Sunday, February 26, 2017

RootsTech 2017 Blog Compendium -- UPDATED

This is a blog compendium for RootsTech 2017 related blog posts.  I am trying to capture all of the blog posts about RootsTech 2017 here. I am not including press release blog posts of a general interest nature.


1)  Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog:

*  My 2017 Family History Library To-Do List (8 February 2017)
*  My First Day at #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  Linda's Family is in the Findmypast Brochure at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Family Tree Maker 2017 Software Announced at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Photos From Day 2 at #RootsTech 2017 (9 February 2017)
*  Day 2 at #RootsTech 2017 (9 February 2017)
*  Day 3 at RootsTech 2017 Photos (10 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 Cake Competition Photographs (11 February 2017)
*  Day Three (Friday) at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Photos From the #RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Party (11 February 2017)
*  Photos From Day 4 (Saturday) at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Day Four (Saturday) at #RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)
*  Photos From the DearMYRTLE's Geneabloggers After Party at RootsTech 2017 (14 February 2017)
*  Twelve Takeaways From RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 Day Videos Now Online (20 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Rocking After-Party Video (21 February 2017)

2)  Writers on the FamilySearch blog:

*  13 Classes Focused on African Heritage at RootsTech 2017 by Falande Swain (8 February 2017)

3)  James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference - #1  (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #2 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #3 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #4 (8 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #5 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #6 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #7 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #8 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #9 (9 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #10 (9 February 2017
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #11 (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #12 (10 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #14 (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #15 (11 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #16 (11 February 2017)
*  #RootsTech 2017 in Brief: Notes from the Conference -- #17 (11 February 2017)
*   The Cake Boss at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Reflections on #RootsTech 2017 (12 February 2017)
*  Goodbye Until Next Year: RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)

4)  James Tanner on the Rejoice, and Be Exceeding Glad blog:

*  Report from #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  The Family History Guide at RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Wonderful Video From #RootsTech -- Great Grandma's Soup (12 February 2017)
*  LDS Family History Resources from #RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)

5)    Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 1 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 2 (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- Day 3 (10 February 2017)
*   RootsTech 2017 - Final Day (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Vendors Part 1 (13 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Vendors Part 2 (15 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Reflections (16 February 2017)

6)  Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog:

*  ARCHIVED: Mondays with Myrt *live* from the Family History Library (8 February 2017)
*  VIDEOS: Innovator Summit Semi-Finalists interviews #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017: Videos and Blog Compendium now available (15 February 2017)

7)  The writer of The Ancestry Insider blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017 Media Dinner (7 February 2017)
*  Welcome, $RootsTech! (8 February 2017)
*  Black History Month (8 February 2017)
*  Family History Enhances Lives - #RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)
*  AncestryDNA Kit Available for $49 at #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Watch #RootsTech 2017 Live: Friday Schedule (9 February 2017)
*  Tabernacle Choir Provides Enchanting Evening for #RootsTech (9 February 2017)
*  Watch #RootsTech 2017 Live: Saturday Schedule (10 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton – The Power of Storytelling - #RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Watch Ancestry.com’s Crista Cowan Live Today at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)

*  Tim Sullivan Announces AncestryDNA Genetic Communities at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  The Cake Boss at #RootsTech 2017 (11 February 2017)
*  Steve Rockwood at #RootsTech: Personal Trees, Partners, Provender (13 February 2017)
*  Friday was African Heritage Day at #RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  Robert Kehrer's Industry Trends and Outlook -- #RootsTech (16 February 2017)
*  Passionate Genealogist is Core - Tim Sullivan at #RootsTech (21 February 2017)
*  Town Hall Meeting at #RootsTech – Records Edition (22 February 2017)
*  Town Hall Meeting at #RootsTech – Tree Edition (23 February 2017)

8)  Writers on the RootsTech Blog:

*  Learning Rookie Smarts from Liz Wiseman by Linda Clyde (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day in Review: The Innovator Summit by Lizz Miller (8 February 2017)

9)  Writers on the Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems blog:

*  RootsTech 2017: Come Celebrate 10 Years with Us! by Amie Tennant (8 February 2017)

10)  Christine Woodcock on the Scottish Genealogy Tips and Tidbits blog:

*  RootsTech Is Off To A Great Start (8 February 2017)
*  The Week That Was (15 February 2017)
*  A Conversation With Findmypast (18 February 2017)
*  MyHertiage After Party at RootsTech (19 February 2017)

