS members.  It rained this morning, and stayed damp all day, and will be on Thursday too.  Hardly went outside today - to get the paper in the morning, checked for mail at noon, put out the trash in the evening.  Hunkered still.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Easter Sunday 1977 in our Front Yard -- Post 609 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote   Dear Randy: What Do You Add To Your Family Tree For DNA Matches?  

*  Had new ThruLines, and added three DNA ThruLines to the RootsMagic tree, and then worked on the list of certificates that Laura needs for her Mayflower application.  Talked to Audrey on Facetime.

*  Took a nap, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Talked to Charlie on Facetime.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper and put out the trash, then washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 193 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Another stay-at-home hunkered down shelter in place kind of day - it rained before dawn but then cleared up, but windy and cool out.  Didn't go out of the house except to do laundry.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in the New York, New York Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 posted, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Finding Grace L. (Richmond) (Shaw) Moody's Birth Record in FamilySearch Digital Microfilm.  Found brother Fred Richmond's 1875 death too, which led me to his calculated birth date.  Got the laundry going.

*  Had lunch, took my nap, and online to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 17 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Did some random Web Hints to add content to RootsMagic.  Also updated some profiles on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner - the corned beef and cabbage and potatoes again.  Watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and finished laundry.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, then did more random Web Hint searching to add content.  Looked for wives of a close cousin and found three, but don't know the name of the first one, them other of his sons.  Connecticut records are fairly poor. 

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

Monday, March 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 16 March 2020

We cheated and had corned beef and cabbage tonight - but we'll finish it up on St. Patrick's Day.  It was a cool but sunny/cloudy day, rain tonight and tomorrow.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1716/7 Articles of Agreement For Joseph Glezen's Estate in Sudbury, Mass. posted.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared about the Glezen agreement, several Best Of posts, and finding Grace's birth record in the FHL Catalog.

*  Wrote Explore Your Irish Roots this St Patrick’s Day with 40% off a Findmypast Subscription and then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked on taxes.  Got them pretty much done.  Had to get help from my advisor who called for the secret code so I could download the financial data for our accounts.

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 16 March 2020 and then went to the grocery store for potatoes and grapes.  Had to buy russets - they were out of white and red and canned potatoes.  

*  Home by 4 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, and checked my AncestryDNA results.  No new ThruLines - did they update over the weekend?

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to help with dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and took out trash, then pulled weed for 15 minutes.  They grow too fast!

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Tuesday's Tip, and talked to Lori.  Resolved 136 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 10.0 hours.




Sunday, March 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 15 March 2020

Got a decent nights sleep for once, so no nap.  Had an all genealogy day since church was canceled and there were no sports I want to watch.  Didn't leave the house - sheltering in hunkerdom.

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed the will for Amanuensis Monday.  That took about two hours today.  Found a birth record for Laura's great-grandmother on FamilySearch, and answered email.  Tried to work on the taxes but the investment password didn't work for some reason.

*  Had lunch.  Did the census return online.  genealogists are going to be disappointed in 2092!  Limited questions, although a full name and birth date will be useful.  Nothing about where a person was born, or occupation, or citizenship status, all of which would be nice for genealogists.  

*  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 March 2020 posted, then started the next one.  Checked AncestryDNA matches - no new common ancestors.  Watched a RootsTech video.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on Linda's iPhone and talked to Paul and Deb, then resolved 182 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 108 profiles to get caught up.  

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



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Genea-journal - 13-14 March 2020

The Ides of March are upon us.  Who will rid us of this wicked virus?  Rainy this morning, Linda didn't go to the Y, which has canceled classes.

1)  Friday, 13 March:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 321: #532 Ebenezer Reed (1690-1767) of Woburn, Massachusetts posted.  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store and was able to stock up a bit - meat and wipes.  No sanitizer.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 13 March 2020 and worked on DNA a bit.  Took a short nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 13 March 2020.

*  Started on the taxes - got the income done except for the investment stuff.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

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

*  Online at 6:30 to write the FamilySearch, Ancestry and SNGF posts.  Resolved 198 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 9.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 14 March:

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 March 2020 posted.  We went to the 99 Cent store at 8:30 and it was very crowded.  No wipes or sanitizer, lots of TP.  We got food.

*  Home by 9:30 a.m. to read, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 March 2020 posted.  

*  Started work on the evidences for the Mayflower application.  It's been 8 weeks and I haven't advanced the ball.  Got started anyway, and contacted cousins Laura and Adam about it.

