Monday, February 27, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 26 February 2023

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) General Meeting on Wednesday in a Zoom meeting.  Cyndi Ingle was the program speaker on "Smarter Searching; Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists."  The Annual society meeting followed the speaker.

2)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #746 Samuel Slocum (1684-1741) of Jamestown and North Kingstown, Rhode Island for the 52 Ancestors series. This is my 469th ancestor sketch. 

3)  Transcribed the 1870 will of Jane A.E. Sever (1805-1871) of Plymouth, Massachusetts for the Amanuensis Monday series.

4)  Added two more family stories in StoryWorth,  I have written 21 stories so far.  

5)  Completed my RootsTech 2023 "My Playlist" - the videos I want to watch virtually on and after 2 March.

6)  Worked on the "Relatives at RootsTech 2023" feature, checking the relationship information for my list of over 45,000 "Relatives."  Wrote Relatives at RootsTech 2023.

7)  Updated the 23andMe Family Tree and added more ancestors to it to make it correct for the DNA matches that 23andMe provided for the tree.

8) AncestryDNA now has 42,359 DNA matches (up 79 from 20 February) for me today, with two new ThruLines.   I added 3 Notes to my new matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,138 DNA matches (up 14 from 20 February) 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 49,208 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 56).  

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 70,724 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 72), and 145,770  source citations (up 61). I TreeShared 103 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 515  Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 176,184 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved no MyHeritage Record Matches but I work on them occasionally.  

11) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which four were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
MyHeritage at RootsTech 2023 with over 169 views.  Genea-Musings had about 14,000 views last week.  

12)  Real life:  This is week 155 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.  Finished  a Mitch Rapp book, Oath of Loyalty.  Watched the Padres spring training game on Sunday.


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