Monthly Archives: October 2008

Senator Obama’s Famous and Infamous Relatives

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.



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Sarah Palin is related to who?

While watching Sarah Palin and Alec Baldwin talking together Saturday night on SNL I couldn’t help wondering if they had any idea they are related to each other. Even though they are fairly distant cousins, because their first ancestral connection is back in the Royal Channel according to recorded history, they do actually share ancestors with each other.  


We ran some outline reports of immigrant ancestors from the Family Forest® to see who else shares ancestors with Gov. Sarah Palin. There are some of her surprising family ties in the Thomas Emerson report (see PDF here. family-forest-outline-report-for-thomas-emerson), and more of them can be found in the other reports (William Arnold, Deacon Samuel Bass, Thomas Brigham, Zechariah/Zachariah Field, Surgeon John Greene, Stephen Post, Richard Sears, and Corporal Roger Wellington), which are available upon request. 


Following are some tips for exploring the Thomas Emerson report. Sarah Palin: page 55


Hawaiian family ties


Cooke family of Bank of Hawaii, Molokai Ranch, etc.: pages 4-25 


Waterhouse and Alexander families of Alexander and Baldwin: page 7


Atherton family of Atherton Foundation: page 8


Monty Richards family of Kahua Ranch: page 13


Cowell family of Kowali Farm: page 16


Other family ties (both for Sarah Palin, and also for her Hawaiian cousins)


Ford and Firestone heirs: page 2


Mitt Romney: page 37


Buffalo Bill Cody: page 41


President Taft: page 34


Astronaut Alan Shepard: pages 54-55


Famous Civil War Generals: page 57


Tennessee Williams: page 58


F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shirley Temple: page 59


President Fillmore: page 63


Bill Gates: page 67


Please keep in mind when exploring this outline report that it is only one tiny snap shot from the Family Forest®, and it’s much more fun to explore these connections visually via the disc.


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