No stories, since I've never met them, but am related to Celine Dion, Madonna, Melissa Ethridge & Avril Lavigne, all singers, but I can't carry a tune in a bucket! So much for DNA.
If a member of familysearch.org, anyone here can also go to relativefinder.org, login using their familysearch ID and password, and they can see who they are related to, and the ancestral descendancy. For me myself, I am also supposedly related to quite a few presidents, european royalty, a couple of Yale University Presidents, the inventor of the television set, Magna Carta, and a few persons of note, like Lizzie Borden and Jesse James. I cannot forget a few classical music composers or other famous americans like John Wayne or Amelia Earhart, or the Wright Brothers. Do I believe any of these? Not really-although it's entirely possible that we are related, I just haven't researched that deeply into the collateral lines yet. Still trying to break a brick wall for my 3x g grandmother.
Hello! I am related to Calixa Lavallee - born Calixte Paquet dit Lavallée, was a French-Canadian-American musician and Union Army band musician during the American Civil War who composed the music for O Canada on my grandfathers side of the family. May explain why my/extended family seem to be very musically inclined.
We also have been told that we have Indian blood ( not sure of the tribe) as it was a hushed thing back then.
My Canadian Indian heritage covers the surnames of Richard/s, Lyon/s and Salteaux. The last name is the name of a tribe. What I've learned so far is that Europeans married native women, their children were called Metis among other terms. Also many tribes intermarried and it is difficult to name a person's main tribal ancestry. The area where my ancestors lived was the Red River Settlement in Manitoba. At that time a very large area was called the Northwest Territories. My ancestors worked for both major fur trading companies.
This occurred several years ago and made me much more realistic about my genealogy findings. It was exciting to learn that I had several Mayflower passenger ancestors. This seemed to be a neat group of ancestors and, to be truthful, something a little exclusive to boot. Then a friend pointed to an article which suggested that there may be as many as 7 million living Americans with Mayflower ancestors. That burst the exclusivity bubble somewhat. Perhaps my genealogy research and my genealogy expectations are more realistic today. It is, however, still neat to find that you an interesting or even historically significant ancestor.
You could allow that to burst your bubble. My sixth great-grandfather had eighteen children. So, I have many, many cousins from this branch alone. That does not diminish my kinship with him, nor make it less special. He was a very special man, and I am honored, by that alone, to be his descendant.
Oh, no, I do get your point. I just refuse to let you rain on my parade. What you're saying is that the whole of humanity are related. One only needs read Genesis from the Old Testament to understand this. Yes, we all go back to Adam and Eve. Face/palm. But, as siblings we're still going to fight.
My sixth great-grandmother passed away at the tender age of 33, just after the birth of her tenth child. Her husband, my sixth great-grandfather married again, which was not only necessary in the time zone (200 years ago) but he went on to have eight more children with the second wife. As for how tightly woven together we are. One of the second wife's daughters married the nephew of her husband's first wife. No blood relation, mind you, (although there were plenty of cousins who married cousins for the land legacy) but still. If ever a woman was living with the 'ghost' of her predecessor, this would have to be one of those cases.
As to the remainder of your point, you can take Adam, and bask in your own mundane, nothing special here- ness. I'll take my sixth great-grandfather. Deal? Better still, I shall boast on the Lord Jesus. You just made the argument, we are indeed related even to Him. :) And that, my friend, cousin-ish, makes us ALL special.
I don't worry of anyone opinion,,its true.,I finding more from my ancesters lives then from parents,& a lot of what we were told s totally difrent..Cant change any of what they did,so live wth t.You get out what they put in..No is any beter then other people.Nce to e part of whom ever you find..Im connected to Lincoln,thru Cobb of Taunton mass.. Proctor is "Cherokee" I don't really care of whom I find,theyvare who they were.. I find we are cousins for the most,ya.So what..Can you change it??