Sunday, May 25, 2014

Update: Shorter Connection to A.J. Jacobs and the Global Family Reunion

Earlier this month I posted about my relationship to A.J. Jacobs, who came up with the idea of a Global Family Reunion (GFR) to include everyone to whom he is related.

The first connection route between us, calculated by Geni, showed 200 degrees of separation, with some Greek gods and goddesses along the way. Humorous, and A.J. and I were willing to accept it as showing a connection between us (mostly because we already recognize that as human beings, there is a connection, even if unknown), but we now have a much more satisfactory connection route, this time courtesy of WikiTree's Global Family Reunion project.

AJ Jacobs and Pamela Lloyd have 31 degrees of separation:

  1. Jacobs-2987.jpg
    AJ Jacobs

  2. Ellen Kheel
    (his mother)

  3. Theodore Kheel
    (her father)

  4. Julian Kheel
    (his brother)

  5. Victoria Kheel
    (his daughter)

  6. James Spader
    (her husband)

  7. Jean Fraser
    (his mother)

  8. Elizabeth Bowditch
    (her mother)

  9. Frederick Bowditch
    (her father)

  10. Sarah Higginson
    (his mother)

  11. James Higginson
    (her father)

  12. Stephen Higginson
    (his father)

  13. Stephen Higginson
    (his father)

  14. Elizabeth Higginson
    (his sister)

  15. Benjamin Prescott
    (her son)

  16. Rebecca Minot

    (his wife)


  17. James Minot

    (her father)


  18. Timothy Minott

    (his brother)

  19. Mary Brooks
    (his wife)

  20. Noah Brooks
    (her father)

  21. Hannah Mason
    (his mother)

  22. John Mason
    (her brother)

  23. Sarah Mason
    (his daughter)

  24. Thomas Harrington
    (her son)

  25. John Harrington
    (his son)

  26. Charles William Herrington
    (his son)

  27. William Herrington
    (his son)

  28. John A Herrington
    (his son)

  29. Isaac Newton Herrington
    (his son)
  30. Herrington-206.jpg
    Inez Minerva Herrington
    (his daughter)
  31. Lloyd-1430.jpg
    Winston Lloyd
    (her son)
  32. Lloyd-1428.jpg
    Pamela Lloyd
    (his daughter)
Note: The color changes indicate where the connection is through a spouse, rather than a direct relative.

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