I haven't blogged in a long while, and while I'm at a dead end in another line of my tree, I decided do more research on the Cornells. The name is synonymous with the Ivy League American University - Cornell. My fifth cousin 6 times removed OR 7th great uncle's second cousin twice removed whichever… Continue reading On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University
Before getting into the meat of this post, it’s important to understand blood typing. Interestingly, 85% of the world’s population are Rh+ and only 15% are Rh-. Most of us don’t know our blood type (if you don’t, I strongly encourage you to find out, it’s so important, especially if you require a blood transfusion).… Continue reading Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I
I always thought I was special, a Princess you might say, and now I have a little weight behind me to back it up, my 24th great grand-father was King Louis VIII of France. And this discovery, has just set my whole genealogical dig in a whole new wild direction; an astronomical connection all the way… Continue reading On Genealogy: MY ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France
As you know, I'm a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I've barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can't even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check --- other than a quick… Continue reading On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate
Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous kin. I've covered Abe Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I'm covering my connection to comedic legend, John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier - the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!)… Continue reading On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!
My lineage just gets better and better! To date I have discovered a relation to a King of France, a US President, one of the Filles du Roi, an explorer, a colleague of Samuel de Champlain, a great Uncle who died in WWI in Flanders ... these are just some of my finds ... and… Continue reading On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!
So this was the MOST EXCITING ancestral find to date! The connection, albeit distant - with the most impressive US Presidents of all time - Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes - the important member of the Baptist church who was whipped for his… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln
Ok, it's safe to say we all know that I'm a genealogy NUT, I won't even try to deny it. I love learning and I love history, especially when it comes to MY OWN. They say to know where you're going, you've got to know where you've been. I believe in knowing the trials, tribulations… Continue reading On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes
I know I already posted a blog today. But, as I was walking out the door, I got an email from Ancestry that my DNA results were in and I had to check them stat! If you've been a regular visitor to my blog, you'll likely know that I've been working hard on my family… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!