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Monday Genea-Pourri – Week Ending 9 March 2020

Here are the highlights of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Attended the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Board Meeting on Wednesday and reported on the Research Group, DNA Interest Group and Newsletter activities.  Wrote, edited, published, and distributed the March 2020 edition of the CVGS Newsletter.

2)  Watched the Wednesday and Friday keynote sessions from RootsTech, plus two of the livestreamed classes.  

3)  Wrote and posted a biographical sketch of 7th great-grandmother #531 Sarah (Clark) Hubburd (1681-1720) for my 52 Ancestors biographical sketch on Friday.  

5)  Added Notes to about 15 more AncestryDNA matches with cM values, relationships and known common ancestors, and added four ThruLines to the RootsMagic family tree database.  Reviewed new DNA matches on AncestryDNA, MyHeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe.  

6) There were several sessions working in the RootsMagic software program to match with and update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and my ancestral families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 34,54 of my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles (up 50).

7)  Used Web Hints and Record Matches from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 56,355 persons in my RootsMagic file (up 110) , and 116,954 source citations (up 464).   I TreeShared two times this week updating 231 profiles, and I resolved 907 Ancestry Hints.  I’ve fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 125,598 to be resolved, but I work on them weekly.    

8)  Wrote 20 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which five were press releases.  The most popular post last week was The GeneaBloggers Lifetime Achievement Award with over 392 views.  

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