did you know? and what do you really know?

Okay, so first…

Go here… and check that out.

Then, go here… and check that out.

Did you know that?  Had you really even considered that?  I only sort of had.

Oh, you really should read this, too…

How many of your ancestors do you know?  What do you know about the ones you do know of?

Essentially, to wrap up what those links give you, is that you genetics are “shaped” like your family tree.  They branch out farther and farther as you go up with more and more people.  (Remember how everybody has two parents?  And those two parents have two parents…)  And you gets bits of your genes and DNA from all along the way.

I haven’t done the exercise and looked up how many I have in each generation back, but it’s interesting to know I have bits from all over the tree!

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3 responses to “did you know? and what do you really know?

  1. Through 10 generations, I have 124 out of 1,023 people for 12.12%. but that’s a little skewed since my aunt’s tree holds more past the 5th generation.

    So I looked at my dad’s alone. Through that same 10th generation, I have 92 out of 496 people for 18.54%. (Can you tell I concentrated just on my dad’s direct line and there’s plenty of holes to fill?)

  2. Here’s how that broke down for including both sides…

    Generations 1-5 = 16/ 16 = 100%
    Generation 6 = 26/ 32 = 81.25%
    Generation 7 = 29/ 64 = 45.31%
    Generation 8 = 22/ 128 = 17.18%
    Generation 9 = 17/ 256 = 6.64%
    Generation 10 = 14/ 512 = 2.73%

  3. I really only hold my Dad’s on my tree, so here’s how that looks…

    Generations 1-5 = 8/ 8 = 100%
    Generation 6 = 16/ 16 = 100%
    Generation 7 = 23/ 32 = 71.87%
    Generation 8 = 22/ 64 = 34.37%
    Generation 9 = 17/ 128 = 13.28%
    Generation 10 = 14/ 256 = 5.46%

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