Monday, May 9, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 9 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 Board meeting on Wednesday.  Reported on the Research Group, DNA Interest Group and Newsletter.

2)  Wrote, edited and distributed via email the May edition of the CVGS "Family History Gazette" Newsletter.  
4)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society DNA Group.  Colin Whitney presented his talk on "Genetic Affairs."

5)  Published a genealogy biography of  #82 John Marshman (1747-????) of Melksham, Lacock, Hilperton, Devizes, and Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England  for the 52 Ancestors series.

6) Transcribed a probate record - 1844 Distribution of the Estate of Betsey Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts  - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

7)  Did some decluttering and found our wedding book and 25th anniversary guest book.  Some great memories there.  Wrote Rabbit Holes With Randy - Decluttering! Some Wonderful Finds!

8) AncestryDNA now has 40,018 DNA matches (up 57) for me this past week, with no new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,369 DNA matches (up 15) 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  ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

9)  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 47,995 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 5).

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 69,574 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 13 from last week), and 144,827 source citations (up 54). I TreeShared 47 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 683  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,073 to be resolved, but I work on them almost daily.  

11) 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 
Ancestry Releases an Early Version of the 1950 U.S. Census Index with over 289 views.

12) I am still fine here at the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and not going out much after Week 112 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. Received the results of my nuclear stress test and visited my family doctor - I apparently had a heart attack in the recent past and need a cardiologist.  Tests will continue.   I went to the grocery store on Monday and Thursday.  I watched the Padres games and we are now 19-10 on the season (4-2 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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