Saturday, February 10, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Genealogy Achievements in 2023

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  What were your best genealogy achievements in 2023?  Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You've earned it!

2) Tell us about your best genealogy achievemenst in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook Status  post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

In reviewing my blog posts, I don't see many "breakthrough" research achievements in 2023.  My family tree is pretty well defined at this point, although I'm still working on descendants reports from the 4th great-grandparents.  I wrote and posted genealogical sketches of my two grandfathers.  I did more parish register research on my Richman and Rich ancestors in Wiltshire and have posted some of the records in my blog.  I wrote over 820 blog posts, including the weekly personal research posts - transcribing a document, transcribing an obituary, discussing a family photograph, analyzing a research document, and writing a genealogical sketch - all of which advance my research "ball."  Another achievement was using a text scanner mobile app to scan the typed text of my Aunt Geraldine's 37 pages of memoirs -- I added the pages to a digital file, edited the file, and saved it.  

The most productive and useful achievement in 2023 came after I found many family photographs hiding in the closet and the floor piles, along with the yearly albums in the bookcase.  I dreaded scanning, editing, naming, and filing all of those photographs.  Then the MyHeritage Reimagine mobile app came along in May and it made the scanning job really easy - I could easily set up loose photos, or an album page, on a surface and take a photo with my iPhone using the mobile app.  The app separates each photograph, squares it up, and saves it on the MyHeritage Photos page where I can restore it, enhance it, colorize it, name it, tag it and save it to my computer.  It takes some work, but it was worth it.  I did about 600 of my "new" photos and still have many more to do.  

One more achievement:  I wrote 37 of MY stories for a StoryWorth book, edited them, added photos to some of them, and it's ready for publication.

The most genealogy fun I had in 2023 was using the MyHeritage AI Time Machine to post pictures of myself in various time travels and costumes.  Here are two of my favorite time machine photos:

a)  French Royalty:

b)  1960s:

I used some of these pictures as my photograph on Facebook for months.


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Linda Stufflebean said...

I love your photos - they are really fun.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine.

ByAPearl said...

A link to my post:

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my short list: