The next research area we will explore in the My Research Progress view is Death Statistics. If you click on the Death Statistics link, the center area of the screen in My Research Progress view will appear. In the top 2/3 of the screen you will see a bar chart and below the chart a series of links that echo or repeat the information that is graphically displayed in the bar chart.
Each bar in the chart displays a series of statistic labels and up to 3 colored bars:
- Located research: people with an identified date or location
- Partial research: people with approximate date (about 1783, circa 1850, between 1850-1850) or a generic location (Germany, England, California). Several death statistics do not have a partial research option and when the case, not applicable will be displayed as the hyperlink text, and the hyperlink will not work.
- Missing research: people without the date (dates in report are guesstimated by GenDetective) or people without any location for the event (born 15 Jan 1783, no country identified, information left blank)
Clicking on any single bar or link below the chart will display the names of the people who meet the selected criteria. For example: people with a full death date, or people with an approximate death date or people with an estimated death date.
To get a list of people who have estimated death dates (maybe they disappeared between census years), click on the colored bar or link for people with partial death dates! Once you click on a colored bar, below the graph a list of the people
who meet the criteria will appear. It is really is that easy, your research opportunities with a click of the mouse!
Below the bar chart, look to the left of the text that says “414 Direct Relatives”. Do you see the hyperlink “Print this list”? Clicking on this link results in a report that looks similar to the report on the left. The report generated will reflect the context of the bar that you clicked on (missing death date, has an obituary, etc).
In GenDetective the following demographics are included in death statistics:
|Demographic or Statistic||Sample Chart|
|Death Date: people with death date or an approximate death date, or missing death date|
|Death Location: people with a specific death location, a generic death location or a missing death location|
|Burial Date: people with a specific burial date, a generic burial date or a missing burial date|
|Burial Location: people with a specific burial location, a generic burial location or a missing burial location|
|Will/Probate (Estate): people with a located or not found estate|
|Obituaries Found: people with a located or missing obituary|
|Cemetery Marker Found: people with a located or missing cemetery marker|
You can see the power of this graphic depiction of your research and how quickly you can identify research opportunities.