Yesterday I passed another milestone in my family history, with the addition of the 1000th individual Family Historian.
I know a 1000 individuals doesn’t really sound a lot, especially given all the work I put into my family history, but I like to think in terms of quality not quantity.
All these 1000 individuals are as a result of my own hard work, not downloaded from someone else’s online tree. All of them (I think) have source records attached in one form or other.
There are many ways I could have boosted my numbers, but to me there doesn’t seem much point, I am not trying to win any prizes, and I have the rest of my life to add people to my tree.
The 1000th individual was Ann VINALL (born in Buxted, Sussex around 1851), the grand-daughter of my 4x great grandfather John VINALL.
Normally I wouldn’t have included her in my tree at this stage, after all I am still trying to trace all not 4x great grandparents not all their descendants as well. It just so happened that in the 1861 census my 4x great grandfather is living with Ann, her parents William and Louisa VINALL and some of their other children.
I could have just entered John VINALL, and left the rest, but I don’t like leaving a family half finished, as there is a good chance I might never get around to entering them for years.