Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 18 June 2018

Here are some of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Subscribed (finally) to, starting with a seven day free trial.  
I am methodically going through the names in my ancestor list, and my CVGS project list, and have found many useful articles, and posted one of them on Genea-Musings.  

2)   Moderated the CVGS Research Group on Wednesday, with 12 in attendance.  I discussed the SCGS Jamboree, search problems, and using MyHeritage DNA matches. The others dscussed their research and DNA challenges and successes.

3)  Linda's brother Paul asked me about their 23andMe DNA matches, and I reviewed their results with him via email.  I also downloaded Linda's raw data and uploaded it to MyHeritage, which produced over 3,000 matches within five days. 

4)  Transcribed another Henry White deed from Killingly, Connecticut, which I collected at the Family History Library in late February, and used it for Amanuensis Monday this week.

5)  Edited my two July presentations for SDGS again and started work on the syllabi.  I then have two more presentations to prepare for the end of September at CVGS.

6)  Participated in today's Mondays With Myrt discussion webinar.  We discussed the 1939 Register, dealing with duplicate profiles in software, backing up trees, Family Tree Maker sync problems, Ancestry server transition to Amazon Web Service, benefits of desktop vs. online trees, AmericanAncestors Mayflower database, the MyHeritage breach, RootsFinder, and more.  

7)  Made more progress on my genealogy project - I am researching the ancestry of a local personality, and will present what I find at the CVGS Family History Day in September.  I TreeShared and worked through one session of adding Ancestry Hints to the RootsMagic tree, which has grown to 352 persons with 866 citations.  I need to go to the FamilySearch Library this Saturday to find English parish records on digital microfilm to show in the presentation.  

8) There were two sessions working in RootsMagic to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other database families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 24,128 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 50,179 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 94,495 source citations.   I TreeShared twice during the last week.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 64,175 waiting to be resolved, but I'm working on them.

9)  Have 290 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 289 last week), 900 4th cousins or closer (up from 897 last week), and 834 pages (over 41,650 matches with at least 5 cM) (was 829 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 13 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 100 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 100 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  I have 20 DNA Circles (was 20 last week).  My ethnicity estimate has not been modified yet.

10)  Have 3,970 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 3,935 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.12%), with 22 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 22 last week).  I have three close relatives, one a first cousin once removed, and two first cousins twice removed.  The highest match is 512 cM (7.1%).

11)  Have 979 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (I had 1,037 last week) who share at least 0.10% with me.  The two closest relatives are third cousins.  Of these, only 2 share 1.0% or more, and 45 share 0.50% or more (was 45 last week), with the highest match being 1.54%. My highest match is an adoptee.  I struggle to find out anything about most of these testers.

12)  Have 2,671 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,654 last week) who share 0.25% (18 cM) or more, with the highest match being 96 cM (1.42%).  I have 12 who share at least 1.0% (68 cM) with me, and 1,444 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,435 last  week) with me.

13) Wrote 19 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which one was a press release.  The most popular post last week was "Genealogy News Bytes - 15 June 2018" with over 215 views.  I


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