Friday, May 29, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 29 May 2020

It took awhile to get to sleep last night, thinking about stuff.  A cloudy day here with a high of 70F.  Typical late May.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 332: #543 Hannah (Sanderson) Stearns (1689-1770) of Waltham, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and talked about the Dill house in Eastham.  Finished reading blogs.  Went to the store at 10:15 and home by 11 a.m.

*  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 29 May 2020.  Took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 to eat lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 29 May 2020.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches - up 29 today.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Wrote the Ancestry and Familysearch posts.  Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the SNGF post, then took a walk.  Puttered with RootsMagic Web Hints and added some content and sources to profiles.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 28 May 2020

Slept better last night, almsot 8 hours, but awake at 6:30.  Cooler today, high about 70F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1863 Burial Record for Rebecca Rich in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.  got into the call with Allison and thrashed through financial stuff.  Checked my AncestryDNA matches.  Added content to the RootsMagic database from MyHeritage Record Matches.  

*  Wrote Seavers in the News -- Etta M. Seaver Dies in 1933 in Massillon, Ohio.  Had lunch.  Took a nap.

*  Online at 2 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, worked on Dills, then checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Wrote Dear Randy - "Why Do You Use FamilySearch Family Tree?"  Answered email, added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, sorted the laundry, and took a walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved 251 Ancestry Hints.  Answered email, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A better night's sleep, but up at 6:30 a.m. so not quite enough.  The sun comes up too early now!  It was a nice day, high around 75F.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Tami and Lori at Easter 1979 -- Post 619 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared about Joel's 1950 census data.  

*  Finished with the blog reading, then prepped for the 12 noon presentation.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - only 1 new one.  Had lunch.

*  Got into the Zoom meeting at 11:40 and chatted with the attendees.  Gave my "Using Collaborative "BUG" Family trees" talk for CVGS, but only 16 attendees.  Struggled with advancing slides in Zoom screenshare.  Best way was to use the mouse.  We ended at 1:20.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote MyHeritage Releases Exclusive New Record Collection from Germany and took a nap.

*  Online at 2:30 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, then wrote Is Albert Seaver Really a Leaver?  He was.  Worked on that family line.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:30 to finish dinner, watch TV, read the paper, put out the trash, water the frontp lants, and wash dishes.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, resolve 208 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Another genealogy day.  didn't sleep well last night, but finally got up at 7:30.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Moses Smith (1732-1806) in Plains Cemetery, Walpole, Massachusetts posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.

*  Finished reading blogs, and wrote Joel Weintraub Has Videos About 1950 U.S. Census Locational Tools.  Went to the grocery store and home by 11:15 a.m.  Tried to nap.

*  Up at 12:30, ate lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

*  Worked on the handout for the Wednesday presentation, and edited the presentation too.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to fix dinner, had spaghetti, and watched TV and read the paper.  Took Linda for a wheelchair ride around the block.  Online at 7 to scan photos and wrote the Wordless post.  Resolved 201 Ancestry Hints and checked DNA matches. 

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

Monday, May 25, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 25 May 2020

Memorial Day and I hardly went outside today.  did get dressed.  Even got about 8 hours sleep last night.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1783 Will of Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) of Southborough, Mass. posted.  Got into Myrt's lesson on Streamer for CC, and got it working.  Finished up reading blogs.

*  Wrote Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part III.  Had lunch.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked on RootsMagic Web Hints for awhile adding content and sources.

*  Wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 May 2020 then checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Took a nap.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes and water the front plants, even cut some rose branches.

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, then wrote the Tombstone Tuesday post, and resolved 182 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Sent out the Zoom meeting message for Wednesday and answered emails.

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 24 May 2020

This was not an intense genealogy day.  Still got things done, though.  slept OK but awake at 6:30 after 7.5 hours. 

*  Read email and blogs, then transcribed the probate record and wrote the Amanuensis post.  We watched the CVPC church service.  Got the laundry started.

