New Years is an excellent time to tally up your family tree for 2016. The goal of this exercise is to calculate the percentage of ancestors you know of up to your 7th great grandparents.
I’ve added a little guide to calculating your family tree in less than an hour if you have a tree on Ancestry.com.
1. View the family tree pedigree on Ancestry.com for one of your parents.The last generation shown are your 3rd great-grandparents (GGP).
2. Count how many 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th GGPs you have and added them to the box indicated on this chart
4th generation column – 2
5th generation column – 4
6th generation column – 8
7th generation column – 16
Complete one of these for each one of your parents.
3. Add to the chart and calculate your percentage 🙂
Happy New Year!!!