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Title: Famous Relatives?
Post by: slippy0 on January 15, 2007, 06:28:06 am
My (step) Uncle is Gaston Caperton, former Governer of West Virginia. He is the current head of the college board (which means we get tie-ins with all the college principles ;))
My Aunt (now his wife) Is Idit Harel Caperton, creator of popular kids site http://www.mamamedia.com/
My Uncle (her ex-husband) is David Harel, Famous Professer of math and science in Israel.

I'm pretty sure thats it. I find it funny that half my family have wikipedia entries ;D
(not really half, but whatever)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaston_Caperton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idit_Harel_Caperton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_harel

BTW, if you can trace those back to me and find out who I am, I will give you an internet than change my name.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: harvey danger on January 15, 2007, 08:50:45 am
I have fewer famous relatives and more relatives who know famous people. Although, my uncle was written about in a medical journal for getting a strange disease, and my dad's cousin wa son Survivor.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Ant on January 15, 2007, 10:18:31 am
My mate has relations with Kevin Spacey ;D
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on January 15, 2007, 11:18:41 am
My friend's mom had actual relations with kevin costner. for an extended period of time. He went with them on a trip once and they stayed in a suite with televisions in the bathrooms! insanity.

My cousin is an opera singer, has done some high-profile stuff on the east coast, but not wikipedia-worthy yet.

I'm told i have like a half-step-aunt 4.5 times removed who is a reasonably famous writer of some sort, but it could all be bullhonky.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Jack Lupino on January 15, 2007, 11:24:48 am
All my family members are related to me, so i'd say they're quite famous aswell.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: evilcandybag on January 15, 2007, 01:28:00 pm
Not really. My great great grandfather is rather famous in Swedish medicinal history. He was some saintly doctor who helped the poor in Norrland in the 19th century.
Nothing compared to two of my best friends, one who can trace his lineage back to Sweden's most famous pirate/privateer, Lars Gathenhielm (Lasse i Gatan) and the other having an aunt named Carola Häggkvist (one of Swedens most famous artists).
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on January 15, 2007, 02:32:22 pm
My uncle is one of the best RC gliderplane fliers in the world. He even held a world record for speed for a short time.

Too bad flying RC planes isn't a more popular sport, or he might have been rich and famous...However, he has a lot of rich and/or famous friends.

If I'm not mistaken, my great or great great grandfather has a road in Sandnes named after him. It's not so much that he was famous as that he was rich, though.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Fallout on January 15, 2007, 03:12:35 pm
One of my ancestors was a witch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Shipton

http://www.mothershiptonscave.com/
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Ant on January 15, 2007, 03:36:26 pm
Mother Shiton moar liek
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Trezker on January 15, 2007, 06:00:18 pm
The founder of Kinnarps is a rather close relative.
Don't know much about my familys history though...
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: SpeedD on January 15, 2007, 06:25:25 pm
I Rooted a Girl who Rooted a Guy who Rooted a Girl who Rooted a Guy who Rooted a Girl who Rooted Shane Crawford.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: mumppis on January 15, 2007, 06:50:15 pm
I Know The Robert
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Jack Lupino on January 15, 2007, 06:55:00 pm
The bum ?

It's like everyone knows that guy !

He's always out in the pouring rain and stuff..
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Cerapter on January 15, 2007, 07:06:38 pm
My uncle rides dog sleds. He's never won the Iditarod (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_(race)) race. Wooo!

One of my ancestors was a witch.

One of mine was a viking.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: L'homme magique on January 15, 2007, 07:13:49 pm
I know the nephew of the former prime minister of south korea
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Lysix on January 15, 2007, 07:55:08 pm
I met rory the tiger. How this is linked to famous relatives i'll figure at a later date.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Sirix on January 15, 2007, 08:27:35 pm
I have a friend who is cousins with Dave Matthews...

and one of my professors used to work with Oprah Winfrey before she made it big. [size=01pt](in the ass?)[/size]
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Fallout on January 15, 2007, 08:29:44 pm
My uncle rides dog sleds. He's never won the Iditarod (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_(race)) race. Wooo!

One of my ancestors was a witch.

One of mine was a viking.

Most Norweigians have viking ancestors :P

I should rephrase that - one of my ancestors was a famous witch, with a cave that turned things to stone.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Cerapter on January 15, 2007, 09:48:27 pm
Most Norweigians have viking ancestors :P

I should rephrase that - one of my ancestors was a famous witch, with a cave that turned things to stone.

My viking ancestor founded Norway.

But 80% of Norway's (native?) population is related to him, so...
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Fallout on January 15, 2007, 09:53:14 pm
Most Norweigians have viking ancestors :P

I should rephrase that - one of my ancestors was a famous witch, with a cave that turned things to stone.

My viking ancestor founded Norway.

But 80% of Norway's (native?) population is related to him, so...

