29 November 2010

A New Celebrity Cousin!

I admit it's interesting to me to find a distant relative is a celebrity or historical figure, but I don't go looking for them.  I've often thought that I'd much rather be related to a professional or serious genealogist!  If only Steve Danko had a Silesian Hegwer in his Polish lines....  At least I've got Pauline Litton in my Carr line, as I've written previously, and I'm very proud of that!

But wait, today there is news:  Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings and I are cousins! I'm so excited!  Alright, it's only 8th cousins, but that's something!  

I just saw Seaver's recent post  on his Peirce Surname.  We share 7th great-grandparents George Stearns and Hannah Sanderson of my New England Porter line.  I am not totally surprised, though, since I've been reading his series of surname lines and I had seen several names that I knew were neighbors of several of my great-greats. I saw him last year at Jamboree but didn't talk with him; if he comes this year, I'll be sure to introduce myself!


  1. Hi cousin,

    Celebrity? Nope, not me, furthest you can get from one. Just a genealogist having fun with words.

    You will have to congregate with the genea-blogger group at Jamboree next year. We have a lot of laughs and a lot of fun.

    Of course, you'll have to introduce yourself to us, since we have no clue what you look like!

    There are many genea-bloggers who are cousins - that's one of the little secrets we have together.

  2. Congratulations on the find! Seems like Randy is related to everybody. I've yet to find a connection to my blogger friends, but I keep trying!