Sunday, July 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 12 July 2020

Only 116 days to the election, and 103 until my birthday.  And 166 until Christmas.  I think - I did it in my head.  Ran out of fingers.  Woke up to early again, awake at 6 a.m.  Another warm day so didn't venture out.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that My Last AncestryDNA AutoCluster AutoTree Analysis From Genetic Affairs - Post 2 posted, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  We watched the church service online.  Tired, so lay down for my nap.  Had lunch.  Went in to watch golf and read the paper.  

*  Online at 1:30 p.m. to read, then worked a bit on AncestryDNA matches. and made a quick and dirty tree for a new match.  Failed to find a common ancestor.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 July 2020 posted.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked awhile with WebHints.  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, finish the paper, wash dishes, and cut rose branches.  Filled up the barrel again.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to resolve 268 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 103 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Answered email.

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

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 11 July 2020

Another warm day here in Chula Vista, and I was tired all day after waking up at 5:30 a.m. with a dream that I had as presentation to give in 5 minutes but didn't have my laptop or know where it was to be given. 

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 July 2020 posted.

*  Checked my AncestryDNA matches (+0 today) and worked a bit on FTDNA Clusters from Genetic Affairs.

*  Got into the SDGS Zoom meeting and enjoyed Diane and Debby's talk about the Mayflower Society.  Had lunch, then worked on my own Mayflower application data for two hours.  Only 5 more chapters to do now.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 July 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- How Many Ancestors Have You "Met?" posted.

*  Went to FedEx to send the packet, and wanted to go to Dollar Tree but Linda forgot her mask, so we came home.  Tired, checked Twitter and Facebook,. added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to make dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to read, write a DNA post, and TreeShared 159 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Checked email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 10 July 2020

Just another sunny, nice San Diego day, but with a dentist visit.  

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 338: #548 Timothy Hamant (1667-1718) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 July 2020.

*  Put Linda's new walker together, and Susan came for the last therapy session.  Left at 9:40 a.m. for the dentist office to takeo ut my old crown and install a temporary crown.  I was home by 11:30 a.m., but went to the grocery store.  Home by 12:30 to eat lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 10 July 2020.

*  Took a nap.  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, then worked on RootsMagic WebHints and checked AncestryDNA matches (added 15).  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, cut more rose branches, and watered the plants.  Took a walk.

*  Online to write the SNGF post, then worked on WebHints some more, and resolved 181 Ancestry Hints.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The days slip by like sand in the hourglass - time sure flies when your doing genealogy.  Woke up early - 5:30 a.m.  Drat.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tami on the Softball Field in 1990 (?) #3 -- Post 625 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Prepped for the CVGS researxch group, and looked for San Diego County deeds.  Peter S. knew all about them.  Lay down at 10:15 to nap, but didn't.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, noted that Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1842 Birth of Kirstine Sørensen posted.  

*  Started the CVGS Zoom meeting at 11:45 and we had 12 attendees.  Did my one hour, and the attendees shared more this time.  Hardly anyone is doing research.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to check email, read blogs, and add to the Best Of post.  Looked for something to write about, finally gave up and checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in WebHints for awhile and solved 5 mysteries.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, put out the trash, watered theplants, and washed dishes. 

*  Online at 6:30 to write the Treasure Chest post, answer email, worked in the Place Names list in RootsMagic merging place names, then resolved 189 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources in RootsMagic.

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Woke up too early - 6:15 a.m. - and only 7 hours last night.  An other typical July day - a high of about 82F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Samuel Gray (1682-1712) Buried in Little Compton, Rhode Island posted.  Looked at AncestryDNA matches (up 14). 

*  Wrote Virtual Genealogical Association Webinars for Rest of 2020.  Left at 10 a.m. for the grocery store and home by 11 a.m.  Added to the best Of post, and took a nap.

*  Had lunch, wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 7 July 2020.  Answered email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read blogs, write two blog posts, research San Diego deeds, and resolve 182 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.

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

Monday, July 6, 2020

Genea-journal - Monday, 6 July 2020

A decent night's sleep - 7.5 hours.  Warm again today, around 85F.  Hardly went outside.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1709 Inventory and 1710 Administrator's Account for Estate of Zechariah Barber (1656-1705) posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (0 new), and then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 6 July 2020.  Had lunch.  Wrote Dear Randy: How Many Details Do You Add To a Family Tree Profile?

