|"Ancestral Score" January 2015|
I didn't post a similar chart in January of 2016. However, I now realize that in 2015, I discovered my missing 3x great grandparents, the Holthoefer's and the Adam's, through the book I was a contributing author to regarding Holthoefer ancestors. So, I now know all of my 3x great grandparents!
|Generation||Relationship||Possible Number||Identified in My Tree||Increase from 2016|
|5||2x Great Grandparents||16||16||0|
|6||3x Great Grandparents||32||32||0|
|7||4x Great Grandparents||64||43||4|
|8||5x Great Grandparents||128||39||2|
|9||6x Great Grandparents||256||36||0|
This is my ancestral score as of January 2017. I am obviously counting differently as, although I discovered 4 additional direct descendants in 2015 and 6 in 2016, I am still at 181 identified. I think this has to do with my uncertainty as to whether or not to count a female when her first name is known but her last name is not known. So, it's not a perfect system, but I am discovering new direct ancestors!