*  Worked with Web Hints for awhile, then finished editing the Collaborative Tree presentation for Wednesday at CVGS.  Had lunch.  Noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020 posted.  Back to Web Hints.  Tried to nap at 3 p.m.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, and added to the Best Of post.  Went in for dinner, read the paper, watched TV, and did dishes.  Took Linda for a wheelchair walk on the street.  Saw nobody.

*  TreeShared 161 profiles with the AMT.  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and answered email.  Wrote thisp ost.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 23 May 2020

Slept better last night, but still up early and drowsy during the day.  Went nowhere.  Another all genealogy day!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 May 2020 posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and spike of Uncle Bunky.  Worked on the Collaborative Trees presentation - got about two thirds of it revised and edited.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020 posted, checked the AncestrySNA matches (0 added), and had lunch.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  At 11:45 got into Colin's SDGS DNA Zoom meeting and enjoyed it, but it dragged a bit.  Checked email, Facebook and blogs during the two hours.

*  Noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Share a Childhood Memory posted, then puttered with RootsMagic Web Hints filling in blanks on profiles.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Answered several emails, Added to the Best Of post.

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

*  Online at 6:45 to putter more in WebHints, then TreeShared 180 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  About 80 left to do.  Added to the Best Of post, checked email, checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 22 May 2020

Another poor night sleeping.  Finally asleep at 12:30, and up at 7 a.m.  Lots of tossing and turning.  Genealogy all day.  A typical May day - high around 72F, low around 60F.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 331: #542 George Stearns (1688-1760) of Waltham, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared the CVGS DNA Zoom meeting.  Finished reading blogs, and wrote New WW2 Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 22 May 2020.  Checked the AncestryDNA matches - 23 more today.

*  Went to the grocery store and home by 10:50 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post and tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, and online at 12:30 to read, answer email, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 22 May 2020 and "Uncle Bunky" Died Recently in Phoenix - RIP.

*Checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote the Ancestry post, which I forgot to set for Saturday.  Oh well.  Worked on a Seaver family finding spouses and sources for all of the kids.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to cook dinner, we ate, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes, and took a walk down the block and back.  

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the SNGF post and the FamilySearch post, then resolved 179 Ancestry Hints adding sources and content to the RootsMagic file.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 21 May 2020

Another 7 hour sleep night, up too early.  An all genealogy day except for the nap, consult and dinner.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1815 Marriage Record for John Rich and Rebecca Hill in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say anything.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches adding notes to 7 matches. Got into the financial adviser consult at 11 a.m. until 12.  Had lunch, took my nap.

*  Online at 1:15 to write Seavers in the News -- Charles M. Seaver Dies in 1933 in Williamstown, Vermont.  Added to the Best Of post and answered email.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then started the 52 Ancestors profile.  FamilySearch was slow - wouldn't download deed images for some reason.  

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, write the 52 Ancestors post, and resolve 255 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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Another early rising morning, drat.  Only 7 hours sleep if that.  A little warmer today, and I even got a short walk.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Papa Lee and Paul Visit at Christmas 1991 -- Post 618 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Checked AncestryDNA matches.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say anything.  Wrote MyHeritage Offers Free Access to Military Record Collections From May 20-26, 2020.  Set up for the Zoom meeting.  Lay down and didn't nap, but rested my eyes.  Had lunch.

*  Started the CVGS DNA Interest Group Zoom meeting at 11:45 a.m.  We had 12 dribble in.  Over at 1:50.

*  Added to the Best Of post, then worked on and posted Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part II.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

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

*  Online at 6:45 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 242 Ancestry Hints, and answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 19 May 2020

A cooler day in the genea-cave.  Slept well until 5:30 so only got 6.5 hours.  Took a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Gravestone of Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) and Martha (Whitney) Seaver (1764-1832) in Westminster, Massachusetts posted.  Set up the DNA Zoom meeting.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and said nothing.  Added 9 AncestryDNA notes to matches.  Left at 10 for the grocery store.  Home by 10:40 a.m.

*  Wrote AncestryDNA Changes DNA Match and ThruLines Screens, then took my nap.

