Monday, March 20, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 19 March 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 Ancestry's DNA Compare, MyHeritage's cM Explainer, the RootsTech DNA On-Demand talks, and my 23andMe family tree feature.  In the second hour, member Sam Seat worked through one of his DNA mysteries.

2)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #749 Elizabeth (Tefft) Carpenter (a1683-b1750) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and South Kingstown, Rhode Island  for the 52 Ancestors series. This is my 472nd ancestor sketch. 

3)  Transcribed the 4 page 1868 Will of James N. Sever (1793-1869) of Kingston, Massachusetts for the Amanuensis Monday series.

4)  Watched more RootsTech 2023 On-Demand videos and saved more syllabus articles.

5)  Wrote one more family story using StoryWorth - "What Game Did You Play With Your Parents?"

6) AncestryDNA now has 42,666 DNA matches (up 93 from 12 March) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added 3 Notes to my new matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,195 DNA matches (up 17 from 12 March) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

7)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,312 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 21).  

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 70,839 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 21), and 145,860  source citations (up 27). I TreeShared 0 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 329 Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 176,453 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved no MyHeritage Record Matches but I work on them occasionally.  

9) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Monday through Sunday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 March 2023 with over 230 views.  Genea-Musings had about 17,100 views last week.  

10)  Real life:  This is week 158 (over three years!) 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.  I'm still reading the Iris Johansen book The Bullet.  Watched the Aztecs two games in the NCAA tournament, and they won both.  Watched parts of many other games.  Watched parts of several Padres spring training games too - the season starts in 11 days.   


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