Geoff and Heidi's Genealogy

Having genealogy as a hobby is a lot like drug addiction. You start out just looking for a little information—just a little "taste" of your family history. And when you find what you were looking for and take it in, it fills you with a powerful sense of euphoria, and you have to go searching for more and more information, just trying to get your next "fix". The next thing you know, you're turning over your entire paycheck to information dealers and courthouses, and you're meeting people in strange and spooky places, and then one day you wake up lying in a gutter in a pool of your own urine...

Er, wait... No, that last part didn't happen.

NEW! See the Y-DNA profile of the Trowbridge family in America.

Index to Geoff's big honkin' genealogical names database
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Geoff's Pedigree

Geoff's famous relatives:

Name Claim to fame Relationship to Geoff Common ancestor
John Quincy Adams U.S. President 6th cousin 6 times removed John Hawkes
Alexander "The Great" King of Macedonia 72nd great-grandfather Direct line
Susan B. Anthony Women's suffrage leader 6th cousin 5 times removed Thomas Trowbridge
Benedict Arnold Revolutionary general and traitor 3rd cousin 9 times removed Robert Waterman
King Arthur Legendary British ruler 40th great-grand uncle Uther Pendragon
Jim Backus Actor 6th cousin 3 times removed Joseph Woodruff
Clara Barton Founder of American Red Cross 6th cousin 5 times removed Thomas Trowbridge
Lloyd Bridges Actor 8th cousin once removed Kenelm Winslow II
George W. Bush U.S. President 10th cousin twice removed Nathaniel Foote
John Chafee Rhode Island governor, senator 10th cousin 3 times removed Thomas Waterman
Charlemagne Ruler of the Holy Roman Empire 33rd great-grandfather Direct line
Dick Cheney U.S. Vice-President 11th cousin 5 times removed Henry Jenkins
Sir Winston Churchill British Prime Minister 15th cousin once removed Henry Belknap
Samuel Clemens Author (a.k.a. "Mark Twain") 8th cousin 7 times removed James Church
Cleopatra VII Queen of Egypt 2nd cousin 68 times removed Ptolemy Lagid VIII
Kurt Cobain Rock musician 12th cousin Thomas Sherwood
Cindy Crawford Supermodel 11th cousin Thomas Trowbridge
Bing Crosby Actor, singer 7th cousin twice removed Kenelm Winslow II
Lindsay Davenport Tennis professional 10th cousin twice removed Thomas Sherwood
King David King of ancient Israel 93rd great-grandfather Direct line
Howard Dean Governor of Vermont 8th cousin once removed James Trowbridge
Johnny Depp Actor 12th cousin 3 times removed James Church
Count Dracula Vlad "The Impaler" of Wallachia 10th cousin 18 times removed Andronicus Angelus
Eliza Dushku Actress 11th cousin twice removed Ezekiel Sanford
Thomas Edison Inventor 7th cousin 4 times removed Edmund Tapp
Cary Elwes Actor 11th cousin once removed Edward Winslow
Esther Haddassah Biblical queen of Persia 79th great-grandmother Direct line
Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York 12th cousin once removed Anthony Hungerford
Millard Fillmore U.S. President 5th cousin 7 times removed Robert Royce
Jane Fonda Actress 8th cousin once removed Kenelm Winslow II
Bill Gates Co-founder, chairman of Microsoft 11th cousin Matthew Marvin
Richard Gere Actor 11th cousin Edward Winslow
Frank Gifford NFL football player 9th cousin 3 times removed John Pratt
Lady Godiva Patron saint of engineers 29th great-grandmother Direct line
Paul Hardy Geoff's former colleague 16th cousin twice removed Richard Neville
Rutherford B. Hayes U.S. President 6th cousin 5 times removed Thomas Trowbridge
Hugh Hefner Founder of Playboy 9th cousin twice removed Nathaniel Foote II
Ernest Hemingway Author 9th cousin twice removed Thomas Trowbridge
Katharine Hepburn Actress 8th cousin four times removed Richard Belden