*  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 19 May 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  

*  Worked on Severs folks in New Jersey.  Matched some with FamilySearch Family Tree.  Fixed an obvious error - same name, two families, 200 miles apart in 1750s.  Um, no!  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to fix dinner, watch TV, read the paper, wash dishes, and walked the block.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to answer email, write the Wordless post, and resolve 205 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.5 hours.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 18 May 2020

Another all genealogy day.  Slept better, no nap today.  No walk either.  Oh well.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1698 Will of John Walker (1665-1699) of Woburn, Mass. posted. Wrote   MyHeritage Releases Three Major Collections of Greek Historical Records.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt, and talked about my article about DNA and surnames.  Checked DNA match numbers and added Notes for 3 matches.  Worked awhile on the New Jersey Sever folks - a lot of them!  Noted that Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part I posted.

*  Had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 18 May 2020.  Worked more on the NJ Sever folks, and Ancestry got real slow and persnickety.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to fix dinner, read the paper, watch TV and wash dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, write the Tombstone post, and worked on Find A Grave with the NJ Sever folks.  Lots to do!

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

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 17 May 2020

Another all-genealogy day for me.  slept better too.

*  Read email and blogs, finished up the Best Of post, and transcribed the will for Amanuensis Monday.  Watched the CVPC service on YouTube.  Caught Linda napping.

*  Worked on AncestryDNA matches - added notes to 15 of them.  Had popcorn for lunch.  Online to read, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 10 to 16 May 2020 posted.

*  Corrected the Seaver family in my Ancestry tree, and then in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Looked for potential parents for clayton Sever born about 1802 in NJ and found many Sever folks not in my tree yet.  So I added about 40 of them.  Took almost all afternoon.  No nap.

*  Took out recycles, and pulled weeds in the sun for 15 minutes.  Brought in Coke for Linda.  Added to the Best Of post. 

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner, watched TV, read the paper and washed dishes.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then resolved 242 Ancestry Hints and TreeShared 165 profiles to the AMT. 

*  Checked Facebook, added to the best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 16 May 2020

This was a strange day - I didn't do what I planned and I got a lot done, but it seemed like I didn't do much.  Slept OK, up at 7:30 a.m.  Didn't put shoes on all day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 9 to 15 May 2020 posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and said nothing.  Started the laundry.  Finished reading blogs, then answered emails, and noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 May 2020 posted.  Added to the Best Of post, had lunch, and took my nap.

*  Online at 1:15 p.m. to check Facebook, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Maternal Grandfather's Matrilineal Line posted.

*  Worked on the Philly Seaver problem and finally figured it out.  I have 3 guys in the wrong family.  Found the right family, and added them and now the problem is logical and I have it right.  It's been wrong forever.  Wrote a post for Monday.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, check AncestryDNA matches, and resolve 142 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources.  Then TreeShared 137 profiles to the AMT.

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 15 May 2020

The Ides of May are upon us!!  I didn't sleep well last night, got a headache behind my eye.  Maybe 5 hours at most.  A pretty nice May day, only 72F for the high, but clear.  

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 330: #541 Elizabeth (Smith) Peirce (1674-1747) of Waltham, Massachusetts posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and shared the American Ancestors webinar.

*  Wrote New WW2 Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 May 2020.  Added notes to 6 AncestryDNA matches.  Went to the grocery store for groceries, and home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, and laid down to rest.

*  Hopped up about a minute before the Thunderbirds flew over, a 5 second view for us of the tails.  Had lunch, then worked on the Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 15 May 2020 post.

*  Laid down again but didn't sleep.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  Added to the Best Of post, and worked on WebHints.

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Ancestry post, the SNGF post, and the FamilySearch post.  Resolved 203 Ancestry Hints, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote thisp ost.  genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 14 May 2020

Just another day in COVID isolation banging on the keyboard, pulling weeds, and doing genealogy.

*  Read emails and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1790 Baptism Record for Rebecca Hill in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and talked about the baptism record.

Looked at AncestryDNA matches and added one new line to RootsMagic and added tree icons to about 20 matches that are in RM.  Added to the Best Of post.  Tried to nap.

*  Had lunch, then worked on the Seavers in the News -- Edwin Forrest Seaver (Really Seavey) Dies in 1932 in Florida post.  Searched and searched and didn't find, then found out why!  Wrote Free Online Event: American Ancestors│NEHGS and the Boston Public Library Look at “How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” on 20 May.  

