Are you connected to Pope John Paul?

+14 votes

From the Poland Project Notables:


asked May 18, 2017 in The Tree House by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (429,020 points)

9 Answers

+4 votes
Yes! By 39 degrees.
answered May 19, 2017 by Ray Domanski G2G2 (2,850 points)
How interesting, my connection goes through Eve Curie also like the others.
+3 votes
Nope - not as of yet.
answered May 19, 2017 by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (296,500 points)

Your profile has a private family tree, so I can't see any connections on it, but if you are related to some of the Fulkerson profiles you manage, you should be related to John Paul II within about 40 steps. Fulkerson-893 and Fulkerson-622 both have connection paths of 36 steps, for example.

+3 votes
Yes! By 39 degrees. I notice that the connection goes through another famous Polish-born person, Marie Curie!
answered May 20, 2017 by Isabelle Rassinot G2G6 Pilot (127,630 points)
+3 votes
Sadly not as yet.
answered May 20, 2017 by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (106,880 points)

Actually, you have a connection path of 43 steps, Susie.

Thanks Ellen. Not sure what I did wrong there.
+3 votes
I'm 39 Steps. Let's see how much closer we can get!
answered May 20, 2017 by Karen Tobo G2G6 Pilot (101,500 points)

I've been working toward reducing path lengths by adding family (and sources) for some of the people I've seen on connection paths to Eve Curie.

So far my main contribution was to create Eliphalet Nott and make connections from him to two sets of [duplicate] profiles for his parents. Eliphalet's daughter is "only" 21 steps from John Paul II, and his parents (whose profiles have fairly short paths to the other connection targets) were more than 30 steps away from the Pope, so I expect that inserting Eliphalet should decrease some people's connection paths to John Paul II.

+3 votes
At this point in my genealogy research I haven't found any notable yet in the family tree. However I wouldn't rule out being connected to some notable.
answered May 20, 2017 by Steve Schmidt G2G6 Pilot (262,830 points)
Steven, you may not be able to see the Connection Finder results that Maggie is talking about here because your profile is set to have a Private Family Tree. If you change your Privacy settings to include a Public Family Tree, you will have more benefit from the Relationship Finder and Connection Finder features here.
Thanks, Ellen. That would be one of the three YELLOW privacy options, Steven.
+2 votes
I have a 32-step connection. The path goes through Marie Curie's daughter Eve -- specifically through Eve's husband, a widower whose first wife had New England ancestry.
answered May 20, 2017 by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (693,790 points)
+3 votes
37 Steps ------
answered May 20, 2017 by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (122,420 points)
+2 votes
I can't find a connection to the Pope, but I am 24 degrees from Marie Curie. How many degrees is she from the Pope, I can't tell - unless I'm putting their IDs in incorrectly!
answered Jul 7, 2017 by Aleks Zeglicki G2G1 (1,490 points)

Related questions

+10 votes
12 answers
+3 votes
2 answers
84 views asked Jun 27, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Chris Rickerd G2G2 (2,020 points)
+25 votes
74 answers
+10 votes
0 answers
+15 votes
0 answers
120 views asked Sep 3, 2016 in The Tree House by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 7 (78,580 points)
+12 votes
2 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright