Genealogy Blog - Genealogy Research/Ancestry 2015-05-29T17:30:47+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Genealogist Grandma Finds Photo of Herself 70 Yrs Ago in Newly-Released Nanjing Archives in China urn:md5:d74a4c7c12ed870e36bfdbb730a32275 2015-05-29T09:15:00+02:00 2015-05-29T09:42:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/15052612.jpg" />An 84-year-old grandma came face-to-face with a picture of herself as a teenager for the first time after looking through the household registration cards of the Republic of China (1912-1949) at the Nanjing Archives in the capital city of east China's Jiangsu Province on May 26.<br /> <br /> Since a batch of 1.5 million such cards collected by the archive has recently been added onto the fourth list of China's archival document heritage, the organization invited more than 100 local residents, including Xu, to look up cards to trace the life of their elderly generations. <a href="http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/china/1505/2610-1.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Genealogist-Grandma-Finds-Photo-of-Herself-70-Yrs-Ago-in-Newly-Released-Nanjing-Archives-in-China.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34455 Here Are The Names of All 1,487 New Jersey Soldiers Who Died in Vietnam urn:md5:75df078e0092d8f648dd5f8081394222 2015-05-27T08:15:00+02:00 2015-05-27T08:58:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/17731280-mmmain.jpg" />The Vietnam war left an undeniable mark in American history, and the pain is still felt by the families and friends of the fallen soldiers who gave their lives.<br /> <br /> A total of 58,220 soldiers were killed in the war with 1,487 of them from New Jersey, according to the Defense Casualty Analysis System in the National Archives. <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/who_were_the_new_jersey_soldiers_who_died_in_the_v.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Here-Are-The-Names-of-All-1487-New-Jersey-Soldiers-Who-Died-in-Vietnam.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34430 Are You Related to Stevie Nicks? urn:md5:d2fa8dbefce10b82b682ca31c0f73835 2015-05-26T06:15:00+02:00 2015-05-13T17:09:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Stevie_Nicks_-_In_Your_Dreams_Premiere_March_2013__cropped_.jpg" />Nicks was born on May 26, 1948 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks (July 2, 1925 - August 10, 2005), former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial, and Barbara Nicks (November 12, 1927 - December 29, 2011), a homemaker. <br /> <br /> Nicks' grandfather, Aaron Jess "A.J." Nicks, Sr. (May 18, 1892 - August 1, 1974), a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing, performing duets with her by the time she was four years old. Nicks' mother was very protective of her, keeping her at home "more than most people were" and fostering in her a love of fairy tales.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=stephanielynnnickss&amp;celebrite=Stevie-NICKS">Stevie Nicks' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Stevie-Nicks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34347 Are You Related to Tina Fey? urn:md5:c9ce1a84db2dc2503721130581781057 2015-05-18T06:15:00+02:00 2015-05-13T10:12:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Tina_Fey_Muppets_Most_Wanted_Premiere__cropped_.jpg" />Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne" (née Xenaki), is a brokerage employee; her father, Donald Henry Fey, is a university grant proposal writer.<br /> <br /> Fey's father has English, German, and Scottish ancestry; one of Fey's paternal fifth great-grandfathers was John Hewson (1744–1821), a textile manufacturer who emigrated to America with the support of Benjamin Franklin, enabling Hewson to quickly open a quilting factory in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=feye&amp;celebrite=Tina-FEY">Tina Fey's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-Tina-Fey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34338 18 of 25 New Orleanians Identified in Iconic World War II Photo. Who Are The Other 7? urn:md5:d496e7275eb193e7e210f74599e1c1ff 2015-05-15T10:15:00+02:00 2015-05-15T10:42:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/v-j-day-in-new-orleans-1945-db3abd3ab80f4c13.jpg" />In a photograph that has become iconic, Roland K. Jauchler Jr. stands out for one reason: Of all the neighbors marching down the St. Roch Avenue neutral ground to celebrate the end of World War II, he's the only one with a musical instrument.<br /> <br /> It was just a cheap trumpet from a dime store, Jauchler said, but after nearly four years of war, people wanted to blow of steam when they got word in August 1945 that Japan had surrendered. <a href="http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2015/05/world_war_ii_museum_new_orlean.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/18-of-25-New-Orleanians-Identified-in-Iconic-World-War-II-Photo-Who-Are-The-Other-7.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34355 Are You Related to John Wilkes Booth? urn:md5:2a1f53059d092b2f8b745508f76451c1 2015-05-10T06:15:00+02:00 2015-05-06T10:00:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-John_Wilkes_Booth-portrait.jpg" />Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in Bel Air, Maryland, USA. His parents, the noted British Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and his mistress Mary Ann Holmes, came to the United States from England in June 1821. <br /> <br /> They purchased a 150-acre (61 ha) farm near Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland, where John Wilkes Booth was born in a four-room log house on May 10, 1838, the ninth of ten children. He was named after the English radical politician John Wilkes, a distant relative.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=boothj&amp;celebrite=John+Wilkes-BOOTH">John Wilkes Booth's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Are-You-Related-to-John-Wilkes-Booth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34257 Daniel Craig's Ancestors Are French Clergymen and Adventurers urn:md5:17143e98fb1da6dca3ed3e8efe2b8d1e 2015-05-04T09:15:00+02:00 2015-05-04T09:15:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0BB5BACF00000514-0-image-a-27_1430422536391.jpg" />It’s the kind of genealogical puzzle that James Bond himself would have been satisfied to solve.<br /> <br /> Researchers have discovered that 007 star Daniel Craig has a rather more exotic heritage than the fictional Englishman he plays on screen. Records reveal that the actor’s ancestors are French and that he comes from a long line of distinguished clergymen and adventurers. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3063136/Daniel-Craigs-ancestors-French-clergymen-adventurers-ancestry-records-reveal.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Daniel-Craig-s-Ancestors-Are-French-Clergymen-and-Adventurers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34243 Are You Related to Rita Coolidge? urn:md5:4e2d8779be7df4c2fb63ae843b4deb03 2015-05-01T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T10:28:30+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ritacoolidge.jpg" />Coolidge was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee. Coolidge attended Nashville's Maplewood High School. She graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High in Jacksonville, Florida. <br /> <br /> She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is of Scottish and Cherokee ancestry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=coolidger&amp;celebrite=Rita-COOLIDGE">Rita Coolidge's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Rita-Coolidge.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34211 Armenian President Grants Armenian Passports To Five Members of Genealogy Group urn:md5:31db84319ae55fb83e98f2b9d51a9ac7 2015-04-29T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-29T10:02:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15332.jpg" />On April 27, President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan received the six members of the Genealogy group, who will be representing Armenia and the new generation of Armenians on five continents of the globe in the form of five petals of a Forget-me-not at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.<br /> <br /> Chairman of the Council of Public Television and Radio Ruben Jaghinyan and head of the Armenian delegation to Eurovision Gohar Gasparyan participated in the meeting with the President. <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/803515/armenian-president-grants-armenian-passports-to-five-members-of-genealogy-group.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Armenian-President-Grants-Armenian-Passports-To-Five-Members-of-Genealogy-Group.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34209 Are You Related to Uma Thurman? urn:md5:a4d162c9a794bf4268e1da16d170376c 2015-04-29T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-22T09:41:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/372px-Uma_Thurman_2014__cropped_.jpg" />Thurman was born on April 29, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman, a New York-born professor, is a Buddhist writer and academic. <br /> <br /> Her mother, Nena von Schlebrügge, was a model who was born in Mexico City, Mexico, of German, Swedish and Danish descent. During her childhood, Thurman and her siblings spent time in the Himalayan town of Almora, Uttarakhand, India, where the Dalai Lama, to whom Robert Thurman has long been close, once visited their home.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=umakarunathurmanu&amp;celebrite=Uma-THURMAN">Uma Thurman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Uma-Thurman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34131 Establishment of Ireland as European Centre of Genealogical Excellence Urged urn:md5:fc583cf72f4f4113416e230eb0e1db81 2015-04-27T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-27T10:19:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Irish_Roots.jpg" />Just before Christmas 2013, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht held a series of public hearings on maximising our cultural and genealogical heritage. Its report was finally published at the start of this month.<br /> <br /> Catherine Murphy TD, prime mover behind the hearings and the author of the report, was only given authority to act on behalf of the committee (as “rapporteur”) in January of this year. Hence the delay. <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/irish-roots-establishment-of-ireland-as-european-centre-of-genealogical-excellence-urged-1.2182289">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Establishment-of-Ireland-as-European-Centre-of-Genealogical-Excellence-Urged.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34193 Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Her Ancestry on Finale Episode of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' urn:md5:7c1abae28edc473e292e886b610511a5 2015-04-23T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T10:08:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/melissa-ethridge.jpg" />In this Sunday's finale episode Who Do You Think You Are? singer Melissa Etheridge, 53, uncovers stories of her ancestors and reflects on her own personal legacy.<br /> <br /> "I had no idea what to expect. I knew a lot about my mother’s family but my father kept it really quiet. I’m glad they took my father’s side of the family that I knew nothing about. All of a sudden it’s like someone pulls back a back a curtain and you see into this rich pat and I think wait a minute, no I can’t define myself like that anymore look at this." <a href="http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/melissa-etheridge-uncovers-her-ancestry-on-finale-episode-of-who-do-you-think-you-are-56741">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Melissa-Etheridge-Uncovers-Her-Ancestry-on-Finale-Episode-of-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34151 Growing Numbers of Turks Discover Armenian Ancestry urn:md5:817bdab08649e783969ff72cebf8a0c6 2015-04-23T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-23T10:06:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15303.jpg" />In a climate of improved tolerance, growing numbers of people in Turkey are discovering their grandmothers were Armenian, and the revelations are being viewed as an important step.