Monday, July 5, 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 5 July 2021

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

1)  Tried to host the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) General Meeting in a Zoom Meeting last Wednesday, but the speaker had a time-critical appointment and had to cancel.  We will try to reschedule.

2)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of my 7th great-grandmother #609 Elizabeth (Maynard) Brigham (1673-1733) of Marlborough, Massachusetts  for my 52 Ancestors post on Friday, 25 June.

4)  AncestryDNA added 150 new DNA matches this past two weeks, with 3 new ThruLines (2 probably wrong), and  MyHeritage added 48 new DNA matches.   Reviewed the new DNA matches on  AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added Notes to 8 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known shared ancestors, and added 1 ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

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 43,145 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 232).

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 64,261 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 257), and 139.480 source citations (up 224).   I TreeShared with my Ancestry Member Tree four times the past two weeks updating 411 profiles, and I resolved 952 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 153,909 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

7)  Wrote 25 Genea-Musings blog posts the past two weeks, of which two were a press release.  The most viewed post the past two weeks was The Best Laid Plans - Life Happens with over 653 views.  

8)  As noted in the item 7 link, our life changed significantly on Sunday, 28 June.  We were in Huntington Beach, California visiting our daughter Tami's family, and saw two plays on Saturday and Sunday with our grandchildren acting in Moana. During intermission of Sunday, Linda fell and broke her left hip.  She was transported to the local hospital, and had a hip repair operation on Monday.   She was transferred by ambulance to Chula Vista on Wednesday night and is in a skilled nursing facility at Sharp Hospital only a mile from our home for physical therapy and nursing care.  I can visit for 30-60 minutes each day, but she is unable to put weight on her left leg at this time.

9)  This interrupted the normal and regular genealogy work here in the Genealogy Cave.  In addition, my mouse started acting funny and made it difficult to highlight, copy and paste anything on the desktop computer.  Today, the computer broke down and I have been trying to move the latest files to my external hard drive and USB drive and to iDrive.  At worst, I will lose only one days' files.  I went shopping today at the HP site, the Asus site, Costco and Best Buy looking for a new desktop computer.

10)  Other than the above, I am still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 68 of COVID-19 isolation.  The Padres season continues, and they are now 50-36 (8-4 the past two weeks).  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:

cleaverkin said...

I'm impressed that you've managed to match so much of your database to FamilySearch Family Tree. For me, it seems that once I get back a few generations, the entries have become corrupted, generally by the merging of other people with same name (but who aren't the same person), dragging the other spouses and children along with them. I'd be very interested to hear what sorts of issues you've had with FamilySearch Family Tree, and how you've managed to keep the mappings to your own database sane.