Well Known Relatives

Started by Robert Marshall Drake on Sunday, May 15, 2011

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5/15/2011 at 8:10 PM

The Duke of Normandy
Edward the Confessor, King of England
Henry I Plantegenet, King of England
Charlemagne, King of France, Holy Roman Emperor
Louis I, King of France, Holy Roman Emperor
Sir Winston Churchill
The Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

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5/16/2011 at 5:09 AM

and William the Conquerer!

5/16/2011 at 5:59 AM

Robert, it's great to see you're having fun learning about famous ancestors and relatives through Geni!

The mathematics of genealogy is so interesting to me -- when you think about it, it makes sense that we all have to descend from notable people. Just going back 10 generations, we each have up to 1,024 grandparents (assuming no repeats). If you have any English ancestry, you're all but guaranteed to be related to at least 80% of the people alive in England at the time of the Magna Carta. Neat stuff, huh? :)

For anyone else looking for notable profiles on Geni, try http://www.geni.com/popular or following the blog at http://www.geni.com/blog.

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