Monday, February 14, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 14 February 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 Research Meeting on Zoom, with about 40 in attendance.  I discussed upcoming CVGS meetings, RootsTech Connect 2022, the 1950 U.S. Census release, MyHeritage color restoration and Heritage education course.  Presented a talk on Online Map websites, finding public land records, using Google Earth, discovering land records on FamilySearch, and searching for records on FamilySearch.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting on Saturday on zoom, featuring Thomas MacEntee with talks on "Genealogy Pit Stop: Research in 15 minute Increments" and  "Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Records."

3)  Attended the Mondays With Myrt session today on Zoom.  We discussed the 1950 U.S. census release, Liv's old family photos, Melissa Barker's archive in Tennessee adding a museum, and my David Batherick deed blog post.

4)  Searched for and collected land deeds for 5th great-grandfather Nathan Brigham in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

6) Published a genealogy biography of  
#154 David Bathrick (1722-1794) of Cambridge and Westborough, Massachusetts for the 52 Ancestors theme.

7)  Downloaded the AutoTree AutoCluster data from FamilyTreeDNA with the help of EJ Blom.  Reviewed the data, added notes to some DNA matches with known common ancestors, and looked at family trees of several clusters to try to identify common ancestors. 

8) AncestryDNA added 136 new DNA matches this past week, and there was one new ThruLines. MyHeritage added 22 new DNA matches. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added notes for 5 AncestryDNA matches and added no ThruLine to RootsMagic.

9)  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 47,299 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 64).

10) 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 68,812 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 83 from last week), and 144,232 source citations (up 72). I TreeShared 287new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 1209 Ancestry Hints. My newest Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 24,741 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

11) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which three were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Rabbit Holes With Randy - Finding David Bathrick Land Deeds on FamilySearch with over 205 views.

12) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 100 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.  I contracted with a guy to cut down my bushes and trim my trees.   I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday. I watched the Olympics occasionally and the Super Bowl.  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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1 comment:

Jacqi Stevens said...

Of course your Rabbit Holes post would garner the most views. Who can resist exploring a new rabbit hole?!