Know your lineage. It is who you are.

Like it or not, you are the sum of your ancestors.

A person’s family history includes a thorough study of not only one’s ancestors but also the siblings and children of any given couple. Of course, their story is not complete without a good understanding of the places they lived, the laws in effect at the time and the local and national events that inevitably shaped and affected their lives.

Each generation doubles the number of direct ancestors

Everyone has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents and so on. By the time one reaches 10 generations, there are 512 grandparents. Most likely these 512 direct line ancestors had additional surviving children who generated additional offspring. These are your cousins. Chances are you have a lot of them that you are totally unaware of.

This sample timeline provides a glimpse of what 10 generations might look like.

Introduction to Genealogy

On this page you will find:

  • The Genealogical Proof Standard​
  • Basic how to's
  • Charts, and Genealogical Software

Genealogical Resources & Information

On this page you will find:

  • Education
  • Genealogy Websites
  • DNA Testing

My Personal Creations and Projects

On this page you will find:

  • Biographies
  • Case Studies
  • Published Articles

My Services

I contract hourly or by project for:

  • Genealogical Research
  • Family Histories & Pedigrees
  • Chart Creation

Including yourself, eight generations total 129 direct line individuals in your family tree. Add another three generations and there are 1025.

You are the sum of all of your ancestors.  Change just one and you would be a different person if you existed at all.