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of Armenians escaped the mass deportations and slaughter of the early 1990's by forced conversion to Islam. Also, some Armenian children were taken in by Turkish families and assimilated. <a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/growing-numbers-of-turks-discover-armenian-ancestry/2731238.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Growing-Numbers-of-Turks-Discover-Armenian-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34150 The Story of Hillary Clinton's 'Real' Welsh Great-Grandmother Revealed by History Detective urn:md5:9379a411a2e5aa6960a51d688cddaae4 2015-04-22T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-22T09:10:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS59525606JPG.jpg" />Megan Smolenyak, a “history detective” made waves this month when she argued that genealogists have “attached” her Welsh grandmother to the wrong parents.<br /> <br /> She argues that two girls named Hannah Jones were born in Scranton and people have “latched on to the wrong one” and that “everyone” has “quarter of her family tree wrong”. <a href="http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/story-hillary-clintons-real-welsh-9057418">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/The-Story-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Real-Welsh-Great-Grandmother-Revealed-by-History-Detective.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34130 Ohio Woman Searching for Biological Mother Discovers Co-Worker Is Her Mom urn:md5:66c2013ff73586fda67d261acae6b490 2015-04-21T23:15:00+02:00 2015-04-21T23:37:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15296.jpg" />An adopted Ohio woman who was searching for her biological mom was left stunned after learning that the woman she was looking for was actually a co-worker at the same company.<br /> <br /> La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark found out her mother's name was Francine Simmons after the state's Department of Health released birth records for those born between Jan. 1964 and Sept. 1996. <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ohio-woman-discovers-co-worker-biological-mother-article-1.2188816">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ohio-Woman-Searching-for-Biological-Mother-Discovers-Co-Worker-Is-Her-Mom.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34121 Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor urn:md5:dbdcbc74b5e54c52888fcd5f29647f2b 2015-04-19T16:15:00+02:00 2015-04-19T16:37:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/n-BEN-AFFLECK-large570.jpg" />The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.<br /> <br /> Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "Roots of Freedom," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and his third great-grandfather. But according to a hacked Sony email posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday, Affleck reportedly asked PBS to edit out information about an ancestor who owned slaves. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/18/ben-affleck-slave-ancestor-censor_n_7093234.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34095 Are You Related to Conan O'Brien? urn:md5:37d11b20531775e9873c674dc78e99e2 2015-04-18T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-15T10:04:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/obrienc0.jpg" />O'Brien was born on April 18, 1963, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Thomas Francis O'Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard. <br /> <br /> His mother, Ruth O'Brien (née Reardon), is an attorney and partner at the Boston firm Ropes &amp; Gray. He is the third of six children. O'Brien's family is Irish Catholic; some of his Irish ancestors immigrated before the American Civil War. In a Late Night episode, O'Brien paid a visit to County Kerry, Ireland, where his ancestors originated.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=obrienc0&amp;celebrite=Conan-O%27BRIEN">Conan O'Brien's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Conan-O-Brien.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34053 Hillary Clinton Falsely Says Her Grandmother Was Born in Wales urn:md5:c89bbfc6cfc6bef27bc3bb39953896ef 2015-04-17T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:11:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hillary_3085682b.jpg" />Hillary Clinton’s British roots tripped her up on the campaign trail on Thursday after she inaccurately claimed that her grandmother was born in Wales.<br /> <br /> While many Americans can trace some family history back to the UK, Mrs Clinton does have an unusually direct connection to Britain. Her grandfather Hugh Rodham was born in Northumberland in 1879 and brought to Pennsylvania as a child along with his six brothers and sisters. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/hillary-clinton/11543115/Hillary-Clinton-falsely-says-her-grandmother-was-born-in-Wales.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Hillary-Clinton-Falsely-Says-Her-Grandmother-Was-Born-in-Wales.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34082 Are You Related to Emma Watson? urn:md5:5991d1822887cae6b6fea3e7c4a00bc3 2015-04-15T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T10:04:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/watsone.jpg" />Watson was born on April 15, 1990 in Paris, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson. Watson lived in Paris until the age of five. <br /> <br /> Her parents separated when she was young; following their divorce, Watson moved back to England to live with her mother in Oxfordshire while spending weekends at her father's house in London. Watson has stated that she speaks some French, though "not as well" as she used to. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=watsone&amp;celebrite=Emma-WATSON">Emma Watson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Emma-Watson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33976 Are You Related to Merle Haggard? urn:md5:a1845db5a8b580be1e3b93b27dbf4d4e 2015-04-06T06:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:41:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/haggardm.jpg" />Haggard's parents, Flossie Mae Harp and James Francis Haggard, moved to California from their home in Checotah, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, after their barn burned in 1934. They settled with their children, Lowell and Lillian, in an apartment in Bakersfield, while James Francis Haggard started working for the Santa Fe Railroad. <br /> <br /> A woman who owned a boxcar, which was placed in Oildale, a nearby town north of Bakersfield, asked Haggard's father about the possibility of converting it into a house. He remodeled the boxcar, and soon after moved in, also purchasing the lot, where Merle Ronald Haggard was born on April 6, 1937. <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=haggardm&amp;celebrite=Merle-HAGGARD">Merle Haggard's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Are-You-Related-to-Merle-Haggard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33907 David Cameron Reveals He Is Related to Kim Kardashian urn:md5:ddd55e5fb8ebd6920cce2453c726fe4d 2015-04-01T14:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T14:16:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cameron_3251779b.jpg" />David Cameron has said he is related to Kim Kardashian-West, the reality TV star. The Prime Minister said he was thirteenth cousin of the celebrity, who is married to rapper Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Asked by Heat magazine whether he watched the television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11506560/David-Cameron-reveals-he-is-related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/David-Cameron-Reveals-He-Is-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33910 Are You Related to Lady Gaga? urn:md5:34cd5cf13aa6f40fde67074adfe1fa04 2015-03-28T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-25T10:09:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-Lady_Gaga_during_the_ArtRave_Tour.png" />Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986 at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, to a Catholic family. <br /> <br /> She is the elder daughter of Cynthia Louise "Cindy" (Bissett; born c. 1955), and internet entrepreneur Joseph Anthony "Joe" Germanotta, Jr. Gaga is of 75 percent Italian ancestry, and also has French Canadian ancestry. Her sister Natali (born c. 1992) is a fashion student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=germanottas&amp;celebrite=Lady-GAGA">Lady Gaga's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Lady-Gaga.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33820 Are You Related to Diana Ross? urn:md5:1b135231d4ffd0e5b62b2919a1ddcc19 2015-03-26T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:43:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/rossd.jpg" />Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The second-eldest child of Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984), a schoolteacher, and Fred Ross, Sr. (July 4, 1920 – November 21, 2007), a former United States Army soldier, Ross would later say that she didn't see much of her father until he had returned from service following World War II. <br /> <br /> Much has been made of whether her first name ends in an "a" or an "e". According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane" but a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=rossd&amp;celebrite=Diana-ROSS">Diana Ross' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Diana-Ross.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33758 Angie Harmon 'Finds a Relative Who Was Bought and Sold' as a Slave urn:md5:e02179c50cd843dc065822deec97802a 2015-03-24T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-24T10:46:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26D7F41800000578-0-image-m-33_1426872617333.jpg" />Angie Harmon discovered her fifth great-grandfather Michael was an indentured servant in the latest teaser of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are.<br /> <br /> The 42-year-old actress - who always believed she was of Greek, Irish and Native American descent - made a surprising discovery when she traced all the way up her family tree. The Rizzoli & Isles star searched through old family records to find more information regarding her ancestor who emigrated from Germany as a slave. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3004564/Angie-Harmon-finds-relative-bought-sold-slave-latest-Think-teaser.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Angie-Harmon-Finds-a-Relative-Who-Was-Bought-and-Sold-as-a-Slave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33810 Are You Related to Glenn Close? urn:md5:ca4c3ddefce480f2e704882101f0c60a 2015-03-19T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-10T11:32:13+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/glenncloseg.jpg" />Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of socialite Bettine Moore Close and William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who operated a clinic in the Belgian Congo and served as a personal physician to Congo/Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko. <br /> <br /> Her father was a descendant of the Taliaferros of Virginia; her paternal grandfather, Edward Bennett Close, a stockbroker and director of the American Hospital Association, was first married to Post Cereals' Marjorie Merriweather Post.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=glenncloseg&amp;celebrite=Glenn-CLOSE">Glenn Close's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Glenn-Close.