For once I'm actually going to be doing a SNGF ON a Saturday!! So here is our "mission" from Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope more of you do than participated in the last several SNGF challenges), is to:
1) Determine how complete your genealogy research is. For background, read Crista Cowan's post Family History All Done? What’s Your Number? and Kris Stewart's What Is Your Genealogy "Score?" For comparison purposes, keep the list to 10 or 11 generations with you as the first person.
2) Create a table similar to Crista's second table, and fill it in however you can (you could create an Ahnentafel (Ancestor Name) list and count the number in each generation, or use some other method). Tell us how you calculated the numbers.
3) Show us your table, and calculate your "Ancestral Score" - what is your percentage of known names to possible names (1,023 for 10 generations).
4) For extra credit (or more SNGF), do more generations and add them to your chart.
5) Post your table, and your "Ancestor Score," on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.
1.) I created an Ahnentafel report with my genealogy software (The Master Genealogist) and then counted the number of people in each generation.
2.) Here is my chart:
Number of known ancestral names = 145
Number of possible ancestral names = 1,023
10 generation Ancestral Name Number = 145/1,023 = 14.2%
I didn't go for any extra credit so that's it for me! I will admit that my number would be much lower is I only included ancestors that I felt were well documented. I had done a similar exercise earlier and my score was lower but about a year ago I was put in contact with someone who had extensive information on my Nissan line and that really made the number go up.
So, I am far from "done" ~ but that's what make genealogy so much fun!