Monday, April 22, 2024

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 21 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) DNA Interest Group Meeting on Zoom on Wednesday.  Reported on new 23andMe haplogroup assignments, AutoLineage by Genetic Affairs, MyHeritageDNA collaboration, WATO+ tool, SDGS DNA group, and the AncestryDNA match table maker.

2)  Watched several Family Tree Webinars - 10 Ways AI Can Help You Find Your Elusive Ancestors by Lisa Alzo; Artificial Intelligence & Family History: An introduction by Andrew Redfern; 7 Tips for Using AI as Your Genealogy Assistant by Dana Leeds.

3)  Transcribed the  1891 Will of Abby Seaver (1816-1891) of Carbondale, Illinois for the  Amanuensis Monday theme. 

5)  The latest "Memories" blog post was What We Did On Our 1999 Scandinavian Vacation - Part 2.

6)  My famous cousin this past week was 9th cousin 1x Removed John Denver (1943-1997), Famous Singer and Songwriter.

7)  Celebrated Genea-Musings 18th blogiversary with the usual comments and statistics in Today is Genea-Musings 18th Blogiversary! Celebrate with Me!!!

8)  AncestryDNA now has 45,753 DNA matches (up 47 from 14 April) with 1942 "close" matches for me today, with 2 new ThruLines.  I added Notes to23 new Matches, and added the lines of 1 matches to my family tree.   MyHeritageDNA now has 12,469 DNA matches (up 33 from 14 April) for me.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

9)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 51,093 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 81).  

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 72,731 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 78), and 146,810 source citations (up 37).  Resolved 253 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 185new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 116,889 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

11) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which 1 was a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Memories - What We Did On Our 1999 Scandinavian Vacation - Part 2 with over 157 views.  Genea-Musings had about 37,500 page views last week and over 122,000 for the past month.  

12)  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.  Had my MOHS operation on Tuesday to remove the skin cancer on my scalp.  Sent in the income taxes and hope my refunds come soon. Continued reading Jeffrey Deaver's The Watchmaker's Hand.  My Padres went 3-3 this week and are 12-12 on the season.  


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