DNA links Utahn to high king of Ireland

Sorenson database is helping many tracetheir ancestral lines

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  • crimendelsiglo
    May 2, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    i just found out 8-10 wks ago that my grandmother's grandfather was John M. Higbee of the Mount.Mead.Mass. i'm kinda confused about who i am even if he-i live 150 years apart. is there any of his temperment-judgement-etc. in me? who is he and who am i? in the LDS community what am i ? genealogy is interesting, i've no great attraction to it other than the purpose of ordinance work.

  • JF
    May 1, 2010 3:49 p.m.

    Go back 500 years and all of us of European descent are related to the high king and anyone else who had descendants.

  • benchwarmer
    May 1, 2010 8:16 a.m.

    Awesome then he must be my husband's cousin because he's done his genealogy very thoroughly and it traces right there. My husband's Irish heritage is that all of his great-grand-parents emigrated at the same time and the family's never intermarried with anyone but Irish...(makes for some interesting temperaments and funny as heck!) Anyway, he's got all their records. So he's 3rd generation documented. Neat huh?

  • Dennis
    May 1, 2010 6:33 a.m.

    It's fabulous seeing this incredible science.
    I'm wondering why the science is "pick and choose" when it comes to "other" applications.
    Nice job Garry!

  • washcomom
    April 30, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    That's a totally cool and great family history story. Most of us have common ancestors in the "near past" - some 500 years ago or so. It would be great to link up to other great ancestors. Congrats, Garry!

  • attentive
    April 30, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    As people research their genealogy they often find that they are related to past royalty. It came as a surprise to me to learn that some of my relatives are part of the Plantagenet. And even more surprised to learn that instead of marrying cousins to keep the royalty in the family that they married royalty from other countries! Surprising stuff!