Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Ancestor Score for 2022

 From Randy (cousin discovery!!) over at Genea-Musings:

it's Saturday Night 
time for more Genealogy Fun!!!


Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

(1)  Determine how complete your genealogy research is. For background, read Crista Cowan's post Family History All Done? What's Your Number? and Kris Stewart's What is Your Genealogy "Score"?  For comparison purposes, keep the list to 10 generations with you as the first person.

(2)  Create a table similar to Crista's second table, and fill it in however you can (you could create an Ahnentafel [Ancestor Name] list and count the number in each generation, or use some other method.) Tell us how you calculated the numbers. 

(3)  Show us your table, and calculate your "Ancestral Score" - what is your percentage of known name to possible names (1,023 for 10 generations).  

(4)  For extra credit (or just more SNGF), do more generations and add them to your chart.

(5)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook. 

Here's mine:

(1)  I did this by creating an Ahnentafel Report in Family Tree Maker 2019 (Publish > Genealogy Reports > Ahnentafel Report) for 10 generations.  I literally just scrolled down the report and counted out loud the names in each generation.  The numbers include duplicate ancestral persons.  

(2)  My chart:

Liz Tapley's Ancestral Name Score -- January 2022

Generation

Relationship

Possible People

# People  --   Sum1

Identified People

# People  --  Sum2

Percentage 100*

(Sum2/Sum1)

1

You

 

1

1

1

1

100%

2

Parents

 

2

3

2

3

100%

3

Grandparents

 

4

7

4

7

100%

4

Great-Grandparents

8

15

8

15

100%

5

2x Great-Grandparents

16

31

16

31

100%

6

3x Great-Grandparents

32

63

26

57

90.48%

7

4x Great-Grandparents

64

127

35

 

92

72.44%

8

5x Great-Grandparents

128

255

31

123

48.24%

9

6x Great-Grandparents

256

511

29

152

29.75%

10

7x Great-Grandparents

512

1,023

34

186

18.19%

(3)  My "Ancestral Score" for 10 generations is:

*  Number of known ancestral names = 186

*  Number of possible ancestral names = 1,023

*  My Ancestral Name number = 186/1,023 = 18.19%  

Not.  So. Great.  I am no where near "done" with my genealogy!

Note:  I do not have maiden names for several of the women in my family tree, but each at least had a first name, and they were counted.  

I have never done this exercise before, so I have another goal for 2022 -- find more ancestor names!

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