Monday, May 6, 2024

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 5 May 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) Board Meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, and reported on the Newsleter, Research Group and DNA Interest Group.

2)  Wrote, edited and published the CVGS monthly newsletter for May.

3)  Participated in two WikiTree challenge meetings where I and my cousin connections are the target, er, subject.  Tried to keep up with the profiles added to, or edited on, WikiTree, and adding content as needed to my RootsMagic tree.

4)  Transcribed the 1903 will of Celia Seaver (1837-1904) of Morgan County, Illinois for the  Amanuensis Monday theme. 

5)  Wrote a genealogical sketch for my great-granduncle Charles Edwin Richmond (1866-1951) of Connecticut for 52 Relatives theme.

6)  The latest "Memories" blog post was What We Did On Our May 2004 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Vacation to New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

7)  My famous cousin this past week was 10th cousin 1x removed Gene Autry (1907-1998), the Famous Cowboy, Actor and Singer.

8)  Tuned up my "Randy's Top 10 Genealogy Search Tips" presentation and handout for the GSSCC talk on Tuesday.

9)  AncestryDNA now has 45,827 DNA matches (up 53 from 28 April) with 1945 "close" matches for me today, with 2 new ThruLines (but both were wrong).  I added Notes to 2 new Matches.  MyHeritageDNA now has 12,501 DNA matches (up 11 from 28 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 51,195 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 100).  

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 72,842 persons in my RootsMagic family tree (up 96), and 146,845 source citations (up 19).  Resolved 210 Ancestry Hints. TreeShared no new and updated profiles with my Ancestry tree.  My Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Record Hints with 17,765 to be resolved, but I work on them several times a week.  

12) Wrote 16 Genea-Musings blog posts last week (Sunday through Saturday), of which two were a press release. The most viewed post last week was 
Best of the Genea-Blogs: Week of 21 to 27 April 2024 with over 188 views.  Genea-Musings had about 71,000 page views last week and over 169,000 views 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 the ENT doctor and got my staples out of my scalp - it is healing!  Finished reading  James Patterson's The 13-Minute Murder and started Jonathan Kellerman's The Wedding Guest.  My Padres went 4-2 this week and are 18-19 on the season.  


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