Genealogy Pot-Pourri – Week Ending 20 December 2021

 Listed below are the highlights of my household historical past and family tree associated actions over the previous week.

1) Hosted the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Basic Assembly on Wednesday on Zoom.   The speaker was native govt Michael Brunker on “How a Easy DNA Equipment Modified My Life.”  After the speak, we put in the brand new CVGS officers.

2)  Labored on my DNA matches on AncestryDNA updating my spreadsheet.  I now have the highest 90 matches on the sheet with a lot of info.  Additionally checked out Linda’s DNA matches on MyHeritage, and added a number of extra traces to her household tree.  A number of 4th and fifth cousin Norwegians – not a shock!


3) Transcribed a deed record in  1742 Deed of Robert Sever of Framingham, Mass. Selling Land in Sudbury To Isaac Read for Amanuensis Monday.
5)  Labored within the Wiltshire probate information on the lookout for Richman, Wealthy, Marshman, Angel and different surnames within the 1700-1870 timeframe and located a couple of – see Rabbit Holes With Randy — Wiltshire Probate Records.

6)  The RootsMagic TreeShare function stopped working for me, so I disconnected it from the Ancestry tree.  Then used TreeShare to create a brand new Ancestry Member Tree and set out populating Report Hints in that tree.  

7) AncestryDNA added 64 new DNA matches this previous week, with two new ThruLines, and MyHeritage added 2 new DNA matches. Reviewed the brand new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Researched and added ancestral traces for 3 AncestryDNA matches to RootsMagic, and added Notes to 7 AncestryDNA matches.

8)  There have been a number of periods working within the RootsMagic software program program to match with and replace FamilySearch Household Tree profiles for Seaver households and my ancestral households, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I’ve matched 46,242 of my RootsMagic individuals with FamilySearch Household Tree profiles (up 70).


9) Used Net Hints and Report Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch so as to add content material and supply citations to my RootsMagic profiles. I now have 67,652 individuals in my RootsMagic file (up 118 from final week), and 143,664 supply citations (up 68). I TreeShared 156 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 977 Ancestry Hints. My latest Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Report Hints with 19,967 to be resolved, however I work on them virtually every day.  

10) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings weblog posts the previous week, of which three have been a press launch. Probably the most seen put up the previous week was Rabbit Holes With Randy — Wiltshire Probate Records with over 530 views.


11) I’m nonetheless tremendous right here on the Genea-Cave, hunkered down and never going out a lot after Week 92 of COVID-19 semi-isolation. Linda is at a reminiscence care and expert nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from house and I go to her for an hour each day – we normally play Uno and he or she wins about half the time.  The Chargers misplaced their sport on Thursday.  Completed up the Christmas letter and mailing record, and mailed 40 playing cards/letters and emailed 100 letters to family and friends (if I missed you and also you need one, please e-mail me!).  Went to church on Sunday and loved seeing pals and singing Christmas songs.  I went to the grocery retailer on Monday and Friday. Apart from that, it was stay-at-home on the pc doing (primarily) family tree, plus consuming, sleeping, laundry, cleansing, cooking, watching TV information and sports activities, studying books, napping, and slightly yard work.

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