Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 24 November 2020

hmmm, two weeks ago was my last post.  Did you miss me?  I've been busy and now it doesn't seem that important to journal every day.  It is what it is - late November, almost turkey day, and we are still here doing pretty much the same things day after day.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: War of 1812 Research - Updated Edition," by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL posted.  Checked AncestryDNA.

*  Packed and sealed and took my forever box to FedEx - hope to get it back by New Years.

*  Downloaded MyHeritageDNA spreadsheets hoping to get inspiration to do a DNA matches list.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 24 November 2020 and found one of the Italian lines in a tree and added two families.  Fun!!

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then added to the Best Of post, and worked more in RootsMagic WebHints.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, talked to Lori on the phone, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 215 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 10 November 2020

 Will wonders never cease?  Or will ceasars never wonder?  Two days in a row on the RJS show!  A sunny day but cool - high of about 75.  but I got about 20 minutes of sun walking around downtown Chula Vista.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: Swedish Genealogy Research," by Robert Johnson, JD, CG posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - not many new ones.

*  We left at 9:45 a.m. and Linda had a dental appointment.  Home by 11:15.  I took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 10 November 2020.  Answered email and did some Seaver research.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and did some random WebHint work.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, colorized some old photos, wrote the Wordless post, and resolved 316 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources for some of them to RootsMagic.

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


Monday, November 9, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 9 November 2020

 I always have good intentions, but I'm not succeeding in blogging here every night.  Frustrated by everything, and not sleeping well, so need a nap, which reduces my work time.  Rained over the weekend so now the weeds will start growing again.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1685 Bond and Order to Administer the Estate of George Barbur (1617-1685) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared a bit about software and mining Ancestry hints.  Went to the grocery store.  Home by 11:40 a.m. and got the laundry started.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and online at 12:45 to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 November 2020.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Answered email and set up CVGS Zoom meetings.  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and wash dishes.  Finished the laundry.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolve 172 Ancestry Hints and check Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 4 November 2020

 The election returns are dribbling in - nothing decided yet...  Received my birthday present today - See's candy from Tami.  I think my daughters are trying to fatten me up for the winter.  I don't need more fattening, but...See's!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Randy and His Great-Grandfather in 1944 -- Post 642 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote Mining the Newspapers.com Obituary Index Record Hints on Ancestry and set it for later.

*  Took my nap.  Had lunch, and online at Zoom for the CVGS Board meeting at 11:50.  Over by 12:45.

*  Worked on the GSMD application summary.  I keep IDing documents i need to get.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Worked on WebHints.  Checked the DNA match numbers.  

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 276 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10./0 hours.


Monday, November 2, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 2 November 2020

 Today was the 129th birth anniversary of my grandfather - Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).  I sure wish I had talked to him more about his life stories.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and got into Mondays with Myrt at 8:45.  didn't say much.  

*  Went to the grocery store at 10:45 a.m. and home by 11:30.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then noted that the Amanuensis Monday post had not posted, so I activated it from Draft - Amanuensis Monday -- 1685 Inventory of George Barbur (1617-1685) of Medfield, Massachusetts.  Need to check that occasionally.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 1 November 2020.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches - no new matches since Saturday.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Worked on WebHints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, water the front plants, wash dishes, and walk the block.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, wrote a Tuesday post, added two lines to RootsMagic for ThruLines,  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.



Saturday, October 31, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 31 October 2020

 Happy Halloween - we stayed home and had no trick/treaters.  More M&Ms for me!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Hallowe'en Name Whacking 2020 Style and Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 October 2020 posted.

*  Wrote the SNGF post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 24 to 30 October 2020 posted.  Checked for AncestryDNA matches.  Looked for MyHeritage record matches.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Hallowe'en Memories and Family History posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Went out and cleaned up the tumbleweeds into the yard waste can.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and answer email.  Resolved 351 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 210 profiles to the AMT.  Whew!

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

Here are the end-of-September statistics.  


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

*  59,689 persons (+ 544)
*  24,298 families  (+ 186)
*  190,613 events  (+ 1577)

*  10,696 Alternate Names (+ 161)
*  14,577 places  (+ 403)
*  2,055 sources (+ 7)
*  127,621 citations (+ 945)
*  1,548 Multi-media Items (+ 0)
*  3,208 Multimedia links (+ 0)
*  38,360 matched to FSFT (+ 657)


 I'm up to 66.95% (-0.06%) for citations/events and 213.81% (-0.37%) for citations/persons.

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

*  14,126 blog posts (+72)


*  91,225 page views (2943 per day, Blogger Stats, - 299)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,434 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 8)

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Thursday, 29 October 2020

 Two days until Hallowe'en - I hoe the grocery store still has the candy I like still in stock.  This was a stay-at-home day.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1649 Birth Record of John Young in Eastham, Massachusetts and then RootsTech Connect 2021 is Coming!! FREE and Online - 25-27 February 2021.

