Monday, October 23, 2023

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 22 October 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 (CVGS) DNA Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday on Zoom with 20 in attendance.  I reported on Ancestry's new ethnicity regions, the FamilyTreeDNA Discover tool, 23andMe accounts exposed, answered questions, and the group discussed the homework question.  

2)  Transcribed the 1892 will of John K. Seaver (1826-1900) of Franklin County, New York for the Amanuensis Monday theme.  

3)  Renewed my GenealogyBank subscription and did some searches for selected ancestors, with some success.  

4)  AncestryDNA now has 44,223 DNA matches (up 73 from 15 October) for me today, with five new ThruLines (but two were wrong).   I added  Notes to 5 matches, and the DNA Match line for no ThruLines to RootsMagic.  MyHeritageDNA now has 11,863 DNA matches (up 27 from 15 October) 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 50,007 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 63).  

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 71,599 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 62), and 146,254  source citations (up 10).  Resolved 393 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 99 new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 178,991 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 14 to 20 October 2023 with over 140 views.  Genea-Musings had about 18,300 page views last week.  

8)  Real life:  This is week 189 since COVID restrictions started.   Today is my 80th birthday and I'm feeling mortal, but basking in the glow of our party last week.  I stayed home except for visiting Linda almost every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. Walked almost every day on the block and talked to several neighbors.  Went to the CVGS in-person meeting on Tuesday and the Rohr engineer's lunch on Thursday.  Finished reading James Patterson's The President's Daughter and started John Lescroart's The Missing Piece.  My Aztecs lost on Saturday (now 3-5) last week, and the Chargers lost on Monday to Dallas and Sunday to Kansas City (now 2-4).  Watched some college football on Saturday and NFL football on Sunday.  


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Linda Stufflebean said...

Happy 80th Birthday, Randy! A milestone, for sure. I wish you many more happy, healthy years.

Geoff Mulholland said...

Congratulations Randy and best wishes on your 80th Birthday!