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then worked some on Web Hints adding content to RootsMagic.  Added to the Best Of post.  Started the 52 Ancestors post.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes and pulled weeds in front.

*  Online at 6:30 to work on the 52 Ancestors post, then resolved 219 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 13 May 2020

This was a busy genealogy day!  Slept fair, so tried to nap twice.  Failed, I think.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, then noted that Daughter Lori on the Shoulders of Uncle Paul in 1980 -- Post 617 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and kept quiet.  Noted that Ancestry® Announces Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” in Honor of 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II posted.

*  Finished reading blogs, then tried to nap.  Failed.  Up at 11 a.m. to eat lunch, and prep for the 12 noon Zoom meeting.

*  Got into the Zoom meeting for CVGS Research Group at 11:45 and we had 13 attendees for awhile.  Ended at 1:45 p.m. after discussing the lockdown for awhile.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and tried to nap again.  Might have.  Up at 3:15 p.m. to read, then wrote Dear Randy: "Why Don't I Recognize More Surnames of My DNA Matches?"  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 5:10 p.m. to start dinner, watched TV, read the paper, took out trash, watered plants, brought in laundry and washed dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, answer email, and wrote the Treasure Chest post.  Resolved 138 Ancestry Hints.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.0 hours.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Just another day in the genea-cave working away on whatever grab my attention.  I did go shopping so got a little exercise.  Slept OK, but got up a little early.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Gravestone of Susannah (Reed) Gates (1745-1833) in Gardner, Massachusetts posted.  

*  Set up the Wednesday CVGS Zoom meeting and got into Mini-Myrt - shared the InstaSlider photo thing.  Left at 10 a.m. for the grocery store and home by 10:45 with 4 bags full, enough for the next 3-4 days.

*  Wrote Update To My MyHeritage Theory of Family Relativity™ Estimates, then tried to nap.  Had lunch, and wrote Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 12 May 2020.  Watched parts of several YouTube videos too.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner.  We finally ate and watched TV, read the paper, washed dishes. 

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Wordless post, then resolved 257 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Answered email, checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 11 May 2020

Slept OK, got about 8 hours.  A nice May day, some sun, about 72F.  

*  Read email and blogs, then added to the Best Of post and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1743 Will of John Peirce (1673-1744) of Waltham, Mass. posted.  

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and highlighted Tami's visit on Sunday.  Talked some DNA too.  At 10 a.m., wrote Using InstaSlider to Create Before and After Photo GIFs.

*  Checked AncestryDNA and added notes to 4 more matches.  Added to the Best Of post.  Took a short nap.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m., ate lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 11 May 2020.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in RootsMagic checking Web Hints for those with no birth date, added some content and sources.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and took Linda for a wheelchair walk.  Watered front plants and washed dishes.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, wrote the Tombstone post, and resolved 250 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources. 

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

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Genea-Journal - Sunday, 10 May 2020

Mother's Day.  We had a big surprise at noon time!  Very cool.  Slept OK, no nap.  Partly sunny day, about 72F.

*  Read email and blogs, and transcribed the will for the amanuensis post.  Watched the CVPC worship service with Linda for the first time.  

*  The doorbell rang before noon, and it was Tami, James and the grandkids.  They brought us lunch for Mother's Day, from Lolita's, plus Marie Callender pies for dessert.   We took photos, they rested, Audrey and I pulled weeds.  They left at about 2:30.

*  Online to note that My Matrilineal Line Carrying Mitochondrial DNA and Best of the Genea-Blogs - 3 to 9 May 2020 posted.  

*  Got into my CVGS Zoom practice meeting and Patricia and Pam joined, but Pam had no sound or mic, so used the chat to try to help.  No success.  She will try to work through it on her computer.

*  Checked the AncestryDNA numbers, and the MyHeritage new ThruLines (I went down from 12 to 9).  Checked Facebook.  Worked on WebHints for folks without a birth date, added some content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, read the paper and wash dishes.  Online at 6:45 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, answer email, talk to Lori, and TreeShared 73 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Emailed the CVGS Newsletter.