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles and checked potential ancestors for some of my folks.  Added Notes to 12 DNA matches. Started the laundry.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Seavers in the News -- Obituary of Maud Evelyn (White) Seaver (1873-1944) of San Pedro, California.  Worked some more on Family Tree profiles.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Worked on the 52 Ancestor profile.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to start dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes and brought in the laundry and made the bed.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and resolved 197 Ancestry hints adding content and sources.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 28 October 2020

 This was the day that the power was supposed to go off for 6 hours, and it did.  But only for two hours.  Whew.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Seavers and Carringers at the Train Station in July 1942 -- Post 641 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Was working on AncestryDNA matches when the power went off at 9:30 a.m.

*  We went to the 99 Cent store to shop and were home by 11 a.m.  Saw the new transformer being installed.  Rested my eyes for awhile, and the power came on at 11:30.  Booted up the computer (it takes awhile now) and got into the CVGS Zoom meeting at 11:55.  Watched Marshall's three talks.  

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree for awhile, then wrote Dear Randy: Who Are Your Mayflower 1620 Ancestors?  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked some more in Family Tree.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV news, and read the paper.  Put out the trash, watered the plants, pulled weeds, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and resolved 186 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

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


Monday, October 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 26 October 2020

 Only 59 shopping days until Christmas!  I have my eye on a new Dell computer...had a computer scare today.  Had a headache and light fever until I took some Aleve at 2 p.m.  Ribs are sore from coughing Saturday night with reflux after being at Tami's and eating chocolate cake on top of chicken pot pie.  

*  Struggled to open anything in windows this morning - spent a good hour trying.  Finally got it to work after three logins - a Facebook friend said that there were Microsoft problems today...not sure what happened but will keep an eye on things.  

*  Read my email and Feedly on my phone while fighting the computer.  Was able to get into Mondays With Myrt at 8:40 s.m. and participated there.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1690 Administrator's Bond for Estate of Thomas Wight (1629-1690) of Medfield, Mass. posted, and went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 11:40 a.m. and took my nap.  Had lunch.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 October 2020 and added to the Best Of post.  Answered email.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then checked AncestryDNA numbers.  Added one more ThruLine to RootsMagic.  Used WebHints to add data for several profiles in RootsMagic.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to talk to Lori, worked in MyHeritage record hints for Billion Graces - found lots of info to add to RootsMagic profiles.  Matched several families in RootsMagic with Family Tree.

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


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 22 October 2020

 Tami's birthday today and we forgot to call.  Weather is cooler.  I haven't journaled for 5 days - getting bad habits!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - Sketch of the George and Mehitable (Knowles) Family of Eastham, Mass. posted.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches.  Added a common ancestor line.   Checked other matches trees on Family Tree without success. 

*  Answered email, hung the Mixtiles on the wall.  Took my nap, had lunch.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Howell A. Seaver of Williamstown, Vt. Dies in 1943.  Started work on the 52 Ancestors post. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, fixed dinner, read the paper, watched the debate, washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then resolved 288 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 17 October 2020

 It was a pretty big genealogy day today.  I even got 8 hours of sleep and no nap.  And it was cooler outside, only about 80F today but I only went outside twice on trips to the trash can.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 10 to 16 October 2020 posted.

*  Practiced my presentation one more time.  Longer than 60 minutes.  Too many words, I guess. Had lunch.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches.  Added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 October 2020 posted.

*  Got into the Zoom meeting for WAGS at 12:30 and gave my talk at about 1:10.  Finished at 2:15 and had discussions until about 2:45.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Top 10 Free Genealogy Sites posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to watch baseball, fixed dinner, read the paper, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to work on Forever adding photo albums - need to do more of that.  I need to work on the Tuesday night presentation too.  

*  Resolved 158 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic profiles.  TreeShared 122 profiles to the AMT using RootsMagic.  Still about 100 to do.

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



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Thursday, 15 October 2020

 Remembered it was my father's 109th birthday, but he died in 1983.  Saw that a Facebook friend lost his son too.  Put that and Linda's cousin's husband into my RootsMagic program.  gotta stay up to date!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1646 Birth of Elizabeth Pierce in Woburn, Mass. posted.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches, and made notes for 5 recently added common ancestors.  I need to add those lines to RootsMagic.

*  Left at 10:30 a.m. for the dentist office to install my crown - home by 11:30 a.m.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post and wrote Seavers in the News -- George N. Seaver Dies in Delaware in 1943, then research a bit some of the family lines.  Took my nap!

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Started on the 52 Ancestors profile and got it almost done.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, finished the 52 Ancestor post, talked to Tami on the phone, and resolved 120 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

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


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 13 October 2020

 It was hot today - about 95F here, and we had to go out in it.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote MyHeritage Releases Major Collection of Historical Norway Church Records, 1815–1938.