11)  Renee Zamora on Renee's Genealogy Blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Day One Activities (7 February 2017)
*  What Happened Today at the RootsTech 2017 Innovator Summit (8 February 2017)
*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)

12)  Laura Hedgecock on the Treasure Chest of Memories blog:

*  #RootsTech 2017: Excitement is in the Air (7 February 2017)
*  Exciting New Apps for Family Storytellers (10 February 2017)
*  What LeVar Burton Taught Us About Storytelling Made Us Cry (21 February 2017)

13)  Devon Noel Lee on the A Patient Genealogist blog:

*  What will Liz Say at RootsTech? (8 February 2017)
*  Interview with RootsTech winner Bill Nelson of OldNewsUSA (11 February 2017)
*  Capturing Personal History with Emberall (15 February 2017)
*  International Exhibitors Increase Presence at RootsTech (15 February 2017)

14)  Lynn Broderick on the The Single Leaf blog:

*  RootsTech Begins Today with the Innovator Summit (8 February 2017)
*  Kunta is at the Palace for RootsTech 2017! (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 is Headed Towards the End Zone for a Celebration (11 February 2017)

15)  Travis LeMaster on the TJL Genes - Preserving Our Family History blog

*  At My First RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  My Day at RootsTech -- Thursday (9 February 2017)
*  My Day at RootsTech -- Friday (10 February 2017)
* My Day at RootsTech - Saturday (11 February 2017)

16)  Writers on the National  Institute for Genealogical Studies blog:

*  Join Us at RootsTech 2017 (8 February 2017)

17)  Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog:

*  Keynotes at RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  Innovator Showdown Semi-Finals (8 February 2017)
*  No Matches (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day 1 (10 February 2017)
*  Interview Overload (10 February 2017)
*  Innovator Showdown Winners (11 February 2017)
*  Hoarse and Happy (12 February 2017)
*  A New Genea Lovesong for Valentine's Day (13 February 2017)

18)  Jenny Joyce on the Jennyology blog:

*  The New Family Discovery Experience (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Innovator Summit (10 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton's session brings us all to tears (10 February 2017)
*  Our Genealogy is Coming Alive Through Our DNA (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Expo Hall (12 February 2017)

19)  Ruby Baird on the Ruby's Genealogy Ramblings blog:

*  RootsTech Day 1: Innovators Summit (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Days 2-3 (10 February 2017)

20)  Miles Meyer on Miles' Genealogy Tips blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 1 (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 2 (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 3 (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Day 4 (11 February 2017)

21)  Writers on the In-Depth Genealogy blog:

*  Win Awesome Prizes at RootsTech (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Exhibit Hall Wanderings by Michelle Goodrum (22 February 2017)

22)  Paul and Caroline Brooks on the Twile Blog:

*  Twile at RootsTech 2017! (8 February 2017)
*  Our Five Highlights From RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)

23)  Kathryn Lake Hogan on the Looking4Ancestors blog:

*  Looking4Ancestors at Rootsweb 2017with Property Brothers (9 February 2017)

24)  Dave Dowell on the Dr. D. Digs Ancestors blog:

*  The Innovation Showdown Finalists Are.... (9 February 2017)
*  The Winning Innovators for 2017 Are (11 February 2017)

25)  Shannon Combs-Bennett on the Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian blog:

*  RootsTech keynote gets a renovation with the Property Brothers (9 February 2017)
*  MyHeritage Announcements From RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  Bill Bennett, VP Marketing from FindMyPast, spoke on Friday morning at RootsTech and unveiled their new project: Catholic Heritage Archive.  (11 February 2017)
*  Meeting My Childhood Reading Friend (11 February 2017)

26)  Kirsty Gray on the Family Wise Ltd. blog:

*  Heading to RootsTech and Day Zero (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Day One .... What a Day! (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech .... The Fun Continues .... (12 February 2017)
*  What We Learnt at RootsTech (18 February 2017)

27)  Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog:

*  Not JUST Streaming! (9 February 2017)
*  Another RootsTech Serendipity (11 February 2017)
*  DNA Doings in 2017 (12 February 2017)

28)  Scott Fisher on the Extreme Genes blog:

*  RootsTech Is Underway In Salt Lake City, Utah! (9 February 2017)

29)  Russ Worthington on the Family Tree Maker Users blog:

*  Family Tree Maker 2017 (10 February 2017)

