Monthly Archives: July 2017

Priscilla Mullins Alden — Private Pilgrim

As a third cousin, eleven times removed, Priscilla Mullins, the wife of John Alden, has more PRIVATE entries than I have seen in a long time — both in my pedigree chart and in her chart that links to the … Continue reading

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Roy Orbison – cousin, maybe for real.

Roy Orbison is supposed to be my 9th cousin, once removed though our MRCA, Catherine Charlet (1623-1670).  The closest I can prove is my 4th great grandmother , Mercy Simons (1779-1804).   That leaves 5 generations to Ancestry / We’re … Continue reading

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Elle Fanning — Looks like a match

Yes, Elle Fanning does appear to be my 9th cousin, once removed.  Our MRCA, Edward Smith (1636-1693) is my documented 8th great grandfather.  Of course, I am never sure how Ancestry has done those match ups with the Smith Surname … Continue reading

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Grover Cleveland – iffy?

Grover Cleveland is my 5th cousin 4 times removed only if the MRCA is PRIVATE, the parent of PRIVATE.  Seems like the Secret Service is taking things to the extreme since these PRIVATE folks all died in the 1700s.   … Continue reading

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Richard Branson – no cigar

So close, yet no cigar.  I could be seeing about family discount on Virgin Air, but for this one glitch in the old pedigree chart.  Ancestry decided to attach George Lewis (1625-1710) as my 7th great grandfather, the father of … Continue reading

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Robin Williams – or maybe Mork from Ork

An 8th Cousin, once removed, that I really wish Ancestry had gotten clean!  Such a great talent!  But, when the last three levels of the pedigree chart you provide for me, including the MRCA with Robin is PRIVATE, I throw … Continue reading

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Jack London – SCORE!

  Cousin Jack London is my 6th cousin, once removed.   Pedigree supplied by Ancestry for me all the way to the MRCA, Elizabeth White (1643-1707), my 8th great grandmother has been verified!  There are NO PRIVATE entries in the … Continue reading

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