Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 9 July 2018

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

1)   Attended the Family History Day Committee meeting and Board Meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society on Wednesday.  I provided an update on the two presentations I'm giving on FHD and on my activities as Research Chairman and Newsletter Editor for the society.  

2)  Wrote, edited, published and mailed the July 2018 edition of the 10-page CVGS Newsletter.  

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3)  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.

4)  Took part in the Mondays With Myrt webinar today.  We discussed JoyFlips (with Tami Mize), the "inferred child" feature on Ancestry census records, the Evidence Explained web site problems and Facebook page, with a discussion of the Evidence and Process Analysis map.  We also discussed how to save our photos, stories, sources and notes in software and in FamilySearch Family Tree.  I used my grandfather's profile as an example.

5)  Made more progress on my genealogy research 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 trying to collect record images for the ancestors, adding source citations and notes to the profiles.  I TreeShared twice and worked through one session of adding Ancestry Hints to the RootsMagic tree, which has grown to 418 persons with 1117 citations.   I still need to go to the FamilySearch Library to find more English and German records for the presentation.

6) There were several 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 24,570 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 50,329 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 94,840 source citations.   I TreeShared once during the last week, and resolved Ancestry Hints once.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 67,899 waiting to be resolved, but I'm working on them.

7)  Have 292 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 292 last week), 917 4th cousins or closer (I had 917 last week), and 832 pages (over 41,600 matches with at least 6 cM) (was 851 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 13 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 102 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 102 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.

8)  Have 4,111 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 4,062 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.12%), with 23 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 23 last week).  I have three close relatives, including a first cousin once removed, and two first cousins twice removed.  The highest DNA match is 512 cM (7.1%).

9)  Have 981 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (I had 976 last week) who share at least 0.10% (7 cM) with me.  The two closest relatives are third cousins.  Of these, only 3 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.

10)  Have 2,687 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,685 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 1,452 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,449 last  week) with me.

11) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which two were press releases.  The most popular post last week was "
Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1934 Voter Register for My Carringers in San Diego, California" with over 298 views.  


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