Drabble by Kevin Fagan

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  1. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon said, about 10 hours ago

    Nobody can know ALL about their ancestry. Consider: In 30 generations, you have about a million ancestors – and that’s allowing for a number of cousins that married.

  2. 2old, but not really!

    2old, but not really! GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    I not only found a skeleton in our “closet” I found the whole dang bone yard!
    You don’t always get what you wish for and you certainly don’t get to pick your ancestors!

  3. Proginoskes

    Proginoskes said, about 9 hours ago

    And his grandfather is from Paris … Texas.

  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 7 hours ago

    Just how much proof do those genealogy websites require anyway. I suspect that they are like Wikipedia, all the hype and none of the proof.

  5. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, about 4 hours ago

    @Observer fo Irony

    Census, birth, death records. cemetery records or tomb stones. Military records.
    Try it out. It can be fun and it can be frustrating. I volunteer at a local LDS family history center and you do not have to be a member to go there. They have free access to several premium sites and are more than willing to help you get started. :-)

  6. WDemBlk

    WDemBlk GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    @Dr Fogg

    One of my father’s cousins did a pretty in depth 3 or 4 generations It did take a while, but he got copies of birth certificates & immagration forms. My Mom also did a bit, but hit a lot of gaps. I think my plder sister is starting to pick it up & she has Ancestry.com to help.

  7. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    Dublin, Ohio. HQ of Wendy’s. Makes sense.

  8. le-roy

    le-roy said, about 2 hours ago

    The problem of genealogy past is the lack of complete documentation. The problems of genealogy future are mobility and lack of consistent family structure.

  9. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 2 hours ago

    @RadarRecon In 30 generations, without cousin marrying cousins, you would have 536,870,912 direct line grandparents. To have just 1,000,000, there would have been lots of cousins getting married.

  10. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 2 hours ago

    All my cousin in Salt Lake has done over the last 30 years is search family history. She found one line that someone else had done that went clear back to 850 AD. Prior to about 1500 AD only royalty had sir names so everyone on it was a member of a royal family. Everyone with any European ancestry has the same background so we are all related.

  11. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    Back in the mid/late 70s (long before ancestry.com or any .com for that matter) a distant cousin did a serious genealogy — I’m part of the 8th generation listed. She self-published a book (no stories, just names, dates and locations). Did not find any famous names.

  12. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 1 hour ago

    Those born in 1950 have 137,438,953,472 (137+billion) direct line grandparents in the year 1,000 AD if no cousins ever married and generations were 25 years apart. It is likely that 25 years is too long so that number is probably much larger. The estimated total world population in 1,000 AD was 400 million. So we are all related in one way or another.

  13. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 hour ago

    I tried to get information on my familial history. I can only go back as far as grandparents because it goes to Eastern Europe and can’t find much from there.

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