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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Their Family Histories Are Mysteries

Ancestry.ca commissioned a national genealogy survey of Canada with more than 1,000 respondents.

The results show that a staggering 39 per cent of Canadians cannot trace their roots back more than 100 years, and 20 per cent don't know where their families came from before moving to Canada.

The survey, conducted by MarketTools, also reveals that a surprising 24 per cent of Canadians don't know the maiden name of any of their grandmothers and 22 per cent have no idea what any of their grandfathers did for a living. [Link]
13 percent of respondents think that genealogists are doctors who perform Pap smears, and 2 percent spoke into the wrong end of the telephone.

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