Monday, August 28, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 27 August 2023

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

1)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for  7th great-grandmother #889 Lydia (White) Metcalf (1686-????) of Mendon and Medway, Massachusetts for the 52 Ancestors series on Friday.  I've written 494 of these sketches for my ancestors.

2)  Transcribed the one page 1908 Will of Laura A. Seaver (1838-1908) of Colton, New York for the Amanuensis Monday series.  I've transcribed about 700 records in this series.

3)  Found several notebooks with summaries of our trips to New England in the 1990s that contain more family memories from my Seaver aunts and uncle.

4)  I made an ancestor chart on the Exploring Family Trees ( website to check on endogamy - rabbit!  There is some back in 1600s New England where my parents have several common ancestors.  Here it is:

5)  AncestryDNA now has 43,884 DNA matches (up 6 from 20 August) for me today, with 10 new ThruLines.   I added  Notes to 10 matches, and the DNA Match line for 4 of the new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,654 DNA matches (up 18 from 20 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 49,833 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 47).  

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 71,400 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 45), and 146,175  source citations (up 6).  I resolved 212 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 153 new and updated profiles with Ancestry.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 178,707 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

8) Wrote 14 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which one was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Guest Post: What Happened at AncestryDNA This Week? with over 378 views.  Genea-Musings had about 14,600 page views last week.  

9)  Real life:  This is week 181 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. Walked every day on the block and talked to several neighbors.   Attended the celebration of life for dear Maggie at church on Sunday.  Finished reading James Patterson's The House of Wolves, and am reading Faye Kellerman's The Lost Boys. Watched several games of the Little League World Series. The SDSU Aztecs won their first football game against Ohio.  The Padres season continued, and I watched all of the games this past week.  They are 61-70 so far (2-4 this past week) and still in fourth place in the NL West division. 


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