Attala County, Mississippi

               


                                                ANCESTOR SEARCH

 

Sure your looking for your ancestors and looking forward with anticipation to filling in the blanks in your family tree, But did you ever stop to consider what you have let yourself in for?  Have you given any thought to the number of people involved in making you who you are.  Just five generations back and you are seeking information on eight sets of grandparents (16 people).  Ten generations back and you are researching 512 people, your 7th great grandparents.  Fifteen generations back and you will have to find 16,184 people that are your 12th great grandparents and if you were fortunate enough to be able to trace your family back to the twentieth generation your search would produce 524,288 individuals, your 17th great grandparents.  See the chart below:

 

 

                         Ancestor Chart                                         

 

 

Generation

Number of People

Relationship

               1.

1

You

               2.

2

Parents

               3.

4

Grandparents

               4.

8

Great Grandparents

               5.

16

GGGrandparents

               6.

32

GGGGrandparents

               7.

64

4th Great Grandparents

               8.

128

5th Great Grandparents

               9.

256

6th Great Grandparents

             10.

512

7th Great Grandparents

             11.

1,024

8th Great Grandparents

             12.

2,048

9th Great Grandparents

             13.

4,096

10th Great Grandparents

             14.

8,192

11th Great Grandparents

             15.

16,184

12th Great Grandparents

             16.

32,768

13th Great Grandparents

             17.

65,536

14th Great Grandparents

             18.

131,072

15thGreat Grandparents

             19.

262,144

16th Great Grandparents

             20.

524,288

17th Great Grandparents

             21.

1,048,576

18th Great Grandparents

             22.

2,097,152

19th Great Grandparents

             23.

4,194,304

20th Great Grandparents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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