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The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations in One Photo

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Lynn Betlock
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The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if any of your ancestors worked as police officers or firefighters. 4,084 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:

    28%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a police officer.    
    19%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a firefighter.    
    4%, I have a family tradition of police service, with multiple family members serving.    
    5%, I have a family tradition of firefighting service, with multiple family members serving.    
    1%, I am a police officer.    
    1%, I am a firefighter.    
    58%, No, I know of no ancestors who were police officers or firefighters.    


This week's survey asks about the largest number of generations of your family pictured in a single photograph. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Police Officer and Firefighter Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
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 The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked what you believe is the most important factor in getting results in your research. 4,294 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    23%, Skill and experience    
•    2%, Luck/serendipity    
•    71%, Dedication and hard work    
•    3%, I'm not sure.

This week's survey asks if any of your ancestors worked as police officers or firefighters. Take the survey now!
 



The Daily Genealogist: Genealogical Serendipity

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked what kinds of genealogical publications you would be likely to read in electronic format. More than one answer could be selected. 3,438 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    63%, Books of records from a single source (example: Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes)  
•    65%, Books of records compiling data from multiple sources (example: Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700)    
•    70%, Genealogies/family histories    
•    68%, Local histories (example: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Mass.)    
•    51%, Books from the Great Migration series    
•    35%, How-to books (example: Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research)  
•    51%, Back issues of periodicals    
•    38%, Other types of genealogically related publications    
•    8%, I do not read books in electronic format--but would be likely to buy an e-reader if more genealogically related books were available electronically.    
•    16%, I do not read books in electronic format--and do not plan to.    
 
This week's survey asks about the role of luck in your research. Take the survey now!

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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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!

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