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112. I can trace back to Charlemagne through a very
very, very convoluted path on my Mother's side, so I am too probably related to a bunch of them....

So, that and $2.00 will buy you a cup of coffee. :shrug:
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  -Girl Traces US Presidents' Family Tree, All Related But One (and it ain't who you think) TalkingDog  Aug-03-10 03:00 PM   #0 
  - How did that damned Dutchman get through?  Burma Jones   Aug-03-10 03:10 PM   #1 
  - Well, the Roosevelts were Dutch, too...  Glorfindel   Aug-03-10 03:13 PM   #5 
     - the roosevelts who originally came to the us were dutch, but they married plenty of non-dutch  Hannah Bell   Aug-03-10 11:54 PM   #73 
  - I didn't even bat an eye.  RadiationTherapy   Aug-03-10 03:11 PM   #2 
  - To put this in perspective, lots of people are related to royalty in some way  LeftishBrit   Aug-03-10 03:11 PM   #3 
  - According to Weir's Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy  sarge43   Aug-03-10 04:14 PM   #30 
  - Forgot to mention the Black Death  sarge43   Aug-03-10 04:40 PM   #34 
  - Considering that circa AD 1100 there were about 3 million people in Britain...  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 01:05 AM   #86 
  - Bottom line  sarge43   Aug-04-10 08:12 AM   #114 
  - Many are closely linked with Kevin Bacon  jberryhill   Aug-03-10 03:13 PM   #4 
  - That was me. And damn, am I tired. n/t  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 03:15 PM   #8 
     - So very tired of being admired.  MilesColtrane   Aug-04-10 02:21 AM   #98 
  - Lol! So you think this is evidence of a ruling class?  FBaggins   Aug-03-10 03:14 PM   #6 
  - About half of my ancestors came across the Bering Straits  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 03:20 PM   #13 
  - "Fairly peaceful routine"  MellowDem   Aug-03-10 05:48 PM   #47 
  - I said Hyperbole.....geeze....  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 07:09 PM   #59 
     - Ah... sorry for the confusion  MellowDem   Aug-03-10 08:57 PM   #62 
  - Sounds like my story, sort of, except...  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 06:03 PM   #52 
  - most of my ancestors came from the ocean...  snooper2   Aug-04-10 12:25 PM   #121 
  - I'm distantly related to him.  Radical Activist   Aug-03-10 03:46 PM   #28 
  - no, actually, our presidents were usually upper-class wasps, until fairly recently.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 12:03 AM   #74 
     - All the same, most WASPS of any class  Radical Activist   Aug-04-10 12:22 AM   #76 
        - yes, if you go back far enough. but you usually don't have to go back very far with any  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 12:43 AM   #79 
           - And what do you think that proves?  Radical Activist   Aug-04-10 12:49 AM   #80 
           - what's your problem? i think it proves most of our presidents came from the upper crust & are more  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 12:53 AM   #81 
              - That's pretty obvious.  Radical Activist   Aug-04-10 12:57 AM   #82 
                 - my genealogical posts aren't about things most people already know.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 01:37 AM   #89 
                    - Very Interesting  onpatrol98   Aug-04-10 07:53 AM   #111 
           - That doesn't actually prove much of anything, really  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 01:13 AM   #87 
           - i never made the claim there is a ruling class defined by blood ties.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 01:59 AM   #91 
              - Actually, most Americans are probably descended from at least some 17th century immigrants.  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 02:14 AM   #95 
                 - "more closely related than americans in general" isn't a synonym for "class defined by blood ties"  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:31 AM   #99 
           - Say What?????  Contrary1   Aug-04-10 01:47 AM   #90 
           - what's your problem?  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:00 AM   #92 
              - Geez...a bit humor deprived much?  Contrary1   Aug-04-10 02:05 AM   #93 
                 - was that humor?  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:11 AM   #94 
                    - Forgive me...I didn't realize who I was responding to. n/t  Contrary1   Aug-04-10 02:15 AM   #96 
                       - i posted about actual genealogical connections. your humor compared them to tinfoil birther bs.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:38 AM   #100 
           - Interbreeding  onpatrol98   Aug-04-10 07:51 AM   #110 
  - the likelihood of any two random people being 9th or 10th cousins is actually not very high.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 12:22 AM   #77 
