Genealogy Stats Update and More Resolutions for 2017

Time to update my stats again for the past year. I didn't really add a lot in my own family, but I did add my brother-in-law's family to my program, which definitely added a good deal to my numbers.

Overall Roots Magic Stats:
•    People 5260  – an increase of 532 people, which is more than double from the increase between 2013 and 2016
•    Families 1742 – an increase of 111 families, again, more than double from the previous change
•    Events 8999 – An addition of 1574 facts throughout the file, which is five times the previous change
•    Alternate Names 196 – 43 new alternate names, some of which may just be repeats. I'll have to look into these
•    Places 1425 – 203 new places, though again, I may need to see how many are just repeats written out differently.
•    Sources 390 – 109 new sources, which is definitely due to adding a new family to my tree
•    Citations 23455 – 320 new citations of those sources, which suggests to me I haven't been sourcing the facts in the new tree nearly enough. I'll have to work on that, too.

As I said, most of the changes are due to my brother-in-law's family tree, which I have to clean up, but still looks like it added a great deal to my file this year. Still finding new connections in the Scandinavian branches, too, but nothing significant yet.

Family Branch Stats:
Hillinger line
•    Still 5 generations, nothing new there
•    136 people (this may just be from a different style of counting)

Hansen line
•    Still 21 generations, ending with Nana
•    Still seems to be about 2000 people, according to what I managed with Family Tree Maker, though I may have mucked that up. There really doesn't seem to be a good report for this. At least, nothing easily done.

Bordewick line
•    Still 11 generations, ending with my mother
•    Again, seems to be just over 1000 people, according to what I can work out in FTM

Jones line
•    No changes in number here, either. Still 6 generations, ending with my grandmother
•    397 people according to my program, which is over 100 new people, so either I miscounted, or I've added more people on this line than I realized.

Then there are my brother-in-law's lines:

Nelson line
•    4 generations currently, ending with my brother-in-law's father
•    Currently seems to be at 26 people.

Bergstrahl line
•    6 generations, ending with my brother-in-law's grandmother on his father's side
•    This line currently has 56 people

Matlack line
•    7 generations, ending with my brother-in-law's mother
•    This line currently has 74 people in my program, though I see lots more to add from Family Search

Holly line
•    6 generations, ending with my brother-in-law's maternal grandmother.
•    This one's the largest, with 134 people currently in the line, though like Matlack, I see lots more to add from Family Search.

As you can see, I added quite a few people with his lines, though that part is by no means finished. And I've got more work to do because of the resolutions I already stated earlier this week. But here are a few more goals:

•    Clean up the names in the database, make sure no one has multiple names that are just repeats.
•    Clean up the place database for the same reason
•    Finish pulling everything up from Family Search for any family lines
•    Add the Nelson, Bergstrahl, Matlack, and Holly lines to the Ancestry tree as well
•    Finish adding Citations to any facts that don't have them yet

I think with the other resolutions, that's quite enough, don't you?


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.