Genealogy Blog - Genealogy Research/Ancestry 2014-12-21T05:15:02+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Are You Related to Samuel L. Jackson? urn:md5:4e4cde1860b7c22154eb69925fe0c4ec 2014-12-21T06:15:00+01:00 2014-12-17T10:48:42+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 2014-12-17T10:48:57+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 2014-12-08T09:40:02+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 2014-12-03T10:15:52+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 2014-11-27T00:18:40+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 2014-11-26T09:17:51+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 2014-11-19T10:31:35+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 2014-11-21T10:08:42+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 2014-11-12T10:00:55+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 2014-11-10T14:55:49+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 2014-11-05T09:55:41+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 2014-10-29T09:16:35+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 2014-10-29T08:35:52+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 2014-10-22T08:35:57+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 2014-10-15T08:28:32+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 2014-10-08T09:13:36+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 2014-10-01T08:40:36+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 2014-10-06T12:31:50+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 2014-10-06T07:24:13+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 2014-09-29T07:52:26+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 2014-09-24T08:49:02+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 2014-09-24T12:21:45+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 2014-09-17T09:06:53+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 2014-09-10T08:48:36+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 2014-09-03T08:06:36+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 2014-07-29T14:49:23+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 2014-08-25T09:44:33+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 2014-07-29T14:41:34+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 2014-07-29T14:27:47+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 2014-07-29T14:14:54+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 2014-07-29T13:45:37+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 2014-08-01T08:18:16+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 2014-07-31T08:37:56+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 2014-07-28T08:17:44+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 2014-07-23T07:50:32+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 2014-07-16T08:08:38+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 2014-07-09T08:30:40+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 2014-07-02T10:35:04+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 2014-07-04T08:44:31+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 2014-06-25T10:04:31+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 2014-06-17T08:15:18+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 2014-06-11T08:13:08+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 2014-06-12T07:42:19+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 2014-06-04T08:08:00+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 2014-06-06T07:18:36+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 2014-05-30T01:23:26+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 2014-05-23T00:56:48+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 2014-05-13T07:43:35+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 2014-05-07T09:10:12+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 2014-05-12T09:15:40+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 2014-04-30T08:02:28+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 2014-05-02T09:23:32+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 2014-04-23T07:46:39+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 2014-04-28T07:58:22+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 2014-04-14T08:38:02+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 2014-04-07T08:27:08+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 2014-04-10T08:09:36+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 Did Adolf Hitler Marry a Jewish Woman? DNA Tests 'Show Eva Braun Associated with Ashkenazi Jews' urn:md5:839aaf05e83639e7ca88b55144bb66c4 2014-04-07T16:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T08:08:50+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_6/hilterv1.jpg" />Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s long-term lover who married the Nazi leader hours before their joint suicide in his Berlin bunker, may have had Jewish ancestry, ground-breaking DNA testing has found.<br /> <br /> DNA analysis of hair samples from a hairbrush claimed to belong to Braun suggests that the fascist dictator responsible for the murder of millions of Jews may have unwittingly married a woman of semitic descent, in one of his final acts as the Third Reich crumbled.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/did-adolf-hitler-marry-a-woman-of-jewish-descent-dna-tests-show-eva-braun-associated-with-ashkenazi-jews-9239784.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Did-Adolf-Hitler-Marry-a-Jewish-Woman-DNA-Tests-Show-Eva-Braun-Associated-with-Ashkenazi-Jews.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30444 Mission To Trace Descendants of WWI Soldier from New Zealand urn:md5:27969a99ce2e102eb81de3e0c59ff956 2014-04-07T12:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T07:57:08+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_6/0601cd172031db1983eb44f68d2c7a0aa5b0ef04_620x311.jpg" />A gift given by a New Zealand soldier fighting in World War 1 to a young English schoolgirl has not been forgotten, nearly a century on. And now the daughter of that schoolgirl is hoping to track down relatives of that soldier.<br /> <br /> The Wanganui Chronicle was recently contacted by Christine Jermey, who lives in Norfolk, England. Mrs Jermey is looking for relatives of Private Mack Wereta, a soldier from Waitotara, who sent Mrs Jermey's mother, Violet Fryer, a little booklet in 1918.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11233507">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Mission-To-Trace-Descendants-of-WWI-Soldier-from-New-Zealand.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30442 Are You Related to Bette Davis? urn:md5:c3b219c9c1a16564f4793c5c00c2cf43 2014-04-05T06:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T07:45:09+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/ruthelizabethdavisb.jpg" />Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known from early childhood as "Betty", was born on April 5, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ruth Augusta "Ruthie" (née Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney; her sister, Barbara "Bobby", was born October 25, 1909. <br /> <br /> The family was Protestant, of English, French, and Welsh ancestry. In 1915, Davis's parents separated and Betty and Bobby attended a Spartan boarding school called Crestalban in Lanesborough, which is located in the Berkshires.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=ruthelizabethdavisb&amp;celebrite=Bette-DAVIS">Bette Davis' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Are-You-Related-to-Bette-Davis.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30364 Utah Prisoners Do Mormon Genealogy Research From Jail urn:md5:49f90640fcbe04a974fef8ec84f32111 2014-04-04T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-04T07:34:18+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_6/n-PRISONERS-large570.jpg" />William J. Hopkins already knew a bit about genealogy work when he arrived at the Utah State Prison in 1994, an interest that was sparked in his teens by an aunt who is a family historian.<br /> <br /> Hopkins, 40, now spends two to three hours a day working on family history projects — his own and that of others — at the Family History Center at the prison’s Wasatch unit. He is an arbitrator; someone who reviews duplicate data entered by various indexers to ensure the information corresponds and then enters one copy into a database. Hopkins also tutors fellow inmates on how to do family research.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/utah-prisoners-mormon-genealogy_n_5079776.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Utah-Prisoners-Do-Mormon-Genealogy-Research-From-Jail.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30421 Are You Related to Mariah Carey? urn:md5:45fa1beb0ea9bb41091d7e1da545914b 2014-03-27T06:15:00+01:00 2014-03-24T09:05:39+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_6/careym.jpg" />Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969 or 1970, on Long Island, in Huntington, New York. Her father, Alfred Roy, was of African American and Venezuelan (including Afro-Venezuelan) descent, while her mother, Patricia (née Hickey), is of white Irish descent. <br /> <br /> The last name Carey was the product of a name-change by her Venezuelan grandfather, Francisco Nuñez, after emigrating to New York. Patricia's father died while she was young; however, she inherited his passion for music. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=careym&amp;celebrite=Mariah-CAREY">Mariah Carey's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Are-You-Related-to-Mariah-Carey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30290 Armenia’s National Archives to Compile List of Genocide Victims urn:md5:22c2f94badf9d9db7892a0defb87d9f3 2014-03-21T11:15:00+01:00 2014-03-21T09:36:31+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_6/Amatuni-Virabyan.jpg" />The Armenian National Archive will compile a list of the names of Armenian Genocide victims, director Amatuni Virabyan told the press on Thursday.<br /> <br /> “The Jewish people have collected the names of six million victims and three million photos. In our case the number will be small, as the initiative is too belated,” Director of the National Archive Amatuni Virabyan told reporters today. The National Archive is also preparing to publish a book in Russian titled “The Participation of Armenians in the First World War,” which will most probably be released in Moscow.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://asbarez.com/120864/armenia%E2%80%99s-national-archives-to-compile-list-of-genocide-victims/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Armenias-National-Archives-to-Compile-List-of-Genocide-Victims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30263 The Mysterious Genealogy of Russian President Putin urn:md5:e8c02e4cd5a3b7288a7f16b6d7947379 2014-03-20T23:15:00+01:00 2014-03-20T23:10:02+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_6/339168322_1370655249.jpg" />Russian president Vladimir Putin was a mystery almost for everyone during the moment of his election. He seemed to be a man with no past, inspired with the symbol of the new epoch, but deprived of historic roots. The research, which was conducted by journalists from the Russian city of Tver, became a sensation. As it became known, the parents of the Russian president came from the Kalininsky area of the Tver region.