AJ is 15 steps away from Anastasia!

+16 votes

As I was tracing one of AJ's cousin's family I found a link to the Romanovs (yes, those Romanovs).

AJ's Great Grandmother's Gertrude (Kingsbacher) Sunstein's sister Florence was married to William Frank. William's mother Tinnie (Klee) Frank was the sister of Hattie (Klee) Straus. Hattie's daughter Harriet Straus was married to Vladimir Rachevsky. Vladimir's sister Zinaida Rachevsky was married to Grand Duke Boris Vladmirovich Romanov (now you see the Romanov's). The Grand Duke Boris was son of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovitch who was the brother of Alexander the III. Alexander the III was the son of Nicholas the II as was Anastasia Romanov (Grand Duchess).

Anastasia is 15 steps away from AJ based on this path.

P.S. any history buffs that like to add cool details and bios to these profiles would be welcome to do so.

in Policy and Style by Ron Norman G2G6 Mach 4 (41.4k points)
edited by Abby Glann
Wow, Ron. This is fantastic!
Wow, so cool!

This is extraordinary! Bloody marvelous, as my British cousins would say. Thank you Ron. You are a hero. I've always been fascinated by the Romanovs. Now I know why. I'll have to have my kids rent Anastasia (though I'm not sure the Disney version is totally historically accurate) 

4 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer

This is awesome!

I'll now take a moment to be the voice of the European Aristocrats Project, since this might spur people who aren't familiar with the project to start working on these royal profiles. The WikiTree style rule is always to use their conventions instead of ours. That means that the Romanovs should have the last name Рома́нов (for men) or Романова (for women).

So, I'll ask that anyone who's going to be doing any merging or creating of EuroAristo profiles please work with the project on this! That's what we're here for. :)

by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
selected by Ron Norman
Thank you for the comment Lianne. I am going to steer clear of making any (more) hiccups in the EuroAristo project. You guys have quite the project on your hands!
+2 votes
Ron, this is marvelous !
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (909k points)
+1 vote
Great find, Ron! That is an awesome connection.
by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
+1 vote
Fantastic! I was starting to do a diagram showing AJ's connection to the Royal families in Denmark and the rest of Europe. That was the link through Winston Churchill. But this is much shorter.
by Niels Hansen G2G Crew (700 points)

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