Saturday, July 17, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Genealogy Pot Luck Again!

 I'm not in the mood for a long Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) blog post, but I know that my readers count on me and love to have genealogy fun, so tonight (and tomorrow) let's do:


Whatever genealogy fun you want to do - please spend an hour and do it!  Then tell us about it in your own blog post, and leave a comment here which I will add to the Comments after moderation.

Here's mine:

1)  First the No Genealogy Fun League stuff:  Linda was given a discharge notice for Friday morning by the Skilled Nursing Facility she is in because she cannot do her physical therapy.  My daughter Lori came down on Wednesday night and we visited four memory care plus skilled nursing care facilities on Thursday, and selected one on Friday.  We went there again and signed papers on Friday.  Lori has sorted clothes, bathroom and hygiene stuff, and photos for Linda's room on Friday night and Saturday.  Linda's move-in date at ActivCare at Rolling Hills Ranch will be either Monday or Tuesday.  This is why there has been limited genea-blogging this week!

2)  The only real Genealogy Fun I've had today so far is looking through all of my family photographs for pictures of our family, my daughters' families, and Linda's birth family to find photos for a framed photo collection.  I found photos in my genealogy collection that weren't in my "Randy Seaver Family" collection in "My Pictures" and copied them there.  I even took a photo of Lori on the floor with photos and clippings as she worked at doing the framed collage.  She is so creative and helpful.

Here is one of the family photographs going into the collage: 


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 July 2021

 I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 16 July 2021, there are 2,997 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Virgin Islands US, Census Records, 1841-1911 (; 363,176 indexed records with 363,176 record images, ADDED 16-Jul-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

England and Wales Census, 1851 (; 18,369,674 indexed records with 1,174,633 record images (was 18,369,674 records with 1,174,633 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (; 159,059 indexed records with 150,106 record images (was 159,035 records with 150,082 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958 (; Index only (1,090,923 records), no images (was 1,059,494 records with 0 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 (; 266,107 indexed records with 2,246 record images (was 265,537 records with 2,242 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Liberia Census, 2008 (; 1,769,328 indexed records with 349,087 record images (was 1,245,346 records with 248,281 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2021

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 (; 516,005 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 503,442 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977 (; Index only (12,643 records), no images (was 12,643 records with 0 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (; 529,274 indexed records with 225,480 record images (was 522,559 records with 222,565 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 (; Browse 4,965,764 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 4,965,764 images), UPDATED 11-Jul-2021
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,246,927 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,222,617 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (; Index only (287,808 records), no images (was 285,019 records with 0 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England and Wales Census, 1841 (; 15,782,939 indexed records with 477,259 record images (was 15,782,939 records with 477,259 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 (; Index only (2,516,879 records), no images (was 2,538,308 records with 0 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (; 2,634,012 indexed records with 177,838 record images (was 2,536,723 records with 171,832 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 (; 2,513,565 indexed records with 320,286 record images (was 2,513,565 records with 320,286 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2021

Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880 (; 89,543 indexed records with 48,947 record images (was 87,643 records with 48,947 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2021
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 (; 1,038,455 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,028,595 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2021
Washington Voting Records, 1876-1940 (; 197,350 indexed records with 20,063 record images (was 197,084 records with 21,867 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 (; 871,087 indexed records with 258,646 record images (was 862,949 records with 258,646 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2021
France, Seine-Saint-Denis, Parish and Civil Registration, 1523-1932 (; 707,627 indexed records with 253,227 record images (was 40,667 records with 253,227 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021

Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981 (; 711,460 indexed records with 150,093 record images (was 698,260 records with 145,289 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 (; 1,084,543 indexed records with 71,766 record images (was 1,083,266 records with 63,596 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837 (; 8,962 indexed records with 8,949 record images (was 8,950 records with 8,937 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 (; 73,078 indexed records with 14,432 record images (was 72,900 records with 14,254 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 (; 23,013 indexed records with 22,999 record images (was 18,632 records with 18,621 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

Vanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001 (; 80,477 indexed records with 78,922 record images (was 295 records with 295 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 (; 292,449 indexed records with 170,304 record images (was 287,806 records with 170,304 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 16,472 indexed records with 54,077 record images (was 16,452 records with 51,152 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 (; 134,431 indexed records with 49,583 record images (was 134,416 records with 49,578 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Germany Marriages, 1558-1929 (; Index only (3,421,755 records), no images (was 3,364,777 records with 0 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 (; 149,298 indexed records with 17,087 record images (was 144,427 records with 16,660 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (; 402,362 indexed records with 389,331 record images (was 392,114 records with 379,458 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903 (; Index only (380,602 records), no images (was 377,768 records with 0 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2021
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (; 1,271,314 indexed records with 139,194 record images (was 1,294,466 records with 139,194 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929 (; 955,718 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 934,933 records with 1,403,105 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1544-1966 (; 1,259,412 indexed records with 578,075 record images (was 1,011,691 records with 578,075 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950 (; 806,612 indexed records with 122,241 record images (was 806,612 records with 122,241 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Croatia, Delnice Deanery Catholic Church Books, 1571-1926 (; 228,105 indexed records with 3,485 record images (was 226,545 records with 3,485 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2021
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (; 30,047,337 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 30,047,337 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 (; 5,634,897 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 4,948,719 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (; 5,876,068 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 5,821,946 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 09-Jul-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (; 7,219,482 indexed records with 1,915,047 record images (was 7,219,121 records with 1,970,450 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Iowa, Military Discharge Records, ca.1862 - ca.1976 (; 184,179 indexed records with 56,142 record images (was 183,862 records with 55,648 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850 (; 23,872 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 21,314 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2021
Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992 (; 3,439,865 indexed records with 589,017 record images (was 2,470,787 records with 589,017 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 (; 1,886,607 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 1,875,407 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2021
Germany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981 (; 6,091,613 indexed records with 591,749 record images (was 4,995,626 records with 591,749 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (; 467,084 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 466,472 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 (; 537,125 indexed records with 8,989 record images (was 525,091 records with 8,737 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Peru, Moquegua, Civil Registration, 1850-1996 (; 22,077 indexed records with 23,535 record images (was 1,554 records with 23,535 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2021

England and Wales Census, 1871 (; 9,950,062 indexed records with 1,281,291 record images (was 22,933,411 records with 1,281,291 images), UPDATED 15-Jul-2021
Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980 (; 439,298 indexed records with 760,173 record images (was 426,772 records with 760,173 images), UPDATED 13-Jul-2021
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 (; 1,165,063 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,009,263 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 12-Jul-2021
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991 (; 3,343,140 indexed records with 2,513,517 record images (was 3,292,227 records with 2,513,517 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 (; 15,523,094 indexed records with 29,147,064 record images (was 15,078,956 records with 29,147,064 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000 (; 46,579,094 indexed records with 46,579,094 record images (was 42,790,269 records with 42,790,269 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (; 156,408 indexed records with 16,319 record images (was 151,721 records with 15,820 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
Georgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900 (; 1,284,843 indexed records with 64,033 record images (was 1,188,920 records with 57,749 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 (; Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
England, Surrey Marriages Bonds and Licenses, 1536-1992 (; 7,094 indexed records with 6,571 record images (was 7,000 records with 6,477 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (; 1,092,759 indexed records with 114,616 record images (was 912,811 records with 95,119 images), UPDATED 14-Jul-2021
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (; 252,622 indexed records with 20,828 record images (was 240,299 records with 19,611 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972 (; 3,064,325 indexed records with 2,216,270 record images (was 3,063,349 records with 2,216,270 images), UPDATED 16-Jul-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957 (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 301,518 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 284,059 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900 (; 527,525 indexed records with 226,446 record images (was 527,525 records with 189,153 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Haiti, Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Catholic Church Records, 1866-2017 (; 178 indexed records with 37 record images (was 154 records with 31 images), last updated 09-Jul-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900 (; 1,567 indexed records with 351 record images (was 1,567 records with 995 images), last updated 01-Jul-2021
North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975 (; 20,027 indexed records with 2,688 record images (was 20,027 records with 2,773 images), last updated 23-Apr-2019
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948 (; 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,109,790 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,549 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020
Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965 (; 80,632 indexed records with 78,596 record images (was 80,632 records with 79,588 images), last updated 24-Jun-2021
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 (; 536,295 indexed records with 35,974 record images (was 536,295 records with 45,171 images), last updated 29-Jun-2021

