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Niall of the Nine Hostages to Russell Crowe

Because my on-line time is usually limited to less than 15 minutes per day, I rely heavily on my long time friend Tom Nocera to keep me informed about key and trending items relating to the Family Forest® that I should be aware of.

Yesterday he told me that 23andMe had been talking about Niall of the Nine Hostages.

Niall, called the 126th monarch of Ireland, has been lineage-linked in the Family Forest® for years. So I checked to see how, according to the recorded history mapped out in the Family Forest®, he is related to our three lion’s share eBooks.

A Family Forest® relationship calculation reveals that King Duncan I of Scotland, the subject of the eBook that the Fisher House is receiving the lion’s share of, is a 20th great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

A Family Forest® relationship calculation reveals that King Edward III of England, the subject of the eBook that the DAR is receiving the lion’s share of, is a 29th great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

A Family Forest® relationship calculation reveals that Baron Anslach Turstain of Briquebec, the subject of the eBook that the Library of Congress is receiving the lion’s share of, has what I think is the most interesting relationship Niall of the Nine Hostages.

According to the recorded history mapped out in the Family Forest®, they are 76th cousins once removed (try to imagine the interconnected web of generation-by-generation family ties that had to be assembled to enable that digital calculation!), and their common ancestor is Noah.

Yes, the same Noah of the Ark, and the same Noah being portayed by Russell Crowe in the movie that will be appearing in theatres next week.

Whether you believe The Bible or the math behind genetic migration over all those thousands of years, if Noah is an ancestor of anyone alive today, Noah is an ancestor of everyone alive today.

Think about it. When you are watching Russell Crowe in Noah, you will be seeing a portrayal of one of your own ancestors.

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Your Relationship to Downton Abbey

How surprised would you be to discover that you have actual family ties to Downton Abbey?

Could having that knowledge increase your enjoyment of the show?

For a limited time, this is your chance to have the Family Forest® give you and your family the opportunity to actually see that surprising discovery.

Downton Abbey is set at Highclere Castle. The present owner of Highclere Castle, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, is very extensively networked through sourced family ties in the Family Forest® to a large number of American and Old World families.

Some of his ancestral surnames in the Family Forest® include Alden, Allerton, Andrews, Armistead, Barrett, Barrow, Bartlett, Benning, Bickford, Bicknell, Brown, Carter, Cass, Chandler, Chew, Clark, Cogswell, Cooke, Cooper, Courtney, Crane, Cushman, Dane, Davis, Denison, Dudley, Dutch, Dyer, Eaton, Elwell, Fendall, Flint, Flynt, Fogg, Fox, Frost, Gardner, Gardiner, Gatewood, Gibbons, Goodrich, Gookin, Gorman, Greene, Hallet, Harlow, Hatch, Hawke, Heard, Herbert, Hill, Hoar, Howard, Hudson, Humphrey, Hunt, Hutchins, Jenney, Jones, Kay, Kimball, Kinsman, Knapp, Lee, Leighton, Lightfoot, Long, Mitchell, Molyneux, Moore, Morehead, Moulton, Norman, Nutter, Odiorne, Page, Pemberton, Philbrick, Phillips, Poor, Poore, Pope, Porter, Pratt, Presley, Quincy, Richardson, Rindge, Roberts, Rogers, Roper, Salter, Sanborn, Sawyer, Shaw, Sherburne, Simonton, Slaughter, Small, Smith, Stetson, Thompson, Tomson, Turner, Tuttle, Underwood, Walker, Warner, Wendell, Wentworth, White, Willett, and Wise.

It is very likely that Family Forest® can generate a chart linking you through generation-by-generation family ties to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon. This chart will be similar to the attached samples for Tom Hank’s son, Kim Kardasian’s daughter, Prince William’s son, Ellen DeGeneres, and Anderson Cooper.

What do we need to provide you and your family with this amazing service?

Accurate knowledge about your recent ancestry. Simply provide us with a copy of your approved membership application to a respected hereditary society, like the DAR, SAR, SMD, DRT, etc.

What does it cost to receive this amazing service?

Just $29. 

How likely is it that the Family Forest® can actually connect you and your family through actual family ties to Downton Abbey?

We are certain enough of success that in the event that we cannot, we will give you a $100 credit for Family Forest® eBooks.

How accurate is the knowledge presented by the Family Forest®?

Click here for answer at question #11.

