Monday, February 26, 2007

 

Sharpton - Thurmond Family Link

Genealogists from Ancestry.com say the Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by the family of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, best known for advocating segregation. (Source: AP via CNN.com)

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

 

Halle Berry's Ancestry

When she was a teenager, Halle Berry was named Miss Teen America and later was named first runner-up in the 1985 Miss U.S.A. pageant. Her family tree includes the following surnames: Berry, Dicken, Hawkins, Marsden, Spaulding, and White.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

 

George Clooney's Ancestry

George Clooney is the son of television personality Nick Clooney and was once named one of the Fifty Most Beautiful People. His family tree includes the following surnames: Bandy, Bramel, Bruer, Burgess, Byron, Chambers, Clooney, Cooper, Edwards, Farrow, Gray, Green, Guilfoyle, Koch, Manns, Masterson, Perkins, Shore, Southern, Sweeney, Taylor, Vanden, Warren, and Whitehouse.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

 

Walt Disney's Ancestry

Walt Disney is best known for creating Mickey Mouse (for whom he was the original voice). His family tree includes the following surnames: Burroughs, Call, Chaffee, Disney, Fox, Gross, Johnson, Lark, Lawrence, Richardson, Smith, and Swan.

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

 

James Garner's Ancestry

James Garner may be best known for his starring role on The Rockford Files for which he won an Emmy in 1976. His family tree includes the following surnames: Allen, Briggs, Bumgarner, Childers, Gaines, Garner, Hayeslain, Heffner, Jefferys, Jones, Meek, Neher, Norris, Pryor, Puckett, Riggs, Williamson, and Womack.

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Helpful Celebrity Resources

Burke's Peerage & Gentry
The genealogical lineage of hereditary titled families in the United Kingdom.

Database of the Higher Nobility in Europe
This database contains European royals, dukes, marquesses, and earls -- with biographies (in German).

Fraudulent Lineages
Dedicated to notifying the genealogical community of blatantly fraudulent lineages, often compiled with the purpose of linking someone to a "famous" ancestor.

Celebrity Quotes
From the Famous Quotes and Famous Sayings Network

Celebrities Station
The Ultimate Station For Celebrities Info with biographies, pictures and user comments

Notable Women Ancestors
Biographies and genealogy data of notable women and in history and not-so-famous women submitted by actual living descendants.

Family & Local Histories

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