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,973 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,978 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019

--- Collections with new records ---

Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970 (; 1,922,226 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 1,775,655 records with 1,380,077 images), last updated 09-Jul-2021
Mexico, Tamaulipas, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964 (; 306,257 indexed records with 199,328 record images (was 230,726 records with 199,328 images), last updated 09-Jul-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998 (; 1,088,350 indexed records with 144,834 record images (was 1,088,351 records with 144,834 images), last updated 18-Feb-2021
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 (; 2,344,117 indexed records with 3,967,834 record images (was 2,344,119 records with 3,967,834 images), last updated 05-Jun-2019
United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,381 records), no images (was 875,610,383 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020
Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 (; 550,930 indexed records with 605,084 record images (was 550,931 records with 605,084 images), last updated 12-May-2014


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, provides this list to me from a program he wrote that compares the current FamilySearch record collections list to the previous week's list.

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, July 16, 2021

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 10 to 16 July 2021

  The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  10 to 16 July 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

*  Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, England, Indexes of Wills and Probate, 1518-1858; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2021

Germany, Military Killed in Action, 1939-1948; indexed records with record images, Updated 7/12/2021

UK, Blitz 80th Anniversary Artwork, 1940-1941; indexed records with record images, ADDED    7/12/2021

Staffordshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1900; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2021

Staffordshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1900; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2021

Staffordshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1900; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2021

Staffordshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/12/2021


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 6 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,023 collections available as of 16 July, an increase of  6 from last week.   


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Findmypast Friday: Search Exclusive Parish Registers and 27 New Newspapers

 I received this from Findmypast this morning:


Search exclusive parish registers and 27 new newspapers this Findmypast Friday

Explore thousands of new church records from the Archdiocese of Southwark, Pembrokeshire parish registers, 27 new newspapers and additional pages for 45 existing titles.

England Roman Catholic Parish Registers

The Catholic Heritage Archive has grown again with over 32,000 new baptism, marriage, burial and congregational records from the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Including both transcripts and images of original documents, these records will provide the dates and locations of important life events, birth years, the names of parents, spouses, children and more.

Read Findmypast’s Catholic records guide to grow your Catholic family tree.

Pembrokeshire Parish Registers

Following last week’s community poll, Findmypast have added new Pembrokeshire baptisms from 1921 and marriages and banns from 1936.

Parish records are essential for progressing your Welsh family history research and Findmypast is home to the largest collection available online.


This week’s huge newspaper update sees 27 brand new papers added to Findmypast along with updates to 45 existing titles. This week’s new arrivals include:
While the following papers have grown again with extra pages:

Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1672 Baptism of Ruth Parker (1672-1720) in Roxbury, Massachusetts

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Baptism entry for Ruth Parker in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1672 in the Roxbury Vital Records book:
The marriage entry is  the first one at the top of the page:

The transcription of this record is:

"PARKER, Ruth, d. John, bp. 27 : m : 1672. C.R. 1."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1925, 2 Volumes), Births, page 268, Ruth Parker baptism entry, 27 x month 1672.

This is an entry in a digitized published book for births, marriages and deaths in Roxbury, Massachusetts, which was derived from town record books and other records.  It is a Derivative Source with Secondary Information and Direct Evidence of the baptism of  Ruth Parker.
This record is for the baptism of Ruth Parker.  Other records indicate she was born on 23 October 1672.  Ruth Parker (1672-1726) was the daughter John and Sarah (--?--) Parker of Roxbury.  She married Edmund Rice (1663-1726), who was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (King) Rice of Marlborough, Massachusetts.  They married  on 15 November 1692 in Marlborough.  