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33679 Millions of People Are Descended From Genghis Khan and 10 Other Asian Dynastic Leaders, Researchers Find urn:md5:3fba4c5de4290ae425bf5f96061aece1 2015-03-12T09:15:00+01:00 2015-03-12T10:36:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/genghis-khan.jpg" />Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders who lived up to 4,000 years ago – including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan.<br /> <br /> The study, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and published in the journal European Journal of Human Genetics, examined the male-specific Y chromosome, which is passed from father to son, in more than 5,000 Asian men belonging to 127 populations. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/11/millions-people-descendant-genghis-khan-10-asian-dynastic-leaders-researchers-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Millions-of-People-Are-Descended-From-Genghis-Khan-and-10-Other-Asian-Dynastic-Leaders-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33705 Are You Related to Edie Brickell? urn:md5:088455de13ccd3ae5c6fa85df490b2ef 2015-03-10T06:15:00+01:00 2015-03-04T10:59:03+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/brickelle.jpg" />Brickell was born on March 10, 1966, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, to mother Larry Jean (Sellers) Linden and father Paul Edward Brickell. She has one older sibling, Laura. She attended high school at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University until she joined a band and decided to focus on songwriting.<br /> <br /> In 1985, Brickell was invited to sing one night with friends from her high school in a local folk rock group, New Bohemians. She would join the band as lead singer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=brickelle&amp;celebrite=Edie-BRICKELL">Edie Brickell's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33623 Are You Related to Karen Carpenter? urn:md5:18de58de9e7a896b136bc275a5c93a65 2015-03-02T06:15:00+01:00 2015-02-25T11:18:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/carpenterk.jpg" />Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. <br /> <br /> When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. On the TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked pitching. Later, in the early 1970s, she would become the pitcher on the Carpenters' official softball team. Her brother Richard developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved in June 1963 to the Los Angeles suburb of Downey.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carpenterk&amp;celebrite=Karen-CARPENTER">Karen Carpenter's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33560 Revealed: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Descendant of Slave owners in Barbados urn:md5:fd89a19cf935afba2b45e11a515e40f4 2015-02-25T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-25T11:52:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1B07FF7300000578-2959344-image-m-4_1424302020799.jpg" />Almost five years ago, a hand-written letter arrived at the stage door of London’s National Theatre, where Benedict Cumberbatch was starring in a revival of Terence Rattigan’s After The Dance.<br /> <br /> It came from the actor’s cousin, Helen Ashton, who had discovered ‘something interesting’ about their shared ancestry stretching back to when the family’s fortune was made from sugar and slavery in Barbados. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2959344/Sherlock-star-Benedict-Cumberbatch-provoked-storm-using-term-coloured-host-black-relatives-descended-slave-owning-ancestors-mixed-blood-himself.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Revealed%3A-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Is-a-Descendant-of-Slave-owners-in-Barbados.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33561 Are You Related to Drew Barrymore? urn:md5:d071cec5cd3c461cc659cd8f69bb3fa5 2015-02-22T06:15:00+01:00 2015-02-18T11:49:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Drew_Barrymore_Berlin_2014.jpg" />Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, to American actor John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Makó), an aspiring actress. <br /> <br /> Barrymore's mother was born in a Displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, to Hungarian World War II refugees. Barrymore's father was of English, Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother, John Blyth Barrymore, who is also an actor, and two half-sisters, Blyth Dolores Barrymore and Jessica Blyth Barrymore (Brahma).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=barrymore&amp;celebrite=Drew-BARRYMORE">Drew Barrymore's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Drew-Barrymore.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33505 Immigrants Made Up 1% of the Population in Medieval England, Researchers Find urn:md5:b4bc523fde921f062b7a4de9ed2739c9 2015-02-18T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-18T11:30:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14885.jpg" />About one out of every hundred people in late medieval England was an immigrant, according to researchers at the universities of York and Sheffield. They have also launched a new database that offers details about 65,000 immigrants who lived in England between 1330 and 1550.<br /> <br /> The England’s Immigrants project was created by these universities with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is led by Mark Ormrod, of the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/02/17/immigrants-made-1-population-medieval-england-researchers-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Immigrants-Made-Up-1-of-the-Population-in-Medieval-England-Researchers-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33503 Why British People Are Looking for Ancestors in India Decades After the Raj Ended urn:md5:5cf16a2769a282ba5b4ed3d8c246b6ca 2015-02-17T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-17T11:15:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1422130375-390_Widows---Orphans.jpg" />In the middle of 2013, an odd piece of news hit the international pages of Indian newspapers. <br /> <br /> DNA-testing showed that Prince William of the United Kingdom had some Indian ancestry on his maternal side around eight generations ago. The British, who had so long ruled India, were now set to be ruled by someone who had Indian blood. <a href="http://scroll.in/article/702270/Why-British-people-are-looking-for-ancestors-in-India-decades-after-the-Raj-ended">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Why-British-People-Are-Looking-for-Ancestors-in-India-Decades-After-the-Raj-Ended.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33491 Are You Related to Hal Holbrook? urn:md5:32c5e9db18ff2a86894b93014a779beb 2015-02-17T06:15:00+01:00 2015-02-11T10:49:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MTIwNjA4NjMzNjMwNzg3MDg0.jpg" />Holbrook was born on February 17, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen (Davenport) Holbrook, a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. <br /> <br /> After being abandoned by his parents at age two, he and his two sisters were raised by his paternal grandparents, first in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and then in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood. He graduated from the Culver Academies and Denison University, where an honors project about Mark Twain led him to develop the one-man show for which he is best known, a series of performances called Mark Twain Tonight.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=haroldroweholbrookh&amp;celebrite=Hal-HOLBROOK">Hal Holbrook's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Hal-Holbrook.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33434 Are You Related to Laura Dern? urn:md5:b3047dcfc0a19a1a76f28c8f965e598d 2015-02-10T06:15:00+01:00 2015-02-04T10:28:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dernl.jpg" />Dern was born on February 10, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, and great-granddaughter of former Utah governor and Secretary of War, George Dern. <br /> <br /> The poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her great-great-uncle. Laura Dern's film debut was a cameo in her mother's film White Lightning (1973). <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=dernl&amp;celebrite=Laura-DERN">Laura Dern's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Are-You-Related-to-Laura-Dern.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33368 Are You Related to Gene Hackman? urn:md5:339aad2b69ec72352c51a1543b4ee95f 2015-01-30T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T11:21:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/hackmane.jpg" />Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lyda Hackman (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard. <br /> <br /> He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was born in Canada. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=hackmane&amp;celebrite=Gene-HACKMAN">Gene Hackman's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Gene-Hackman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33281 Are You Related to Ellen DeGeneres? urn:md5:9974b997aa86ce043b9fdf78c5774542 2015-01-26T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-21T11:07:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/degenerese.jpg" />DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Pfeffer, a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer. <br /> <br /> She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist until age 13. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=degenerese&amp;celebrite=Ellen-DEGENERES">Ellen DeGeneres' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33211 Are You Related to Jim Carrey? urn:md5:62dcb5c548093ee5eff94d5a80d31413 2015-01-17T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-14T11:43:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Jim_Carrey_2008.jpg" />James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927–1994), a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic. <br /> <br /> His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré). <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=carreyj&amp;celebrite=Jim-CARREY">Jim Carrey's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Carrey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33125 Battle of Waterloo: Search for UK Soldiers' Descendants urn:md5:bb4dd4e8933c12f3039b5ed8641c0f22 2015-01-17T00:15:00+01:00 2015-01-17T01:45:48+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_80199155_80199149.jpg" />A search is being launched for Britons whose ancestors fought at Waterloo, on the 200th anniversary of Britain and its allies' victory over Napoleon.<br /> <br /> Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are estimated to have relatives who fought in June 1815. The campaign is one of several events planned to commemorate a turning point in European history. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30773030">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Battle-of-Waterloo%3A-Search-for-UK-Soldiers-Descendants.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33169 Where Have All the Scots Irish Gone? Numbers Way Down urn:md5:a473beea768013b8e1866da33c9ce409 2015-01-16T09:15:00+01:00 2015-01-16T11:07:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_Still_from_How_the_Scots_Irish.jpg" />The 2013 census survey showed 3 million Americans with Scots Irish ancestry in 2013. That’s way down from 5.4 million in the 2006 census.<br /> <br /> It is not clear what caused the drop, but it does seem that Scots Irish ancestry is far less valued than it used to be or people are just referring to Irish ancestry if the census figures are correct. In 2013 33 million Americans were of Irish descent according to the latest figures. The combined total is 36 million of Irish extraction if you include the 3 million Scots Irish. <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ancestry/Where-have-all-the-Scots-Irish-gone-Numbers-way-down.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Where-Have-All-the-Scots-Irish-Gone-Numbers-Way-Down.