Sunday, February 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 16 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 14 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 13 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - 11-12 February 2020

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

1)  Tuesday, 11 February:

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

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

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

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

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

2)  Wednesday, 12 February:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Genea-journal - Monday, 10 February 2020

This was an all genealogy day, with rain all morning and cool in the afternoon.

*  Did not drop Linda at the Y, so read email and blogs, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1764 Deed of Simon Gates from Amos Gates in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted.  Answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  Edited the CVGS newsletter and emailed it to the mailing list.

*  Got into Mondays with Myrt early, and contributed a little on DNA, the RootsTech app and MyHeritage Record Matches.

*  Online at 10:45 a.m. to print off the master for the CVGS Newsletter and the postal list.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, then answered more email, and left at 1:30 for the UPS Store to publish the newsletter and mail it.

*  Home by 2 p.m. to write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 10 February 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

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

*  Online at 6:40 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Tuesday's Tip post.  TreeShared 87 profiles with the Ancestry tree, and added some event data from Photo Hints. 

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

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - 8-9 February 2020

This was not a big genealogy weekend - we had a major emergency on Saturday and a road trip on Sunday.

1)  Saturday - 8 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 February 2020 posted, and wrote the Ancestry post.

*  Picked Linda up, and home by 9:15.  Left at 9:20 a.m. for the SDGS meeting in San Diego.  Got there at 9:45 a.m., and talked to friends.  Laurice Johnson was the speaker on Facebook and other genealogy websites.  I left after intermission because I was sleepy.  Got home by 11:45 a.m. and added to the Best Of post, answered email and went in at 12:15 p.m. to doze in the recliner.

*  At 1 p.m. Linda got up from her recliner and did something that caused her to fall and hit the top of her head on the carpeted floor in the family room.  Called 911, and they sent firefighters to get her up and paramedics to examine her.  Her head hurt and she had a small goose egg.  She went in the ambulance to the hospital and I followed.  Got there by 1:40 p.m. and she got into a bed by 2 p.m.  They took blood, talked to her but she was confused so they talked to me, took her for a CT scan, got her hooked up to an ECG and vitals machine, and we waited for the doctor.  Around 4 p.m. they took her for a knee x-ray because she complained about her knee.  More waiting.  Finally at 5:30 p.m. the doctor came and gave her papers for her knee and to follow up with the PCP and the nurses got her up and on a wheelchair and I picked her up after a four block walk to where I parked the car.  We were home by 6 p.m. and I fixed a quick dinner.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Top 20 Surnames In Your Family Tree and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 2 to 8 February 2020 posted.  

*  Worked on and finished the CVGS newsletter draft and sent it to the reviewers.  Checked Facebook and called it a night at 9 p.m.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Sunday - 9 February:

*  Read email and blogs, finalized the Best Of post, and wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.  

*  We left for Tami's in Huntington Beach at 9:40 a.m. and got there by 12 noon after stopping at In 'n' Out for lunch.  Sat around until 1:20 when we left for the Boys and Girls Club for Lauren's play - she was Lord Farquaard in Shrek.  She did a great acting job - really loved the villain part.  We came back to Tami's house and had dinner and left at 6:30.  It was an easy ride home - no stopping, a little rain, and home by 8:10 p.m.  

*  Online to add to the Best Of post, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 2 to 8 February 2020 posted, checked Facebook, and TreeShared 50 profiles to the Ancestry Member Tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 2.5 hours.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday 7 February 2020

This was another no-research day here in the genea-cave.  Sometimes you have to do what you have to do without complaint.  I try.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 316: #527 Sarah (Shepard) Goble (1658-1746) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Got the was going, then answered  email,

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and home to read, then we left at 9:50 to get Barbara's suitcase and took it to her rehab facility in La Jolla.  Nice place.  Stopped at In 'n' Out for lunch and home by 1 p.m.  The housecleaner didn't come.  Finished the wash.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 February 2020, then went in and took a recliner nap.  Up at 2:15 p.m. to write   Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 7 February 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the SNGF post for Saturday.  Went in at 5 p.m. to make the bed, eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, answer email, and worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  Now about 80% done.  Wrote the FamilySearch post for Saturday.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 6 February 2020

It wasn't as cold overnight - only 43F.  And it was cloudy most of the day.  Typical February.  I didn't sleep well again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 a.m., and home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1724 Death of Thomas Goble (1656-1724) in Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Checked Ancestry and MyHeritage for new DNA matches.  

