It searches through the trees on the Ancestry website to find connections between the various trees to help you find more relatives. It shows famous potential relatives as well as your Facebook friends if they have a tree on Ancestry.com
It has not shown me any common ancestors with Facebook friends yet (apparently none of my Facebook friends have family trees on Ancestry), but it shows me at least one famous potential relative each day.
We’re Related – Or, Are We? is going to be a weekly posting sharing with you the potential relatives that Ancestry has shown me via their We’re Related app. All of these are *potential* relatives. None of the relationships have been proven or confirmed yet.
As I am able to prove or disprove each potential relationship, I will make a post about what I find and will cross-link the posts.
Week of May 21-27, 2017
|Potential Relative||Common Ancestor||Great-grandparent Connection|
|Emily Dickinson||George Wheeler||Annie Black|
|Elizabeth Montgomery||David Pressley||J. J. Pressley|
|Andrew Luck||Isabella Thompson||J. J. Pressley|
|John Edwards||William Rowland||Callie James|
|Woodrow Wilson||Lydia Cooper||Annie Black|
|Ernest Dale Tubb||William Carr||Carrie Williams|
|Margaret Atwood||William Eldredge||J. J. Pressley|
This week, I have a hit! The verified relationship is with John Edwards, who was a senator from North Carolina, involved in some very unfortunate, scandalous things. Regardless of things a person does, family is family. According to the We’re Related app, he is my 4th cousin 1x removed. Stay tuned for a post showing how we link up.
Have a blessed day!