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33159 Are You Related to Lee Van Cleef? urn:md5:a6bf9f9a7a67de45fec07cd9e03b1dd1 2015-01-09T06:15:00+01:00 2015-01-07T09:48:03+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/clarenceleroyvanclec.jpg" />Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr. was born on January 9, 1925 in Somerville, New Jersey, the son of Marion Levinia (née Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Sr. Both of his parents were of Dutch ancestry. The rumor that Van Cleef's mother was also of Indonesian ancestry has been proven false.<br /> <br /> At the age of 17, Van Cleef obtained his high school diploma early in his senior year in order to enlist in the United States Navy in September, 1942.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=clarenceleroyvanclec&amp;celebrite=Lee-VAN+CLEEF">Lee Van Cleef's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Lee-Van-Cleef.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33059 Jersey Deportees to Australia Shown in Archive Book urn:md5:c2c58ce804e2ad23939ed7e2e5eaf4dc 2015-01-08T08:15:00+01:00 2015-01-08T10:10:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_80099795_book4.jpg" />A cattle thief and a brothel owner who murdered a police officer were among Jersey residents deported to Australia in the 19th Century.<br /> <br /> A book showing details of deportees has been made public by the Jersey Archive. The Transportation Register is the last of its kind and also includes information on more than 60 convicts sent from the island to Australia. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-30660043">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Jersey-Deportees-to-Australia-Shown-in-Archive-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33073 Are You Related to Patty Loveless? urn:md5:47a95be1fe46e1b6d1c6fceef1e09f42 2015-01-04T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T12:05:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/lovelessp.jpg" />Patty Lee Ramey was born on January 4, 1957, the sixth of seven children to John and Naomie Ramey outside of Pikeville, Kentucky on 4 January 1957. Although born in Pikeville, the family lived in Elkhorn City, Kentucky where her father was a coal miner.<br /> <br /> Patty Ramey's interest in music started when she was a young child. In 1969, when she was twelve, the Ramey family moved to Louisville, Kentucky in search of medical care for John Ramey, who was afflicted with "Black Lung Disease" (Coalworker's pneumoconiosis). Patty would attend Fairdale Jr. High school for two years, and Fairdale High for four, graduating in 1975.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lovelessp&amp;celebrite=Patty-LOVELESS">Patty Loveless' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Are-You-Related-to-Patty-Loveless.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32948 Are You Related to Del Shannon? urn:md5:83bb7757d88fa1736b4f72d6d0525f7d 2014-12-30T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T11:56:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Del_Shannon_1965.jpg" />Charles Weedon Westover was born on December 30, 1934, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in nearby Coopersville. He learned ukulele and guitar and listened to country and western music, including Hank Williams, Hank Snow, and Lefty Frizzell. <br /> <br /> He was drafted into the Army in 1954, and while in Germany played guitar in a band called the Cool Flames. When his service ended, he returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, and worked as a carpet salesman and as a truck driver in a furniture factory. He found part-time work as a rhythm guitarist in singer Doug DeMott's group called Moonlight Ramblers, working at the Hi-Lo Club.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=shannond&amp;celebrite=Del-SHANNON">Del Shannon's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Del-Shannon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32947 Are You Related to Samuel L. Jackson? urn:md5:4e4cde1860b7c22154eb69925fe0c4ec 2014-12-21T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T11:48:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Samuel_L._Jackson_SDCC_2014__cropped_.jpg" />Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington, D.C. and grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee. <br /> <br /> His father lived away from the family in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism. Jackson only met his father twice during his life. Jackson was raised by his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery), who was a factory worker and later a supplies buyer for a mental institution, and by his maternal grandparents and extended family. According to DNA tests, Jackson partially descends from the Benga people of Gabon.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=samuelleroyjacksons&amp;celebrite=Samuel+L.-JACKSON">Samuel L. Jackson's Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Samuel-L-Jackson.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32946 Are You Related to Katie Holmes? urn:md5:66ba33770fdcc2011cfbc2375bb3fa31 2014-12-18T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T11:48:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/holmesk.jpg" />Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen (née Stothers), a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. <br /> <br /> She has three sisters and one brother: Tamera, Holly Ann, Martin Joseph, Jr., and Nancy Kay. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4.0 student.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=holmesk&amp;celebrite=Katie-HOLMES">Katie Holmes' Family Tree</a><br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32870 1890 Census Records for Waterville, Maine, Gets Reprinted as New 284-Page Book urn:md5:b919cd9cb2b7e55e9f6e393f53ef7fd8 2014-12-08T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-08T10:40:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/51Csldy4qHL.jpg" />You may know that 99 percent of the 1890 U.S. Census was destroyed by fire years ago, leaving an unfortunate gap between the 1880 and 1900 censuses. <br /> <br /> Some communities have put together a kind of “substitute census” using other local records, but in Waterville, there remains a copy of the 1890 Census — the real thing. Thanks to the efforts of Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, “Waterville, Maine Census of 1890” has been reprinted. <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/07/living/1890-census-records-for-waterville-gets-reprinted-as-new-284-page-book/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/1890-Census-Records-for-Waterville-Maine-Gets-Reprinted-as-New-284-Page-Book.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32842 Are You Related to Jim Morrison? urn:md5:dc5894b216e52ebcad40084ac16dd121 2014-12-08T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-03T11:15:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Jim_Morrison_1969.jpg" />James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, the son of Clara Virginia (née Clarke) and future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison. <br /> <br /> Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English. In 1947, Morrison, then four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=morrisonj&amp;celebrite=Jim-MORRISON">Jim Morrison's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32793 Are You Related to Anna Nicole Smith? urn:md5:c4a93cdafb305a8314cabaf41dfc885f 2014-11-28T06:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T01:18:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vickielynnhoganv.jpg" />Born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, and raised in Mexia, Texas, Anna Nicole was the daughter of Donald Eugene Hogan (July 12, 1947 – September 19, 2009) and Virgie Mae (née Tabers; born July 12, 1951), who married on February 22, 1967 and divorced on November 4, 1969. <br /> <br /> She had five half siblings including half-sister Donna Hogan. Anna Nicole was raised by her mother and aunt. Virgie subsequently married Donald R. Hart in 1971. After Virgie married Donald, Anna Nicole changed her name from Vickie Hogan to Nikki Hart.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=vickielynnhoganv&amp;celebrite=Anna+Nicole-SMITH">Anna Nicole Smith's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Anna-Nicole-Smith.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32711 How England’s 1% Remained the Same Since 1066 urn:md5:17e4458a8f78b60d8afca4d6cd165e8e 2014-11-26T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T10:17:51+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Thomas_Gainsborough_-_Mr_and_Mrs_Andrews.jpg" />If your surname reveals that you descended from the “in” crowd in the England of 1066—the Norman Conquerors—then even now you are more likely than the average Brit to be upper class. <br /> <br /> To a surprising degree, the social status of your ancestors many generations in the past still exerts an influence on your life chances, say Gregory Clark of the University of California, Davis, and Neil Cummins of the London School of Economics. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/26/englands-1-remained-since-1066/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/How-Englands-1-Remained-the-Same-Since-1066.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32709 Are You Related to Miley Cyrus? urn:md5:8e951ac64f0a7f7419783aabe246e7da 2014-11-23T06:15:00+01:00 2014-11-19T11:31:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/miley-cyrus-102713sp.jpg" />Destiny Hope Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, to Letitia Jean "Tish" Finley Cyrus and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. <br /> <br /> She grew up on a 500-acre (2.0 km2) farm in Franklin. Her name was derived from her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things, and she was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=destinyhopecyrusd&amp;celebrite=Miley-CYRUS">Miley Cyrus' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Miley-Cyrus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32635 Welsh Songwriter Gruff Rhys Follows Ancestor's 18th Century Trek to America for Documentary urn:md5:b487b3a5fc11039d8c343021223fd87c 2014-11-21T11:15:00+01:00 2014-11-21T11:08:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10399853.jpg" />The final scenes of Gruff Rhys’s documentary, American Interior, are of a joyful New Orleans-styled funeral march in the mountains near Waunfawr in Wales.<br /> <br /> Shot in beautiful black and white, the scene shows a guitar-slinging Rhys in an elaborate Davy Crockett-styled wolf-themed head covering, followed by a brass band and child singers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Welsh+songwriter+Gruff+Rhys+follows+ancestor/10399852/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Welsh-Songwriter-Gruff-Rhys-Follows-Ancestor-s-18th-Century-Trek-to-America-for-Documentary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32660 Are You Related to Duane Allman? urn:md5:2682f1ce9a9fd851b59725e3e96f444c 2014-11-20T06:15:00+01:00 2014-11-12T11:00:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/howardduaneallmanh.jpg" />Duane Allman was born on November 20, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the eldest son of Willis Allman, a career United States Army sergeant, and Geraldine (née Robbins). His younger brother Gregg Allman was born in late 1947.<br /> <br /> While the family were living near Norfolk, Virginia, his father was murdered by a fellow veteran hitchhiker. In order to retrain as an accountant, Geraldine "Mama A" Allman sent Duane and Gregg to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee, which they both disliked intensely. In 1957, the family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where the boys attended Seabreeze High School.