Hercules Legendary ancient Greek hero 96th great-grandfather Direct line
King Herod "The Great" Roman client-king over Judea 64th great-grandfather Direct line
Burl Ives Actor, singer 8th cousin four times removed Nathaniel Foote
Thomas Jefferson U.S. President 11th cousin 7 times removed Ralph Neville
Janis Joplin Singer 11th cousin once removed Richard Belden
Ashley Judd Actress 11th cousin Richard Seymour
Julius Caesar IV Leader of the Roman Republic 58th great-grand uncle Julius Caesar III
John Kerry U.S. Senator 13th cousin 5 times removed John St. John
Tom Landry NFL football player and coach 8th cousin twice removed Germain Doucet
Abraham Lincoln U.S. President 14th cousin once removed Thomas William Winslow
James Madison U.S. President 9th cousin 7 times removed Henry Neville
Madonna Singer/performer 10th cousin once removed Pierre Martin
Mark Antony Roman politician and general 56th great-grandfather Direct line
The Blessed Virgin Mary The mother of Jesus Christ 3rd cousin 55 times removed Levi ben Melchi ha-David
Christa McAuliffe Civilian teacher killed aboard S.S. Challenger 7th cousin once removed John Vaughan
James B. McPherson Civil War Union general 6th cousin 3 times removed Kenelm Winslow II
Míl Espáine Legendary progenitor of the Gaelic Celts 105th great-grandfather Direct line
Marie-Chantal Miller Crown princess of Greece, Denmark 11th cousin twice removed Edward Winslow
Moby Rock musician 11th cousin 3 times removed Edward Winslow
Viggo Mortensen Actor 11th cousin twice removed Jonathan Deming
Muhammad "The Prophet" Founder of Islam 45th great-grandfather Direct line
Nebuchadnezzar II Ruler of ancient Babylon 82nd great-grandfather Direct line
Isaac Newton Physicist 7th cousin 9 times removed John Fauntleroy
Richard M. Nixon U.S. President 16th cousin John Throckmorton
Barack Obama U.S. Senator 17th cousin Thomas Howard
Donny Osmond Singer, entertainer 10th cousin twice removed John Beebe
King Edward Plantagenet I King of England 21st great-grandfather Direct line
King Priam King of Troy during Trojan War 89th great-grandfather Direct line
Vincent Price Actor 11th cousin Edward Winslow
Dan Quayle U.S. Vice-President 10th cousin twice removed Samuel Sturtevant
Christopher Reeve Actor 10th cousin once removed Thomas Hurlburt
Bill Richardson Governor of New Mexico 9th cousin twice removed Thomas Trowbridge
Franklin D. Roosevelt U.S. President 7th cousin 6 times removed Richard Lyman
Pete Seeger Singer, activist 8th cousin 3 times removed John Waterman
Jane Seymour Third wife of Henry VIII 13th great-grand aunt John Seymour
Tommy Shaw Rock musician 13th cousin twice removed James Church
James S. Sherman U.S. Vice-President 7th cousin 3 times removed Kenelm Winslow I
Brooke Shields Actress 11th cousin once removed John Beebe
Carolyn Shoemaker Astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy 9 co-discoverer) 10th cousin Kenelm Winslow I
Lady Diana Spencer Princess of Wales 13th cousin once removed Edward Seymour I
Mary Stuart I Queen of Scots 5th cousin 13 times removed Ralph Neville
Kiefer Sutherland Actor 10th cousin once removed Thomas Trowbridge
Gerry Thompson Geoff's former colleague 22nd cousin William Mallory
Julia Thorne Author, ex-wife of John Kerry 8th cousin twice removed William Trowbridge
Heidi Trowbridge Geoff's wife 18th cousin* Thomas Stanfield
King Tut 12th pharoah of the 18th Egyptian dynasty 100th great-grand uncle Akhenaten Amenhotep
George Washington U.S. President 9th cousin 10 times removed Thomas Spencer
Sigourney Weaver Actress 9th cousin once removed Kenelm Winslow I
William "The Conqueror" King of the Normans 26th great-grandfather Direct line
Brian Wilson Singer, songwriter 11th cousin once removed Edward Winslow
Andrew Wyeth Artist 9th cousin twice removed Thomas Trowbridge

