Genea Challenge One: The 16th Greats Greats and their Descendants

Genea Challenge One: The 16th Greats Greats and their Descendants

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This is my first challenge completed for the Genealympics.  Challenge number one is to pick one of my 16th great grandparents and tally up the descendants.

I can earn medals based on how many descendants are in the line.  Since I really want the best medal I can get, I’m chosing my Pacheco line.  Good Catholics, multiple marriages, and big families… 😀

My great great grandparents were Jacintho Pacheco and Ana Jacinta de Mello.  Jacintho was born ca 1830 in Fenais da Vera Cruz (Fenais d’Ajuda), Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  Ana was born ca 1835 in Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  They were married sometimes around 1860 and had 8 children.

I used RootsMagic’s statistic report to determine how many descandants were from this line.  The report told me that there were 1006 descendants from this line.  Hmmm…that seems like an awful lot, doesn’t it?

I decided to delve further.  By searching on Google, I found that there is another way to get the total number of descendants from a line. It involves color coding the descendants, creating a list, and exporting that list.  These are the instructions that I found.   At the end of the export, it tells you how many people are in the list.  It came out to 1007.  If I minus Jacintho, that makes 1006.

It looks like I earned a Platinum medal for 250 descendants or more.  Did I set a new world record?  I guess we’ll have to see at the end of the games!





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