*  Picked u Linda at 9 a.m., and we made a grocery store run.  Online at 9:45 a.m. to read, and worked on RootsMagic WebHints.  Didn't add much.  Sleepy, so took my nap.

*  Online at noon, had lunch, and wrote Seavers in the News - Frank A. Seaver Dies in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.  Added a few more obituaries for other Seaver people from Newspapers.com.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Did more with RootsMagic WebHints.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post, and then started the CVGS newsletter for February.  Got about 50% done.  

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

This was an all genealogy day, except for the two naps and feeding.  I didn't sleep well again.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., cold this morning - 38F in the car.  Home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Papa Lee and Daughter Tami in 1977 -- Post 603 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 8 February Features Laurice Johnson and set it for later.

*  Picked her up at 9 and home by 9:15 a.m.  Worked a bit on MyHeritage record matches.  Tried to nap, at least rested my eyes.

*  Up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, gather up my stuff and went to the library for the CVGS Board Meeting.  Yawn.  Home by 2:15 p.m. 

*  Read email and blogs, then had another nap.  Up at 3:15 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and wrote Using MyHeritage Record Matches By Source to Enrich my Family Tree Profiles.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash, finished the wash, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, wrote the Treasure Chest post, and resolved 137 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 4 February 2020

This was not a big genealogy day, but I finally got the car maintained just in time for our trip to Huntington Beach on Sunday.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, and home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1860 United States Federal Census posted.  Worked a bit in MyHeritage Record Matches adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.  Answered email, then left at 9:45 a.m. for the car appointment.  I took the new Nathan Goodwin book.  After getting the paperwork started, and being put on the list for a ride home, I sat for 90 minutes reading.  Found out they crossed my name off the list, and at 11:45 I got the ride home, but it had to go to the Tijuana River Valley first to drop off another person.  Home at 12:15 p.m.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 4 February 2020.  Laid down for a nap.

*  Up at 2:40 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and answer email.  They called at 4:30 p.m. to say the pickup was on the way.  He did and I got the car back around 5:10 p.m. and was home by 5:20.  New tires, front brakes, oil change, add freon to the AC, alignment and it was good to go.

*  Cooked dinner, watched TV news then the SOTU, and online at 7:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post.  Then back in to watch Finding Your Roots.

*  Online at 9 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 5.5 hours.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - 2-3 February 2020

Sunday was the Super Bowl and Monday was almost all genealogy.  Cooler on Monday.

1)  Sunday, 2 February:

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis post.  We went to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:20 a.m.  Checked email and blogs after church.

*  Went in at noon to watch the Super Bowl pre-game, had lunch, read the paper, and had a recliner nap.  Online at 3 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 January to 1 February 2020 posted.

*  Back to the game, it was pretty good, Chiefs 31-20 over 49ers.  I missed too many commercials. Cooked dinner, we ate, and watched until about 7 p.m.

*  Online at 7 to read email and blogs, resolved 260 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 75 profiles.  Didn't journal.  Checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 4.0 hours.

2)  Monday, 3 February:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1790 Deed of Simon Gates to William Cogswell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store, home by 10 a.m.  Online to add MyHeritage Record Matches to the tree.   Went in at 10:30 a.m. to take my nap.

*  Online at 12:15 to read, had lunch, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 3 February 2020.  Checked Ancestry DNA matches, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote   Explore Your MyHeritageDNA Matches Locations and Ethnicities.  Worked in RootsMafic WebHints adding content and sources to profiles.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer emails, wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, and resolved 265 Ancestry Hints.  

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 1 February 2020

This was a lazy day until the late afternoon.  I slept really well last night, but still needed a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, then dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30 a.m.  Went to my church men's breakfast and study.

