Monthly Archives: June 2017

Derek Jeter – 9C2R

Derek Jeter is supposed to be my 9th cousin, twice removed through our MRCA, Henry Thompson (1569-1648).  I can only confirm through Anthony Thompson (1612-1648), my 9th great grandfather, whom Ancestry claims is the son of Henry.   So, one … Continue reading

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Elon Musk

OK, Cousin Elon, #ElonMusk #TESLA, I am one generation from being able to verify the pedigree chart Ancestry provided as mine is accurate that gets us back to our MRCA, Catherine Stephens (1650-1727).  Lydia Dean (1679-1736) is my current stopping … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber ????

Well, it looks like Ancestry was not satisfied with nailing me with politicians!  I can only verify back to my 6 times great grandmother, Dinah Harris (1702-1796).  Ancestry claims Justin and my MRCA is Elnathan Tew (1644-1711) who would be … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Apparently, Ancestry wants to report on both sides of the political aisle.  Cousin Jack appears to really be my 8th cousin, once removed.   Our MRCA, Esther Ballard is my 8th Great Grandmother.   The pedigree is in agreement with … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell – Senate Majority Leader

OK, I am usually shunning all things political, but now I am stuck between a rock and an hard place.   Ol’ Cousin Mitch really appears to be my 9th cousin.   Our MRCA, Elizabeth White (1643-1707) tracks through my … Continue reading

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King Camp Gillette (1855-1932)

OK, first off, took a lot of ______ to name your kid KING!    This is an interesting notification because the reported pedigree that takes to our MRCA, Samuel Camp (1645-1763), I can actually verify!   Samuel is my 8 … Continue reading

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Burgess Meredith (1907-1997)

Burgess Meredith is supposed to be my 5th cousin 4 times removed – our MRCA was Philip Bill (1658-1739) who Ancestry proposes to be my 8th great grandfather.  Of the pedigree they provide, I can verify only up to my … Continue reading

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Honus Wagner (1874 – 1955)

Today’s update is Honus Wagner, major league baseball player from 1897 to 1917 (Pittsburgh Pirates).   Apparently, Honus was a nickname for Johannes.  Why not simply John?   Anyway,  the pedigree to the projected MRCA, Philip Ebelin (1562-1653) is a … Continue reading

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  Today’s notice was that Samuel Morse was my Fifth Cousin, Five Times Removed.  In checking just my pedigree, I can confirm back to my 7th Great Grandmother, Abigail Bellows.  Unfortunately, Ancestry has added two more generations that I cannot … Continue reading

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We’re Related …

  A while ago, Ancestry launched a new app that sends the pedigree charts of various famous persons which connect to your projected pedigree charts to those of us who have loaded the app.  I use the word projected because I … Continue reading

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