RootsMagic Genealogy Database Statistics Update – 1 January 2022

  I final up to date my Genea-Musings readers on the “numbers” in my RootsMagic family tree household tree database in:

*  My RootsMagic Genealogy Database Statistics Update – 1 January 2021

*  My RootsMagic Genealogy Database Statistics Update – 31 December 2019

*  My RootsMagic Genealogy Database Statistics Update – 31 December 2018


*  Genealogy Database Statistics Update – 1 January 2014  

I used to be curious to see how a lot progress I had made within the final 12 months.

Right here is the household tree database abstract from RootsMagic on 1 January 2022:

Listed here are the “numbers” from 1 January 2022 in my RootsMagic database (with will increase from 1 January 2021):

*  68,032 individuals (+ 7,264)
*  27,481 households  (+ 2,708)
*  214,099 occasions  (+ 21,265)

*  13,263 Alternate names (+ 2,008)
*  17,667 locations (+ 2,773)  
*  2,164 sources ( + 84)
*  143,817 citations (+ 12,225)
*  1,591 Multi-media Objects (+ 36)

*  3,203 Multimedia hyperlinks (- 9)

*  46,603 Individuals matched to FamilySearch Household Tree individuals (+ 6,965)

Previously 12 months, I’ve averaged including 19.9 individuals, 7.4 households, 58.3 occasions and 33.5 supply citations every day.  I attempt to work at the very least an hour within the night including content material and sources to the database, though baseball, holidays and the vacations intervened on a lesser scale attributable to COVID.

 Consequently, I’ve  managed to cut back my  citations/individual from 2.15 to 2.11, and my  citations/occasion from 0.676 to 0.672 this previous 12 months.  Clearly, I haven’t got a quotation for each occasion, title or relationship, and in some circumstances I’ve multiple quotation for an occasion, title or relationship.  At this fee, to succeed in 100% in citations/occasions will take about 8 extra years!  

I added 7,264 individuals to my database in 2021, some in my 4th great-grandparents’ descendant strains (together with strains to DNA matches with recognized frequent ancestors), some in my one-name research, a couple of in my grandchildren’s timber (Danish and Italian too!), and a few from additional and ongoing analysis on my ancestral households.  My one-name research embody Seaver (with variations Sever, Seever, Sevier and plurals), Carringer, Auble, Vaux, Dill, and Buck in my tree, and McKnew in my spouse’s tree.  


I “mine” new Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast, and FamilySearch databases and use RootsMagic WebHints for my ancestral and one-name research surnames, and add content material and supply citations.  I right title, relationship, date and place errors discovered whereas engaged on the database.  I take advantage of RootsMagic to match my tree profiles to the FamilySearch Household Tree profiles, and change verified data each methods on a near-daily foundation.

I added a brand new ancestral Ancestry Member Tree (AMT) on Ancestry.com in October 2021 with a brand new tree add when RootsMagic 8 was capable of synchronize with it.  I TreeShare each week now to maintain the AMT up-to-date, which generates extra Report Hints.  I don’t connect Report Hints to that Ancestry Member Tree as a result of I do know that it is going to be changed finally, so doing that may be a time suck.  I uploaded a brand new MyHeritage tree in April 2021 and wish to try this once more quickly.  I would like so as to add a brand new Findmypast tree.  I overview and manually add information from Ancestry Hints, MyHeritage Report Matches, Findmypast Report Hints, and FamilySearch Report Hints to my RootsMagic database so as to add content material and sources to my household tree database.

Doing the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks problem for an eighth 12 months in 2021, together with deciding to start out with my great-grandparents and doing it by ancestor chart numbers, has vastly improved the occasions, supply citations and notes for the ancestors I write about.  I’m now as much as #635, within the seventh great-grandparents, on the finish of 2021, doing them in ancestor chart quantity order.  Once I publish a brand new biography, I add the Notes and Sources to the FamilySearch Household Tree profile for that individual.  I’ll proceed this weekly meme as a result of it helps me deal with one particular ancestor, and their household, every week and improves my database and my household historical past.


I didn’t go to a bodily repository (e.g, Household Historical past Library, native FamilySearch Library, or a daily library) this 12 months to carry out genealogical and household historical past analysis. My life state of affairs precludes being away from house for greater than two hours. I did a lot of on-line analysis in business file suppliers (Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast, Fold3, Newspapers.com, GenealogyBank, AmericanAncestors, and many others.), and free file suppliers (FamilySearch, Discover A Grave, Billion Graves, RootsWeb, and many others). Since many Household Search Library catalog gadgets are usually not obtainable from house on-line, I’ve a to-do record for the native FamilySearch Library to be able to use the digital microfilm that I can not learn at house, and might want to go to the native FSL to view them.

There are solely so many hours in my family tree day – normally 8 to 11 hours, however typically solely 5 to eight hours. I spend one to a few hours every day studying weblog posts and answering emails, one to a few hours writing weblog posts, an hour or two doing on-line analysis, one to a few hours including content material and sources to the database, and the stability of my time doing society assist duties, creating shows, collaborating in or watching webinars, analyzing my DNA matches, or engaged on different initiatives. My family tree life is different, and positively not boring (I gave up doing boring family tree issues like prolonged shopper analysis, or going typically to libraries and archives – with some exceptions!). I am having nice family tree enjoyable, however don’t have any clue how lengthy I can go on like this attributable to well being or household circumstances.

My conclusion is:  I’ve made regular progress, and I am actively enhancing my database in each amount and high quality, however nonetheless have an extended strategy to go to have a “absolutely sourced and correct” household tree.  It is higher than it was, however it may nonetheless be improved.  The 4th great-grandparents descendants analysis research actually blossomed this final 12 months!  It’s all a lifelong job, I feel!  
I really want a family tree clone or assistant.  I doubt that Siri, Alexa, Google Residence or some other digital assistant is but able to doing family tree analysis, supply citations, and many others.  

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