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Originally posted by Signals
But aren't we ALL related to one common ancestor?
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by RedmoonMWC
This much is true; Ancestry.com is no more reliable as a source than Wikipedia.
Well then how about the New England Historic Genealogical Society founded in 1845?
They draw some of the same connections.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Well, I'll be a monarch's uncle....that is so weird....But not entirely surprising.
And no, I don't believe that everybody is related to somebody somehow. If you think about all the people that were in Britain, in the late Iron Age (around 1000 BC), the population was estimated to be somewhere between 1 and 1.5 million people. Move that time up two thousand years, and imagine how many more Brits there were. Since there were only a few royals and rulers, what are the odds that all the US presidents, save for one, come from the same lineage?
I do think there is something to this bloodline thing, and I'm pretty darned sure that I am not related to any of those people. So unless I'm vaguely related to Vlad the Impaler, via Slavic blood, I have no ties to the Bushes, and I know, as I have no British blood in me, that I'm not related to any of those people.
Do the math, and you'll start to see that there is something to the idea that certain bloodlines perpetuate themselves and elevate themselves at the cost of others.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
You'd only know if you did a DNA test
Yes, this would be a much more reliable source than Ancestry.com
I wasn't saying the information was false, I was asking for a better source.
Burke's Peerage publishes authoritative, in-depth historical guides to the royal and titled families of the United Kingdom, such as Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, and of many other countries. Founded in 1826 by Irish genealogist John Burke, and continued by his son, Bernard Burke.
An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.
Originally posted by randomname
how do you trace your ancestry to the first king of israel.
this is just blatant b.s. to promote ancestry.com