In order to be born, you needed:
16 second great-grandparents
36 third great-grandparents
64 fourth great-grandparents
128 fifth great-grandparents
256 sixth great-grandparents
512 seventh great=grand-parents
1,024 eighth great-grandparents
2048 ninth great-grandparents
For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed a total of 4,094 ancestors over the last 400 years.
Think for a moment – How many struggles? How many battles? How many difficulties? How much sadness? How much happiness? How many love stories? How many expressions of hope for the future?–did your ancestors have to undergo for you to exist in this present moment…..
Taken from a Facebook post from Genealogy Tips and Links