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The Daily Genealogist: Reading Genealogical Publications in Electronic Format

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about about accessing books on mobile devices. 3,924 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected The results are:
•    50%, Desktop or laptop computer
•    30%, Tablet (including iPad)
•    29%, Amazon Kindle
•    9%, Barnes and Noble Nook
•    1%, Sony Reader, Kobo E-reader, PocketBook, or BeBook Neo
•    14%, Smart phone (including the iPhone)
•    20%, I read books on two or more of these devices.
•    1%, I use a different electronic format to read books.
•    6%, I do not read books electronically but would if I had an e-reader.
•    25%, I do not read books electronically and do not wish to.
This week's survey asks what kinds of genealogical publications you would be likely to read in electronic format. Take the survey now!
 


The Daily Genealogist: Accessing Books on Mobile Devices

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. 3,704 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    5%, I have no lines of consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    20%, I have a line of two consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    31%, I have a line of three consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    22%, I have a line of four consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    11%, I have a line of five consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    4%, I have a line of six consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of seven consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    1%, I have a line of eight consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of nine or more consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).   
•    2%, I don't know.    
This week's survey asks about accessing books on mobile devices. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations of A Given Name

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if any of your ancestral couples (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) came from significantly different backgrounds. 4,085 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    29%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different social classes.   
•    33%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from families with different economic statuses.    
•    46%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different religious backgrounds.    
•    37%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from households that spoke different languages.    
•    34%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different ethnicities.    
•    4%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different racial backgrounds.   
•    31%, No, I am not aware of any significant differences between the backgrounds of any of my ancestral couples.    
 
This week's survey asks about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. Take the survey now!
 


The Daily Genealogist: Ancestral Couples from Different Backgrounds

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if any of your grandparents lived their entire lives in one state or province. 5,171 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    17%, All four of my grandparents each lived in only one state or province.    
•    13%, Three of my grandparents each lived in only one state or province.    
•    27%, Two of my grandparents each lived in only one state or province.    
•    17%, One of my grandparents lived in only one state or province.    
•    26%, None of my grandparents lived in only one state or province.    
•    1%, I don't know.     
 
This week's survey asks if any of your ancestral couples (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) came from significantly different backgrounds. Take the survey now!
 


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!


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