My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2016

This is my third year doing the Ancestor Score on Valentine’s Day. I’d like to thank Barbara Schmidt who got me started with her post My Ancestor Score – February 4, 2014.

We would not be here without all the Valentine couples who came before us. Most were married, some cut it close, and at least two Doss ladies gave us non-paternity events.

Valentine2My Ancestor Score

Nine new ancestors were added since last year – thanks to the church records in Luxembourg. This is not much compared to the 26 from 2015 but as you can see (in the second spreadsheet) I have also been working on my children’s bloodline.

ancestorscore2016Generation 6 is still hanging in there at 30 of 32 ancestors. I continue to search for the key to the door of my frustrating DEMPSEY brick wall. Who were the parents of William A. W. DEMPSEY 1820-1867 of Fayette County, West Virginia?

My Children’s Ancestor Score

My children’s Ancestor Score is looking a lot better than mine due to their paternal ancestry being mostly Luxembourgish. Generations 12 to 22 of their paternal ancestry remains to be researched – the numbers seen reflect the ancestors they share with me on my side of the family tree.ancestorscore2016kidsHave you done your Ancestor Score recently? Post your link in a comment and I’ll have a look.

© 2016 Cathy Meder-Dempsey

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

As a military brat I've lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. Married 36 years with two grown children. When I’m not doing genealogy, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

28 thoughts on “My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2016”

  1. Interesting. Mine looks pretty pathetic compared to yours, but I’ve only been working on it for under 3 years. I have 146.
    I have two lines that have deep research already done by others, thanks to colonial records, and so far I have not attempted much beyond everyone’s first arrival on this continent–my main goal for the time being.
    I don’t know how to figure percentages on my spread sheet, and did the first three segments by hand (the third was a pathetic .001%!)

    Thanks for the suggestion. A yearly check up can be encouraging, I’m sure.

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  2. That is so cool, Cathy!! In some ways it’s like counting up ancestors in each row of a VERY large fan tree! I think I need to do a little housekeeping in my tree (genealogy do-over!) before I can do it accurately, but I’m definitely going to try. What a great idea!

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    1. I have some lines researched by others (Honegger/Honaker and Philippart de Foy) and have included them in the count – these two are have what gave me the oldest generations. Some names, dates, and places for lines in Germany came from the family books other genealogist do for towns. The records are not always easy to find. So no I don’t count only the names I have personally researched and proven accurate. Thanks Amberly.

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  3. Hi Cathy, I would love to try this as well – could you please email a copy of your template? SleepyAE -at- gmail -dot- com.

    I have a feeling mine is pretty low. I have a few dead-end brick walls that are being stubborn about being solved…

    Thank you!

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