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President Barack Obama is related to all other U.S. presidents except one.

7th-Grader: Obama, Most US Presidents Related
Girl, Grandfather Allegedly Create First President Family Tree Chart
October 23, 2009
A seventh-grader and her 80-year-old grandfather are allegedly the first people to discover that President Barack Obama is related to all other U.S. presidents except one.

BridgeAnne d'Avignon, who attends Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, traced that Obama, and all other U.S. presidents except Martin Van Buren, are related to John "Lackland" Plantagenet, a king of England and signer of the Magna Carta.

The student and her grandfather, who is a genealogist, spent this past summer designing the first known family tree chart in history that shows the presidents' direct relationship. BridgeAnne's grandfather has researched president genealogy for 60 years.

"I'm very glad I got this done, and I think it will turn out to be a success," BridgeAnne said.

BridgeAnne has written to Obama, who she has concluded is her own 11th cousin, in hopes that she will get a chance to present the president with the chart.

BridgeAnne's U.S. Presidents Family Tree is set to be on display Oct. 28 at the Monte Vista Christian School.

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Comment by Ken Jones on November 2, 2009 at 10:16pm
Very interesting and no doubt a lot of hard work went into tracing all that. I wonder to what degrees they are all related. Plus it helps fuel the conspiracy theories that one family has been ruling America for centuries. :)
Comment by Sue McCormick on November 1, 2009 at 7:01am
Very cool — I've always thought that the world is interrelated. The Plantagenets weree quite prolific.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on October 30, 2009 at 12:19pm
Pretty cool, but sure makes you wonder about nepotism in politics, eh? :D


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