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nubka
03-31-2011, 04:40 AM
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/03/30/boulden.rw.kate.ancestry.cnn?hpt=C2

Fascinating! Kate is related to Guy Ritchie. Princess Diana, George Washington and others also... :rollin:

Jenny
03-31-2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks for sharing! We talked about her genealogy in an earlier thread - as I understand it, she is also directly descendant of Katherine Carey, who was a lady in waiting to Elizabeth I. Depending on what you believe, that makes her either a direct descendant of Henry VIII, or at the very least, Anne Boleyn's sister Mary.

Andrushka
03-31-2011, 05:18 PM
Very interesting,thanks for the link.Hadn't really read up on this particular topic yet,been kinda busy.

nubka
03-31-2011, 06:38 PM
I would love to trace my family that far back. Maybe someday, I will. There is a HUGE geneaology library in SLC (only about 30 minutes from my house.)

Now that I think about it, my maternal grandfather has traced our line back to the 1700's, but I definately need to get to work on my father's side of the family. I haven't been able to get past Texas, circa late 1800's (hey, it's a BIG state!:D)

nerdycool
03-31-2011, 08:29 PM
There is a HUGE geneaology library in SLC (only about 30 minutes from my house.)Jealous! The Family History Library is like Mecca to genealogists. I would love nothing more than to take a week and just go bucknutty with their records.

nubka
03-31-2011, 08:41 PM
Jealous! The Family History Library is like Mecca to genealogists. I would love nothing more than to take a week and just go bucknutty with their records.

Come on over! I'll even cook you dinner... :)

Jenny
03-31-2011, 11:04 PM
I've spent a lot of time on the LDS website, and there's a ton there - lots of misinformation of course, but a good place to start.

nubka, the resources on Texas are vast - if you check the message boards of genealogy.com, you'll find that there's a separate forum for every county in Texas, and I've also found a ton of data from people transcribing death certificates and cemetery plots. It's a hotbed of genealogy, so I'm sure you'd find a lot once you get going.

IceAlisa
03-31-2011, 11:35 PM
Kate is related to ... Princess DianaAnd Kate and William are 14th cousins.
So the royals really ARE like rednecks, unemployed, on government assistance and marrying their cousins.

smurfy
04-01-2011, 01:00 AM
I would love to trace my family that far back. Maybe someday, I will. There is a HUGE geneaology library in SLC (only about 30 minutes from my house.)

Now that I think about it, my maternal grandfather has traced our line back to the 1700's, but I definately need to get to work on my father's side of the family. I haven't been able to get past Texas, circa late 1800's (hey, it's a BIG state!:D)

Check out ancestry.com. I did the 14 day free trial and got some info. Next I am trying archives.com, they have a free 7 day trial. I am going to try all the free stuff first, then figure out next steps.
Some of the info is funny. In checking out the US census every 10 years, my great great grandfather's last name spelling is different on each one (it is Heiser, but also Hizer, Hieser, etc). Also one relative I know is named Doris, but is on the census as 'Davis'. The handwriting can be hard to follow.

Andrushka
04-01-2011, 03:04 AM
I am finding young,Scottish bachelors in the mid-late 1700's who are emigrating to America are near impossible to trace(my dads side). Memphis has an enormous genealogy library at their Main library,half a floor is devoted to it (it's 4 + stories tall).I've spent hours there and hours online.(even on ancestry.com) I can get 7 generations back on my paternal grandfathers side.