Saturday, June 22, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Genealogy "Rabbit Hole" Did You Go Down Recently?

 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 genealogy "rabbit hole" did you go down recently?  Did you have genealogy fun?  How did it help your genealogy research?

2)  Share your response on your own blog or in a Facebook post.  Please share a link in Comments on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

I love going down genealogy rabbit holes!!  It's how I find new tools and techniques and it's enjoyable - FUN!  This past week, I've gone down two rabbit holes for an extended period of time:

1)  Creating poetry (on ChatGPT-4o) and songs (on that describe my genealogy research and interests using Artificial Intelligence tools.   So far, I've written up some of my creations in Genea-Musings:

Here are my current songs on

There are also other poems that I've prompted ChatGPT to write that I have published on facebook, and others that I haven't published, but I'm saving the prompts and the poems in word processing files - perhaps I'll publish a book of genealogy poetry in the future!

I am not a creative person in the sense of telling stories or writing songs.  I am an aerospace engineer and genealogy researcher dealing in facts and analyzing them.  I can write excellent prompts to an AI tool asking for a poem or song or article.  Hopefully, some of these poems and songs wil inspire my relatives to learn more about their ancestors.  Yes - it was, and still is, great genealogy fun for me!

2)  Using the AncestryDNA Pro Tools to identify my relationships with DNA matches using the Shared Matches of Shared Matches tool.  I wrote AncestryDNA Pro Tools - Shared Matches of Shared Matches Are Great!  In several hours yesterday, I added notes and lines in RootsMagic for six new DNA Matches that are Richman and Rich descendants using this tool.  Some required doing significant genealogy work to find parents of the matches. 

This fun time helped me add relatively close cousins to my family tree and demonstrated to me how complex and convoluted family trees can be.  There are a lot more DNA matches to connect with my tree!


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Researching historic context.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Looking for vital records!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my rabbit hole, which I'm still in: