I couldn't help but think of Ray Stevens singing, "I'm My Own Grandpa". So just for chuckles and grins I calculated a relationship between me and me. I'm my own ninth cousin! I am also my own eleventh, twelfth, and so on.
If you are like me, genealogy and family history is always on your mind. While watching football when I hear some of the players last names I think to myself, 'He's Danish', or 'He's Swedish', or 'His ancestors come from New England'.
I know of a football player who was born in my hometown. My sister went to school with him and I knew his grandparents were from the Bear Lake Valley. I bet myself that we were probably connected to him somehow. If your parents were born in the Bear Lake Valley, it's more likely than not you are connected somehow. If your parents were born in Southeast Idaho, it's more likely than not that you descend from a Utah Pioneer.
I was able to connect four notable people who descend from Utah Pioneers to my tree. One is connected by blood, and the others by marriage.
|Merril Hoge is my great uncle's third great nephew.|
|Merlin Olsen is my 12th cousin thrice removed.|
|Kent Hadley is my second cousin twice removed's husband's aunt's husband's daughter's husband's son's wife's first cousin twice removed.|
(Are you confused yet?)
|Matthew Gray Gubler is my aunt's second cousin twice removed.|