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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 January 17 16:48 GMT (UK) »
I can only do four...but I have seen 5 generations quite often in the newspaper but this is the first 6 generation family I have seen.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 January 17 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Does it have to be all females? A son could have a child at 16 - 17 as well.

Guess so.  Doesn't seem to happen in the few examples I am aware of.

I posted an 1865 photo here a couple of months ago of 4 generations from my tree.  Someone had found a copy in an antique shop and claimed that such photos were typically all-female.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 January 17 22:22 GMT (UK) »
6 generations is amazing!  :o

I believe the record is seven generations alive at one time. Which is amazing, as quite a few of my 4x great grandparents were born in the 1700s.
One of my 2xggrandfathers was born in the 1700s.

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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 22 January 17 22:37 GMT (UK) »
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One of my 2xggrandfathers was born in the 1700s.

Ditto - very late 1700s . . .  but he certainly wasn't around when I was born.   ;D
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 22 January 17 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Does it have to be all females? A son could have a child at 16 - 17 as well.

Guess so.  Doesn't seem to happen in the few examples I am aware of

We had 5 generation until my dad passed away 3 years ago.  My great great nephew had both of his great great grandparents (my parents) alive until he was 3 and then 9.  The line is made of a mixture of male and female and he still has a great great great aunt still alive (so sort of 5 generations).

Guinness book of records has a seven generation family!
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 22 January 17 23:31 GMT (UK) »
I would think there are more than we are aware of in the past but haven't been they just haven't been reported.
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #15 on: Monday 23 January 17 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Ditto - very late 1700s . . .  but he certainly wasn't around when I was born.   ;D
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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #16 on: Monday 23 January 17 00:45 GMT (UK) »
New South Wales, Australia, more than eighty years ago, as per the live link to the newspaper cutting:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165349235 Newcastle Sun 18 August 1933.

Victoria, Australia, again more than eighty years ago, as per live link:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11952073 Argus 28 December 1936.

Concord, Newhampshire (likely this would be USA ? ) more than eighty years ago :
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136308391 World's News 3 December 1930

More:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/92366462 Chronicle 14 Feb 1935 (photo)

SEVEN generations:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/102309868 Albury Banner 30 June 1922

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Re: 6 generations alive at one time - can anyone equal this??
« Reply #17 on: Monday 23 January 17 00:51 GMT (UK) »
There are three generations after me, and I have several living relatives who are the generation older than my own parents.  :)  My eldest living rellie was born in 1910.   :)  He is full of common sense, and continues to believe in fair play, respect and 'do unto others as you would have them do unto to.

He regularly reads threads at RChat, phones me up with tips, clues, etc but declines to join, despite my regular attempts to arm twist.

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