I'm new to everything, I'm kind of having a hard time understanding strains. I understand breeding, crossing, back crossing etc. But what are the founding fathers/mothers? For example... the seeds I have are claimed to be Northern Lights. Better yet "original northern lights." I've researched Northern Lights to the extent where I've seen 3 different versions. One is Skunk#1 x Original Haze. One is also Silver Haze x Afghan Kush. The other is the original from Holland that was crossed with the first mentioned to develop a stabilized strain. And to really scramble my brain, I wonder what are the actual original strains. I look at it like a color wheel. If you have a handful of colors... you keep mixing them for hundreds of years, how do you actually know what's what? Lol, is there a family tree somewhere? Here's where I have a problem. I feel as if anyone can just cross anything and call it Northern Lights. Or I could claim the strain to be TheSailor Kush. Maybe I'm just totally overthinking it, but I have the mind of an engineer and like to know the structure and science behind the evolution of cannabis. Maybe someone has a decent cannabis family tree to share?