12 Yr Old Makes Genealogical Discovery

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in

Conspiracy theorists are not shocked by her findings: All US presidents but 1 are related to a past global super power
There are 56 comments:
Male 369
"God the things i could have done when i was twelve if i didn`t discover how much fun it is to play with myself. Really ties up a solid portion of the day."

Wow thats scary how well that applies to me... O.o
0
Reply
Male 146
God the things i could have done when i was twelve if i didn`t discover how much fun it is to play with myself. Really ties up a solid portion of the day.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]I do believe scientists discovered we all came from one pair of people located in Africa.[/quote]

You`re probably thinking of the media reporting of "mitochondrial Eve" and "Y-chromosome Adam", which was the usual simplified garbled mess that the media makes of science. The researchers did find strong evidence for a single female ancestor common to all the people tested and a single male ancestor common to all the people tested, but those two probable common ancestors lived tens of thousands of years apart. They weren`t a pair, nor were they the first humans (obviously, living so far apart in time).

Humanity might all trace back to two people and there`s plenty of evidence that humanity started in Africa, probably in the great rift valley and probably somewhere around what`s now Kenya, but it`s not known for sure. It would be a bit unclear anyway, e.g. how do you define the first human as opposed to their very slightly different parents?
0
Reply
Female 143
Whatever.
0
Reply
Male 6,694
6 degrees of kevin bacon.
0
Reply
Male 1,737
I do believe scientists discovered we all came from one pair of people located in Africa. Also do believe that there is enough proof to the whole "were all related within six degrees of separation". None the less good job little girl, can`t say I`d pour through that many names to find anything.
0
Reply
Male 38
That`s odd, she doesn`t look Kenyan to me
0
Reply
Male 2,229
This is not a surprise. There is only so much genetic material to go around. The only place on earth that is the most genetically diverse is Africa.
0
Reply
Male 479
that is a train wreck of a shirt.
0
Reply
Male 1,016
according some people if you go back far enough we all come from one person !
0
Reply
Male 1,360
Ah ah french origins, choke on this!
0
Reply
Male 995
"Arent we all connected like by 13 people"

Just one big Human Centipede
0
Reply
Male 4,902



HIPSTER
0
Reply
Female 110
Why does that kid have so much time on her hands? How long did that take her to do? :-O
0
Reply
Male 589
Earth is just a small town that gets smaller and smaller every day
0
Reply
Female 582
You have a 5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

... or so IAB once told me.


That`s only if you`re Asian
0
Reply
Male 15,510
Arent we all connected like by 13 people
0
Reply
Male 134
18th cousin? Seriously? Who give`s a rats ass. That`s about as significant as saying the person who commented below me and the person above me are my 16th cousins. Chances are that`s likely, but who. gives. a. f*ck.
0
Reply
Female 57
This isn`t that shocking. Of course you can find a common ancestor that far back. :/
0
Reply
Male 1,471
This will tickle the asses of all the conspiracy theorists..
0
Reply
Male 10,440
You have a 5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.

... or so IAB once told me.
0
Reply
Male 10,440
A few things about this are fishy. Why would genealogists ignore half of their data?
0
Reply
Male 911
@Rawrg hahahaha dude, i know what you mean
0
Reply
Male 696
Hmmm... New target for Operation: TimeMachine Murders.
0
Reply
Male 934
If she ends up murdered next week my head will explode.
0
Reply
Male 183
Being a member of Clan Graham I probably am as well - don`t know, don`t really care. And, aren`t we all supposed to be descended from Charlemagne as well?
0
Reply
Female 124
Ffff, I wish my bloodline was preserved even half as well as the average guy. Unfortunately, my knowledge of my bloodline ends at about my great-grandparents, mostly because my whole family line comes from rural Mexico, and nobody gave a crap about preserving family trees since your kid was likely to die young anyways.
0
Reply
Female 709
Yeah? Well there`s a .05% chance you`re related to Ghengis Khan so how `bout that? You don`t even have to be a president.
0
Reply
Male 1,595
We`re all thousandth`s cousins to each other, so it`s entirely possible.

