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)
Direct Relation to Self
Dates of Birth
# Identified in WikiTree
% Identified in WikiTree
Total # Identified
Total % Identified
1850s to 1870s
2nd great grandparent
1810s to 1850s
3rd great grandparent
1770s to 1820s
4th great grandparent
1740s to 1790s
5th great grandparent
1700s to 1760s
6th great grandparent
1670s to 1740s
7th great grandparent
1650s to 1700s
8th great grandparent
1590s to 1670s
*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.
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):
A wee bit more than half of my ancestral lines trace through colonial New England, and many of the "immigrant ancestors" arrived in the Puritan Great Migration from 1621 to 1640. I'm an NEHGS member and I've enjoyed researching this population.
Almost everything I do here is in the scope of the US History project.
Ellen Smith's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Ellen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup H1e
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ellen:
23andMe, GEDmatch M162952 +
Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch EP9026105
I like your Honor Tucker style edits, Ellen! Hopefully someday we will get to the point where all our PGM profiles are sufficiently sourced out and complete that we can focus on improving their drafting.