30)  Alona Tester on the Lone Tester HQ blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 -- Behind the Scenes Set-Up (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- An Overview (18 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - A Few Words From the Autograph Book (18 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 -- The People You Meet (18 February 2017)

31)  Jamie Mayhew on the Branches of my Family blog:

*  RootsTech Like No Other Conference You've Ever Attended.  (9 February 2017)
*  Friday at RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  RootsTech -- The Experience (16 February 2017)

32)  Lara Diamond on the Lara's Jewnealogy blog:

*  RootsTech 2017, Part 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday) (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017, Part 2 (Thursday) (11 February 2017)
*  Reclaim the Records -- An Interview (12 February 2017)

33)  Writer of the MyCanvas Blog:

*  MyCanvas at RoosTech 2017 (10 February 2017)

34)  Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog:

*  Breaking Genealogy News from the RootsTech Conference (10 February 2017)

35)  Dick Eastman on the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (10 February 2017)
*  A Report from RootsTech2017, with Pictures (13 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Session videos NOW Available (20 February 2017)
*  MyHeritage's Party at RootsTech (20 February 2017)
*  The EOGN Dinner After RootsTech (20 February 2017)
*  The Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage (21 February 2017)

36)  Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog:

*  “Those are my people”: LeVar Burton and African Heritage Day at RootsTech 2017 (10 February 2017)
*  Get Your “Rookie Smarts” On: Liz Wiseman and Buddy Valastro at RootsTech 2017 (16 February 2017)
*  Gathering Strength From the Past – Hank Smith at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  Making Family History in the Kitchen: RootsTech 2017 (20 February 2017)

37)  Leland Meitzler on the GenealogyBlog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (11 February 2017)

38)  Kitty Cooper on the Kitty Cooper's Blog:

*  My RootsTech Wrap-up (12 February 2017)

39)  Michelle Goodrum on The Turning of Generations blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 and Innovator Summit - Wednesday Summary (8 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - A Look Back at Thursday (9 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 - Friday's Threes (10 February 2017)
*  Saturday at RootsTech 2017 (12 February 2017)

40)  Jill Ball on the GeneaDictionary blog.:

*  RotsTech (12 February 2017)

41)  Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog:

*  What #RootsTech was Like for an #InnovatorShowdown Finalist (13 February 20`17)

42)  Ellen Anderson on the Andersonology blog:

*  Wrapping Up RootsTech 2017 (13 February 2017)

43)  Writers on the GeneaPress blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown by Thomas MacEntee (13 February 2017)

44)  Amy Lenertz on the Raincross Information Services blog:

*  Family History Library Discovery Center Opens (7 February 2017)
*  Dispatches from the RootsTech Media Dinner (8 February 2017)
*  Dispatches From the RootsTech Expo Hall (9 February 2017)
*  Lost and Found: A RootsTech Success Story (10 February 2017)

45)  Writers on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Rundown (14 February 2017)

46)  Nicka Smith on the Who is Nicka Smith? blog:

* A View From RootsTech 2017 (14 February 2017)

47)  Amie Bowser Tennant on the My Kith N Kin blog:

*  RootsTech: The Great Genealogy Pilgrimage (14 February 2017)

48)  Emily Kowalski Schroeder on the Growing Little Leaves blog:

*  A RootsTech 2017 Review (13 February 2017)

49)  Esther on the MyHeritage Blog:

*  We Had a Great Time at RootsTech 2017 (15 February 2017)
*  The Rocking MyHeritage RootsTech After Party (19 February 2017)

50)  Valerie Elkins on the Family Cherished blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Keynote Speakers Review (15 February 2017)

51)  Writers on the Findmypast Blog:

*  RootsTech Recap (15 February 2017)

52)  Eowyn Langholf on the WikiTree Blog:

*  The Corbet-40 Family Reunion (Also known as RootsTech) (15 February 2017)

53)  Terri O'Connell on the Finding Our Ancestors blog:

*  Group Interview: Buddy Valastro (16 February 2017)

54)  David Taylor on The Family Nexus blog:

* RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up (17 February 2017)

55) Diane L. Richard on the Upfront With NGS blog:

*  OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown (17 February 2017)
*  RootsTech 2017 Session Videos NOW Available! #rootstech (290 February 2017)

56)  Banai Feldstein on The Ginger Jewish Genealogist blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up (16 February 2017)

57)  Tahitia on the Future Learn blog:

