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.
The Forbes story reads as if the Brad Pitt and President Obama connection is a new discovery by Ancestry, but a story about this connection from us appeared two months ago.
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.
Consider the Source and read another Barack Obama cousins story.
As the recent article at Realty Times called Behind the Curtains of Celebrity Homes shows, the fine folks at Housefront.com are also delivering one of the same services that the Family Forest® Project delivers.
HouseFront is connecting particular individuals (in this case celebrities) to a specific place (their homes) in time, now.
The Family Forest® Project is connecting particular individuals (celebrities, as well as everyday people) to a specific place in time, most often in the past, and sometimes many centuries ago.
These two services can be used together to find interesting connections between the homes of present day celebrities and historical figures from the past, or possibly to see maps and photographs of some of the homes your own ancestors lived in a century or three ago.
For instance, explorers in the newest Family Forest® can see the generation-by-generation family ties connecting three owners of celebrity homes from the top ten list (or four, if Paris Hilton is counted twice, as she is on the list) to the builder/owner of Briquebec Castle, as well as to each other. The other two Briquebec Descendants are Bill Gates and Dick Cheney.
Or a similar generation-by-generation ancestral pathway can be seen from the 1959 owner of 1000 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, Lucille Ball, to the builder/owner of Briquebec Castle.
HouseFront.com is a great online resource for Family Forest® explorers, as well as other genealogy researchers.
A news story began circulating Tuesday about Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama being distant cousins.
Anyone using the Family Forest® New World Edition from two years ago can instantly pull up a chart that illustrates, through generation-by-generation family ties, this supposedly new story.
The story fails to mention some of the other famous cousins Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama share through this common ancestor, early Maryland settler Mareen Duval.
Those other distant cousins include Harriet Miers (didn’t she receive special treatment from her cousin Dick Cheney’s boss earlier this year?), Wallis Warfield (the Duchess of Windsor), President Harry Truman, Paris Hilton, and Emmy award winning Hollywood actor Robert Duvall.
Second Lady Lynne Cheney does not mention that she is also a distant cousin of presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama, and that one of their common ancestors built and lived in a castle. This information can be seen by following the links in Probably Your Castle.
More of Senator Barack Obama’s family ties to the White House can be found in a story from early this year about his presidential genes.
Stories like these are much more interesting when you use the Family Forest® to explore the visual illustrations which are behind these stories. In addition to many other “best of” claims it deserves, the Family Forest® New World Edition is the best digital central source for generation-by-generation ancestral pathways leading to and from the White House, and the presidential 2008 Election.