Monday, July 11, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 11 July 2022

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

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Board Meeting on Wednesday, and reported on the newsletter, Research Group and DNA Interest Group.  Compiled, wrote, edited and published the July 2022 edition of the "Family History Gazette" newsletter for CVGS.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting on Zoom on Saturday.  Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage presenting "Genetic Genealogy and the MyHeritage DNA Test" and "Utilizing the MyHeritage Search Engine to Find Your Family."

3)  Published a genealogy biography for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandmother  #707 Sarah (--?--) Thurston (c1659-1711) of Little Compton, Rhode Island.

4) Transcribed a probate record document - 1857 Will of Otis Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

5) AncestryDNA now has 40,437 DNA matches (up 10 from 4 July) for me today, with one new ThruLines. MyHeritageDNA now has 10,532 DNA matches (up 21 from 4 July) for me, with no new Theories. Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. 

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 48,137 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 32).

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 69,724 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 49 from 4 July), and 145,154 source citations (up 40). I TreeShared 11 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 354  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,167 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week. 

8) Wrote 14 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was  
My 23 Known Revolutionary War Soldiers with over 201 views.

9)  This is week 122 since COVID restrictions.  My recovery from heart surgery is ongoing, but now I can drive.  Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home and I visited her four times last week.  I went shopping on Monday and Thursday.  I am still really tired every day, take at least two naps each day, and try to walk for 30 minutes every day on the block.   I was told to get off the desktop computer and spend more time in my recliner to get my feet off the ground.  I watched the Padres games every day  and we are now 49-38 on the season (2-4 last week).  


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