The poll had asked the question “Has Your Genealogy Research Uncovered Any “Famous” Or “Infamous” Ancestors?”
The results of the poll showed the following from the 38 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question. The numbers show that 19 responses (50%) noted they have discovered “famous” or “infamous” ancestors while 19 responses (50%) indicated they have not discovered any “famous” or “infamous” ancestors in their research.
A dead heat!
I am actually surprised at the high number of “Yes” responses indicating individuals discovered “famous” or “infamous” ancestors in their research. Maybe I am biased because I do not think I have made any discoveries of these kind of ancestors, other than a few that had a run-in with the law! No Presidents or Generals or Kings for me! (of course maybe my deep Polish ancestry might yet still connect to a King or two just waiting for my discovery!!).
I guess what is my definition of “famous” or “infamous” might not be your definition of the same term as you relate it to your ancestral discoveries. Maybe the uncertainty of such a clear-cut interpretation might have contributed to the 50/50 response that I saw.
Glad I left this poll so not exact and left it to your imagination to determine the “famousness” or “infamousness” of your own ancestors.
I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw! So come on down —— affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research. Your answers count.
I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly. Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.
A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll. Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.
Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog. Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”. In here you will find the statistical results of the 18 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”. If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.
Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:
Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!
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