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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Family Increases

Hey, genealogy fans, it’s Saturday Night! Time for some Genealogy Fun!

Your task, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music), is to:

1) Pick one of your four great-grandparents – if possible, the one with the most descendants.

2) Create a descendants list for those great-grandparents either by hand or in your software program.

3) Tell us how many descendants, living or dead, are in each generation from those great-grandparents.

4) How many are still living? Of those, how many have you met and exchanged family information with? Are there any that you should make contact with ASAP? Please don’t use last names of living people for this – respect their privacy.

5) Write about it in your own blog post, in comments to this post, or in comments or a Note on Facebook.

My answer is:

Robert and Jessie Doan Fairbairn ( chose them because this is the most complete family I have)

Gen 1 – 8 deceased
Gen. 2 – 22 deceased, 20 living
Gen 3 – 7 deceased, 96 living
Gen. 4 – 1 deceased, 51 living,
Gen. 5 – 1 deceased, 32 living

Total deceased – 39
Total living – 199

I have exchanged information with 3 people, Judy, Dave and Jaime. I have them all on my Facebook so I am in touch with them.

Filed under: Daily Genealogy Blogging Themes, Saturday Night Genealogy Fun,

October 2009