*  Had lunch, took a nap, and online at 12:30 p.m. to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Fearless Females! posted.  Answered email, and did some more DNA notes.  Checked Twitter and facebook.  Add to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then resolved 183 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 108 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 12 March 2020

It was a stay-at-home day for us as the rains came.  Linda did not go to the Y.  We are canceling our anniversary party because of the Wuhan corona virus.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1690 Birth Record of Ebenezer Reed in Woburn, Mass. posted.  Wrote Who Were the Parents of John Richman (1788-1867) of Hilperton, Wiltshire? - Part I.  Answered email.  Added several Thrulines to the RootsMagic tree and added Notes to some DNA matches.

*  Worked on RootsFinder again - downloaded an ancestors tree from FamilySearch Family Tree to get Hints.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 to have lunch, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Abram Seaver Dies in Walker, Missouri in 1924, then worked on his family lines - I had no children when I started, so added the three kids and spouses and descendants.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and worked on the 52 Ancestors post.  Should have looked for deeds yesterday!  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Only 10 days away from our anniversary, and I need to make a hotel reservation.  Linda doesn't know where she wants to go.  I'm just glad we didn't plan on a cruise!  Nice day today, but rain on Thursday.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Lori Lee and "Mama Lee" at Christmas 1975 -- Post 608 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Got the laptop going, and checked that Dropbox had the RootsTech photos.  Wrote SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 14 March Features Gena Philibert-Ortega.  Made my list to discuss at the CVGS research Group.  Laid down but didn't nap.  Had lunch.

*  Left for the library at 11:15 a.m., and had to hold the meeting in the Story Book room with construction going on outside the window.  We had 12.  Home by 2:15.

*  Added to the Best Of post, read emails, and took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to write Dear Randy: "What is the Best Way to Refresh My Online Trees?" then checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, watch TV news and read the paper, then washed dishes and put out the trash.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, look at the Genetic Affairs spreadsheet, and resolved 201 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the tree.

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 10 March 2020

It was a rainy day but not a lot of it, certainly not the one inch promised by the weather babe.  Maybe on Thursday.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in the New York, New York Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 posted.  

*  We left at 9 a.m. for Linda's doctor appointment, and stopped at the grocery store on the way home.  Home by 11 a.m.  Wrote Working With My 23andMe "Family Tree."  Ate lunch.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to write Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 10 March 2020.  Added two ThruLines to the RootsMagic tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.  Started the laundry.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, transfer photos from my phone to email to photo files on desktop, and to Dropbox.  Wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 326 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Monday, March 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 9 March 2020

The morning plans were disrupted because DearMYRTLE had internet problems.  So I worked on Web Hints a bit.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1769 Codicil to Will of William Richman (1694-1769) of Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.  Picked her up and home by 9 a.m.

*  Tried to get into Mondays With Myrt but her internet was down, so they canceled it.  Worked in Web Hints instead, adding content and sources to the database.  Napped a bit at 11:45.

*  Had lunch, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 9 March 2020, printed off the CVGS newsletter master, and went down to the UPS Store to print my copies and mail them out.  Home by 2:30 p.m.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and then did the last bit of balancing the checkbook before taxes.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, add to the Best Of post, write the Tuesday's Tip post, and TreeShared 71 profiles.  Did some more semi-random WebHints adding sources and content.   Added the John Richman 1744 family to the MyHeritage tree to see if there are any DNA matches to that family.

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

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 8 March 2020

This was a pretty typical March Sunday - rain in the early morning, sun in the afternoon, but cool (65F).  Church, doze, sports on TV, transcription, TreeSharing, DNA matches.

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed the will codicil for Monday.  Left for church at 9:35 a.m. and home by 11:15 a.m.  Finished the Amanuensis post.

*  Went in at 12 noon to have lunch, watch basketball and Padres baseball, read the paper and doze in the recliner.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to finish up the CVGS Newsletter, then worked on DNA matches and entering match lines into RootsMagic.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 1 to 7 March 2020 posted.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, sent the CVGS Newsletter out, and TreeShared 131 profiles.  Not done yet.

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Genea-Journal - 6-7 March 2020

I finally looked at room prices for the two potential anniversary night out places - yikes.  Missed journaling last night because of laziness and boredom.

