Monday, July 19, 2021

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 19 July 2021

Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past two weeks.

1)  Participated in Mondays With Myrt today and contributed little, and had to leave early to deal with Linda's move.  We discussed "The Repair Shop" on BBC One, John Boeren's WikiTree challenge results, WikiTree vs. FamilySearch Family Tree, Pat Kuhn's packet of family research, Myrt's Journal for her daughter's wedding, Frank's ancestral home photo and Ancestry's German telephone books, and the floods in Europe and collapse in Miami.

3)  AncestryDNA added 46 new DNA matches this past week, with 1 new ThruLines and  MyHeritage added 6 new DNA matches.   Reviewed the new DNA matches on  AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added Notes to 3 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known shared ancestors, and added 0 ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

4)  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 43,225 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 63).

5)  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 64,365 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 65), and 139.803 source citations (up 140).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree one time the past week updating 92 profiles, and I resolved 603 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 153,945 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

6)  Wrote 10 Genea-Musings blog posts the past week, of which one was a press release.  The most viewed post the past two weeks was Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 12 July 2021 with over 283 views.   

7)  Set off iDrive to capture all of the files on my new desktop computer.  Only 208,500 files - it it is hour 18 of 31 of uploading the files at this writing.  hopefully it successfully finishes by tomorrow morning.  

8)  I am still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 70 of COVID-19 isolation.  Linda is still at the convalescent hospital (19 days now) and has made little progress with physical therapy for her left hip and leg.  She will be discharged, according to Medicare rules, on Tuesday because she is not making progress.  Daughter Lori came down on Wednesday to help select the preferred memory care facility for Linda - we visited four on Thursday and decided on one on Friday. Arrangements to move her on Tuesday were made.  We reviewed many photographs of Linda with the grandkids and Lori made two photo frame collections for Linda's new room.  The Padres season continues, and the Padres are now 55-41 (2-1 the past week).  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday. 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.


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1 comment:

Bill said...

Hi Randy

I've been using iDrive as a cloud backup for our 2 home computers for about 6 years and have been pleased with it. Thankfully have never had to use it :-) I use Apple's Time Machine for my local backup and have periodically had to pull a file or two from there that I'd inadvertently deleted or messed up.

Best wishes,
Bill Greggs