Question by SocalPilot7: Could I be distantly related to the Romanovs?
Could I be related to like Tsarina Alexandra?
My grandma is 100% German. I am 25%.
I also have English in me.
Where are some places I can get a genealogy search done? Like a good one.
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Answer by Ted Pack
It is physically possible.
Where you can get a search done depends on how much you are willing to pay. Professional genealogists charge $ 50 an hour and up. Going back 200 years, to 1809, would take 10 – 100 hours.
“Honest Ed’s Family Trees” will sell you a family coat of arms and a family tree with your choice of one royal ancestor for $ 19.99, or three for $ 49.99.
Write if you’d like links. I’m being sarcastic about “Honest Ed”. Someone asked here just a week or two ago if anyone would be interested in him doing a search for cash. Search the questions (all of them) in this category for the word “cash”. His is either resolved or stuck in the undecided, waiting for a tiebreaker.
Answer by Nothingusefullearnedinschool
Romanovs are Russians:
Sorry, no one is “100%” anything (see the book, “Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes” by Steve Olson).
If you see the site, http://www.infowars.com/president-obamas-rise-due-to-blue-blood-ancestry-or-power-of-american-dream/ (about President Obama’s and other Presidents ancestors) you will see that everyone is distantly related to a lot of people!
It would be relatively easy to see if you are descended from the Romanovs (Romanov = Romans; Tsar = Caesar!) but to see if you are distantly related will take a bit of effort.
You should start by asking all your living relatives about family history. Then, armed with that information, you can go to your public library and check to see if it has a genealogy department. Most do nowadays; also, don’t forget to check at community colleges, universities, etc. Our public library has both www.ancestry.com and www.heritagequest.com free for anyone to use (no library card required).
Another place to check out is any of the Mormon’s Family History Centers. They allow people to search for their family history (and, NO, they don’t try to convert you).
A third option is one of the following websites:
www dot usgenweb dot com/
www dot census dot gov/
www dot ukgenweb dot com/
www dot archives dot gov/
www dot geni dot com/
Cyndi’s has the most links to genealogy websites, whether ship’s passenger lists, ancestors from Africa, ancestors from the Philippines, where ever and whatever.
Of course, you may be successful by googling: “john doe, born 1620, plimouth, massachusetts” as an example.
Good luck and have fun!
Check out this article on five great free genealogy websites:
www dot associatedcontent dot com/article…
Then there is the DNA test; if you decide you want to REALLY know where your ancestors came from opt for the DNA test. Besides all the mistakes that officials commonly make, from 10% to 20% of birth certificates list the father wrong; that is, mama was doing the hanky-panky and someone else was the REAL father. That won’t show up on the internet or in books; it WILL show up in DNA.
I used www.familytreedna.com which works with the National Geographics Genotype Program.
Some sites supposedly match people to famous ancestors.
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