Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We're Related: I Broke Down and Downloaded the App
I'm referring to the Ancestry app called "We're Related."
Judy G. Russell of the Legal Genealogist was also predicted to be related to the President, but found the actual connection to be unlikely, or at least unprovable as presented. The other predicted relations she was given were also spurious, as have most of the ones I've been given have been. I would be happy to claim Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln as distant cousins, but I'm not sure I believe the way the app estimates the relationships. Still, it might be right once in awhile.
Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has done a number of interesting posts on the topic.
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