Monday, October 31, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 31 October 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 General Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom.  The speaker was Mary Kircher Roddy on Timelines.

2)  Published a genealogy sketch for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandmother #723 Elizabeth (Arnold) (Hawkins) Smith (1684-1758) of Providence and Glocester, Rhode Island.

3)  Transcribed a probate record for 1863 Administrator's Petition of Asahel Seaver of Westminster, Massachusetts for Amanuensis Monday.

4)  Started reading The Sawtooth Slayer by Nathan Dylan Godwin.  There are several good genealogy and DNA research hints throughout the book.

5) AncestryDNA now has 41,167 DNA matches (up 33 from 24 October) for me today, with no  new ThruLines.  Added Notes to 2 of them, and added 2 lines to  RootsMagic.   MyHeritageDNA now has 10,815 DNA matches (up 16 from 24 October) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

6)   I finally got the FamilySearch Family Tree link to RootsMagic to work. I have matched 48,485 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 5).  

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 70,092 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 15 since 24 October), and 145,429  source citations (up 3). I TreeShared 50 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 579  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 175,359 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.  

8) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which five was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 24 October 2022 with over 183 views.  Genea-Musings had about 12,700 views last week.  

9)  Real life:  This is week 138 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 five times last week.   I went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.   I watched the first two World Series games.  I went to church on Sunday and got many hugs.  On Sunday night, the desktop computer screen went black while writing a blog post, and it took awhile to reboot - I hope this isn't a portent of my future!


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1 comment:

Diane Gould Hall said...

Another busy week I see. As to the computer. That’s a relatively new PC so I hope it was just a glitch. Will you be at the SDGS in person meeting? I am so looking forward to it. Hope I see you there.