How far back do genetics play a role in those living today?
If I was born in 1985, what is the likelihood that I would have behavior/personality traits or share a striking resemblance to one of my ancestors who lived in 1885?
- SCATTY cLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
Probably a couple of generations.
My friend has a son in his 20s. He has dark curly hair and a light beard.
When her grandmother died and they were clearing the house, she found some old photos taken in the 1890s. One of which was her grandmother's grandfather as a young man....he was the exact image of her son...same hair, same patchy beard.... It was almost creepy.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
100 years is about 4 generations. Only 1/16th of your genetics would be from each ancestor. So any resemblance would be mostly coincidence.
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
Repost in biology which deals with genetics........... genealogy is about researching ancestors via written records to build a family tree
- skeptikLv 72 months ago
About 4 billion years.