Monday, April 29, 2024

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 28 April 2024

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

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) General Meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, featuring Thomas MacEntee on ""The Mysterious Death of Anna T. McPhillips."

2)  Watched several Family Tree Webinars - James Tanner's Using Artificial Intelligence Tools to Expand Your Genealogical Research Universe and Nathan Dylan Goodwin's Where Fact Meets Fiction: behind the scenes of a genealogical crime mystery.  Also watched Diahan Southard's YouTube video on Spit It Out DNA Quiz Show & Karaoke, which was a lot of fun.

3)  Patricipated in Mondays With Myrt on Monday where we discussed Artificial Intelligence with Terry Britton, DNA matches and sensitivie issues, and Genea-Musings 18th blogiversary.

5)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for my great-granduncle John Henry Richmond (1865-1947) of Rhode Island and Connecticut for 52 Relatives theme.

6)  The latest "Memories" blog post was What We Did On Our 1999 Scandinavian Vacation - Part 3, which covered our Norway experiences.

7)  My famous cousin this past week was 10th cousin Donny Osmond (1957-living), Famous Singer and TV Host.

8)  Highlighted my best newspaper article find in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The "Best" Newspaper Article You've Found for Your Family History.

9)  AncestryDNA now has 45,774 DNA matches (up 21 from 21 April) with 1943 "close" matches for me today, with 2 new ThruLines (but one was wrong).  I added Notes to 2 new Matches, and added the lines of 1 match to my family tree.   MyHeritageDNA now has 12,490 DNA matches (up 21 from 21 April) for me.  Reviewed the new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

10)  Occasionally matched RootsMagic 9 profiles to FamilySearch Family Tree.  I have matched 51,095 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 2).  

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 72,746 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 15), and 146,826 source citations (up 16).  Resolved 231 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared 164 new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 16,557 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 two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The "Best" Newspaper Article You've Found for Your Family History with over 195 views.  Genea-Musings had about 41,100 page views last week and over 162,000 for the past month.  

13)  Real life:  I visited Linda every day at the skilled nursing/memory care facility and we played Uno.  Went to Huntington Beach on Saturday to celebrate Audrey's birthday.  Finished reading Jeffrey Deaver's The Watchmaker's Hand and started James Patterson's The 13-Minute Murder.  My Padres went 2-5 this week and are 14-17 on the season.  


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