Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:34 PM
I swear I am related to 3/4 of Australia (NSW, anyway). I used to work with a guy that I was related to that showed up on my tree, then another female cousin in another office, then I discovered a whole batch of "in laws" in a third office. The Fredo mafia, we joked. I do not appear to have any relatives in common with my husband - but my brother (different dads) may. Astonishing, lol.
Almost every man in my family joined up either in WWI or WWII. Most made it back, but so many died shortly after.
We may or may not be descended from Willy the Conqueror. However, I do appear to share a scottish relative with a certain orange cheeto, and I am not impressed. That's assuming the people who've been doing his background tracing have gotten any of it right - they certainly didn't when they tried to link the family up to a certain laird. Documentation is important.