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered email.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked in WebHints to add content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to get dinner up, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes, then watered the front plants.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Tombstone post, arrange the Wednesday Zoom meeting, take a block walk, and resolve 300 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic. 

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

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - 4-5 July 2020

Someone forgot to journal last night with all the fireworks going off in the city.  It is finally summer with warm days (highs 78 to 85F, lows 65 to 70F) and lots of sun.  We have the fans going. 

1)  Saturday, 4 July:

*  Read email, read blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 27 June to 3 July 2020 posted.

*  Worked in AncestryDNA a bit, adding one ThruLine and some notes.  Added content from MyHeritage to the RootsMagic database.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 27 June to 3 July 2020 posted.

*  Had lunch, then finished up the CVGS Newsletter draft and sent it out for review.  Noted that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Fourth of July Memories posted.  Added to the tree survey for AncestryDNA.

*  Answered email, and must have done something good before checking Twitter and Facebook, then adding to the Best Of post.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:30 p.m., watched TV, read the paper, watered the plants and cut some rose branches, and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, resolved 93 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 150 profiles to the AMT.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and didn't blog all day.  Genealogy this day was 9 hours.

*  Went out at 9 p.m. in the back yard and watched street firework displays from all over Chula Vista.  Several were close - less than one big block away.  

2)  Sunday, 5 July:

*  Read email and blogs, started the Amanuensis post, but went to church at 10 a.m. for the first time.  Only about 30 there, everyone in masks, but we did sing.  Home by 11 a.m.

*  Finished the Amanuensis post, then added to the Best Of post.  Went in at 12 noon to have lunch, then watched golf for three hours, and read the paper and dozed in the recliner.  

*  Online at 3 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 28 June to 4 July 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on Web Hints for awhile, then found a Sever line that needed to be added to the database. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, finished the paper, washed dishes, then back to the new Sever line.  Added about 50 new profiles.  Talked to Lori for awhile too.  TreeShared about 185 profiles to the AMT.  

*  Edited the CVGS Newsletter one more time, and sent it to the members.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 3 July 2020

Another poor night of sleep, managed about 7 hours.  A warmer day, high around 80F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 337: #547 Abiel (Ellice) Barber (1662-1716) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (0 added).  Started the laundry.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 3 July 2020.  Went of to the grocery store and home by 11 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then took my nap.  Had lunch.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 3 July 2020, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter, then added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, watch TV, read the paper and wash dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the three Saturday posts, added to the Best Of post, and resolved 136 Ancestry Hints.  Watched the fireworks over Rushmore.

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

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 2 July 2020

A better night's sleep, but only 7 hours at most.  A normal day here, cloudy, about 72F high.  Hardly went outside.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1662 Birth Record of Abiell Ellise in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches.  Added ThruLine numbers to the pedigree chart.

&  Wrote Where Are the "Holes" In My Pedigree Chart? Can DNA Help? - Post 2.  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints.  Had lunch.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- William Herbert Seaver (1871-1936) Died in Roseville, California.

*  Added to the Best Of post, took a short nap, checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, watered the plants and weeded some of the rose beds.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, start work on the CVGS newsletter, then resolved 230 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Answered email.  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Slept poorly again, 6 hours at most, awake at 5:30 a.m.  Yawned all day.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tami on the Softball Field in 1990 (?) #2 -- Post 624 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 8), and wrote Where Are the "Holes" In My Pedigree Chart? Can DNA Help?  Really tired, so tried to nap.  

*  Online at 11 a.m. to have lunch, then worked in WebHints for awhile, then signed onto Zoom for the CVGS Bored Meeting.  It was.  Volunteered to do the 29 July program.

*  Added to the Best Of post, worked in FamilySearch Family Tree and RootsMagic a bit, checked Twitter and Facebook, took a short nap, then did more WebHints.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to start dinner (macaroni and hamburger and corn one-pot) read the paper, watched TV , washed dishes, and put out trash.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. t read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post, and resolve 244 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A warmer day, but not much more sleep.  Maybe 7 hours.   6 months down, and they have been a productive six months family tree wise, but I have made little progress on my two goals for the year.  I gotta buckle down and get that GSMD application in.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Sylvester Kenyon (1710-1800) Buried in Sterling, Connecticut posted.  Checked AncestryDNA match numbers (up 1).  

