Monday, January 24, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 24 January 2022

 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 DNA Interest Group Meeting on Zoom with 33 in attendance. I reported on MyHeritageDNA Labels, Leah Larkin's 2022 blog post, the Research Like a Pro book in paperback, adding the MyHeritage DNA labels, updating my AncestryDNA match common ancestors list using Greg Clarke's tool,  and updating my AncestryDNA list of DNA matches.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society seminar on Saturday with four talks by Gena Philibert-Ortega.  

3)  Attended the Mondays With Myrt session today on Zoom.  We discussed Pat's photos from a FSFT contact, John's post on Anne Frank, Dave's adoption case, Russ's Coast Guard photos and experience, Judy Russell's blogs on indirect evidence and on TNSTAAFL, Ancestry subscriptions costs, why share information with others, blogging, Eastman's future of genealogy article, and RootsFinder.

6)  Updated my AncestryDNA and MyHeritageDNA match lists in Excel.  

7) AncestryDNA added 50 new DNA matches this past week, and there were no new ThruLines. MyHeritage added 3 new DNA matches. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added notes for 14 AncestryDNA matches and added one ThruLine to RootsMagic.

8)  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 47,008 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 87).

9) 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 68,475 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 114 from last week), and 144,017 source citations (up 93). I TreeShared 229 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 933 Ancestry Hints. My newest Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 23,846 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

10) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts the past week, of which three were a press release. The most viewed post the past week was 
MyHeritage Announces New Free Online "Introduction to Genealogy" Course with over 192 views.

11) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 97 of COVID-19 semi-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 usually play Uno and she wins about half the time.  Now I have to have a recent COVID test in order to visit, but missed no days last 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, watching TV news and sports, reading books, napping, and no yard work.


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