Something basics about genealogy:
How many ancestors do I have?
One possibility to show your ancestors are the so called Kekulé-Numbers.
The person you start with gets No. 1, the father number 2 and the mother
number 3. Every father gets the double-number, the corresponding mother one number
Genealogy is wide spreaded in the Internet. If you enter this word in google,
you will get millions of answer-pages.
Who enters his lastname and the word "ancestors" in Google will often see
that there are hundred of pages about the own family name. If you are lucky your
name is in a database of a genealogist and you get your ancestors for free(free
means not to pay for and not to spend hours over hours for searching).
Because in every generation the numbers of ancestors are doubled, after
20 generations you already have over one million ascendents, by this being in
the 14th/15th century. In the 11th century it would be one billion ascendents.
But at this time there were only 550 million people living on the whole earth.
The contradiction may be solved, because there are many related people who married, so
the number of ancestors decreased significantly.
Because of this significant relationship between many people, we can assume that every
European (and of course every American - except all of his ancestors are native
Americans) is related to every person that lived in the time of Jesus.
The Diers - Family #
The Pieperjohanns - Family #
The Suesens - Family #
The Rodiek - Family #
The Sandersfeld - Family #
The Gode - Family from Holle #
The Hedemann - Family #
The von Hedemann - Family #
In the follow I presentated my ancestors in two different ways:
⇒ The ancestors of my grandchild desribed with Kekulé-Numbers
Another possibility is the presentation with Personal-Ancestry-File(PAF),
a program from the Mormons:
⇒ My ancestors and relatives shown with the PAF-Program
If you like to have my ancestors in an english database
please click here
Another presentation you can find
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The Internet-site Geneanet.com is of special interest for people who don't speak much
english, because it's possible to see your ancestors also in a Spanish-, French-,
Italian- or Dutch-Language Surface.
Here are comments possible:
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