Monday, May 23, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 23 May 2022

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

1)  Watched several YouTube videos and also a Family Tree Webinar - Five Wives & A Feather Bed: Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Resolve Conflicting Claims  by Mark A. Wentling.  This was an exhaustive and excellent case study of one man's spouses and children. 

2)  Published a genealogy biography of  #84 William Rich (1766-1835) of Erlestock and Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England for the 52 Ancestors series.

3) Transcribed a probate record - 1773 Order to Pay Heirs of Andrew Sever Intestate Estate in Middlesex County, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

4) AncestryDNA now has 40,109 DNA matches (up 44) for me this past week, with no new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,400 DNA matches (up 13) 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 no new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

5)  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 48,034 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 8).

6) 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 69,625 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 11 from last week), and 144,957 source citations (up 77). I TreeShared 62 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 555  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,499 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

7) Wrote 19 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was  
Association of Professional Genealogists Responds to New Yorker Magazine Article "Ancestor Worship" with over 411 views.

8) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 114 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 had my heart ultrasound test on Friday and learned that my angiogram is scheduled for Thursday 26 May. I was really tired most of the week, and took two naps each day.  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Thursday.  I watched the Padres games and we are now 27-14 on the season (5-1 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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