*  Checked AncestryDNA, then worked on the news byte post.  Had lunch.

*  We left at 11:40 a.m. for Linda's dentist appointment - she got a new crown (darn things are expensive!).  Home by 1:30 p.m. 

*  Read blogs, then took my nap.  Up at 3 to note that Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 13 October 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post and worked in WebHints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch baseball, then cooked dinner, read the paper, washed dishes, and saw some football too.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Wordless post, worked on WebHints some more, then watched Finding Your Roots.  The records...

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 10 October 2020

 I'be been such a bad genea-boy at journaling the last few weeks.  It's easier not to do it and the Padres games went into my genealogy time.  But that's over and I've recovered from the disappointment now.  

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 October 2020 posted.  Looked at my AncestryDNA matches.  Worked on the CVGS newsletter.

*  Got into the SDGS monthly meeting on Zoom, and watched the two Shannon Christmas presentations on GEDmatch.  Read blogs and email at halftime.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 October 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Top 5 or 10 Fee-Based Genealogy Sites posted.

*  Had lunch, then finished the CVGS newsletter and sent it off for review.  Took a nap.

*  Online to check Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit on my MyHeritage photos.

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to answer email, wrote a post for Sunday, and resolved 154 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 103 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

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


Monday, October 5, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 5 October 2020

 I was ready for when the power company was to turn off our power at 9 a.m., resigned to watching Mondays With Myrt and reading blogs and email on my phone.  It never happened.  I just hope it doesn't happen when the Padres game is on!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1717 Will of Ephraim Wight (1646-1723) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt at 8:40 a.m. and shared about the Newspapers.com Marriages Index on Ancestry, and also about my file naming and folder systems.  Added to the Best Of post and went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 11:45 a.m. and took a nap.  Up at 1 p.m. to eat lunch, then worked on the 10/17 presentation.  Edited the presentation, now have to do the handout.

*  Noted that Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 4 October 2020 posted, then checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked on FSFT matching for awhile.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch baseball and football, read the paper, and wash dishes.

*  Online at 7:20 p.m. to write the Tuesday's Tip post, resolve 225 Ancestry Hints, and checked the DNA numbers.  Added to the Best Of post, read email, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Saturday, 3 October 2020

 Slept better last night.  A little cooler today her - 85F instead of 95F.  Very welcome!  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 September to 2 October 2020 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 26 September to 2 October 2020 posted.

*  Wrote the SNGF post and started the laundry.  Got into the SDGS DNA group Zoom meeting and they had 34.  Colin described AncestryDNA. Offered opinions and observations.  

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Create a Fact List in Your Genealogy Software posted, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook. Finished the laundry.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to recline and watch TV, made dinner, read the paper, trimmed roses, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to start the Amanuesis Monday post, then resolved 126 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 90 profiles with the Ancestry tree.

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


Friday, October 2, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Friday, 2 October 2020

 The Padres won their playoff series against the Cards - winning 11-9 in a comeback from 6-2 on Thursday, and 4-0 on Friday.  Now it's on to the Division Series against the Dodgers. This is a BIG DEAL in San Diego - we hadn't won a playoff game since 1998.  Somehow I missed journaling last night!  Less than 6 hours sleep last night too.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 350: #561 Thanks (Shepard) Dill (1650-1733) of Massachusetts posted.  Checked for AncestryDNA matches, and they took them away!  Crap.  

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 2 October 2020 and took a good nap.

*  Wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 2 October 2020, had lunch, and worked on my friend's problem.  Solved it in an hour, and sent her 10 record images.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game, ate dinner, read the paper, watered the plants, washed dishes, and enjoyed the Padres game, and then the postgame show.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, and resolved 66 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 30 September 2020

 Goodbye September, hello October!  A hot day today, high of about 95F here in Chula Vista.  Hardly went outside.

*  Someone forgot to post a News Bytes post yesterday, and forgot to write a Wordless Wednesday last night.  Remembered at about 9 a.m. this morning.  Oh well.  Is dementia catching?

*  Wrote Papa Lee, Lori and Tami at the Zoo -- Post 637 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday and Dear Randy: "How Do You Match and Update FamilySearch Family Tree Profiles?" and prepped for the Zoom meeting.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, checked emails, and got into the CVGS Zoom meeting at 11:40 a.m. as host.  We had 28 attendees for Colin Whitney's talk on his Nicholas ancestors in Wales.  It was over at 1:45 p.m.

*  Went in before 2 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read the paper, then used the laptop.  Pads fell to the Cards 7-4 in the first wild card game.  Drat.

*  Had dinner during the game, and it was over at 6 p.m.  Put out the trash, watered the roses, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 131 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Here are the end-of-September statistics.  


