2017 · Genealogy · We're Related · We're Related - Or, Are We?

We’re Related – Or, Are We?

We’re Related is an app connected to Ancestry.com.  It is available through iTunes and Google Play.  I learned about this app from a post on GeneaMusings.  It is a great site!

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 June 25-July 1, 2017


Potential Relative Common Ancestor Great-grandparent Connection
Matt Damon John Wheeler Annie Black
Jessica Simpson Abraham Holland J. J. Pressley
Paul McCartney Johannes T. Polhemius A. J. Gunter
Meghan Trainor John Wheeler Annie Black
Emma Watson Katherine Dedman Callie James
John Kerry Fidelity Tyndahl J. J. Pressley
Richard Branson Blanche Mervyn J. J. Pressley
Warren Buffett Private J. J. Pressley


2 thoughts on “We’re Related – Or, Are We?

    1. I thought so, too. It is generally only private to those outside of the tree if the person is still living. Considering the time frame for that ancestor, which is pre-1600, I’m pretty sure they are dead already. Either someone just forgot to click the box showing that they are dead or the tree this was retrieved from is a private tree, which would make me wonder how on earth the app made this assumed match between us.

      If I’m remembering correctly, the post for this coming Sunday has a “private” common ancestor in the list, too.

      Oh well, these “private” folks make the research even more of an adventure. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed evening.


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