<br /> <br /> The president’s family tree is not traced after Putin’s grandfather Spiridon Putin, who left the Tver governor for St.Petersburg at the age of 15. Vladimir Putin’s grandfather was a serious, reserved man of immaculate honesty. Spiridon Putin became a good cook.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://english.pravda.ru/business/finance/05-11-2002/1528-putin-0/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/The-Mysterious-Genealogy-of-Russian-President-Putin.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30254 Are You Related to Spike Lee? urn:md5:6c1e6f86843840d745ab6c4d64a14649 2014-03-20T06:15:00+01:00 2014-03-17T09:04:56+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_6/lees.jpg" />Spike Lee was born on March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician and composer. When he was a child, the family moved to Brooklyn, New York. During his childhood, his mother nicknamed him "Spike." In Brooklyn, he attended John Dewey High School.<br /> <br /> Lee enrolled in Morehouse College, a historically black college, where he made his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication from Morehouse.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lees&amp;celebrite=Spike-LEE">Spike Lee's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Are-You-Related-to-Spike-Lee.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30209 Are You Related to Eva Longoria? urn:md5:c60471463f5a73ce2fadc3a453687208 2014-03-15T06:15:00+01:00 2014-03-10T10:05:42+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_6/220px-Eva_Longoria_2012.jpg" />Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born on March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four daughters born to Tejano parents, Enrique Longoria, Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles. Her mother was a special education teacher and her father was in the Army. She was raised Roman Catholic. She worked at a Wendy's restaurant for three years while in high school.<br /> <br /> Longoria received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at nearby Texas A&amp;M University-Kingsville. During this time, she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, USA in 1998. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=evajacquelinelongore&amp;celebrite=Eva-LONGORIA">Eva Longoria's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Are-You-Related-to-Eva-Longoria.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30146 Are You Related to Edie Brickell? urn:md5:2e04ef2a342a0c8e6187d8e2868c4542 2014-03-10T06:15:00+01:00 2014-03-03T10:50:35+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_6/edie_3.jpg" />Brickell was born on March 10, 1966, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. 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 could no longer focus on anything but songwriting.<br /> <br /> Her father, Eddie Brickell, "the Fort Worth Southpaw", was inducted into the Texas State Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1988.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=brickelle&amp;celebrite=Edie-BRICKELL">Edie Brickell's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Are-You-Related-to-Edie-Brickell.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30066 Are You Related to Karen Carpenter? urn:md5:5d49468feb943ba24319efb009c2072c 2014-03-02T08:15:00+01:00 2014-02-24T09:44:26+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_6/327E8E46754FD69D7627EFAD33EAAB.jpg" />Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. <br /> <br /> 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> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Are-You-Related-to-Karen-Carpenter.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30009 Are You Related to Jennifer Love Hewitt? urn:md5:feee6a233b87107187d8afa9ec535f35 2014-02-21T08:15:00+01:00 2014-02-17T10:07:58+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_6/hewittj.jpg" />Hewitt was born on February 21, 1979, in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (née Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. <br /> <br /> Hewitt grew up in Nolanville, in Central Texas, and has close kinship ties in parts of Arkansas. Hewitt received her middle name after her mother promised her college friend (named "Love") that if she had a daughter, she would name the girl after her.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=hewittj&amp;celebrite=Jennifer+Love-HEWITT">Jennifer Love Hewitt's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Are-You-Related-to-Jennifer-Love-Hewitt.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29933 Roger Waters Memorialises his Fallen WWII Father urn:md5:75cf172e811a46a5181cbb4adde4c4ad 2014-02-20T14:15:00+01:00 2014-02-20T10:22:07+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_6/rogerwalters_2826805b.jpg" />Seventy years to the day after his father was killed in a desperate battle with German troops in Italy, Roger Waters unveiled a memorial in which he paid moving tribute to the man he never knew.<br /> <br /> The founder of Pink Floyd was just a baby when his father, Lt Eric Waters, died during the bitter, close-quarters fighting that took place after British and American troops landed at Anzio in Jan 1944 in order to outflank the Germans and liberate Rome.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10646870/Roger-Waters-memorialises-his-fallen-WWII-father.