Monday, September 21, 2020

Genealogy Journal - Monday, 21 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 17 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Monday, September 14, 2020

Genea-journal - Monday, 14 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 12 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 10 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 8 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 31 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

*  13,979 blog posts (+172)


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

*  >2,100 readers on Feedly (+??)

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


Friday, August 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 21 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 20 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 19 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 18 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 17 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 16 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, August 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 14 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 13 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 10 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 9 August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - 7-8 August 2020

It got too late to journal last night, so I skipped a day.  I will try to remember...

1)  Friday, 7 August 2020

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 342: #552 John Plimpton (1680-1730) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 7 August 2020.

*  Started the CVGS Newsletter, then went to the grocery store.  Home by 11:15 a.m.  Tried to nap but failed.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 7 August 2020.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.  Went in at 5:15 to fix dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and watched the Padres game.  Best game of the year, 3-0 over D-backs, so now 8-6 on the season.  Read my book and then the laptop. 

*  Finished the Ancestry, FamilySearch and SNGF posts after the game.  No data entry today.  Genealogy was 8.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 8 August 2020

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 1 to 7 August 2020 posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 68 after 4 days of 0).

*  Watched the two SDGS webinars - interesting stories!  Laid down to rest but didn't.  Had lunch.

*  Online to note that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 August 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Play Ahnentafel Roulette posted.  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter and sent it for review.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then resolved 114 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  D'backs won 3-2, so now 8-7 on the season.  Read my book, and used the laptop to check blogs, email, FB and Twitter.  

*  Online at 9:15 p.m. to read, then resolved 35 more Ancestry Hints.  Genealogy this day was 9.0 hours.

 


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 6 August 2020

I feel like I managed my day poorly.  There was no Padres game tonight and I figured that I could write 3 blog posts today, plus do the Friday 52 Ancestors, resolve hundreds of Hints, and get about 50% of the CVGS Newsletter done.  I did 2 blog posts and the 52 Ancestors post, and now I'm behind schedule on CVGS.  OTOH, they don't pay me to do it so if it's a day late, so be it, I guess!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1707 Marriage of John Plimpton and Susannah Draper in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (0 added).

*  We left at 9:15 a.m. for Linda's eye appointment.  It took over an hour to pick out frames, and home by 12 noon.  Had lunch.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote Seavers in The News - Colonel George Seaver Dies in 1938 in San Francisco and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:45 p.m. to read, then answer email, and checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Started the 52 Ancestors profile and needed to do some editing and finding of records.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, did the dishes.  Took Linda for a walk for the first time in two weeks.  

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors post, downloaded the father's probate file, and wrote up a summary.  Lori called and we did a Duo call too - she showed off my new grand-kitty.  Finished that, and checked blogs and Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - 4-5 August 2020

I missed journaling last night - just forgot I guess after the Padres game.  It was a forgettable day I think.

1)  Tuesday, 4 August:

*  Not quite the usual, but close.  Read, noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- John Plimpton (1708-1756) in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Mass. posted, check AncestryDNA.  

*  Took Linda to the dentist, then went to the bank and got a haircut.  Home by 12:15 to lunch.  

*  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 4 August 2020.  Tweeted, FBed, took a nap.  Wrote the Wednesday post.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in for dinner at 5:15, watched TV, watched Padres game, read the paper, and then the Padres game.  Lost 5-2 to Dodgers, so now 7-5.

2)  Wednesday, 5 August:

*  The usual...email, blogs, noted that Daughter Lori in her New Dress at Easter 1979 -- Post 629 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  AncestryDNA then email, had lunch, then got into the CVGS Board meeting.  Wrote   Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7 Billion - My Comments,

*  Tweeted, FBed, wrote the Treasure Chest post, added to Best Of.

