Monday, March 31, 2008

Blog post of the week--another one

Michael John Neill's comments on all the excitment over political genealogy is interesting at Famous Person A is Related to Famous Person B.

All the bruhaha over Obama being 9th cousins with Brad Pitt and Clinton related blah blah to Jolie was really pitiful. Pretty much everyone is your 9th cousin. If you have parents or grandparents in the old familysearch.org database Ancestral file, you can test that theory out at http://roots.cs.byu.edu/digroots/ the BYU Computer Science Department's Relationship Finder.

Signed, the first cousin twice removed of Mitt Romney.

More at thechartchick.com and http://www.generationmaps.com/

1 comment:

Pat said...

Mark Twain said, "Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you." --

As Mitt Romney's first cousin twice removed, you probably know that it's true. I've read several newspaper stories outlining the lives of his pioneer grandparents and great-grandparents!