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Roger-Waters-Memorialises-his-Fallen-WWII-Father.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29973 Are You Related to Paris Hilton? urn:md5:10aec8f5c81879a7cae7ba7e31d9187b 2014-02-17T06:15:00+01:00 2014-02-10T09:54:11+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_6/pariswhitneyhiltonp.jpg" />Hilton was born on February 17, 1981 in New York City, New York. Her mother, Kathy Hilton (née Kathleen Elizabeth Avanzino), is a socialite and former actress, and her father, Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton, is a businessman. <br /> <br /> She is the oldest of four children: she has one sister, Nicholai Olivia "Nicky" Hilton (born 1983), and two brothers, Barron Nicholas Hilton II (born 1989) and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (born 1994). Her paternal great grandfather was Conrad Hilton, who founded the Hilton Hotels. She is of Norwegian, German, Italian (from a maternal great grandfather), English, and Irish ancestry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=pariswhitneyhiltonp&amp;celebrite=Paris-HILTON">Paris Hilton's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Are-You-Related-to-Paris-Hilton.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29861 Are You Related to Jennifer Aniston? urn:md5:7d8e499268af1ad882b6fada0930f5bb 2014-02-11T08:15:00+01:00 2014-02-03T09:28:08+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_6/jenniferjoanneanistj.jpg" />Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek and a native of Crete, while her mother was born in New York City. <br /> <br /> One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Italian immigrant, and her mother's other ancestry is Scottish, Irish, and a small amount of Greek. Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her maternal older half-brother, and Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother. Aniston's godfather was actor Telly Savalas, one of her father's best friends.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=jenniferjoanneanistj&amp;celebrite=Jennifer-ANISTON">Jennifer Aniston's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Are-You-Related-to-Jennifer-Aniston.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29780 Are You Related to Lisa Marie Presley? urn:md5:6a879a0108d8dc75d2e6273e44525238 2014-02-01T08:15:00+01:00 2014-01-27T13:00:23+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_6/presleyl.jpg" />Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, exactly nine months after her parents' wedding. She lived at Graceland, Elvis' Memphis estate, until her parents separated in 1972. <br /> <br /> Following their separation and subsequent divorce, she divided her time between living at Graceland with her father and in Beverly Hills with her mother. This arrangement continued until her father died on August 16, 1977, after which she lived exclusively in Beverly Hills.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=presleyl&amp;celebrite=Lisa+Marie-PRESLEY">Lisa Marie Presley's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Are-You-Related-to-Lisa-Marie-Presley.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29694 Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Locates Italian Battlefield Where Father Died During World War II urn:md5:b84b78db7d05bdeb4bab3af733280e32 2014-01-28T16:15:00+01:00 2014-01-28T09:57:32+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_6/roger-waters-italy.jpg" />For years, music legend Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, tried to locate the place where his father was killed in Italy during World War II.<br /> <br /> Waters was five months old when his father, Lt. Eric Fletcher Waters, died in the countryside near Anzio in early 1944. His body was never recovered. All Waters had to remember him was a black and white photograph portraying the family: Waters on the knees of his mother, his father in Army clothes holding older brother John.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.italymagazine.com/news/pink-floyds-roger-waters-locates-italian-battlefield-where-father-died-during-world-war-ii">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Pink-Floyd-s-Roger-Waters-Locates-Italian-Battlefield-Where-Father-Died-During-World-War-II.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29714 New York City Commissioner: My Ancestors Were Slaves of Benedict Cumberbatch's Family urn:md5:df9a507405041407373e864bf928859e 2014-01-28T14:15:00+01:00 2014-01-28T09:52:16+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_6/cumberbatch_2803964b.jpg" />She is the grand-daughter of Caribbean immigrants to America who has just been appointed to a top job by Bill de Blasio, New York's new mayor. He is the dashing British actor who stars as Sherlock Holmes in the hit television series on both sides of the Atlantic and plays a plantation owner in the Oscar-nominated film 12 Years A Slave.<br /> <br /> Despite their very different backgrounds, Stacey Cumberbatch and Benedict Cumberbatch apparently do not just share a distinctively English-sounding surname.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10600542/New-York-City-commissioner-My-ancestors-were-slaves-of-Benedict-Cumberbatchs-family.