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About This Ancestry Site

introduction

Earth, counting from 50,000 years ago has experienced about 110 billion inhabitants of which about 7 billion are alive today. This site displays the ancestors of our youngest family members organized into 139 generations going back about 3,700 years.

Generations

Naturally, this presentation includes a very small number (6,240) of our ancestors of the potentially 103 billion deceased inhabitants of earth.

Were our ancestors to double every generation, in theory back at generation 139 we would have about 3.484491E41 ancestors which is characterized as an inverted pyramid. But about 15 generations back from today, due to a number of factor including mobility, the number of ancestors of each generation on earth reduced dramatically until we all came to one common mother and father. Welcome to the Garden Of Eden.

There are more than 700 members of royalty (called Notables) documented on this site but sadly, the lives of the vast majority of those who came before us remain undocumented and their story is lost to posterity.

navigating this site

Our family tree is presented in 165 pictorial maps each showing, on average, a family of about nineteen couples. ONE WAY to access a map is:

  • to choose the time-period in history that interests you from the centered six buttons at the bottom of the page; then
  • from the map-index displayed, you choose a family that interests you; then
  • from the map of that family, you can either choose:
  • a couple that interests you by selecting their marriage year which spawns a page showing the available particulars of that couple (some members have individual links as well); or
  • a TO-link which spawns a map showing descendants of a couple; or
  • a FROM-link which spawns a map showing ancestors of a member.

ANOTHER WAYto access a map is to select the Notables button below which will allow you to pick from among our royal ancestors. (See more navigation details on the Notables page.)

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index of families from
1530 to present

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index of families from
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index of families from
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index of families from
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index of families from
15 to 836
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index of families from
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