Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genealogy Database Statistics

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 


 time for more Genealogy Fun!



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


1)  
If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program (GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint:  the Help button is your friend!)


2)  Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.


NOTE:  WE last did this in June 2016.


Here's mine:

I use RootsMagic 7.5 at present for my Genealogy Management Program of choice.  In File > Properties this window popped up:



The information in this window says my current database has:

*  People: 48,473
*  Families:  19,428
*  Events: 156,611
*  Alternate names: 3,612
*  Places: 10,233
*  Sources: 1,558
*  Citations: 86,314
*  Repositories: 82
*  To-do tasks: 144
*  Multimedia items: 1,142
*  Multimedia links: 3,129
*  Addresses: 10
*  Correspondence: 19

If I do this in other programs, the process is:

*  Family Tree Maker 16 (and earlier):  Tools > Family File Statistics
*  Family Tree Maker 2017 (and earlier):  in "Plan" Workspace, click "More" button
*  Legacy Family Tree 9: Help > General Information

*  Ancestry Member Tree:  Select your tree, then click on "Tree Pages," and select "Tree Overview."
*  MyHeritage Tree:  Click on "Go to Family Stats" on your home page.


While I use each of these programs, the only program files that are "up-to-date" are my RootsMagic 7 database and now an Ancestry Member Tree TreeShared with my RootsMagic database.  

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8 comments:

scrapbookangel said...

I use legacy 9. (BTW the say to find it this in Legacy 9 is Help > File Properties.)
Here are my stats:

# of individuals = 933
# of families = 270
# of unique surnames = 266
# of alternate names = 368
# of Master locations = 357
# of Master Sources = 210
# of Citations = 1765
# of Master events = 1334
used by individuals - 1338
used by marriages = 3
# of master media items = 14 (all individual's pictures)
times lined 14
# of event addresses = 60
# of mailing addresses = 3 (not sure what these are - need to investigate)
# of To-Do Items - 10 (this are linked to specific events, I keep the bulk of my to-do list in a different program.)

Taneya said...

Thanks Randy! I did a post for my Koonce surname project - http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/koonce/2017/08/koonce-genealogy-database-statistics/.

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Here is mine for this week. http://skeezicks1957.blogspot.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-challenge.html

Barb Matulich said...

Here's mine!!

https://relativeshisandhers.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/sngf-your-genealogy-database-statistics/

Janice Sellers said...

I only ran statistics on my personal family database:

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-my.html

Gayle said...

Thanks for this exercise. It was interesting to see the average lifespan.
I use Family Tree Maker 2017.
People 2,776
Marriages: 791
Generations: 13
Surnames 639
Average Lifespan: 67.6
Earliest birth date: 1610
Facts: 15,714
Places; 1696
Sources: 376
Citations 7,889
Media 1,167

Leah Smith said...

I have been using FTM 2017 and working on standardizing place names, and replacing missing names," _____" with actual documented names. This tree includes my family; as well as my husband's family.
These are the latest statistics.
12,381 people
18 generations
2,485 surnames
53, 435 facts
3,764 places
1,811 sources
7,413 citations
1,137 media (I have chosen to save in this file only media on our direct lines, and media that has been instrumental in establishing a definite connection, or that I think is a critical piece of information I need to answer a question.) Other media is saved elsewhere on my computer.

Marian B. Wood said...

Fun and instructive, since I'm a new RootsMagic 7 user. Because I have multiple trees in my RM7 database synched with Ancestry, I posted only about my largest tree: 2665 people, stretching back to my husband's four Mayflower ancestors. I compared the RM7 statistics with the Ancestry statistics and whew, the synch is updated so the number of people is the same. http://climbingmyfamilytree.blogspot.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genea-fun-how-many-in-my.html