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

*  59,145 persons (+ 394)
*  24,112 families  (+ 157)
*  189,034 events  (+ 1157)

*  10,535 Alternate Names (+ 134)
*  14,174 places  (+ 145)
*  2,048 sources (+ 25)
*  126,676 citations (+ 856)
*  1,548 Multi-media Items (+ 6)
*  3,208 Multimedia links (+ 5)
*  37,703 matched to FSFT (+ 478)


 I'm up to 67.01% (+0.05%) for citations/events and 214.18% (-0.64%) for citations/persons.

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

*  14,054 blog posts (+75)


*  97,259 82,366 page views (3242 per day, Blogger Stats, + 497)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,442 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 4)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Tuesday, 29 September 2020

 This was not a big genealogy day because of real life.  No Padres game either.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tuesday's Tip - Check Out the Ancestry.com "Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800-1999" Collection posted.

*  Left at 8:30 a.m. for the dentist - had a filling replaced, a crown prepped, and cleaning.  Home by 11:15.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and did some online searching for missing last names - found several and added them to the tree.  Searched for something to write about, and finally wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 29 September 2020. Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:50 p.m. to start dinner - macaroni and cheese with hamburger and corn.  Watched TV, read the paper, watch the debate, washed dishes.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read,then resolved 226 Ancestry Hints.  FamilySearch Family Tree API with RootsMagic was down.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was only 6.5 hours.



Monday, September 28, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 28 September 2020

 Four days later, i'm back.  The good news is the Padres finished 37-23 on the season and made the playoffs which start on Wednesday.  There is no bad news yet.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1735 Bond and Order to Distribute the Estate of Jonathan Boyden (1652-1732) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Got into Mondays With Myrt and talked about the 7-in-1 chart I used for SNGF.  Added to the Best Of post, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 28 September 2020.

*  Had lunch, got the laundry in, and we went to the health center for Linda's eye test.  Stopped at the store on the way home.  Home by 1:50 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, and took a nap.    Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to start dinner, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 to write a Tuesday's Tip post, then resolved 222 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  

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


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Thursday, 24 September 2020

 Two days in a row, but don't count on 3.  Padres play two games tomorrow night.  A stay-at-home day - only 75F today.  Fall is here, now watch some Santa Ana winds mess it up.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1685 Birth of Deborah Wight (1685-1730) in Medfield, Massachusetts, and worked some more on the 7-in-1 chart.  

*  Took my nap, then had lunch and wrote Seavers in The News - John K. Seaver Dies in Camden, New Jersey in 1942.  Added some English Seavers to the tree.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and started on the 52 Ancestor biography.  Downloaded the probate file for Ephraim Wight.  A very interesting file!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, and matched profiles with Family Tree.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 23 September 2020

 Time is sure flying by now - it's fall, and my birthday is a month away.  Tami's too.  Forgot to journal last night after the Padres game. Forgot to write the Treasure post for Thursday too.  Oh well.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Linda and Tami in the Pool in Summer 1981 -- Post 636 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and worked on MyHeritageDNA matches.  Wrote MyHeritageDNA Updates Their Theory of Family Relativity™.  Checked AncestryDNA matches too.

*  Had lunch, then wrote New RootsMagic Version 8 Preview Video on Sources and Citations and added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, tried to doze, and read on the laptop.  Padres lost to Angels 5-2, so now 34-22.  

*  Online to check Twitter and Facebook, then went in to fix dinner, watch TV news, put the trash out, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, answer email, did the 7-in-1 chart, had trouble printing it.  Resolved 241 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.





Monday, September 21, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 21 September 2020

 The last day of summer.  the equinox is at 6:31 a.m. PDT on Tuesday.  The weather was cooler today, high of 75F or so.  

So I missed two days of journaling - not much happened genealogy-wise.  Blogging the usual, did attend SDGS seminar on Saturday with Tom Jones as speaker.  Padres clinched a playoff spot, now at 34-20 with 6 to go.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- Inventory of Jonathan Boyden (1652-1732) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared about SDGS seminar.  Added to the Best Of post, then went to the grocery store.  Home by noon.

*  Ate lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 21 September 2020.  Took a nap.  

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to answer email, chased an AMT problem down for a correspondent, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked AncestryDNA matches.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to start dinner, watched TV, read the paper, we ate, washed dishes.  No Padres game tonight.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Tombstone post, walked the block, then resolved 210 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

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

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 17 September 2020

 So I'm journaling every two days for whatever reason (mainly sleepy or not enough time).  The skies are clearing, and it was warm today - high around 90F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1707 Marriage Record of Thomas Boyden and Deborah Wight in Medfield, Mass. (forgot it last night) and then wrote Virtual 2020 Iowa Genealogical Society Fall Conference -- "Discover New Resources – Expand Your Hunt".

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches - added a Seaver line and added Notes for 11 matches. 

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in The News - Deputy Fire Chief Henry T. Seaver Dies in 1942 in Newton, Mass.  

