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Old 04-04-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Famous Family

Anyone have someone (rumored to be) famous in their family? By famous I don't necessarily mean movie star, I mean anyone in history. The reason I thought of this was I was checking my Yahoo mail and on thir homepage I saw a story about Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas II who supposedly escaped the family's murder during the Bolshevik Revolution. Aparently they have found DNA proof that she died along with the rest of her family as they were excecuted in a basement.

My mother's side of the family is Russian and it was always a rumor that we are related to the Czar Nicholas II and his family. Of course I know it's not true, but it's fun to imagine that it is.

So who are your famous ancestors? Real or rumored....

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Gaetano Federici is one of my relatives, who was a famous sculptor in Paterson, NJ. He passed away in 1964.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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Benny Goodman, famous clarinet player from way back is my cousins cousin
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #5
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My aunt in Germany her husband was Germany's National Treasure in the 70s he was a horseman (steeple jumper?)
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:35 PM   #6
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My ex's family counts Moondyne Joe as a direct relative.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:34 AM   #7
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The only ones I know of are Adam and Eve.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:00 AM   #8
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We have a rather distant connection to Louis X!V!
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:33 PM   #9
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Luther Burbank is a relative...he invented over 800 varieties of plants. He was great friends with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Many schools in CA were named after him, as well as the famous Rose Bowl Parade!
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #10
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We have no famous family members, but I'm told there may be some infamous ones.
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