Multiple Lines of Descention

Started by Carrie Todd on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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9/13/2011 at 6:18 AM

Has anyone else find they are descendant of certain persons a few times over? Example- I am descendant of Edward the 1st thru 2 daughters( one of them Joan of Acre twice by 2 of her daughters) and Edward the 2nd. It get a little confusing til I see direct path of relation. I know that the royals married each other to keep blood line and make alliances but geesh! :)

9/13/2011 at 6:27 AM

Prince Charles is descended in 99 different ways from William the Silent, and thousands of ways from charlemagne. it is called ancestral collapse. you have more ancestors living 1000 years ago then there were people in the world so they start doubling up

9/13/2011 at 6:58 AM

Thanks. I had not heard the term Ancestral Collapse.

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9/13/2011 at 8:25 PM

Neither had I. Sounds made up. Probably isn't but it sounds that way! But like you I am connected to historical people several way , through several line. Example. King Henry the 2ND of England. I come down through William Longspree and King John. Also more recently three sisters married two brothers and another of my relatives. Then their children inter married cousins and then the thrid gen. did the same things. It can get messy but interesting.Judy

Michael
9/13/2011 at 8:28 PM
9/14/2011 at 7:28 AM

Wow thats a really helpful link there Mike. :D Thanks!

Michael
9/14/2011 at 8:37 AM

my 17th cousin once removed don't remember his name but he shared that with me...

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