*  Picked Linda up at 9:45 a.m. and home by 10.  Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 26 January to 1 February 2020 posted.  

*  Dozy but didn't nap, had lunch, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Day in the Life posted, and worked on the second bank account.  Got that finished and now need to do the credit cards.  Then the taxes.

*  Took my nap, but it was short.  Online at 1:50 p.m. to work on Web Hints in RootsMagic, adding content and sources to the tree.  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and worked more on WebHints.

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, read the paper, and did the dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 and worked on more web hints, then treeshared 183 profiles, still about 70 left to do.
Added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 26 January to 1 February 2020 posted.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.


Friday, January 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 31 January 2020

This was almost an all genealogy day, and I even finished a task.

*  Dropped Linda off at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 315: #526 Thomas Goble (1656-1724) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Added names and addresses to the party list, and one more edit it's ready to go (until we remember one more name...).

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m., and we went to the grocery store.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 31 January 2020.  Really sleepy so napped for two hours.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 31 January 2020.  Worked on Web Hints in RootsMagic, adding content and sources.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and did more Web Hints.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the FamilySearch, Ancestry and SNGF posts for Saturday.  Resolved 229 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.

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

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End-of-the-month statistics:

Here are the numbers from my RootsMagic database as of 31 January (with increases in the numbers from 31 December in parentheses):

*  56,095 persons (+ 396)
*  22,836 families  (+ 179)
*  180,026 events  (+ 1141)

*  8,887 Alternate Names (+ 311)
*  12,617 places  (+ 86)
*  1,947 sources (- 8)
*  115,561 citations (+ 1686)
*  1,439 Multi-media Items (+ 7)
*  3,199 Multimedia links (- 1)
*  34,291 matched to FSFT (+ 353)


 I'm up to 64.19% (+0.53%) for citations/events and 206.01% (+1.56%) for citations/persons.

Genea-Musings statistics for January (compared to stats for December
):

*  13,406 blog posts (+68)


*  112,870 page views (3641 per day, Blogger Stats,  - 282)

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

*  3,397 
readers via email (Feedburner) (- 3)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 30 January 2020

Well, 30 days down, 336 to go in 2020.  By this time next year we may have a new President and I may have solved another ancestral puzzle.  Or not.  

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7:30, home to read, add to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1686 Marriage Record of Thomas Goble and Sarah Shepard in Concord, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:30, and we ventured to Costco Island and spent some money on needed stuff.  Once every 3 weeks is not bad.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Checked email, and took my nap.  Online at 12:30 p.m., had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- G.A. Seaver Died in 1918 in Sonoma County, California.  Worked on Mr. G.A. Seaver's descendants in the RootsMagic tree.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then started looking at the 52 Ancestors subject for Friday.  Some work to do here!

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

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post.  Finally finished after 8:30.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered some email, and added to the Best Of post, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 29 January 2020

This was another busy genealogy day with the CVGS program.  Got none of the tasks done that I want to do.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Mama Lee and Tami at Christmas 1977 -- Post 602 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Picked her up at 9 a.m. and home.  Wrote Randy's Autosomal DNA Test and Analysis Summary - 29 January 2020 and set it for later.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch at 11 a.m., gathered my stuff and off to the library at 11:20 a.m., and had to park far away.  Talked to Gena for awhile, and Cindy too.  Gena's talk was excellent, and talked to our visitor from PA Diane again, and Jane who we haven't seen for awhile.  Went over to the Museum corner and read most of the Holocaust stuff.  Moving.  Tragic.  Our neighbor Ruthie was a survivor who died just a year ago.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, then wrote 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon on March 12-13, 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked a bit on Irish Seavers from WebHints - added some source citations.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, and check Family Tree for the Goble and Shepard families.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 28 January 2020

This was a fairly fun genealogy day.  I didn't work on the things I need to work on, though - taxes, Mayflower and party list.  Drat.  Maybe Wednesday...stay tuned.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1870 United States Federal Census posted.  Picked her up and we made a grocery store run.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Answered email about the Kenyon book, and made a GEDCOM file and uploaded it to MyHeritage.  Took my nap.  Had lunch, and got the laundry started and picked weeds in front.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 28 January 2020.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Watched some of the impeachment talks.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding Seever and Sevier families to the database.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.;m. to heat up dinner, we ate, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and put the laundry in the dryer.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, worked more on the Sevier family, talked to Lori, and watched Finding Your Roots.

