Seventy-eight percent of survey respondents said theyre interested in learning more about their families, but half could name only one or none of their grandparents, 60 percent didnt know both grandmothers maiden names, and 22 percent couldnt say what either grandfather did or does for a living.
Half the survey respondents had ever researched their roots.
This may be a bit unexpected: More young people than older people were among the 78 percent wanting to know more about their roots. Eighty-three percent of 18-to-34-year-olds were interested, followed 35-to-54-year-olds at 77 percent and those 55 and older at 73 percent.
Could be the older folks are already doing genealogy and know a lot about their families, so theyre not as worried about learning more.
The research firm MarketTools conducted the survey. Information about the number of respondents and how they were surveyed wasnt available.
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