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/New-York-City-Commissioner%3A-My-Ancestors-Were-Slaves-of-Benedict-Cumberbatch-s-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29713 Are You Related to Ellen DeGeneres? urn:md5:d5e31034503f43c9d67f838a57258c0a 2014-01-26T08:15:00+01:00 2014-01-20T09:33:11+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_6/degenerese.jpg" />DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane DeGeneres (née Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. <br /> <br /> She has one brother, Vance DeGeneres, who is a producer and musician. DeGeneres was raised as a Christian Scientist until the age of thirteen. In 1973, DeGeneres's 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> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Are-You-Related-to-Ellen-DeGeneres.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29618 Megan Smolenyak, The Roots Detective, Takes a Look at Jimmy Fallon’s Irish Side urn:md5:c7adda5b857fb49ca2f7a2e8bade7d79 2014-01-24T15:15:00+01:00 2014-01-24T13:14:58+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_6/Jimmy-Fallon.jpg" />Since even Jimmy’s Irish roots are quite diverse, exploring a chunk at a time will make his ancestry easier to follow, and his only American-born great-grandparents, William and Mary Fallon, provide a logical place to dive in. <br /> <br /> Departing the old country in sporadic bursts between 1841 and 1883, William and Mary’s parents and grandparents were the first of Jimmy’s ancestors to make their way to the United States. Launching the immigrant parade were William Fallon’s grandparents, Henry and Mary (née O’Brien) Stickevers, who alighted with an infant son on July 17, 1841.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://irishamerica.com/2014/01/jimmy-fallon-family-tree/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Megan-Smolenyak-The-Roots-Detective-Takes-a-Look-at-Jimmy-Fallons-Irish-Side.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29686 Are You Related to Michelle Obama? urn:md5:1a852f901706e127375a7bdd4a4184cc 2014-01-17T08:15:00+01:00 2014-01-13T09:06:31+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_6/398px-Michelle_Obama_2013_official_portrait.jpg" />Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store. <br /> <br /> Her mother was a full-time homemaker until Michelle entered high school. The Robinson and Shields families can trace their roots to pre-Civil War African Americans in the American South. Specifically, she is descended from the Gullah people of South Carolina's Lowcountry region. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was an American slave on Friendfield Plantation in the state of South Carolina, where some of her paternal family still reside.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=robinsonm&amp;celebrite=Michelle-OBAMA">Michelle Obama's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Are-You-Related-to-Michelle-Obama.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29542 Are You Related to Phil Everly? urn:md5:79d860173608f9ed5fb929aacc7a0c37 2014-01-06T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-06T09:23:33+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_6/everlyp.jpg" />Phil Everly, one half of the rock and country duo the Everly Brothers, has died Jan. 3, in California at the age of 74.<br /> <br /> He was born on January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Don and Phil father, Ike Everly, was a musician and had a show on KMA and KFNF in Shenandoah, Iowa, in the 1940s, with his wife Margaret and two young sons. Singing on the show gave the brothers their first exposure to the music industry. The family sang together and lived and traveled in the area singing as the Everly Family.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=everlyp&amp;celebrite=Phil-EVERLY">Phil Everly's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Are-You-Related-to-Phil-Everly.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29469 Are You Related to Patty Loveless? urn:md5:2a84725c7178d76141076d9ba4f1c2fa 2014-01-04T08:15:00+01:00 2013-12-17T17:34:47+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_6/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. 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).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lovelessp&amp;celebrite=Patty-LOVELESS">Patty Loveless's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Are-You-Related-to-Patty-Loveless.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29358 Are You Related to Del Shannon? urn:md5:e11f8f1ee77fd4a12acf784373226e8a 2013-12-30T10:15:00+01:00 2013-12-17T17:29:09+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_6/shannondth.jpg" />Del Shannon was born <span class="st">Charles Weedon Westover </span>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. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=shannond&amp;celebrite=Del-SHANNON">Del Shannon's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Are-You-Related-to-Del-Shannon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29357 Are You Related to Katie Holmes? urn:md5:cbf1160e33b2492a9b6f351a81f48cdf 2013-12-18T08:15:00+01:00 2013-12-16T09:00:32+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_6/4209-katie-holmes-5a.jpg" />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> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Are-You-Related-to-Katie-Holmes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29333 Are You Related to Taylor Swift? urn:md5:ecfb7c789deaec3c254962d73caf408b 2013-12-13T08:15:00+01:00 2013-12-09T10:34:56+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_6/tayloralisonswiftt.jpg" />Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father, Scott Swift, is a Merrill Lynch financial adviser. Scott was raised in Pennsylvania and is the descendant of three generations of bank presidents. Her mother, Andrea (née Finlay), is a homemaker who previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. Andrea spent the first ten years of her life in Singapore, before settling in Texas. <br /> <br /> She attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by Franciscan nuns, and was later educated at the Wyndcroft School, a co-ed private school.