CKD: Famille Cleenewerck de Kiev | The House of Kiev |


Lessons from Genealogy

Genealogy may seem like a futile exercise, as Gandalf explains about the decline of Gondor, in the Lord of Rings: The old wisdom born out of the west was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the old names of their descent dearer than the names of their […]

Other Family Lines

Every human being is the result of countless (but finite) generations of parents, and the number of ancestors is easily computed: 8th generation -200 (years ago) ancestors: 256 9th generation -225 ancestors: 512 10th generation -250 ancestors: 1,024 11th generation -275 ancestors: 2,048 One is almost certain to find “interesting” lines of ancestry, which become […]