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=howardduaneallmanh&amp;celebrite=Duane-ALLMAN">Duane Allman's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Duane-Allman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32558 New Project Hopes To Find Out How Many Irishmen Died in the First World War urn:md5:7fdbe0f29741346dd1dad82d65b86a7b 2014-11-10T20:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T15:55:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14104.jpg" />The Irish War Memorial Records, which list the names of 49,400 men who died in the first World War, are to be updated. The Government is to combine with Google and the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres to update the records, which were first created in 1922. They hope the project will give a more accurate picture of how many Irishmen died in the war.<br /> <br /> The records represent an attempt to catalogue all those who died, but they include non-Irish soldiers who died in Irish regiments and exclude many Irishmen who died in non-Irish regiments. There are also many double entries and errors.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/new-project-hopes-to-find-out-how-many-irishmen-died-in-the-first-world-war-1.1978689">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/New-Project-Hopes-To-Find-Out-How-Many-Irishmen-Died-in-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32529 Are You Related to Mary Travers? urn:md5:468e4c220ad913d63ffe1a60f9a6962d 2014-11-09T06:15:00+01:00 2014-11-05T10:55:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/mary_travers-300x300.jpg" />Mary Travers was born on November 9, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Robert Travers and Virginia Coigney, both journalists and active organizers for The Newspaper Guild, a trade union. In 1938, the family moved to Greenwich Village in New York City. Travers attended the Little Red School House there, but left in the 11th grade.<br /> <br /> While in high school, Travers joined the Song Swappers, who sang backup for Pete Seeger when Folkways Records reissued a union song collection, Talking Union, in 1955.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=traversm&amp;celebrite=Mary-TRAVERS">Mary Travers' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Are-You-Related-to-Mary-Travers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32479 Are You Related to Sally Field? urn:md5:f1fbedc3da7c8bc48fcb9c7bb8917c70 2014-11-06T06:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T10:16:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Sally-Field-4.jpg" />Sally Field was born on November 6, 1946 in Pasadena, California. Her father, Richard Dryden Field, was an Army officer, and her mother Margaret Field (née Morlan) was an actress. Her parents divorced in 1950; her mother later married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney.<br /> <br /> Field attended Portola Middle School, followed by Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, where she was a cheerleader.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=fields&amp;celebrite=Sally-FIELD">Sally Field's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Sally-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32408 Bursary To Expand Archive of Irish in first World War urn:md5:46cde49f240508d16c2b3ca2ce47c40f 2014-10-29T12:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T09:35:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/boy_walks_between_gravestones.jpg" />A bursary scheme to allow Irish university students to research Ireland’s involvement in the first World War was announced yesterday by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys in the Flemish town of Ypres, as representatives of more than 80 countries gathered in Flanders to commemorate the war.<br /> <br /> The scheme, which will begin next year and run until 2018, will allow five university students from Ireland to spend the summer months at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/bursary-to-expand-archive-of-irish-in-first-world-war-1.1979854">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Bursary-To-Expand-Archive-of-Irish-in-first-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32406 Are You Related to John Cleese? urn:md5:04654b9b7a2340d3d8f6c2b9069f2f23 2014-10-27T06:15:00+01:00 2014-10-22T09:35:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-John_Cleese_2008_bigger_crop.jpg" />Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, the only child of Reginald Francis Cleese, an insurance salesman, and his wife Muriel Evelyn (née Cross). His family's surname was originally Cheese, but his father had thought it was embarrassing and changed it when he enlisted in the Army during World War I.<br /> <br /> Cleese was educated at St Peter's Preparatory School, where he received a prize for English studies and did well at cricket and boxing. When he was 13, he was awarded an exhibition at Clifton College, an English public school in Bristol.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=cleesej&amp;celebrite=John-CLEESE">John Cleese's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-John-Cleese.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32321 Are You Related to Kim Kardashian? urn:md5:abc00f823aec54411ddf6ea3f04b7813 2014-10-21T06:15:00+02:00 2014-10-15T09:28:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-Kim_Kardashian_West__Parramatta_Westfield_Sydney_Australia.jpg" />Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California on October 21, 1980, to parents Robert and Kris (née Houghton). She has an older sister Kourtney, a younger sister Khloé, and a younger brother Rob. Their mother is of Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry, while their father was a third-generation Armenian American. <br /> <br /> After their parents divorced in 1991, Houghton remarried to the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner Bruce Jenner in 1991. Through their marriage, Kardashian gained step-brothers Burton "Burt", Brandon, and Brody; step-sister Casey; and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=kimberlynoelkardashk&amp;celebrite=Kim-KARDASHIAN">Kim Kardashian's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Kim-Kardashian.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32257 Are You Related to Tanya Tucker? urn:md5:a137e69e5c8c88bcf242690bf69200c6 2014-10-10T06:15:00+02:00 2014-10-08T10:13:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/delta_dawn-1973-tanya_tucker04.jpg" />Tucker was born born October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas, the youngest of four children born to Jesse "Beau" and Juanita Tucker. Her father was a heavy equipment operator, and the family moved often as he sought better work. <br /> <br /> Tanya's early childhood was spent primarily in Willcox, Arizona, where the only radio station in town played country music. The Tuckers attended concerts of country stars such as Ernest Tubb and Mel Tillis, and Tanya's sister LaCosta was praised in the family for her vocal abilities. At the age of eight, Tanya told her father that she also wanted to be a country singer when she grew up.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=tuckert&amp;celebrite=Tanya-TUCKER">Tanya Tucker's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-Tanya-Tucker.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32180 Are You Related to John Lennon? urn:md5:15c54616cfda5cb92749c33c0d034ce9 2014-10-09T06:15:00+02:00 2014-10-01T09:40:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13938.jpg" />Lennon was born in war-time England, on October 9, 1940 at Liverpool Maternity Hospital to Julia (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman of Irish descent, who was away at the time of his son's birth. <br /> <br /> His parents named him John Winston Lennon after his paternal grandfather, John "Jack" Lennon, and then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill. His father was often away from home but sent regular pay cheques to 9 Newcastle Road, Liverpool, where Lennon lived with his mother, but the cheques stopped when he went absent without leave in February 1944.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lennonj&amp;celebrite=John-LENNON">John Lennon's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Are-You-Related-to-John-Lennon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32122 In the United Kingdom, Relatives of Adopted Adults Now Able To Trace Family Tree urn:md5:81113fad757c8a7ce87b488dc8be2841 2014-10-06T18:15:00+02:00 2014-10-06T13:31:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/s300_Family_holding_hands_iStock_000031844456Large.jpg" />Children, grandchildren and other relatives of adopted adults can now trace back through their ancestors’ lives - helping them to unearth their family history, discover more about their medical background and reach out to long-lost relatives under new rules introduced today.<br /> <br /> Previously, only the person adopted and their birth relatives were able to use specialised adoption agencies to help shed light on their family history and make contact with their biological family members. <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/relatives-of-adopted-adults-now-able-to-trace-family-tree">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/In-the-United-Kingdom-Relatives-of-Adopted-Adults-Now-Able-To-Trace-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32165 Grandsons of Tenth President John Tyler Are Still Alive and Were Born 140 Years After Their Grandfather urn:md5:ee617e0757ccaa9dd91de9f73b99fb32 2014-10-06T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-06T08:24:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2092227-11795526000005DC-110_634x752.jpg" />John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States, was born in 1790. He grew up on a Virginia plantation, became a lawyer, and went on to the White House after the death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison in 1841.<br /> <br /> In the years leading up to his presidency, horse-drawn carriages were the mode du jour, Arkansas, Michigan, Maine, and Missouri became states, and across the sea, Napoleon Bonaparte was conquering Europe. But it has been revealed that two of the president’s grandsons are still alive – and were born nearly 140 years after their grandfather was.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092227/US-president-John-Tylers-grandsons-STILL-ALIVE.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Grandsons-of-Tenth-President-John-Tyler-Are-Still-Alive-and-Were-Born-140-Years-After-Their-Grandfather.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32153 WWI Canadian Soldiers' Remains Identified urn:md5:1ac3d3b29d72c59f08a2b46352a9f86b 2014-09-29T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-29T08:52:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13920.jpg" />Nearly a century after they died in battle, the remains of unidentified Canadian soldiers who fought in the First World War are still being found in Europe. Today the Department of National Defence released the names of four who died during the Battle of Amiens in August 1918.<br /> <br /> Their resting place was discovered in 2006 by then 14-year-old Fabien Demeusere, while digging in his back garden in Hallu, France, 120 kilometres north of Paris.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/wwi-canadian-soldiers-remains-identified-1.2779824">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/WWI-Canadian-Soldiers-Remains-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32093 Are You Related to Avril Lavigne? urn:md5:144111fd4910dcdd911e399772554fd1 2014-09-27T06:15:00+02:00 2014-09-24T09:49:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Avril_Lavigne_2013.jpg" />Avril Ramona Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario. Her father, Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne, named her "Avril" after the French word for the month of April. <br /> <br /> At the age of two, she began singing church songs with her mother, Judith-Rosanne "Judy" (née Loshaw). Judy recognized her two-year-old daughter's talents after hearing her sing "Jesus Loves Me" in church. Lavigne has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Michelle, both of whom teased her when she sang. "My brother used to knock on the wall because I used to sing myself to sleep and he thought it was really annoying." Her father is of French descent and her mother has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lavignea&amp;celebrite=Avril-LAVIGNE">Avril Lavigne's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Are-You-Related-to-Avril-Lavigne.