  - Harry Truman?  no_hypocrisy   Aug-03-10 03:15 PM   #7 
  - truman's rather closely related to several presidents. including obama.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 12:16 AM   #75 
  - I'm not sure that this proves anything about ruling families or serfs.  drm604   Aug-03-10 03:15 PM   #9 
  - Becareful  zipplewrath   Aug-03-10 03:16 PM   #10 
  - And probably all related to Ramses the Great  izquierdista   Aug-03-10 03:17 PM   #11 
  - I'm calling bullpucky on her story. It takes more than months  shraby   Aug-03-10 03:17 PM   #12 
  - I think she "cheated" and used matrilineal branches....  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 03:22 PM   #16 
  - The article said she did matrilineal and patrilineal lines  AspenRose   Aug-03-10 04:36 PM   #32 
     - Some people don't *ahem* read carefully..... (to put it lightly) nt  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 07:05 PM   #58 
        - I'm talking about what the article said, not your assumption  AspenRose   Aug-04-10 11:10 AM   #118 
           - What's with all the snappy? I was agreeing with you.  TalkingDog   Aug-04-10 03:40 PM   #128 
              - I'm sorry.  AspenRose   Aug-04-10 04:03 PM   #130 
                 - Da Nada...Ain't no big thang. We're all a bit frazzled lately. n/t  TalkingDog   Aug-05-10 12:16 PM   #132 
  - +100 and a lot of PALEOGRAPHY  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-03-10 03:23 PM   #18 
  - Most lines of presidents have already been extensively researched  Common Sense Party   Aug-03-10 05:44 PM   #45 
  - actually, it takes an account with Ancestry.com & clicking on the very helpful  WolverineDG   Aug-03-10 06:01 PM   #51 
  - Oh yeah, the very helpful AND  pipi_k   Aug-04-10 09:07 AM   #116 
     - Ancestry does state that the information is only as accurate  WolverineDG   Aug-04-10 11:25 AM   #120 
  - I've been at it for three years, and  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 06:06 PM   #53 
  - So, as a Dane,  Jackpine Radical   Aug-03-10 03:21 PM   #14 
  - No  dipsydoodle   Aug-03-10 03:26 PM   #23 
     - Woof.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-03-10 03:32 PM   #26 
  - Me too.  IrishEyes   Aug-03-10 03:21 PM   #15 
  - Are you wealthy and connected? If not, can you become that way?  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 03:24 PM   #20 
     - Unfortunately, no  IrishEyes   Aug-03-10 03:41 PM   #27 
  - is she mormon? or did she use their database?  mopinko   Aug-03-10 03:23 PM   #17 
  - IDK: Since they gave her full name, you might write her parents and ask.  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 03:25 PM   #21 
  - The LDS family history data does have lots of bad info, but there are plenty of good lineages  Gormy Cuss   Aug-03-10 05:49 PM   #48 
  - I don't believe this  dipsydoodle   Aug-03-10 03:24 PM   #19 
  - BFD: all it "proves" is that they mostly are of English descent  Retrograde   Aug-03-10 03:25 PM   #22 
  - Why are you surprised about Kennedy?  a la izquierda   Aug-04-10 07:37 AM   #107 
  - Everybody's related to John Lackland  dpbrown   Aug-03-10 03:31 PM   #24 
  - What, did he sow his seed with wild abandon?  Common Sense Party   Aug-03-10 05:45 PM   #46 
  - Fascinating!  Crystal Clarity   Aug-03-10 03:31 PM   #25 
  - In the future, they'll all be descended from the Duggars.  WinkyDink   Aug-03-10 03:48 PM   #29 
  - Just think if all the Duggar kids have 19 or 20 kids each.  texanwitch   Aug-03-10 04:33 PM   #31 
  - the genetic mutations will start being pretty scary  snooper2   Aug-04-10 12:30 PM   #122 
  - Ummmm......  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 06:07 PM   #54 
  - OMG, it's some kind of conspiracy?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-03-10 04:37 PM   #33 
  - Big deal, I'm related to John Lackland, too. Doesn't mean Jack Squat.  eShirl   Aug-03-10 04:42 PM   #35 
  - So all our presidents have been great grandchildren of Eleanor of Aquitaine....  Rowdyboy   Aug-03-10 05:11 PM   #36 
  - Oh no! The Van Buren gang is going to be pissed!  JVS   Aug-03-10 05:37 PM   #41 
  - Oh, for fuck's sake. We're all related. I'm related to my cat, if you go back far enough.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-03-10 05:20 PM   #37 
  - Is 6000 years long enough to make your statement true? n/t  Subdivisions   Aug-03-10 05:34 PM   #40 
  - No.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-03-10 05:38 PM   #43 
  - One of my cousins and I have decided that, in addition to sharing a  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 06:11 PM   #55 
  - Oui, Oui.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-03-10 06:19 PM   #57 
     - bwahahahah....thank you!!!  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 09:25 PM   #67 
  - Try a Trilobyte and I'd agree....  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 07:13 PM   #60 
