Monday, July 25, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 25 July 2022

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

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with about 33 attendees.  Linda Stufflebean presented "Online Genealogy Books."

2)  Worked on the CVGS web site to add August events following the death of our webmaster, Gary Brock.  

3)  Published a genealogy biography for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandmother  #709 Elizabeth (Mott) (Ricketson) Wing (1659-after 1724) of Portsmouth and Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

4) Transcribed a probate record document -  1839 Probate Record for Guardianship of William R. Seaver et al in Middlesex County, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

5) AncestryDNA now has 40,541 DNA matches (up 68 from 18 July) for me today, with no new ThruLines.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,567 DNA matches (up 21 from 18 July) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added notes to 0 AncestryDNA matches. 

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 48,160 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 2).

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 69,766 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 12 from 18 July), and 145,200 source citations (up 21). I TreeShared 0 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 292  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,093 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week. 

8) Wrote 13 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was  
AncestryDNA Introduces DNA Chromosome Painter with over 733 views.

9)  This is week 124 since COVID restrictions.  My recovery from heart surgery is ongoing, and I went to my last cardiologist appointment on Thursday.  I may start cardiac rehab soon.  Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home and I visited her six times last week.  I went shopping on Monday and Friday, and attended the Rohr engineers luncheon on 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 All Star game and the Padres games every day  and we are now 54-43 on the season (2-1 last week).  


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