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This is like a continuation of the other graphic where were detailed the genealogy of the Peoples (manish races) of Middle Earth. This is the time of the Elves, from their awakening in Cuivienen to the late Third Age of the Sun and the divisions their had with the passing of time. I added some non-canon information (mainly for the Avari) taken from MERP sources.

Hope you like it and find it useful.

Your 128 great-great-great-great-great-grandparents

“Our souls as well as our bodies are composed of individual elements which were all already present in the ranks of our ancestors. The “newness” in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components.”
—Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

UPDATE: from @ayjay: “Fun fact: we don’t have 128 great-etc.-grandparents because of pedigree collapse.”


Instead of consisting of all unique individuals, a tree may have multiple places occupied by a single individual. This typically happens when the parents of an ancestor are related to each other (sometimes unbeknownst to themselves). For example, the offspring of two first cousins has at most only six great-grandparents instead of the normal eight. This reduction in the number of ancestors is pedigree collapse.

Alan says he first read about pedigree collapse in The Mountain Of Names., which is mentioned in this post from The Straight Dope:

Pedigree collapse explains why it’s so easy for professional genealogists to trace your lineage back to royalty — go far enough back and you’re related to everybody. For that matter, you’re probably related to everybody alive today. Some geneticists believe that everybody on earth is at least 50th cousin to everybody else.

National Archives is hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair!

Join for us three days genealogy! All of our lectures will be broadcast live via YouTube with captioning on StreamText.

On October 28, 29, and 30, genealogy experts from National Archives facilities around the nation and special guests from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, Ancestry.com, and FamilySearch will discuss topics ranging from preserving your own personal records to American Indian records.

Best of all, you do not need to get out of bed! The lectures will broadcast live on our National Archives YouTube channel and the handouts and presentations will be available to download at our Virtual Genealogy Fair homepage: www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair.

Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy8sqN1TUF8

Closed Captioning:

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIuirre9BN8
Closed Captioning: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=102914nara1000am

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUAq9bik8ZY
Closed Captioning: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=103014nara1000am

Have a question for our experts? No problem! Simply ask during the lectures using Twitter and the hashtag #GenFair2014 and we’ll have a dedicated question and answer time at the end of each lecture!

So gather your grandmother’s photos, pop some popcorn, and check out the Virtual Genealogy Fair schedule at www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair and tune in starting at 10 a.m. EDT next week!


Her message is as follows:

This is my twin sister. In Korea, her name was Koh, Yoen Ok. Her birthdate is also April 16,1980. She also was sent to Ilmagwon orphanage. She was also adopted through David Livingstone Missionary Foundation (now Eastern Child Welfare Society) in Korea, at the age of 5. Right now, I have a new friend reaching out to Eastern Child Welfare to hopefully find out more!! In the meantime—She could be anywhere in this world. Ask around. Contact me: shortymk@yahoo.com . I also wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. What a great opportunity I have had, to chat with people from all around the globe! I pray for all of us looking for our families and our histories. I am keeping the faith! Thank you, Daniel Hyung Joon Kim, for all of your help! Share and like! I know a lot of people wanted to see updates!

Thanks everyone for all the help, we still need to keep looking, spread the word!


Everyone, I want you to take a look at this stone. It’s a pretty standard stone for the time and the area. But this is what’s really cool: the dude lived to 107…. BORN in the 1600s and DIED in the 1800s. He saw a WHOLE CENTURY. How fricking cool is that?!?!?!

His second wife was also 74 years YOUNGER than he.

The stone reads:

Sacred to the Memory of
who died Jan. 17, 1803
Aged 107 years
Also SARAH, his 2d Wife
died Sept. 3, 1798
Aged 28 years

This is in the Matthew Watson Burial Yard, Barrington, RI.
Pictures taken by me, autumn 2012.


My friend, adoptee Sadie Rone​​, speaks out about her story and the need for adoptee rights. Her story is powerful. She demonstrates a fortitude few can imagine and I laud her for her bravery and strength. Please, share.

bastardplanet brandx

Are we being good ancestors?
—  Jonas Salk, who wrote in Anatomy of Reality: “In the realm of human consciousness the highest and most sophisticated form of self-regulation is based on our ability to see ahead. It requires a knowledge of self and the cosmos and of self in the cosmos. The evolutionary need is to increase our breadth of consciousness as human beings, to expand our range of choice for the wisest alternatives. The human capacity to anticipate and select will be the means whereby the future of human evolution will be determined.”

On Saturday I sat down with my friend alexanderchee, who recently finished up his second novel, and he shared with me the most breathtaking family history records I’ve ever seen in person outside of a museum. 

Published in a collection of nine bound and slipcased volumes, his family’s JokBo — genealogy records — are written in HanJa, which Alex says is the Korean name for Chinese characters. A friend of his who knows Chinese told him that the characters in these books are an old-fashioned, almost archaic form of the language.

Alex’s family on his dad’s side, the Korean side, are Yangban, members of the traditional ruling class. His records date to the Joseon Dynasty, which began in 1392. Not everyone’s JokBo are this elaborate and beautiful, but Alex explained that in general knowledge of ancestry is so important in Korea that “if you don’t know who your family is, you enter a space of disgrace.” This is especially difficult and painful for Korean adoptees who return to the land of their birth hoping to make a connection with the place they came from, he says. The emphasis placed on ancestry is because of ancestor worship. “Each ancestor becomes a little bit of a house god when they die.”

In the photos above are portraits of three of Alex’s ancestors, three stark and stunning “feng shui grave maps” (I hope I haven’t turned any of them upside-down and in so doing displeased the ancestors), and a couple of photos of the books themselves. (Unfortunately, if you came to this post through a permalink, you may have to click the photo above to view all the others as a slideshow.)

The pictures in the books are a small part of the whole; mostly they’re devoted to detailed family genealogies: birth dates, marriage dates, dates of death, and career accomplishments. A woman who marries “dies to her old family,” and her record becomes part of her husband’s record and starts over again in his book.

I learned so much more, but I’ll stop there for now. Thank you for sharing your family history with me, Alex! 

This is a little ridiculous…. lol


Pra-dziadkowie: Great grandparents
Dziadkowie: Grandparents

Rodzice: Parents

Ty: You

Rodzenstwo: Siblings

Dzieci: Children

Wnuki: Grandchildren

Prawnuki: Great grandchildren

Kuzyni: Cousins (Kuzyn/Kuzynka)

Siostrzenica: Your sister’s daughter (niece)

Siostrzeniec: Your sister’s son (nephew)

Bratanica: Your brother’s daughter (niece)

Bratanek: Your brother’s son (nephew)

Big news for researchers, especially genealogists!

We are pleased to announced that we’ll be livestreaming selected Know Your Records lectures on our YouTube channel starting in February.

Our experts will talk about our holdings, from ship’s logs to civil rights court cases to frakturs, to help you get started and go deeper in your research in the National Archives.

For links to February’s programs, go to http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/february.html