An account or history of the descent of a person or
family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in
the natural order of succession; a pedigree.
The research of your family history. Searching to find out who your forfathers were and where they were from. Keeping a record or tree of where your genes originated from.
THE 1ST GENERATION
THE 2ND GENERATION (2-3)
THE 3RD GENERATION (4-7)
4--grandfather, (your fathers father)
5--grandmother, (your fathers mother)
6--grandfather, (your mothers father)
7--grandmother, (your mothers mother)
THE 4TH GENERATION (8-15)
8--great grandfather, (your grandfathers father)
9--great grandmother, (your grandfathers mother)
10--great grandfather, (your grandmothers father)
11--great grandmother, (your grandmothers mother)
12--great grandfather, (your grandfathers father)
13--great grandmother, (your grandfathers mother)
14--great grandfather, (your grandmothers father)
15--great grandmother, (your grandmothers mother)
THE 5TH GENERATION (16-31)
THE 6TH GENERATION (32-63)
Each time you add a generation the numbers double. Number 1s father is #2, his grandfather is #4 and great grand father is #8. If you want their wives you add one to the number.
You can add as much info to your trees as you like such as Medical History, Birth/Death Dates/Places, Siblings, Children.
When you do some serious (most often sexual) research among several family members.
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