  - You don't agree about the carrot?  Warren DeMontague   Aug-03-10 09:02 PM   #63 
  - "if you go back far enough". that's the point. you don't have to go back very far to find  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:19 AM   #97 
     - Yeah, I heard that Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt were even sort of related.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-04-10 02:43 AM   #101 
     - was someone on this thread terrified? i didn't see that.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:58 AM   #103 
     - You don't have to go back that far to find common ancestry...  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 02:48 AM   #102 
        - i think the failure of understanding is yours. perhaps you'd better reread my posts.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 03:42 AM   #104 
           - Not so much  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 04:16 AM   #105 
              - english ancestry? really? mareen duvall? livingston? schuyler?  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 06:33 AM   #106 
                 - Sorry, but...you're wrong  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 08:07 AM   #113 
                    - mareen duvall is the common ancestor between obama & truman & obama & VP cheney.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 02:16 PM   #125 
                       - Most of the ancestors of most Americans may have in fact emigrated after 1700.  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-04-10 02:42 PM   #126 
                          - no, when 1/3 of the population is descended from immigrants who came post-1930,  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 03:10 PM   #127 
  - Interesting story. I'll keep an eye out to see if it pans out.  proteus_lives   Aug-03-10 05:30 PM   #38 
  - Fabulous  malaise   Aug-03-10 05:32 PM   #39 
  - Wow - she found a bunch of European-descents related to someone who died 800 years ago?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-03-10 05:37 PM   #42 
  - Sounds like a fun project for a 12 yr old.  uppityperson   Aug-03-10 05:41 PM   #44 
  - Well most people are related to royalty. I traced my ancestry back to all kinds of royalty,  Liquorice   Aug-03-10 05:54 PM   #49 
  - Holy crap! I'm related to almost all of the Presidents!  WolverineDG   Aug-03-10 05:57 PM   #50 
  - How does this fit in with the alledged Illuminati families?  PufPuf23   Aug-03-10 06:12 PM   #56 
  - I have no idea, I'm not versed in that particular subject. I posted a snarky take on a simple story  TalkingDog   Aug-03-10 07:20 PM   #61 
  - Girl Traces Mothers Sexual Partners Back to Teh Bacon, Teh Kevin Bacon. Series!!!  izzybeans   Aug-03-10 09:09 PM   #64 
  - I am descended from Jesus. So I got everyone beat!!  madinmaryland   Aug-03-10 09:13 PM   #65 
  - That means you're also descended from God...  pipi_k   Aug-03-10 09:33 PM   #68 
     - And it is true that God is a Dallas Cowboys fan. They put the hole in the roof  madinmaryland   Aug-05-10 06:27 AM   #131 
  - I actually did guess that it was  dsc   Aug-03-10 09:15 PM   #66 
  - Actually, my first guess was van Buren. :^)  eppur_se_muova   Aug-03-10 10:43 PM   #69 
  - Did she trace Al Gore's roots back too and is he related too?  earth mom   Aug-03-10 11:38 PM   #70 
  - Its the fourth dimensional reptilians  Juche   Aug-03-10 11:42 PM   #71 
  - You make a comment.  RandomThoughts   Aug-03-10 11:50 PM   #72 
  - My ancestry goes all the way back to King Louis IV of France and I can belong to the DAR if I want  Jennicut   Aug-04-10 12:24 AM   #78 
  - Jamestowne Society and DAR here .... When do I get to be Pres?  REP   Aug-04-10 12:58 AM   #83 
  - Having ancestors at jamestown doesn't make you ruling class, nor does dar membership.  Hannah Bell   Aug-04-10 01:03 AM   #84 
  - Suuuuuure...  alcibiades_mystery   Aug-04-10 07:41 AM   #109 
  - PBS did a series about this a couple of months ago  grantcart   Aug-04-10 01:05 AM   #85 
  - King John (d. 19 Oct. 1216) has been on a major comeback since around 1944  Land Shark   Aug-04-10 01:34 AM   #88 
  - All kings' sons  alcibiades_mystery   Aug-04-10 07:40 AM   #108 
  - That is the point, we are almost all related essentially if you go back far enough.  Jennicut   Aug-04-10 08:55 AM   #115 
  - I can trace back to Charlemagne through a very  Sherman A1   Aug-04-10 08:01 AM   #112 
  - Whoa! John Lackland was "Prince John", Robin Hood's enemy.  Kablooie   Aug-04-10 09:50 AM   #117 
  - My family tree has a Duke.  mmonk   Aug-04-10 11:16 AM   #119 
  - Honestly, it's a simple math issue.  Xithras   Aug-04-10 01:25 PM   #123 
  - I am related to zero royalty that I am aware of  DatManFromNawlins   Aug-04-10 01:45 PM   #124 
  - John Lackland, greatest birddogger of all time nt  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-04-10 03:42 PM   #129 
 

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