Monday, December 30, 2013

Time to tally up your family tree for 2014

New Years is an excellent time to tally up your family tree for 2014. The goal of this exercise is to calculate the percentage of ancestors you know of up to your 7th Great Grandparents.

I've added a little guide to calculating your family tree in less than an hour if you have a tree on 

View the family tree pedigree view for one of your parents

The last generation is your 3rd Great-Grandparents. 

As you click the arrow after each 3rd GGP, their branch opens to show up to the 7th generation.

Count how many 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th GGPs you have and added them to the box indicated on this chart

how many ancestors possible for 4th - 7th generation using this chart:
4th column - 2
5th column - 4
6th Column - 8
7th Column - 16

Complete one of these for each parent. 

Add it to the chart and calculate your percentage

Happy New Years!!
May you break down many brick walls in 2014!!!!