*  Wrote Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: Polish Genealogy Research," by Rosemary A. Dembinski Chorzempa, then added MyHeritage Record Match data to RootsMagic.  Added to the Best Of post.  Rested my eyes, maybe napped a bit.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 30 June 2020.  Worked on WebHints for awhile.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then back to WebHints.

*  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 wrote the Wordless Wednesday post.  Paul called.  Resolved 222 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Here are the June statistics:

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 30 June (with increases in the numbers from 1 June in parentheses):

*  58,118  persons (+ 403)
*  23,711 families  (+ 185)
*  185,909 events  (+ 1234)

*  10,020 Alternate Names (+ 275)
*  13,618 places  (+ 315)
*  2,052 sources (- 14)
*  123,464  citations (+ 1878)
*  1,527 Multi-media Items (+ 16)
*  3,206 Multimedia links (+ 1)
*  36,428 matched to FSFT (+ 562)


 I'm up to 66.41% (+0.54%) for citations/events and 212.44% (+1.68%) for citations/persons.

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

*  13,827 blog posts (+82)


*  97,805 page views (3260 per day, Blogger Stats, - 1122)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,448 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 3)


Monday, June 29, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 29 June 2020

Tomorrow is the end of the first half of 2020.  It's been a great year for my genealogy, but a terrible year for our living.  And it's not going to get better very soon.  A cool day, high around 69F, some showers in the early morning. Up early, only 6.5 hours sleep.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1717 Bond and Order of Settlement of Estate of Zechariah Barber (1656-1705) posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and opined on source citations and discussed the Hilperton Tax records and Richman/Rich data.   Got the laundry started.  Tried to nap, but didn't.  Had lunch.  Went to the grocery store.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, noted that Candidates For the Parents of 3rd Great-Grandfather John Rich (ca 1789-1868) posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 29 June 2020, and worked on AncestryDNA matches.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked on RootsMagic Web Hints for some of the new additions.  Big fail...

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the Tombstone Tuesday post, and resolve 192 Ancestry Hints.  Took a walk.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 28 June 2020

This was kind of a lazy day, mainly because I woke up at 6:15 a.m.  7 hours at most.  

*  Read email and blogs, noted that My Last AncestryDNA AutoCluster AutoTree Analysis From Genetic Affairs - Post 1 posted, and answered email.  

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches (up 53) and added Notes to 5 matches, then started counting tree sizes.  Got about 300 done.  

*  We left at 11:15 for Linda's hair appointment.  I watched the church video, and we were home by 12:05 p.m.  Had lunch, watched the gold tournament, dozed in the recliner and read the paper.  

*  Online at 1:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 21 to 27 June 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote a post for Monday.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watched TV, washed dishes and cut rose branches.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Rich family, took a walk, then TreeShared 111 profiles to the AMT.  Worked some more on the Rich family.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 27 June 2020

Got almost 8 hours last night...another nice day, some sun, high about 74F, actually warm in the cave tonight.  

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 20 to 26 June 2020 posted and added to the Best Of post.

*  Wrote a DNA post for Sunday morning.  Worked on Genetic Affairs spreadsheets for AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA.  Had lunch.  Added a Group on RootsMagic for my known 5th great-grandfathers.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 21 to 27 June 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Time Machine posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (added 16 today), added 5 Notes, added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked on Hints for specific Ancestry collections and added data and sources to RootsMagic.

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to write the Amanuensis post, then resolved 130 Hints, and TreeShared 172 profiles to the AMT.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 26 June 2020

Got 7 hours last night, but needed more.  A clear day around noon, high around 72F.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 336: #546 Zechariah Barber (1656-1705) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 26 June 2020 and MyHeritage's CEO Gilad Japhet Presentation to IGRA - New SuperSearch and Genetic Groups Are Coming.   Checked AncestryDNA matches(26 more), and added 5 notes to matches and one ThruLine to Rootsmagic.