*  Took a nap.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper.  No Padres game tonight.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, finish the 52 Ancestors post for Friday, then resolved 276 Ancestry Hints adding a bunch of content and source citations to RootsMagic.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 15 September 2020

 The Ides of September - only 49 days until the election, and 107 days until 2021.  It can't get her fast enough IMHO.  It was warmer today - about 90F, but we stayed inside.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday --Bennet (Freeman) Paine (1671-1716) in Cove Burying Ground in Eastham, Mass. posted.  

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree watch list for two hours, then wrote Finding the FamilySearch Family Tree Watchlist and a Surprise or Two!  

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 15 September 2020.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches for new common ancestors or 4th cousins or closer.  Took a nap.

*  Online after 3 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote the Wordless post for Wednesday.  Checked several new blogs and added them to Feedly.  Answered some email. 

*  Got dinner started and went in at 5:30 to finish it, watch TV, read the paper, and then watched the Padres game.  Watered the front plants and washed dishes, talked to the neighbor.  Read email, Facebook, blogs, and Twitter while watching the Padres lose to the Dodgers 3-1.  Pads are now 32-18 on the season.  

*  Online at 9:15 to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Genea-journal - Monday, 14 September 2020

 The sky is still partly cloudy and hazy here, but gray rather than orange since we haven't had a bad fire yet.  There are still several months of fire season left.  Chargers won on Sunday, Padres won on Thursday and Sunday and tonight.  Pennant fever raises its welcome head!  It might be fun!

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1728 Bond and Distribution of Estate of John Fisher (1652-1727) of Medfield, Mass. posted, and got into Mondays With Myrt.  Didn't contribute a lot.

*  Wrote to the guy with the Kemp photo hoping he has more photos and letters, etc.  Won't hold my breath.  Went to the grocery store and home by noon.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 14 September 2020.  Added some Kemp descendants from an Ancestry tree.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, wrote the Tombstone post, and added to the Best Of post.  Got the Zoom meeting set up.  

* Went in at 5:30 to fix dinner, watched TV news, then the Padres game, read the paper, and checked email, blogs, Facebook and Ancestry Hints on the laptop.  Resolved 314 Ancestry Hints.  Padres won 7-2 over Dodgers, so now 32-17 on the season, won 8 in a row, and 21 of 26.  

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 12 September 2020

 Today was grandson Charlie's 6th birthday.  He went surfing, ate tacos, and received gifts, and his sister made a beautiful birthday cake for him.  I don't remember my 6th birthday, but I know I didn't go surfing, and probably was spoiled by my parents and grandparents.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 September 2020 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 5 to 11 September 2020 posted.  

*  Wrote the SNGF post - took awhile trying to figure out the house and room dimensions!  Google Maps helped.  48' by 36' I think.  

*  Had lunch, checked AncestryDNA matches (only 7 new), and noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Was Your Childhood Home Like? posted.  Started the laundry.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, worked a bit in FamilySearch Family Tree and RootsMagic WebHints, then checked Facebook and Twitter.  Wrote a post for Sunday morning.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, read the paper, watched TV, finished the laundry, etc.  No Padres game tonight because of a Giants player with COVID.  Called Charlie at 6:45 to wish him happy birthday.  Great pix on Facebook.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to TreeShare 145 profiles, then added to the Best Of post, checked FB again, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 10 September 2020

 My grandson Lucas Randall is 17 years old today.  Time sure flies!  Forgot to post yesterday after the Padres game.  Oh well.  It was a medium day here - clouds/haze all day, a high of 77F, so pretty average.  The fire in the back country is contained for now.  Decided to use the new Blogger finally - wastes too much screen.  Probably great for tablets and smart phones.   

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1771 Death Record of Mehitabel (Hartshorn) Guild of Dedham, Mass. posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches, only 7 new matches, no new common ancestors or close matches.  

*  Struggled to get my credit card statements - had to go through the new password stuff, it took an hour.  Crap.  Tried to nap but don't think I did.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in The News - Fred M. Seaver Dies in 1941 in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.  Added content from other Seaver obituaries for 1939-1941 births.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and answered email.  Worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 5:15 to cook dinner, watched TV news, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, my book, and then email, blogs, Facebook and Photos on the laptop.  Padres won 6-1 over Giants, so now 29-17 on the season, 5 in a row, and 18-5 since mid-August.  

*  Online to read, resolve some Ancestry Hints, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.






Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 8 September 2020

It's been 8 days since my last post - the Padres have been winning but the games last late, so I rarely get to the computer until 10 p.m. and it's time for bed.  Lori and the boys and cats left last Saturday and we are gradually adjusting to normalcy again.  Laundry was an issue!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday --John Paine (1661-1731) in Orleans Cemetery in Orleans, Mass. posted.  Added two new ThruLines to RootsMagic and notes for 5 matches on AncestryDNA. 

