I have quite the interest in ancestry that I don't think I have ever blogged about. For some reason, when B. is away, I get in the mood to do research. I spent hour after hour last summer doing research on Ancestry dot com--B. was gone for 2 months last summer with the military. I have spent many hours the past two days working again. Ancestry has a new feature that will tell you what famous people you are related to. THAT has been the funnest thing. You wouldn't believe the celebrity in my family line--I'm not talking actors--I'm talking about people like
...and my personal favorite cousins:
Jane Austen (author of the beloved Pride and Prejudice)
Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
Now, here are a couple of my "black sheep" relatives:
Frank and Jesse James
And my kids very favorite cousin of all:
Of course, Ancestry is very careful to say that they aren't promising you are related to these people, but according to their records--it could be true. In a way it's not completely believable--You wouldn't believe the number of people we are related to when you take into account both sides of our family. There were many, many more. Wow--it's fun to think about anyway! Aren't you proud you know me?