I know I’ll be a decent genealogist when I can get the “cousins” thing figured out. I’ve had moments of clarity when I actually understood the difference between a second cousin and a first cousin once removed. But they were fleeting moments.

So let me share with you the shock I felt when I received my weekly email newsletter from NEHGS the other day.

A section of the newsletter was dedicated to Baby George’s ancestry. I learned that William and Kate are 14th cousins once removed?? And that Baby George and President Obama are 22nd cousins?? How. Can. This. Be. Dustbin Cambridge is also related to Boston’s prodigal sons Matt and Ben. AND KEVIN BACON.

Share in my shock.

 

Courtesy of people.com
Courtesy of people.com