 

Heidi's Pedigree

Heidi's famous relatives:

Name Claim to fame Relationship to Heidi Common ancestor
John Quincy Adams U.S. President 14th cousin 3 times removed Richard Fitz Alan III
Christina Aguilera Singer 7th cousin once removed Jacob Bonnett
Clay Aiken Singer 18th cousin 4 times removed Nicholas Harrington
Alexander "The Great" King of Macedonia 71st great-grandfather Direct line
Benedict Arnold Revolutionary general and traitor 4th cousin 8 times removed William Arnold
King Arthur Legendary British ruler 40th great-grand uncle Uther Pendragon
Gail Borden Jr. Inventor, founder of Borden Foods 5th cousin 6 times removed Roger Williams
Tom Brokaw TV journalist 9th cousin Lodewick Post
George W. Bush U.S. President 17th cousin Roger Arnold
John Chafee Rhode Island governor, senator 8th cousin twice removed John Corpe II
Charlemagne Ruler of the Holy Roman Empire 33rd great-grandfather Direct line
Kristin Chenoweth Actress 11th cousin Roger Williams
Sir Winston Churchill British Prime Minister 18th cousin once removed Richard Fitz Alan II
Cleopatra VII Queen of Egypt 2nd cousin 68 times removed Ptolemy Lagid VIII
Courteney Cox Actress 10th cousin once removed Samuel Stanfield
King David King of ancient Israel 91st great-grandfather Direct line
Howard Dean Governor of Vermont 10th cousin Philippe Antoni Du Trieux
Johnny Depp Actor 9th cousin once removed John Bayless
Count Dracula Vlad "The Impaler" of Wallachia 6th cousin 20 times removed Michael Palaeologus VIII
Eliza Dushku Actress 13th cousin John Barnard
Amelia Earhart Aviator 7th cousin 3 times removed Clement King
Cary Elwes Actor 10th cousin twice removed Robert Hopton
Esther Haddassah Biblical queen of Persia 78th great-grandmother Direct line
Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York 10th cousin twice removed Robert Hopton
Sally Field Actress 9th cousin once removed John Thornton
Lady Godiva Patron saint of engineers 30th great-grandmother Direct line
Paul Hardy Geoff's former colleague 17th cousin Robert Goushill
Rutherford B. Hayes U.S. President 17th cousin 5 times removed Eudo La Zouche
Katharine Hepburn Actress 10th cousin three times removed Thomas Nicholas Arnold
Hercules Legendary ancient Greek hero 96th great-grandfather Direct line
King Herod "The Great" Roman client-king over Judea 64th great-grandfather Direct line
Herbert Hoover U.S. President 11th cousin twice removed John Barnard
Ron Howard Actor, director 9th cousin twice removed John Bayless
Howard Hughes Aviator 9th cousin Nicholas Stillwell
Thomas Jefferson U.S. President 12th cousin 5 times removed Elizabeth Fitz Alan
Julius Caesar IV Leader of the Roman Republic 57th great-grand uncle Julius Caesar III
John Kerry U.S. Senator 15th cousin twice removed Roger Arnold
Abraham Lincoln U.S. President 8th cousin 3 times removed Robert Holmes
Rowland Macy Founder of Macy's Department Stores 8th cousin 5 times removed Alice Gullay
James Madison U.S. President 11th cousin 5 times removed Robert Goushill
Mark Antony Roman politician and general 55th great-grandfather Direct line
The Blessed Virgin Mary The mother of Jesus Christ 3rd cousin 54 times removed Levi ben Melchi ha-David
Míl Espáine Legendary progenitor of the Gaelic Celts 103rd great-grandfather Direct line
Clement Clarke Moore Poet ("'Twas the Night Before Christmas") 4th cousin 5 times removed Nicholas Stillwell
Grandma Moses Artist 5th cousin 4 times removed Benjamin Thornton
Muhammad "The Prophet" Founder of Islam 49th great-grandfather Direct line
Nebuchadnezzar II Ruler of ancient Babylon 82nd great-grandfather Direct line
Isaac Newton Physicist 11th cousin 7 times removed Hugh Hastings
Richard M. Nixon U.S. President 16th cousin once removed Elizabeth Fitz Alan
Michelle Phillips Singer, actress 9th cousin twice removed Roger Williams
King Edward Plantagenet I King of England 20th great-grandfather Direct line
King Priam King of Troy during Trojan War 88th great-grandfather Direct line
Nelson Rockefeller U.S. Vice-President 7th cousin twice removed Benjamin Thornton
Franklin D. Roosevelt U.S. President 18th cousin 3 times removed Maurice Berkeley
Jane Seymour Third wife of Henry VIII 6th cousin 13 times removed Richard Fitz Alan II
Cybill Shepherd Actress 11th cousin William Thornbrough
Lady Diana Spencer Princess of Wales 18th cousin twice removed Richard Fitz Alan II
John Spencer-Churchill 10th Duke of Marlborough 9th cousin Nicholas Stillwell
Mary Stuart I Queen of Scots 4th cousin 13 times removed Owen Tudor
Shirley Temple Actress 10th cousin Philippe Antoni Du Trieux
Gerry Thompson Geoff's former colleague 11th cousin once removed Philippe Antoni Du Trieux
Julia Thorne Author, ex-wife of John Kerry 16th cousin twice removed Thomas Stanfield
Geoff Trowbridge Heidi's husband 18th cousin* Thomas Stanfield
King Tut 12th pharoah of the 18th Egyptian dynasty 98th great-grand uncle Akhenaten Amenhotep
King Francis Valois I King of France 15th great-grandfather Direct line
Gloria Vanderbilt Fashion designer 9th cousin Nicholas Stillwell
George Washington U.S. President 7th cousin 7 times removed George Tallebois
William "The Conqueror" Ruler of the Normans 25th great-grandfather Direct line

* Don't worry... In Indiana, it's legal for 18th cousins to marry.



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