How are you connected to "Golden Age" movie star Maureen O'Hara?

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Hi WikiTreers,

The featured "anchor person" in the global tree this month is Maureen O'Hara, the Irish-American movie star from the "Golden Age of Hollywood" era. 

Thank you to Scott Fulkerson and the other Connectors for adding her genealogy as part of this month's Connection Combat: Battle of the Irish Women - Maureen O'Hara vs. Eithne Bhraonáin (Enya).

To see how closely you are connected, click to the Connection Finder and select her from the row of anchor people at the bottom.

Chris

 

 

in The Tree House by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
27 Degrees, two sisters involved, otherwise straight line
I just disconnected one of the links in my path to Maureen O'Hara after finding an obvious error in one of the relationships on that path. This link also appears on Kevin Bacon's relationship path to her, so I expect that I'm not the only one who will be seeing a slightly longer path to her after tomorrow's connection update.

Of course, one benefit of the Connection feature is that it causes people to review profiles and connections in various corners of the WikiTree that we might never visit otherwise. ;-)
LOL -- I removed that mistaken connection, and today I'm four steps closer to Maureen than I was yesterday. Somebody's been busy building out family trees!
25 degrees. My mother would've loved this!
I got 20 degrees - a rather meandering 20 degrees.
32 steps :) Not bad :P
26 degrees , Hollywood  here I come
I am 29 degrees!

5 Answers

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Betty Fox is 30 Degrees from Maureen O'Hara

by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
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I was 31 steps at first, but suddenly I am 25 steps now. Maybe I need to check my other connections as well.

I am concerned though that my connection is through my German relatives instead of my Irish ones. I am hoping someday our Connection Combat will find how we are connected to more of our ethnic relatives. I hoped to see a string of Irish names between myself and Maureen, and I hoped to see a string of Italian names between my husband and Frank Capra. We need to do more to get people of other national backgrounds putting profiles on wikitree! It was interesting to see a string of French-Canadians between myself and Maureen O'Hara, but now we have a closer connection.

Sharon Troy Centanne, member of County Cork Project and Italian Roots project.
by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (146k points)
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Today I'm 24 degrees from Maureen O'Hara. I took some time to examine each person in my connection chain, added some family members, found sources for eight previously unsourced profiles, and connected one Bessie (Chandler) Leggett to her parents, shortening her connection from 25 to 8 steps. 

In case you missed the theme song for "tightening up" these connections last time, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wro3bqi4Eb8

by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (117k points)
Good going, Karen. And you're apparently not the only one who's been busy adding new connections on paths to Maureen O'Hara. Today I find that I'm two steps closer to her than I was yesterday -- and there are no Chandlers on today's path.
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I am 28 degrees from Maureen O'Hara with 7 marriages included so there is green then yellow four times each! I am also connected to last month's connection combat winner Alex Haley in 26 steps but this time only four marriages account for the connection! I would love to get where one of the combat winners is connected to me by only 15 steps including at most 2 marriages! That is my next goal.

 

Mike
by Michael Hruska G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)
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by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)

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