The table 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 8, 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||88||68.8%||254||202||79,5%|
|8||6th great grandparent||1670s to 1740s||7th Cousins||256||135*||52.7%||510||336||65.9%|
|9||7th great grandparent||1650s to 1700s||8th Cousins||512||236*||46.1%||1022||572||56.0%|
|10||8th great grandparent||1590s to 1670s||9th Cousins||1024||401*||39.2%||2046||973||47.6%|
*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: 332 at generation 8, 543 at generation 9, and 882 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 16 Aug 2017 at 16:56 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:
I have fried egg on my face (it being heated by embarrassment). --Roberta
On 16 Aug 2017 at 11:52 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:
On 14 Aug 2017 at 20:11 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:
On 14 Aug 2017 at 19:52 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:
The "Gardner's" of Hingham were using Garnet at that time.
On 14 Aug 2017 at 19:38 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:
On 10 Aug 2017 at 19:40 GMT Mikki (Sage) Harper wrote:
On 9 Aug 2017 at 20:20 GMT Rick DeWolf wrote:
The following message from Ellen Smith was posted on the WikiTree profile of Anna Conrad.
Should the date of death be 1772?
On 9 Aug 2017 at 01:57 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
First I have to say I am impressed that you are able to clear profiles like that one in my question. I have seen some worse where there are generations and one has dates and then no one else does.
I am sorry if I removed that info. I did not mean to remove any marriage info.
On 7 Aug 2017 at 13:20 GMT Shanan (Ward) Dawson wrote:
On 7 Aug 2017 at 00:15 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote: