Page 1 of 42 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 411

Thread: Related to anybody famous?

  1. #1
    Registered Users
    Posts
    38
    Sex
    Ethnicity
    Colonial+Cornish+Welsh
    Nationality
    American
    Y-DNA
    I2c1 PF3892+
    mtDNA
    U4a

    United States Gadsden Cornwall Wales United States Gadsden

    Related to anybody famous?

    I've had a few interesting success stories (and disappointments) when researching my own genealogy and trying to determine relationships with famous people. I'm wondering if anybody here has similar stories.

    So: Are you related to anybody famous? Did you determine the relationship through genealogy, or genetic testing, or both? Or perhaps you've disproved a suspected famous relation?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to sparkey For This Useful Post:

     Wheal (06-10-2017)

  3. #2
    Registered Users
    Posts
    2,779
    Sex

    So far not any famous direct ancestors but I share a common ancestor with Thomas Jefferson...his great great grandparents were my 10th great grand parents...Henry Soane and Judith Fuller. So TJ is my 3rd cousin 8 times removed.
    Last edited by MitchellSince1893; 09-23-2014 at 12:52 AM.

  4. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to MitchellSince1893 For This Useful Post:

     Dibran (08-11-2017), dp (09-24-2014), NiloSaharan (04-20-2016), Scarlet Ibis (09-23-2014), Táltos (09-23-2014)

  5. #3
    Registered Users
    Posts
    407
    Sex
    Y-DNA
    J-FGC4992 (Kohen)
    mtDNA
    H1i

    Israel Star of David Israel Jerusalem
    yes but the person is a secret because i don't want to compromise our privacy

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Posts
    410
    Sex
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Ethnicity
    European
    Nationality
    Canadian
    Y-DNA
    R-FGC396>L199.1
    mtDNA
    U5a1a1h

    Canada Netherlands Poland Austrian Empire Russia Imperial
    Apparently Carl Wilhelm Scheele was my fifth cousin 8 times removed. And presumably Thomas Jefferson was my 25th cousin five times removed.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to VinceT For This Useful Post:

     Scarlet Ibis (09-23-2014)

  8. #5
    Registered Users
    Posts
    38
    Sex
    Ethnicity
    Colonial+Cornish+Welsh
    Nationality
    American
    Y-DNA
    I2c1 PF3892+
    mtDNA
    U4a

    United States Gadsden Cornwall Wales United States Gadsden
    Quote Originally Posted by VinceT View Post
    Apparently Carl Wilhelm Scheele was my fifth cousin 8 times removed. And presumably Thomas Jefferson was my 25th cousin five times removed.
    So your common ancestor with Thomas Jefferson is what, your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent? Not sure I'd brag about that one.

  9. #6
    Gold Class Member
    Posts
    192
    Sex
    Location
    South Derbyshire, England
    Ethnicity
    English
    Nationality
    British
    Y-DNA
    I BY34648.
    mtDNA
    T2c1

    England United Kingdom
    I only found this out a couple of years ago after speaking to a family member. My Dad never even knew this, but his cousin did.

    Robert Edward Stevenson was a well known film director for Walt Disney. He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed. He directed many films such as "Mary Popins", "The Love Bug" and "Herbie rides again".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...son_(director)

    He married "Anna Lee" (real name Joan Boniface Winnifrith) of "General Hospital" fame.

    Their daughter, Joanna Venetia Invicta Stevenson, a B Movie actress in the 50's who dated Elvis, married Don Everly of the "Everly Brothers". Their daughter Erin, married Axl Rose of "Guns N Roses". He wrote "Sweet Child of Mine" about her.

    Cheers, Ade.

  10. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Adrian Stevenson For This Useful Post:

     Bugsy (04-02-2015), dp (09-24-2014), JMcB (10-27-2017), Scarlet Ibis (09-23-2014)

  11. #7
    Senior Member
    Posts
    410
    Sex
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Ethnicity
    European
    Nationality
    Canadian
    Y-DNA
    R-FGC396>L199.1
    mtDNA
    U5a1a1h

    Canada Netherlands Poland Austrian Empire Russia Imperial
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkey View Post
    So your common ancestor with Thomas Jefferson is what, your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent? Not sure I'd brag about that one.
    LOL
    Never said I was, but where exactly does one draw the line for "brag-worthy?

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to VinceT For This Useful Post:

     MikeWhalen (09-23-2014)

  13. #8
    Registered Users
    Posts
    158
    Sex
    Nationality
    Irish
    Y-DNA
    I-L126
    mtDNA
    H3

    Supposedly a 4th or 5th cousin to Brooke Shields.

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rossa For This Useful Post:

     Basta (08-02-2017), Scarlet Ibis (09-23-2014)

  15. #9
    Registered Users
    Posts
    38
    Sex
    Ethnicity
    Colonial+Cornish+Welsh
    Nationality
    American
    Y-DNA
    I2c1 PF3892+
    mtDNA
    U4a

    United States Gadsden Cornwall Wales United States Gadsden
    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Robert Edward Stevenson was a well known film director for Walt Disney. He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed. He directed many films such as "Mary Popins", "The Love Bug" and "Herbie rides again".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_...son_(director)
    That's a cool one. Does that basically confirm Robert Stevenson as an I1 carrier then?

  16. #10
    Registered Users
    Posts
    294
    Sex
    Location
    Sweden
    Ethnicity
    Geat
    Nationality
    Swedish
    Y-DNA
    G2a-S2808 FGC34809+
    mtDNA
    I2

    Sweden European Union Kalmar Union
    Not within a genealogical timeframe, but as G2a I clearly share one or more male ancestors with Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili, also known as Stalin, and also one Alphonse Capone. (And Ötzi.)

    I've been warned 23andMe's haplotree is outdated and dodgy, but I don't think they'd misidentify G2a. Subclades, though...
    GEDmatch kits:
    M606752 (23andMe)
    F367588 (FTDNA)

    ySearch & mitoSearch: DK8FB

    FTDNA kit: 367588

  17. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Salkin For This Useful Post:

     Asparuk (10-04-2014), Basta (08-02-2017), OldAl (04-11-2016), Scarlet Ibis (09-23-2014), vettor (09-23-2014)

Page 1 of 42 12311 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 129
    Last Post: Today, 01:10 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-14-2017, 01:46 AM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-17-2016, 12:14 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2012, 12:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •