Monday, January 29, 2024

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 28 January 2024

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

1)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for my maternal grandmother Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977).

2)  Transcribed the 1866 Will of William Seaver (1842-1866) of Walworth County, Wisconsin for the Amanuensis Monday theme.  

3)  Continued testing and wrote another blog post about the new EmulateMe AI avatar-based video, audio and conversation website - Second Look at EmulateMe: Creating My Father's Avatar and Audio/Video Chats.

4)  Made a new GEDCOM file in RootsMagic and uploaded it to Legacy Family Tree and Family Tree Maker.  Made 5-generation ancestor reports in all three programs for comparison purposes.  None of them are perfect.  

5)  Made MyHeritage AI Biographies for about 50 ancestors of myself and Linda and saved them in a file.  There are still more to do.  I want to share them with our children and our brothers.

6)  Created some genealogy-related AI images using Bing Image Creator - here's one of them ("genealogy and AI"):

7)  This week's famous relative post was for Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), my 6th cousin 3x removed., according to Relative Finder.

8)  AncestryDNA now has 44,982 DNA matches (up 116 from 21 January) for me today, with two new ThruLines (one right, one wrong).  I added Notes to 2 new Matches.    MyHeritageDNA now has 12,087 DNA matches (up 27 from 21 January) for me, with no new  Theories.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

9)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 50,355 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 20).  

10) 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 71,943 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 8), and 146,489 source citations (up 20).  Resolved 142 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared no new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 14,990 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

11) Wrote 15 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which one was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Second Look at EmulateMe: Creating My Father's AI Avatar and Short Audios/Videos with over 208 views.  Genea-Musings had about 13,800 page views last week.  

12)  Real life:  This is week 203 since COVID restrictions started.   I visited Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility. It rained a lot on Monday and was warm on Sunday.  Went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.  Went to the cardio device doctor on Monday and got the pacemaker adjusted, and to my primary care physician on Friday who told me to walk more and eat less.  Walked several days on the block and talked to several neighbors.  Still reading Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon.  The SDSU Aztec basketball team won one game and they are 16-4 on the season.  Watched NFL football on Sunday.  It was a pretty quiet week!


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