This is a topic first shared by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog. I enjoy seeing my progress for the year, so I’ve taken a look at these numbers for the last 3 years.
These various reports that I generate in Legacy 8 will tell me how much progress has been made in my family tree.
HERE IS THE REPORT FROM 2014
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?
HERE IS MY REPORT FROM 2015 – Let’s compare
I see an increase in almost every number, so that’s good news.
One of the statistics I’m always interested in is my Citations. Have they increased from last year to this year? What is my percentage?
To get that number I divide the Citations by the Number of Individuals – 10834 divided by 4796.
That gives me a percentage rate, per person of 225.9%. That’s an increase of +3.2% from last year. This means I continue to cite my sources and have improved over last year.
Let’s take a look at the other numbers compared to last year.
|Number of Individuals||
|Number of Families||
I’m happy with what I see. I’ve added 1.5 individuals per day, 3 citations per day and 1.7 events per day. I suspect the small drop in Master Sources is probably just me cleaning up my list, which I do regularly.
My primary goal has never been to see how many people I can have in my tree. I’ve been researching for 12 years. Since I’ve been retired these past six years, I research almost daily. My primary concern is to document what I find and do thorough work, while growing the tree. These results prove to me that I am meeting my goals.
DO YOU HAVE GOALS FOR 2016?
If so, what are they?
- Better sourcing
- More people added to your tree?
- Go back & review the family members you added long ago?
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Diane, your stats look great. I will be going back and reviewing collateral individuals I added long ago while doing better sourcing. ~ CathyReplyDelete
Thanks Cathy. It's not a bad way to begin the year. I don't compare the stats throughout the year, so it's always a surprise. I've done what you're going to do in going back. I even went back to myself and filled in events and addresses and then to my parents etc. I wish you a super successful year in your research and look forward to your posts.Delete
Thank you Diane for your best wishes. Is there a way I can get a notice when you reply to my comments?Delete
Cathy - I think there is a box you can check to get comments on that particular post. Course then when you're tired of them, you can just delete or cancel the comments. I do know this is an option in the Word Press blogs and I believe it is also an option for Blogger. Let me double check :) :)Delete
I found it. There is a little "notify me" box on the far right side, under the word "sign out."
Thank-you, Diane. What a great way to look at what you've done over the course of a year! A good reminder to show that all the little pieces of work you do over the course of the year really add up.ReplyDelete
Thanks Debby. I agree. It's always nice to know how much progress we are making.Delete