Family History Labs Survey - USA
QUESTION 1 OF 11: How long have you been researching your family history?
Less than six months
Six months to a year
One to two years
Two to five years
QUESTION 2 OF 11: How much time a week do you spend researching your family history?
Less than one hour
One to two hours
Three to four hours
Five to six hours
Six to ten hours
QUESTION 3 OF 11: What sparked your curiosity in family history? Select all that apply.
A family member/friend started researching theirs
I saw an advert
A key life event (birth/death) inspired me to learn more about my roots
I wanted to discover more about my heritage
I wanted to find out more about a family story/mystery
I wanted to find out what kind of people my ancestors were
Who Do You Think You Are? (TV show)
I wanted to build my family tree
QUESTION 4 OF 11: What methods do you use to research your family history? Select all that apply.
Talk with family members
Go to the library
Search on Google
Search on Wikipedia
Use a family history website
Visit archive centers
Search newspaper archives
Pay a professional genealogist
QUESTION 5 OF 11: What, if anything, don't you like about researching your family history? Select all that apply.
It's too hard
It's too expensive
Family history websites are difficult to use
It's too time consuming
QUESTION 6 OF 11: What family history websites do you use? Select all that apply.
QUESTION 7 OF 11: How much are you willing to pay to research your family history?
Less than $10 a month
Less than $20 a month
Less than $30 a month
Less than $150 a year
$250 a year+
QUESTION 8 OF 11: What do you, ultimately, hope to achieve by researching your family history? Select all that apply.
Get back as far as I can with my family tree
Discover what kind of people my ancestors were
Answer a specific question/family mystery I've been told about
Get better at genealogy
Meet other like-minded people
Help other people do their family history (as well as my own)
Share my research with family/friends
Nothing in particular. This is my hobby!
QUESTION 9 OF 11: Are you a member of a genealogy society?
No, but I plan to join one
No, and I have no plans to join one
QUESTION 10 OF 11: Have you had your DNA analyzed?
No, but I plan to
No, and I have no plans to
FINAL QUESTION: If you answered 'Yes' are you happy with what you learned from your DNA analysis?
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