Monday, November 14, 2022

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 14 November 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 Board Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom.  We discussed the improved Family Statistics page on MyHeritage, the Sawtooth Slayer" book by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, the WikiTree symposium and WikiTree Day presentations (available until 4-5 December), RootsTech 2023, Ancestry Member Tree WebLinks, Virtual Cemeteries on Find A Grave, and my Amanuensis Monday posts on Genea-Musings.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting on Saturday.  Debbie Warner Anderson presented "Carrie's Letters, Part 1 - Discovery and Research" and "Carrie's Letters, Part 2 - Publishing."

3)  Published a genealogy sketch for the 52 Ancestors series for 7th great-grandfather #726 William Hawkins (1676- >1752) of Providence, Rhode Island.

4)  Transcribed a probate record for 1881 Executor's Petition for the estate of Eunice Seaver of Templeton, Massachusetts for Amanuensis Monday.

5) AncestryDNA now has 41,277 DNA matches (up 50 from 7 November) for me today, with no new ThruLines.  Added Notes to 5 of them, and added no lines to  RootsMagic.   MyHeritageDNA now has 10,839 DNA matches (up 15 from 7 November) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

6)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 48,502 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 13).  

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 70,101 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 4 since 7 November), and 145,437  source citations (up 5). I TreeShared no new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 455  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 175,438 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 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Findmypast Offers Free Access This Veterans Day Weekend with over 187 views.  Genea-Musings had about 23,900 views last week.  

9)  Real life:  This is week 140 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 went to church on Sunday and met our new senior pastor.  My Aztecs won their basketball game on Friday night, my Aztecs won their football game on Saturday night, and my Chargers lost on Sunday.


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