Family trees

May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 am by David Farrar

After I blogged about my family link to Hedy Lamarr, a reader checked out an online site and e-mailed me the graphics below.

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That should surely qualify me for a knighthood or something.

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But Comrade Marx is a closer relative!

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25 Responses to “Family trees”

  1. Redbaiter (7,632 comments) says:

    So John Key is related to Karl Marx too.

    Food in schools.

    It fits.

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  2. kowtow (7,634 comments) says:

    Food in schools but no discipline………doesn’t make any sense at all.

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  3. Grant Michael McKenna (1,156 comments) says:

    What site was this?

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  4. RRM (9,467 comments) says:

    Redbaiter is Margaret Thatcher and Enoch Powell’s love child.

    Kolin Kwaig is his long-lost half-brother.

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  5. Lance (2,451 comments) says:

    Trouble with this sort of thing is one might discover one is related to someone highly undesirable.

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  6. wf (374 comments) says:

    Small world!

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  7. Judith (7,631 comments) says:

    Crikey – one of those relationships will win you friends on here. The other will get you hung David!

    Family trees are interesting things. Genealogy is a multi-million dollar industry these days, as more and more of us try to work out who we are descended from and who we are related to. And its not just for entertainment value – often there are ties found that actually assist the individual in making more sense of the life/family etc.

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  8. Lance (2,451 comments) says:

    @Judith
    “Crikey – one of those relationships will win you friends on here. The other will get you hung David!

    Which one, hard to tell by the comments here sometimes?

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  9. Judith (7,631 comments) says:

    Lance (1,954) Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 am
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    LOL that is why I wasn’t specific – it depends on who is reading the comment, on which day – and I’d even go so far as to say whether what they had for breakfast was agreeing with them or not!

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  10. kowtow (7,634 comments) says:

    Judith that’s “hanged” not hung.

    Unless you know how David is hung and aren’t telling.

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  11. s.russell (1,563 comments) says:

    Pah! That’s nothing. My cousin’s maternal uncle once crossed a road on which a run-over possum was pecked at by a hawk which later went on to eat a pigeon whose shadow had once fallen on the Queen’s butler.

    So bow before me you miserable worms!

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  12. Judith (7,631 comments) says:

    kowtow (4,470) Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 am
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    Bloody english – I’d probably do better if it was my third language and not my first!

    You are, of course, right!

    (No I don’t know whether or how DPF is ‘hung’ – I don’t usually think about such things when blogging – however, I do note the idea has now been implanted into my thought patterns by your good self, so who knows what may eventuate! – We will however know who to hold responsible!)

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  13. CJPhoto (217 comments) says:

    Do you know what website was used?

    Seems a lot of info unless it just happens that user generated content linked all the people

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  14. Fletch (6,026 comments) says:

    Seems like a bit of a pisstake to me.

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  15. nasska (10,680 comments) says:

    RRM

    ….”Redbaiter is Margaret Thatcher and Enoch Powell’s love child.”….

    Sorry….no chocolate fish. Recent research indicates that Reddy is Natural Selection’s failed assassination attempt to wipe Genghis Khan’s lineage off the face of the planet. :)

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  16. Paulus (2,502 comments) says:

    Food in Schools – why have we just heard that currently only 50 % (decile 1-4) take advantage of the current scheme.
    AND why now listening to teachers saying this morning that some of the children fall asleep after breakfast at school.

    The comment made was that the child probably only got a bag of chips and Coke for tea, as a consequence poor sleeping habits ensued, and when fed at school, they fall asleep catching up, with a fuller stomach, on the sleep they missed.

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  17. gump (1,488 comments) says:

    I wouldn’t place too much faith in those genealogy sites.

    It had been established that a significant number of births are incorrectly attributed due to maternal infidelity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-paternity_event

    “The rate of non-paternity is commonly quoted to be around 10%.

    However, a 2005 scientific review of international published studies of paternal discrepancy found a range in incidence from 0.8% to 30% (median 3.7%), suggesting that the widely quoted figure of 10% of non-paternal events is an overestimate. In situations where disputed parentage was the reason for the paternity testing, there were higher levels; an incidence of 17% to 33% (median of 26.9%). Most at risk of parental discrepancy were those born to younger parents, to unmarried couples and those of lower socio-economic status, or from certain cultural groups.

    A 2006 study examined non-paternity rates from 67 published studies. Non-paternity rates for men who were judged to have high paternity confidence ranged from 1.9% in the U.S. and Canada, 1.6% in Europe, and 2.9% elsewhere. In contrast, men in studies of disputed paternity, considered to have low paternity confidence, the rates of non-paternity were higher – 29% in the U.S. and Canada, 29% in Europe, and 30% elsewhere.

    The rates value varies according to the population studied:

    United Kingdom:
    1 to 2% in a sample of 1,678 men
    1.3%

    Mexico:
    9.8% to 13.8% in a sample of 396 children

    Switzerland:
    0.3 to 1.3% in a sample of 1,607 children

    United States:
    A study in Michigan of 1417 white and 523 black children found non-paternity rates of 1.4% and 10.1% respectively.
    A study of 1748 Hawaiian families with 2839 children reported a non-paternity rate of 2 to 3%.

    France:
    2.8% in a sample of 362 children”

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  18. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    It had been established that a significant number of births are incorrectly attributed due to maternal infidelity.

    Hence the importance of your sisters children.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127190021.htm

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  19. Dennis Horne (2,059 comments) says:

    @Farrar. That’s quite a big important tree, David, no wonder you didn’t want to let go. Did it hurt when you landed on your feet? :) :) :)

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  20. doggone7 (703 comments) says:

    “That should surely qualify me for a knighthood or something.” Be patient it’ll come, but it will be later than Lockwood’s.

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  21. kowtow (7,634 comments) says:

    gump that was a bastard of a thing to say.

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  22. Judith (7,631 comments) says:

    gump (665) Says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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    Ah…. you guys got the muscles – we girls get ultimate control of the species! (I might add that some of the girls are letting us down and not being particularly selective in their mating habits ) However, as Mr Farrar’s chart proves – we are probably all related anyway – go far enough back and all our ancestors mothers had hairy chests (and feet).

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  23. nasska (10,680 comments) says:

    …..”go far enough back and all our ancestors mothers had hairy chests (and feet).”…..

    It wouldn’t have to be much of a trip….most of the Green’s female MPs would have hairy backs as well. :)

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  24. Johnboy (14,998 comments) says:

    I read somewhere that many of us are related to Ghengis Khan.

    Probably explains my little dick I guess! :)

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  25. Griff (6,803 comments) says:

    Bugger me
    kowtow cracked a joke and it made Me laugh
    what is the world coming to
    a fun die being funy
    Who would have thought

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