My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2014

When Barbara Schmidt posted My Ancestor Score – February 4, 2014 I clipped her ancestor score graphic to Evernote for future reference. This morning I had a few minutes to do my own graphic. I generated an ahnentafel report with full repeats since I know that I have several ancestors whom I descend from twice. Then I manually counted the ancestors being careful to not include a few that are really iffy or “place holders” in my database. I included all generations back and used Excel to do the calculations and turn out this score card:

score14I admit that it has been a while since I’ve played around with Excel and it took me longer to make the table look nice than it did to count and calculate the percentage.

As for the numbers: I am lucky that half of my ancestry comes from Luxembourg and that the Historial Record Collections for Luxembourg are online.

Biggest Goal: To open the door of my brick wall in generation 6 — the parents of William A. W. DEMPSEY.

© 2014 Cathy Meder-Dempsey

Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

12 thoughts on “My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2014”

    1. My goal to find the parents of my William A. W. DEMPSEY is more like a very big wish. But the numbers do show where research needs to be done. I really enjoy your posts about your German relatives. I have most of my information on my German ancestors from Familienbücher that I was able to look at last year in Wittlich when I visited Peter Daus’ library. I’d like to see the images of the original records online so that I can use them like I do the Luxembourg records. I know that some area are online but mine are Rheinland-Pfalz (mostly Bitburg and Trier area) and I haven’t seen them.


      1. I am very lucky re/ German records when it comes to my Mecklenburg research, but Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein is not really available either. And I only have that many holidays to travel around 😉


  1. Always happy to see that someone who comes from Germany, Luxembourg, or France has a blog in progress. My ancestors came from the area of Saarburg, Germany which is very close to the Luxembourg border, and I love to write about the times in which they lived. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of your posts about your family. Having visited Luxembourg a few times, I think you have chosen a lovely area in which to retire. Welcome to Geneablogers.


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