*  Tahitia's RootsTech Conference Diary (15 February 2017)

58)  Becky Jamison on the Grace and Glory blog:

*  Taking time to thank a friend who works behind the scenes at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  The signage at RootsTech were works of art (17 February 2017)
*  Family, Friends and Cousins meet up at RootsTech 2017 (17 February 2017)
*  Memorable Quotes from the RootsTech 2017 Conference (17 February 2017)
*  Our Family Connections to RootsTech Speakers (18 February 2017)

59)  Writer of the Hound on the Hunt blog:

*  News From Roots Tech 2017 & A Free Record Weekend from Ancestry (17 February 2017)

60)  Jennie Fairs on the Family Leaves and Branches blog:

*  Pre-RootsTech and Salt Lake ity (18 February 2017)

61)  Jen Thorpe on the Family Tree.com blog:

*  ROOTSTECH 2017 ANNOUNCES INNOVATOR SHOWDOWN SEMIFINALISTS (8 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE WEDNESDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (19 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE THURSDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (20 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE FRIDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (21 February 2017)
*  WATCH THE SATURDAY SESSIONS FROM ROOTSTECH 2017 (22 February 2017)

62)  Thomas MacEntee on the GeneaBloggers blog:

*  RootsTech 2017 Session Videos Now Available! (19 February 2017)

63)  Tony Proctor on the Parallax View blog:

*  Feeding the Trees (15 February 2017)

64)  Cheryl Hudson Passey on the Carolina Girl Genealogy blog:

*  MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party 2017 ~ The Video (19 February 2017)
*  Tuesday Before RootsTech~The Fun Begins! (21 February 2017)
*  Wednesday at Rootstech 2017-Inspiration, Friends and Fun! (22 February 2017)
*  Thursday at RootsTech 2017~Tradition, Connection and Song (23 February 2017)

65)  Lilian Magill on the Lilian's Tree blog:

*  Let's Get This Show on the Road! (9 February 2017)
*  What a Day!!!!! (10 February 2017)
*  Friday at RootsTech (11 February 2017)
*  Saturday at RootsTech (13 February 2017)
*  The People You Meet (13 February 2017)
*  Goodies From RootsTech (23 February 2017)

66)  Janine Adams on the Organize Your Family History blog:

*  Some RootsTech sessions available to watch on demand (21 February 2017)

67)  Genealogy Jen on the Repurposed Genealogy blog:

*  My RootsTech Recap and Focus on My Future (15 February 2017)

68)  Rachel J. Trotter on the Evalogue.Life blog:

*  Vai Sikahema Feels the Spirit of Family History, Tells His Story (14 February 2017)
*  The Property Brothers were Born to Work Together (13 February 2017)
*  LeVar Burton Shares Family Stories, Journey to Success (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Round Up: Family Discovery Day (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Round Up Saturday: What’s your Food DNA? (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup Friday: What’s in a Name? (12 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup Thursday: What’s Your DNA? (11 February 2017)
*  Liz Wiseman on Rocking Life like a Rookie (10 February 2017)
*  RootsTech Roundup: Wednesday’s Innovator Summit (10 February 2017)

69)  The writer of the Paper & Roots Genealogy blog:

*  RootsTech Family History Conference – My Experience & Recommendations! (19 February 2017)

70)  Ruth Blair on The Passionate Genealogist blog:

*  My Adventures at RootsTech -- The Preamble (22 February 2017)
*  My Adventures at RootsTech – The Kick-off – Innovator Summit (23 February 2017)

71)  Alison Taylor on the Pictures and Stories blog:

*  WE ARE ALL CONNECTED: A MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE AT ROOTSTECH 2017 (21 February 2017)

72)  Janice M. Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog:

*  RootsTech Ruminations (22 February 2017)

 If I have not included your blog posts, please let me know in Comments to this post and I will be glad to add them.

I will post-date this post so as to keep it at the top of Genea-Musings for a week.

Last Updated:  23 February 2017, 4 p.m. PST


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seavers in the News -- Charles H. Seaver Dies in His Hotel Room

It's time for the next installment of Seavers in the News.  This is a fairly random selection - a Seaver makes a newspaper, and I try to figure out what else I know about this person in the news.

This week's entry is from the Edwardsville [Illinois] Intelligencer newspaper dated 21 November 1908, on page 3.


The transcription of this article is:

"Traveling Man Found Dead.