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - 26-27 January 2020

I missed journaling again, getting to be a habit.  Did anyone notice?  Probably not.  I do this for my own memory.

1)  Sunday, 26 January:

*  Read email and blogs, and started the transcription of the Simon Gates deed.

*  We left for church at 9:45 and home by 11:15.  Finished up the Amanuensis post, and noted that   Best of the Genea-Blogs - 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.

*  Went in to have lunch, and watched the golf tournament.  I read the paper, and probably dozed a bit.  Kobe Bryant news too.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to add to the new Best Of post and write CVGS Presents Gena Philibert-Ortega on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15 p.m., watched TV news, and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, resolved 182 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 86 profiles with the Ancestry tree.

*  Checked Facebook, and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 5.0 hours.

2)  Monday - 27 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1729 Deed of Simon Gates to Francis Eveleth in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.  No Mondays With Myrt today.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, worked on the guest list, and prepped for my meeting at 11 a.m.

*  Went down to church at 10:45 to turn in our facility request for the anniversary, and had my meeting with Tracey.  Good stuff.  Home by noon.

*  Ate lunch, and had a nice nap.  Online at 1:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 26 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches with common ancestors, added notes to about 5 of them and two ThruLines to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched news, read the paper, did the dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of, wrote the Tuesday's Tip post, and added content and sources from MyHeritage for Social Security Death Index for my tree.  Did the first 50 out of 3115.  

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

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - 24-25 January 2020

We went to a 50th anniversary party on Friday night and I didn't journal.  Another bad genea-boy day.  

1)  Friday, 24 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 314: #525 Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher (1664-1744) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 Free Livestream Schedule.

*  Picked her up and we went to 99 Cent Store.  Home by 10:30 with stuff.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 January 2020, and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, answered email, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 24 January 2020.

*  Wrote the SNGF post, and got the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts ready to go.  Messed up and   Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.  Oh well, not worth the time to correct it.  Forgot to check Twitter and Facebook.

*   We left at 3:45 p.m. for the 50th party, and had Mexican food, cake, champagne, and a good time.  Very nice setting on the bayfront, and interesting people to talk to.  Even a little genealogy talk.

*  Home by 7:45 p.m.  Finished up the FamilySearch post.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook.  Off to the family room to watch TV at 9:30.  Genealogy this day was 8.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 25 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 19 to 25 January 2020 posted.  Prepped for the SDGS RootsMagic Users Group.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:30.  Grabbed my papers and laptop and off to the RMUG at the San Diego FHC.  We had 8 attendees, and some good questions.  Home by 12:30 p.m.

*  Ate lunch, and took a long nap.  Online at 2:30 to note that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Favorite Toys as a Child posted.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, watch TV news, and wash dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, work a bit in AncestryDNA matches adding notes and one ThruLine to RootsMagic.  TreeShared 106 profiles, still more to do.  

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



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 23 January 2020

I could have worked on the guest list, or the GSMD application, or even the taxes, but followed a GBSO instead.  Drat - bad genea-boy today.  Fun, though.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1744 Death Records for Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher in Concord, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:10 and we went to the store, and home by 10 a.m.  Answered email, and must have done something useful but don't remember what!  Took a nap.

*  Had lunch, online to add to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Marian M. Seaver Dies in 1918 in Santa Cruz.  Worked on this family for awhile.  Then tried to find William Harvey Seaver's parents, and found a marriage of a William H. Seaver in 1845 in Boston.  Is it the guy I want?  I don't think so.  Added the new guy, found his wife's birth, first marriage, and death and will, and two hours went pfffft.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked in RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and write the 52 Ancestors post.  Resolved 152 Ancestry Hints adding content and citations to RootsMagic. 

