Monday, September 4, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 4 September 2023

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

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) general meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with Jean Wilcox Hibben as the speaker on "Induction Vs. Deduction."

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society DNA SIG meeting on Saturday on Zoom with Kathy Fernandes presenting on "Shared Matching Methodology."

3)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for  7th great-grandfather #944 William Cutter (1650-1723) of Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 52 Ancestors series on Friday.  I've written 495 of these sketches for my ancestors.

4)  Transcribed the one page 1860 List of Heirs for Horace Seaver (1792-1858) of New York City for the Amanuensis Monday series.  I've transcribed about 700 records in this series.

5)  Explored  The New Member Tree Fan Chart

6)  AncestryDNA now has 43,921 DNA matches (up 37 from 27 August) for me today, with 54 new ThruLines.   I added  Notes to 19 matches, and the DNA Match line for 2 of the new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,669 DNA matches (up 15 from 27 August) for me, with no new Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

7)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 49,847 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 14).  

8) 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 71,424 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 24), and 146,178  source citations (up 3).  Resolved 260 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 101 new and updated profiles with Ancestry.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 178,542 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

9) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which three were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Guest Post: What Happened at AncestryDNA This Week? with over 206 views.  Genea-Musings had about 92,400 page views last week.  

10)  Real life:  This is week 182 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.   Went to the cardiologist on Tuesday for the lab tests and pre-op information.  Went to the church Men's Bible Study on Saturday morning.  Attended the 50th anniversary party for the Lindseys at church on Sunday.  Finished reading Faye Kellerman's The Lost Boys and am reading The Judge's List by John GrishamThe SDSU Aztecs won their second football game against Idaho State but I didn't watch it.  The Padres season continued, and I watched all of the games this past week.  They are 65-73 so far (4-3 this past week) and still in fourth place in the NL West division. 


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