Finding Grandpa Bill

My mom's maiden name is Harper, so when we started doing our family tree over a decade ago, she wanted to trace the Harper name. We were stuck at her great-great-grandfather, a man named James William Harper. He was not on any census record with his parents. There were several Harper families in the Cheatham/Davidson …

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Number of Ancestors

Have you ever wondered how many ancestors you have? The numbers below are amazing. Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents 2nd Great-Grandparents 3rd Great-Grandparents 4th Great-Grandparents 5th Great-Grandparents 6th Great-Grandparents 7th Great-Grandparents 8th Great-Grandparents 9th Great-Grandparents 10th Great-Grandparents 11th Great-Grandparents 12th Great-Grandparents 13th Great-Grandparents 14th Great-Grandparents 15th Great-Grandparents 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1,024 …

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