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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ancestry! Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It!

Finding a relative on Facebook that I have never known was enlightening. Once having established our mutual ancestry by naming Names back into several centuries of History, she tells me according to her own research back another millennium we are related somehow to Charles the Great or Charlemagne the Frankish King of the remaining Western Roman Empire crowned on Christmas 800 CE.

I have yet to see how this is possible because a lot can happen in 1,000 years, let alone 300.


Come to find out almost everyone of European Descent is related to Charlemagne. And Genghis Khan [tʃiŋɡɪs xaːŋ], raped so many women that one in 200 people are actually his direct descendants.