*  Took a nap at 11 a.m.  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News and Education Bytes - Tuesday, 8 September 2020.  Worked for awhile in FamilySearch Family Tree matching profiles to RootsMagic.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then answered email and added to the Best Of post.   Wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.

*  Worked for awhile trying to recover all of my Downloads file folder without success.  Have about 50% of it now.  It got messed up yesterday when I clicked something and the Downloads folder was added to Dropbox on the desktop, then deleted.  Tried to recover it using the Recycle Bin but it wasn't all there.  Crap.  Who knows what I lost. 

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to cook dinner, watch TV news, and watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, read my book, and checked Dropbox on the laptop.  The Downloads folder was added to it on the laptop and now I was over the limit.  Padres beat the Rockies 14-5 so that was good.  Now 27-17 on the season. 

*  Wrote this post, checked Facebook and done tonight.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 31 August 2020

Ten days later -- Lori and her family (2 teen boys, 4 computers, 3 cats and a fish) are here evacuated from the Santa Cruz fire.  The highlight has been the 11 week old kitten named Mister Rex who is an athletic little guy - lots of running and jumping and chasing, then sit in a lap and purr. 

Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1735 Bond and Order Distributing Estate of John Fisher (1677-1727) of Medfield, Mass. posted, and got into Mondays With Myrt.  Highlighted my 5 September webinar for OCCGS.

*  Finished reading blogs, had lunch, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 31 August 2020 and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote 35,230 AncestryDNA Matches Are Gone!  Reviewed AncestryDNA and MyHeritageDNA matches.

*  Went in and ran the vacuum while they were of to Barbara's pool to swim.  Linda, Lori and the boys have gone about every other day recently.  Watched TV news, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, finished my ebook, checked email, blogs and Facebook, and wrote Tombstone post during the game.  Padres won 6-0 over Rockies, so now 22-15 on the season. 

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Here are the end-of-August statistics.  Completely forgot to do it on 31 July.  So the increases are for two months:

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

*  58,751 persons (+ 633)
*  23,955 families  (+ 244)
*  187, 877 events  (+ 1968)

*  10,401 Alternate Names (+ 381)
*  14,029 places  (+ 411)
*  2,023 sources (- 29)
*  125,820 citations (+ 2356)
*  1,542 Multi-media Items (+ 15)
*  3,203 Multimedia links (- 3)
*  37,225 matched to FSFT (+ 797)


 I'm up to 68.97% (+2.56%) for citations/events and 214.82% (+2.38%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for August (compared to stats for June
):

*  13,979 blog posts (+172)


*  82,366 page views (2745 per day, Blogger Stats, - 515)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,438 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 10)


Friday, August 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 21 August 2020

Another warm day, and muggy now due to the tropical storm offshore.  Only slept 5 hours last night so grumpy.  The fire in Santa Cruz did not threaten Lori's home today, we'll see what happens.  They are coming here on Saturday.  Life, and genealogy, will change some. 

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, checked the fire maps, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 344: #554 John Fisher (1677-1727) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted. 

*  Went to the grocery store and home by 11 a.m.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 21 August 2020 and took a good nap. 

*  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 21 August 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Talked to Lori on the phone.  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+35).

*  Went in at 5:30 to get dinner ready, watched TV news, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, checked email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter, then read my ebook until the laptop ran of juice.  Padres won 4-3 over Astros so now 16-12 on the season and won 5 in a row.  Back in 2nd place.

*  Checked email and blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 20 August 2020

Still no good news on the fire in Santa Cruz front - it is getting closer to Lori's neighborhood.  Been teary at times thinking about the 20 years in that house - she was married on the property by a redwood tree that is her special place.

*  Read email and blogs but it took awhile because Lori called and we talked for 30 minutes, then I checked on the fire progress.  Noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1686 Birth of Abigail Smith in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Worked on the Probate Records talk that I'm giving on 5 September for Orange County via Zoom.  Got everything updated, and added a section.  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (+29).

*  Had lunch, checked on fires, and eventually wrote Seavers in The News - Dolores (Adams) Seaver (1862-1941) Dies in Massachusetts.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, checked on fires, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  Created a Zoom account for CVGS.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, watered the front plants, washed dishes, read my ebook, and checked email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter for fire info.  Padres won 8-7 over Rangers in 10 innings, so now won 4 straight, and 15-12 on the season. 

*  Online at 9:30 p.m. to check email and blogs, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Genealogy took a back seat to fire coverage today.  Daughter Lori evacuated with her kids and pets last night from her home in the Santa Cruz mountains to a friend's house in Monterey.  The big fires in Santa Cruz County burned east up the mountains and threatens the San Lorenzo Valley where she lives.  The winds blew it southeast most of the day but shifted to the north tonight which slowed the progress.  There is no containment and no air support due to the smoke clouds.  Time will tell how this comes out - worst case is she loses her home and jobs and comes to live with us.  It is impossible to get up-to-date info anywhere for the location of active fires.  

