Only 15% found

I recently read a post on a facebook genealogy group about calculating the percentage of your ancestors that you have found. Essentially, you have a possible total of 1022 ancestors beginning with your parents through your 7th great-grandparents. Of course, I then had to go through and identify how many I have found so far. Total? 163. Ouch. Only 163 out of 1022. That is only 15.9% found. That is 859 not identified. I think I can safely say I’ll never be done.

1. “More Lost than Found” by The Legal Genealogist

2. “The DNA Pedigree Chart – Mining for Ancestors” by Robera Estes of dna-explained.com

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