Thursday, May 25, 2017

Perspective

My related peeps: 24,540

People with a gravestone photo: 7,179
Dead people without a gravestone photo: 11,036

Marriage date known: 3,775 couples
Marriage date unknown: 5,491 couples

According to Legacy's Census List Search, people in my database missing a census record:

1940 - 5,707
1930 - 7,249
1920 - 6,982
1910 - 6,516
1900 - 5,891
1880 - 3,948
1870 - 3,878
1860 - 3,180
1850 - 2,462

Total: 45,813, guesstimate average of 5 family members per record = 9,163 records left to find. Approximately 3,500 already found.

I could literally die while entering a census record with thousands left undone.

The last time I looked I had 1,200 DNA matches left to write to after writing to 900. I'm now six months behind in collecting the new ones. My largest address book is called DNA No-Reply. I killed the address book called DNA To-Do.