Would you believe me if I told you I was related to 35 US presidents?

Posted by: Varrack

I found out yesterday that 35 of the US presidents are my distant cousins. I think this may be true for a lot of us and that we tend to think that human family is less connected than it really is.

  • Yes

  • No, I don't believe you

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krayracker says2015-08-17T23:19:13.9349307Z
The human family tree is HUGE, so technically we are pretty much related to everybody...
JamesTeranov says2015-08-17T23:33:09.1648625Z
Im irish and living here in ireland, and know for sure my ancestors dates to a few US presidents. Sure my second cousin is related to the JFK family.
tajshar2k says2015-08-17T23:34:47.4194833Z
Varrack is related to president therefore it is absolute. 1+1=2 not 3, so varrack is absolute, so barrack is absolute. Varrack=barrack=logic
Varrack says2015-08-17T23:37:21.6435184Z
Obama is my 9th cousin twice removed actually. I was pretty surprised tbh, but I have found a pair of grandparents that we both share that lived back in the 1600's.
Varrack says2015-08-17T23:42:11.7357627Z
I could probably prove it to anyone who is that interested x)
Hanspete says2015-08-17T23:49:15.2004772Z
Tajshar blew my mind
Hanspete says2015-08-17T23:57:00.9986783Z
Dang now I'm one of two
tajshar2k says2015-08-18T00:15:54.2800852Z
I have vi_spex syndrome.
TBR says2015-08-18T00:36:28.1318369Z
My sister works very hard on our family genealogy. We, Varrack, were hot on a link to Obama, but it turned out to be false. She (we) did the DNA thing too.
TBR says2015-08-18T00:37:37.9110842Z
I am, surprise surprise. Western European back as far as biology can take us.
Hanspete says2015-08-18T00:38:11.4512992Z
True shocker there
Varrack says2015-08-18T00:42:10.9433929Z
My ancestors immigrated to America 300-400 years ago and had lots of kids. Many of the presidents and founding fathers happen to be the products of those families. Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and JFK are all cousins of mine. @TBR, I bet you could find lots of connections if you tried hard enough.
UtherPenguin says2015-08-18T00:57:23.8044608Z
Hitler is my distant cousin (100th removed)
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-18T00:57:38.9159829Z
Abe Lincoln is my first cousin.
Hanspete says2015-08-18T01:10:07.5080907Z
Dmn it three
triangle.128k says2015-08-18T01:33:18.7035872Z
I'm related to Kim il-Sung, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse-tung, Mussolini, Hideki Tojo, Osama Bin Laden and Jihadi John.
tajshar2k says2015-08-18T01:33:55.8631376Z
Technically we all are related.
triangle.128k says2015-08-18T01:40:13.0423554Z
@tajshar2k Yeah we all came from Adam and Eve so we're all related.
Oreo222 says2015-08-18T01:41:05.1310893Z
I'm legit related to James Madison and Zachary Taylor.
Hanspete says2015-08-18T02:03:27.3000164Z
TBR says2015-08-18T02:31:00.0070871Z
Its funny how many people think they are related to Indians. Comes up all the time. Truth is, its very rare.
briantheliberal says2015-08-18T02:49:20.6877427Z
So you are probably related to Obama too considered a study I read a while back connected all the origins of every president but one, Barack Obama was one of them too.
briantheliberal says2015-08-18T02:49:29.6266000Z
Varrack says2015-08-18T02:53:33.3155927Z
Yep, Obama and I share a set of grandparents from about 400 years ago. He's one of the 35.
tajshar2k says2015-08-18T02:57:01.2498143Z
Triangle.128k , I sure hope that was sarcasm, but I meant was all humans came from Africa, so some way or the other, we are related.
tajshar2k says2015-08-18T02:57:38.1838368Z
I'm related to Chief Keef.
Donderpants says2015-08-18T03:13:07.1920869Z
Technically, everyone's related to all the presidents, so......

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