1)  Friday - 6 March:

*  Dropped Linda, read, added to posts, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 320: #531 Sarah (Clark) Hubbard (1681-1720) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Picked her up and we went grocery shopping.  No masks or sanitizer available.  got some gloves.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 6 March 2020, did some DNA match notes, and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 6 March 2020, added to the Best Of and compendium posts, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added content and sources for NYC deaths from certificates.  

*  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, almost done.  Wrote the three Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 5:5 for dinner, read, watched, washed, etc.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to posts, and resolved 212 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

2)  Saturday - 7 March:

*  Dropped her off, went to men's breakfast, picked her up and home by 10 a.m. to read, add to posts, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 March 2020 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 March 2020 posted.  Added content and sources from NYC Birth certificates.  

*  Tried to nap but refluxed, so watched rugby on TV in the recliner for two hours.  Online at 2 p.m. to read, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Do You Have a Mary Smith? posted.  Worked on WebHints in RootsMagic trying to fill in missing data and sources.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it out for review.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the posts, and resolved 497 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 100 profiles.  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 5 March 2020

I have procrastinated on several tasks, like taxes, and our anniversary night out, and ... and ... the GSMD application ... and ...now I have to do the CVGS newsletter.  Ah, retirement!!  Got only 5 hours of sleep last night, so tired all day.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best of and compendium, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1940 U.S. Draft Registration Card for Frederick Walton Seaver, Jr. (1911-1983) posted.  worked on more AncestryDNA common ancestor Notes and added one match to RootsMagic.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Worked a bit in the MyHeritage Irish collections, and wrote   MyHeritage Announces FREE Access to Irish Records From March 5th to March 22nd.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then added to the two posts, and wrote Seavers in the News - Bookmaker Robert Seaver Dies in Massachusetts in 1922.  Worked on other obituaries on Newspapers.com, and added several 20th century Seaver families to the database.  

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

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors biography, then worked for an hour on the CVGS newsletter.  Resolved 212 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 4 March 2020

This was a busy day, with a society meeting, some data entry, some Family tree entry andm ore.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, and home to read email and blogs, added to the compendium and Best Of blogs, and noted that Lori and "Mama Lee" in 1975 -- Post 607 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added Notes for about 5 AncestryDNA Common Ancestor matches.

*  Picked her up and we were home by 9:15 a.m.  Wrote  RootsTech 2020 SLC Expo Hall Photos.  Rested my eyes for awhile.  Had lunch and printed off papers.

*  Left at 11:25 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Bored meeting in the auditorium.  I gave a short summary of my RootsTech experiences.  Home by 1:30 p.m.

*  Read email and added to the blogs, and took a nap.  Up at 2:30 p.m. to work on the New York City Death Index entries for Seaver folks.  Added some content and sources.  There were about 15 of the 59 Seaver entries that were not in my database - mostly with German, Russian or Irish background.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and read blogs again.  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to finish dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, put out the trash, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to finish the NYC Deaths, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and added Life Sketches and Notes to about ten ancestor profiles on FamilySearch Family Tree.

*  Added to the blog posts, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 3 March 2020

This was a stay at home day except for going to the grocery store.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, add to the Best Of and RootsTech posts, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in World War II Young Men's Draft Registration Cards posted.

*  Picked her up, made a grocery store run, and home by 9:50 a.m.  Wrote Relatives at RootsTech Mobile App, worked on AncestryDNA matches, and took my  nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 3 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Watched two Keynote addresses from RootsTech.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post, then worked on photos for the party.  Sent the girls Google Drive access. 

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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 2 March 2020

I'm back from RootsTech and ready to roll.  It seemed easier this time, perhaps because I didn't walk as much (didn't have Linda to push in the wheelchair) and took Trax to the hotel.  I averaged about 9,000 steps from Wednesday to Saturday, or about 3 miles each day. 

My exploits at RootsTech are on Genea-Musings - see:

*  Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 1 (Wednesday) (29 February 2020)
*  Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 2 (Thursday) (29 February 2020)
*  Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 3 (Friday) (29 February 2020)
*  Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 4 (Saturday) (1 March 2020)


I got home on Sunday before noon, and read and blogged a bit and didn't journal.  didn't do any searching or data input either.  On Monday:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y , home to read, add to the Best Of and compendium posts, and noted that 

Amanuensis Monday - 1765 Will of William Richman (1694-1769) of Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.


*  Picked her up at 8:45 a.m., and home to get into Mondays With Myrt where we talked a lot about RootsTech.

