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Ancestry.com’s Anastasia Tyler and The Journey Takers author Leslie Albrecht
on “Good Morning America” today to talk about Ancestry.com’s most recent celebrity
roots announcement: President Barack Obama is 10th cousins on his mother’s side with
two of his biggest political critics, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.
As Huber says in the clip, if you can trace your roots to colonial New England, you’re
likely related to all kinds of well-known people. Although most genealogists realize
10th cousins isn’t a big deal (it means the most recent common ancestor is a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent),
it’s fun to see genealogy make an appearance in the national media.