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.

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