*  Went to the grocery store and home by 12 noon.  Lay down to nap but didn't.  Had lunch at 1 p.m., then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 26 June 2020.

*  Worked a bit in RootsMagic Web Hints, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, watered the plants, and trimmed a rose bush.  

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, wrote the SNGF post, then resolved 223 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Finished up the FamilySearch post.  Sent the News Bytes to the CVGS members.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 25 June 2020

Slept in until 7:40 a.m., so got about 7 hours.  A typical June day, cloudy and a high of 72F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1683 Marriage Record of Zacharie Barber and Abiell Ellice in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Worked on the Genetic Affairs cluster tool, and checked AncestryDNA matches (2 more), and added one more ThruLine to RootsMagic.  

*  Wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1838 Birth of Hans Lauritzen Hede and found more records.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Julia F. (Haley) Seaver Dies in 1935 in Winthrop, Mass. then added to the Best Of post.  Sent the handout to the CVGS folks.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors biography, and down loaded two probate files from American Ancestors.  Summarized them and added sources.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then took Linda for a walk with her walker.  Resolved 206 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Woke up at 6 a.m. after getting to bed at 11:15 p.m. because of The Genetic Detective show.  Yawn all day.  A typical June day, cloudy, cool, high about 72F.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tami on the Softball Field in 1990 (?) -- Post 623 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Practiced the presentation, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and checked AncestryDNA (up 15).

*  Got into Zoom at 11:45 a.m. for the CVGS program, and waited, finally attendees at 11:55, good to see Karen Y again in Virginia.  We had 16, and I gave my Randy's Top 10 Genealogy Search Tips.  Over at 2:15 p.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, thrashed around looking for something to post, finally wrote Dear Randy: How Far Back Have You Traced Your Ancestry? It Depends!  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 to talk on the phone with Jeff about his Seaver line, made two reports and sent them to him.  Wrote the reasure Chest post, and resolved 128 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Slept in until 7 a.m., and went to the dentist today.  Costly!  Otherwise, genealogy!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- John Horton (1696-1796) in Jones-Hammon Lot in Foster, R.I. posted.  Started the laundry.

*  Worked in AncestryDNA matches (17 new), and added notes to 5 matches.  Wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 23 June 2020.  Lay down but didn't sleep.

*  Online at noon to read, eat lunch, answered email, finished the laundry, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 23 June 2020.  

*  Went to the dentist appointment at 2 p.m., got teeth cleaned, then inspected, and she found a deteriorating crown (she looks at the crowns first, of course!).  Home by 3:30 p.m.

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolve 255 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - 21-22 June 2020

Day 101 of semi-isolation.  Forgot to journal last night, oh well.  Slept Ok, but up early at 6 a.m.

1)  Sunday, 21 June:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  Watched the church service.  

*  Had lunch, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 June 2020 posted.  Wrote Naming My Seaver Fathers.  

*  Took Lori to the airport at 3:45 and home by 4:30 p.m.  Worked a bit on RootsMagic Web Hints.  Checked Facebook.  Fixed dinner, read the paper, washed dishes, and watched TV news.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to resolve 132 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 153 profiles with the AMT.  Added to the new Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 22 June:

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1683 Will of Henry Smith (1607-1687) of Medfield, Mass.posted, then worked on and wrote Finding Richmans, Richs, and Marshmans in the Hilperton Land Tax Assessment Records, 1773-1793 - Part II.  

*  Went to the grocery store, home by 11:10 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, then took my nap.  Had lunch, online to read and write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 22 June 2020.

*  Set up the CVGS Zoom meeting on Wednesday.  Reviewed and edited my presentation for Wednesday, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, check AncestryDNA matches (60 new since Saturday), write the Tombstone post, then worked in RootsMagic Web Hints to find missing data.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 20 June 2020

The frst day of summer in Chula Vista was cloudy and cool - a high of 71F, which is about normal.  Slept fair, awake for an hour at 4:30, and got up at 7:40.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 13 to 19 June 2020 posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt but didn't contribute anything.  Finished reading blogs.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (up 14), added 6 more Notes, and one more ThruLine to RootsMagic.  Worked on transferring files from downloads to permanent file folders.  Deleted 100s of files too, not done, maybe it will work faster now.

