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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 AM

I just found out my cousin is one of the most famous and beloved men in the world (really)

I recently found President Obama is my cousin! I could not be happier! An uncle of mine who is into genealogy gave me a printout showing that the President and I share the same great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather from my motherís and his motherís side. His name was Thomas Bloomfield (1617 - 1684). I have a printout of the family tree, but couldnít manage to post it.

Now I just need to figure out how to get on the invite list of President Obamaís next family reunion.

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Reply I just found out my cousin is one of the most famous and beloved men in the world (really) (Original post)
MLAA Jan 2018 OP
DURHAM D Jan 2018 #1
MLAA Jan 2018 #3
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2018 #8
mythology Jan 2018 #40
onecent Jan 2018 #42
sheshe2 Jan 2018 #2
MLAA Jan 2018 #5
sheshe2 Jan 2018 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #30
Ilsa Jan 2018 #4
Kirk Lover Jan 2018 #6
grantcart Jan 2018 #9
MLAA Jan 2018 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #31
BoneyardDem Jan 2018 #10
MLAA Jan 2018 #12
3catwoman3 Jan 2018 #15
MLAA Jan 2018 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #33
MLAA Jan 2018 #35
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #41
wishstar Jan 2018 #43
MLAA Jan 2018 #45
Scarsdale Jan 2018 #14
MLAA Jan 2018 #27
Freedomofspeech Jan 2018 #13
malaise Jan 2018 #16
MLAA Jan 2018 #17
malaise Jan 2018 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #32
malaise Jan 2018 #34
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2018 #36
airmid Jan 2018 #20
MLAA Jan 2018 #25
DoctorJoJo Jan 2018 #21
StevieM Jan 2018 #22
MLAA Jan 2018 #28
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #23
MLAA Jan 2018 #26
malthaussen Jan 2018 #44
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #48
rusty fender Jan 2018 #24
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2018 #29
left-of-center2012 Jan 2018 #37
trackfan Jan 2018 #38
MLAA Jan 2018 #39
TalenaGor Jan 2018 #46
MLAA Jan 2018 #49
samnsara Jan 2018 #47
former9thward Jan 2018 #50
Maraya1969 Jan 2018 #51
MLAA Jan 2018 #52
pnwmom Jan 2018 #53
MLAA Jan 2018 #56
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2018 #54
MLAA Jan 2018 #55
Cha Jan 2018 #57
MLAA Jan 2018 #58
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2018 #59
whathehell Jan 2018 #60
jimmil Jan 2018 #61
MLAA Jan 2018 #62
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #63

Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:57 AM

1. Aren't you afraid that Dick Cheney will be there? nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:59 AM

3. I am afraid Dick Cheney will be anywhere 😉

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Response to MLAA (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:07 PM

8. Bwahaha!

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:00 PM

40. Fortunately he rarely leaves his undisclosed location

 

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

42. Oh my Gosh, I didn't know Dick Cheney was still wearing a ticker...

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:57 AM

2. Very Cool!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:01 PM

5. It actually brought tears to my eyes when I found out ☺️

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:03 PM

7. I can understand why.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:43 PM

30. I would react the same way!

He truly is the best, definitely earns and deserves the Universal love for him. I get choked up just thinking about him. ❤️

Hugs to you!! 😊

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:59 AM

4. Woo-hoo! I can see the resemblance!

Just kidding - I wish I was lucky enough to claim this heritage. Really awesome!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:02 PM

6. Go back far enough in the family tree and we are all related....so hi sis or bro...

 

can I borrow a 20?

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

9. I call "Mithochrondial Eve" mom.

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

11. Check is in the mail! 😜

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:44 PM

31. Hey what about that BBQ you didnt invite me to?

🤨






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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

10. Of all the people who have lived on this planet...

 

.....you get to be related to Obama, you lucky dog! 👍

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Response to BoneyardDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:20 PM

12. Apparently in a Mormon genealogy app you can hit a button to see if you are related to anyone

who is famous. And I feel like I hit the jackpot. I feel so lucky right now, I bet if I looked up on my dadís side Iíd find out I am related to Hillary!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:40 PM

15. I don't often use the word awesome, but this...

...is AWESOME! I am jealous.

Does the Mormon genealogy app have a particular name?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:06 PM

18. I believe this is the one my uncle used.

Last edited Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:55 PM - Edit history (1)

He is a member of the LDS church, so Iím not sure if he has a different access than the free access mentioned on their website. But give this one a try.


Edited to update link:

familysearch.org

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Response to MLAA (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

33. Internal server error. ☹️ n/t

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:54 PM

35. Try familysearch.org

Donít know why previous link didnít work.

familysearch.org

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Response to MLAA (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:01 PM

41. Aha! Thank you! That worked!

Later, Iíll see if I can get anywhere with it. I know very little about my family. Folks never talked about anyone farther back than their own parents and siblings, and even that, over their entire lives, totaled not more than a sentence.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:39 PM

43. The Famous Kin website is fun for researching the connections

https://famouskin.com/category.php?cat=1+presidents

My spouse is a 7th cousin of Barack Obama through Moses Teague, born in 1718 in Maryland and a slaveholder.. The website lists Moses Teague as ancestor of Obama and my own research elsewhere shows the same Moses Teague as an ancestor of Jimmy Carter too, so my spouse is 6th cousins to Jimmy. Spouse is also cousin of FDR and John Adams and U.S. Grant but we try not to think about the other less than stellar cousins who have popped up in my research!










