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.