Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri: 10 September 2018

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

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society board meeting and Family History Day committee meeting on Wednesday, 5 September.   Reported on my two talks, the door prizes,  the research group and the September newsletter.

2) Edited the charts in the WDYTYA project presentation researching the ancestry of a local personality, which I will present at the CVGS Family History Day in September with him and his family in attendance.  I worked on this RootsMagic family tree during the week, which now has 587 persons with 1,631 citations.  I TreeShared it once, resolved several pages of Ancestry Hints, and reviewed all of the MyHeritage record matches for the ancestors.

3)  Reviewed and edited the DNA Overview presentation to be given on 29 September at the CVGS Family History Day. 
I also created the syllabus for this talk.

4)  Wrote, edited, published and distributed the September 2018 issue of the CVGS Newsletter. 
The first page highlights the Family History Day activities.

4)  Helped my second cousin understand her AncestryDNA results and to upload her raw data to MyHeritage.  Now we will be able to identify our shared Richmond/White DNA segments.

5)  Watched the "What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Research" by Thomas MacEntee on Family Tree Webinars.  There are a number of excellent "philosophical" and "process" tips here.

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 25,840 of my persons with FSFT.  I now have 50,696 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 95,831 source citations.   I TreeShared twice during the last week, and resolved over 200 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 75,495 waiting to be resolved, but I work on them occasionally.

7)  Have 303 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 303 last week), 973 4th cousins or closer (I had 970 last week), and 883 pages (over 44,100 matches with at least 6 cM) (was 879 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 23 DNA Circles (was 23 last week).  I have 16 matches that are third cousins or closer, and 103 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 103 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  

8)  Have 4,464 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 4,424 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.12%), with 26 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 25 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 992 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (I had 987 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 48 share 0.50% or more (was 47 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 2,768 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,765 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 1,492 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,491 last  week) with me.

11) Wrote 20 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which three were press releases.  The most popular post last week was "
Findmypast Announces Free Weekend - 7th to 10th September 2018" with over 56


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