* Wrote The GeneaBloggers Lifetime Achievement Award and had lunch, then took a nap.

*  Online at 1:45 p.m. to answer email, read blogs and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 2 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the compendium and Best Of posts.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, write the Tuesday's Tip post, and resolved 198 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Time marches on, and tomorrow RootsTech 2020 SLC starts.  I will miss the first day (I may make the Expo Hall around 7 p.m. if my flight is on time).  Sent our primary ballots in today.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read emails and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and wrote   Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1775 Marriage Banns Record for John Richman and Mary Parsons in Trowbridge, Wiltshire

*  Picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and we visited Costco Island and were home by 10:15 a.m.  Answered email, and started the  blog compendium.  Tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 to write Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 25 February 2020 and FREE Education Opportunities at RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City -- Starts on Wednesday, 26 February and set it for later.  Started two other posts.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, and then took a walk and talked to the Qs.  Home by 4:15 p.m.  Worked on the blog compendium to publish on Wednesday.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post, and then worked a bit in RootsMagic WebHints, adding some content to the database.  TreeShared 62 profiles.

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

Geneaholic will be dark until at least Sunday night since I  will be at RootsTech.  Will anyone miss it?


Monday, February 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 24 February 2020

Well, some tasks are not going to get done.  I'm going to concentrate on what needs to get done by Wednesday.  And tonight I forgot to write the morning blog post.  Oh well - time tomorrow.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:15, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday - 1788 Will of John Richman (1724-1807) of Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:50 a.m.  got into Mondays With Myrt and was pretty quiet, but helped find URLs for the chat.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 24 February 2020.  Took the Lincoln for a drive, then walked a mile (thinking my feet will do better with some walking on them), and pulled weeds in the front yard.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, then answered email.  Wrote directions for Lori.  Went in at 4:40 pm. to fix dinner, read the paper, eat, watch TV news, and do the dishes.

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then worked on adding the three new ThruLines for my Richmans!  This is a big deal for me.  Now 4 ThruLines that share my new 4th great-grandparents John Richman and Mary Parsons.  Found some errors with same name, wrong spouse Richmans so fixed that in RootsMagic and Family Tree.  Added the 4 lines to Family Tree also.

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

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 23 February 2020

It sure sneaks up on you, doesn't it?  Three more get-ups and i'm off to Salt Lake City.  Still have handouts to download.  Still need to make info pages for daughter Lori about Linda's schedule.  Oh well, she can phone me.  If I have the phone on, of course.  A pretty nice day - even was outside for about an hour with my jacket on.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis Monday post and off to church at 9:40 a.m.  Sermon was about turning water into wine.  Then we had sparkling water mixed with fruit juice out on the patio afterwards.  Folks stuck around and talked.  We went to the grocery store and home by 12 noon.

*  Online to read email and blogs, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 posted.  

*  Went in to have lunch - a bag of popcorn - and watched TV game shows, dozed in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post for next week and then CVGS Program on Wednesday, 26 February Features Patricia Diane Godinez and set it for later.  Also worked on Richman parish register data on Ancestry.

*  Went out at 4:30 p.m. to weed the fake grass - weeds pop up through it, and around the edges.  Need to get some Roundup to stifle the growth.  Talked to Frank about the neighborhood.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to make dinner, we ate, watched TV news, and read the paper.  Barbara and Joan brought cookies, and we talked to them out on the driveway for 15 minutes.  Came back in and did the dishes.  Had some cookies too.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolve 187 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 49 profiles.  I'm up to date on my Ancestry tree again.  

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - 21-22 February 2020

Hmmm, I missed journaling last night after a real busy genealogy day.  Today this is the only blog post I wrote as the day got away from me.

1)  Fridqay, 21 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 318: #529 Hannah (Benjamin) Gates (1669-1752) of Stow, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and we went grocery shopping, and home by 9:50 a.m.  Online to read, then wrote   New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 21 February 2020.  Wrestled with the Richman ancestors again - found a marriage record that helps decide which John married which Mary.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 21 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Downloaded more RootsTech handouts to the computer file.  Downloaded the Shared AutoClusters program and ran it again.  Reviewed the results.  Tried to get iCloud photos on the desktop and laptop without success.  

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

*  Online at 6:40 to write the three Saturday blog posts.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 22 February - rainy most of the morning:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 a.m., home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:20 a.m. to gather the laptop and off to the San Diego FHC for the SDGS RootsMagic class.  I went to the DNA class for an hour also.  Home by 1:15 p.m.  

