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    Are generations long or short in your family?

    I was born in the 1990s, my father was born in the 1950s and my paternal grandfather was born in... 1904 (!).

    So, generations are long in my family. Also my father is the youngest of 5 brothers.

    I was able to easily trace my direct paternal line back to year 1800 because it is only a few generations away.

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    Grand father was born around 1922
    Father-late 1950s
    Me-1990s
    Last edited by RougeS; 11-22-2018 at 07:39 AM.

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    my grandfathers were 69 and 79 years old at my birth and my oldest great-grandparent would have been 116 years old
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    My 9x paternal GG grandfather was born in 1572 which is 36 yrs per generation on average.

    On the other hand when my youngest was born I still had a G grandmother and until recently I was simultaneously a grandson and grandfather.
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    Both my parents were young when I was born.

    Maternal side: Grandfather 1923, Grandmother 1935, Mum 1966, Me 1984
    Paternal side: Grandfather 1937, Grandmother 1941, Dad 1965

    The previous generation is interesting on my mother’s paternal side as her grandparents that side were born 1878 and 1882. So not too many generations after the abolition of slavery in Mauritius.
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    My paternal family line is odd, but would be classified as long
    Since 1792 , which was the third of four son, my line comes from the last son......that now makes it seven since 1792.

    Age of father at birth of last son since 1792are
    31
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    European = 99.2%............Central Asian = 0.8% .............Yfull - 1460BC
    Father's Mtdna .........T2b17
    Grandfather's Mtdna .......T1a1e
    Sons Mtdna .......K1a4
    Maternal Grandfather paternal......I1d-P109...CTS6009
    Wife's Ydna .....R1a-Z282

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    The generations are long enough in my family. I've done out a table of some of my family lines just to give a snapshot. I've followed the direct paternal and maternal lines for both parents. It gives the decade when they were born and their age when my ancestor was born.

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    Paternal ancestor (Y): Martin Kelly b. c1830 in Co. Roscommon (Uí Maine/Hy Many)
    Father's mtDNA: Catherine Fleming b. c1831 in Co. Roscommon (H27e)
    Maternal ancestor (mt): Anne McDermott b. c1814 in Co. Roscommon
    Paternal great grandfather (mt): Mary Connella b. c1798 in Co. Roscommon (T2a1a8)

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    I know that I was born when my father was 34 and my mother was 26, my maternal grandfather was 75 (had my mother at 49) and my maternal grandmother was 65 (had my mother at 39).
    I have to check for the rest of my grandparents etc.

    Back in the day , they used to start having children in their 20s but they kept having children late (until menopause basically), so generations didn't have the same length for all siblings.

    Edit: I'm a 90s kid.
    Last edited by Ignis90; 11-22-2018 at 04:17 PM.
    Paternal Y-DNA haplogroup: E-M35>E-Z827>L19>M81>M183
    Maternal [grandfather] Y-DNA: E-M35>E-Z827>L19>M81>M183>PF2477>PF2546
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    13910: TT (rs4988235 AA)
    22018: AA (rs182549 TT)

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    I'm the eldest of my siblings. My dad was 24 and my mom was 20 when I was born, so pretty young.

    Without spending a lot of time counting beans, my impression is that 30 years or so per generation is about average in my family.

    One big exception: my maternal grandfather was quite a bit older than my maternal grandmother. He was born in 1876 and she in 1903! My maternal grandfather had already been married and had a large family, but his first wife passed away. My grandmother was his second wife. He was tall and rangy and very active, so he fathered an entire second family with my grandmother.

    Here he is:

    James Walter Gist my maternal grandfather.jpg
     


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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    I'm the eldest of my siblings. My dad was 24 and my mom was 20 when I was born, so pretty young.

    Without spending a lot of time counting beans, my impression is that 30 years or so per generation is about average in my family.

    One big exception: my maternal grandfather was quite a bit older than my maternal grandmother. He was born in 1876 and she in 1903! My maternal grandfather had already been married and had a large family, but his first wife passed away. My grandmother was his second wife. He was tall and rangy and very active, so he fathered an entire second family with my grandmother.

    Here he is:

    James Walter Gist my maternal grandfather.jpg
    My maternal grandfather's mother was 51 when he was born, or so we thought. I was in my twenties when we found out Aunty Girt wasn't actually Aunty : )

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