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=tayloralisonswiftt&amp;celebrite=Taylor-SWIFT">Taylor Swift's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/12/Are-You-Related-to-Taylor-Swift.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29260 Are You Related to Jim Morrison? urn:md5:461756fd26fdf997dbeb1ee17d1a97d3 2013-12-08T08:15:00+01:00 2013-12-02T09:30:27+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_6/220px-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 ancestry included English, Scottish, and Irish.<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/2013/12/Are-You-Related-to-Jim-Morrison.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29184 Are You Related to Jimi Hendrix? urn:md5:8d7c9b1c8e47e09193183f203b1b0ebb 2013-11-27T08:15:00+01:00 2013-11-25T10:43:42+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_6/jamesmarshallhendrij.jpg" />Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was of a mixed genealogy that included African American, Irish, and Cherokee ancestors. <br /> <br /> His paternal great grandmother, Zenora, was a full-blooded Cherokee from Georgia who married an Irishman named Moore. In 1883, they had a daughter whom they named Zenora "Nora" Rose Moore, Hendrix' paternal grandmother. The illegitimate son of a black slave woman named Fanny and her white overseer, Jimi's paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix (born 1866), was named after his biological father, a grain dealer from Urbana, Ohio, and one of the wealthiest white men in the area at the time.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=jamesmarshallhendrij&amp;celebrite=Jimi-HENDRIX">Jimi Hendrix's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Are-You-Related-to-Jimi-Hendrix.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29100 Burglars Steal A Laptop Holding Family History urn:md5:3630c8a985b7b6fdaa0c5b31f0bf7575 2013-11-25T11:15:00+01:00 2013-11-25T11:32:46+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_6/2740392.jpg" />A chauffeur has branded those responsible for stealing a laptop containing his family’s history “scum of the earth”. Richard Arrandale discovered his home in Oxford Road, Kidlington, had been burgled when he returned home from work.<br /> <br /> Thieves had taken the family’s washing machine, dishwasher, two televisions, a stereo system and a DVD player. Also stolen was the laptop which contained a 12-year family history project which his father, Bryan Arradale, aged 87, had been working on.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/NEWS/10823122.Burglars_steal_a_laptop_holding_family_history/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Burglars-Steal-A-Laptop-Holding-Family-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29108 Are You Related to Miley Cyrus? urn:md5:10f86e2105bbfa06756a1263ee45b352 2013-11-23T08:15:00+01:00 2013-11-18T09:06:13+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_6/220px-Miley_Cyrus_2012.jpg" />Destiny Hope Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Letitia Jean "Tish" (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Her name was derived from her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things with her life, and was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant. <br /> <br /> Against the advice of her father's record company, Cyrus's parents secretly married a month after Cyrus's birth on December 28, 1992.<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/2013/11/Are-You-Related-to-Miley-Cyrus.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29034 Signature of Reagan's ancestor found on 1841 census urn:md5:93ebae86066d807509ed63b796658632 2013-11-21T13:15:00+01:00 2013-11-21T09:09:42+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_6/NWS_20131121_NEW_008_29689945_I1.JPG" />Hidden among tens of thousands of signatures on the 'largest farewell card' in the world was a link to the future US president.<br /> <br /> In spindly letters on the Morpeth Roll, Thomas Reagan – the great-great-grandfather of the late US president Ronald Reagan – from Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary, signed his name in 1841. He was one of 160,000 Irish people who wanted to thank the outgoing chief secretary of Ireland, reforming Whig George Howard, Lord Morpeth, for his work towards improving conditions.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/signature-of-reagans-ancestor-found-on-1841-census-29772562.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Signature-of-Reagan-s-ancestor-found-on-1841-census.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29070 The Mother Who Gave Away Three Babies By Knocking On The Doors of Total Strangers And The Astonishing Heartwarming Story of How The Siblings Were Reunited After 60 Years urn:md5:999de72e1dd2b59aace48d8cea0d6423 2013-11-21T09:15:00+01:00 2013-11-21T09:12:51+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_6/article-2509013-19799B4F00000578-597_306x489.jpg" />No one will ever know what went through the young mother’s mind as she knocked on doors, begging strangers to take her three-month- old daughter.<br /> <br /> It was the summer of 1946 in the Potteries village of Bucknall. She was turned down twice before the third stranger agreed to take her baby in. At which point Rosemary, then 28, promptly disappeared to fetch the baby’s few belongings from her lodgings around the corner.