posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 02:04 AM
Hello everyone of ATS,Just starting a thread about family genealogy which has been abit of a passion of mine for quite a while and was just wondering
if and how far back anyone elts here has been able to trace their genealogy?
As stated in my introduction thread I have been able to trace my own lineages back 5582 years at 170 generations on my Mum`s side and the same amount
of years but at 185 generations on my Dad`s side. But that said I had been wondering how far back it had gone and pushed it as far back as I possibly
could trace it. I was able to push it this far with family ythos and stories (by either proving or debunking them) and constantly second guessing
myself for who was who in the tree and varifying or debunking indeviduals in the tree through a minimum of 12 different genealogy sites and archive
records. Never have I paid for any research other then to receive copies of hard documents form archive departments in person.
I know it may sound ridiculous how far back it goes but I do have each indevidual acounted for and the tree mapped out for it. I had come across some
snags however when I was told that my Mum had been adopted and thought that most of my research had been for naught; but as it turns out the adoptive
side were cousins through a matrilineal line of the family anyways. My personal birth lineages decend from various royaltiy to middle nobility to
voyagers who were mostly master masons, trappers, weaponsmiths and apothecaries instead of the usual assumed stereotype of peasant farmers.
The tree crosses at least 21 nationalities and even more individual cultures and tribes Which makes myself quite the mutt lol. Currently I`d be
considered French-Metis-Danish and Prussian.
My wife`s side is just as long but with interesting people more close to her current generation such as being decended from the Dukes of
Richmond-Lennox as well as having Otto Von Bismarck as an ancestor.
I am aware that the further back in generation the less bearing it has on DNA and one`s current status in life and everything so there is no reason to
point that out; I just thought it would be fun and interresting to see how far back some others of the comunity have been able to trace their lineages
so let`s keep it civil please. It is not about bragging or anything I just find that if people would be able to do a full family tree that they might
apreciate history abit more then they seem to by looking into their ancestor`s everyday lives and the times and politics that they lived in is all.
I did do a search but didn`t come up with a similar topic. If there is I apologise for starting a new thread of the same topic but if there are any
old threads of the same type then it might be interresting for new and older members to participate in a fresh thread.
Mods I hope I put this in the correct forum and if not please move to the forum best suited as I`m not too sure of regular members are able to move a
posted thread to different forums.
Here are some helpfull links to genealogy sites I found rather helpfull:
edit on 11 06 13 by nergalbanda1 because: links not working