*  Went in at 5:15 for dinner, watched TV then Padres.  Resolved 100 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.  Dodgers ahead in the 9th 7-5.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 3 August 2020

A pretty good nights sleep, and a nice day, but hardly went out in it.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the BestOf post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1731 Estate Inventory of Joseph Clark (1664-1731) of Medfield, Mass. posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+5) and wrote AncestryDNA Updates DNA Match Schedule and Genetic Communities.  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:15 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post and then took my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 to write Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 3 August 2020.  Spent 30 minutes looking for the screen shot of the Zoom meeting.  Had to use Everything to find it, but it worked!  Thought I was smart filing the photo with the presentation but forgot where I put it 5 days ago.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote the Tombstone post and resolved 171 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, watched TV news, watered the front plants, and then watched the Padres game.  Beat Dodgers 5-4, so now 7-4 on the season.  Checked Facebook, email and blogs after reading my book.

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

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 2 August 2020

Another nice summer day, and pretty much stayed inside.  Only 7 hours sleep.

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Watched the church service on YouTube.  Wrote MyHeritage Announced They Redesigned and Improved Their Search Engine.

*  Went in at noon for lunch, then watched the Padres game, read the paper, dozed a bit.  Padres lost to Rockies 9-6 and it wasn't that close.  Now 6-4 on the season.  Vacuumed most of the house.

*  Online to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 25 July to 1 August 2020 posted.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Checked AncestryDNA matces (+20).

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish dinner, watched TV news, washed dishes, and trimmed the rose bushes.

*  Online at 6:50 p.m. to read, resolve 346 Ancestry Hints, and then TreeShared 91 profiles to the AMT.  Matched a bunch of FamilySearch Family Tree profiles.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.0 hours.




Saturday, August 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 1 August 2020

Only 5 months left in 2020, and I think they will all be spent in isolation.  Slept OK last night, but the nap helps.  A warmer day - maybe 85F here, but with some clouds.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 25 to 31 July 2020 posted.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (+13) plus one new ThruLine.

*  Answered email, sent off stuff to societies, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 25 to 31 July 2020 posted.  Wrote the SNGF post.  Had lunch.

*  Got into the SDGS webinar at noon, and watched until 2.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Did You or Your Children Know Their Great-Grandparents? posted.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 3 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and resolved some Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched the Padres game, read the paper, washed dishes, watered the front plants, and read another chapter of my book.  Padres lost 6-1 to Rockies, first "bad" game of the year, so now 6-3 on the season.  

*  Online at 8 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, resolved more Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 117 profiles.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.





Friday, July 31, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 31 July 2020

A decent night's sleep, and I  went off the block for the first time since Monday.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 341: #551 Marie (Wight) Clark (1667-1705) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Started the laundry.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 17), and counted the rest of my top 1500 matches that have a tree.  Wrote How Many of My AncestryDNA Matches Have an Ancestry Member Tree?  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:40 a.m.

*  Lay down for a nap but it was too warm.  Had lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 31 July 2020.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Twitter a Facebook.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Took a nice nap with the fan going.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to start dinner, watched game shows, then the Padres game which was delayed in Denver due to sun.  Ate dinner, read the paper, washed dishes, then another book chapter.  Padres were down to Rockies 5-4 in the 9th, scored 4 runs, and Rockies scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th for an 8-7 Padres win.  Whew!  Pads back in first place at 6-2.  Finished the laundry.

*  Online at 9:30 to read, finish the FS post, and checkemail, Facebook and blogs.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Genea- Journal - Thursday, 30 July 2020

This was a frustrating day, at least in the morning.  Last night, I used the "new" Blogger edit screen to write my journal post.  This morning, I added a post to the Best Of post using "new" Blogger.  When I saw the journal post in Feedly, it did not have all of what I wrote.  When I opened the Best Of post again, the 10 lines I already had were missing.  Worked for over an hour trying to add what was missing without success.  Wrote a nastygram to Blogger in Feedback for the "new" Blogger...and also on Facebook.  Finally went back to the "old" Blogger edit and added what was removed.  Hopefully, they fix it.  If they don't I won't do curation posts until they do.