*  Answered more email, checked Facebook, and added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Saturday, May 9, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 9 May 2020

I slept really well last night, but was really tired.  8 hours for the first time in weeks.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 2 to 8 May 2020 posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and mentioned Lori's birthday, then checked AncestryDNA matchas and added one ThruLine to the database.

*  Got into the SDGS webinar at 10 a.m. and watched the two presentations.  Had lunch in between and checked Facebook.

*  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 May 2020 posted and also Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your "Favorite" Genealogy Websites.

*  Got a FamilySearch comment on a Seaver family and spent three hours trying to work it out.  Emailed the lady with what I found, but it's still a mystery.  

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post.  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV and read the paper, and washed dishes.  Took Linda out with her walker for a walk up and down half the street.  Came back and finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked on the CVGS newsletter and sent it to the reviewers.  TreeShared 160 profiles to the Ancestry tree, about 70 to go.

*  Answered email, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 8 May 2020

46 years ago tomorrow I became a father.  One of the best days of my life.  Slept poorly last night, and was tired all day.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 329: #540 John Peirce (1673-1744) of Waltham, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and said nothing.  Finished reading blogs, and posted New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 May 2020.

*  Went to the grocery store, dropped OJ at Barbara's and home by 11 a.m.  Added to the Best Of post, then lay down for a nap.  Too tired, then refluxed and woke up.  Crap.

*  Had lunch, online at 12:30 to answer email, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Friday, 8 May 2020.  Relaxed in the recliner for 30 minutes but didn't nap.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote the Ancestry post.

*  Had dinner, watched TV, read the paper, and washed dishes.  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, then wrote the FamilySearch and SNGF posts.  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter and answered emails.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Genea-Journal - Thursday, 7 May 2020

Slept fair, awake for a bit, so needed my nap.  A nice day - went out several times.

*  Read email and lbogs, added to the Best Of post, and noted that Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1856 Burial Record for Ann (Marshman) Richman in Hilperton, Wiltshire posted.

*  got into Mini-Myrt and said a few words, then back to reading blogs, answering email, and checked the AncestryDNA match list.  Wrote Findmypast Launch Vast New Photographic Collection in Celebration of VE Day 2020.

*  Looked at 1930 and 1931 Newspapers.com obituaries for Seaver.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 12:15 p.m. had lunch, and wrote Seavers in the News -- Walter J. Seaver Dies in 1931 in Salisbury, North Carolina.  Did some research on the family and added it.

*  Worked on the 52 Ancestor biography, gathering material.  downloaded the probate file and one deed.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to cook dinner.  We ate, watched TV news, read the paper, washed dishes and watered the front plants, took a short walk.  

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best post, and wrote the 52 Ancestor post.  Worked on the CVGS Newsletter for an hour.  Resolved 227 Ancestry Hints and added some content and sources.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote thisp ost.  genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Genea-Journal - Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Day 53 of lockdown...and I went outside twice today - to get the paper and put out the trash.  slept until 7:30 and got 8 hours.  No nap today!

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Linda and Randy at Church in 1982 -- Post 616 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted.  Got into Mini-Myrt and added nothing.  Finished reading blogs.

*  Wrote The Evolution of Obtaining Genealogy Record Images and added to the Best Of post.  Triedo ut the InstaSlider photo tool and posted to Facebook.

*  Had lunch, checked AncestryDNA match numbers, and wrote Dear Randy: How Do I Cite My Autosomal DNA Test Results?  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post, and worked on RootsMagic WebHints.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, watched TV, read the paper, put out the trash, washed dishes and finished the laundry.  Whew!

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, then resolved 246 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Genea-Journal - Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Cinco de Mayo, and nobody had a beer here today.  I don't like it.  Another all genealogy day, I never get tired of them.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of post and noted that Tombstone Tuesday -- Gravestone of Simon Gates (1739-1803) in Gardner, Massachusetts posted.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt, didn't say much, and then finished reading blogs, wrote 2020 FGS Conference Registration is Now Open - Kansas City 2-5 September 2020, and checked AncestryDNA stats.  Added one ThruLine to the RootsMagic tree.

