August 20, 2016

Our family tree research goes on...

I enjoy working on our family tree. We have many pastors, preachers, judges and lawyers in our history. This evening, I verified that my uncle of my sister-in-law of a sister-in-law of my brother-in-law of our eighth great-grandmother of her husband of our second great-grandmother of her husband of my fourth great-grandmother is President George Washington.

Don't get excited. I was told by a well-known genealogist that if you have thirty-three generations of ancestors, and each family has two parents and two children, by the time you get to magic generation #33, you will have one-trillion relatives.

So if you are "related to" King Charlemagne or Julius Ceasar… take a deep breath. It's not that big a deal.

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