Monday, April 15, 2024

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 14 April 2024

  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) Research Group Meeting on Zoom on Wednesday.  Reported on the MyHeritage 24-hour webinar marathon, FamilyChartMasters, My GPC Library, the FamilySearch film relocation project, Artificial Intelligence on Facebook,  more on Full-Text Search, Frank Jatzek's work for me on German ancestors, Mondays With Myrt, and more.  

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society's program meeting on Saturday on Zoom.  Sara Cochran presented "Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors" and "Shaky Leaf Syndrome: Using Website Generated Hints More Effectively."

3)  Participated in the 8 April "Mondays With Myrt" discussion panel, and discussed German church records, Yvette Hoitink's Levelling Up challenge, and more.

4)  Transcribed the 1881 Will of Joseph Seaver (1805-1885) of Rock Island County, Illinois for the  Amanuensis Monday theme. 

6)  The latest "Memories" blog post is What We Did On Our 1999 Scandinavian Vacation - Part 1.

7)  My famous cousin this past week is 9th cousin 1x Removed Buddy Holley (1936-1959), Rock and Hall Star

8)  Added some biographies of my ancestors to WikiTree profiles, and traced some of the lines of my WikiTree cousins and added them to my family tree.

9)  AncestryDNA now has 45,706 DNA matches (up 35 from 7 April) with 1939 "close" matches for me today, with no new ThruLines.  I added Notes to 3 new Matches, and added the lines of 5 Partridge-related matches to my family tree, with more to do.   MyHeritageDNA now has 12,436 DNA matches (up 6 from 7 April) for me, researched and found the line for 1 match and added it to my family tree.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

10)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 51,012 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 128).  

11) 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 72,653 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 149), and 146,773 source citations (up 26).  Resolved 355 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 100 new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 15,650 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

12) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which 2 were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 March to 6 April 2024 with over 179 views.  Genea-Musings had about 35,800 page views last week and over 122,000 for the past month.  

13)  Real life:  I visited Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility and we played Uno. Went grocery shopping on Monday and Friday.  Finished the income taxes but haven't sent them in yet (We have a waiver until 6/15 because of the flooding in January). Finished reading Jonathan Kellerman's Unnatural History and started  Jeffrey Deaver's The Watchmaker's Hand.  My Padres went 4-2 this week and are 9-9 on the season.  


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