A chart or record set detailing the direct ancestors of an individual.

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How to display an exponentially growing family tree in a practical way?

I have now almost completed my family tree, having each branch going back to approximately the French revolution, discovering dozens of previously unknown ancestors. I would like to share the family ...
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Number of ancestors after 30 generations [duplicate]

If I'm calculating this right when I go back 30 generations I should have a billion ancestors. But that's more than the human population of the entire world around the time of the Middle Ages. 2 x 2 ...
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Displaying pedigree of both husband and wife on same chart?

Is there a pedigree chart available with which I can make both my family tree and my wife's family tree on the same chart? Both the trees have a common ancestor which is what I'm trying to figure ...
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What chart I should use to draw this relationship?

I have a case of a family having a complex relation. I looked at some pedigree templates to draw this, but I can't. Husband was married to Wife who passed away after three years of marriage. They ...
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How do I determine our common ancestor?

I'm trying to find a match for DNA that is narrowed down to go through my dad's line and another person's paternal line. I'm thinking if I could compare our fathers' pedigree surnames it might reveal ...
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Interpreting the Trussell Family Tree

I am having trouble interpreting a family tree of the Trussell family that I found: Specifically, near the top right, I see: "WILLIAM = ROHESE dau[ghter] and heir of WILLIAM PANTULF of Cublesdon ...
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Average number of ancestors

Every individual has two parents, four grand-parents and so on. This would yield an astronomical number of ancestors even after a small number of generations, e.g. 235 ∼ 34 billions. The solution ...
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How many ancestors alive 1000 years ago does a person have on average?

I was thinking about something the other day (that is probably stupid), and thought this would be a good place to talk about it. If someone wanted to draw its family tree over the last 1000 years, he'...
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Recording/verifying information from pedigree chart in Legacy?

I have recently received a printed pedigree chart of 20 pages. My mother is included in the chart. How/where do I start recording this information in Legacy? How/where do I start to verify the ...
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How well do I know my ancestors (at least superficially)?

What I am hoping to learn in this Question is the correct terminology and any tools available for determining what I will try to describe below. Firstly, I know that I will never know all my ...