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32042 Monument to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Ancestor Melvinia Shields Dedicated in Kingston, Georgia urn:md5:56a6ef99000d9a825645dfd396105c92 2014-09-22T09:21:00+02:00 2014-09-24T13:21:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/541e5b10cfdef.image.jpg" />Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great-grandmother of First Lady Michelle Obama, helped deliver William Hill.<br /> <br /> Now 86, Hill still remembers the woman who brought him into this world, and who for decades was buried in an unmarked grave behind Queen Chapel Methodist Church in Kingston. Hill joined some 150 others Saturday morning at the Kingston church for the dedication of a monument to Shields. Born a slave in 1844 and later emancipated, Shields moved to Kingston and stayed some 50 years.<br /> <br /> S<a href="http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/monument-to-first-lady-michelle-obama-s-ancestor-melvinia-shields/article_24b5927c-4159-11e4-91c5-0017a43b2370.html">ource &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Monument-to-First-Lady-Michelle-Obamas-Ancestor-Melvinia-Shields-Dedicated-in-Kingston-Georgia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32024 Are You Related to Debby Boone? urn:md5:32814cda2b9a344de0a7e77f4875a9e6 2014-09-22T06:15:00+02:00 2014-09-17T10:06:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/boone3.jpg" />Debby Boone was born on September 22, 1956 in Hackensack, New Jersey, the third of four daughters born to singer-actor Pat Boone and Shirley Foley Boone, daughter of country music star Red Foley. <br /> <br /> When Boone was 14 years old, she began touring with her parents and three sisters: Cherry, Lindy and Laury. The sisters first recorded with their parents as The Pat Boone Family and later as the Boones or Boone Girls. They primarily recorded gospel music, although the sisters also released singles for the Motown and Curb labels that were remakes of secular pop music featuring Debby as the lead vocalist.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=booned&amp;celebrite=Debby-BOONE">Debby Boone's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Are-You-Related-to-Debby-Boone.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31969 Are You Related to Paul Walker? urn:md5:1199d893eb50cec34e7670d1e4f8f433 2014-09-12T06:15:00+02:00 2014-09-10T09:48:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-PaulWalkerEdit-1.jpg" />Walker was born on September 12, 1973 in Glendale, California, and was the son of Cheryl (née Crabtree), a fashion model, and Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor and a fighter who was a two-time Golden Gloves champion. <br /> <br /> His ancestry was mostly English, with a smaller amount of German. His paternal grandfather, a professional boxer, had English immigrant grandparents. One of his grandfathers raced factory cars for Ford in the 1960s. The oldest of five siblings, Walker was raised primarily in the Sunland community of Los Angeles and attended high school in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Sun Valley's Village Christian School in 1991.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=walkerp&amp;celebrite=Paul-WALKER">Paul Walker's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Are-You-Related-to-Paul-Walker.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31904 Are You Related to Roger Waters? urn:md5:0f2880199c02a750adcbaa5fdf12fbd4 2014-09-06T06:15:00+02:00 2014-09-03T09:06:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/georgerogerwatersg.jpg" />George Roger Waters was born on 6 September 1943, the younger of two boys, to Mary (née Whyte; 1913-2009) and Eric Fletcher Waters (1913-1944), in Great Bookham, Surrey. <br /> <br /> His father, the son of a coal miner and Labour Party activist, was a schoolteacher, a devout Christian, and a Communist Party member. In the early years of the Second World War, his father was a conscientious objector who drove an ambulance during the Blitz. He later changed his stance on pacifism and joined the British Army, and as a 2Lt. of the 8th Royal Fusiliers died at Aprilia, between Anzio and Rome in Italy, on 18 February 1944, when Roger was five months old.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=georgerogerwatersg&amp;celebrite=Roger-WATERS">Roger Waters' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Are-You-Related-to-Roger-Waters.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31831 Are You Related to Cameron Diaz? urn:md5:5fa43558d48c846cc0548444b350c6d6 2014-08-30T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T15:49:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/398px-CameronDiazByCarolineRenouard2010.jpg" />Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie Joann (née Early), is an import-export agent, and her father, Emilio Luis Diaz (1949–2008), worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger. <br /> <br /> Diaz has an older sister, Chimene. Her father's family were Cuban (of Spanish descent), and settled in Tampa's Ybor City, later moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, German, and Cherokee ancestry. Diaz was raised in Long Beach, California, and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=diazc&amp;celebrite=Cameron-DIAZ">Cameron Diaz's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Are-You-Related-to-Cameron-Diaz.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31636 National Library and Archives of Iran Added to Tourist Itineraries urn:md5:901374c871e457d4bd51a675c18c4988 2014-08-25T16:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T10:44:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0a11_3024.jpg" />The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) has been added to the list of places tourists can visit on their journeys to Iran.<br /> <br /> The decision to add the NLAI to tourists’ itineraries is based on an agreement signed between the Iranian Tour Operators Association (ITOA) of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) and the NLAI on Saturday.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.eturbonews.com/49218/national-library-and-archives-iran-added-tourist-itineraries">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/National-Library-and-Archives-of-Iran-Added-to-Tourist-Itineraries.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31762 Are You Related to Tim Burton? urn:md5:2a790ca8f309354311bcf6fff7ab9124 2014-08-25T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T15:41:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/472px-Tim_Burton_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg" />Burton was born on August 25, 1958, in the city of Burbank, California, to Jean Burton (née Erickson), the owner of a cat-themed gift shop, and Bill Burton, a former minor league baseball player who would later work for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. <br /> <br /> As a preteen, Burton would make short films in his backyard on Evergreen Street using crude stop motion animation techniques or shoot them on 8 mm film without sound (one of his oldest known juvenile films is The Island of Doctor Agor, that he made when he was 13 years old).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=burtont&amp;celebrite=Tim-BURTON">Tim Burton's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Are-You-Related-to-Tim-Burton.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31635 Are You Related to Jennifer Lawrence? urn:md5:ca42b5c1cf056e0cbd4b808b1d99ead5 2014-08-15T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T15:27:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/495px-Jennifer_Lawrence_at_the_83rd_Academy_Awards_crop.jpg" />Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Karen (Koch) Lawrence, a children's camp manager, and Gary Lawrence, a construction worker. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. <br /> <br /> By the age of 14, she had decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Prior to finding success in Hollywood, Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School in Louisville.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lawrencej&amp;celebrite=Jennifer-LAWRENCE">Jennifer Lawrence's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Are-You-Related-to-Jennifer-Lawrence.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31634 Are You Related to Melanie Griffith? urn:md5:eb77eb4ce72ab65b2531dc237246dc23 2014-08-09T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T15:14:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Melanie_Griffith_auf_dem_Filmfest_Munchen_2012__cropped_.jpg" />Griffith was born on August 9, 1957, in New York City, to actress Tippi Hedren and producer, former actor, and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her mother's ancestry is Swedish, German, and Norwegian. <br /> <br /> Griffith's parents divorced when she was four years old, after which her father married model/actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: actress Tracy Griffith and set designer Clay A. Griffith. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall, and Griffith grew up with three stepbrothers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=griffithm&amp;celebrite=Melanie-GRIFFITH">Melanie Griffith's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Are-You-Related-to-Melanie-Griffith.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31633 Are You Related to John Huston? urn:md5:a7dfceb137ea17a7320749447d69780b 2014-08-05T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T14:45:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-John_Huston_-_publicity.jpg" />John Huston was born on August 5, 1906, in Nevada, Missouri. He was the only child of Rhea (née Gore) and Canadian-born Walter Huston, originally Walter Houghston. His father, who was of Scots and Scots-Irish descent, was an actor, initially in vaudeville, and later in films. <br /> <br /> His mother, of English and Welsh background, initially worked as a sports editor for various publications but gave it up after Huston was born.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=johnmarcellushustonj&amp;celebrite=John-HUSTON">John Huston's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Are-You-Related-to-John-Huston.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31632 Actress Julie Walters Discovers an Ancestor Was Accused of Murder When He Attacked a Man with a Knife urn:md5:b284598ef9bc73cd958183a06407bcfb 2014-08-01T10:15:00+02:00 2014-08-01T09:18:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2712218-02ADA1ED00000578-2_634x599.jpg" />Actress Julie Walters makes a shocking discovery about one of her ancestors when she discovers that her great-grandfather attacked a man with a knife - and was accused of murder.<br /> <br /> In the new BBC1 show Who Do You Think You Are, where celebrities trace their ancestry and discover secrets from their past, Ms Walters, 64, learns relative Anthony Clarke was charged in 1884 after drunkenly attacking the man.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2712218/Julie-Walters-discovers-ancestor-accused-murder-attacked-man-knife-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Actress-Julie-Walters-Discovers-an-Ancestor-Was-Accused-of-Murder-When-He-Attacked-a-Man-with-a-Knife.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31654 Princess Charlene of Monaco's Irish Ancestry Revealed urn:md5:4a45943264a40bbd2fa5aa9a43d5a15c 2014-07-31T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-31T09:37:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/TOURISM_IRELAND_UNVEILS_UNKNOWN_IRISH_FAMILY_CONNECTIONS_OF_PRINCESS_CHARLENE_OF_MONACO.jpg" />The research, carried out by genealogy researchers Eneclann for Tourism Ireland, shows that Princess Charlene descends from one of the most successful gentlemen-merchant families in Dublin in the 16th and 17th centuries. <br /> <br /> The Fagans made a number of enduring contributions to the development of Dublin. In 1592, Richard and Christopher Fagan, the Princess’s great (x12) grandfathers, were key figures in the foundation of Trinity College.