Monday, August 14, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 13 August 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 Research Group Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom.  We discussed Hank Jones' Palatine books on Ancestry, Ancestry's new family tree features, descndants reports, and the homework to explore FamilySearch.

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society Program Meeting with Teresa McMillin on Saturday on Zoom.

3)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for  7th great-grandmother #887 Abigail (Carter) Worthen (1686-1752) of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts for the 52 Ancestors series on Friday.  I've written 492 of these sketches for my ancestors.

4)  Transcribed the two page 1859 Will of Nathaniel Seaver (1803-1859) of Troy, New York for the Amanuensis Monday series.  I've transcribed about 690 records in this series.

5)  AncestryDNA now has 43,820 DNA matches (up 61 from 6 August) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added Notes to one new match.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,596 DNA matches (up 3 from 6 August) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

6)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,737 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 74).  

7) 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 71,304 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 78), and 146,166  source citations (up 33).  I resolved 543 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 90 new and updated profiles with Ancestry.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 177,850 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

8) Wrote 13 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Best of the Genea-Blogs -- Week of 6 to 12 August 2023 with over 106 views.  Genea-Musings had about 27,200 page views last week.  

9)  Real life:  This is week 179 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. Went to the cardiologist on Monday and am scheduled for a pacemaker. Walked every day on the block and talked to several neighbors.  I'm still reading John Grisham's book Camino Winds. The Padres season continued, and I watched all of the games this past week.  They are 56-62 so far (1-5 this past week) and still in fourth place in the NL West division. 


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