*  Lori made banana bread for lunch, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 14 to 20 June 2020 posted.  Continued work on the files.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Father's Work History posted.

*  Went in to the recliner to take a nap, watch TV and read the paper.  Didn't nap but rested my eyes.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and worked matching profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  Answered email.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner - Lori made lasagna - and watched TV.  We went for a walk on the street.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then resolved 219 Ancestry Hints and Treeshared 166 profiles with the Ancestry tree.  More to do!

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

Friday, June 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 19 June 2020

This was a different genealogy day.  Lori came to visit tonight, and I got a good hug.  Slept OK, but awake for an hour at 4:30, so needed a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 335: #545 Sarah (Clarke) (Bowers) Smith (1651-1704) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.

*  got into Mini-Myrt, then finished reading blogs.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 June 2020.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 17) and added 13 tree icons.

*  Went to Costco for the first time since early March to get gas and supplies.  Home by 12 noon.  Had lunch, then took my nap.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 19 June 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote Talking About Genealogy ... (couldn't resist!).  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

*  We left at 4:40 to pick up a prescription, then to the airport to pick up Lori, and then to Lolita's to pick up dinner, and ate at home.  That beat waiting in line at In 'n' Out.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then walked the mile track with Lori.  Read the paper, then online at 8:15 p.m. to read, then worked on RootsMagic profiles that needed birth or death information.

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 18 June 2020

The calendar keeps turning over a new page.  The genea-go-round doesn't seem to stop.  It will slow down this weekend for me because daughter Lori is coming to town.  Got only 6 hours sleep last night, so a nap today and tired tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1651 Birth Record of Sary Clarke (1651-1704) in Dedham, Massachusetts posted.  

*  got into Mini-Myrt and talked about the CVGS Zoom meeting, then checked AncestryDNA matches (24 new!), and wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1863 Marriage of Hans Lauritzen Hede and Kirstine Sorensen.  Added to the Best Of post.  The physical therapist came to help Linda, and i pulled weeds for 10 minutes in front.

*  Took my nap, wrote Seavers in the News -- Ethel Van Vliet Seaver Dies in 1934 in California and went to the grocery store.

*  Home by 2:10 p.m. to answer email, check Wiltshire sites, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, put the new vacuum together and did the family room and entryway.  Swiffered the kitchen too.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 159 Ancestry Hints.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Another Wednesday, another Zoom meeting.  almost every Wednesday now.  Another cool day, hardly went outside at all.  Slept only 6 hours last night.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Lori and Tami at Yosemite in 1987(?) #2 -- Post 622 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt, said nothing.  Finished reading, then prepped for the CVGS DNA meeting.  Gathered links to recent articles, webinars and videos about DNA.  Laid down to rest at 10:30.

*  Didn't nap, up after 11 a.m. to eat lunch, add to the Best Of post, noted that New England Historical and Genealogical Register - Spring 2020 Issue is Out! posted, and got set up for the Zoom meeting.

*  Got into the room at 11:45 a.m., we had 15 attend, and had a good discussion, especially about Clustering.  Downloaded my 23andMe DNA relatives and the ethnicity chromosome data.

*  Added to the Best Of post and wrote Finding Richmans, Richs, Marshmans in the Hilperton Land Tax Assessment Records, 1773-1793 - Part I.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and put out trash.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 197 Ancestry Hints, and checked AncestryDNA matches (added 6 today). 

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 16 March 2020

A decent night's sleep, a cool June day, somewhat cloudy, and a lot of genealogy!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Sibel (Kerby) White (1764-1848) in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Glocester, R.I. posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt, didn't share much.  Finished reading blogs.

*  Worked on Irish Seavers, then wrote Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: German Genealogy Research," by Ernest Thode.  The second physical therapy nurse came for Linda.  

*  Had lunch, wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 16 June 2020, and added to the Best Of post.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, then worked on Irish Seavers.  Finally figured out some connections with help from a correspondent.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes.  Took Linda for a wheelchair walk.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write two posts, add to the Best Of post, check AncestryDNA matches (up 9), and then resolved 174 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources. 

