Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

Here's the math:

Parents:  2
Grandparents:  4
Great-Grandparents:  8
2nd Great-Grandparents:  16
3rd Great-Grandparents:  32
4th Great-Grandparents:  64
5th Great-Grandparents: 128
6th Great-Grandparents: 256
7th Great Grandparents:  512
8th Great-Grandparents:  1,024
9th Great-Grandparents:  2,048
10th Great-Grandparents:  4,096

38th Great-Grandparents:  1,099,511,627,776

If you want to see the progression from 10th to 38th great-grandparents, go to the Number of Ancestors in a Given Generation chart.

-- submitted by Linda Mecchi

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