Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 4 June 2018

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

1)   Wednesday through Saturday were devoted to traveling to and attending the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank.  We returned home on Saturday night.  I wrote up my experiences in:

*  Off to the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree (posted 30 May 2018)
*  Randy at Jamboree 2018 -- Day One (posted 1 June 2018)
 Randy at Jamboree 2018 -- Day Two Photos (posted 1 June 2018)
*  Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Two Activities (posted 2 June 2018)
*  Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Three Photos (posted 2 June 2018)
*  Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Three Activities (posted 3 June 2018)

2)  Made little 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 am still finding first and second cousins of my subject, but have not found any new ancestors for him.    The RootsMagic tree has grown to 292 persons with 662 citations.  I am trying to find English parish records on FamilySearch digital microfilm to show in the presentation.

3) 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 23,689 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 50,074 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 94,251 source citations.   I TreeShared twice during the last week.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 63,100 waiting to be resolved, but I'm working on them.

4)  Have 288 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 286 last week), 893 4th cousins or closer (up from 886 last week), and 822 pages (over 41,050 matches with at least 5 cM) (was 809 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 13 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 99 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 98 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  I have 20 DNA Circles (was 19 last week). Very few of the new matches have an Ancestry Member Tree.

5)  Have 3,878 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 3,824 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%).  Most of my  matches have very small trees with no common ancestors shown.

6)  Have 1,037 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 shares 1.0% or more, and 45 share 0.50% or more (was 45 last week), with the highest match being 1.54%.  I struggle to find out anything about most of these testers.  I am losing matches almost every week.

7)  Have 2,633 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,627 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 1,424 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,431 last  week) with me.  I have had better luck finding shared ancestors here with a few of these testers.

8) Wrote 22 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which two were press releases.  The most popular post last week was "
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Who Is Your Most Recent Unknown Ancestor (MRUA)?"  with over 253 views.  I didn't write a 52 Ancestors post or a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post last week due to the Jamboree.


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