Saturday, December 15, 2018

Genea-Journal - Saturday, 15 December 2018

This was a different Saturday - had my men's breakfast meeting, then home to find RootsMagic was honked up, I think by Ancestry.  That got fixed in the late afternoon.  Whew!  Got all the Christmas cards done, except we need more cards.

*  Read email and blogs on my phone, and we left at 7:30 a.m. for Marie Callenders for breakfast with my men's Bible Study group.  Had a nice time.  Home by 9:45 a.m.

\*  Online to read blogs, noted that Surname Saturday -- BOYLSTON (England to colonial Massachusetts) posted.  

*  Tried to use RootsMagic and received an SQLite error.  Shut down RootsMagic, tried again, couldn't sign into Ancestry using TreeShare or WebHints.  Rebooted the computer and still the problem.  Went to Facebook and many users had the problem, and found out that Ancestry had implemented their Two-Step Verification scheme for security, and that messed up the API that RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker use to sync with Ancestry Member Trees and provide WebHints.  Bruce Buzbee fixed it in the afternoon, and it works now.  He probably talked them into letting us bypass the Two-Step scheme until it can be implemented with a new API and RM release.

*  Had lunch, noted that Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Make a Surname Christmas Tree posted.  Wrote the FamilySearch and Ancestry update posts.  Checked Facebook regularly.

*  Went in at 2 p.m. to watch TV and try to nap in the recliner.  Partial success.  Felt crappy - I think it's the breakfast.

*  Online at 3:30 p.m. to read, checked Twitter and Facebook, and we did the rest of the Christmas cards.  We need another box of cards to finish off the last 5 envelopes.  Tomorrow?

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to watch TV, eat dinner, read the paper, and then watched football and did the dishes.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 9 to 15 December 2018 posted, and then worked in RootsMagic finding random Seaver profiles not in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Matched many profiles and added content both ways as required.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and checked Facebook.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

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