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Monday, April 16, 2007

Death Proven More Popular Than Marriage

JDR at Anglo-Celtic Connections set out to find the top ten genealogy words in the 31,127,950 mailing-list messages archived at Rootsweb.

TEN: Death
Appearing in 2,736,649 documents, death was slightly more popular than marriage, which may say more about marriage than death. Both were mentioned more than birth.

NINE: Daughter
Despite there being more women than men genealogists, males were mentioned more often than females. Daughters were mentioned more than mothers; every mother is a daughter but not every daughter a mother.

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