my grandmother said I were related to general robert e lee

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my grandmother said we were related to general robert e lee.

HER MOTHER WAS HARRIETT L LEE.  I CANT FIND HOW WE ARE RELATED TO GENETAL ROBERT E LEE.
in Genealogy Help by Linda Stafford G2G Rookie (160 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

There have been other members who reported having a family tradition of being related to Robert E. Lee. Some of them have discovered that he was not their ancestor. surprise

As Virginia Fields suggests, your best first step will be to document what you know about the family members you know. Then work back in time, using census records and other sources, to find out who their parents and grandparents were.

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Hi Linda,

The best way to figure out your family relationships here on WikiTree is to upgrade to the Family Member level (completely free) and begin adding what you know to your branch of our tree. As you add each generation that you know in your family, you might find that someone else has added one or more of your ancestors. That will be an opportunity to collaborate and maybe find more information until you either link into the descendants of Robert E. Lee - or find out that your family does not link to his. Either way, you will find out a lot about your family and maybe extend them upward and outward.

Good luck with your research and we look forward to your contributions!
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (751k points)

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