Monday, February 20, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 20 February 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.  I reported on the i4GG conference, RootsTech conference, SCGS GG conference, Barbara Rae-Venter's book, and my MyHeritage AutoClusters.  Marshall provided more information about changes in AncestryDNA matches week-to-week;  some drop off the match list and sometimes the tree connections change.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) British Isles Interest Group hosted by Colin Whitney.  Colin gave an excellent presentation about British Isles history and available family history repositories and records.

3)  Attended the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) program on Saturday. Hal Horrocks presented "Early Migration: On to Kentucky, and Beyond."

4)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #745 7th great-grandmother Elizabeth (Helme) Hazard (1677-1727) of North and South Kingstown, Rhode Island for the 52 Ancestors series. This is my 468th ancestor sketch. 

5)  Transcribed the 1832 will and 1834 letters testamentary in the estate file for Charles Sever (1795-1834) of Plymouth, Massachusetts for the Amanuensis Monday series.

6)  Added one more family story in StoryWorth, including biographies of my maternal grandparents. I have written 19 stories so far.  

7) AncestryDNA now has 42,280 DNA matches (up 192 from 13 February) for me today, with one new ThruLines.   I added 10 Notes to my new matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,124 DNA matches (up 31 from 13 February) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

8)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 8 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,152 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 91).  

9) 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 70,652 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 116), and 145,709  source citations (up 40). I TreeShared 120 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 359  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 176,556 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved no MyHeritage Record Matches but I work on them occasionally.  

10) Wrote 19 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which four were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
New RootsMagic Release - Version Includes Publisher! with over 159 views.  Genea-Musings had about 18,600 views last week.  

11)  Real life:  This is week 154 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. Went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.  Attended the Rohr Engineer's lunch on Thursday.  Went to the doctor on Tuesday and got a CT scan on Friday.  Finished the C.J. Box book, Shadows Reel, and started a Mitch Rapp book.  Watched a San Diego State basketball game, the final day of the golf tournament, and the Daytona 500 off and on.


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