Monday, September 18, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 18 September 2023

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

1)  Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) Research Group Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom and reported on Heredis 2024 software, the Family Tree Maker update, RootsTech registration, the Ancestry fan chart, Webtember, and MyHeritage PhotoDater.  The discussion items included the FamilySearch Catalog and Digital Library.

2)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for  7th great-grandfather #946 Joseph Kelsey (1673-1742) of Windsor, Connecticut and Elizabeth, New Jersey for the 52 Ancestors series on Friday.  I've written 497 of these sketches for my ancestors.

3)  Transcribed the two page  1851 Will of Daniel Seaver (1767-1851) of Otsego County, New York for the Amanuensis Monday series.  I've transcribed about 700 records in this series.

4)  AncestryDNA now has 43,990 DNA matches (up 41 from 11 September) for me today, with no new ThruLines.   I added  Notes to 6 matches, and the DNA Match line for no ThruLines to RootsMagic.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,715 DNA matches (up 27 from 11 September) 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 49,862 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 13).  

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 71,449 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 11), and 146,220  source citations (up 11).  Resolved 292 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 61 new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 178,444 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

7) Wrote 14 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 September 2023 with over 131 views.  Genea-Musings had about 66,200 page views last week.  

8)  Real life:  This is week 184 since COVID restrictions started.   I stayed home except for visiting Linda almost every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. Walked every day on the block and talked to several neighbors. Went to Huntington Beach on Saturday to visit Tami's family and go to Charlie's 9th birthday party.  I'm still reading Faye Kellerman's Gun Games. The Padres season continued, and I watched all of the games but one this past week.  They are 72-78 so far (5-1 this past week) and still in fourth place in the NL West division with two weeks to go in the season.  Watched the Chargers game on Sunday and they lost to Tennessee 27-24.  


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