Leading you to discoveries about your personal connections to history and present day edutainment is what the Family Forest® is designed for.

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Lion’s Share for the Daughters of the American Revolution

I am very grateful for what the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has done, and is doing.

In fact, had it not been for the DAR, I may have never created the Family Forest®.

My Aunt Marge was a member of the DAR, and it was her encouragement over the years that finally resulted in me wanting to discover my ancestral roots.

In appreciation, and in memory of Aunt Marge, from now until March 8, 2015 (her birthdate in 1922), Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc. will be gifting to the DAR the lion’s share (meaning more than half) of all gross sales revenues of the Family Forest® Descendants of King Edward III.

We will be spreading this gift equally between three DAR entities. One third will go to the Hawai’i Loa Chapter (which is my wife Kristine’s chapter) on the Big Island of Hawaii, one third will go to the Hawaii State Society in Honolulu, and one third will go to the NSDAR in Washington, DC.

The Edward III eBook chronicles a huge number of generation-by-generation pathways that begin with King Edward III and lead to present day or the recent past. Included are many DAR members, and DAR Patriot Ancestors.

I am sure that my Aunt Marge, my Godmother, would be both amazed and proud to discover that the Family Forest® has now become a very powerful supplemental and complimentary resource for the DAR archives, and it is probably the best non-DAR resource for potential and existing DAR members.

Thank you Daughters of the American Revolution for all you do to preserve our American Heritage and pass it down to future generations.

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Lion’s Share Commitment to the Library of Congress

Today, to encourage and support valuable programs that closely relate to Family Forest® objectives, the Family Forest® Project is making what should become another very substantial commitment.

From now until the end of 2014, Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc. will be giving to the Library of Congress the lion’s share (meaning more than half) of all gross sales revenues of The Family Forest® Descendants of Baron Anslech Turstain of Briquebec eBook.

This unique digital resource, quite possibly the largest eBook in existence, chronicles generation-by-generation lines of descent from an ancient French castle directly to a huge number of Americans, including many who are showcased at the Library of Congress.

As you can see at http://loc.gov/philanthropy/#:

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. The Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in almost all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual and cultural creativity in almost all formats.

Millisecond will be equally dividing this donation between four of the library’s key focus areas. They are

1. Acquire rare and unique items

Assist in building the national collection, adding unique and highly sought after materials to the Library’s holdings.

2. Exhibitions and Educational Programs

Support innovative exhibitions, digital outreach, publications and a wide range of educational programming designed to make the Library’s collections more accessible than ever!

3. Preserve and protect collections for future generations

Support key programs and activities focused on the preservation of rare and unique archival materials and collections.

4. Veterans History Project

Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of unique stories and memories. Support the Library’s efforts to preserve their legacy with the gathering, processing, preservation, and access to riveting oral histories and personal documents collected from veterans from all wars.

According to the recorded history mapped out in The Family Forest® Descendants of Baron Anslech Turstain of Briquebec eBook at least 26 Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States are descended from the founder of Briquebec Castle.

Could it really be true, as I believe, that at least one billion living people, including most Americans, are descended from the builder of this medieval castle?

Could it also be true, as I believe, that if you have any European ancestry within the last four centuries, you almost certainly have parts of your own early family heritage chronicled in this digital resource?

Is The Family Forest® Descendants of Baron Anslech Turstain of Briquebec eBook the largest eBook in existence? If printed, this digital resource would be a “book” that is five feet wide, as large or larger than most sets of encyclopedias.

This digital resource download contains exciting and personally enriching discoveries that could cost you thousands of dollars in time and expenses to find using traditional resources.

Imagine what it might mean to your children and grandchildren if you could show them they really do have family ties to the founding of America and the American Revolution, knights and ancient warriors, nobility and royalty, or even a castle that they can stay in.

Happy New Years America, and a special thank you to the Library of Congress for your efforts to preserve and pass along our inspirational heritage.

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Fourth of July Declaration

Today, in honor of all of the Americans who have served and are serving, the Family Forest® Project is making what we hope will become a very substantial commitment.

From now until the 4th of July 2014, we will be giving to the Fisher House at Tripler Hospital the lion’s share (meaning more than half) of all sales revenues of The Family Forest Descendants of Duncan I of Scotland.

There are some engaging and personally enriching stories behind this, beginning with the valuable service of The Fisher House Foundation and the achievements of its super-patriot founder Zachary Fisher, including his purchase of the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier.

