Monday, January 2, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 2 January 2023

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

1)  Transcribed a probate record for the Amanuensis Monday series -- 1815 Will of William Sever (1743-1815) of Taunton, Massachusetts.

2)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #732 7th great-grandfather John Pray (1653-1733) of Providence, Rhode Island for the 52 Ancestors series.

3)  Started writing my memories and family stories in StoryWorth, which I received for Christmas from my daughter.  I have written six stories so far, including biographies of my mother and father.

5)  Finally posted another six generations descendants report in Six Generation Descendants Report of John Richman (1744-1808) and Mary Parsons (1750-1802) of Hilperton, Wiltshire, England.  Had to figure out how to do it again to get rid of blank lines - used a RootsMagic 7 descendants report in an HTML file and then copy/pasted into the blog.  

6) AncestryDNA now has 41,601 DNA matches (up 75 from 26 December) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added 5 Notes to my matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,941 DNA matches (up 26 from 26 December) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

7)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 8 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 48,766 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 111).  

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 70,234 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 19 since 26 December), and 145,507  source citations (up 10). I TreeShared 72 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 204  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 172,789 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved 23 MyHeritage Record Matches, leaving 162,438 Record Matches in 285 sources and I work on them occasionally.  

9) Wrote 15 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which three were a press release. The most viewed post last week was Genealogy News Bytes - 21 to 27 December 2022 with over  111 views.  Genea-Musings had about 14,400 views last week.  

10)  Real life:  This is week 147 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda almost every day.  Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home. Went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.  Watched a lot of football, and did not do much genealogy work all week, except for blog posts.  My Aztecs won their basketball game against UNLV. My Chargers beat the Rams 31-10, so they are now 10-6 and going to the playoffs. 


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