Monday, October 10, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 10 October 2022

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Board Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom.  I reported on the Newsletter, Research Group and DNA Interest Group, plus comments on the CVGS website.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting on Zoom on Saturday.  There were five breakout rooms in two sessions - I attended the RootsMagic group in the first session, but was not provided a second session opportunity.  

3)  Published a genealogy biography for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandfather  #720 Jonathan Wade (1683-a1720) of Medford, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island.

4) Transcribed a probate record document - 1879 Guardianship Petition for Four Children of Norman Seaver of Westminster, Mass.  - for the Amanuensis Monday series. 

5) AncestryDNA now has 41,057 DNA matches (up 58 from 3 October) for me today, with no  new ThruLines.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,768 DNA matches (up 14 from 3 October) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

6)  Checked out the new "By Parent" feature on AncestryDNA Matches and had about 12% Unassigned.  

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 48,480 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 70,060 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 8 from 3 October), and 145,418  source citations (up 20). I TreeShared no new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 88  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 175,345 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  My MyHeritage family trees have 200,305 Record Matches in 286 sources and I work on them occasionally.  

9) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which three were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
MyHeritage Announces Sorting Ability for Shared DNA Matches with over 244 views.

10)  Real life:  This is week 135 since COVID restrictions started.  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 grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.   I watched the Padres games every day and we are finished the regular season at 89-73, and made the Wild Card playoffs, where we beat the Mets two games to one.  Onward to Los Angeles!    I listened to the SDSU Aztecs game on Saturday, and we beat Hawaii 16-14.  I watched the Chargers/Guardians game on Sunday - we won 30-28.  


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