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Howie, the Mormans are famous for their geneological record keeping. A former co-worker of mine (a morman) told me that many people have traced themselves back to the time of Christ, after that (he claims) they use biblical records to trace you back to Adam and Eve. At that time, he was in the process of tracing his geneological records....never found out if he got back to A&E.
No doubt they made most of it up. It would be quite extraordinary to trace your family back 3000 years - usually only descendants of the old aristocracy can usually trace theirs back over 1000 years. Also, how cn they have traced themselves back to Adam and Eve when they didn't actually exist? It's all subject to their personal beliefs.
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(Original post by Douglas)
Howie, the Mormans are famous for their geneological record keeping. A former co-worker of mine (a morman) told me that many people have traced themselves back to the time of Christ, after that (he claims) they use biblical records to trace you back to Adam and Eve. At that time, he was in the process of tracing his geneological records....never found out if he got back to A&E.
That's just *******s I'm afraid.
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No doubt they made most of it up. It would be quite extraordinary to trace your family back 3000 years - usually only descendants of the old aristocracy can usually trace theirs back over 1000 years. Also, how cn they have traced themselves back to Adam and Eve when they didn't actually exist? It's all subject to their personal beliefs.
Exactly. If the families of Aristocrats are very hard pressed to go back beyond 1066 it's very difficult for me to believe a Morman, basically a Puritan commoner, can go back to Christ or even further. I think there's a certain amount of wishful thinking and self-delusion going on here.
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No doubt they made most of it up. It would be quite extraordinary to trace your family back 3000 years - usually only descendants of the old aristocracy can usually trace theirs back over 1000 years. Also, how cn they have traced themselves back to Adam and Eve when they didn't actually exist? It's all subject to their personal beliefs.
As Douglas said they do that by biblical analysis. Adam begot Cain who begot so-and-so who begot so-and-so............ :rolleyes:
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Some would say "realist"
unfortunately you're right..

would you say the glass is half empty or half full? :p:
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Since we are on the subject of family trees, I thought you all would find this very interesting. Bush and Powell are actually related!

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/msn/...bush3/tree.htm
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Since we are on the subject of family trees, I thought you all would find this very interesting. Bush and Powell are actually related!

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/msn/...bush3/tree.htm
Do you think that is a reliable site? That is most likely a joke.. do the research yourself.. then you'll have no doubts.
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Since we are on the subject of family trees, I thought you all would find this very interesting. Bush and Powell are actually related!

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/msn/...bush3/tree.htm
And both members of the Royal family......apparently. :rolleyes:
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Since we are on the subject of family trees, I thought you all would find this very interesting. Bush and Powell are actually related!

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/msn/...bush3/tree.htm
So are Bush and Kerry.

Though that family tree looks higly suspect to me.
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cant put my view across
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And both members of the Royal family......apparently. :rolleyes:
Bush is related to five kings: Henry I, Henry II, Robert II of Scotland, William I of Scotland and Edward I of England.

You can read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/...in255808.shtml

It's from CBS news, but I know it is accurate, having read similar stories about Bush's royal ancestry in other places.
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Do you think that is a reliable site? That is most likely a joke.. do the research yourself.. then you'll have no doubts.
It's MSN, so it's definitely a reputable source.
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It's MSN, so it's definitely a reputable source.
It seems to me that Bush is distantly related to just about every famous person in the world. 17th cousin to Lady Diana? 17th cousin! Any idea how difficult that is to prove and what a tenuous relationship that is? If it's true of Bush it must be true of just about everybody......I suppose I'm related distantly to William the Conquerer. :rolleyes:
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It seems to me that Bush is distantly related to just about every famous person in the world. 17th cousin to Lady Diana? 17th cousin! Any idea how difficult that is to prove and what a tenuous relationship that is? If it's true of Bush it must be true of just about everybody......I suppose I'm related distantly to William the Conquerer. :rolleyes:
I'm distantly related to Owambe the Orangatang, from near Nairobi, Kenya
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It seems to me that Bush is distantly related to just about every famous person in the world. 17th cousin to Lady Diana? 17th cousin! Any idea how difficult that is to prove and what a tenuous relationship that is? If it's true of Bush it must be true of just about everybody......I suppose I'm related distantly to William the Conquerer. :rolleyes:
Ironically, he may be distantly related to a lot of the people on this forum who hate him.
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I'm distantly related to Owambe the Orangatang, from near Nairobi, Kenya
I think you can dispense with "distantly"
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Half English and half Irish.....(not half Brit)
It's perfectly fine to say your ethnicity is half British and half Irish. Saying half English, might be more specific. British is an ethnic origin you can claim.
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Ironically, he may be distantly related to a lot of the people on this forum who hate him.
bush and kerry were pretty closely related as well
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The word 'reliability' springs to mind. How on earth can the Mormons be so sure, so far back?
Good question Smith, I've heard that many people (not necessarily Mormans) use the Morman archives to trace their family history. I just googled "mormon genealogy", seems like a lot of stuff there.
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Also, how cn they have traced themselves back to Adam and Eve when they didn't actually exist? It's all subject to their personal beliefs.
To my knowledge, they use the bible,.....you know, Mary begat Jesus, solomon's wife bagat so and so, Eve (of adam and eve) begat Abel and Cain etc etc etc. Certainly, you have to be a bible bouncer to believe this stuff.
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