Related to a Celebrity??



Celebrities-TREveryone loves to knows the life and times of the famous, the notables, celebrities and the stars. What is even better to find they are part of your family tree. You can’t go just by a person’s surname, since many celebrities have changed their birth surname to a stage name.

Some are easy to locate with a surname. I located a second cousin, Glenn Russell Kershaw, who is a present-day director and producer of many national network television shows, including ‘Criminal Minds’.

So how do you start? There are a few web sites which are a good beginning point.

The site, ‘FamousKin.com‘ has many notable and famous people divided into categories such a politicians, actors, royalty, presidents, singers or even murderers. There are a full list of names you can click on to view a researched list of their ancestors and descendants. celebrities-Lizzie Borden

Another resource is ‘Geni.com‘ which has compiled a list of celebrities with their family lineage. Names such as actor Clark Gable to President Zachary Taylor to Frances Eaton (from the Mayflower) to Harry Warner (movie producer) are profiled.

Review the names and the family trees information on ‘GenealogyAbout.com‘ for additional noteworthy individuals. This will include some fo the vital records and censuses to show the lineage.

Then on ‘GenealogyMagazine.com‘ they have an alphabetical list of the famous over the years. Clicking on an individual such as Wyatt Earp, a biography is available which includes his parents, siblings (their wivies and children), spouse (their parents) and children. These are the names to concentrate on and you have to have a list of your own ancestors to find a match. celebrities-Wyatt_Earp

In any of the web site, do not expect to find your name as a descendant, it is more likely to be a grandparent, great uncle or a cousin-3 times removed.

A few examples of matches include:

Mark Wahlberg who is Johnny Appleseed is a second cousin, seven times removed.

Amy Poehler is related to Benjamin Franklin as a first cousin, ten times removed.

Lee Harvey Oswald was President Theodore Roosevelt’s third cousin, once removed.

Photos: President Theodore Roosevelt, murderess Lizzie Borden, Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp and scientist Madam Curie.

celebrities- madam curie

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Maddison Brown 27/12/14


It gets a little boring after awhile when you find out your 7th cousins to alot of notables Lizzie Borden, Wyatt Earp, "Billie the kid" Jesse Woodson James, Bonnie Parker etc...I'm related to all of them. I have become more impressed with anything under 5th cousins.
Rodney Rarick 27/12/14


Hi
Blake Davies 27/12/14


Can I know who I am related in my family tree
Katlyn gomez 27/12/14


It's cool
Greorgie 27/12/14


It's cool
Georgie O'brien 27/12/14


I'm so ready to know who I really am!!
Alissa 27/12/14


I'm so ready to know who I really am!This is a great app
Alissa 27/12/14


Hi
Evie 27/12/14


who am i realated to exactly?
abigail 27/12/14


I would like to find out who I am related to
Lucas Bridgewater 27/12/14


Start by asking any family members - aunts- cousins -uncles -grandparents etc. Learn what you can and write it down and place a question mark on those unsure of. Then go online to FamilySearch.org -- free online database to start researching those names. If the family came from a smaller hometown, look that up online and see if there is a genealogical society in that county or historical museum. Email them and see what they can help with your research. Good luck.
alice 27/12/14


Start by asking any family members - aunts- cousins -uncles -grandparents etc. Learn what you can and write it down and place a question mark on those unsure of. Then go online to FamilySearch.org -- free online database to start researching those names. If the family came from a smaller hometown, look that up online and see if there is a genealogical society in that county or historical museum. Email them and see what they can help with your research. Good luck.
alice 27/12/14


my grandma is cousins with tupacs mom. she even has a pic of her holding Tupac when he was like 3 or something. Anyway I know for a fact Tupac is related to me!
Chloe Carrazco 27/12/14




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