Friday, October 10, 2008

More Notable Cousins

Sarah Palin's other cousin is F.D.R.!   From, "Palin is also a distant cousin to Franklin D. Roosevelt – through common ancestor named Rev. John Lothrop, who arrived in Massachusetts colony in 1634."
According to this website, John McCain is 6th cousins to Laura Bush.  I haven't checked sources on this one.  If you go to the link here, you'll see the ancestral line to their common ancestor.

This website also claims that John Kerry and President Bush are related eight different ways!  It seems like a stretch, but as genealogist will tell you, "you may be 12th cousins with just about anyone in the world."