So it looks like I haven't updated my stats in some time. I was thinking it hasn't changed much, but looking back at the post I made in 2013, apparently it has. Significantly. I do need to update with a few things found at Family Search, but for now, here are the stats as compared to 2013:
Overall stats for Roots Magic File:
• 4728 People – a difference of 238 from 2013
• 1631 Families – a difference of 50
• 7425 Events – a difference of 368
• 153 Alternate names – a difference of 4
• 1222 Places – a difference of 69
• 281 Sources – a difference of 51
• 23135 Citations – a difference of 763
I'm fairly certain most of the changes were deep in my tree over these past two years, though there have been a few natural additions, and one minor but significant discovery as well. I've had cousins on two separate sides (about equidistant cousins, actually) have babies. One on the Hillinger side, and one on the Jones side.
And then there was the email I got from a distant cousin in Israel. She added several more families and family members to a very sparse branch of my tree. While she didn't double the amount of people in that line, she definitely added to it and the information I had in a significant way. I now know for certain I lost only one family member in the extended line to the Nazi purge. I'm sure there were distant cousins or aunts and uncles who may have been affected in other ways, and I know that some of Alex's nephews died fighting in the war, but only one of Dora's sisters was taken by the Nazis, and none of Alex's family were in the country, and so they were safe from that fate. It's good to know. Still saddening, but I'm glad to finally have a name and a number for my family.
Numbers for each line:
• 5 generations (plus one after me)
• 129 People (13 more people, with the addition of Dora's siblings' families)
• 21 generations (ending with my paternal grandmother) (either I miscounted last time, or I found a new branch, not sure which)
• Over 2000 People (Still not able to determine an exact number here. Someday I'll figure it out.)
• 11 generations (ending with my mother)
• Over 1000 People (Again, not certain how to count these, either.)
• 6 generations (ending with my maternal grandmother)
• 296 People (72 new people, mostly from being linked to the Gabriels's family tree online. Need to get back to that and add in my family's full information there.)
The Hansen and Bordewick lines are still the longest. Not that I expected that to change. The other are the ones that have changed most, though. And are most likely to change in the future, though I do keep working on the other two as well.
Goals for the coming year:
• Finish or at least continue the Hometown Histories Posts
• Add the Gabriels's line as I have it to the family tree online.
• Update my database with the info found at FamilySearch.
• Write letters to the UK—one to see if there is any information on the Seneft family's immigration there, and one to see if Leon served at the synagogue in London.
• Write a letter to the Red Cross in Geneva to see if they have information on Alex's time in Camp Douglas during WWI, and whether any of his brothers were there with him.
• Find Nana and Aunt Marilyn's letters and work on getting them scanned, along with other family documents.
• Work on a format for a new family tree book.
Wish me luck!
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and has the fifth largest population in the US. It was founded in 1682 by William Penn, and was created to serve as the capitol of Pennsylvania Colony. It currently covers an area of just over 141 and a half square miles. In 1890, the year before my great-grandmother was born the population had just passed the million mark. In 2014, it had reached 1.5 million, though at its height in 1950, it was over two million.
|A panting supposedly showing William Penn and the Lenape signing a treaty|
|An engraved image of one of the riots in Philadelphia|
|Robert & Lizzie Park and friend ca 1917|
Henningsvær is a small fishing village off the coast of Norway in the municipality of Vågen. It is part of the Lofoten Islands, an archipelago of small islands located between the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle. It is located primarily on the islands of Himøya and Hellandsøya. It is 74 acres (just over a tenth of a mile) large, and in 2013, had a population of 444 people.
|Henrick Bergithon, aka Henry|
|Leonharde, aka Harde|
|The Bordewick boys and a cousin who traveled with the family all the way to Vancouver|
Hometown Histories – Fjenneslev, Alsted-Flinterup and Knudstrup, Denmark – Oline Hansen and ancestors
|Oline (back left) and her siblings, ca 1900 or so|
|Oline, my grandmother, and Holger, ca 1920|