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 July 16-22, 2017


Potential Relative Common Ancestor Great-grandparent Connection
Edward Norton Isabella Hurt J. J. Pressley
Richard Ira Bong Thomas Parsons J. J. Pressley
Amelia Earhart Robert Welles J. J. Pressley
Dana Carvey Private J. J. Pressley
Kathie Lee Gifford Mary Pinke J. J. Pressley
Taylor Lautner Private J. J. Pressley


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

    1. There probably are a hundred J. J. Pressley’s out there, but the one’s on my list are the same guy. His name was Julius Jared Pressley. He’s my great-grandpa. I just abbreviate Grandpa Pressley’s name to J. J. Pressley to make it fit better in the chart.

      He was my maternal grandma’s daddy. I never got to meet him. He died in 1958 and I wasn’t born for another 7 years. My mama was 14 when she lost her maternal grandpa.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day!


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