Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – How Many Trees in Your Database?

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:

1) How many different “trees” do you have in your genealogy management program (i.e., RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, reunion, etc.) or online tree (e.g. Ancestry Member Tree, MyHeritage tree)?

2)  How many trees do you have, and how big is your biggest tree?  Do you have some smaller “bushes” or “twigs?”


3)  Tell us in your own blog post (please leave a link in Comments here), in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.

To find this information in Legacy Family Tree, I selected View from the menu, and then selected Trees

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This is the top of the list.

 count trees internet tree

And this is the bottom of the list.

count trees internet tree end

I have 29 separate “trees” or “bushes” or “twigs” in my Legacy Family Tree.

The largest “tree” is my family tree with my ancestors, my ex-husband’s ancestors, and their descendants.  This tree has 10,231 individuals.

On the other end, I have 10 “twigs” with only one person.  These people appear to have become unlinked from the main tree.

Some of the other “bushes” are for individuals that share the surname of my ancestors with uncommon surnames (such as Docwra, Campkin, Moncur, Prain etc), who I haven’t been able to link to my direct line yet.

I also need to do some pruning, to either merge or delete some of the “twigs”.