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How Many Ancestors Do I Have?

If we double the number of ancestors in each generation, 2 parents, 4 grandparents, and so on, we can see that by the time we are back 10 generations, we have the potential for 1024 ancestors. If we were to go back to the time of the Norman Conquest, we would find we...

The Joys Of Ancestry’s Public Trees

There is no doubt that Ancestry.com has changed the way that professional and novice genealogist alike conduct at least some of their research.  It is at the very least a pit stop on the trail of tracing an ancestor down.  However in the 15 years or so that I have...