Why does his Relationship to me show direct liniage, however both parents show no relation?

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William De Ferrers was my 23rd great grandfather, however both of his parents (Ferrers-2 and Quincy-68) show as no relation to me. His mother is a descendant of a  signer of the Magna Carta, and i would like to connet my liniage to this ancestor. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
WikiTree profile: William de Ferrers
asked in Genealogy Help by Philip Dorman G2G Crew (330 points)
retagged by Darlene Athey-Hill

2 Answers

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Best answer
The relationship probably goes back beyond the generation limits of the relationship finder. Try putting in your grandparent in your direct line to him & see what happens.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by PM Eyestone
Doug is correct - the relationship finder goes back 25 generations. These parents are one generation beyond.

Philip, if you run relationships from someone further back in your line, like Dorman-446, you will be able to get further back.
That is exactly what the problem was. Thank you for the tips and response.
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answered by Laura Brown G2G1 (1.5k points)
Yes,  This is my 24th Great grandmother. I had not actually found this resource yet, thank you. I have only been researching my geneology for a few months, and have found it quite overwhelming, in a good way. I especially love seeing these photos. I see now that the reason for no continuity in liniage, is the 25 generation cap that wikitree adheres to. Did not realize that.

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