Relationships to Presidents 20+

+7 votes
When using the relationship finder  I am related to over 20 presidents.  Is that strange?
in The Tree House by Mark Curtis G2G2 (2.9k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

8 Answers

+16 votes
Best answer

Do I have to claim the ones I don’t want to be related to? laugh

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
selected by Anonymous Rodgers
Some meone agrees! Thanks, Colleen!
+6 votes
I used the Relationship Finder and only got three Presidents that I'm related to.
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (482k points)
+9 votes
I get only 7 that I'm NOT related to so I think that's normal...
by D. Botkin G2G6 Mach 3 (34.4k points)
+4 votes

On a related note: Is there a way to program Relationship Finder to check for a relationship with all presidents at once? (Instead of one at a time).

by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (253k points)
I know that several year ago a "free space page" was put together that allowed you to check all the presidents at once.   I will see if I can find it.
+4 votes

Well... 39 of the 45 for me. (All distantish cousins) and not that there is any desire to related to some of them. I keep track on this

by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
edited by Richard Shelley
+2 votes
I found 2 that I'm not related to and found that if I wasn't related to the president I was related to his wife and some I'm related to president on one side of family and his wife on other like if president was on my dad's side I was related to his wife on my mom's side
by Pamela Smith G2G2 (2.6k points)
+4 votes

Be very careful about Relationship Finder results to US Presidents. Unless the lineage from you to the common ancestor (or the President if a direct descendant) and from the President to the common ancestor are all marked Confident, then you've got a lot of research to do before confirming the relationship. Unfortunately a lot of false lineages to Presidents have been entered into WikiTree.

The US Presidents project is working to verify the lineages in WikiTree as many of these profiles were entered before the system had the ability to mark something as Confident or Uncertain. Verification includes checking that primary source documentation is in place and valid.

If you'd like to help the Presidents Project by verifying with primary source documentation and review your lineage with a President, please go here to join
by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (211k points)
0 votes
I sure common ancestors with 39 of the 46th president I thought that was odd also but apparently I got lucky. Now that I have that information I'm wondering what I can do with it.
by Corinne Kuhlmann G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)

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