Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Ancestor Score for 2016


SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Ancestor Score for 2016

Hey ahnentafelists (new genea-word!) - It's Saturday Night!!!




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 or 11 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).

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

5)  Post your table, and your "Ancestor Score," on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.


My number is a measly 11.32%!  I really thought I was doing much better than that!

Generation
Relationship
Possible People
No. Sum1
Identified
People
No.
Sum2
Percentage
100*
(sum 2/Sum1)
!
You
1           1
 1           1
100%
2
Parents
2            3
 2           3
100%
3
Grandparents
4            7
 4           7
100%
4
1X Great -
grandparents
8           15
 8          15
100%
5
2X Great -
grandparents
16         31
16         14
87%
6
3X Great -
grandparents
32         62
32         13
40%
7
4X Great -
grandparents
64       127
64         10
15%
8
5X Great -
grandparents
128     255
128          4
3.12%
9
6X Great -
grandparents
256     511
256          2
.781%
10
7X Great -
grandparents
512   1023
512          0
0%


I have documented 58 out of a possible 512 ancestors to the 9th generation.  My Irish ancestors have proven to be the most elusive.  It was all those fires you know!