Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Genealogy Search/Research Did You Do This Past Week?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

What genealogy search/research did you do this past week?  Did you have a research goal or plan?  Tell us about one or more search/research session.  Did you make any breakthroughs in your research?

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I rarely have a stated research goal or a research plan.  I pretty much do "real" research at this point in my career only to write a blog post for Amanuensis Monday, Seavers in the News on Tuesday, Treasure Chest Thursday and 52 Ancestors on Friday.  But those posts keep my "hand in the game" and "advance the research ball" one post at a time.  This past week, I transcribed a Seaver will, transcribed a Seaver obituary, found and transcribed a 1684 birth record, and wrote a genealogical sketch for one of my 7th great-grandmothers.  I also wrote a blog for a six generations descendants list that serves as cousin bait for family history Googlers.

Other research efforts this past week involved resolving Ancestry and MyHeritage record hints and matches, adding events, names, dates, sources and images to my RootsMagic family tree database (and thence to my Ancestry tree and to FamilySearch Family Tree).  I also added information to some of the MyHeritage photos that I've scanned recently, and even found more "new to me" photos in the boxes hiding in plain sight in the genealogy cave.

Then there is real life family history - my daughter, one grandson and his girlfriend are here to visit us and help me around the house.  We visited Linda and played Uno and went to the Padres game on Friday night and had fun there.  

I didn't have any real breakthroughs this past week.  They seem to be few and far-between these days of my life.


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