Then there’s the multifaceted Family Forest® and its amazingly interconnected web of generation-by-generation family ties that spans continents and thousands of years.

According to the recorded history mapped out in The Family Forest Descendants of Duncan I of Scotland, at least 20 Signers of the Declaration of Independence are descendants of Duncan I, and another six Signers married descendants of Duncan I.

The two most decorated American soldiers in our two World Wars each have parts of their ancestral pathways chronicled back to this ancient warrior in this digital resource.

Could it really be true, as I believe, that at least one billion living people, including most of the people serving in the U. S. Armed Forces today, are descendants of this Shakespeare character?

Could it also be true, as I believe, that if you have any European ancestry within the last four centuries, you almost certainly have parts of your own early family heritage chronicled in this digital resource?

Is The Family Forest Descendants of Duncan I of Scotland the second largest eBook in existence?

If printed, it would be a “book” that is five feet wide, as large or larger than most sets of encyclopedias. Even though it is in Adobe eBook format, doesn’t such a huge digital resource belong in a category other than eBook?

Imagine what it might mean to your children and grandchildren if you could show them they really do have family ties to the founding of America and the American Revolution, knights and ancient warriors, nobility and royalty, or even a character from Shakespeare who is portrayed in Hollywood movies.

Happy 4th of July America, and a special thank you to Vietnam Veteran Leo Sears and the Big Island Film Festival for introducing Family Forest® to The Fisher House.

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Free Offer, No Strings Attached, No Credit Card Required

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Family Forest® Videos

It’s quicker and makes so much more sense to see it instead of read about it. There are more than a dozen short videos via the links below. They range from how-to vidoes, to visions of the future. Please enjoy.

Family Forest how-to-videos at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/familyforestproject

Emperor Constantine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmBzpKsKg8

Briquebec Castle: http://familyforest.com/products/94/descendants-of-baron-anslech-turstain-of-briquebec-ebook

Rome Reborn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kuhTyCl-yA

Family Forest® Snippet Video: http://snippets3.homestead.com/

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Theoretical Versus Actual

A very bright anthropology student from Michigan, with a personal interest in mathematics, statistics and probability theory, asked for my opinion on some of his interesting thoughts about where we all came from. Here is my reply.

I wish I had your knowledge of, and skills with, numbers so I could respond more intelligently to your thoughts and questions. Following are some of my thoughts based on what I’ve read, and what I see daily as I visually travel back and forth through the most extremely interconnected web of thousands of years of ancestral history (the Family Forest®), based on recorded history.

I believe that the theoretical estimate that an average person in 1500 has about 1.5 million offspring alive today is too low. Here’s why.

The Family Forest® is based on what actually did happen, according to recorded history, and not on what might happen, theoretically. Here are a few examples of what can happen in just one century.

Martha (Clarke) Willard (b. 1694, d. 1794) was said to have had 12 children, 90 grandchildren, 206 great-grandchildren, and 45 great-great-grandchildren when she died at the age of 100.

Catharine (Andrews) Shattuck (b. 2/16/1753 Ipswich, MA, d. 11/19/1845 Temple, NH) was said to have had 150 living descendants when she died, seven children, 51 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren when she died.

Esek Brown (b. 3/8/1678/9 Newport, RI, d. 12/4/1772 Swansea, MA) was said to have been survived by 11 children, 112 grandchildren, and 129 great-grandchildren.

As is explained in the third-from-the-bottom paragraph at http://www.familyforest.com/captainslog/36.html, from Mayflower Society estimates 1.5 million offspring appears more reasonable from 1600.

In addition, I believed I read that one of the foremost living genealogists, Gary Boyd Roberts, estimated that prominent Colonial ancestor Governor Thomas Dudley may have 10 million descendants.

So couple the three actual one-century examples from above with the 1600 estimates, and it seems that a reasonable estimate from a 1500 person is tens of millions of living descendants.

It would be difficult to factor in the overlap that would need to be subtracted, but certainly the number should be very large.

Considering how many boxes each of us would need to fill in to truly know a substantial part of our deep ancestry (http://familyforest.com/resources/51/ancestors-at-a-glance), it may seem reasonable to assume that going back 400-500 years ago, we most certainly had at least one Japanese or Chinese ancestor.

Visually exploring so many generation-by-generation ancestral pathways zig-zagging geographically over the millennia in the Family Forest®, according to recorded history, leads me to the following opinions.

