Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 19 January 2020

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

1)  Watched one Family Tree Webinar video - 10 Must-Have MyHeritage Databases by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

2)  Participated in Mondays With Myrt today.  We discussed the Microsoft Windows 10 flaw, Chromebooks, Nathan Goodwin's new book, the DearMyrtle seminar in Whittier on 1/25, for mailing lists, FamilyHistoryShow in Bristol on 2/8, kicksleds in Norway, the TNA document restrictions, the Mining Ancestry tool, copyright of presentations. 

3)  Moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group on Wednesday, with 16 in attendance.  I discussed genealogy news for the last two months, my own research, and the attendees shared their activities.  

4)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of 7th great-grandfather #524 Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  

6)  Added Notes to about 15 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known common ancestors, and added one ThruLine to the RootsMagic family tree database.

7)  Downloaded the preliminary Mayflower Society application and filled it out, then emailed it to my contact in the California society. 

8) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 34,211 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up from 34,011).

9)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 55,936 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 137) , and 114,730 source citations (up 384).   I TreeShared thrice this week updating 331 profiles, and I resolved 723 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 122,656 to be resolved, but I work on them weekly.    

10) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which three were press releases.  The most popular post last week was Amanuensis Monday -- 1796 Deed of Simon Gates to Lucas Dunn in Worcester County, Massachusetts with over  1181 views.  


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