"Zanesville, O., Nov. 21 -- Seated upright in a chair by the side of his bed, the body of Charles H. Seaver, a traveling salesman of Jackson, Mich., was found in a room of his hotel in this city.  Death probably was caused by heart disease."

The source citation for this article is:

"Traveling Man Found Dead," Edwardsville [Illinois] Intelligencer, 21 November 1908, Page 3, column 5, Charles H. Seaver death notice; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 February 2017), Newspapers and Publications collection.

Who was Charles H. Seaver?  I have 29 persons in my database identified as a Charles H. (or an H middle name) Seaver.  Only one was residing in Jackson county, Michigan in the 1900 U.S. census, and he has 1908 as a death date on his gravestone seen on Find A Grave.

Charles H. Seaver (1840-1908) was born January 1840 in New York, the son of Alonzo D. and Sophiah Asbury (Fuller) Seaver.  He married Eulalia Hayes (1850-1930) in about 1868 in New York, and they had six children (Cora, Cota, Lorena, Bertha, Jessie, and one more) between 1870 and 1886.  In the 1900 U.S. census, his occupation is listed as a salesman.

This newspaper article provided an approximate death date and death place for my database.  Every little bit helps, doesn't it?

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1646 Birth Record of Nathaniel Whitney (1646-1733) in Watertown, Mass: -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #353

This week's treasure is the 1646 birth record of Nathaniel Whitney, son of John and Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney, in the Watertown, Massachusetts town records:


The birth record:



The transcription of the birth record is:

"[1646] B Nathanell whetny the Sonn of
John & Ruth whetny borne the
1 d - 12 m"

Note that "1646" is at the top of the page.  February was the 12th month, so Nathaniel was born 1 February 1646/7.  Note also the old-style "h" which is fairly unique - in "Nathanell," "Ruth," "the."  But not in "John" or "whetny" for some reason.  

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 July 2014), "Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 19 (image 128 of 3991), Nathanell Whetny birth entry; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

Nathaniel Whitney was the third child and second son of John Whitney (1621-1692) and Ruth Reynolds (1623-1706).  He married Sarah Hagar (1651-1722) in Watertown in 1674, and they had 8 children between 1676 and 1700.  I am descended from their son, William Whitney (1683-1719).

Nathaniel and Sarah (Hagar) Whitney are my 7th great-grandparents.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dear Randy: How Do You Update All Your Online Trees?

Genea-Musings reader Joan asked in email:  "I have often wondered how you update all your trees on the different programs you use.  Since Family Tree Maker is the only one that presently syncs with Ancestry and you have said that your main tree is on RootsMagic, I can't imagine that you re-enter all your data by hand for each one. Do you create a new GEDCOM  or tree file every time?"

My response was:


I don't update my online trees very often.  I occasionally add a family to my July 2014 Ancestry tree, or I create a new Ancestry tree for a specific family line in order to get Hints for that line.  Same for MyHeritage - my tree there is from 2011.  I have a tree on Findmypast also, and it generates some Hints.  


I do add data into FamilySearch Family Tree from RootsMagic, and often add content to RootsMagic from the FSFT.  I submitted some ancestral family data to WikiTree, Geni and WeRelate years ago, but not the entire database.  I don't update the information on those trees, unless there is an error.

The purpose of the online trees is twofold:

1) To create Hints so I can add content to my RootsMagic database.  I work through Hints almost every day and add content and sources to the RootsMagic database.  Ancestry is still providing Hints to my 2014 tree - 10 to 100 new Hints a day for several persons in the tree - they don't do them all at once.  MyHeritage did all the Record Matches for all of my tree persons some time ago, and they occasionally update them when they add new databases.  I'm working through the MyHeritage Matches one database at a time. 

2)  To serve as cousin bait so that other researchers might find information and, hopefully, be willing to share information with me about their ancestral family lines.  Since I have over 4,500 Seaver persons in my online family trees, many of the queries I get via email and blog comments are for Seaver persons.  This gives me an opportunity to share information about their Seaver line, and often they share descendant information and correct errors I might have about their ancestral families. This occurs less often for my other ancestral surnames like Carringer, Vaux, Auble, Dill and Buck. 

When RootsMagic can synchronize my tree with an Ancestry Member Tree, then I will upload a new tree and sync with it, but I will keep my older Hint tree because it is still sprouting Hints.  I plan to use RootsMagic as my master tree software program, at least until something better comes along.  If I can search Ancestry from within RootsMagic and easily capture the record image, that will be a big help, although I don't want to crap up the RootsMagic tree with Ancestry source citations.  

