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Lucille
10-08-2008, 10:41 AM
By Ellen Wulfhorst
NEW YORK (Reuters) - (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/081008/us/politics_us_usa_politics_palin_ancestry)


Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is distantly related to the late Princess Diana and late U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, genealogy experts said on Wednesday.

The governor of Alaska and the princess are tenth cousins, while Palin and Roosevelt are ninth cousins once removed, said Ancestry.com, online genealogists based in Provo, Utah.

I'm related to U.S. Grant. How about you guys?

nate895
10-08-2008, 11:49 AM
Queen Victoria (via marriage), Frank, and Jesse James. Really odd combo, I know.

pacelli
10-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Pope Pius XII

RickyJ
10-08-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm related to Noah. :)

So I guess I am also related Sara too, unless of course she is one of those reptilians.

Kotin
10-08-2008, 11:58 AM
I'm related to Tesla.

coyote_sprit
10-08-2008, 12:13 PM
Aren't we all related if we go back far enough? This info shouldn't matter unless closely related.

RickyJ
10-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Aren't we all related if we go back far enough? This info shouldn't matter unless closely related.


Yeah we are all related. When you have to go back to 10th cousins or more to be related you really have very little relation to that person.

dannno
10-08-2008, 12:17 PM
I am a direct descendant of John Smith and Pocahontas.

Truth Warrior
10-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Most "royal genes" wins POTUS most often. ;) We'll see. :)

yongrel
10-08-2008, 12:25 PM
Most "royal genes" wins POTUS most often. ;) We'll see. :)

The taller you are, the more likely you are to win an election. I smell a conspiracy.

pacelli
10-08-2008, 12:27 PM
Most "royal genes" wins POTUS most often. ;) We'll see. :)

Didn't that track record get busted with Bush/Gore? Gore had more royal blue blood than Bush (according to Burke's Peerage), but Bush was given the presidency.

Truth Warrior
10-08-2008, 12:29 PM
The taller you are, the more likely you are to win an election. I smell a conspiracy. Check the win ratio record of the POTUS candidates running, with with longest last names. ;)

Kade
10-08-2008, 12:36 PM
Directly related to Thomas Jefferson through Rawlings/Taylor/Rogers line.

Truth Warrior
10-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Didn't that track record get busted with Bush/Gore? Gore had more royal blue blood than Bush (according to Burke's Peerage), but Bush was given the presidency. "Most often" is NOT "always".

Isn't GWB something like 23rd in line for the British throne?

Alawn
10-08-2008, 12:51 PM
Obama is related to Bush and Cheney

RockEnds
10-08-2008, 01:24 PM
I'm a first cousin 8 times removed from Ben Franklin through the Folger/Starbuck/Macy line. One of the Folger descendants started Folger's coffee, and one of the Macy descendants started Macy's dept store, but they're both too far removed from me to even know off the top of my head how distant they are. Dickens used the Starbuck name (they were whalers) for the first mate in Moby Dick, and Starbuck's coffee claimed to have borrowed that name from Dickens for their coffee line.

Also in that line, I'm directly descended from religious dissenters Thomas Macy and Samuel Shattuck. While they were the victims of Puritan persecution, I believe it was Samuel's nephew, Samuel, who testified against the defendants at the Salem witch trial.



Here is an article that explains how to count cousins:

http://www.gendepository.com/articles/countingcousins.html

Truth Warrior
10-08-2008, 01:28 PM
http://royalgenes.com/royalgenes.jpg
Ancestry files for European Royalty
http://royalgenes.com/ (http://royalgenes.com/)

coyote_sprit
10-08-2008, 02:26 PM
I am a direct descendant of John Smith and Pocahontas.

I thought she married John Rolfe not John Smith.

yongrel
10-08-2008, 02:29 PM
I thought she married John Rolfe not John Smith.

:D

and she took the Christian name Rebecca, if memory serves.

devil21
10-08-2008, 02:47 PM
This isn't surprising at all. Everyone in the top levels of the power structure are related. It's been shown over and over. When Obama is cousins with Dick friggin Cheney, you know something is up. They gotta keep the bloodlines going.

nate895
10-08-2008, 05:55 PM
I am a direct descendant of John Smith and Pocahontas.

Amazing considering they never had any children.