Monday, May 16, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 16 May 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 Group meeting on Wednesday with 33 in attendance.  We discussed the 1950 U.S. Census results, Who Do You Think You Are returning in July, the SCGS Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy conferences in August, transcribing records, and decluttering.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting on Saturday, featuring two talks - about Passports and Naturalization - by Rich Venezia.

3)  Published a genealogy biography of  #83 Anne (Angel) Marshman (1749-1795) of Lacock, Hilperton, Devizes, and Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England for the 52 Ancestors series.

4) Transcribed a probate record - 1856 Will of Jesse Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

5) AncestryDNA now has 40,065 DNA matches (up 47) for me this past week, with no new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,387 DNA matches (up 18) for me, with no new Theories. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added notes for 2 AncestryDNA matches and added one new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

6)  There was one session 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 48,026 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 31).

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 69,614 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 40 from last week), and 144,880 source citations (up 53). I TreeShared 0 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 612  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,250 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

8) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which one was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Rabbit Holes With Randy - Record Hints and RootsMagic Data Entry! with over 182 views.

9) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 113 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. Visited a cardiologist and learned I will have an angiogram sometime this week before my heart ECG and ultrasound test on Friday. I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday.  I watched the Padres games and we are now 22-13 on the season (3-3 the last week).  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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