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

Monday, June 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 15 June 2020

Another relatively cool cloudy day, got up to 72F or so.  Typical for June.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1720 Will of Joseph Grout (1649-1720) of Watertown, Mass. posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared about Best Of the Genea-Blogs.  Added to the Best Of post, and the solar guy came to fix the electronics.  Nothing was wrong except the electronics lost the wifi signal three weeks ago.  Wonder if that was when we had a power outage?

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 15 June 2020.  then Went to the grocery store.  Home by 1:15 to read, then took a nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and worked in Pennsylvania Deaths adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Tombstone post, and checked AncestryDNA match count (13 new today).  Resolved 209 Ancestry Hints, and updated several Dill entries in FamilySearch Family Tree.

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

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 14 June 2020

Flag Day and the President's birthday.  Woke up with a lower back ache and/or a stomach bug after breakfast, felt poorly all day, better tonight finally.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Checking Out the MyHeritage Enhanced Photo Feature posted and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Watched the church service with Linda, had lunch, watched the golf tournament for three hours, read the paper, dozed in the recliner a bit, and felt better.

*  Online at 3:30 to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 7 to 13 June 2020 posted, checked Facebook and Twitter, checked AncestryDNA matches (17 new), and worked in the SSA&C collection adding Seaver data to my database.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, washed dishes.  Talked to Lori on the phone.  TreeShared 121 profiles to the Ancestry tree.

*  Worked on the Rich families of Trowbridge, adding them to the database.  That may be a source of my John Rich.  Read email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 13 June 2020

This was sort of a different day with the SDGS webinar in the middle of it.  Still relatively cool, 72F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 June 2020 posted.  

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and said little, then finished reading blogs, checked AncestryDNA matches (5 new), and got into the SDGS webinar for Gena Philibert-Ortega's two talks.  Dozed a bit in the first one, and at lunch during the second one.

*  Checked email, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 7 to 13 June 2020 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Tabulated the Richman, Rich and Marshman entries in the Hilperton tax records 1773-1793.  I need more images but they are on microfilm at the FHL.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Pauleen's Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part II posted.  Wrote a post for Sunday morning.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, 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.  Watered the plants, and took Linda for a wheelchair ride.  

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to resolve 2-- Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 120 profiles with the AMT.  About 80 left to do on Sunday.

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

Friday, June 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 12 June 2020

12th of June already, 145 days until the election.  Oh boy.  What's next?  A stay-at-home day doing genealogy...

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 334: #544 Samuel Smith (1641-1691) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared about the MyHeritage photo enhancer.

*  Wrote MyHeritage Introduces the Photo Enhancer and then worked in it for an hour or more.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 12 June 2020.

*  Answered email, had lunch, worked on several FamilySearch Family Tree profiles, then wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 12 June 2020.  Added to the Best Of post, and took a nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and went in at 5 p.m. for dinner.  Watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, watered the front plants, and took Linda for her wheelchair walk. 

*  Wrote the Ancestry, FamilySearch and SNGF posts for Saturday, checked the AncestryDNA matches (21 new ones), then resolved 223 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

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

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 11 June 2020

A decent night's sleep again...and it's cooling off back to typical June weather.  Several small fires in the county too so some smoke in the sky.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1641 Birth Record for Samual Smith (1641-1691) in Dedham, Mass. posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared about the Danish records.  Started the laundry.

*  Finished reading blogs, then went to the grocery store.  Home by 11 a.m.  Wrote Genea-Musings Is One of Family Tree Magazines 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2020.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  The home health physical therapist came to see if Linda needs it, gave her standard body exercises to do.  Good!  Online at 1:30 p.m. to write Seavers in the News -- Dr. Alfred Drew Seaver Dies in Brooklyn in 1934.  Took a good nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post and started the 52 Ancestors profile.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, read the paper, watched TV news, brought in the laundry and washed dishes.  Linda did her exercises and we walked on the block.

*  Online to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestors post, checked AncestryDNA matches (11 new), and went hunting Sever people in the records.  Found some, added them to my tree.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Another warm day, up to 90F here in Chula Vista.  Will be cooler on Thursday.  Not normal weather...but it is 2020.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Lori and Tami at Yosemite in 1987(?) -- Post 621 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt, then finished reading blogs.  Prepared for the CVGS meeting, checked AncestryDNA matches, 17 more added, and made notes for 3, and added one common ancestor line from a match's unlinked tree (not a ThruLine).  

