Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 10 August 2020

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

1)  Attended the 1 August Chula Vista Genealogical Society board meeting where we decided to expand our Zoom program offerings to other San Diego societies.  Wrote, edited and published via email the August 2020 edition of the CVGS Newsletter.

2)  Watched the San Diego Genealogical Society program Zoom webinar on Saturday, with Marshall Clow and Claire McKarns in two sessions.

3)  Participated in Mondays With Myrt today.  We discussed the MyHeritage search improvements, JewishGen, the Ancestry sale, British Newspaper Archive, personal history and memories, Zoom bombing, and Zoom meetings.

4)  Watched one Family Tree Webinar -- "Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage Mysteries" by Michelle Leonard.  Lots of great techniques and tips here.

5)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of 7th great-grandfather #552 John Plimpton  (1680-1730) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  

6)  Transcribed the 1704 Division of the real estate of Joseph Clark (1642-1702) of Medfield, Mass.  for Amanuensis Monday.  The real estate totaled £775.

7)  Added 1 AncestryDNA ThruLine to my RootsMagic tree, and added Notes to 4 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known common ancestors.  Ancestry added 78 new DNA Matches this past week.  Reviewed new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

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 36,918 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 14).

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 58,543 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 8), and 125,400 source citations (up 259).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree one time this week updating 132 profiles, and I resolved 776 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 132,193 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.    

10)  Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which three were a press release.  The most popular post last week was Blackstone to Acquire for $4.7 Billion - My Comments with over 562 views.  

11)  We are still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much.  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday, and it wasn't too busy.  Church opened again with an outside service and we attended on Sunday.  Linda had a dentist appointment on Tuesday and an eye appointment on Thursday and I got a haircut on Tuesday.  Other than that, it was stay-at-home on the computer doing genealogy, eating, sleeping and a little yard work, watching the Padres games, and reading a book I read a portion of back in 2002.


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