Monday, May 31, 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 31 May 2021

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) General Meeting in a Zoom Meeting last Wednesday with 58 attendees.  Judy J. Russell was the program speaker presenting "No Vitals, No Problem! Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence -- A Family For Isabella."  This was a big hit with all of the attendees!

2)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of my 7th great-grandmother #597 Sarah (Nutting) (Farnsworth) Stone (1663-1717) of Groton, Massachusetts  for my 52 Ancestors post on Friday. 

4)  AncestryDNA added 85 new DNA matches this past week, with 0 new ThruLines, and  MyHeritage added 20 new DNA matches.   Reviewed the new DNA matches on  AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added Notes to 14 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known shared ancestors, and added 3 ThruLines to RootsMagic.  Ran the MyHeritage AutoCluster again to try to group the matches in my spreadsheet.

5)  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 42,399 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 162).

6)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and source citations to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 63,504 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 191), and 138,216 source citations (up 329).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree twice this week updating 348 profiles, and I resolved 1,126 Ancestry Hints.I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 151,836 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

7)  Wrote 19 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which three were press releasees.  The most viewed post last week was  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - Tuesday, 25 May 2021 with over 317 views.  

8)  We are still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 63 of COVID-19 isolation.  The Padres season continues, and they are now 34-20.  We watched the 7 games on TV.  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday.  I went to the dermatologist for my yearly checkup, and she found basal cell cancer on my ear and I will have surgery; she also shot liquid nitrogen on my head a number of times for pre-cancerous bumps. We went to indoor church on Sunday and sat in the vaccinated and maskless section.  Other than that, it was stay-at-home on the computer doing (mainly) genealogy, plus eating, sleeping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, and a little yard work (one of the Cecil Bruner rose is doing well!.


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