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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.
reply to post by winofiend
Actually we all have a common ancestor in firstly, Adam and Eve. And then secondly, Noah and his wife. Of this I am pretty certain.
Actually, that is your belief and yes you seem certain that that belief is true. Never the less, it is a belief, it is not a fact that you can prove. I am not asking for proof, beliefs by their very nature cannot have proofs, otherwise they would be cold hard facts.
I do not want to dissuade you from that belief, but I would ask kindly dear sir if you may wish to consider phrasing such musing as 'I believe' rather than 'actually.'
Of course you may also print this on toilet paper and use it accordingly, that is up to you, but really, stating a belief as a fact is just, well, a little off.
That statement you seem to have a problem with was just a reply to winofin who also stated:
"Pretty sure everyone's family history goers right back to single celled things."
Since his was right above mine and triggered mine, why not address his comment, which was basically the same as mine, first. Then I'll get back to you.
Or is there a specific reason you didn't go tell him to write his belief down on toilet paper? Interesting to see your reply.edit on 14-11-2013 by Broom because: (no reason given)
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Alrighty. So basically, if you talk about evolution, you are good. If you talk about the Bible, or anything truthful you will get spiteful vitriolic from strangers crawling out of the woodworks? Really nice website this place is.
Next your family have an average age of having children of 32.8 years and for most of that time the average life expectancy was less than 40. I hate to be the one to say this but your numbers do not add up.
This is one of the more silly things I have read on ATS in a long time. It is amusing though.
5 thousand years? I would love to see how you did that so Iam calling BS on that.
5582 years years, you are kidding right? That is impossible, there was no accurate records during those days.
Good news is that his wifes tree is just as long
Before that I believe our family name was "De Rule" and of Viking/Scandinavian origin, goes as far back as the 10th century
After reading some of the comments it came to me that it may be possible to trace your roots way way back if you happened to be jewish ...They seem to be the only group that might have the proof to do so
I'm seriously not buying that. Not a chance. Sorry.
The original OP posted over 5000 years, maybe it was a typo. Seriously though why is that so hard to believe? I have a direct line family tree that goes back to the 9th century BC. It goes up through the royal family and beyond to the kings of Norway, Sweden & Denmark for almost 3 thousand years. It ends with King Hadding & Princess Ragnhild of Denmark 818 BC.
It´s not impossible, relatives of ours have tracked our family back before the era of Nöteborg treaty. If there are more than one person doing the study, it´s more accurate and reliable. Our ancestors has been studied by Family History Society they created back in 30`s. When you find some relatives you didn´t know of, it´s a good idea to find out if they have Family History Society which is working on it.
I hit that inevitable stumbling block of having to PAY to access genealogical databases. PAY?! Hell no.
This post was really offtopic. Sorry OP.
Or is there a specific reason you didn't go tell him to write his belief down on toilet paper? Interesting to see your reply.