Genealogy is amazing, just pick up your calculator and calculate the amount of ancestors you have when you go 24 generations back.

Here you see how to calculate that:

your parents 2  (1 generation back) = 2^1

+ your grand parents 4 (2 generations back) = 2^2

+ your grand grand parents = 8 (3 generations back) = 2^3

+ your g.g.g parents = 16 (4 generations back) = 2^4

and then when you come 24 generations back, amount of ancestors:

2^1 + 2^2 + 2^3 + 2^4 + 2^5 + 2^6 + 2^7 + 2^8 + 2^9 + 2^10 + 2^11 + 2^12 + 2^13 + 2^14 + 2^15 + 2^16 + 2^17 + 2^18 + 2^19 + 2^20 + 2^21 + 2^22 + 2^23 + 2^24 = 33 554 430

and that is just your ancestors when we add the numbers of siblings and their children to those? The conclusion....we are all related.

A computer is perfect to keep all the informations available so i created AgetoAgeSqlite and here is some screnshots from it.

Have a nice day!