*  Read email and blogs, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1686 Marriage of Marie Wight and Joseph Clark in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Worked on the Blogger problem for two hours.  Had to go back through Feedly to find what was removed.

*  Wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1892 Confirmation of Johanne Magrethe Stenger in Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark.  Laid down to nap but didn't.  Had lunch.

*  Wrote Seavers in The News - Augustus Seaver Dies in 1938 in Boston,  Added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Finished counting my DNA mtches.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestors profile and downloaded another probate file.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 for dinner, watched TV, then online to resolve about 180 Ancestry Hints.  

*  Went in at 6:45 to watch the Padres game, read the paper, water the plants, wash dishes, read my book, and read email, blogs, Facebook, and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Genealogy Journal - Wednesday, 29 July 2020

This was an all genealogy day until the evening and the Padres game n TV.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noteDaughter Tami in Her New Dress at Easter 1979 -- Post 628 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday


*  Edited the presentation one more time and the handout.  Rested my eyes.  Had lunch.  Got into the Zoom meeting and started the presentation at about 12:10.  Had 20 in attendance, including  both new members.

* Wrote another blog post, then checked Twitter and Facebook, and did something else.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to prepare dinner, watched TV, and washed dishes after. Put the trash out.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 40 Ancestry Hints.  Went in at 6:45 to watch the Padres game, red the paper, read my book, and check email, blogs and Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Padres are tied in the 8th with Giants.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 28 July 2020

A decent night's sleep once I got to sleep.  7+ hours.  Put shoes on to go to the store.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Amos Plimpton (1735-1808) in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Mass. posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt.   

*  Finished reading then updated my presentation for Wednesday.  Went to the store and home by 11:40.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then had lunch and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 28 July 2020.  Worked in WebHints for awhile adding info for many people.  Answered email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Wordless post.  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, and read the paper.  Online to add to the Best Of post, and then went in to watch the Padres game against Giants.  Read my book, and checked email, blogs and Facebook, then wrote this post.  Padres win it 5-3 to go 4-1 on the season.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 27 July 2020

Another week - this is week 19 of lockdown here in the genea-cave.  I have gotten so much done I'm amazed.  Gotta keep going because if I get it, or Linda gets it, I won't be doing genealogy for awhile, or maybe ever.  Didn't put shoes on, went out only to the trash can.  I need to walk more.  Slept better, 7+ hours.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1732 Division of Real Estate of Joseph Clark (1664-1731) of Medfield, Mass. posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared the Joseph Clark probate papers.  Finished reading blog posts.  Got the CVGS Zoom notice out.  Checked AncestryDNA numbers (33 new) and made 4 new Notes. got laundry started.

*  Had lunch, wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 27 July 2020.  

*  Went in at 1 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read blogs, Facebook and email on the laptop.  Had a short nap in the recliner.  Padres beat D-backs 6-2, so now 3-1 on the season.  Checked Twitter and Facebook at a break.  Came in and checked WebHints for random RootsMagic profiles looking for bits of data.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Tombstone post, talk to Lori, resolve 203 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  genealogy today was 9.5 hours.





Sunday, July 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 26 July 2020

It's almost the end of July already - been in lockdown for 134 days, and only 100 to go to election day.  Slept OK, but up at 6:50 a.m.  Hardly went outside.

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed the probate record and wrote the Amanuensis post.  Watched the church service.  Added to the new Best Of post.

*  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to watch TV, eat lunch, read the paper.  Padre game was on, and they lost 4-3 to D-backs in the 9th inning.  So now 2-1.  Read email, blogs, checked DNA and Facebook during the game.  This could have been a win.  At dinner, then washed dishes and took out trash and watered the plants.

