Monday, November 29, 2021

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 29 November 2021

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

1) Hosted and moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society General Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with 61 in attendance.  J. Mark Lowe presented Researching Colonial Virginia and Kentucky from Home."  It was an excellent presentation.  We elected society officers for 2022 after the program.

2) Participated in today's Mondays With Myrt Zoom webinar. We discussed the Zoom update, Census Genie, and "What essential things should you pack for a move?"  I listed computer, heirlooms, wall and album photos, certificate notebook, family papers, books, and financial records.  I had to leave at 9:30 a.m., so don't know what happened after that.

5) AncestryDNA added 31 new DNA matches this past week, with no new ThruLines, and MyHeritage added 10 new DNA matches. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. 

6)  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 46,075 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 60).

7) 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 67,436 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 49 from last week), and 143,493 source citations (up 72). I TreeShared 139 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 593 Ancestry Hints. My new Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 22,584 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

8) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts the past week, of which one was a press release. The most viewed post the past week was 
Carringers in the News -- District Attorney Marion Carringer Shot in 1915 in Forest County, Pennsylvania.   with over 370 views.

9) I am still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 89 of COVID-19 isolation. Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home and I visit her for an hour every day - we play Uno and she wins about half the time.  Daughter Lori came to visit us on Monday and left on Friday - she decorated Linda's room for Christmas, and made dinner for me (with leftovers). The Aztecs won and the Chargers lost their games.  I was sick with lightheadedness and nausea on Saturday, but better on Sunday, but still really tired.  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, watching TV news and sports, reading books, napping, and a little yard work.


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