Edmund and Ruth (Parker) Rice are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Dinah Rice (1693-1725) who married Nathan Brigham (1693-1784)  in 1717.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Randy's 1961 High School Yearbook Photo -- Post 676 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

  I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs:  

This is my high school graduation and yearbook photo from San Diego High School in June 1961.  My draft registration card said I was 5'7" tall and 120 pounds when I turned 18 in October.  I had a growth spurt in 1959 and 1960.  Oops, I'm afraid I missed the 60th reunion this year!  

This photo was colorized with the MyHeritage tools.  


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Carringers in the News -- Beulah Mae Carringer Dies in 1968 in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania

  It's time for another edition of "Carringers in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Carringer (my mother's maiden surname) that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from The Pittsburgh [Penn.] Press newspaper dated 2 July 1968:

The transcription of this article is:

"Beulah Mae Carringer

"RIMERSBURG -- Mrs. Beulah Mae Carringer, a former Pittsburgh resident and employee of the Allegheny County treasurer's office, died yesterday at Brookville Hospital, Jefferson County.

"Mrs. Carringer, 80, of 222 Acme St., moved to this Clarion County community in 1963 when she retired from the treasurer's office.

"She was a member of United Methodist Church here and the Eastern Star of Pittsburgh.

"Surviving are a son, Albert, at home; a brother, John R. Flick of Teaneck, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Belle Croyle of Kittaning and four grandchildren.

"Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moore-Kline Funeral Home here.  Burial will be in Rimdersburg Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Beulah Mae Carringer," The Pittsburgh [Penn.] Press newspaper, obituary, Tuesday, 2July 1968, page 33, column 4, Beulah Mae Carringer obituary;   ( : accessed 12 July 2021).

This obituary provides a death date and place, an age, her son's and siblings' names, and some information about employment and associations.

Beulah Mae Flick was born 28 May 1888 in Toby, Clarion county, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry Belle and Eva Mae (Barr) Flick.  She died 1 July 1968 in Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Beulah married Albert Miller Carringer (1880-1952) on 30 June 1910 in Rimersburg.  They had two children:

*  Albert Vincent Carringer (1911-1970), married 1937 Marcella Elizabeth Stein (1916-1995).
*  Thelma Bell Carringer (1913-1913).

I am a second cousin two times removed to Albert Miller Carringer.  Our common ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851). 

There are hundreds of Carringer "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person has a well-written obituary that lists her associations and family members.  I am glad that I can honor Beulah Mae (Flick) Carringer today.  

You never know when a descendant or relative will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.


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Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 12 July 2021

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) Board Meeting in a Zoom Meeting last Wednesday, and reported on the Newsletter, Research Group meeting, and DNA Interest Group meeting.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical society (SDGS) meeting on Saturday, with Christine Cohen as the speaker.  Her two presentations were "Indexes Are the Key To Unlocking the Records" and "The Basics of Probates."

3)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of my 7th great-grandfather #610 Edmund Rice (1663-1726)  for my 52 Ancestors post on Friday, 25 June.

5)  AncestryDNA added 42 new DNA matches this past week, with 3 new ThruLines and  MyHeritage added 20 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 3 ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

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 43,163 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 18).

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 64,300 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 39), and 139.663 source citations (up 183).   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 153,771 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily. 

8)  Wrote 14 Genea-Musings blog posts the past week, of which two were a press release.  The most viewed post the past two weeks was Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1692 Marriage of Edmund Rice and Ruth Parker in Marlborough, Massachusetts with over 331 views.  

9)  I bought a new Dell All-in-One C5400 desktop computer on Tuesday last week at Costco, brought it home and set it up, and had most of my software and genealogy files up and running on Thursday.  

10)  I am still fine here at the Genea-cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 69 of COVID-19 isolation.  Linda is still at the convalescent hospital (12 days now) and has made little progress with physical therapy for her left hip and leg - it hurts to move it.  I have visited every day but only for 30 minutes out in the patio, although I did see the PT/OT folks twice.  I went to church on Sunday and saw many friends of ours.  The Padres season continues, and I went to the Saturday game with the Rockies and saw my brother Scott and his family;  the Padres are now 53-40 (3-4 the past week) and have more injuries.  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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