Genealogy Pot-Pourri – Week Ending 22 November 2021

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

1) Hosted and moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society DNA Curiosity Group Assembly on Wednesday on Zoom with 27 in attendance.  I reported on DNA Package specials for Thanksgiving and Christmas on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA, and talked about the New Yorker article about CeCe Moore and forensic genetic family tree.   I additionally reviewed my “Disproving an AncestryDNA ThruLine” weblog submit, and offered a brief PowerPoint on “Discovering Proof to Assist an Adoption Case Utilizing DNA” with my Devier J. Smith adoption.

2)  Attended the Whittier Space Genealogical Society (WAGS) Program Assembly on Saturday on Zoom, with Jean Wilcox Hibben presenting details about Epidemics and Pandemics in world historical past.

3) Participated in as we speak’s Mondays With Myrt Zoom webinar. We mentioned migration paths, together with my Saturday Night Genealogy Fun blog post with migration maps of my Seaver and Carring ancestors.  The panel and viewers chimed in with their data and expertise too.  Additional dialogue was about Mormon pioneers, MyHeritageDNA labels and stretegy, Liv’s weblog submit about Noway and Russia ties, Frank’s weblog submit about discovering new data in German data, Pat’s discovering a German file on FamilySearch, after which a lightning spherical.

6)  Discovered, downloaded and renamed 8 Massachusetts land deeds of my sixth great-grandfather Robert Sever (1702-1752) on FamilySearch.

7) AncestryDNA added 27 new DNA matches this previous week, with no new ThruLines, and MyHeritage added 21 new DNA matches. Reviewed the brand new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe. Added Notes to 4  AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and identified shared ancestors.

8)  There have been a number of classes 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 46,015 of my RootsMagic individuals with FamilySearch Household Tree profiles (up 187).

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 67,387 individuals in my RootsMagic file (up 210 from final week), and 143,421 supply citations (up 62). I TreeShared 310 new or modified profiles with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 728 Ancestry Hints. My new Ancestry Member Tree has Ancestry Report Hints with 22,999 to be resolved, however I work on them nearly each day. 

10) Wrote 17 Genea-Musings weblog posts the previous week, of which three have been a press launch. Probably the most seen submit the previous week was Dear Randy:  Should I Use FamilySearch Family Tree as My Main Genealogy Database? with over 470 views.

11) I’m nonetheless wonderful right here on the Genea-cave, hunkered down and never going out a lot after Week 88 of COVID-19 isolation. Linda is at a reminiscence care and expert nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from residence and I go to her for an hour every single day – we play Uno and she or he wins about half the time.  The Aztecs received and the Chargers received their video games.  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 somewhat yard work.


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