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!