*  After an hour on the phone trying to get info on the fire to her, I quickly read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Linda and Her Girls in About 1989 -- Post 631 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Prepped for the CVGS Zoom meeting and had lunch.  Started the laundry.  Checked AncestryDNA (+9) and one new common ancestor match.

*  Opened the Zoom room for the CVGS DNA Interest Group meeting and we had 14 in attendance.  No one in the group is doing much with DNA matches.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and wrote Dear Randy: "How Can I Find Living Descendants with the Surname of a Historical Person?"  Checked Twitter and Facebook for fire news.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, put out the trash, finished the laundry, and watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, then my book, washed dishes,  then on the laptop for email, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Resolved 131 Ancestry Hints.   Padres won 6-3 over Rangers on a grand slam in the 10th inning, so now 14-12 and won 3 straight with grand slams.  

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Much warmer today, about 90F here.  Fans going all day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Nathaniel Guild (1712-1796) in Guild Burial Ground, Walpole, Mass. posted.

*  Worked on the FamilySearch presentation for OCCGS on 5 September.  Need to do the Probate presentation too sometime soon.

*  Went to the grocery store at 10:20 and home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 18 August 2020.  Had lunch.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches (+33) and made Note for a new ThruLine.

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, doze in the recliner, and eventually read email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter on the laptop.  Padres won 6-4 over Rangers, so now 13-12 on the season.  

*  Online to write the Wordless post, then went in for dinner at 5:30, watched TV, washed dishes, watered the yard, and took Linda for a walk.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to match profiles in Family Tree, then resolved 161 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 17 August 2020

It seemed cooler today, but I didn't get out in it and forgot to go to the grocery store.  It was a better evening too with the Padres winning.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1703 Inventory of the Estate of Joseph Clark (1642-1702) of Medfield, Mass. posted, and got into Mondays With Myrt.  Contributed little.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+10), then worked on WebHints in RootsMagic for awhile.  Had lunch, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 17 August 2020, then took my nap.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on more Web hints.  Should have worked on the two upcoming presentations.  Oh well - tomorrow?  Answered email, then wrote the Tombstone post.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched news and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, my real book, checked email, blogs and Facebook on the laptop, washed dishes, watered the front plants, and then my ebook.  Padres beat Rangers 14-4 so now are 12-12 and need a winning streak.

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, answer email, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 16 August 2020

Another warm day - probably 90F here today, and now 84F in the house with the windows open and fans going. 

*  Read email and blogs, and we went to church at 9:10 a.m.  It was Tracey's last day and we had a doughnut and punch party for her.  We got to say goodbye.  

*  Home by 11 a.m. to write the Amanuensis Monday post.  Had lunch, and watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, and dozed in the recliner.  Padres lost to d-backs 5-4 on a 3-run homer in the 8th inning.  So 5 in a row, and now 11-12.  

*  Online to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 9 to 15 August 2020 posted.  Answered email and read blogs.

*  Went in to fix dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV, washed dishes, cut some rose bushes, and online at 6:30 p.m. to resolve 167 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic tree.  Then TreeShared 171 profiles to the Ancestry tree - all in sync now!

*  Walked down the block, then read blogs and checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 August 2020

I'm always concerned about the Ides of any month...it was hot again today, but some tropical clouds over the mountains and hazier.  It's 84F in the house tonight with the door open.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 August 2020 posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+60).  

*  Answered several emails with a research report, then wrote the SNGF post.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 8 to 14 August 2020 posted.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1 to eat lunch, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Greatest Achievement posted.  Worked on WebHints in RootsMagic finding BMD dates/places for random profiles, adding content and sources.  Matched some random Family Tree profiles too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added Life Sketches for about 10 of my 52 Ancestors profiles.  

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to fix dinner, then watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, washed dishes, read email, blogs and Facebook, read my ebook.  Padres came from 7-1 after 8 to make it 7-6 with a throwout at the plate (again) against D-backs.  So now 11-11, and lost 4 straight.  Need to right this ship on Sunday.

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to read, finish up the Best Of post, and resolve 102 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.


Friday, August 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 14 August 2020

Went to bed too late, woke up too early.  Warmed up into the 90s today, and will be for the next week.  We have the fans going.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 343: #553 Susanna (Draper) Plimpton (1687-1769) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+50) and added Note to one match.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 14 August 2020.

*  Went to the grocery store, and home by 11 a.m.  Got the laundry started.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Lay down for a nap.

*  Had lunch, online to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 14 August 2020, watched the RootsMagic video,  and wrote RootsMagic Version 8 - a New Preview Video.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts and resolved 146 Ancestry Hints.

*  Went in at 5:30 to fix dinner, watched TV news, and watched the Padres game.  Read the paper, washed dishes, finished the laundry, and read FT magazine, then read email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter, resolved 108 Ancestry Hints, and read some of my ebook.  Padres lost to Arizona 5-1 so now 11-10.  3 losses in a row, and 3 runs in 3 games.  Crap.  Not good enough yet. 