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/princess-charlene-of-monacos-irish-ancestry-revealed-30471760.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Princess-Charlene-of-Monaco-s-Irish-Ancestry-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31646 Sex And The City Star Cynthia Nixon Is Shocked To Find her Ancestor Murdered her Abusive Husband with an Axe urn:md5:557024cf3c4d2b857495240025b7148b 2014-07-28T12:15:00+02:00 2014-07-28T09:17:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2703957-1FEDE34500000578-759_634x424.jpg" />It's always an emotional and surprising journey for celebrities on US genealogy TV show Who Do You Think You Are? However, actress Cynthia Nixon got more than she bargained for after finding out one of her ancestors was an axe murderer.<br /> <br /> The Sex And The City star, 48, discovered great-great-great grandmother Martha Curnett ended up killing her abusive husband Noah Casto in Missouri in the 1840s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2703957/Cynthia-Nixon-shocked-ancestor-murdered-abusive-husband-axe.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Sex-And-The-City-Star-Cynthia-Nixon-Is-Shocked-To-Find-her-Ancestor-Murdered-her-Abusive-Husband-with-an-Axe.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31599 Are You Related to Mick Jagger? urn:md5:bd8def3c5b5a4e37de5a453dc3fb47ea 2014-07-26T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-23T08:50:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/640px-Jagger_live_Italy_2003.jpg" />Mick Jagger was born on July 26, 1943 into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent, England. His father, Basil Fanshawe "Joe" Jagger (13 April 1913 – 11 November 2006), and grandfather David Ernest Jagger were both teachers. <br /> <br /> His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913 – 18 May 2000), born in New South Wales, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger's younger brother, fellow musician Chris Jagger, was born on 19 December 1947.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=michaelphillipjaggem&amp;celebrite=Mick-JAGGER">Mick Jagger's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Are-You-Related-to-Mick-Jagger.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31542 Are You Related to Robin Williams? urn:md5:3ac0c076bbe36a587264f03e18d21b14 2014-07-21T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-16T09:08:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Robin_Williams_2011a__2_.jpg" />Williams was born on July 21, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Laura McLaurin (née Smith, September 24, 1922 – September 4, 2001), was a former model from New Orleans, Louisiana. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (September 10, 1906 – October 18, 1987), was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company in charge of the Midwest region. <br /> <br /> His maternal great-great-grandfather was Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams' ancestry includes English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, and French.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=mclaurinwilliamsr&amp;celebrite=Robin-WILLIAMS">Robin Williams' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Are-You-Related-to-Robin-Williams.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31478 Are You Related to Woody Guthrie? urn:md5:7514a1fc9e7486f8bcfafddd3020a4a9 2014-07-14T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-09T09:30:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Woody_Guthrie_NYWTS.jpg" />Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, a small town in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, the son of Nora Belle (née Sherman) and Charles Edward Guthrie. His parents named him after Woodrow Wilson, then Governor of New Jersey and the Democratic candidate soon to be elected President of the United States.<br /> <br /> Charles Guthrie was an industrious businessman, owning at one time up to 30 plots of land in Okfuskee County. He was actively involved in Oklahoma politics and was a Democratic candidate for office in the county.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=guthriew&amp;celebrite=Woody-GUTHRIE">Woody Guthrie's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Are-You-Related-to-Woody-Guthrie.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31418 Are You Related to Courtney Love? urn:md5:175fa0f37248a2ca1cfc8a30571af9a0 2014-07-09T06:15:00+02:00 2014-07-02T11:35:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Courtney_Love.jpg" />Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964, in San Francisco, California, to psychotherapist Linda Carroll (née Risi) and Hank Harrison, publisher and brief manager of the Grateful Dead.<br /> <br /> Love's mother is the daughter of novelist Paula Fox and an unidentified father, who is rumoured to be Marlon Brando. Carroll and Harrison divorced in 1969 and her father's custody withdrawn after her mother alleged that he had fed LSD to Love as a toddler. In 1970, her mother moved the family to the rural community of Marcola, Oregon, where they lived on a commune.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lovec&amp;celebrite=Courtney-LOVE">Courtney Love's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Are-You-Related-to-Courtney-Love.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31335 Clooney's Irish Ancestor Was "Victimised" urn:md5:773019c04a928e6f01bbfef4478fbf2d 2014-07-04T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-04T09:44:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/0008dd99-630.jpg" />George Clooney's direct Irish ancestor, Nicholas Clooney, was "systematically victimised" by the authorities and prosecuted under a long forgotten law for working on the Sabbath, according to newly uncovered court records.<br /> <br /> Nicholas Clooney was one of many cottiers in Windgap in Kilkenny in the 1850s who fell foul of "middlemen" who tried to force framers off the land so they could amalgamate small holdings into bigger farms.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/0703/628284-clooneys-irish-ancestors-were-victimised-and/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Clooney-s-Irish-Ancestor-Was-Victimised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31364 Are You Related to Jerry Hall? urn:md5:91c7f2b2ac123a8e8426dd93822eef74 2014-07-02T06:15:00+02:00 2014-06-25T11:04:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/jerryfayehallj.jpg" />Hall was born on July 2, 1956, in Gonzales, Texas to Marjorie (née Sheffield) and truck driver John P. Hall. She is of English, Irish, Dutch and some Cherokee Native American descent. <br /> <br /> She was raised in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas, where she graduated from North Mesquite High School. She also attended the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency. She has a twin sister, Terry, and 3 older sisters including actress Cyndy Hall. She moved to France with insurance money she received after a car accident.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=jerryfayehallj&amp;celebrite=Jerry-HALL">Jerry Hall's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Are-You-Related-to-Jerry-Hall.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31261 Are You Related to Nicole Kidman? urn:md5:25e3826baa83f2ffaabb3e643d679755 2014-06-20T06:00:00+02:00 2014-06-17T09:15:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/kidmann.jpg" />Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967, in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas. Kidman can therefore claim citizenship in Australia and the United States. <br /> <br /> Her father, Antony David Kidman, is a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author. Her mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. Kidman's ancestry includes Scottish and Irish. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=kidmann&amp;celebrite=Nicole-KIDMAN">Nicole Kidman's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Are-You-Related-to-Nicole-Kidman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31181 Are You Related to Waylon Jennings? urn:md5:365a3b15e0167ecdb1952cd3aea8bd02 2014-06-15T06:15:00+02:00 2014-06-11T09:13:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/220px-Waylon_Jennings_RCA_cropped.jpg" />Waylon Arnold Jennings was born on June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, Texas, the seat of Lamb County, the son of Lorene Beatrice (née Shipley) and William Albert Jennings. <br /> <br /> His original birth name was Wayland, meaning land by the highway, but it was changed after a Baptist preacher visited Jennings's parents and congratulated his mother for naming him after the Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=jenningsw&amp;celebrite=Waylon-JENNINGS">Waylon Jennings' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Are-You-Related-to-Waylon-Jennings.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31122 Top 100 Irish Last Names Explained urn:md5:946f709271062a6315d579b6bd7f999d 2014-06-12T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-12T08:42:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_Irish_map_Ireland_surnames_names.jpg" />IrishCentral.com has put together a list of the top 100 common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from. Whether you're looking to trace your family crest or trying to trace your family roots this list will point you in the right direction.<br /> <br /> From Aherne to Whelan here is this top 100 Irish names: Aherne - (Ó hEachtighearna/Ó hEachthairn) (each, steed tightearna, lord). Originally Dalcassian, this sept migrated from east Clare to Co. Cork. In County Waterford the English name Hearn is a synonym of Hearn.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/top-100-irish-last-names-explained2-139628643-237431291.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Top-100-Irish-Last-Names-Explained.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31131 Are You Related to Judy Garland? urn:md5:ab054c7f1a3a8ca82cf127ee13bfdc46 2014-06-10T06:15:00+02:00 2014-06-04T09:08:00+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/francesethelgummf.jpg" />Born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Garland was the youngest child of Ethel Marion (née Milne; November 17, 1893 – January 5, 1953) and Francis Avent "Frank" Gumm (March 20, 1886 – November 17, 1935). Her parents were vaudevillians who settled in Grand Rapids to run a movie theatre that featured vaudeville acts.<br /> <br /> Named after both her parents and baptized at a local Episcopal church, "Baby" (as she was called by her parents and sisters) shared her family's flair for song and dance.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=francesethelgummf&amp;celebrite=Judy-GARLAND">Judy Garland's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Are-You-Related-to-Judy-Garland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31042 The Importance of Maps in Genealogical Research urn:md5:83a5b4c83da317eec0d2216706ae1d0c 2014-06-06T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-06T08:18:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5390392923d04.preview-300.jpg" />Mary Girard, local genealogist and historian, knows the importance of maps, especially when it comes to tracking down early settlers.<br /> <br /> Maps that provide various kinds of information from the location of waterways, roads to settlements in the early days in Kentucky can easily be found. All the early maps from the formation of the state and counties shows how each county changed over time and they can be found online on the Kentucky State Secretary Land Office in Frankfort.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/life/looking_back/the-importance-of-maps-in-genealogical-research/article_503c88e3-b120-5f7e-b2a5-50bac82732f1.