How would one find their personal connection to Jesus and HIS family?

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in Genealogy Help by Tammy Howard G2G Crew (980 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Aside from that WikiTree doesn't do anything B.C., only A.D.

If you would like pursue the topic of descendants of Jesus, this Wikipedia article discusses some of the history of this subject, with quite a few references. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_bloodline

Included here is, in my view, the ultimate conspiracy theory The Bloodline of the Holy Grail. It is an interesting book, but pretty short on any semblance of proof. The book is still available in the online bookstores.

While I agree that no one will find B.C. records here on WikiTree and any guess at a lineage from that era is spotty, why would anyone Flag this question? There is nothing offensive here and is an honest question - can this flag be removed so it does not get hidden?
While I agree that no one will find B.C. records here on WikiTree and any guess at a lineage from that era is spotty, why would anyone Flag this question? There is nothing offensive here and is an honest question - can this flag be removed so it does not get hidden?

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I agree with Virginia.

I agree with Virginia and Melanie.  And for anyone reading this who has "fat finger syndrome," if you mistakenly flag something, you can unflag it!  The flag button will have turned into an unflag button.  Just click it.
I agree as well.

This is a legitimate question, and the general topic of descent from antiquity is followed by many, including prominent genealogists.

Perhaps one of the management folks can remove the flag.

7 Answers

+12 votes
1) Build a time machine and (2) use it.

Records get very spotty before about the 12th century in Western records.  Remember the majority of the populous could not read or write.  Monks might keep the records of nobility who had the means to support them.  But then you have fires, floods, war and destruction for many of the documents that were kept.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
What about Jewish records, though? Jesus wasn't Western.
Romans destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, where the records would have been kept
+13 votes
Your personal connection might be personal, or religious, but I doubt you will find a genealogical connection through WikiTree.

(Edit was to correct typo.)
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (360k points)
edited by Julie Kelts
+2 votes
I don't think you will ever find out
by Lexi Strasheim G2G1 (1.0k points)
+10 votes
Good honest question probably asked by people from the beginning of time. I'm going to go out an a limb here and reply as not really giving an answer everyone is probably going to agree with, and that's okay! Just my opinion/belief, and I know not everyone will see it this way. I believe the life of Jesus is probably detailed and explained best by whatever religious material you desire to read, agree with, and believe in. Finding a personal connection to Jesus is a spiritual one between you and Jesus. Just me thinking out loud....
by Michael Smith G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
+6 votes
You will never get a direct connection to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Any connection would be through his siblings as Jesus never married.

Also Wikitree forbids anything in the BCE era (before the year 0AD) due to a combination of computer mathematical calculation ability (registering negative numbers for easier explaining), and the asserted opinion that you can't obtain legitimate records going back to then.

I'm not saying you can't try and find your connection, just that it isn't possible on Wikitree
by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (217k points)
edited by Richard Shelley
+4 votes
I would think it's "conceivable" if you could find a Jewish lineage that extends into a Davidian line that you could build a connection that would extend into Jesus' line, but as many have mentioned, any line that crosses into the BC barrier won't be built on WikiTree. If you had the fortune to find one that goes to his brothers or sisters (Mary and Joseph's children), then it's "possible" but extremely unlikely. My thought is that if those lines existed in documentation, then there would already be genealogists who would be broadly announcing them and unfortunately I've simply not seen anything along those lines anywhere.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+4 votes
Faith and prayer
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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