Sunday, August 19, 2012

77% Incomplete

Judy Russell's post More Lost Than Found prompted me to look up my own number to see how my percentage matched up going back 10 generations. I'm at 23% found, which means that I'm also 77% incomplete through 7th-great-grandparents.

This graphic comes from Ancestry.com's blog by Crista Cowan from 16 August, titled "Family History All Done? What's Your Number?":
So here's how I compare:
Generations 1-5: 31 of 31 (100%)
Generation 6: 25 of 32 (78.1%)
Generation 7: 35 of 64 (54.7%)
Generation 8: 45 of 128 (35.2%)
Generation 9: 49 of 256 (19.1 %)
Generation 10: 52 of 512 (10.2%)
Total: 237 of 1023 (23.1%)

This is just my own side of the tree, not counting my wife's side, which I am also researching for our kids. Clearly, I have a long way to go. This also means there are a lot of great stories out there waiting to be told again.

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