The table (table format at Space:Table of Known Ancestors) below summarizes the extent of the information on my ancestry that is included in Wikitree. For the ten generations previous to mine, it shows the number of possible ancestors, the number of these ancestors who are currently identified/documented included in WikiTree, and the percentage of the possible ancestors who are identified here. Cumulative (overall) totals are also provided. Generations 9 and 10 are not up to date.
"Identified" ancestors include some with unknown last names at birth. It also includes some questionable identifications and people that I have not researched.
|ANCESTORS BY GENERATION||OVERALL ANCESTORS (CUMULATIVE)|
|Gen. #||Direct Relation to Self||Dates of Birth||Matches||#||# Identified in WikiTree||% Identified in WikiTree||Total #||Total # Identified||Total % Identified|
|3||great grandparent||1850s to 1870s||2nd Cousins||8||8||100.0%||14||14||100.0%|
|4||2nd great grandparent||1810s to 1850s||3rd Cousins||16||16||100.0%||30||30||100.0%|
|5||3rd great grandparent||1770s to 1820s||4th Cousins||32||32||100.0%||62||62||100.0%|
|6||4th great grandparent||1740s to 1790s||5th Cousins||64||52||81.2%||126||114||90.5%|
|7||5th great grandparent||1700s to 1760s||6th Cousins||128||89||69.5%||254||203||79.9%|
|8||6th great grandparent||1670s to 1740s||7th Cousins||256||141*||55.1%||510||344||67.5%|
|9||7th great grandparent||1650s to 1700s||8th Cousins||512||236*||46.1%||1022||580||56.8%|
|10||8th great grandparent||1590s to 1670s||9th Cousins||1024||401*||39.2%||2046||981||47.9%|
*There are several duplicates (people who appear on multiple branches of the tree) in these generations (see "Endogamy" section below for a list). These people are counted more than once in the numbers for both possible ancestors and identified ancestors. Cumulative numbers of distinct individuals in my WikiTree-documented ancestry are: 340 at generation 8, 560 at generation 9, and 914 at generation 10.
See this page.
Autosomal DNA matching with me may be complicated by the number of ancestors who are represented in my lineage more than once. These distant ancestors' DNA may be somewhat amplified in my DNA. Also, if the same ancestor appears on different branches of my family tree, that may reduce the chance of triangulating a particular DNA segment to a particular common ancestor.
Identified ancestors appearing in multiple lines of my ancestry include (this list is not yet complete):
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On 13 Jun 2018 at 22:36 GMT Christopher Howell wrote:
I am in NZ. I was unaware, until I took an Ancestry DNA test, that I had many DNA connections in this part of the world, Surrey, UK, the Channel Islands and NZ. I am the end of this NZ line I am interested in legitimately establishing our shared history. Many thanks for your reply, Kind regards, Christopher Howell.
On 4 Jun 2018 at 03:16 GMT Kathy Benson wrote:
On 4 Jun 2018 at 02:30 GMT Beulah (Maltby) Cramer wrote:
On 3 Jun 2018 at 23:48 GMT Cheryl Givens wrote:
On 29 May 2018 at 21:35 GMT James Dowell wrote:
On 13 May 2018 at 20:01 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
For Seviah Matteson, I do not know other than what sources are there where to verify any other information. I am not sure what line I was working on when I made that profile. I tend to start on my lines and end up 40 degrees away from the beginning. I have removed myself. Please feel free to adjust it to any records you can find and even take management of it if you wish to.
On 10 May 2018 at 02:05 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
I did change the place of death to reflect Germany, which makes far more sense since his father didn't arrive until 1731.
Now I have the issue of him being born 3 months after his sister's birth.
On 9 May 2018 at 20:00 GMT Jeanne (Clohset) Fohr wrote:
On 2 May 2018 at 04:34 GMT Johnny Hankins wrote:
The only Elizabeth Kirkpatrick I have information for is actually Elizabeth Geren who married Robert Kirkpatrick in New Jersey on January 18, 1763. I have a birth date for Elizabeth Geren in New Jersey in 1748. The birth information comes from Ancestry.Com as follows;
Family Data Collection - Births Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com Operations Inc
Hopefully this information helps.
On 1 May 2018 at 19:25 GMT Joan (Hanson) Landreth wrote: