Determining number of persons on my family tree?
Being an adult convert I started many years ago from square one building my family tree, which now goes back several generations.
I was helping another person get started with family history work and she asked, "How many people do you have listed on your family tree?"
What a great question. But one that I could not answer, unless I clicked all over my FS tree expanding and collapsing families and counting along the way, which would take days.
My question: How can one quickly determine how many people are listed in Family Search on our personal family tree?
I've searched all over the site and could not find a way of obtaining a total without doing an exhaustive manual count?
Any ideas on how one might easily get this number? Wouldn't a little icon that reported "total individuals on my family tree" be an awesome tool to click on?
I wish there was a section that you can press and have what you have done print...thinking the same as you.0
The family tree is a collaborative tree so there is no my tree thus the system is not set up to give you a count of your family. We are all connected, where would your line end? If you have private software on your computer you can get that number because it would be just your tree.0
Dennis J Yancey ✭✭✭✭✭
who do you count and who do you not count in your compiled list??
only direct ancestors, siblings of direct ancestors?, spouses and children of direct ancestors?
the number for many users can easily explode into literally MILLIONS of people with a liberal definition of "relatives"
note this is a collaborative tree - there are literally billions of records in FamilyTree - all interconnected - and most people have some sort of relation with just about any user. If you go back far enough - all of us are cousins.
if a single person traces their lineage back 20 generations thats 2 to the 20th power - over 1 million direct ancestors - and each of those ancestors has hundred of millions of descendants.
the numbers explode to an almost unimaginable number0