While history has taught us not to be surprised when we see Ancestry using stories we reported on first, we do expect more from a quality publication such as Forbes.
The Forbes story reads as if the Brad Pitt and President Obama connection is a new discovery by Ancestry, but a story about this connection from us appeared two months ago.
It also appears as if the Hugh Hefner and President Bush connection was discovered by Ancestry, but a CBS story about this connection from FamilyForest.com appeared five years ago. Even National Public Radio in 2007, talked about our famous Hollywood and Presidential connections in the Family Forest®.
The Family Forest® is the most extensively networked system of family ties available anywhere, as the upcoming Family Forest® National Treasure Edition will conclusively prove. It can connect large audiences personally, through actual family ties to Hollywood, the evening news, and history books.
Consider the Source and read another Barack Obama cousins story.
There is a great wealth of fascinating and enriching tidbits and historical trivia that has been squirreled away in old books over the centuries, and we have been digitally indexing as much of it as possible into the Family Forest®, to make those nuggets easy to discover. We thought it might be fun to point out a few of them for President’s Day.
For instance, most people probably do not know that our first commander-in-chief,
President George Washington had a body double. For the rest of the story see
George Washington’s Lower Part.
Do you know that many of the United States Presidents have Hollywood Connections?
Do you know that your ancestors may also be Presidential ancestors?
Do you know that President Bush and Senator John Kerry are related?
Do you know why Hugh Hefner invited both Bush and Kerry to his Playboy mansion in 2004?
Do you know that when Prince Charles visited the White House in 2005 he was actually visiting his cousin?
Do you know why NPR did a story about FamilyForest.com, Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Brooke Shields, Humphrey Bogart, and President Bush?
If you follow these links, the next time someone asks “Do you know ……
Happy President’s Day!
ABC News recently came out with a story called “Surprising Family Trees!”
The supposedly new findings were no surprise to us, as most of them were known by us years ago and can already be seen in the Family Forest® New World Edition.
The surprising part to us was the time lag and process of having new knowledge become worthy of acceptance.
For instance, our early announcements about Tom Hanks and his family ties to the Da Vinci Code, President Bush’s family ties to John Kerry and Hugh Hefner,
President Bush’s family ties to the British Royal Family and
Paris Hilton’s prison genes were virtually ignored.
Now that our findings have been repeated by a Harvard professor, and have been attributed to him, they have gained acceptance.
Funny how that works. Could these confirmations of our earlier findings mean that our future discoveries from the Family Forest® Project will now begin gaining quicker acceptance?