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From:"Ray Brindle" <>Subject:RE: [CHS] A QUESTION OF MATHEMATICS IIDate:Tue, 16 Mar 2004 08:59:25 +1100In-Reply-To:<20040315001528.10562.qmail@web25010.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>John asks: "When, if ever, should a reasonably sane person call it a day?"

A reasonably sane person wouldn't even start (he says cheerfully)!

Carry on obsessively and free of guilt, dear friends.

Ray

in Oz

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From: John Phillips [mailto:]

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Subject: [CHS] A QUESTION OF MATHEMATICS II

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So the serious question to all this is: What is the likely number of direct

ancestors that anyone could reasonably identify? Of the possible 8090, I

have managed to identify, with some degree of certainty, and I'll put it no

better than that, 185!! And I thought I was doing well. This includes one 11

x great grandparent. I have a number of brick walls which I have absolutely

no hope of breaking down, and a few more which might respond to some more

available information in the future. Lines in Ireland, and a few more common

names are fraught with problems. When, if ever, should a reasonably sane

person call it a day?

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John Phillips

(Yorkshire, UK)

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