Friday, July 31, 2015

JK Rowling on Sunday Aug 2, 2015 on WDYTYA on TLC

This upcoming Sunday, JK Rowling will be the subject of Who Do You Think You Are (US).  I think they are just broadcasting the UK one they did back in 2011....Since I didn't watch back in 2011, I am viewing it right now.  

Anyhow, that made me look into my connection to J. K Rowling, so I went to Geni.com and asked it to find my path to her. 

After a minute or two Geni reports:

"J. K. Rowling is your ex-partner's first cousin thrice removed's husband's great nephew's wife's great uncle's second great niece's husband's third cousin once removed's husband's first cousin's wife's first cousin thrice removed's husband's niece."


Really? Is that the best we can do?  I don't even consider that a path at all actually, it goes through an ex from 20 years ago!  I have French roots and also English roots, surely there is a blood path somewhere but I guess I will have to wait to find it! Well, at least the path is colourful!

I wonder if she has done any DNA testing....it may be possible to determine the birth father of Louis " Volant" born in 1877.

I read the Harry Potter series to my two oldest children when they were younger, and saw the movies with them. Although "my" path to JK Rowlings is through their biological father I doubt they will be impressed by it.