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While history has taught us not to be surprised when we see Ancestry using stories we reported on first, we do expect more from a quality publication such as Forbes.
It also appears as if the Hugh Hefner and President Bush connection was discovered by Ancestry, but a CBS story about this connection from FamilyForest.com appeared five years ago. Even National Public Radio in 2007, talked about our famous Hollywood and Presidential connections in the Family Forest®.
The Family Forest® is the most extensively networked system of family ties available anywhere, as the upcoming Family Forest® National Treasure Edition will conclusively prove. It can connect large audiences personally, through actual family ties to Hollywood, the evening news, and history books.
A new story just appeared, and we’re pleased that it doesn’t misleadingly try to squeeze our exciting leading-edge digital project into the genealogy pigeon-hole.
We do like stories that highlight some of the surprising family ties we’ve networked between famous people such as Brad Pitt and President Obama, and the Family Forest® does perform some amazing genealogy feats for everyday people that no other genealogy resource can, but the real picture of our digital project is so much bigger.
The Family Forest® Project is about so many more exciting possibilities than just plain vanilla genealogy, and the new story points to some of them.
Please continue to stay tuned here for enriching previews of the future of your own past.
Watching PBS last night with my family, I learned that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on the same day two hundred years ago today.
Kristine had been urging me to stop growing the Family Forest® long enough to write a new blog about Lincoln before his birthday passes. I had been considering comparing him to Benjamin “Don Benito” Wilson, another early American wilderness boy born about the same time who went on to greatness.
I had also been considering talking about the recent inaugural celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial and the Family Forest® cousins I had noticed there in addition to the Obama and Biden families, like Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriquez-Seeger, George Lucas, James Taylor, Ashley Judd, and Tom Hanks. While channel surfing over the weekend, I stopped at Forrest Gump just in time to be reminded that Tom had already spoken in front of the Lincoln Memorial at least once before.
During the last few days Kristine had wanted me to watch a video about Darwin that relates to the Family Forest® Project. After watching the fascinating video over a cup of Kona coffee this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder what Darwin (and Lincoln) would think if he could visually explore the Family Forest® today.
Surely he would have found the world’s largest maps of human genetic migration thought provoking and helpful in his work, and I’d like to think he would have been amazed to discover what this single digital resource can do to ignite the curiosity and imagination of children.
Surely he would have been in awe to learn that it is has become possible to start with President Obama’s children, or Tom Hank’s children, and travel through their own generation-by-generation family ties to reach him and his family, plus
President Lincoln’s family, and to relate them personally to so many thousands of the most famous people, places, and events in human history.
While I don’t expect anyone will be remembering the 200th anniversary of my birth, I do like to think that 200 years from now I will still be giving people smiles from the Family Forest®.
P.S. Here’s an inspiring Lincoln/Obama story.
Leading up to the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, there has been plenty of talk about similarities and connections between President Lincoln and President Obama, but there’s a closer more personal connection they share that’s been overlooked, DNA.
According to the ancestral history that had already been mapped out in the
President Obama has presidential genes in abundance, and we wish him all the best at this exciting pivotal point in human history.
Enjoy the historic moment on Tuesday!
P.S. The Family Forest® Project is hoping for validation from President Obama (and/or one or more of the only other four qualified people who can give it) before we find a distribution partnership alliance for our new edutainment release. Details available here.
Google recently announced an exciting new acquisition that is extremely interesting to us. It is a preview of their future offerings that will dovetail very nicely with one of the future capabilities of the multi-faceted Family Forest® Project.
We envision people experiencing online virtual visits with their early ancestors in 3-D VR re-creations of their ancestral homes. As they have been many saying for many millennia, “All paths lead to Rome,” and the Family Forest® proves it.
From studying the world’s largest maps of human genetic migration (which are generated by the Family Forest®), it appears certain that everyone alive in America today has Roman ancestors.
Among many other best-of claims, the Family Forest® is the best digital central source for generation-by-generation ancestral pathways leading from today to Ancient Rome.
When the Internet evolves enough to deliver the full functionality of the Family Forest® online, our proprietary network of strategic digital links will be performing the service of a high-speed transportation system (much like express elevators) connecting living people to many of their ancestors and their ancestral homes in centuries past.
For an example, just look at the wide-ranging large list of some of the better-known people who are descendants of just one French castle. Or better yet, as soon as Google Books can successfully deliver it online, explore what we believe is the world’s largest ebook, which documents a very large number of the known descendants of Briquebec Castle.
The founder of Briquebec Castle has ancestral pathways in the New World Edition which lead from him back to Ancient Rome. Many millions of living people may be as close as a few generations away from connecting to their own ancestral pathways which lead to Briquebec Castle. And of course, there will be tens of thousands of additional connecting points in the National Treasure Edition to this and other castles.
How accurate are these generation-by-generation ancestral pathways that lead from present day (or the recent past) to Ancient Rome and beyond? The answer can be found here. Stay tuned to Your Future, Your Past for previews of other exciting future possibilities from our digital property.
As we have pointed out last week, the Family Forest® Project is completely non-partisan In that spirit, since we just offered free genealogy resources for the Republican ticket, here is a free genealogy resource for the Democratic ticket family-forest-kinship-report-of-barack-obama4.
This report was generated from the Family Forest® New World Edition. It is called a kinship or relatives report. It shows who in the Family Forest® is related to Senator Obama, exactly how they are related, and who their common ancestor is.
In this case the report was scaled back to show only those relatives within a 12-generation radius from Barack Obama, and it shows only those relatives who were lineage-linked to him over three years ago in the New World Edition.
So it doesn’t include his wife Michelle and their daughters, Hollywood actor Robert Duvall, famous gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok , Vice President Dick Cheney, or most of the hundreds of thousands of people Senator Obama is now family-networked to in the upcoming Family Forest® National Treasure Edition.
But it does include three U.S. Presidents (on pages 8, 35, and 68), a famous Confederate general (on page 42), probably the most famous Wall Street financier of all times (on page 46), a famous woman artist (on page 48), and a Hollywood icon (on page 67), plus an infamous would-be presidential assassin (on page 32).
In the new Family Forest® millions of voters will be able to visually explore their own generation-by-generation family ties to the man who is expected to soon become the next President of the United States of America.