Author Archives: Pat Shaul

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related"

Dr. Benjamin Spock – no, not the guy with the ears!

In report # 367, We’re Related informed me that Dr. Benjamin Spock was my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Elder John White (1600-1713), the three times great grandfather of Esther Clark, my four times great grandmother and the … Continue reading

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George Washington – my leaf shook, too!

President George Washington was in report # 366 as my 6th cousin, 7 times removed through our MRCA, Johun Waters (1524-1556), the grandfather of Henry Peck (1649-1732), my 9th great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that … Continue reading

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Jacob Grimm – really scary! and not a fairy tale!

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, is possible only if his lineage can be believed with his two times grandfather being born when his three times great grandfather was only 14!  I know they started … Continue reading

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President James Garfield – take 2.

We’re Related decided to re-notify me that James A Garfield was my 7th cousin 4 times removed — previous notification had him as 6th cousin, 4 times removed.  Apparently, there was a correction to the lineage projections made and one … Continue reading

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George Clinton – 5C7R

George Clinton, the first person reported by We’re Related that I had to look up because I had no idea who the heck he was, showed up in a second reporting, # 364, as my 5th cousin, 7 times removed, … Continue reading

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Ashton Kutcher – also related to George Lucas?

  We’re Related report # 363 gives Ashton Kutcher as my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Anna Bauman (1635-1686).  Anna is the great great grandmother of Magdalena Dockstader though her grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Meyer, my MRCA with George Lucas (see … Continue reading

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George Lucas – light sabers on!

George Lucas was reported as my 8th cousin, once removed in # 362 through our MRCA, Valentin Ahl (1645-1700) – this is way deep in German research — 4 generations beyond my furthest documented ancestor, Magdalena Dockstader.   In report # … Continue reading

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