*  Had lunch, got ready, and opened the CVGS Research Group Zoom meeting at 11:45 a.m.  We had 19, the most we've had in a CVGS Zoom meeting.  Even took a photo and put it on Facebook.

*  Researched and wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1880 Birth of Jens/Hans Lauritzen Hede after deciding to do it on a regular basis, at least until the records run out for the family.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post, and answered email.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, put out the trash, and walked Linda around the block.  I'm getting older, I guess.  It's good to huff and puff once in awhile, I think.

*  Online at 7:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 115 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the database.  Added another big Sevier family too.

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The calendar keeps turning over, inexorably day by day.  We went out today to the doctor and to lunch.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Tombstone Tuesday -- Humphrey White (1757-1814) in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Glocester, R.I.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.  Finished reading blogs. Checked AncestryDNA matches - 66 new ones!  Only 1 new 4th cousin though.  No new ThruLines.

*  We left at 10:15 for Linda's appointment, and went to In 'n' Out for a drive through and park lunch.  Her favorite place!  Home by 12:30 p.m.

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 9 June 2020, then tried to nap but failed.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, then worked in SSA&C hints on Ancestry adding content and sources to the database.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, watered the front plants, and walked Linda down the block in her wheelchair.

*  Online at 7:30 to write the Wordless post, then resolved 311 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.

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

Monday, June 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - 7-8 June 2020

I forgot to journal last night.  Oh well.  It warmed up today - above 80F here, and warmer on Tuesday.

1)  Sunday, 7 June 2020

*  Read email and blogs, transcribed the probate record for amanuensis Monday, and we watched the church service on Zoom.

*  Had lunch, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 May to 6 June 2020 posted, and checked the AncestryDNA matchesd.

*  Went out at 2:30 p.m. to mow the backyard grass, came in at 3:30 to cool off.  Got it 2/3 done.  Online to read, answer email, and finish up the CVGS newsletter and sent it to the email list.  Rooted around in the Hilperton tax records some more.

*  We ate, watched TV news, read the paper, and went back out to finish the back yard.  Much cooler!  Online at 7 p.m. to resolve 276 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 54 profiles to the AMT.  Started the new Best Of post, checked Facebook, and forgot to write this post.  Genealogy this day was 5.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 8 June:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1759 Estate Inventory of Joseph Grout (1682-1758) of Westborough, Mass. posted, and got into Mondays With Myrt early.  I got to talk about the Facebook photos and my Frederick Vaux research.  Finished reading blog posts.

*  Went to the grocery store at 11:15 and home by 12 noon.  Had lunch, then wrote Free Collections on MyHeritage Daily During June 2020 and Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 June 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post.  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and wash dishes.  Took Linda for a walk in the wheelchair.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then did semi-random research in RootsMagic using Web Hints to fill in "data holes" on Carringer lines.  Forgot to write the Tombstone post.  Oh well, Tuesday is coming.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 6 June 2020

I slept better last night, up at 7:15 a.m.  It rained a bit this morning, and cloudy all day, high of 70F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 30 May to 5 June 2020 posted.

*  No Mini-Myrt today, so answered some email, then looked at AncestryDNA matches - no new ones.  Sorted through some of the Hilperton records and found a clue!  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 31 May to 6 June 2020 posted.

*  Got into the SDGS DNA group Zoom meeting and listened mostly, opined a time or two.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Pauleen's Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part I posted.  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it out for review.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and took Linda for a wheelchair walk.

*  Online at 7:10 to read, then resolved 156 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 120 profiles to the AMT.

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

Friday, June 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 5 June 2020

Actually got 7 hours last night but wasn't great.  Another all genealogy day, pretty commonplace now.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 333: #560 Peter Dill (1645-1692) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and mentioned Dan's cemetery photos on my behalf.  Finished reading blogs.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 5 June 2020 and checked AncestryDNA matches.  1 new one.  Lay down for a nap.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 5 June 2020.  Took the form to FedEx again, and home by 2:30 p.m. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  got it about 75% done.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch and SNGF posts, then took a walk down the block.  Resolved 140 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Checked email and blogs, and Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 4 June 2020

Another fair sleep night, but only 6 hours.  A cooler day, partly cloudy, high about 70F.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1692 Death Record for Peter Dill (1645-1692) of Chelmsford, Mass. posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and said nothing, but chatted a bit.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (none new today, only 10 in past 4 days.  Went off to the grocery store to get food and stuff.

