Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Ancestor Score for 2022


Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

 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).

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.  Be sure to comment and leave a link to your post on this post.


Here's mine:

1)  I did this by creating an Ahnentafel Report in RootsMagic 8 (Publish > All Reports and Charts  > Ahnentafel Report) for 15 generations, then saved it as a text file, then copied it to Excel, and counted the lines for each generation.  The numbers included duplicate ancestral persons (due to marrying cousins) and persons I had either a first or last name for.

2)  My chart (if you want a blank chart in Microsoft Word format, please email me!).


Randy Seaver's Ancestral Name Score – January 2022

Generation
Relationship
Possible People
No. -- Sum1
Identified People
No. -- Sum2
Percentage
100*(Sum2/Sum1)
1
You

1
1
1
1
100.00%
2
Parents

2
3
2
3
100.00%
3
Grandparents

4
7
4
7
100.00%
4
1x Great-grandparents
8
15
8
15
100.00%
5
2x Great-grandparents
16
31
16
31
100.00%
6
3x Great-grandparents
32
63
30
61
96.83%
7
4x Great-grandparents
64
127
57
118
92.91%
8
5x Great-grandparents
128
255
100
218
85.49%
9
6x Great-grandparents
256
511
160
378
73.97%
10
7x Great-grandparents
512
1023
264
642
62.76%
11
8x Great-grandparents
1024
2047
404
1046
51.10%
12
9x Great-grandparents
2048
4095
574
1620
39.56%
13
10x Great-grandparents
4096
8191
469
2089
25.50%
14
11x Great-grandparents
8192
16383
323
2412
14.72%
15
12x Great-grandparents
16384
32767
194
2606
7.95%

3)  My "Ancestor Score" for 10 generations is:

*  Number of known ancestral names = 642
*  Number of possible ancestral names = 1,023
*  10 generation Ancestral Name Number = 642/1,023 = 62.76%

4)  Extra credit:  For 15 generations, I have 2,606 known Ancestral Names, out of 32,767 possible, for an Ancestor Score of 7.95% for 15 generations.

It really helps, in my case, to have a New England ancestry for about 50% of my 4th great-grandparents.  All of those New England ancestors have English ancestors and those are the lines back to the 15th generation.


Note:  I counted only persons in my Ahnentafel list that had at least a given name.  I didn't count persons with an unknown first name.  

The last time I did this was in January 2016 - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Ancestor Score for 2016.  So I've increased my 10 generation score by 117 ancestors, or 11.44%.

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 1 through 7 January 2022

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  1 to 7 January 2022:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

UK, Royal Air Force Operations Record Books, 1911-1963; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/6/2022

Oregon, County Births and Deaths, 1855-1970; indexed records without record images, ADDED 1/6/2022

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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   https://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,107 collections available as of 7 January, an increase of  2 from last week.   

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful. Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 January 2022

  I am keeping up with the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 7 January 2022, there are 3,060 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1885   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4375576); 3,146 indexed records with 3,146 record images, ADDED 07-Jan-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 276,633 indexed records with 2,321 record images (was 276,326 records with 2,319 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 646,260 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 638,127 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 773,597 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 773,569 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 02-Jan-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 674,959 indexed records with 281,314 record images (was 667,744 records with 279,157 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925429); 5,951,197 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 5,929,046 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 01-Jan-2022

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 19,903,493 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 19,878,991 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2527591); 540,796 indexed records with 1,921,140 record images (was 540,796 records with 419,728 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 3,373,271 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,355,553 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 31-Dec-2021
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4139415); 37,450 indexed records with 962 record images (was 32,830 records with 181 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462519); Index only (3,415,536 records), no images (was 3,415,496 records with 0 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022

England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 4,888,171 indexed records with 297,203 record images (was 4,820,888 records with 292,068 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 1,832,789 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,828,412 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174941); 44,627 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 42,101 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784529); 8,426,103 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 8,407,578 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (362,864 records), no images (was 359,569 records with 0 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 29,761,754 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,754 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
South Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4319131); 107,473 indexed records with 105,996 record images (was 10,387 records with 10,188 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463015); 254,603 indexed records with 7,084 record images (was 252,319 records with 6,873 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
France, Hautes-Alpes, Census, 1856      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820771); 196,352 indexed records with 4,070 record images (was 181,237 records with 3,302 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149576); 90,132 indexed records with 31,476 record images (was 88,937 records with 30,282 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022

