Monday, April 3, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 2 April 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) General Meeting on Wednesday, 29 March on Zoom.  Jen Baldwin presented "Mapping Your Way Through Your Family History."

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society  (SDGS) DNA Interest Group on Saturday on Zoom, hosted by Colin Whitney.  Kathy Fernandes presented "Third Party Tools." 

3)  Transcribed the one page 1893 Will of Allyn D. Seaver (1846-1893) of Wilbraham, Massachusetts for the Amanuensis Monday series.

4)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for #751 Margaret (Pearce) (Smith) Clarke (1689-1733?) of Portsmouth and North Kingstown, Rhode Island for the 52 Ancestors series. This is my 474th ancestor sketch. 

5)  Made an "All My Ancestors" family tree using the LearnForeverLearn tool.  See Rabbit Holes With Randy - The LearnForeverLearn Family TreeFun!!!

6)  Helped a CVGS Colleague find the location of a friend's land in San Bernardino County, California using the parcel number from the tax collector's office.  

7)  Searched for recent obituaries for Seaver folks on GenealogyBank, Google, and MyHeritage.  Found quite a few, and added them to my Notes on the RootsMagic profiles.  Added several children based on the obituary information.

8) AncestryDNA now has 42,814 DNA matches (up 83 from 26 March) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added 7 Notes to my new matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,250 DNA matches (up 24 from 26 March) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

9)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,367 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 45).  

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 70,929 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 66), and 145,882  source citations (up 16). I TreeShared 67 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 289 Ancestry Hints. My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 176,820 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 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Monday through Sunday), of which three were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Book Notice: "Buried Secrets, Looking For Frank and Ida" by Anne Hanson with over 123 views.  Genea-Musings had about 20.800 views last week.  

12)  Real life:  This is week 160 (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 finished reading the John Sandford book The Investigator, and started Run Rosie Run by James Michener and Dolly Parton.  Watched the Aztecs game in the the NCAA tournament Final Four ad they are in the championship game against Connecticut!!  Yay! The Padres season started on Thursday, and I watched three of the games, and they are 2-2 so far. 


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