27 June 2017

We’re Related – Or, Are We?

We’re Related is an app connected to Ancestry.com.  It is available through iTunes and Google Play.  I learned about this app from a post on GeneaMusings.  It is a great site!

It searches through the trees on the Ancestry website to find connections between the various trees to help you find more relatives.  It shows famous potential relatives as well as your Facebook friends if they have a tree on Ancestry.com.

It has not shown me any common ancestors with Facebook friends yet (apparently none of my Facebook friends have family trees on Ancestry), but it shows me at least one famous potential relative each day.

We’re Related – Or, Are We? is going to be a weekly posting sharing with you the potential relatives that Ancestry has shown me via their We’re Related app. All of these are *potential* relatives.  None of the relationships have been proven or confirmed yet.

As I am able to prove or disprove each potential relationship, I will make a post about what I find and will cross-link the posts.

Week of June 18-24, 2017

Potential Relative Common Ancestor Great-grandparent Connection
Joss Whedon Robert Taliaferro Callie James
Andrew Jackson Mary Hyde W. P. Fowler
George C. Scott Penelope Ashley Cooper Callie James
Franklin D. Roosevelt John Hewes A. J. Gunter
Lily Tomlin Ruth Howard A. J. Gunter
Minnie Pearl Magdalen Tasker Callie James
Stephen Amell Peter Schumacher J. J. Pressley


  1. Is Joss Whedon the one that was on Star Trek Next Generation?

    1. I looked him up on IMDB because I wasn't sure myself. Star Trek was the first thing that crossed my mind. I do not see Star Trek listed in this man's list of shows. The boy from Star Trek: The Next Generation was Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher). Joss Whedon was involved with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other things.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed weekend. :)


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