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - 21-22 January 2020

It rained on Tuesday so we stayed home.  It was nice on Wednesday.  Still sleeping poorly - waking at 5:30 with maybe 6 hours. 

1)  Tuesday, 21 January:

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Research Using the 1880 United States Federal Census posted.  Wrote General Society of Mayflower Descendants Application Process - Step 1 and set it for later.

*  Laid down for a nap but didn't, and left at 10:30 for my dental appointment.

*  Home by 12 noon, had lunch, and started on the Genealogy News Bytes - 21 January 2020 post.  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints to add content and citations to the tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and did more Web Hints.

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

*  Online at 6:30 to write the Wordless Wednesday post, and resolved 101 Ancestry Hints.

*  Went in at 8 p.m. to watch Finding Your Roots.  Online at 9 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 22 January 2020:

* Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of, and noted that Mama Lee and Lori Lee at Christmas 1978 -- Post 601 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 SLC Keynote Speakers and Entertainment Lineup and set it for later.  

*  Picked her up, and home to get the laundry going.  Reviewed the last two months for DNA Central, got the laptop going, laid down for a rest, had lunch, and left at 11:20 for the library for the CVGS DNA interest Group.  Had 12 including a reader from Pennsylvania visiting San Diego.  Demonstrated AncestryDNA matches and ThruLines.

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, sleepy but no nappie, worked in Web Hints to add content to the tree.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 228 Ancestry Hints adding content and citations to the tree. 

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - 19-20 January 2020

It's been three tumultuous years since Trump became President.  One more year - one more term?  Who knows?  Didn't journal on Sunday night because I worked late on genealogy.

1)  Sunday, 19 January:

*  Read emails and blogs, finished up the Best Of post, and started the Amanuensis post.  We left for church at 9:45 a.m., stopped at the grocery on the way home, and home by 11:45 a.m.

*  Finished up the Amanuensis post, then went in to watch football, eat lunch, read the paper, take a recliner nap, watch more football.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted.  Went back to watch the second game, we had dinner, and I read my book.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then resolved 298 AncestryHints, and TreeShared 76 more profiles with the Ancestry tree.  all synced.  Checked Facebook, and answered email.  Genealogy this day was 4.5 hours.

2)  Monday, 20 January 2020:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that   Amanuensis Monday -- 1788 Mortgage Deed of Simon Gates from Jonathan Bruce in Middlesex County, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Picked her up at 8:45 a.m. and home to get into Mondays With Myrt, and shared my Ancestry Collection Tool.  Wrote Genealogy Book Notice: "The Sterling Affair" by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 19 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on some RootsMagic Web Hints, matched some Family Tree folks, and then added two ThruLines to the RootsMagic tree.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the Tuesday's Tip, then resolved 163 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.  

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

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - 17-18 January 2020

It was a nice day today - cool in the morning (low about 45F) and warmer in the afternoon (about 75F).  Got a major task started today.

1)  Friday, 17 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 313: #524 Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744) of Concord, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote RootsTech 2020 SLC Announces Virtual Pass Sessions.

*  Picked her up, and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:40 a.m.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 January 2020.  Sleepy, so took a nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to have lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 17 January 2020.

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile, finding missing surnames and BMD data, adding them to the RootsMagic tree with sources. 

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Did some more in WebHints.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the SNGF post, wrote the Ancestry post, then resolved 107 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 124 profiles.  

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the FamilySearch post.  Didn't journal because of tiredness.  Genealogy this day was 9.5 hours.

2)  Saturday, 18 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, then off to downtown Chula Vista for the men's breakfast.  Picked Linda up at 9:45 a.m. and we went to Walmart.  Home by 10:30.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted - probably my longest post ever!  

*  Went in at 11:15 a.m. to get a recliner nap, had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to fill out the Mayflower preliminary application, and emailed it to Ray.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestral Families in the 1950 US Census? posted.  

*  Worked with RootsMagic Web Hints finding BMD data and missing names for tree people.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding Life Sketches to about 10 of my ancestors from the 52 Ancestors sketches.  Fixed several families too which had wrong parents for children or duplicate entries.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper and wash dishes.  Finished the laundry.Online at 6:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post,  and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 12 to 18 January 2020 posted.

