Genealogy Pot-Pourri – Week Ending 4 October 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 with 55 in attendance.  Sunny Jane Morton introduced U.S. Church Information: Why We Care The place Grandma Went to Church.” 

2)  Attended the San Diego Genealogical Society DNA Curiosity Group assembly on Zoom.  Kathy Fernandes presented “The Priest and the Choir Woman: Trying to find Household in an Endogamous Inhabitants.”

3)  Participated in as we speak’s Mondays With Myrt Zoom webinar.  We mentioned, QR codes in cemeteries, Ellen T-J’s “The Genie Journal” ebook, the Jewish Sisters DNA story, the Wilmington NC Coup, Shelley’s work on the College of Virginia, Elizabeth Proven Mills retirement, and Liv’s “Potato Holidays” weblog submit.  

4)  Obtain and put in RootsMagic 8 on my desktop pc.  The important thing I used to be given did not work, so used Necessities till I acquired the unlock key on Sunday.  Imported my RootsMagic 7 database after which examined it out over the weekend.  Began utilizing it on Sunday by including occasions and sources from Ancestry Document Hints.  I nonetheless haven’t got Ancestry or FamilySearch WebHints and can’t use Ancestry TreeShare in RootsMagic after many fruitless trials.  RM7 TreeShare and WebHints stopped working final week, apparently as a result of Ancestry modified the API.  Wrote a abstract weblog submit in Exploring RootsMagic 8 – #1 – the Main Pages.

7)  AncestryDNA added 51 new DNA matches this previous week, with one new ThruLines and  MyHeritage added 16 new DNA matches.   Reviewed the brand new DNA matches on  AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  Added Notes to 1 extra AncestryDNA match with cM values, relationships and recognized shared ancestors, and added one new ThruLines to RootsMagic.  

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 44,894 of my RootsMagic individuals with FamilySearch Household Tree profiles (up 136).

9)  Used Internet Hints and Document Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch so as to add content material and supply citations to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 66,118 individuals in my RootsMagic file (up 130), and 142,706 supply citations (up 223).   I didn’t TreeShare with my Ancestry Member Tree, and I resolved 774 Ancestry Hints.  I’ve fallen behind on the Ancestry Document Hints with 158,780 to be resolved, however I work on them virtually day by day. 

10)  Wrote 18 Genea-Musings weblog posts the previous week, of which two had been a press launch.  The most seen submit the previous week was Amanuensis Monday — 1834 Deed of Aaron and Mercy Smith Gifting Land in Medfield, Massachusetts to Aaron Smith Jr.  with over 435 views.   

11)  I’m nonetheless tremendous right here on the Genea-cave, hunkered down and never going out a lot after Week 80 of COVID-19 isolation.  Linda is at a reminiscence care and expert nursing facility in Chula Vista 7 miles from dwelling and I go to her for an hour each day.  The bodily therapists got here twice final week and have her up and strolling a bit with the walker.  The Padres season ended, and the Padres completed 79-83 (1-5 the previous week).  I went to the grocery retailer on Monday and Friday. Aside 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 a bit of yard work.


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