Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope more of you do than participated in the last several SNGF challenges), 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 names to possible names (1,023 for 10 generations).
|Generation||Relationship||Possible #||Possible Total||Identified #||Identified Total||Percentatge|
At generation 5, I am 100% but that drops to 56% by generation 10. So how can I improve my score?
- Figure out my SMITH ancestors — I have at least 2 different SMITH lines in generation 7.
- Research — I have not researched some of these lines in the last 20 years.