MyHeritage.com has found a link between New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and 19th century New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck (as in the “Van Wyck Expressway.”) Van Wyck, however, was tied to the infamous Tammany Hall political machine.
Mathematical genealogy, and even the science of DNA is telling us now that you are likely descended from Confucius, Nefertiti, and Socrates! Okay we all are. Does that make it any less special or interesting?
A genealogy of the Lee family, Confederate money, and perhaps a photograph worth well into six figures may be hidden inside the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia. Hear what’s been learned and how.
American actress Meghan Markle will soon by a member of the Royal Family which begs the question… who will she be expected to curtsy to? And who will curtsy to her?
The New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org has announced the documented discovery of a common ancestor between Prince Harry and his fiance, actress Meghan Markle. Here is the statement from NEHGS:
Concerns about privacy and DNA testing results are being compounded by media reports about access to your results by legal authorities. Could your sample lead to your involvement in a criminal case? It’s happened, but it’s extremely rare.
George H. W. Bush is now the longest living US President, having passed Gerald R. Ford over the weekend. President Bush hit 93 years, 166 days on Saturday. But don’t back, Mr. President… Jimmy Carter is just 108 days behind you! FYI, a huge percentage of the country is related to both Presidents Bush through their early Southern and New England ancestry.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants more regulation of the DNA testing industry. He fears for the public’s privacy.
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia recently made an astounding purchase… a watercolor of Washington’s headquarters which included a never-before-seen view of his iconic tent. Oh… and it was painted by the man who laid out the plans for Washington, DC.
Thanksgiving may be behind us, but the excitement of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower is sneaking up on us fast. AmericanAncestors.org has posted a fascinating site with bios on each of the passengers. For descendants of these people, the site has a place to share your picture and ties.