Which Star Trek crew member are you most closely connected to?

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Nichelle Nichols, best remembered as Lt. Uhura in the Star Trek universe, passed away over the weekend. We're remembering her in the Connection Finder this week. 

Here are other Star Trek crew members to check your connection to: 

Which one is most closely connected to you? If you're one of the 26.6 million of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

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32 Answers

+10 votes

Ancestors and Cousins:
19 degrees - Gene Roddenberry (13c4r) - MRCA - Robert Sheffield
22 degrees - Denise Crosby (11c1r) - MRCA - Henry Howland
22 degrees - Jonathan Frakes (18c1r) - MRCA - Lawrence Hamerton
22 degrees - Betsy Ko (17c) - MRCA - Thomas Ferrers
23 degrees - Wil Wheaton (11c1r) - MRCA - Annetje Barents

20 degrees - Dee Kelly
22 degrees - Jimmy Doohan
22 degrees - William Shatner
23 degrees - Nichelle Nichols
24 degrees - Leonard Nimoy
27 degrees - Brent Spiner
39 degrees - Patrick Stewart

by Shonda Feather G2G6 Mach 3 (33.5k points)
+10 votes

27 degrees from Denise Crosby
28 degrees from Jimmy Doohan
29 degrees from Jonathan Frakes
26 degrees from DeForest Kelley
30 degrees from Leonard Nimoy
23 degrees from Gene Roddenberry
26 degrees from William Shatner
34 degrees from Brent Spiner
45 degrees from Patrick Stewart
27 degrees from Wil Wheaton

by Roy Tonkin G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
+11 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
+11 votes
17 degrees from Dee Kelley
19 degrees from Gene Roddenberry (9th cousins, 2x removed)
20 degrees from Jimmy Doohan
21 degrees from Denise Crosby (10th cousins, 2x removed)
21 degrees from Richard Wheaton (10th cousins, 1x removed)
22 degrees from William Shatner
22 degrees from Nichelle Nichols
23 degrees from Jonathan Frakes (17th cousins, 3x removed)
24 degrees from Leonard Nimoy
26 degrees from Brent Spiner
38 degrees from Patrick Stewart
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 7 (73.3k points)
edited by Mike Wells
+11 votes
The closest ate 19 degrees from Jimmy Doohan (no relationship) and 21 degrees from Gene Roddenberry (9th cousins).
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (542k points)
+11 votes

To boldly go...

Star Trek cousins:

  • 19 Degrees: Jonathan Frakes (9C, MRCA Mercy (Camp) Baldwin
  • 20 Degrees: Wil Wheaton (10 2xR, MRCA Edith (Squire) Adams
  • 20 Degrees: Denise Crosby (20 2xR, MRCA Joane (Holand) Radcliffe
Not related:
  • 21 Degrees: Gene Roddenberry
  • 21 Degrees: William Shatner
  • 22 Degrees: Jimmy Doohan
  • 22 Degrees: Dee Kelley
  • 27 Degrees: Nichelle Nichols
  • 27 Degrees: Leonard Nimoy
  • 30 Degrees: Brent Spiner
  • 41 Degrees: Patrick Steward OBE
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (655k points)
+13 votes
My closest connection is 21 degrees from Gene Roddenberry.

About half of the rest of these names have french canadian connections to my spouse.

My farthest connection is 38 degrees from Patrick Stewart which is weird considering that he is more English than I am.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
+10 votes
17 degrees from Dee Kelley.

17 degrees from Gene Roddenberry.

19 degrees from Jimmy Doohan. 14th cousin 1 time removed with his 1st wife, Janet Young. MRCA Ellen (Whitney) Puleston (b abt 1470).

21 degrees from Nichelle Nichols.

22 degrees from Denise Crosby. 18th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Isabel (Tempest) Hamerton (b abt 1380).

23 degrees from Leonard Nimoy.

23 degrees from William Shatner.

24 degrees from Jonathan Frakes. 18th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Lawrence Hamerton (1380 - bef 1449).

24 degrees from Richard Wheaton. 20th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Alice (Toeni) la Zouche (bef 1283 - 1325).

25 degrees from Brent Spiner.

35 degrees from Patrick Stewart.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 5 (55.5k points)

I also match Jonathan Frakes through Lawrence Hamerton. So I checked you and I. 

18 Degrees (1 branch) - Frank Blankenship (8c1r) - MRCA - Sarah (Elliot) Monroe

We also share 235 common ancestors. Nice to meet you, cousin!