*  Online at 6:15 p.m. to note that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 19 to 25 July 2020 posted and wrote Dear Randy: "How Do You Plan To Pass On Your Genealogy Life's Work?" - Post 2: Paper Archives.  

*  Resolved 195 Ancestry Hints, then TreeShared 197 profiles.  Checked email and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 25 July 2020

A pretty good night's sleep finally.  Stayed home today, didn't even put shoes on.  Still normal sunny July day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 18 to 24 July 2020 posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (+61!) then got into the SDGS webinar at 10.  Took a nap afterward.

*  Had lunch, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 18 to 24 July 2020 posted.  Added to the Best Of post.  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Major News Events During Your Life posted.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then resolved 197 Ancestry Hints, then checked MyHeritage DNA matches and added a Q&D tree to my AMT Skeleton tree.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to finish dinner, watched TV news and read the paper, wash dishes and water the front plants.  Watched the Padres game.  Read my online book, then used the laptop to read email and Facebook andf blogs and Twitter.  and blogs.  Padres won 5-1 over D-backs, so now 2-0 on the season.

*  Online to write this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.



Friday, July 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 24 July 2020

Slept poorly, awake at 5:30 a.m.  A different day due to the iDrive problem, the dentist visit, and the Padres game tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 340: #550 Joseph Clark (1664-1731) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Figured out that iDrive had not backed up my files for two weeks, and I couldn't figure out what to do, so chatted with their help chatter.  After a false start, he told me to download the latest version and then Backup everything.  It took over an hour, but I think it will work now - have it set for 12 midnight every night.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 9) but no new 4th cousins or common ancestors.  Took a nap at 10:15.  Up at 11 a.m. to have lunch, then wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 July 2020, added to the Best Of post,  and wrote   Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 24 July 2020.

*  Left for the library (book return after 5 months!) and the dentist for the crown installation.  

*  Home by 3 p.m. to read, check Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the three Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 4:45 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV news, and then the Padres game.  Read the paper, then a book chapter, and then email, blogs, and Facebook on the laptop.  Padres won their opener 7-2 over the D-backs.  Now 1-0 on the year. 

*  Online to write this post.  Genealogy today was only 9.0 hours.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 23 July 2020

The baseball season starts on Friday, so my evening genealogy work (mainly hint resolution and data entry) will be reduced every week.  Got almost 8 hours last night.  Still cool here - high around 75F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1664 Birth of Joseph Clarke in Medfield, Massachusetts posted.  Checked AncestryDNA (+1 match).  Wrote Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1830 Marriage of Hans Sørensen and Elske Cathrine Bennetsen.

*  Started the laundry.  Went to the grocery store, home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and took my nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the best Of post, then wrote Seavers in The News - Isaac S. Seaver Dies in Detroit in 1937.  

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestor post.  Found father's probate record and summarized it, then summarized his own probate record.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper and wash dishes.  Finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to work on the 52 Ancestors post, added to the Best Of post, then resolved 200 Ancestry Hints.  Checked Facebook, and wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

A non-Zoom Wednesday - I hardly knew what to do with myself.  Almost 8 hours last night.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Lori and Randy at Easter 1976 -- Post 627 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 15), and one new ThruLine, so added the line to RootsMagic.  Another Rich/Hill line.  Added Notes to 4 matches and checked out the ones with big trees without much success.  

*  Downloaded a MyHeritage AutoCluster run and added Notes to several matches and looked at trees.  Had lunch.

*  Looked for a profile in RootsMagic to work on, found a few and finally wrote A Maiden Name for Mazie - Using RootsMagic WebHints and Ancestry Record Hints.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote the Treasure Chest post, then searched for probate records for the 52 Ancestor profile.  Found a 48 page file with a son's case embedded in it.  Downloaded and renamed it.

*  Went in at 5:15 to eat, read the paper, watch TV, wash dishes take out the trash and water the plants.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, and read email.

