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From:"crscott" <>Subject:Re: [APG] CharlemagneDate:Fri, 9 May 2008 11:17:28 -0400References:<677301180805090712h5fdb0e6w9d480df489741170@mail.gmail.com>In-Reply-To:<677301180805090712h5fdb0e6w9d480df489741170@mail.gmail.com>Allow me the opportunity to rephrase.

As a person of European origins there is statiscial "certainty" that you

descend from Charlemagne either through one of his children or one of the

numerous illigetimate children wandering around his household.

As a genealogist your task is to determine exactly how that relationship

exists. It is not the purpose of statistical analysis to determine the exact

relationship that you have to Charlemagne, but to express the probability

that such a relationship exists.

I have seen several articles over the years (which I of course can not put

my hands on) which describe the impact of pedigree collapse.

I assume that the number of generations between Charlemagne and I to be a

round 50 /- 2 generations. I have not counted. Nor have I proven the seven

different ways that I connect through the illegitimate children. I am not

much of a medeavilist, except as it relates to my one proven line to Henry

II, which does not connect to Charlemagne.

So 2 to the 50th power is this big number. Do the math.

Combine that with the concept that royalty has a better go of it than us

poor common folk. If there is a problem with this caveat then I want to be

the prince and you can be the serf. My personal experience is that if you

are able to get far enough back you in your research you relate to royalty.

C.

Craig R. Scott, CG

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