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2509013/Mother-gave-away-THREE-babies-strangers-siblings-reunited-60-years.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/The-Mother-Who-Gave-Away-Three-Babies-By-Knocking-On-The-Doors-of-Total-Strangers-And-The-Astonishing-Heartwarming-Story-of-How-The-Siblings-Were-Reunited-After-60-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29072 Irish Surnames Explained - The Meaning Behind The Top Ten Clan Names urn:md5:938a398f60d1bc6738783e7b512bbdce 2013-11-19T10:15:00+01:00 2013-11-19T08:28:40+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_6/swf_irish-flag-face.jpg" />Irish and Irish-Americans alike tend to be immensely proud of their surnames. Many a Irish family proudly declare their Irish roots by displaying the crest of their clan in their homes.<br /> <br /> But which last names win in the battle of Irishness? IrishCentral took a look at the list of the most common surnames in Ireland in order to come up with a top 10 list. Smith and Murray are two of the most common, but one is of British origins and the other’s Scottish, so they didn’t make the cut.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Irish-surnames-explained---the-meaning-behind-the-top-ten-clan-names-128338993.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Irish-Surnames-Explained-The-Meaning-Behind-The-Top-Ten-Clan-Names.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29042 Are You Related to Jodie Foster? urn:md5:105c65090bee1df4d498601f6d38739b 2013-11-19T08:15:00+01:00 2013-11-12T10:25:50+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_6/fostera.jpg" />Alicia Christian Foster was born November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four children born to Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (née Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III. <br /> <br /> Her father, a decorated U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel turned real estate broker, came from a wealthy background and left his wife before Foster was born. Foster has two older sisters, Lucinda "Cindy" Foster (b. 1954) and Constance "Connie" Foster (b. 1955), and an older brother, Lucius Fisher "Buddy" Foster (b. 1957), who was also a child actor. Evelyn supported her children by working as a film producer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=fostera&amp;celebrite=Jodie-FOSTER"> Jodie Foster's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Are-You-Related-to-Jodie-Foster.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28977 Are You Related to Sally Field? urn:md5:fcab6a43266d0e0e71e6a51116a663e9 2013-11-06T08:15:00+01:00 2013-11-04T09:54:45+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_6/sally-field-5-11-10-.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. <br /> <br /> Her parents divorced in 1950; her mother later married actor and stuntman Jock Mahoney. 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/2013/11/Are-You-Related-to-Sally-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28892 Mark Twain’s Ancestor Was 'Witchfinder General' in Northern Ireland urn:md5:e175840a28d6cbb9ef229f908c66256a 2013-11-04T10:15:00+01:00 2013-11-04T09:10:11+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_6/Screenshot__10950.jpg" />Witchcraft ‘detective’ Dr Andrew Sneddon has unearthed evidence that one of Mark Twain’s ancestors was the ‘witchfinder general’ in the infamous 18th century Islandmagee Witch Trial.<br /> <br /> With echoes of horror actor Vincent Price’s malevolent and gory role in the cult classic movie Witchfinder General, Dr Sneddon discovered that Edward Clements was Ulster’s own main witch hunter during the 1711 Islandmagee trial. The History of the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland’s Only Witchcraft Mass Trial, Dr Sneddon digs deep beneath the accepted facts about the case of eight innocent old women found guilty of bewitching 18-year-old Mary Dunbar.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/mark-twains-ancestor-was-witchfinder-general-in-northern-ireland-29723569.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/Mark-Twains-Ancestor-Was-Witchfinder-General-in-Northern-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28889 Are You Related to Grace Slick? urn:md5:2745dc97df2bf860394908a56f7c6926 2013-10-30T08:15:00+01:00 2013-10-29T09:21:35+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_6/800px-Grace_Slick_1976.JPG" />Best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, Grace Barnett Wing was born October 30, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois, to Ivan W. Wing (1907–1987), of Norwegian and Swedish descent, and Virginia (née Barnett; 1910–1984), the latter a direct descendant of passengers of the Mayflower. <br /> <br /> She attended Palo Alto Senior High School before switching to Castilleja High School, a private all-girls school in Palo Alto. Following graduation she attended Finch College in New York from 1957–58, and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, from 1958–59.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=gracebarnettwingg&amp;celebrite=Grace-SLICK">Grace Slick's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Are-You-Related-to-Grace-Slick.