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/The-Importance-of-Maps-in-Genealogical-Research.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31075 Are You Related to Alanis Morissette? urn:md5:bdde596c4cf37ffce909a3388d463ec9 2014-05-30T01:15:00+02:00 2014-05-30T02:23:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/morissettea.jpg" />Morissette was born June 1, 1974 in Ottawa, Canada, the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein), a teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a high school principal. <br /> <br /> She has two siblings, one of whom is a twin brother, Wade Morissette (also a musician), who was born 12 minutes after her. Her father was of French-Canadian and Irish descent and her mother was of Hungarian ancestry. Morissette had a Catholic upbringing. She attended Holy Family Catholic School for elementary school and Immaculata High School for Grades 7 and 8 before completing the rest of her high school at Glebe Collegiate Institute (Ottawa, Canada).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=morissettea&amp;celebrite=Alanis-MORISSETTE">Alanis Morissette's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Are-You-Related-to-Alanis-Morissette.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30846 Are You Related to Stevie Nicks? urn:md5:ba096333a7fefe0c386391015d226dba 2014-05-23T01:15:00+02:00 2014-05-23T01:56:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/stephanielynnnickss.jpg" />Nicks was born on May 26, 1948, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks, former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial and Barbara Nicks, a homemaker. <br /> <br /> Nicks' grandfather, Aaron Jess Nicks, a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing, performing duets with her by the time she was four years old. Nicks' mother was very protective of her, keeping her at home "more than most people were" and fostering in her a love of fairy tales. As a young child, Nicks had difficulty pronouncing her given name Stephanie, instead pronouncing it "tee-dee", which became the nickname, "Stevie".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=stephanielynnnickss&amp;celebrite=Stevie-NICKS">Stevie Nicks' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Are-You-Related-to-Stevie-Nicks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30845 Are You Related to Cher? urn:md5:28060cada24fcdba9597a07a4f01e5eb 2014-05-20T06:15:00+02:00 2014-05-13T08:43:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cherilynsarkisianlac.jpg" />Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946. Her father, John Sarkisian, was an Armenian-American truck driver with drug and gambling problems, and her mother, Jackie Jean Crouch, was an occasional model and bit-part actress with Irish, English, German, and Cherokee ancestry. <br /> <br /> Cher's father was rarely home when she was an infant, ultimately divorcing Crouch when Cher was ten months old. They married and divorced twice more.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=cherilynsarkisianlac&amp;celebrite=CHER">Cher's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Are-You-Related-to-Cher.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30835 Are You Related to George Lucas? urn:md5:f9d9d4da6fe53d9bd502011828cf4266 2014-05-14T06:15:00+02:00 2014-05-07T10:10:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/lucasg.jpg" />George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy Ellinore Lucas (née Bomberger; 1913–1989) and George Walton Lucas, Sr. (1913–1991), who owned a stationery store.<br /> <br /> Lucas grew up in the Central Valley town of Modesto, and his early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his USC student film 1:42.08, as well as his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lucasg&amp;celebrite=George-LUCAS">George Lucas' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Are-You-Related-to-George-Lucas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30772 Tracing your Irish Family History: Travel Records urn:md5:607a55f6012b022734a98542d275d80f 2014-05-12T16:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T10:15:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI_A_group_of_dockers_pause_to_pose_for_the_camera.jpg" />The Great Irish Famine (1845-51) reduced the population of Ireland by a quarter, and was the start of mass emigration from the Emerald Isle. With movement out of Ireland on such a scale, passenger lists and travel records have become very important resources for anyone tracing their Irish roots.<br /> <br /> From travel and emigration records you can usually find out where your Irish ancestors went, the ship they travelled on (these were the days well before airplanes!) and who they travelled with. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Tracing-your-Irish-family-history-Travel-records.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Tracing-your-Irish-Family-History%3A-Travel-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30813 Are You Related to Bob Seger? urn:md5:1e5d663d5d654475bc9bc2a18f33c34b 2014-05-06T06:15:00+02:00 2014-04-30T09:02:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bob-seger.jpg" />Bob Seger was born on May 6, 1945, to Stewart and Charlotte Seger of Dearborn, Michigan, and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has an older brother, George.<br /> <br /> Seger's father, a medical technician for the Ford Motor Company, played several instruments and Seger was exposed to music from an early age. Seger was also exposed to frequent arguments between his parents that disturbed the neighborhood at night. In 1956, when Seger was 10 years old, his father abandoned the family and moved to California.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=segerr&amp;celebrite=Bob-SEGER">Bob Seger's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Are-You-Related-to-Bob-Seger.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30719 Census Shows Hitler’s Brother, Married To an Irishwoman, Lived in Liverpool urn:md5:4b4e2a188c0b53e25dc635af1aa76c91 2014-05-02T12:15:00+02:00 2014-05-02T10:23:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI-Bridget-Dowling-Hitlers-Sister-in-Law.jpg" />A 1911 British Census document unearthed by genealogy website findmypast has shed further light on the lives of Irishwoman Bridget Dowling and her husband, Alois Hitler, Jr., the older half-brother of Adolf Hitler.<br /> <br /> The Irish link to the Hitler family is one of the more surprising facts from 20th-century Irish history. Bridget Dowling, a Dublin native, was still in her teens when she met Alois Hitler, Jr. at the Dublin Horse Show in 1909.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Census-shows-Hitlers-half-brother-married-to-an-Irishwoman-lived-in-Liverpool.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Census-Shows-Hitlers-Brother-Married-To-an-Irishwoman-Lived-in-Liverpool.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30735 Are You Related to Rita Coolidge? urn:md5:e748f34540ddcd32acaea9537b892598 2014-05-01T06:15:00+02:00 2014-04-23T08:46:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13085.jpg" />Coolidge was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee, the daughter of Raymond and Charlotte Coolidge, a minister and schoolteacher. She attended Nashville's Maplewood High School. She graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High in Jacksonville,FL. She is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She is of Scottish and Cherokee ancestry.<br /> <br /> Coolidge was married to Kris Kristofferson from 1973 to 1980. They have one daughter, Casey. Coolidge previously had romantic liaisons with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash; her leaving Stills for Nash has been cited as a contributing factor behind the initial 1970 breakup of Crosby, Stills, Nash &amp; Young.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=coolidger&amp;celebrite=Rita-COOLIDGE">Rita Coolidge's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Are-You-Related-to-Rita-Coolidge.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30626 Irish in Space! The Top 10 Astronauts With Roots in Ireland urn:md5:17a41c4d724aaeff047ea84e63ee3f4b 2014-04-28T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T08:58:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/MI-Neil_Armstrong.jpg" />Ireland, part of the European Space Agency, does not have its own space program. But it sure can lay claim to some of the most famous and accomplished astronauts, of history and today.<br /> <br /> Born and raised in Ohio, Armstrong was also of Scottish and German descent. Prior to joining NASA he served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Armstrong died in 2012; there were widespread tributes throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Irish-in-Space-The-top-10-astronauts-with-roots-in-Ireland-PHOTOS.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Irish-in-Space-The-Top-10-Astronauts-With-Roots-in-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30669 Are You Related to Ashley Judd? urn:md5:f3de6e33144d8834dfda529c49cde4a6 2014-04-19T06:15:00+02:00 2014-04-14T09:38:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/judda.jpg" />Ashley was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She is the daughter of Naomi Judd, a country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael Charles Ciminella, a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry. <br /> <br /> Ashley's elder half-sister, Wynonna, is also a country music singer. Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent, and her paternal grandmother was a descendant of Mayflower pilgrim William Brewster.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=judda&amp;celebrite=Ashley-JUDD">Ashley Judd's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Are-You-Related-to-Ashley-Judd.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30510 Are You Related to Elizabeth Montgomery? urn:md5:942d8931a96bf2b51d4a1e779c65e99f 2014-04-15T06:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T09:27:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/220px-Elizabeth_Montgomery_1967.jpg" />Elizabeth Montgomery was born on April 15, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor Robert Montgomery and his wife, Broadway actress Elizabeth Bryan Montgomery (née Allen). <br /> <br /> She had an older sister, Martha Bryan Montgomery, who died as an infant (named after her aunt Martha-Bryan Allen) and a brother, Robert Montgomery, Jr. (1936 - 2000). She attended Westlake School for Girls (now Harvard-Westlake School in Holmby Hills). After graduating from Spence School, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for three years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=montgomeryelis&amp;celebrite=Elizabeth-MONTGOMERY">Elizabeth Montgomery's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Are-You-Related-to-Elizabeth-Montgomery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30447 Canada: Was Someone on Your Street Killed During WWI’s Battle of Vimy Ridge? urn:md5:0ccf0e9515c3696469478bb7c2143eb5 2014-04-10T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-10T09:09:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Genealogy Research/Ancestry <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/vimy-ridge_9.jpg" />It’s been 97 years since the First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge, which began with a Canadian attack on April 9, 1917. The battle was a milestone for Canada, marking the first time that all the Canadian divisions in France had fought together as an independent formation.<br /> <br /> In the larger picture, Vimy Ridge was part of a pattern of events that showed Canada’s growing independence from Britain, something that took place gradually over decades.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/1260100/maps-in-toronto-winnipeg-vancouver-vimy-ridge-was-ww1s-bloodiest-day/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Canada%3A-Was-Someone-on-Your-Street-Killed-During-WWIs-Battle-of-Vimy-Ridge.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30481