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Response to wishstar (Reply #43)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:05 PM

45. You are practically American royalty!

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Response to BoneyardDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:31 PM

14. Imagine the poor

souls who discover they are related to tRump? Or Cheney, or Ryan, McConnell, Cotton etc. CONGRATULATIONS to you, you lucky person with the great genes.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:36 PM

27. I think I am going to stop looking at my family tree, and end on a high note 😬

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:21 PM

13. Very cool...

I love that man so much....a gentleman and a statesman.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:43 PM

16. Best post of the day

I don't want to be related to him - I want to have his baby (at my age)!

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:58 PM

17. Good one!

Just let me know when I should plan to throw the 👶 🌦

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Response to MLAA (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:08 PM

19. Hahahahahahaah

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

32. 😅. ❤️.

I just wanna give him THE biggest fattest giantest hug heís ever had in the whole wide world!!! And be BFFís forever. Best friends forever FOREVER!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:51 PM

34. I'd settle for that

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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:55 PM

36. 😁

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:08 PM

20. Thomas Bloomfield is my 9th ggrandfather! Hey cuz! I decend through his granddaughter, Rebecca

who married Charles Salyer

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Response to airmid (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:34 PM

25. Hi cousin! Nice to finally meet you!

If you message me your outside email I can send you a pic of the family tree I reference. It only has Thomas Bloomfieldís children listed and the grandchild that I descend from, Sarah Bloomfield.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:10 PM

21. Congrats! Guessing We Are All Related, If You Go Back Far Enough!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:16 PM

22. I believe that makes you 13th cousins (0 times removed).

I can't imagine I am related to him, as no one in my family arrived in this country until the early 20th Century.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:37 PM

28. Who says 13 is an unlucky number?! 😜

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:28 PM

23. Everyone has a king and a horse thief back there somewhere.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:35 PM

26. Well, Ive found the king. now time to look for the horse thief! 😬

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

44. Often the same individual. n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #44)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:36 PM

48. Yeah, but we don't talk about him...

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:30 PM

24. Awesome!

Hope you get to meet him someday

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:40 PM

29. That's great

Lucky you

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:56 PM

37. That would make me proud

And my right wing siblings would tremble.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:56 PM

38. My wife has Obama on both her mom's and dad's side.

So I guess she's sort of a distant double-cousin. Unfortunately, she has Cheney in there too.

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Response to trackfan (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:58 PM

39. Super cool.

DM me with your external email address if you want to and I will send you/her a copy of the family tree I referenced.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:59 PM

46. lol how awesome is that!

My mom got all into geneology....she announced one day that she'd traced us back to Adam n Eve lol!

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Response to TalenaGor (Reply #46)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:50 PM

49. 🙂 now that is some tracing!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:11 PM

47. HOW COOL!!!!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:00 PM

50. Using that standard we are all related to Obama.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:17 PM

51. I'm really happy for you. What great news!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #51)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:40 PM

52. Thank you.

Love the penguin video. Have you seen the Geico commercial with the 2 penguins using GPS to get to the breeding grounds? It is my current favorite.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:49 PM

53. That must have been thrilling! Woo-hoo! n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #53)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:54 PM

56. It brought tears to my eyes and I did a dance!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:50 PM

54. Mine too (through Mareen Duvall, Maryland colonist)

which makes Harry Truman, Robert Duvall, the Duchess of Windsor, Dick Cheney (ugh) and John Waters my cousins, also.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #54)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:53 PM

55. Whoa.....you come from seriously good stock! Cheney is more than offset by Truman.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:55 PM

57. I would be so proud, too, MLAA..

Good on ya!

6 Degrees of President Obama!

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Response to Cha (Reply #57)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:03 AM

58. Thank you!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:12 AM

59. I'm jealous of your gene pool. n/t

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 08:17 AM

60. Good for you...Great news!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 08:52 AM

61. Years ago someone wrote a book of my mother's genealogy....

and it turns out they came over on the Mayflower. I thought that was really cool until I found out something like 20% of the people in the US can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower. I'm not so special after all. My father's side came over as an indentured servant (he had stolen some pies and got caught) and was bailed out of prison, taken to America (Maryland, Prince Georges County, 1670), and worked for 9 years as a servant. Afterwards he worked enough to buy a farm and become fairly prosperous. I have copies of his will even.

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Response to jimmil (Reply #61)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:53 AM

62. Thats cool that you know so much about your personal history.

Iíve been meaning to go to ancestry.com and found out about where my ancestors came from.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:28 PM

63. That is so cool!

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