Monday, August 15, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 15 August 2022

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

1)  Hosted and moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom.  I reported on upcoming CVGS events, the genealogy news for the past three months, and my own research work, such as it is!

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting on Saturday, featuring Allison Singleton discussing the Allen County Public Library holdings on using PERSI for periodical research. 

3)  Worked on the CVGS website to check uploaded files and Gary's OneDrive site.  Organized my CVGS files by subject to prepare for adding files to the website.

4)  Published a genealogy biography for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandfather  #712 Robert Kirby (1674-1757) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

5) Transcribed a probate record document -  1865 Petition for Administration of the Estate of Alver M. Seaver of Worcester, Massachusetts - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

6) AncestryDNA now has 40,697 DNA matches (up 65 from 8 August) for me today, with no new ThruLines.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,620 DNA matches (up 25 from 8 August) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added notes to 2 AncestryDNA matches. 

7)  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 48,307 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 29).

8) 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 69,909 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 17 from 8 August), and 145,283 source citations (up 19). I TreeShared 34 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 436  Ancestry Hints. My current Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 25,501 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  Resolved 23 MyHeritage record matches.

9) Wrote 14 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. Restarted my weekly News Bytes and Education Bytes posts. The most viewed post last week was 
Genealogy Education Bytes - Wednesday, 10 August 2022 with over 180 views.

10)  This is week 127 since COVID restrictions.  My recovery from heart surgery is (I hope)  complete.  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.    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 watched the Padres games every day and we are now 65-52 on the season (5-2 last week).  


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1 comment:

Marian B. Wood said...

Glad to hear your recovery has gone smoothly! Sending warm regards from summery New England.