Is anyone closer than 18 degrees from Henry Wells?

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I am18 steps from Henry, connected through my Felty family connections.  I am not a blood relatve, however.
WikiTree profile: Henry Wells
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (766k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Via my paternal Grandmother  Evelyn Wells line...Henry and I intersect as 10th... 4 X cousins.  Our "FCA" was John Merrill ( Merrill-117) my 13th GGF.....Henry's 9th GGF.
Exactly 18 degrees 13th C, 6x R in one of my Smith, Mullins lines.

20 Answers

+6 votes

 18 degrees and Fifth cousins five times removed

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (649k points)
Me too
+6 votes
14 degrees, 6th cousin four times removed. through my paternal grandmother's, mother's line, Skiff.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
+6 votes
16 degrees, 7th cousins 7 times removed. MRCA is Robert White b. 1560 White-255
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
+6 votes
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (229k points)

Julie, are you not familiar with the Connection Finder links at the bottom of your profile page? Your page says:

Julie is 26 degrees from David Urquhart, 16 degrees from Henry Wells and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree.

Check your self against HEnry Wells on the Connection Finder.It will count the links between him and you by degrees.The links don't have to be blood links; they might be marital ones.

I used the Relationship Finder to discover my connection.  So are you saying I then need to go to the Connection Finder to get the degrees?  It doesn't appear to be anywhere on the initial result I got.

OK, never mind.  I see now that there are two different links, one for the connections and another for the genealogical relationship.  I don't usually respond to this type of post, but recognized Wells from my own ancestry.

I am 19 degrees.
Connection Finder and Relationship Finder are completely separate features. Connection Finder is essentially a fun feature that calculates personal connections through various combinations of blood and marriage. Relationship Finder calculates blood relationships.
Go to the Find menu at the upper right of this page. The 2nd item down is Connection. Click on that, and enter Kelts-7 and Wells-14654 in the Connections row.

It looks like you are 16 degrees from Wells.
So now tell me why, when I click on the link to Henry Wells at the top of this thread, and I scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on "find your genealogical relationship with Henry" it appears to tell me how I am related to Henry Wells, but when I click on the "your connections" link (part of the same sentence!), I am taken to my Henry VIII connection.  Does that make any sense?
No, it doesn't necessarily make sense, but that's how it works. When we click on that Your Connections link, we are always taken to the one connection link that persists from one week to the next.
So as Frank says I have to click on the connection finder, but then substitute the person I want (which initiated my inquiry in the first place) for the default!
At least most of the time, they won't both be named Henry.
+7 votes
16 degrees through Temple family in Massachusetts, and 5th cousins 6x removed through PGM immigrant Thomas Philbrick.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
16 degrees for me too, but only 10th cousins 4 times removed.
+7 votes
we are not blood kin but we are 16 degrees apart -- Wells, Kellogg, Farnsworth, Young, a Bigelow  who was briefly and without issue married to my cousin Riley who is descendant of Joel Wooten
by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (206k points)
+8 votes
15 degrees and fourth cousin six times removed through thomas welles.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 3 (34.3k points)
+7 votes
Not me.... but I'm 18 degrees on a reliable family line.
by Peggy McReynolds G2G6 Pilot (248k points)
+8 votes
15 degrees and 6th cousin 5 times removed.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
+5 votes
17 degrees. 12th cousin, 7 times removed, one less than confident link, on his side.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 (6.4k points)
+4 votes
Not a blood relative but I’m 16 degrees away
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (134k points)
+4 votes
Yes, my Connection Finder says that I am 15 degrees from Henry Wells.  his connection is through the Hibbard Family. My 3rd GGGM,   Martha Maria Hibbard Wier, buried in Minneapolis, MN.......

Evelyn McKelvey (Murray-2307)
by Evelyn McKelvey G2G6 Mach 1 (15.1k points)
+4 votes

16 degrees.

12th cousins 6 times removed, through a different path.

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
+5 votes
13 degrees!
by Andrew Moore G2G Crew (880 points)
+4 votes

19 degrees - 14th cousins five times removed. Currently in last place. 

by Marty Acks G2G6 Mach 9 (94.3k points)
No, I believe I am in last place, however we are blood relations. We are 19th cousins twice removed. My twentieth great-grandfather is his eighteenth great-grandfather.
+6 votes
12 degrees, Fifth cousins-Five times removed
by Art Black G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)
+3 votes
Exactly 18 degrees for me too, taking a winding path originally from my Perkins ancestry.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Mach 4 (47.1k points)
+3 votes
6th cousin 4 times removed. 16 degrees mother's side. Also related on father's side way back.
by Sheri Havens G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Sheri Havens
+2 votes
The matrix has Henry Wells as 17 Degrees from (myself) Mark Tarbell, descending from Tarbell, Flint, Moulton, Green, Coats, Kellogg, and Wells.  Fun to know.
by Mark Tarbell G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 votes

fifth cousins four times removed through Andrew Warner born in Great Waltham; who knew?

by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (147k points)

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