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28846 Sherlock Holmes And The Mysterious Case Of His 'Killer' Ancestor: Newly Uncovered Records Show Benedict Cumberbatch's Great-Great Uncle Was Tried For Murder At 14 urn:md5:0269998086864e1d3828fd936a78c081 2013-10-29T09:15:00+01:00 2013-10-29T09:16:54+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_6/article-0-18EEAE2000000578-934_306x423.jpg" />‘The Romsey Stabbing Case’ sounds like it could be a Sherlock Holmes mystery. And in a way, it is. For the story comes from the past of the actor who plays the detective, Benedict Cumberbatch. Newly uncovered records have revealed that the actor’s great-great maternal uncle Henry was tried for murder when he was only 14.<br /> <br /> Henry Ventham, a farm hand, was accused of stabbing to death his friend, Frederick Betteridge. The story appeared in the Hampshire Advertiser on Saturday, 18 November 1893, with the headline The Romsey Stabbing Case.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478677/Sherlock-Holmes-mysterious-case-killer-ancestor-Newly-uncovered-records-Benedict-Cumberbatchs-great-great-uncle-tried-murder-14.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Sherlock-Holmes-And-The-Mysterious-Case-Of-His-Killer-Ancestor%3A-Newly-Uncovered-Records-Show-Benedict-Cumberbatch-s-Great-Great-Uncle-Was-Tried-For-Murder-At-14.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28854 Are You Related to Bill Gates? urn:md5:e8f65dd2f9977ef85c7f504841c5c5f8 2013-10-28T10:15:00+01:00 2013-10-21T08:36:30+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_6/gatesw.jpg" />Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His ancestry includes English, German, and Scots-Irish. <br /> <br /> His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was JW Maxwell, a national bank president. Gates has one elder sister, Kristi (Kristianne), and one younger sister, Libby. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or "Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=gatesw&amp;celebrite=Bill-GATES">Bill Gates' Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Are-You-Related-to-Bill-Gates.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28778 Search for WWI Soldier Private David Kerr's Family urn:md5:adddd4ee4b8cf37453719bf4f344d4cd 2013-10-21T16:15:00+02:00 2013-10-21T08:15:56+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_6/_70571620_pvt.kerrmedal001_1_.jpg" />A transatlantic search has been launched to find the family of a Scottish World War I soldier to reunite them with their ancestor's medal. Donald Bennett, who lives in Toronto, Canada, is attempting to find the descendants of Private David Kerr, believed to be from Cardenden in Fife.<br /> <br /> Mr Bennett was given Pte Kerr's 1914-15 Star by his grandfather. Pte Kerr was killed at the Battle of Loos in France in September 1915. He served with the Scottish Rifles.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-24565464">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Search-for-WWI-Soldier-Private-David-Kerr-s-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28774 Irish Roots: Why Can't You Find Your Ancestors? urn:md5:01e7f18a305dce4f06f4e7211e621b5e 2013-10-21T12:15:00+02:00 2013-10-21T08:13:17+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/Why_can_t_you_find_your_ancestors.jpg" />Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Which is to say that trying to explain why you can’t find your ancestor is akin to collecting water in a sieve. But here are a few possibilities anyway:<br /> <br /> At the precise moment the National Library was microfilming the parish register page with your ancestor on it, a tiny wink of light crept through the blackout curtains and fell on just the last few letters of the surname, creating a small overexposure and making the name eternally illegible. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/irish-roots-1.1565536">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Irish-Roots%3A-Why-Can-t-You-Find-Your-Ancestors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28772 Are You Related to Carrie Fisher? urn:md5:291a87d220988d2adfdf6fe3c560f621 2013-10-21T10:15:00+02:00 2013-10-14T07:35:16+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_6/fischer.jpg" />Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Her father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Russia, and her mother was Protestant, of Scots-Irish and English ancestry. <br /> <br /> Her younger brother is producer and actor Todd Fisher, and her half-sisters are actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, whose mother is the singer and actress Connie Stevens.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=fischer&amp;celebrite=Carrie-FISHER">Carrie Fisher's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Are-You-Related-to-Carrie-Fisher.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28702 Are You Related to Lillian Gish? urn:md5:a2876a48f80eedd590fcde567e540a26 2013-10-14T10:15:00+02:00 2013-10-07T09:00:57+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_6/464px-Lillian_Gish-edit1.jpg" />Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio, to 18-year-old Mary Robinson McConnell (1875-1948) (an Episcopalian) and James Leigh Gish (1872-1912) (who was of German Lutheran descent). She had a younger sister, Dorothy.<br /> <br /> The first several generations of Gishes were Dunkard ministers. Her great-great-great-grandfather came to America on the ship Pennsylvania Merchant in 1733 and received a land grant from William Penn. Her great-great-grandfather was in the American Revolutionary War and is buried in a cemetery in Pennsylvania for such soldiers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneastar.org/genealogie/?refcelebrite=lilliangishl&amp;celebrite=Lillian-GISH">Lillian Gish's Family Tree</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/Are-You-Related-to-Lillian-Gish.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28634