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The Daily Genealogist: Did your grandparents move out of state?

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked how many genealogy blogs you follow. 3,441 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    53%, 0
•    25%, 1-2
•    15%, 3-5
•    4%, 6-10
•    3%, More than 10
 
This week's survey asks if any of your grandparents lived their entire lives in one state or province. Take the survey now!
 


The Daily Genealogist: Length of time researching

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about young people and genealogy. 3,944 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    21%, I became interested in genealogy when I was a child (up to 12 years old).    
•    29%, I became interested in genealogy when I was a teenager (between 13 and 19 years old).    
•    66%, I enjoyed listening to my relatives tell family stories when I was a child.    
•    66%, I enjoyed listening to my relatives tell family stories when I was a teenager.    
•    67%, I liked looking at family photographs when I was a child.    
•    69%, I liked looking at family photographs when I was a teenager.    
•    27%, I enjoyed visiting cemeteries when I was a child.    
•    34%, I enjoyed visiting cemeteries when I was a teenager.    
•    45%, I have introduced at least one child to genealogy.    
•    47%, I have introduced at least one teenager to genealogy.    
This week's survey asks how long you've been conducting genealogical research. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Young People and Genealogy

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked the greatest number of generations of your ancestors buried in one cemetery. 3,591 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    1%, One    
•    7%, Two    
•    30%, Three    
•    25%, Four    
•    12%, Five    
•    5%, Six    
•    2%, Seven    
•    1%, Eight    
•    1%, Nine    
•    1%, Ten    
•    1%, Eleven    
•    1%, Twelve    
•    3%, Thirteen or more    
•    10%, I don't know    
 
This week's survey asks about young people and genealogy. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations in One Cemetery

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about your genealogical experiences with cemeteries. 4,209 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    43%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at a cemetery that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    64%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at 2 to 9 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    25%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at 10 to 19 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    17%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at over 20 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    30%, I have viewed ancestral gravesites in a different country than the one I live in.    
•    13%, I have purchased a gravestone for an ancestor (not including a parent) or other relative.    
•    15%, I have had the gravestone of an ancestor (not including a parent) or other relative repaired or reset.    
•    1%, I have placed a QR code or other technological means of accessing genealogical information on an ancestor's gravestone.    
•    2%, I have encountered a QR code or other technological means of accessing genealogical information on an ancestor's gravestone.    
•    27%, I have photographed and/or transcribed non-family gravestones for Find a Grave, U.S. GenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, or BillionGraves.    
•    19%, I have photographed and/or transcribed non-family gravestones for another website, a genealogical or historical society, or a cemetery transcription project.    

This week's survey asks the greatest number of generations of your ancestors buried in one cemetery. Take the survey now!




The Daily Genealogist: Your Genealogical Experiences with Cemeteries

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you have an ancestor who was a twin or a higher order multiple. 4,010 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    28%, Yes, one of my ancestors was a twin.     
•    20%, Yes, 2 to 4 of my ancestors were twins.     
•    6%, Yes, 5 or more of my ancestors were twins.     
•    2%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a triplet.     
•    1%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a quadruplet or a higher order multiple.     
•    35%, No, I have no ancestors who were twins or higher order multiples.     
•    13%, I don't know.       

This week's survey asks about your genealogical experiences with cemeteries. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Twin or Higher Order Multiple Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you had ancestors who were involved in the American Revolution. 4,788 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    86%,I have an ancestor who served as an officer or soldier for the American side.    
•    2%, I am a direct descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.    
•    42%, I have an ancestor who supported the American side through patriotic activity (providing aid, serving as a government officer, etc.).     
•    5%, I have French, French-Canadian, or ancestors of another nationality who supported the American side.    
•    8%, I have an ancestor who served as an officer or soldier for the British side (including mercenary soldiers serving on the British side).    
•    20%, I have an ancestor who was a Loyalist.    
•    14%, I have ancestors who were involved on both sides of the conflict.    
•    27%, I joined a lineage society based on my ancestor's involvement in the Revolutionary War (on either side).    
•    9%, I am not aware of any ancestors who were involved in the Revolutionary War.     

This week's survey asks if you have an ancestor who was a twin or a higher order multiple. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Revolutionary War Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you have any ancestors who were centenarians. 3,716 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    38%, Yes, I have at least one centenarian ancestor.
•    51%, No, but I have at least one ancestor who lived to be between 90 and 100 years of age.
•    6%, No, none of my ancestors lived into their 90s or 100s.
•    5%, I don't know.

This week's survey asks about Revolutionary War ancestors. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Centenarian Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about Cape Cod ancestors. 3,741 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    39%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors lived on Cape Cod.    
•    13%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors lived on Martha's Vineyard.    
•    15%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors lived on Nantucket.    
•    1%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors lived on the Elizabeth Islands.    
•    2%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors lived on another island off Cape Cod.    
•    37%, No, none of my ancestors lived on Cape Cod or the Islands.    
•    19%, I don't know whether any of my ancestors lived on Cape Cod or the Islands.    

This week's survey was prompted by a recent Vita Brevis blog post by editor Scott Steward on centenarians. The survey asks if you have any ancestors who were centenarians. Take the survey now!



The Daily Genealogist: Native American Ancestry

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you've found information on your ancestors as a result of two NEHGS initiatives: The Great Migration Study Project, which aims to treat all immigrants to New England from 1620 to 1640, and the Early New England Families Study Project, which focuses on individuals who immigrated in 1641 or later. 3,178 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    32%, I have found ancestors in The Great Migration Study Project.
•    9%, I have found ancestors in the Early New England Families Study Project.      
•    28%, I have found ancestors in both projects.    
•    20%, I haven't found ancestors in either project.              
•    13%, I'm not sure if I have found ancestors in these projects.     
•    11%, I don't have any ancestors who lived in New England in the 17th century.  

This week's survey asks if you have Native American ancestry. Take the survey now!

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