Genealogy Talk on Good Morning America

Genealogy Talk on Good Morning America

Ancestry.com’s Anastasia Tyler and The Journey Takers author Leslie Albrecht Huber appeared on "Good Morning America" today to talk about Ancestry.com’s most recent celebrity roots announcement: President Barack Obama is 10th cousins on his mother’s side with two of his biggest political critics, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh...

Ancestry.com’s Anastasia Tyler and The Journey Takers author Leslie Albrecht Huber appeared on “Good Morning America” today to talk about Ancestry.com’s most recent celebrity roots announcement: President Barack Obama is 10th cousins on his mother’s side with two of his biggest political critics, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

As Huber says in the clip, if you can trace your roots to colonial New England, you’re likely related to all kinds of well-known people. Although most genealogists realize 10th cousins isn’t a big deal (it means the most recent common ancestor is a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent), it’s fun to see genealogy make an appearance in the national media.

You can watch the video on the “Good Morning America” website.

Read the Ancestry.com announcement about the Obama-Palin and Obama-Limbaugh connections here.

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