I would also welcome the ability to sync my RootsMagic tree with my MyHeritage tree, with my Findmypast tree, with Geni, with WikiTree, etc.  Ideally, there would be one button to push to update all of the online family trees with my RootsMagic tree.  I won't hold my breath for that capability since it is probably years away.

At some time, I anticipate that RootsMagic and other genealogy software programs will be available for a yearly fee in the Cloud on the Internet.  I will move to the cloud-based program when the features are equal or better than the current desktop software programs.  

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Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show - Episode 179 Show Notes

Scott Fisher hosts a weekly podcast and radio show (48 radio stations) called "Extreme Genes" and he is sharing his show notes with geneabloggers.  You can find his podcast archive and latest episode at http://www.extremegenes.com.


Here is the short version of his show notes from Episode 179, which highlights RootsTech 2017 activity:
"Host Scott Fisher is joined by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open the show with Family Histoire News including the recent experience of a friend of David’s who actually was under Trinity Church in New York as his ancestors’ remains were being moved! Next, Fisher and David talk about the recent discovery of a “priests hole” in an old English manor. What does it mean and what is the significance? They’ll explain. Then it’s a new discovery concerning Abraham Lincoln, a veteran of the Black Hawk War. Hear about Mary Todd Lincoln’s government request concerning her husband’s service. And finally, David begins his spotlight on genealogical blogs. This week’s is Melanie McComb’s 'The Shamrock Genealogist'  https://theshamrockgenealogist.blogspot.com/  David also shares a new youth blog for young genealogists, The NextGen Genealogy Network  http://www.tnggn.org/
"The guys are fresh off the four day RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, so David sticks around (starts at 10:38) as they cover some of the things they learned there, including at least one major announcement by a major company, the new FamilySearch Discovery Center at Salt Lake’s Family History Library and David’s take on Living DNA among many other highlights.
"Then (starts at 24:16), Kate Eakman, Senior Researcher for LegacyTree.com visits with Fisher about your immigrant ancestors and what you may find in their Social Security records. It’s a source you may not have thought about! 
"Then it’s Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, the Preservation Authority, reviewing the Innovators Showdown at RootsTech and this year’s winning entries. Every year it’s something new!
"That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!"
I enjoy Scott's show, and try to listen each week while doing something on the computer like data entry.

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Our Catalina Visit in 2011 - Post 3: Post 452 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Linda and I had a weekend getaway in December 2011 for her birthday - we drove to Long Beach on a Friday, took the catamaran boat to Catalina, stayed two nights in a hotel, and returned home to San Diego on Sunday.  We took some pictures...

1)  Linda at the wharf about to go back to reality:




2)  A view of Avalon harbor with the casino in the background:


3)  The catamaran from Long Beach on its way to the wharf:


4)  The Catalina Express catamaran at the wharf:


5)  Randy and Linda ready to board the catamaran:


That'sd it for the Catalina photographs...I wonder what else I have from 2011?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dear Randy: What Did You Learn About RootsMagic Syncing at RootsTech 2017?

A society colleague asked me this question because we have been discussing it at our monthly San Diego Genealogical Society RootsMagic User Group (our next meeting is Saturday, 25 February at 10:30 a.m. at the San Diego FamilySearch Library (4175 Camino del Rio South, San Diego CA).  .


My direct answer is:  Not much news from RootsMagic.  I talked to Bruce Buzbee and he said they are working with the Ancestry-provided API for syncing with an Ancestry Member Tree.  He did not provide a firm release date for the feature, nor did he describe the capability in any detail.  Bruce wants the sync feature to work well right out of the gate.

I wrote Family Tree Maker 2017 Software Announced at #RootsTech on 9 February 2017, and the important feature to me was:

*  FamilySync:  An upgrade from TreeSync.  FamilySync is our version of the new technology replacing TreeSync.  Families will love the new ability to sync multiple copies of FTM to one Ancestry tree.

I talked a bit to Jack Minsky, the owner and developer of FTM 2017, and he demonstrated how FTM 2017 will work.  He said it will be a synchronization of a complete FTM tree with an Ancestry Member Tree (AMT), with sync to that AMT available from multiple computers (desktop, laptop, relatives, etc.).  

Assuming that the Ancestry API is not unique to Family Tree Maker, I believe that the RootsMagic synchronization with an Ancestry Member Tree will be similar to the FTM sync - a complete RootsMagic tree with an Ancestry Member Tree.  

