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Ancestry.com: You won’t believe whom Mitt Romney is related to

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

Former President George H.W. Bush, left, meets with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is related to Bush, according to ancestry.com.  (Associated Press) Former President George H.W. Bush, left, meets with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is related to Bush, according to ancestry.com. (Associated Press)

Our take: Online family history resource Ancestry.com has recently released some of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's family tree, including the number of Commanders-in-Chief and other historical figures he is related to.

How many Commanders-in-Chief can you get in one family tree? When it’s former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s family tree, the answer is six.

According to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, Romney’s family tree connects him to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Pierce, Herbert Hoover, and both George H.W. and George W. Bush.

Romney is connected to Presidents George W. Bush (10th cousins, twice removed), George H. W. Bush (10th cousins, once removed) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (8th cousins, twice removed) through Ann Marbury Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in America and early settler of Rhode Island and New York.

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