Re: [Cz-L] Fundamental Genealogical Question

Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:10:44 +0200
To: Jerome Schatten <>, Czernowitz Discussion Group <>

J, you say:
"A person has two parents; 4 grandparents; and 8 great-grandparents, right?"

Wrong ! 16 gg-parents !

  Every grand parent has 4 g-parents just as you.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerome Schatten" <>
To: "Czernowitz Discussion Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:17 AM
Subject: [Cz-L] Fundamental Genealogical Question

> Czernowitzers...
> You would think I would know this, but I don't, so help me out here:
> A person has two parents; 4 grandparents; and 8 great-grandparents, right?
> So, when talking about grandparents, there isn't any problem; you have a
> maternal gf and a paternal gf; a maternal gm and a paternal gm, right?
> Easy peasy.
> But when talking about great-grandparents, you have eight of them: four
> maternal grand-parents and four paternal grand-parents.
> If I wanted to identify (write about) one out of the eight, how would I
> properly do that? For example: What is the proper way to identify my
> grandfather's father on my my mother's side more succinctly than 'my
> grandfather's father on my mother's side'?
> Is there a standard way of doing this?
> Help?
> jeome

This moderated discussion group is for information exchange on the subject of
 Czernowitz and Sadagora Jewish History and Genealogy. The opinions expressed
 in these posts are the opinions of the original poster only and not necessarily
 the opinions of the List Owner, the Webmaster or any other members
 or entities connected with this mailing list. The Czernowitz-L list has
 an associated web site at that includes a
 searchable archive of all messages posted to this list. As a result,
 Messages sent to the list are available to the general public within days
 of posting.

Please post in "Plain Text" (help available at:

To remove your address from this e-list follow the directions at:


To receive assistance for this e-list send an e-mail message to:
Received on 2014-03-13 09:42:22

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : 2014-04-26 21:21:03 PDT