My odds of having at least one Japanese or Chinese ancestor in the last 500 years is in the range of slim to none. During the last 1,000 years, the odds becomes quite possible. During the last 2,000 years, I believe it is almost certain.

I also believe that the reverse is true about Japanese or Chinese descendants having some European ancestors.

Hopefully this helps. Please stay tuned here for a free Family Forest® give-a-way that will be available in a couple of days. It will help illustrate genetic migration over centuries.

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What do the 85th Academy Awards, PBS’ Downton Abbey, Knights Templar, and Super Bowl XLVII have in common?

oscarimage MEDIA: TV/Oscar trivia from Hollywords Publicity Group

VANCOUVER January 31, 2013 – Sounds impossible?

That’s exactly what Bruce Harrison, the mastermind behind Family Forest®,  would have thought before he spent tens of thousands of hours questing through the nooks and crannies of recorded history, filtering and distilling the knowledge that was assembled by experts, and digitally-indexing the results into an amazingly interconnected network of ancestral pathways that can now be explored visually.

The attached chart is a small example of the answers the Family Forest® can generate. Here’s what you will find: The first column is 21 people. The second column shows their connection to the Oscars, and the third column shows their role.  The next four columns show the computer-generated relationships of the 21 people in the first column to other people.

The fifth column is Seth MacFarlane, Host of the 85th Academy Awards.  The next column is to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, the present Lord of Highclere Castle, which is the setting for PBS’ enormously popular series Downton Abbey.

Highclere Castle is also the setting for “Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey”, a present-day New York Times best-seller written by the 8th and current Countess of Carnarvon. The 8th Earl of Carnarvon has extensive early Colonial American ancestry, which makes him a single-digit cousin to many millions of Downton Abbey fans. Almost half of the people in the column are his single-digit cousins.

The following column is to the founder of Briquebec Castle.“This one is the most fascinating to me,” says Harrison, “because, according to the recorded history mapped out in the Family Forest®, it is one of my own ancestral homes.”  And not only does Briquebec Castle have Knights Templar history (remember the “Da Vinci Code”?), but it is possible to book a stay at the castle tonight, and it is the focal point of what may be the world’s largest eBook. In addition to Briquebec being an ancestral home to at least 20 of the 21 people in column one, it is also an ancestral home of the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle, and the Harbaugh brothers.

And speaking of the Harbaugh brothers, the last column is to the two of them who will be making history by dueling in Super Bowl XLVII this coming Sunday, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

All of that almost makes history cool, now doesn’t it?

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Highclere Castle to the Oscars

What do the 85th Academy Awards, PBS’ Downton Abbey, Knights Templar, and Super Bowl XLVII have in common?

They are all connected to each other (and consequently to millions of fans), through generation-by-generation family ties in the Family Forest®.

Sounds impossible?

That’s exactly what I would have thought, before I spent tens of thousands of hours questing through the nooks and crannies of recorded history, filtering and distilling the knowledge that was assembled by experts, and digitally-indexing the results into an amazingly interconnected network of ancestral pathways that can now be explored visually.

The attached chart is a small example of the answers the Family Forest® can generate. Here’s what you will find.

The first column is 21 people. The second column shows their connection to the Oscars, and the third column shows their role.

The next four columns show the computer-generated relationships of the 21 people in the first column to other people.

The fifth column is Seth MacFarlane, host of the 85th Academy Awards.

The next column is to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, the present Lord of Highclere Castle, which is the setting for PBS’ enormously popular series Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle is also the setting for a current New York Times best-seller.

The 8th Earl of Carnarvon has extensive early Colonial American ancestry, which makes him a single-digit cousin to many millions of Downton Abbey fans. Almost half of the people in the column are his single-digit cousins.

The following column is to the founder of Briquebec Castle. This one is the most fascinating to me because, according to the recorded history mapped out in the Family Forest®, it is one of my own ancestral homes.

And not only does Briquebec Castle have Knights Templar history (remember the Da Vinci Code?), but it is possible to book a stay at the castle tonight, and it is the focal point of what may be the world’s largest eBook. In addition to Briquebec being an ancestral home to at least 20 of the 21 people in column one, it is also an ancestral home of the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle, and the Harbaugh brothers.

The last column is to the two brothers who will be making history by dueling in Super Bowl XLVII next Sunday, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

I hope you enjoy all of the great entertainment, and that you will think about the incredible system of links that allows us to bring you these connections.

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