*  Resolved 158 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic, then TreeShared 131 profiles, leaving about 50 for Sunday.

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



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 16 January 2020

I think I finally do the 2020 bit automatically now, before I had to edit it about half the time.  Old dogs, new tricks, hmm.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that   Treasure Chest Thursday - 1682 Marriage Record of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler in Concord, Mass. posted.  Wrote Introducing the RootsTech 2020 Mobile App and set it for later.

*  Picked Linda up, and home to work on the bank accounts.  Got one entered into Money with no errors. Talked to Karen S about CVGS programs.   Laid down to nap. 

*  Up at 12:15, had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Colonel J.T. Seaver Dies in Washngton DC in 1962.  Added that to RootsMagic and added two others too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked on getting Wordless Wednesday photos into Pinterest.  Did #600 down to about #400.  Have more to do!

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then worked in RootsMagic matching profiles to Family Tree, and shared info back and forth as needed. 

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


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - 14-15 January 2020

I didn't journal last night because of the basketball game.  Still not sleeping well.

1)  Tuesday, 14 January:

*  Dropped Linda, home to read, add to the Best Of post and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the 1900 United States Federal Census posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to her doctor and then the grocery store, home by 10:15 a.m.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 14 January 2020.   Printed off the CVGS newsletter master and went to the UPS Store a day late.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Added some Seever folks to the RootsMagic file from census and other records.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Wordless Wednesday post and work a bit in RootsMagic Web Hints.  

*  Watched Finding Your Roots at 8 p.m. and then SDSU basketball - they won.  Checked Facebook and email and off to bed.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 15 January:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that The Seaver Family Visits Fisherman's Wharf -- Post 600 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  

*  Got the laptop ready, reviewed what I wanted to share at Research Group, and rested my eyes.  

*  Had lunch, and left at 11:20 a.m. for the library.  Moderated the Research Group with 16 attendees.  Lively!   Home by 2:30.

*  Exhausted so napped until 4 p.m.  Looked for something to blog about and then went in for dinner at 5:30 and watched TV news, read the paper, put out the trash and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, add to the Best Of post, and wrote Mining the Connecticut Death Records Index for Ancestry Member Tree Persons.

*  Resolved 160 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to profiles in RootsMagic.

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




Monday, January 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 13 January 2020

Another all-genealogy day except for the nap and football at night.  I was having so much fun I forgot to go publish the CVGS newsletter.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that    Amanuensis Monday -- 1796 Deed of Simon Gates to Lucas Dunn in Worcester County, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and home by 8:55 a.m. to get into Mondays With Myrt.  Talked about the Alexa rankings for awhile.  also had good conversation about DNA and trees.  Tired, so took my nap.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, and write Where Are My Online Family Trees? and   Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 12 January 2020.

Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Uploaded my GEDCOM to American Ancestrees which uses RootsFinder.  Attached the MyHeritage DNA matches to it.  I'm not sure what I can do with that.  There are some blog posts about it I think!

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, and we watched the LSU-Clemson game.  Read the paper, washed dishes.  Read my book.

*  Online at 7:30 p.m. to work on the Tuesday's Tip post but went in after 8 to watch the end of the game.  Finished the Patterson/Clinton book The President is Missing.  A great book with a realistic challenge and plenty of twists.  

*  Online at 9:20 p.m. to add to the Best Of post and check Facebook and write this post.  genealogy today was 8.0 hours.





Sunday, January 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 12 January 2020

Church and football and a little genealogy today, but not much.  Didn't sleep well again.

*  Read email and blogs, and off to church at 9:30 a.m. and home by 11:30.

*  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post, then went in to watch football.  KC won 51-31 after being behind 24-0.  Read the paper, had lunch, took a recliner nap.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 posted.  Had a FB chat with Diane about Mayflower Society.

*  Back to watch the second game, Packers won 28-23 but Seahawks made it interesting.  Ate dinner, washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, edited the CVGS newsletter, and sent it to the email list, TreeShared 51 profiles with the AMT, and resolved 278 Ancestry Hints, but didn't add much to the database.  Checked Facebook, have a new Seaver friend, so figured out her family to some extent.  A distant cousin.

