Monday, May 2, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 2 May 2022

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society monthly General Group meeting on Wednesday with 67 in attendance.  Jill Morelli was the speaker on "FamilySearch: The Other 95%."

2)  Published a genealogy biography of  #81 Mary Parsons (1744-1808) of Hilperton, Wiltshire, England for the 52 Ancestors series.

3) Transcribed a probate record - Amanuensis Monday -- 1866 Guardianship Record of Alvin L. Seaver of Tewksbury, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

4) AncestryDNA now has 39,961 DNA matches (up 71) for me this past week, with no new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,354 DNA matches (up 26) for me, with no new Theories. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added notes for 3 AncestryDNA matches and added no  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 47,990 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 1).

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 69,561 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 4 from last week), and 144,773 source citations (up 55). I TreeShared 57 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 554  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,118 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

7) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which one was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Keeps You From Doing Genealogy? with over 171 views.

8) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 111 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 nuclear stress test twice - the first time something went wrong and it wasn't completed.  The one today was completed, test results pending.  Daughter Lori and grandson Logan were here for three days helping me around the house and visiting Linda.  I went to the grocery store on Monday and Friday.  I watched the Padres games and we are now 15-8 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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