HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS.
I APPRECIATE EVERY ONE OF YOU. I WISH YOU ALL A SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH YEAR IN 2015!
This is a topic that was first shared last year on Randy Seaver’s blog Genea-Musings. It’s all about the statistics or numbers in your database.
OK, numbers aren’t so much fun, right? But, they can certainly tell us if we are making progress in our research. And, that is a good thing.
If you use Legacy you can read my post from last January about how to find your statistics. Click here http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/2014/01/how-to-find-your-family-statistics-in.html
Here are my statistics from last year:
(CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT)
- Have I made progress in my research?
- Have I added more people/individuals?
- Do I have more Master Sources?
- How about my source citations, more or not?
- How does my percentage of citations compare to last year?
I see some increases in the numbers, so apparently some progress was made this past year
One statistic that I am particularly interested in, is my percentage of citing sources. Last year I had a great result in that I was 222.3% sourced. To get that number you divide your number of individuals into your citations. So last year I divided 9060 by 4075.
This year I will divide 9719 by 4363. That comes out to 222.7%. So, I am still sourcing my entries and in fact my number has gone up a bit. That’s good to know.
Here are the some of the above statistics compared between years.
|NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS||4075||4363||+288|
|NUMBER OF FAMILIES||1451||1543||+ 92|
|UNIQUE SURNAMES||1062||1143||+ 81|
|MASTER SOURCES||687||712||+ 25|
I have only listed some of the statistics, but you can see that there has been an increase in all of them.
My challenge to you is to run the same kind of report from your software. Then, at the end of 2015, compare it and see how you are doing
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR 2015?
* To increase the number of source citations you have?
* To increase the number of individuals?
* To be better at citing your sources?
Whatever they are, use your software to it’s full capacity and it will help you stay on track.
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