Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Your 2021 “Dear Genea-Santa” Letter

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Night time once more – 

Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!

(Picture courtesy of footnoteMaven)

Come on, all people, take part and settle for the mission and execute it with precision. This is your probability to sit down on Genea-Santa’s lap (nearly) and inform him your Christmas genealogy-oriented want checklist:

1) Write your 2021 Genea-Santa letter. Have you ever been a great family tree woman or boy? What genealogy-oriented objects are in your Christmas want checklist? They may very well be household historical past objects, expertise objects, or issues that you just wish to pursue in your ancestral quest.

2) Inform us about them in your individual weblog publish, in a touch upon this publish, or in a Fb Standing  publish.  Please depart a hyperlink on this publish should you write your individual publish.

This is mine:

Pricey Genea-Santa,

I attempted so arduous to be a great genea-boy once more this 12 months. I spoke to a number of family tree societies, arrange Zoom conferences with my native society, edited and wrote my society publication and over 900 weblog posts, participated in some Zoom webinars, attended RootsTech 2021 nearly, and helped a number of pals and colleagues with their analysis. As well as, I’ve added extra names, details, notes, and (particularly) sources to my database.  

Thanks for final 12 months’s family tree items – I bought my new Home windows 10 laptop in July and recovered all of my family tree recordsdata utilizing iDrive.  RootsMagic 8 lastly arrived on the finish of September – it was in your Toy Store for a very long time; nonetheless, it did not have extra superior TreeShare options but it surely did have an up to date person interface.  FamilySearch did end digitizing their microfilm assortment.  My Heritage added a couple of “Idea of Household Relativity” DNA matches, and Ancestry added extra, however I nonetheless cannot determine the frequent ancestors for many of my DNA matches.  Was I a foul genea-boy, or perhaps you thought I had sufficient, otherwise you had been out of the opposite issues.  I will ask for them once more, and add a couple of extra!

I nonetheless BELIEVE!!!!! Come on, Santa, all I need for Christmas in 2021 are:

*  Considered one of my descendants (out of two daughters and 5 grandchildren) turns into taken with their ancestry and household historical past and helps me out with mine.  

*  A genea-robot (“Magic Genie”) that may work 24 hours a day on writing my weblog posts and getting my genea-piles organized – that’s so boring and there’s a lot to do … however a robotic wouldn’t need to sleep or eat, go to Angel Linda on the care facility, and even spend time together with her (I promise!).  “Magic Genie” may additionally add Ancestry Report Hints and MyHeritage Report Matches to my RootsMagic database with out having me having to sort names, dates, locations, notes, sources, and so on. Possibly we may even practice “Magic Genie” to put in writing high quality supply citations.  

*  That gives all of their supply citations to Proof Defined requirements, and  that they might repair the errors of their massive tree which we will not see, however is used for the ThruLines and potential ancestors.  Additionally, that AncestryDNA gives a chromosome browser so we will triangulate matches higher.

*  That FamilySearch makes extra of their digitized microfilmed collections out there from dwelling.  Additionally, that they make including Supply info to individual profiles in FamilySearch Household Tree simpler.

*  That MyHeritage gives many extra “Idea of Household Relativity” connections with my DNA matches and continues to boost the MyHeritage collections and the MyHeritageDNA product.

*  That the entire desktop family tree software program applications will synchronize with the net household timber at Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and Findmypast with out dropping any info.

*  That WikiTree and Geni on-line collaborative timber would synchronize with RootsMagic and different software program applications much like the Ancestry and FamilySearch synchronization efforts.

*  Stable leads on the mother and father of William Knapp (1775-1856), Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894), Ann Marshman (1784-1856), John Wealthy (1789-1868), Martin Carringer (1758-1835),  Hannah Smith (1768-1827), Mary Palmer (1790-1845), and Maria Magdalena Houx (1768-1850), plus the identify of the spouse of Cornelius Feather,  could be welcome too!  

*  Good well being and wealth for my household, all of my family tree pals and their households, and to your spouse, elves and reindeer.

Thanks, Genea-Santa, for listening to my pleas. I’ll depart a pleasant private meat-lovers pizza within the freezer for you (you possibly can warmth it within the kitchen microwave), a rosy purple apple and a few scrumptious chocolate chip cookies on the fireside fireside, and a few eggnog (within the fridge) for you on Christmas Eve simply in case you want fortification. You will get a yummy Dove chocolate ice cream bar out of the freezer if you would like. Nothing’s too good for Genea-Santa – mi casa es su casa!  Please do not let your reindeer do not trample my photo voltaic panels.


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