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Donald Trump Family Tree

The family tree of Donald Trump, currently president-elect

The family tree of Donald Trump, currently president-elect

To continue with my tradition of including famous family trees as new presidential figures come into the spotlight, I’m doing an ahnentafel chart for the current president-elect, Donald Trump.

Given his stance on immigration, there have been a lot of references in the press about his own family’s status as immigrants in the past, so I figured that it was a perfect tree to research next. That is also why I decided to include the regions where his ancestors were born, which I don’t usually do.


22 Nov 2016

Elvis Presley Family Tree

Family tree and ancestors of Elvis Presley

Family tree and ancestors of Elvis Presley

The anniversary of his death is coming up in August, and I thought I would pay tribute to one of the greatest musicians in American history: Elvis Presley.

He was born, along with his still-born twin brother Jesse, on January 8th in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. His life began without much fanfare as his family was not particularly wealthy. Even so, he followed his passion in music and recorded his first single, Heartbreak Hotel, in 1954. Everything after that is history. To date, he has sold more than a billion records world-wide.

His full and colourful life is more than can be quickly summarized here. A more complete biography of Elvis can be found online, but I have his immediate family tree and ancestors here. (more…)

12 Jun 2013

Mitt Romney Family Tree

mitt romney's family tree and polygamous history

Mitt Romney’s Family Tree

It’s probably a little late in the game to focus on Mitt Romney now that the election is long over, but I was always drawn to his unusual Mormon background. The news often focused on the polygamy in his past, so I finally got around to looking into it a little bit more. But since multiple marriages don’t really show up in someone’s ancestry chart, you won’t see too much of that in this ahnentafel chart of Mitt Romney’s ancestors. I did mark the men who had multiple wives though, just for interest’s sake. (more…)

08 May 2013

Justin Bieber Family Tree

Justin Bieber's Family Tree

Justin Bieber’s Family Tree

Since I tend to focus on historical figures around here, I thought I’d prove that I can be hip and cool too, even if nobody says “hip” anymore. So for my 8-year old daughter, here is the family tree of pop sensation Justin Bieber.

I hope to have a more complete chart soon, but the most available information is for his mother’s French-Canadian side. I had no idea that was his background. He and I may actually be cousins. Gotta check on that. There are 8 generations in this chart, but more information is available farther back than that. I may complete a longer chart in the future. (more…)

09 Mar 2013

Stephen King Family Tree

Stephen King family tree

The genealogy of master horror writer Stephen King

Even you aren’t a fan of his work, you can’t deny that Stephen King is one of the most popular writers of our time. He’s best known for his horror work even though he has written several novels from other genres that have been just as well received. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, the Green Mile and Hearts in Atlantis are three good examples. You might know them better as movies though since all three have been adapted to the screen. His epic Dark Tower series is another non-horror tale that spans 7 huge books.

It wasn’t always like this for him. His first novel (the thriller Carrie) was repeatedly rejected before finally being published. Since then, he’s gotten extensive world-wide fame. Now you can find out a little bit more about Stephen King’s family tree. (more…)

13 Jan 2013

Barack Obama Family Tree

barack obama genealogy and family tree

Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States

Barack Obama the current and 44rd president of the United States, and his family story has been the most contested issue in American politics. Some say he is not a citizen of the USA due to his Kenyan ancestry on his father’s side, though they have little proof to back up their conspiracy claims. Needless so say, I’m not going to touch that mess with a ten-foot pole.

His ancestry has been traced back farther than this, so if you want to find more generations, they are out there with a little extra research. (more…)

18 Dec 2012

Laura Ingalls Wilder Family Tree

After discussing the Homestead Act in last week’s article, which led to mention the famed frontier settler, Charles Ingalls. It may be more accurate to say that his daughter, Laura Ingalls Wilder is actually the famous one, for having written the Little House on the Prairie books.

genealogy and family tree of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

She wrote the popular series of books for children (which were also made into a TV series) later in her life, when she was in her 60s. Her stories chronicled her family’s struggles to settle in the American west, through several moves during her childhood. Her daughter Rose also wrote a book called Free Land, which also documents some of their family history, but with a more dramatic and adult-oriented theme. (more…)

16 Dec 2012