But still, John Plantagenet must have shagged like crazy back in the day.
0
Reply
Female 299
Martin van Buren is my favorite president. All of the others are too mainstream.
0
Reply
Male 688
Yeah and so is over half the white population of the united states. Generally richer families have been in 1 place longer and generally rich people become president. Not a conspiracy or anything just simple math. It`s how the world works. Stupid girl if you ask me.
0
Reply
Male 2,034
Van Buren. Keepin` it real.
0
Reply
Female 7,867
Yawn- fair do`s, she did the work but the concept is not new....
0
Reply
Male 881
You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, etc. Take that out to you 27th great grandparents and there are 536,870,912 of them. If you allow an average of 25 years per generation, that was 675 years ago. The world population estimate for the 1300`s was about 400 million people, but you would have over 500 million ancestors. Each generation you go back raises how much overlap there is, but still consider that everyone is probably related to a significant percentage of people who lived in in John Lackland`s time (1166-1216). That percentage goes way up when you consider that Lackland was king of England, and all of our Presidents have European ancestors. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that the genealogical record was preserved well enough to support this girls research.
0
Reply
Female 67
this is old news dude why is she getting credit ... of course they are the same bloodline... our elections dont matter Everyone knows that.
0
Reply
Male 1,195
Me too! I should run for president.
0
Reply
Male 3,425
TopperHey is completely right. It`s not all that surprising. The world population was a lot smaller in the 1200s, and the population of Europe even less so, I`m guess most Americans and British people can all be traced back to a few common ancestors. Genealogy is a funny thing.
0
Reply
Male 2,440
SPOILER: Go back far enough and you find that all life is related. WOWZERS.
0
Reply
Male 2,005
wow, now this is going to wake some conspiracy theorists
0
Reply
Female 235
I heard that about Khan as well.
And why wouldn`t they trace by the female relative...it`s a more sure thing that paternity.
0
Reply
Male 1,929
If you go back 37 generations, you will have more direct ancestors than people who have ever lived.
(2^37 = 137,438,953,472 >~108billion)
If each generation reproduced when it was 33, that would be ~1,221 years worth of ancestors.

You`re saying that all but one of the rulers of a country largely of British heritage are related to a dude who lived 800 years ago.

To be fair, the one dude who didn`t is the interesting story here. I wonder what his ancestry is.
0
Reply
Male 3,894
Oh god, the amount that I don`t care is staggering.
0
Reply
Male 30
I hope nobody is amazed by this, if you go back far enough you can practically find a common ancestor with anyone.
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Who the drat calls their kid bridge anne.
0
Reply
Male 3,322
I`ve heard that a very large percentage of people in the far east are related to Genghis Kahn. But that`s just because he was a horn dog.
0
Reply
Male 302
Has this been confirmed... by people who have hit puberty?
0
Reply
Male 25,416
If you look deep enough you will find something you want
0
Reply
Male 12,365
A couple of things come to mind:

i) I`m sceptical of the idea that she was the first person to trace matrilineal ancestry. Particularly since I`ve seen it done before and it`s been used in numerous disputes over thrones in Britain and Europe over the centuries.

ii) Over a period of 800 years a very large proportion of people with an ancestry mostly from one area will be related to pretty much everyone else in that group. I`ve no doubt that in some very remote way I`m related to king John, as well as half a dozen other monarchs.

iii) While we have hundreds of miles of extant medieval records in England, they`re mostly about laws and money. It`s a bit of an iffy business tracing ancestry back 800 years.

Also...why pick John? Granted, he put his seal to the Magna Carta, but only because he was forced to do so by the people who wrote it and he tried to overturn it.
0
Reply
Female 4,225
*sighs*

1) This information is old as balls

2) even wiki has an article on it

3) DO you know how many children King Edward Have? Time tends to do that. Besides, it;s been more than 500 years
0
Reply
Male 365
Huh, fun. It`s nice to know that there are people eccentric enough to do this.
0
Reply
Female 4,359
hmmmm, yup, if you delve deep enough, this kind of thing is not that surprising.
0
Reply
Male 2,868
This reminds me of Dune, and how in the later books there are millions of people who are all somehow related to Paul Atreides.
0
Reply
Male 229
Stephen Harper is my next door neibourgh too!
0
Reply
Male 1,931
To be honest, we`re all related in one way or another.
0
Reply
Male 91
ok using this who out of the current potential president candidate`s is related to this king?
0
Reply
Female 8,044
Link: 12 Yr Old Makes Genealogical Discovery [Rate Link] - Conspiracy theorists are not shocked by her findings: All US presidents but 1 are related to a past global super power
0
Reply