*  Went to the grocery store, dropped off Coke to Barbara, and home by 11:40 a.m.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1 to eat lunch, then added to the Best Of post and wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Tuesday, 5 May 2020.  Wrote Announcing the "Practical Genealogy" Book Winner -- It Is ... when I remembered I was late with it.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked on Wiltshire church records collecting baptism, marriage and death records for my Hilperton folks on Ancestry. 

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

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Wordless post, talk to Lori about photos on Pinterest, and resolved 168 Ancestry Hints.  

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

Monday, May 4, 2020

Genea-Journal - Monday, 4 May 2020

So was the Fourth with you today?  It was with me!!  I felt it.  Slept better, but had a nap.

*  Read email and blogs, added to the Best Of blog, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - 1699 Will of Samuel Walker (1643-1704) of Woburn, Mass. posted.

*  Got into Mondays With Myrt and shared about the "Where I'm From" blog.  Attendees liked it.

*  Checked AncestryDNA matches but didn't add anything.  Wrote RootsMagic Version 8 Update - Two More Videos.  Took my nap.

*  Online at 1 p.m., had lunch, then wrote Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 4 May 2020.  Answered email, and added to the Best Of post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  Worked in RootsMagic adding a Severs line from Yorkshire.  Added over 70 people!  

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

*  Online at 6:30 to write a Tombstone Tuesday post, then resolved 269 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.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Genea-journal - Sunday, 3 May 2020

This was the busiest genealogy day in awhile.  No nap, a break for dinner and a walk, otherwise nose to the keyboard.

*  Read email and blogs, wrote the Amanuensis post, and checked AncestryDNA counts (no new matches!  First time).  Watched the CVPC service.  Downloaded probate files for five more ancestors from American Ancestors.

*  Had lunch, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 26 April to 2 May 2020 posted, then answered email, and worked on several "new" English Seavers families, adding content and sources to RootsMagic.  Checked Twitter and Facebook, then added to the Best Of post.

*  Went in at 5 p.m. for dinner, watched TV and read the paper, did the dishes, and took Linda on a spin around the block in the wheelchair.  I was huffing and puffing.  I've concluded that we really need a driving wheelchair!  But then we would need a van.  The costs spiral, don't they.  

*  TreeShared 185 profiles to the Ancestry tree.  Added several of the Seavers families to FamilySearch Family Tree too.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Facebook once more.  Genealogy today was 11.0 hours.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 2 May 2020

This was almost an all-genealogy day, except for the nap and the car ride to get some fresh air.

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

*  got into Mini-Myrt and didn't say much.  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree adding Life Stories for about 30 of my ancestors, based on the 52 Ancestors posts.  Noted that Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 26 April to 2 May 2020 posted.  Took my nap.

*  Had lunch, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your "Where I'm From" Poem posted.  Worked on AncestryDNA matches, adding two ThruLines to the database and adding the tree icon to about 15 matches.  Added to the Best Of post, and checked Twitter and Facebook.

*  We left at 3 p.m. for a ride to Coronado up the strand, through the town, over the bridge and to the Dollar Tree on H Street.  Home by 4:45 p.m.  Read blogs and answered email.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, then resolved 146 Ancestry Hints, adding content and sources, and TreeShared 164 profiles to the AMT.  About 130 left to do.  

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

Friday, May 1, 2020

Genea-Journal - Friday, 1 May 2020

Day 48 of isolation.  Slept better.  No real news.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 328: #539 Sarah (Grande) Allen (1691-1723) of Sudbury, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.

*  Got into Mini-Myrt and didn't share much.  Checked the AncestryDNA numbers.  Went to the grocery store and home by 10:45.  Wrote New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 1 May 2020.  Added to the Best Of post and took my nap.

*  Up at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes -- Friday, 1 May 2020.  Worked on Ireland Civil Registry records adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best Of post.  Wrote the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.

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

*  Online at 7 p.m. to write the SNGF post, add to the best Of post, and finish the FamilySearch list.  Resolved 173 Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to RootsMagic.

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