It’s Saturday night and it’s time for some of Genea-musings’ Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Tonight’s challenge is to:
1) If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program(GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint: the Help button is your friend!).
2) Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.
This is where I demonstrate in black and white how little time I really have to devote to genealogy. Reading through the comments on Genea-Musings from those who have many thousands of people in their databases, tends to make my number appear very small indeed. (In my defense, that is at least in part due to the fact when I upgraded software a few years ago, I decided to essentially start from scratch and only add people I was “sure” about. I didn’t really count on never having time to research when I made that decision.) Anyway, enough with the disclaimers – here are the numbers:
I use Family Tree Maker 2011.
I have 1,308 people in my database.
There are 399 marriages and 10 generations.
There are 318 surnames.
There are 231 places.
I have 89 sources and 132 pieces of media. (These numbers are lower partly due to that lack of time I mentioned previously, I have many, many items that need to be entered into the database.)
The average lifespan is 60.
The earliest birth date is John Oakely in 1750.
The most recent birth date is from 2010. (This is one of the main causes of my lack of time!)