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Who are your relatives?

Mary Ann Elkin

Headstone of Colorado pioneer Eliza Routt’s mother

The big event in our family this summer was a trip to Illinois. We transported the cremains of my folks to their homeland, where we became reacquainted with the people and the soil of our upbringing and our ancestors. With this powerful experience still fresh in memory, I hope to shift the focus of this blog from western history in general to topics closer to the heart. This will allow me to share tips about researching, preserving and sharing family history.

You may wonder why it matters, or what is the big deal about family history and genealogy. Perhaps this list will put it into perspective. At least, this is a good starting point.

Can you climb YOUR family tree?
1 You
2 Your parents
4 Grandparents
8 Great Grandparents
16 GG Grandparents
32 GGG
64 GGGG
128 GGGGG
256 GGGGGG
512 GGGGGGG
1,024 GGGGGGGG
2,048 GGGGGGGGG
4,096 GGGGGGGGGG
8,192 GGGGGGGGGGG
16,184 GGGGGGGGGGGG
32,768 GGGGGGGGGGGGG
65,536 GGGGGGGGGGGGGG
131,072 GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Grandparents!

Now, that’s what I call a family tree!

Joyce Lohse, http://www.LohseWorks.com

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Family history

 

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