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Question: Anyone have a famous ancestor or relative!?
I'm related to Pierre Lallement (maker of the 2-wheel bicycle) and Geronimo (Apache-Indian Chief)!. Those are the only ones i know about so far!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Kiefer Sutherland, and naturally his father Donald!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

One of my many 7th great-grandfathers, René de Bénard de Bourjoly, was, as far as I can tell, the first European convicted of witchcraft in North America!. Convicted of casting a spell of impotence on a rival suitor, he was sentenced to burn at the stake! (Fortunately, the sentence was commuted to exile!.)
An 8th great-grandfather, Nicolas Arendanki, a chieftain of the Bear Clan of the Huron / Wendat Nation, is believed to have died repelling an attack on the Jesuit mission Ste-Marie during the Iroquois massacres in Huronia in 1649!.
And a pair of 8th great-grandparents, husband and wife, were hanged for the murder of their son-in-law in 1672!. (They had a great many daughters, all married off at age 12, and this wasn't the first of their sons-in-law to meet an untimely end!. I have my suspicions!.)
I've also discovered that I share ancestors with Angelina Jolie, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Louis Rièl, etc!. etc!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I have qualified several times for membership in the IBSSG, (International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists)!.

Qualification for the Society membership (and the right to use IBSSG after your signature in genealogy correspondence) is granted on the main list (Blacksheep@ibssg!.org) by posting the following:

Subject: Qualification request

Body should mention the following:
Your relationship to the individual
Why you think he or she is a Blacksheep of the Family
Whether or not the acts were of a social or criminal nature
Acts of automatic qualification are:

Armed Robbery
Theft of any item of fame
Membership in a famous gang, well documented
Political Assassin
Member of the FBI's Most Wanted List
Political Expatriate
Extreme Public Embarrassment
Involvement in Witchcraft Trials
Bigamy (outside the Mormon faith, which condoned it at one time)
Persons expelled from normal society
Convicted felons (documented)

Self Qualification is not acceptable for the individual must be in the ancestrial lines!.

Qualified Members may append the letters IBSSG after their names in all Genealogy correspondence!.



Every one is related to someone famous; it is merely a matter of how far back in time you need to go!. In the book, "Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes" by Steve Olson, Mr!. Olson claims that EVERYONE ALIVE ON EARTH TODAY is descended from Nefertiti, Confucious, and Julius Caesar!.

On my own family tree, I am descended from Charlemagne!. Red Cloud was my Uncle!. So, yes, we are all related to famous personages; it is merely a matter of discovering them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

My partner is a direct descendant of Robert the Bruce, Robert II & Robert III, Kings of Scotland (making him 19th cousin to Prince Charles)!.

Oh, and JFK was also descended from the same kings, so is (was!?) also a distant cousinWww@QuestionHome@Com

Kathy Bates, actress
Edward Bates, Lincoln's attorney general!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I don't care for my relatives !.!.it is all about "me"!.Any way I am somehow related to the president of egypt!Www@QuestionHome@Com

yes my mother was related to pat butramWww@QuestionHome@Com

my friends uncle is one of the bee gees :P


yeah one of my realatives was in world war oneWww@QuestionHome@Com

yes , someone is thereWww@QuestionHome@Com

What an important chap you are!. Thank you for sharing this with us!. !.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com