Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 28 September 2020

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

1)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society member Zoom webinar  with Judy G. Russell on "The Ethical Genealogist."on Saturday.  

2)  Participated in Mondays With Myrt today.  We discussed the different historical calendars, Berlin historical maps, cemeteries vs. graveyards, headstone preservation, the Library of congress Newspaper Navigator, the "7 generations in 1 ancestor list," sewing machines and telling family stories.

3)  Created a "7 Generations in 1" ancestor list for my own ancestry, colorized by birth country.
4)  Watched one Family Tree Webinar -- Finding New Cousins and Building Your Family Tree with DNA, by Anne Young.

5)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of 7th great-grandmother #559 Deborah (Wight) Boyden (1685-1730) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  

7)  Added Notes to 10 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known common ancestors.  Ancestry added 55 new DNA matches this past week.  MyHeritage added 18 new DNA matches.    Reviewed the 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 37,689 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 168).

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 59,123 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 133), and 126,493 source citations (up 128).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree twice this week updating 2616 profiles, and I resolved 940 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 134,995 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.    

11)  Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which two were press releases.  The most popular post last week was Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your "7 Generations in 1" Chart with over 298 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.  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 started a new mystery book.  My Padres finished 37-23 for the season, and start the playoffs on Wednesday.


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Anne Young said...

Oh, I was so excited to read number 4. Thank you :)

Alex Daw said...

Randy - your productivity knows no bounds and I am in awe of your accomplishments. Great work!