What’s Your Ancestor Score?

How many ancestors names have you found in the first 10 generations of your lineage? 

Randy Seaver issued a challenge to identify the number of ancestors you’ve discovered by generation.  He points to posts by Crista Cowan and Kris Stewart.for background information on the challenge.

Many genealogy bloggers are responding to the challenge.  Like them, I created an Ahnentafel list from my database then counted the number of persons I’ve discovered by generation.  

We have 1023 ancestors in those 10 generations starting with ourselves.  Counting the number of discovered ancestors we’ve found by 1023 give us our Ancestor Score..My score is73.5%

Here’s my ancestor score chart by generation:


How many ancestors have you found in the first 10 generations of your lineage?

No matter who you are, there are holes in the generational charts in your genealogy.  Never feel that there is nothing left for you to do in your ‘genealogy’ even if Aunt Mae has ‘done it all’.


About Lee Drew

Family history research is a favored avenue of relaxation. It is a Sherlock-like activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time. By leveraging a lifetime involvement in technology, my research efforts have resulted in terabytes of ancestral data, earning me the moniker of Lineagekeeper. And yes - We are all related to Royalty.