*  Went in at 6:40 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Read my new book, then read blogs and email, check Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Stayed in all day, had a poor night's sleep, only 6 hours.  An average July day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Mary Church (1640-1710) Buried in Little Compton, Rhode Island posted.

*  Checked the AncestryDNA matches (up 12) and added Notes to some.  Wrote Dear Randy: "How Do You Plan To Pass On Your Genealogy Life's Work?" - Post 1.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 21 July 2020.  Worked on Web Hints in RootsMagic, then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Did more web hints.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the Tombstone post, talk to Lori, resolve 238 Ancestry Hints, and add several Seavers families to RoosMagic.  

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

Monday, July 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 20 July 2020

Another full genealogy day until the evening - I chose to watch the Padres/Angels exhibition game tonight.  Got 8 hours last night, finally. 

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday -- 1707 Bond and Order to Distribute the Estate of Ephraim Clark (1646-1694) of Medfield, Mass. posted.  

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches (8 added).  Went to the grocery store and back by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 20 July 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Cable line and TV went down at 3:30 and back at 4:30 - repair guy on the street.  Worked on merging place names in RootsMagic.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes, and watched the Padres/Angels exhibition.  They used al ot of players.  I used the laptop to read email, blogs, and Facebook, wrote the Tombstone Tuesday post, and also added some MyHeritageDNA match notes. 

*  Online at 9:45 p.m. to write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 19 July 2020

Another poor night's sleep, up at 7:15 a.m.  Got 7 hours, but tired all day.  Didn't get much genealogy done today.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that "Discovering Your Bluegrass Roots in Kentucky" Webinar Series in August posted.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post, then watched the church service.  Got the laundry started.

*  Went in at 11:30 to watch TV, eat lunch, try to nap but failed, read the paper, and talked to Tami and the kids on FaceTime for 30 minutes.  Laid down but didn't nap.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 July 2020 posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (up 50), and added Notes for 6 of the new ones.  

*  We left at 4:10 for dinner at In 'n' Out as a treat for Linda.  Waited 40 minutes in line to get food.  Home by 5:40 p.m.  Watched TV news.  Finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, checked email, then resolved 184 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources, and TreeShared the last 71 profiles.  Fixed several profiles on Ancestry.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.0 hours.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 18 July 2020

Another poor night's sleep, less than 7 hours.  A little warmer today.  Lori's dog was injured.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 11 to 17 July 2020 posted, then got into Mini-Myrt and said nothing.  Checked AncestryDNA matches (0 added).

*  Got into the SDGS SIG webinar and heard two talks by Jeanette Shiel.  Tired and sleepy, but Linda needed to go to the post office, and on the way home we stopped at 99 Cent Store for her tamales but she forgot her mask.  And they didn't have any.  Wasted another 20 minutes.

*  Home by 1 p.m. to add to the Best Of post, noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 July 2020 posted and that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Day Your Maternal Grandmother Was Born posted.  Tried to nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and added two ThruLines to RootsMagic.  Lori called and Annie (their wonderful dog) was badly hurt - she will probably die at age 15.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watched TV news and read the paper, then washed dishes and watered the front plants.  Resolved 161 Ancestry Hints, and TreeShared 130 profiles.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.


*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, and wrote ap ost for Sunday.  Resolved

Friday, July 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 17 July 2020

A terrible night's sleep last night, and up at 7:45 a.m.  Tired all day.  Not to warm again today.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 339: #549 Melatiah (Clark) Hamant (1674-1747) of Medfield, Massachusetts posted, and got into Mini-Myrt and said little.

*  Finished reading blogs, added to the Best Of post, and wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 17 July 2020.  Went to the grocery store, and home by 11 a.m.  Answered email, then tried to nap, fitfully.

*  Had lunch, added to the Best Of post, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 17 July 2020.  Checked Ancestry DNA matches (up 27), and added Noted to 10 of them.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, and wash dishes, then online to write the Ancestry, FS and SNGF posts, and resolved 143 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.

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