Just checked this out, yeah. Close to my George line married into my Gaines line.I know of a Herndon that married a Gaines, too. My fifth great grandaunt, Mary Ann Gaines, married your second cousin seven times removed, Edward Herndon. (Son of William Pendleton Herndon and Sarah Drysdale.) Good to meet you, too, Shonda.
+12 votes
Gene Roddenberry is a hitherto unknown 10th cousin twice removed.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (132k points)
+11 votes

25 degrees from Nichelle Nichols

17 degrees from Denise Crosby

20 degrees from Jimmy Doohan

24 degrees from Jonathan Frakes

18 degrees from Dee Kelley

24 degrees from Leonard Nimoy

15 degrees from Gene Roddenberry

23 degrees from William Shatner

26 degrees from Brent Spiner

35 degrees from Patrick Stewart

24 degrees from Richard (Will) Wheaton

by Pamela Parker G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
+10 votes
by Scott Hutchins G2G6 Mach 1 (18.8k points)
+10 votes

I am most closely connected to Jimmy DoohanDee Kelley and Gene Roddenberry at 20 degrees of separation.

by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (919k points)
edited by Tommy Buch
Very cool, Tommy!  What does the colour coding mean in your listing above ? At first I thought it was related to TOS vs NextGen, but then that didn't work out ... curious minds want to know!
Greg, the change in color represents a change in degrees.
+11 votes

For me living on the other side of the world from most featured connections (South Africa), it is always interesting to see what connections I have and how far back in time some of these connections go.

26 degrees - Wil Wheaton (26cr1) - MRCA - [Ap_Iorwerth-26|Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (1173-1240)]
28 degrees - Jonathan Frakes (24c) - MRCA - [Geneville-2|Joan (Geneville) de Mortimer (1286-1356)]
29 degrees - Denise Crosby (24c2r) - MRCA - [Samlesbury-7|Elizabeth (Samlesbury) de Holand (abt.1253-aft.1311)]

25 degrees - DeForest Kelley
25 degrees - Jimmy Doohan
25 degrees - Gene Roddenberry
29 degrees - William Shatner
30 degrees - Nichelle Nichols
31 degrees - Leonard Nimoy
35 degrees - Brent Spiner
44 Degrees - Patrick Stewart

by Petrus Roets G2G Crew (720 points)
+9 votes

Roddenberry - 7C2R

Wheaton - 12C

Frakes - 26C2R

Crosby - 27C3R

Patrick Stewart is 40 degrees

by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 9 (95.6k points)
+11 votes
I am most closely connected to Dee Kelley at 25 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
+10 votes

Denise Crosby, Lt. Commander Tasha Yar is the closest,

my 10th cousins 1xr. 

by Judy Adden G2G6 Mach 2 (21.7k points)
+10 votes

I'm not closely related to any of them, but Jonathan Frakes and Wil Wheaton are both distant cousins (7th-8th range) of an aunt's first husband on lines that go through Jared Tichenor.

by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
+10 votes
  • Nichelle Nichols - 25 degrees
  • Denise Crosby - 12th cousins once removed, 23 degrees
  • Jimmy Doohan - 21 degrees
  • Jonathan Frakes - 25th cousins once removed, 26 degrees
  • DeForest Kelley - 19 degrees
  • Leonard Nimoy - 27 degrees
  • Gene Roddenberry - 20 degrees
  • William Shatner - 23 degrees
  • Brent Spiner - 31 degrees
  • Patrick Stewart - 39 degrees
  • Wil Wheaton - 23rd cousin once removed, 23 degrees

by Jennifer Fulk G2G6 Mach 2 (25.1k points)
edited ago by Jennifer Fulk
Bonus "game": If you're related to more crew members who wore certain colors, that's where you'd be on a Starfleet ship.

Mine: 2 are yellow, 1 is red, so I'd wear yellow and I am in Engineering. ...HA! LOL! I used to be an aerospace engineer!

I am yellow too, with Denise and Wil. My red is also Jonathan. And then I have Gene Roddenberry...which would be a rainbow of colors, I guess. wink

I bet we're distantly related. I also had distant connections to Wheaton, Frakes, and Crosby.

20 degrees - Darrin Dickey (17c1r) - MRCA - John Danvers
22 degrees - Jennifer Fulk (12c1r) - MRCA - Edward Sprague

+10 votes
Gene Roddenberry is the closest connection at 18 degrees.  He seems to be well connected in general.

No close cousins this week, but Denise Crosby and Richard Wheaton are 11 cousins (once removed in the case of Wheaton).

My best high school friend looked and thought a bit like Spock.  He developed the ability to lift his eyebrow and could take people down with a Vulcan nerve pinch.
by Steve Ryan G2G6 Mach 3 (37.3k points)

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