*  Home by 11 a.m. to read, then took my nap.  Up at 12:30 and had lunch.  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Charles J. Seaver of Covina, Calif. Dies in 1934.

*  Started work on the 52 Ancestors post - had to research a bit because I had no notes.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Continued work on the profile.

*  Went in at 5 a.m. to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper and washed dishes.  Took Linda out for a neighborhood walk in the wheelchair.

*  Online to read, then wrote the 52 Ancestor post.  Figured out after I was done that I skipped 16 others in the ahnentafel chart.  My mistake.  I'll pick them up next week.

*  Worked on the June CVGS newsletter, got about 25% done.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 3 June 2020

A fair night's sleep, but awake at 5:30 a.m., so only 6 hours.  A pretty full genealogy day, but I did have a nap.  Warmer today, 80F at least.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Lori and Tami in the Pool With Uncle Paul -- Post 620 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared about the Fred Vaux post.  Wrote Checking Out the WikiTree "Ancestor Listmaker" App, than checked my AncestryDNA matches, and answered email.  

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and got into the CVGS board meeting on Zoom.  At 1 p.m., took my nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, then wrote FamilySearch Has Grantor/Grantee Indexes For New York Land Records - But Incomplete.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to fix dinner, watch news, read the paper take out the trash and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 217 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic profiles.  

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Slept poorly, awake from 1 to 2:30, finally up at 7:20, so about 6 hours.  A typical early June day her, partial sun and a high of 75F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Patience (Hamant) Smith (1735-1780) in Plains Cemetery, Walpole, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt, was silent, then finished reading blog posts.  Got one bank password fixed.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches, and added the icon on some.  Added Notes for several others.  Got laundry started.  Tried to nap, not sure if I did.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:45 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 2 June 2020.  Worked on an email request and wrote Dear Randy: "Do You Know Anything About the Baker, F. Vaux, of Somerset?"  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went to Fedex to mail a packet off, and home by 4 p.m. to read, answer email, finish the laundry,  and add to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV riots, read the paper, washed dishes, water front plants.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, worked in RootsMagic WebHints adding content and sources, took Linda for a wheelchair walk around the block, and in to resolve 212 Ancestry Hints.  

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

Monday, June 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 1 June 2020

A better night's sleep and no nap.  A warmer day, almost 80F here.  Watched quite a bit of the riots today.  2020 is not that good right now.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1759 Administration Papers of Joseph Grout (1682-1758) of Westborough, Mass. posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt but had a 3 second power interruption at 9:53 a.m.  Took 18 minutes to get back in - my Win 7 computer is slow now.  Wrote News From Genetic Affairs: Ancestry Demands They Stop Collecting DNA Match Data.  Had lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post,ran an Ancestry Genetic Affairs test, then went to the grocery store since Linda dumped her cereal on the kitchen floor today.  Home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Online to check AncestryDNA data, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 1 June 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook - lots of riot coverage.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then went in for dinner at 5 p.m., read the paper, watched TV, washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, watched Logan's advancement video, talked to Lori, and wrote the Tombstone post but forgot to set it for Tuesday.  Resolved 260 Ancestry Hints. 

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

I forgot to do the May statistics last night.

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

*  57,715 persons (+ 523)
*  23,526 families  (+ 229)
*  184,675 events  (+ 1517)

*  9,745 Alternate Names (+ 272)
*  13,303 places  (+ 211)
*  2,066 sources (+ 33)
*  121,641  citations (+ 2110)
*  1,511 Multi-media Items (+ 11)
*  3,205 Multimedia links (- 5)
*  35,866 matched to FSFT (+ 436)


 I'm up to 65.87% (+0.61%) for citations/events and 210.76% (+1.76%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for May (compared to stats for April
):

*  13,745 blog posts (+88)


*  135,857 page views (4382 per day, Blogger Stats, + 164)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,445 
readers via email (Feedburner) (+ 9)