Monday, January 23, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 23 January 2023

 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 (CVGS) DNA Interest Group meeting on Wednesday in a Zoom meeting with about 27 attendees.  We discussed the I4GG conference, RootsTech 2023 conference, free DNA Painter webinars on Family Tree Webinars, the Facebook Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques group, WikiTree DNA, Ancestry color dots, and two DNA related questions and answers.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) British Isles SIG on Zoom in meeting format.  Colin Whitney presented two case studies.

3)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #741 7th great-grandmother Elizabeth Tompkins (1675-after 1729) of Little Compton, Rhode Island for the 52 Ancestors series.

4)  Transcribed a probate record for the Amanuensis Monday series -- 1719 Will of Nathaniel Tompkins (1650-1724) of Little Compton, Rhode Island.

5)  Added two more family stories in StoryWorth, including biographies of my maternal grandparents. I have written 16 stories so far.

6)  Posted another six generations descendants report for Humphrey White (1757-1814) and Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

7)  Grandson Logan asked me to help with information about the immigration of one of his ancestors in the late 1800s or early 1900s.  I did some research on one of them, gathered birth and marriage records in Italy, passenger list records, naturalization record, census records and an obituary for one of his 2nd great-grandparents.  

8) AncestryDNA now has 41,791 DNA matches (up 91 from 16 January) for me today, with one new ThruLines.   I added two Notes to my matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 10,995 DNA matches (up 17 from 16 January) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

9)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 8 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 48,874 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 19).  

10) 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 70,347 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 22 since 16 January), and 145,590  source citations (up 37). I TreeShared no new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 231  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 172,741 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved no MyHeritage Record Matches, leaving 162,207 Record Matches in 285 sources and I work on them occasionally.  

11) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
RootsTech 2023 Schedule, Speakers and Sessions Announced with over  223 views.  Genea-Musings had about 16,700 views last week.  

11)  Real life:  This is week 150 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda every day.  Linda is at a memory care and skilled nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from home. I got the Jitterbug screen protector and casing installed at Best Buy. Went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.  Finished my Michael Connelly book Fair Warning, and started the C.J. Box book Wolf Pack. Watched the NFL playoffs. Did not do much genealogy work all week, except for blog posts.  


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1 comment:

Unknown said...

You know the website antenati has the civil records for Italy from about 1809 to 1860, and familysearch has the ones from 1860 to the 1920s.