*  Had lunch, then tried to nap.  Barbara called at 2 p.m. saying they were stranded at J Street because Joan's car couldn't start.  They had as tow truck coming.  I got there just as the truck left, so drove them to the repair shop, and when they took it off the truck it started and ran fine.  Followed them home and home by 3:10 p.m.  

*  Online to note that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 16 to 22 February 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A "Bucket List" Meme posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Downloaded Thursday morning handouts.  Went in at 5 p.m. and cooked dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then resolved 201 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 84 profiles.  Still more to do.  

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 20 February 2020

Another decent genealogy day here in the cave, but I still haven't downloaded all of the RootsTech syllabus material.  I need to do that before next Wednesday!

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1687 Birth Record of Samuell Hubburd (1687-1753) in Concord, Massachusetts posted.

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

*  Worked on the Richmans some more - downloaded several wills - I had a summary but not the actual document.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. had lunch, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Mrs. R. Chauncy Seaver Dies in 1921 in Massachusetts and wrote next week's post too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Started the search for the 52 Ancestors subject.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, add to the Best Of post, and resolved 107 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 21 profiles.

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

One week until I leave for RootsTech.  Starting to work on blogs for that time frame.

*  Linda didn't go to the Y, so I spent the morning reading email and blogs, and working through the Richman puzzle.  I think I have it now!  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Baby Lori, Mom Linda and Mama Lee in May 1974 -- Post 605 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Made notes for the DNA class.  Tried to nap, probably did for awhile.

*  Up at 11 a.m. to have lunch, then off to the library at 11:20 a.m. for the CVGS DNA Interest Group meeting.  Only 12 there, and few questions or problems.  Got a book and home by 2:15 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wondered what to blog about.  Finally wrote What Was Willard Roosevelt Auble's Wife's Name?  Added data to the RootsMagic tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to start dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 323 Ancestry Hints, but didn't add many sources or persons to the tree.  Downloaded several pages from Hilperton transcripts.  

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




Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Just another day in the Genea-Cave doing what I usually do on a Tuesday.  Boring, eh?  No excitement here.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research in Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1967 posted.  

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  got the laundry going.  Online to write New FamilySearch Tool Unlocks Data in Digital Record Images.  Worked a bit with it and the tool works, but it is difficult to know what digital microfilm you are picking.  The catalog is better right now.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:45 to have lunch, then answered email and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 18 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile, then solved the Rhea Seaver marriage issue.  I already had John Lawrence Seaver in my database with a second marriage.  Also found that Rhea was in a mental hospital in 1940 census.  Got the wash done.  Had to fix the light fixture in the dryer which came loose somehow.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV and wash dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to scan more family photos and organize them, then wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Resolved 183 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.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 17 February 2020

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day here in the genea-cave.  I finally started the third set of data for the taxes.  Got it half done.  When this is done, I will start the income tax process.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that    Amanuensis Monday -- 1804 Mortgage Deed of Daniel Gates to Elisabeth Gates in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.  Added a ThruLine to RootsMagic.

*  Picked Linda up at 8:45 a.m. and home to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Discussed the MyHeritage InColor feature, the My Contributions feature on the Family Tree mobile app, and online family trees.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then took a nap.  Online at 12:30 p.m., ate lunch, then wrote   Excel2GED Version 3 Program Now Available and Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 17 February 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the credit card account putting data into MSMoney.  Did 6 months worth, six to go.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Tuesdays Tip post.  Followed the BSO and never found her with her Seaver husband.  

*  Worked on random RootsMagic web hints, then did place names D to F resolving duplicates in RootsMagic.  

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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 16 February 2020

10 more days until RootsTech starts.  I can hardly wait.  Hope the COVID-19 holds off.  

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  We left for church at 9:45 a.m. and were home by 11:20 a.m.  Read blogs, started the new Best Of post, and called Verizon about the tablets.  They took them off the account.  Saves us $20 a month.

*  Went in and had lunch, watched TV, read the paper, and tried to nap in the recliner.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020 posted.  Wrote FamilySearch Family Tree "My Contributions" Feature and How Successful is MyHeritage in Color™? Over 1 Million Photos Colorized In 5 Days.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to make macaroni and cheese for dinner.  We ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, resolved 341 Ancestry Hints.  TreeShared 86 profiles with the AMT.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 February 2020

A big day here in the genea-cave.  I crossed one of my pre-RootsTech to-dos off my list.  I still have taxes to do, and handouts to download.  And maybe get new shoes.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, and off to the church men's breakfast.  We had only 6 today but an interesting study - II Kings chapters 18-20 all about Hezekiah.  Picked up Linda at 9:45 and home by 10.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020 posted, and finished up Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 February 2020.

