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    Common ancestors with random people using FamilySearch.com

    I have been using FamilySearch.com for a while as has a friend at work. Using our deceased grandparents, we decided to see if we have any common ancestors. Turns out that we do have a couple common ancestors about 11 or 12 generations back. Thought it was really neat. Anyone willing to post up a Family Search ID to use to see if there is a common ancestor?
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    Decades ago, Mom is 94 now, she did a search on us. We came from Scotland in the very early times, pre-1700's. I never took a lot of interest into it myself = so I guess her search will be forgotten.... Why should I care as long as I am here?
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    some people are interested in their ancestors. Some aren't. On a genealogy thread you would expect to find more of the first group.

    11 or 12 generations can be a very long time. My great-grandfather was born in Ireland, around 1830 which would be 4 generations ago, from my birth date, which would be nearly 30 years per generation. So, 12 generations could be as much as 330 years, 1690 A.D. My Irish ancestors were still smashing each others head with big clubs back then.

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    I happened to run a check using information from a member here who has posted a lot of his family information. Turns out that one of his 12th great-grandmothers is the sister of one of my 12th great-grandmothers. Both of them died in 1593.

 

 

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