*  Added to the new Best Of post, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 11 January 2020

Football interfered with the genealogy today.  Sleep deprived because I woke up at 5 a.m.  Oh well.  Rebooted the cable box and that fixed connection problems.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and wrote the Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 post.

*  Picked her up and home by 9:30 a.m.  Wrote the Ancestry post.  Checked some AncestryDNA common ancestor matches.  Took a great two hour nap.

*  Had lunch.  Checked what I have for the Mayflower application.  Changed file names for about 50 in the Certificates file folder.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to watch the NFC game, which SF won.  Got another nap, and read the paper.  Online at 4:30 to note that   Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2019 and Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 5 to 11 January 2020 posted.

*  Went in at 5:30 to watch the AFC game, and cooked dinner.  Titans beat the Ravens.  

*  Online at 8:30 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, TreeShared 62 profiles to the AMT, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 10 January 2020

This was an all genealogy day in the cave, but we hasd computer and TV problems tonight.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7 a.m., home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 312 #523 Martha (--?--) Peirce (1647-1698) of Watertown, Massachusetts posted.

*  Picked her up and we went to the grocery store, home by 9:35 a.m.  Worked on RootsMagic web hints for awhile.  Finisihed the laundry.  Took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, and online at 12 noon to write New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 10 January 2020 and then Genealogy News Bytes - 10 January 2020.  Took the Christmas tree down and put it away.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and worked some more in Web Hints finding missing dates and places for selected tree persons.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, made the bed.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post, resolve about 40 Ancestry Hints, add to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 9 January 2020

Another all genealogy day in the genea-cave.  Didn't get a lot done, but made progress on several tasks.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday - 1681 Birth Record of Martha Peirce (1681-1759) in Watertown, Mass. posted.  

*  Picked her up at 9:30 and we escaped Costco Island for less than $100.  Home by 10:30 a.m.

*  Wrote "Finding Your Roots" Season 6 Series Resumed on PBS and then   Seavers in the News -- Harriette M. Seaver Dies in 1916 in Eugene, Oregon and set it for later.

*  Took my nap, had lunch, and had to go down to church to pick up a form.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, and worked a bit with WebHints for RootsMagic profiles without birth dates.  Solved a few challenges.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and went in at 4:30 to make spaghetti and we ate after 5, watched TV, and read the paper, then did dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the 52 Ancestors post, worked on the CVGS Newsletter (90% done now!) and resolved 223 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources for some of them in RootsMagic.

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - 7-8 January 2020

I missed again last night, bad boy, what should I do about it?  Time gets away sometimes.

1)  Tuesday, 7 January:

*  Dropped Linda at 7:30, home to read, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tuesday's Tip: Use the 1910 United States Federal Census posted.  Picked Linda up and we went grocery shopping, and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Wrote RootsWeb Mailing Lists Shutting Down on 2 March 2020, then checked out the new GenealogyBank obituary collection.  Lots to do there.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1 p.m., had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 7 January 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Looked more at the obituaries, answered email, then went in for dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, and washed dishes.  

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Wordless post, looked for RootsMagic profiles without dates and added information for several families to the database.  Looked up and it was 9:30 p.m.  Added to the Best Of, and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 8 January:

*  Dropped Linda at the Y at 7, home to read, added to the Best Of post, noted that Lori and OoHoo in July 1974 -- Post 599 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Picked up Linda and was home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Answered email, then wrote GenealogyBank Combines Their Extensive Obituary Resources.  Took a nap.  Had lunch. Printed off the CVGS papers.

*  Left at 11:20 a.m. for the library and the CVGS Board meeting.  Boaring as usual.  Home by 2 p.m. really tired.

*  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, and took another nap.  Up at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, put out trash and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:30 to write the Treasure Chest post, and worked n the CVGS Newsletter.  Read email and added to the Best Of post, and did some more searching for folks in RootsMagic without dates.  Added dates/places for several profiles using RootsMagic Web Hints and Ancestry and MyHeritage  searches.

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