Official Website of the Co. Tyrone Mail List
A Whole Lot of Ancestors


CoTyroneHeadstone_logo (5K)
Click banner to submit/search the Project!

A Whole Lot of Ancestors

Compiled by Teena


Ancestors are the people who, years ago, gave birth to children, that had children who have been your kinsmen or your Kinfolk. They are your relatives. As a group, they make up your ROOTS of your LINES of DESCENT and appear on your PEDIGREE CHART

Each person has

2 Parents
4 Grand-parents
8 Great-Grandparents
16 Great-Great Grand-parents
32 Great, Great, Great Grand-parents
64 Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents
128 Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents
256 Great, Great Great Great Great Great Grandparents
512 Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents
1024 Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandparents

  Obviously this means that you have a great many relatives or Kin. Many of these are your cousins, Aunts & Uncles, Great or not so great Grandparents.

We do not realize just how many relatives we have.

Genealogy is the study of one's ancestors, or a collection about the information of one's relatives. A PEDIGREE is an attempt to prove a person's relationship to another who lived in the past.



Return to County Tyrone's Home Page