Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: How Many Persons in Your Biggest Family Tree?

Tonight's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun topic makes me sad.

Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music, please!):

(1) Look in your preferred genealogy management program (e.g., RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry Member Tree, etc.) and determine how many separate "trees" (or "bushes", or "twigs") you have.

(2) How many persons are in your biggest family tree in your collection?  What persons are in your biggest tree (e.g., your ancestors, a person's descendants, etc.).

(3) Share your answers in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on a Facebook post.

1.  Well, the reason that this topic makes me sad is that I am still in "genealogy management program" limbo.  I was told that my computer that crashed has a nonrecoverable hard drive.  I know I had added many, many more people to my Family Tree Maker database since the last time I saved the file off that computer.  So I can't access my preferred program (and at some point I will need to re-enter all the information that was lost).

I am still using Reunion as my interim program.  I have six separate files, each of which has only one tree.

2.  The biggest Reunion family tree file has a mere 9,052 individuals in it.  Those persons include my ancestors and collateral lines coming down to the present day, along with ancestors and collateral lines of my aunt, my half-sister, and my cousin, plus a few other people.

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