Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Barack Obama & Sarah Palin Cousins? You Betcha!

Barack Obama & Sarah Palin cousins? You betcha! The Associated Press reports in the video below that Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor who lived in the 17th century. The Commander in Chief is also 10th cousins to Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney and 11th cousins to President Bush.

I guess it's safe to say that these family relationships are on his mother's side of the family? Obama's father is a native of Kenya so I would think the common ancestors were on the American continent.

The AP gets their information from folks at Genealogists study family trees and ancestors every day. In some respects, everyone is related if you go back far enough.

Hey...all families are dysfunctional. However, when you're sitting at Thanksgiving this year fighting with your family, think of how dysfunctional it would be for Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Bush, Obama, and Sarah Palin to be together in one place?


  1. Almost all of these generation-by-generation family ties could have been explored visually in the Family Forest between one and three years ago. Please Google "family forest" + Obama
    A People-Centered Approach To History®
    Here is the link to it or Family Forest and Rome Reborn Game Preview video.

  2. President Lincoln and President Obama share ancestors


Related Posts with Thumbnails