Sunday, March 29, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 29 March 2020

So we have at least four more weeks of sheltering.  Crap.  I actually got some exercise today pushing the lawn mower through the tall grass and weeds.  Tired tonight.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote Free Access (March 29 to April 5) of U.S. Census Records on MyHeritage and then wrote the Amanuensis Monday post. 

*  Watched the CVPC sermon by Tracey and posted it on Facebook.  Had lunch, watched TV and read the paper for awhile.

*  Online at 1 p.m. to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020 posted, and then worked on the GSMD application.  Got one chapter done out of 7.  Went out at 2:30 and mowed the north 40 (40 feet x 20 feet) - back and hips are tired.  It was cool and sunny so I got some sun too which is good. 

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, and worked on FamilySearch Family Tree a bit.  Answered email.  Added to the new Best Of post.  

*  Went in at 5:15 to finish dinner - we had spaghetti.  Watched TV, read the paper and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, worked more in FSFT, then TreeShared 183 profiles with the AMT.  Added 164 new profiles and TreeShared another 195 profiles this week.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - 27-28 March 2020

I missed journaling last night - too tired, got late, so what?  We are still sheltering in place - Linda in her recliner and me in my genealogy cave.  

1)  Friday, 27 March:

*  Read, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 323: #534 Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Massachusetts posted, added to Best Of post, wrote Blaine Bettinger Announces Updated Shared CentiMorgan Tool, Version 4.0, tuned into Mini-Myrt at 9, and worked on Rebecca's Whittle line.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 27 March 2020.

*  Tried to nap, failed, had lunch, and worked more on the Whittle line, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 27 March 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to Best Of post.  Worked out in the front yard picking weeds from the cracks.

*  Had dinner, watched TV, read paper, washed dishes.  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write Ancestry, FS and SNGF posts, then resolved 206 Ancestry Hints and added content and sources to RootsMagic tree.  Added to the Best Of and checked Facebook.  Genealogy this day was 10.0 hours.

2)  Saturday, 28 March (woulda been our 50th party...)

*  Up late, went to the grocery store, home by 8:40, read email and blogs, got into Mini-Myrt, worked in RootsMagic on Whittles, did email to Rebecca, checked DNA matches, had lunch, got into Colin's SDGS DNA group Zoom at 11:30 and went to 2:30.  Talked to Paul on the phone.  Noted that   Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 22 to 28 March 2020 and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Facebook "Have You Done This?" Meme posted.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Twitter and Facebook, added images to several ancestors, took a short walk, and then dinner, TV, paper, and dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, resolved 471 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 116 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Fixed the early Whittles in FSFT and Ancestry.

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 26 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 24 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Monday, March 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 23 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 22 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 21 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 20 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 19 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 16 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, wrote the Tuesday's Tip, and talked to Lori.  Resolved 136 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the RootsMagic tree.

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




Sunday, March 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 15 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Genea-journal - 13-14 March 2020

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

1)  Friday, 13 March:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2)  Saturday, 14 March:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 12 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 11 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 10 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 9 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 8 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Genea-Journal - 6-7 March 2020

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

1)  Friday - 6 March:

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

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

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

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

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

2)  Saturday - 7 March:

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

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

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

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 5 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 4 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 3 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 2 March 2020

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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