Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA - Not that I care and I really don't want to be related to him but

Started by Debbie Bell on Friday, October 12, 2018
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10/12/2018 at 4:19 PM

Why when I research how I'm related does it say: Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA is your 6th great uncle's fifth cousin four times removed. (dad's side) But when I tag my daughter still on my dads side there is a more straight forward connection (see below)
→ Hugh Albert ALLEN, Jr.
your father → Arivella Baer-Allen-Harms
his mother → Chauncey Samuel BAER
her father → George Allen BAER
his father → Abraham (Abram) G. Baer
his father → Catherine Hunsicker BAER (Gingrich)
his mother → Barbara B GINGERICH (Hunsaker)
her mother → Magdalena LESLEY (Hunsaker)
her sister → Valentine LESLEY
her husband → Susannah Margaretha LÄSSLE (Walther)
his mother → Elisabeth Catherine UNTERLEHNER WALTHER (Bast)
her mother → Johann Jacob BAST
her father → Anna Sybilla BEST (Steitz)
his mother → Johann Daniel STEITZ
her father → Elisabeth KOHL (Steitz)
his sister → Johann Werner KOHL
her son → Johann KOHL
his son → Susanna Margaretha TRUMP (Kohl)
his daughter → Johann Paul TRUMP
her son → Johannes TRUMP
his son → Christian Johannes TRUMP
his son → Friedrich TRUMP
his son → Fred Christ Trump
his son → Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA
his son

Dawnna Marie MULLEN (Bell) is Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA's 12th cousin thrice removed.

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA
→ Mary Anne TRUMP (MacLeod)
his mother → Malcolm (Calum) MACLEOD
her father → Ann MACLEOD
his mother → Alexander MACLEOD
her father → John Finlay MACLEOD
his father → Donald MACLEOD
his father → Donald "Old Trojan" MACLEOD
his father → Isabel MACLEOD (Mackenzie)
his mother → Janet Mackenzie (née Ross)
her mother → Isabella MUNRO
her mother → Catherine URQUHART
her mother → Helen ABERNETHY
her mother → Alexander Abernethy, 4th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy
her brother → William ABERNETHY, 5th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy
his son → Lord Alexander Abernethy, 6th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy
his son → John ABERNATHY (Abernethy)
his son → Barbara Abernathy
his daughter → Janet CONNELL (Rutherford)
her daughter → Barbara LENNOX (Connell)
her daughter → Mungo LENNOX
her son → Mary BOYD (Lennox)
his daughter → Barbara KING (Boyd)
her daughter → Hugh Alexander KING
her son → Maggie Allen (King)
his daughter → Hugh Albert ALLEN, Sr.
her son → Hugh Albert ALLEN, Jr.
his son → Debbie Bell
his daughter → Dawnna Marie MULLEN (Bell)
her daughter

Any ideas? Both relationships are on my dad's side. One comes down my dad's dad's side and one my dad's mother's side.

10/12/2018 at 5:05 PM

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA is your third cousin five times removed's wife's niece's husband's first cousin four times removed's ex-husband.

Mine reads that one

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10/12/2018 at 8:58 PM

Debbie Bell, I see that.

Dawnna Marie Mullen is Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the USA's 12th cousin thrice removed!

(Unfortunately, some paths has a habit of disappearing here on Geni, it's not like they are carved in stone so to say, one day we are related to someone, next day we're not, but by time it will get better here hopefully).

10/13/2018 at 5:18 AM

Debbie Bell...I think its because you said you didn’t want to be related to him...could he the reason... he may not want to be related to you...however I’m related to all the Presidents...and I’m very proud of that...have a nice day Debbie Bell ...

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10/13/2018 at 7:08 AM

This does happen many times in my family tree of the Bradley/Newberry. The two tree is due to the overlapping that had happened in the past.

Just look up at a tree and you can see that branches can accidentally get tangled after a windy day.

10/13/2018 at 9:57 PM

Dawnna is my daughter, so if she is his 12th Cousin thrice removed then I should be his 11th Cousin 2 or 3x removed, something like that. However, when I compare him to me he takes a different path on my dad's line then if I pin him and then compare him to my Daughter. Is it just a Geni quirk?

10/13/2018 at 10:07 PM

@Erica Howton, thank you for the link, I am familiar with how to work with relationships within Geni, I think that what is happening with this line is some sort of quirk or maybe a but having to do with Pinning Donald Trump and then going to my daughters profile. I can't pin him and then go to my profile to compare, it didn't allow me to do that. So, the purpose of me posting here was to see if anyone else has seen this quirk and if maybe it's really a bug with the way relationships are mapped by the system? IDK, That is why I asked.

10/13/2018 at 10:56 PM

When I saw the post I went to see if the president’s relationship path needed refreshing (the circle icon) & it did, which I did. He now shows as he had previously to me: 15th cousin thrice.

“Share this path” gives me:

I then use the “live link” to look for the common ancestor and see if there are any duplicates that could be skewing results.

Another tool that may be more relevant to your anomaly is the ancestor report from your daughter and from you.

My guess is there’s an unmerged profile somewhere giving you the difference.

To track those down, use “view nearby merge issues.”

10/14/2018 at 8:33 PM

Thanks Erica, I'll see what I can find. If that's the case it has to be in those lines that are showing, somewhere! :)

10/14/2018 at 8:39 PM

I just looked at the Scots line you posted & it’s NOT what it should be, Debbie Bell

Walk the tree from Trump’s mother. She’s from a tiny island and the last I knew, the official genealogists were getting lost among the many McLeod’s there with minimal records. Notes should be in profiles: in Geni, we follow NEHGR & Gary Boyd Roberts work on the Presidents.

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10/14/2018 at 8:40 PM

Debbie Bell, you said because your daughter is related then you should be as well. Not necessarily. She could be related to Trump through her Father and not you. Just saying that it is possible for her to be related to soneine and NOT you. Good luck.

10/14/2018 at 9:00 PM

Arthur Wilkings Newkirk III, the relationship was going through my fathers line both ways. :)

10/14/2018 at 9:03 PM

Arthur, looks like we are related too :) You are my 9th cousin once removed.

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10/15/2018 at 12:03 AM

Nice to meet you Debbie :)

10/15/2018 at 11:35 AM

Nice to meet you too Arthur

10/15/2018 at 1:01 PM

Isabella munro is my first cousin ten times removed, I guess that makes me and POTUS pretty closely related.

10/15/2018 at 1:03 PM

Debbie you're my fourteenth cousin twice removed, I think. Thanks for your research.

10/15/2018 at 1:04 PM

Arthur you're my thirteenth cousin once removed

10/15/2018 at 2:09 PM

@Max Eugene Monroe, you're my 14th cousin once removed. LOL We're all related!!

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10/15/2018 at 6:44 PM

Howdy Max!!!

10/17/2018 at 11:21 AM

Howdy, I just happen to be a great..grandson (traceable) of Adam, Noah, King David, King Solomon, Pythagoras, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, King Edward III (England), King James IV (Scotland) King Christian I (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) Odin, Zeus, via Apollo, Egyptian Pharohs, etc.oh yeah President Monroe is my fourth great uncle.

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