South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 803,473 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 799,661 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2243379); 194,807 indexed records with 9,228 record images (was 192,194 records with 9,228 images), UPDATED 02-Jan-2022
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 62,088 indexed records with 197,965 record images (was 62,088 records with 193,568 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177299); 984,139 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 982,176 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177298); 319,300 indexed records with 273,847 record images (was 265,419 records with 273,847 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 21,111,069 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 21,035,658 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
United States Census, 1880      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683); 50,472,094 indexed records with 1,080,487 record images (was 50,472,094 records with 1,080,487 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Hawaii, Registrar of Bureau of Conveyances, Deed Records, 1846-1900     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3478266); 10,963 indexed records with 7,200 record images (was 8,511 records with 5,545 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3662227); 10,384,428 indexed records with 107,866 record images (was 9,386,609 records with 83,178 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177293); 1,301,483 indexed records with 578,073 record images (was 1,165,198 records with 578,073 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177295); 52,508 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 50,268 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177294); 969,325 indexed records with 54,182 record images (was 966,354 records with 54,182 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 292,787 indexed records with 32,961 record images (was 285,899 records with 32,323 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177296); 504,796 indexed records with 166,596 record images (was 501,544 records with 166,596 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3245338); 521,323 indexed records with 399,336 record images (was 485,564 records with 346,230 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022

Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609); 520,929 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 489,357 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 01-Jan-2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2175764); 340,986 indexed records with 774,950 record images (was 316,483 records with 774,950 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979430); 333,080 indexed records with 170,304 record images (was 321,810 records with 170,304 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2022
Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438698); 198,318 indexed records with 2,614 record images (was 190,767 records with 2,721 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1601210); 2,369,914 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,318,164 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022

Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 18,969,458 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 18,950,916 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,224,337 indexed records with 1,958,361 record images (was 7,223,536 records with 1,939,137 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
France, Calvados, Census, 1856  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279960); 1,374 indexed records with 283 record images (was 1,134 records with 142 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2363123); 595,521 indexed records with 600,275 record images (was 557,711 records with 562,775 images), UPDATED 01-Jan-2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177286); 1,587,295 indexed records with 788,492 record images (was 1,550,836 records with 788,492 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022

Mexico, Nayarit, Catholic Church Records, 1596-1967     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883377); 1,161,640 indexed records with 499,694 record images (was 1,159,732 records with 499,694 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 3,197,231 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,194,029 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016194); 2,144,286 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,115,956 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 03-Jan-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 498,006 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 495,728 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2134304); 639,247 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 621,345 records with 2,733 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022

Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records, 1930-1976        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177288); 96,019 indexed records with 103,313 record images (was 92,961 records with 103,313 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918294); Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
Canada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4130007); 3,270,944 indexed records with 169,965 record images (was 2,702,912 records with 134,246 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022
Georgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4130006); 2,880,287 indexed records with 125,154 record images (was 2,547,849 records with 109,421 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-2005        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2216300); 109,770 indexed records with 72,238 record images (was 103,783 records with 72,238 images), UPDATED 05-Jan-2022

France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2815120); 144,096 indexed records with 126,747 record images (was 143,879 records with 125,396 images), UPDATED 04-Jan-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 595,295 indexed records with 573,742 record images (was 590,462 records with 569,005 images), UPDATED 07-Jan-2022
United States Census, 1900      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221); 76,479,141 indexed records with 1,602,454 record images (was 76,479,143 records with 1,602,454 images), UPDATED 06-Jan-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 676,591 indexed records with 11,593 record images (was 676,591 records with 11,178 images), last updated 30-Dec-2021
Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2506770); 174,357 indexed records with 173,221 record images (was 174,357 records with 146,675 images), last updated 01-Dec-2021
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 127,105 indexed records with 6,354 record images (was 127,105 records with 6,329 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021
United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,992 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,604,358 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 155,377 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 157,673 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3346936); 48,981,646 indexed records with 1,569,591 record images (was 48,981,646 records with 1,580,333 images), last updated 27-May-2021
United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 - ca. 1990        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3754697); 30,848,723 indexed records with 168,390 record images (was 30,848,723 records with 188,320 images), last updated 29-Apr-2021
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2399108); 145,646 indexed records with 72,725 record images (was 145,646 records with 84,427 images), last updated 28-Dec-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 285,770 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 294,119 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 1,005,947 indexed records with 35,944 record images (was 1,005,947 records with 50,381 images), last updated 13-Dec-2021

--- Collections with new records ---

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912); 4,594,844 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 4,530,089 records with 978,396 images), last updated 31-Dec-2021
Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2345225); 2,445,160 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 2,443,161 records with 22,034 images), last updated 31-Dec-2021
Mexico, Guerrero, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1979    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823323); 3,916,254 indexed records with 1,584,621 record images (was 3,915,975 records with 1,584,621 images), last updated 31-Dec-2021
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918910); 1,807,212 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 1,777,936 records with 238,265 images), last updated 31-Dec-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,312 records), no images (was 875,610,313 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020

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My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, provides this list to me from a program he wrote that compares the current FamilySearch record collections list to the previous week's list.

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to   https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 7 January 2022

 Welcome to Genealogy News and Education Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    


1)  News Articles:








2)  New or Updated Record Collections:



3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes




4)  Genealogy Education - Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 7 January, 11 a.m.:  Researching during the slave era (1817-1865), by Shelley Viola Murphy

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 11 January, 11 a.m.:  DNA Labels, by Ran Snir

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogyby Diahan Southard

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts/Radio Shows:



6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):

*  Cheri Hudson Passey:  GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Holiday Heirlooms







7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 4 January 2022?

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Copyright (c) 2022, Randall J. Seaver

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