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RHLinuxGUY 08-11-2008 02:49 AM

Family: How distant is too distant. Or...
 
In terms of family, how distant is too distant for you? For me I think it's about 2nd cousin. I don't really know anyone beyond that, though, apparently my great grandma knows her great grand children to the many'eth power. (great-great-great-great)

Since we are on that, what kind of relative do you know well that is the most distant?

confidenceb 08-11-2008 04:00 AM

For it is just the similar situation with you about 2nd cousin.

SlowCoder 08-11-2008 07:59 AM

I think it's more important to look at your association to them, rather than at the tree itself, unless you're actually working on a family history. If your father and his entire branch were ne'er-do-wells, and/or never aided in your upbringing, and/or mooched off others, would you care to call them family? Or would you concentrate on the folks who did raise and love you?

I know my 3rd cousin.

I've been told I'm a direct descendant of, or great (to the nth number) nephew of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA. But that really doesn't mean too much to me, as I never knew him personally.

rob.rice 08-11-2008 08:32 AM

there may not be any blood between these people but when your with them it feels like family
http://welcomehome.org/

trickykid 08-11-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SlowCoder (Post 3243495)
I've been told I'm a direct descendant of, or great (to the nth number) nephew of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA. But that really doesn't mean too much to me, as I never knew him personally.

Yeah, tracing back family ancestors to me is just informative but doesn't matter to me. I've been told with proof actually that I'm related to Benjamin Franklin's older brother on my mothers side, my grandmothers maiden name is actually Franklin and on my dad's side, related to Henry Hudson as my grandmothers maiden name as Hudson.

I also started compiling and filling in a family tree at ancestry.com. Filled in going back to the 1600's on my mothers side, found out I'm related also to Thomas Paine, which links me to George W. Bush and also Hillary Clinton as they have a link to find out what famous people you are related to in some way or another.

Everyone can be linked to one another if you go so far back, I wouldn't doubt 1/3 of the U.S. are some type of cousin to one another. ;)

RHLinuxGUY 08-11-2008 01:24 PM

I understand what you people are saying, but I was just curious who the furthest anyone speaks to. So far 3rd cousin.

trickykid 08-11-2008 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by RHLinuxGUY (Post 3243844)
I understand what you people are saying, but I was just curious who the furthest anyone speaks to. So far 3rd cousin.

Heh, I usually don't go past 1st cousin. I don't like most of my family, they annoy me for the most part.. ;)

RHLinuxGUY 08-12-2008 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by trickykid (Post 3243868)
Heh, I usually don't go past 1st cousin. I don't like most of my family, they annoy me for the most part.. ;)

Same here. The lifetime channel really molded their lives. -_- I hate that shit. They'll do lame stuff to get attention. Stuff like that among many other things. >_>

trickykid 08-12-2008 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by RHLinuxGUY (Post 3244378)
Same here. The lifetime channel really molded their lives. -_- I hate that shit. They'll do lame stuff to get attention. Stuff like that among many other things. >_>

I once blocked my sister from emailing me cause she would forward every piece of junk email jokes she would get herself. Most of it she sent previously before or I'd already seen it several years before cause it's making its rounds on the net. I lifted the block from her after she promised to only email me original emails that she actually typed. ;)

RHLinuxGUY 08-12-2008 12:22 PM

Hah! I blacklisted possibly all of my families emails. All of it goes to my spam folder. Little do they know.

rob.rice 08-21-2008 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by RHLinuxGUY (Post 3244967)
Hah! I blacklisted possibly all of my families emails. All of it goes to my spam folder. Little do they know.

or may be they think you don't know how to use email


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