Previously, I had speculated that the RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker sync with an Ancestry Member Tree would be similar to the current RootsMagic sync with the FamilySearch Family Tree - one person, one event or relationship at a time.  I now believe that my speculation was wrong.

I look forward to the day when I can synchronize my RootsMagic file with my Ancestry Member Tree, my MyHeritage tree, my Findmypast tree, an AmericanAncestors tree (not yet available), the FamilySearch Family Tree, WikiTree, Geni World Tree, etc. from within RootsMagic - just by pressing the right button or link.  A dream?

I also look forward to being able to access those trees and have them provide record hints or matches directly to RootsMagic - just click and the relationship, event, source citation (in EE form?) and media are integrated into my RootsMagic database.  A dream?  Probably, but it's mine!

Off the soapbox...I can hardly wait!

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#RootsTech 2017 MyHeritage Rocking After-Party Video

MyHeritage has written a blog post about their After-Party on Friday of RootsTech 2017 - see  https://blog.myheritage.com/2017/02/the-rocking-myheritage-rootstech-after-party/

There is also a short video of the party in the blog post - see below (it's only two minutes long):



This was a fun evening - I'm in the video with some of my genea-friends - can you find me?

The photos on the blog post give you some idea of the hall and the party yoo.

My thanks to Gilad Japhet and the MyHeritage team for hosting the party and sharing the video.

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1900 U.S. Census Record for Elijah McKnew Household in San Francisco, California

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1900 United States Census record for the Elijah McKnew household enumerated in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California:

The Elijah and Henry McKnew households, located at 4131 and 4137 19th Street, respectively in Assembly District 34 of San Francisco:



The extracted information for the Elijah P. McKnew family is:


*  Elijah P. McKnew - head of household, white, male, born Mar 1837, age 63, married, for 35 years, born Maryland, parents born Maryland/Maryland, no occupation, can read, write and speak English, owns home with a mortgage
*  Jane McKnew - wife, white, female, born Aug 1847, age 52, married, for 35 years, 11 children born, 11 living, born Australia, parents born England/England, immigrated in 1850, resident of US for 50 years, no occupation, can read, write and speak English
*  Bell A. McKnew - daughter, white, female, born Feb 1882, age 18, single, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, no occupation, can read, write and speak English
*  Edna C. McKnew - daughter, white, female, born Mar 1884, age 16, single, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, a milliner, can read, write and speak English
*  May J. McKnew - daughter, white, female, born May 1886, age 14, single, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, no occupation, can read, write and speak English
*  Leland J. McKnew - son, white, male, born June 1889, age 10, single, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, at school, can read, write and speak English
*  Gladys H. McKnew - daughter, white, female, born Aug 1891, age 8, single, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, at school

The extracted information for the Henry L. McKnew family is:

*  Henry L. McKnew - head of household, white, male, born Dec 1870, age 29, married 8 years, born California, parents born Maryland/Australia, a teamster, can read, write and speak English. rents house
*  Annie Mcknew - wife, white, female, born Apr 1872, age 28, married 8 years, one child born, one child living, born California, parents born Vermont/Sweden, no occupation, can read, write and speak English
*  Henry L. McKnew - son, white, male, born May 1900, age 0/12, single, born California, parents born California/California

The source citation for the Elijah P. McKnew household is:

1900 United States Federal Census, San Francisco County, California, Population Schedule, Assembly District 34, Enumeration District 104, Page 8A, Dwelling #133, Family #175, Elijah P. McKnew household; online database with digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 July 2009), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T623, Roll 103.

Elijah P. and Jane (Whittle) McKnew had 11 children, but only the last five are in the census record with their parents.  The first six are Allethia Jane (McKnew) Runnels (1867-1959), Alfred Rodney McKnew (1869-1943), Henry Lee McKnew (1970-1934), Alice Louise (McKnew) Hayes (1872-1959), Lilly M. (McKnew) Olsen (1876-1958), and George Morgan McKnew (1879-1944).  All but George Morgan McKnew were married in 1900 and are in other enumerations.

Elijah Pickrell McKnew and Jane (Whittle) McKnew are my wife's great-grandparents;  her grandmother is Edna Catherine (McKnew) Schaffner (1884-1974), who married Paul Frederick Schaffner (1879-1934) in 1906 in San Francisco.

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