- For the Love of Pigs
This is a constitutional crisis. We keep hearing about it, well it's here.
- Supporter 2004-2018
The one cool family root is that some people are from the Kingdom of Bohemia. One of the names occurs in the Hapsburg line. Can you imagine, if I'm a Hapsburg?
- And got the T-shirt
Lots of people have royal, famous or infamous ancestors. But you have to take all that with a grain of salt. A lot of the published genealogies are inaccurate, and DNA is disproving a bunch of them. One thing to always keep in mind when doing genealogy is, "Mama's baby, daddy's maybe." I have a new bunch of cousins who always thought they were Zimmermans until one guy's DNA proved them to be Greens.
If you do start working on it, start with the recent stuff and learn how to prove things -- with birth/death/adoption/court/whatever records. Read genealogy forums and learn who the best researchers for any surname are. They'll be the suspicious ones who won't take anyone's word for anything until they've got supporting evidence. Don't copy family trees wholesale -- you'll wind up with total garbage.
I imagine many of you have run across an interesting reconstruction of a person who lived in England. Blue eyes and dark skin! We are all one and have evolved over time.
Britton's 10,000 year old "Cheddar Man":