Monday, March 27, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 26 March 2023

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

1)  Transcribed the three page 1876 Will of Jane R. Sever (1802-1876) of Kingston, Massachusetts for the Amanuensis Monday series.

2)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #750 7th great-grandfather Ephraim Smith (1675-1722) of Portsmouth and North Kingstown, Rhode Island  for the 52 Ancestors series. This is my 473rd ancestor sketch. 

3)  Found additional ancestral families for my grandsons' Italian heritage in the GeneaNet trees contributed by one of their cousins, and added them to my family tree.  

4) AncestryDNA now has 42,731 DNA matches (up 65 from 19 March) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added no Notes to my new matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,226 DNA matches (up 31 from 19 March) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

5)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,322 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 10).  

6) 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 70,863 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 24), and 145,866  source citations (up 6). I TreeShared 115 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 140 Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 176,879 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  I resolved no MyHeritage Record Matches but I work on them occasionally.  

7) Wrote 15 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Monday through Sunday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Treasure Chest Sunday - H.A. Carringer's 1921 Automobile Registration over 170 views.  Genea-Musings had about 16,700 views last week.  

8)  Real life:  This is week 159 (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.  Went to the doctor on Friday and my blood pressure is down.  Went out to dinner by myself on Saturday because the power was out for 9 hours.  I finished reading the Iris Johansen book The Bullet, and started John Sandford's The Investigator.  Watched the Aztecs two games in the NCAA tournament, and they won both and are going to the Final Four!!  Yay! Watched parts of many other games.  Watched parts of several Padres spring training games too - the season starts in 4 days.   


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