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Family statistics


Valued Member
near Boston Lincolnshire
I was looking at some of the features of my family tree maker programme that I do not usually look at and came across the analysis of the average life span of those in my tree

My sample size is now considerable with over 20,000 entries in the extended tree and the date of birth range from the earliest in 1425 to 2008. There are numerous deaths in childhood throught the 18th and 19th century and a few reaching 100 or more

I was suprised to find the average life span to be 58 years and 4 months.I have no idea whether or not this is what to expect or whether it is greater than would be expected, as I at first thought.

Would other members who are able like to do a similar analysis in their programmes just to see what other average life spans we can find and lets post a few for comparison.