Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday Genea-Pourri - 17 June 2019

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

1)  Moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group meeting on Wednesday, with 11 in attendance.  I discussed the CVGS member survey, and reported on the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree, which had 10 CVGS members attending, and that there will be no Jamboree in 2020.   The attendees described their activities over the last month.

2)  Participated in the Mondays With Myrt webinar today.  Pat discussed her experiences in Norway and at THE Genealogy Show, I talked about Jamboree, Melissa had a vacation to Fort Worth and visited the Archives there, the group discussed mobile apps for traveling, and the Bettinger article in Family Tree Magazine. 

4)  Wrote and posted a biography of 6th great-grandfather #478 Thomas Gach (1702-1770) of Woodbridge, New Jersey  for my 52 Ancestors post on Friday.  

5)  Worked thrice on my second July presentation on Collaborative Big Family Trees, adding about 70 slides this past week.  I'm about 80% done now.  

6)  Watched one  Family Tree Webinar - Tracking Your Digital Breadcrumbs: Bookmarks, Toolbars, Notes, and Other Applications, by Cyndi Ingle.

7)  Reviewed the SCGS Jamboree Syllabus and printed off about 20 articles, and watched several of the SCGS livestreamed presentations.  
8) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 31,268 of my RootsMagic persons with FSFT.

9)  I continue to use Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 53,804 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 105,499 source citations.   I TreeShared once this week updating 237 profiles, and I resolved 332 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 112,303 to be resolved, but I try to work on them weekly.

10) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which one was a press release.  The most popular post last week was 
Changes to Mining Hints by Specific Record Collection - Updated! with over 420 views.


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