*  Went into my Verizon account and reduced my Data account to save money.  Checked out new iPhones too.  Forgot to have lunch, and left at 1 p.m. for the Verizon Store to buy an iPhone 8 to replace the iPhone 5s with poor battery life.  Was home at 2 p.m. all set up on the new phone and I kept the old one too.

*  Had a snack, and took a nap.  Online at 4 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, noted that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - A Memorable Valentine's Day! posted.  Went in at 5 to cook dinner, and we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to test out all of the apps on the new phone, worked in MyHeritage record matches to add content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 94 profiles.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  genealogy today was only 4.5 hours.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 14 February 2020

Another sleep deprived day.  I hate it when I wake up at 4:30 and can't get back to sleep.  A stay-at-home day too.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Valentine's Day Census Whacking Revisited and 52 Ancestors - Week 317: #528 Simon Gates (1667-1752) of Stow, Massachusetts posted, added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked Linda up and we went to the grocery store where I bought day-old flowers for my beloved for an exorbitant price.  Saved the trip to Costco for the same.  Home by 9:45 a.m.  got the wash going.

*  Online at 10 to read, answer email, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 February 2020.  Tried to nap but refluxed.  Drat.

*  Had lunch, then worked a bit in the Richman family because I got a 7 cm DNA match who has John and Mary (Parsons) Richman in Hilperton.  That may lead me to the parents of my John Richman (1788-1867). 

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 14 February 2020 and worked more on the Richman puzzle.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Took a short nap.

*  We left at 4:45 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's.  Fair.  Home by 5:45 p.m.  Watched TV news and read the paper.  Online at 7 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and write the three Saturday posts.  

*  Added some Severs families to the database from FSFT.  Resolved place names.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 13 February 2020

I had other plans for today, but I stayed home and blogged six times.  I didn't buy a new phone, or work on the taxes, or work on the Mayflower application.  Oh well, only 12 days until RootsTech.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, home to read, add to the Best Of post and note that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1667 Birth Record of Simon Gates (1667-1752) in Cambridge, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and home by 9:20 a.m.  Wrote SnipTag - A MAC Helper App for Genealogists and then RootsTech 2020 SLC Class Handouts Available on RootsTech Website.   Took my nap.

*  Online at noon, had lunch, and wrote FREE Access to Newspapers.com for Ancestry All Access Members This Weekend! and then Seavers in the News -- Philip H. Seaver Dies in 1920 in Rutland, Vermont.  Worked on that Seaver family for awhile.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook and Twitter.  Started work on the 52 Ancestor biography.  Skipped doing land records.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post and set it for Friday morning.  Futzed around in RootsMagic finding missing dates/places, and added some to the database.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and done.  Genealogy today was 19.5 hours.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - 11-12 February 2020

I watched the SDSU basketball game last night instead of journaling.  Oh well.  We won, so now 25-0 on the season.

1)  Tuesday, 11 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1850 United States Federal Census posted.  

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store.  Home at 9:45 a.m. and wrote RootsTech 2020 SLC Class Handouts Available on Mobile App.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m., had lunch, and took the package for Lori to the post office.  Home by 1:30.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 11 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Played with the MyHeritage In Color site, and posted on Facebook.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, and watched TV news and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post and checked Facebook.  TreeShared the last 31 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots, but it wasn't on due to election coverage.  Watched the SDSU game, read the paper and my book.   Came in and read email and blogs and went to bed.  Genealogy this day was 8.5 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 12 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Papa Lee with Lori and Tami at Christmas 1977 -- Post 604 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote MyHeritage In Color™ Launched - Colorize Your Black and White Photos and Colorizing My Black and White Family Photos Using MyHeritage In Color™ and set them for later.

*  Picked up Linda at 9:15 and went to the hair dresser and left her there.  Home to answer email and rest my eyes.  Picked her up at 11:15 and dropped her off at home.

*  Left immediately with the laptop for the library, got there at 11:45 for the CVGS Research Group meeting, and had a good meeting.  Home by 2:30 p.m.  Read email and took a nap.  Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 228 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.

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