It’s time for my Ancestor Score!
This is my seventh year doing the Ancestor Score on Valentine’s Day. I first read about this way of keeping tabs on the progress in my genealogy research on Barbara Schmidt’s blog Connecting the Worlds in 2014.
My Ancestor Score
In the first eight generations, there were no changes. I’m still missing my 3rd great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. DEMPSEY. In generations 9 through 13, new ancestors were found, mostly on my maternal side. In all, I have 81 new ancestors.
Stats for the previous years are included for comparison in the table above and below (for my children).
My Children’s Ancestor Score
My children’s ancestor score reflects the increase in my score as well as new ancestors from their father’s side. Nearly all of their new ancestors were found while I worked on and wrote about their 6th great-grandparents. This research included looking into these ancestors’ parents, grandparents, and, in some cases, even great-grandparents.
In both of the Ancestor Score charts, I’ve counted at least one ancestral couple several times. Martin FEILEN was counted in the 1656 Feuerstätten-Liste (fireplaces list) for Luxembourg. He and his wife Catharina were my children’s 9th great-grandparents (through son Mathias) on their paternal side. They were also their 9th great-grandparents (through son Mathias and through daughter Kunigunde) and their 10th great-grandparents (through their daughter Kunigunde) on my side! They were each counted four times.
[There are a few more cases of pedigree collapse in the family tree. I haven’t considered reducing the number of possible ancestors in each generation to reflect duplicates.]
Please leave a link in the comments below if you’ve recently calculated your Ancestor Score. I’d love to take a look.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Wishing you a year full of love and meaningful friendships.
The posts from preceding years can be found here:
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2014
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2015
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2016
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2017
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2018
- My Ancestor Score as of Valentine’s Day 2019
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