2017 · Genealogy · We're Related · We're Related - Oh, Yes, We Are!

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 30-August 5, 2017


Potential Relative Common Ancestor Great-grandparent Connection
Larry Page Eleanor Willis W. P. Fowler
Dick Clark Thomasine Constable J. J. Pressley
Maggie Gyllenhaal Henry Pendleton J. J. Pressley
James Buchanan Eleanor Helen Hay Callie James
Don Henley Private J. J. Pressley
Cecil B. DeMille John Waterbury J. J. Pressley
John Mellencamp Grace Achelly Annie Black

Out of all of the interesting people on this list, I think the coolest one of all is Dick Clark.  His New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was an event that I looked forward to for most of my life.  I sure do miss him!

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