Saturday, January 16, 2010

How Many Ancestors Do You Have ? Ten, One Hundred, One Thousand ?

Did you ever think about the number of ancestors you have? If you trace just one line you will have about 260 surnames when you finish nine generations. If you trace all your lines you would have about 65,500.
Many times we have lines that connect back to the same ancestor in different generations or we may have several children in one family who are all in our ancestral line. Even after allowing for some overlapping we still end up related to a lot of people in some way.
I have found that almost everyone in South Louisiana with the same surname will have a common ancestor.

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