*  Online at 9:50 p.m. to finish the FamilySearch post and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 13 August 2020

The weeks just fly by now, and I don't get as much done as earlier when the baseball season was stopped.  I haven't resolved Ancestry Hints for 3 nights now.  Struggled to get to sleep last night - like 12:45 a.m. after two hours of trying.

*  Read emails and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1705 Marriage of John Fisher and Abigail Smith in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+59_ and added Notes to 10 of them.  Answered email, and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Seavers in The News - Miss Cora J. Seaver Dies in Hartford in 1940.  Worked on Web Hints, matching Family Tree profiles, and adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on a 52 Ancestors profile but did the wrong one - next week!  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, then took Linda for a walk.  Finished up the wrong 52 Ancestor profile, found the right one and started on it.  Got it done by 7 p.m.

*  Went in to watch the Padres game and we were already behind 5-2 in the 2nd inning.  Read the paper, washed dishes, read my ebook, checked email, read blog posts, checked Facebook.  Padres lost to dodgers 11-2, so now 11-9 at the 1/3 point in the season.  Good, but not great.

*  Online to write the 52 Ancestors post, check Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Another all genealogy day until the evening, then Padres.  Bad news today - they lost to Dodgers.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Lori and Tami at Easter 1991 -- Post 630 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Checked AncestryDNA (+35 matches).  Prepped for the CVGS Zoom meeting.  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, couldn't find the Zoom email link, finally found one but I have no clue where my email went - not in Sent, or all, or Trash where it should have been.  Several others struggled to find the link too.

*  Got into Zoom at 11:45 a.m., and we chatted for 20 minutes, then had the CVGS Research Group meeting with 19 in attendance.  More sharing.

*  Answered email and read blogs, then wrote Dear Randy: "Can You Combine Three Ancestry Trees Into One Using RootsMagic?"  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Treasure Chest post and downloaded two sets of probate records for the 52 Ancestors target.  Got them renamed and filed away for use sometime soon.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, and we ate and watched TV news.  Put out the trash.  Answered emails.

*  Went in at 6:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, wash dishes, read my ebooik, and check email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter on the laptop.  Padres lost but I don't know the final score because the TV cable quit for awhile. 

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Slept better, but still took a nap.  Stayed at home and in all day, getting warmer.  Love my fan.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Abigail (Fisher) (Plimpton) Clark (1711-1785) in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Mass. posted.  Wrote Free Access to MyHeritage Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage In Color™ For One Month.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+1).  Answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 11 August 2020.  Answered an Ancestry message.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on Web Hints for awhile.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 6:40 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, wash dishes, read my ebook, and checked email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter.  Padres beat Dodgers 6-2 so now tied with them at 11-7. 

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 10 August 2020

This was a busy day.  Woke up an hour too early at 6 a.m., but had a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1704 Division of Real Estate of Joseph Clark (1642-1702) of Medfield, Mass. posted.  

*  got into Mondays With Myrt and opined on the Ancestry sale and the MyHeritage search engine.  Went to the store afterwards.

*  Home by 11:40 a.m. to read blogs, then took my nap.  Up at 1:30 to eat lunch, then wrote   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 10 August 2020.

*  Checked Ancestry DNA matches (-1) and MyHeritage matches (+27 from last week).  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch TV news.  Online at 6:15 to write the Tombstone post for Tuesday.  Watered the front plants and finished the laundry.  Watched the Padres game, washed dishes, and read my book and checked email, Facebook, blogs and started a new online book.  Resolved 112 Ancestry Hints.  Padres won 2-1 over Dodgers, so now 10-7 on the season.

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to read, write this post, and set up the Zoom meeting.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 9 August 2020

We went to church today so that threw a wrench into my usual Sunday schedule.  And the Padres won, so it was a pretty good day.

*  Read email and blogs, but we left for church at 9:10 a.m. and the service was outside in the patio between the two buildings. Everyone wore masks and tried to stay 6 feet apart.  It was sunny but with shade trees above.  It was both modern and classical church music, and a good sermon by pastor Tracey.  She leaves after next Sunday. 

*  Home by 10:45 to read, then transcribed the document and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Went in at 12:30 for lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, dozed in the recliner for awhile.  Padres got ahead 9-0 in the first 3 innings and coasted to a 9-5 win.  Now 9-7 on the season and off to LA for 4 games this next week.

*  Online at 4:15 p.m. to read, then resolved 170 Ancestry Hints. Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 2 to 8 August 2020 posted.

*  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, watched the game show.  Washed dishes, then went out front to trim the big rose bush.  Filled a barrel.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then resolved 43 more Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 132 profiles.  Sent off the CVGS Newsletter, and checked Facebook, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.