Exactly. Everyone in Norway's family trees go down to some horny viking :E
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Cerapter on January 15, 2007, 09:54:40 pm
No shit. He had 8 wives and 23 children. And that's just in the records.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: harvey danger on January 16, 2007, 02:02:40 am
One of my ancestors was a horny viking that raped an Irishwoman.  :D
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Ant on January 16, 2007, 02:08:19 am
One of my ancestors was a horny viking that raped an Irishwoman.  :D

You have no idea how much i envy you
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: harvey danger on January 16, 2007, 02:17:49 am
/me is part viking, huzzah

Maybe evilcandybag and I are related.

OMGz, one of my ancestors was Dutch. Maybe Rad and I are related. Like he said, that's enough..
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: SpeedD on January 16, 2007, 02:42:08 am
I'm somewhat related to Percy Shelley, you know...that faggy poetry dude. Great great great uncle...thing.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: evilcandybag on January 16, 2007, 04:50:35 am
/me is part viking, huzzah

Maybe evilcandybag and I are related.

OMGz, one of my ancestors was Dutch. Maybe Rad and I are related. Like he said, that's enough..

I have Dutch ancestor's, too. We may even have more than one blood bond! Ick!
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: harvey danger on January 16, 2007, 07:51:58 am
I'm somewhat related to Percy Shelley, you know...that faggy poetry dude. Great great great uncle...thing.

That's what you get for being Canadian.

/me is part viking, huzzah

Maybe evilcandybag and I are related.

OMGz, one of my ancestors was Dutch. Maybe Rad and I are related. Like he said, that's enough..

I have Dutch ancestor's, too. We may even have more than one blood bond! Ick!

My cousin 17 times removed!  :D
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on January 16, 2007, 11:58:56 am
Supposing that Cerapters family have lived in the area they now live in for several generations, I suppose I'm probably related to him.

I'm scared and want to see mommy now...
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Fallout on January 16, 2007, 06:06:21 pm
We're all related, in some strange, sick and twisted incest-y kinda way. Family trees all started somewhere, right?
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: evilcandybag on January 16, 2007, 06:54:19 pm
We're all related, in some strange, sick and twisted incest-y kinda way. Family trees all started somewhere, right?

No? My Granddad was formed from primordial muck (actually, his father was the milkman, but that's about the same thing).
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Smogelore on January 16, 2007, 07:39:22 pm
mah momma took care of a famous finnish actor when that actor was a child

Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Cerapter on January 16, 2007, 10:29:24 pm
Supposing that Cerapters family have lived in the area they now live in for several generations, I suppose I'm probably related to him.

I'm scared and want to see mommy now...

Your mommy is even closer related to me... in many ways both imaginable and not.

Anyway, another ancestor of mine, only some hundreds of years back, was famous in my home town. Or he founded it or something.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Lysix on January 16, 2007, 10:52:07 pm
We're all related, however distant it may be. But if you start with someone and work your way around you'll end up back at the person you started with. How long that'd take i don't know.
Anyone up for the challenge?
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Cerapter on January 17, 2007, 01:10:22 am
What would be awesome is if that was always possible — checking through generations and seeing how distant everyone's related — and then use it to find two people who are not related in any way whatsoever.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Gravehill on January 17, 2007, 02:30:36 pm
We're all related, however distant it may be. But if you start with someone and work your way around you'll end up back at the person you started with. How long that'd take i don't know.
Anyone up for the challenge?

One of my hobbies is genealogy. My mother's mother lineage is clear to the 1680 which is quite as far as it is possible to go. There's no written records much prior that. Other lineages are quite another story. I'm working on them but so far I've gone only to some 1850-1890. Mother's father's lineage is problem since they came from Karelia (home of my shaman ancestor) and churches books, those who survived, are in russia. Father's father is quite a large finnish family-line. It will be no problem as soon as I manage to contact our relative's society. I think they know my branch there. One of my workmates is very probably related to me through that line since we share same surname and our ancestors are from same, small area. Interesting finds so far? Not really. But there are some surnames which are not so typical and may lead to something famous (despite that shaman dude, that is).
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Pete on January 18, 2007, 12:56:02 am
Right...I'm not related to anyone famous...
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: MDX on January 18, 2007, 01:31:38 pm
My friends got attcked by albin / albun / alban mc guinness once, SDLP politician lol.


Nah nothing off the top of my head. i bumped into angelina jolie in new york while i was there and gave her directions to my hotel, seems we were both staying at the astoria. only realised it was her afterwards, shes hot in real life, even with a baby strapped to her arm.

And that black girl with her wasnt bad either.. hmmm *lingers to new york once more*
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Gravehill on January 18, 2007, 02:29:57 pm
I split this topic in two... Quality off-topicness found it's home here:

http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,4526.0.html

at "Evolution and Bible" thread. I hope it goes on better than that "Christmas ghost" fiasco. Or that "Funny word" fiasco. Or... Just let's see.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: harvey danger on January 18, 2007, 06:57:11 pm
You took out the thing about my girlfriend.  :(

As I said, she's sort-of-related to the emperor of Japan. And she's related to a senator that had an airforce base in California named after him.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Gravehill on January 18, 2007, 07:25:58 pm
You took out the thing about my girlfriend.  :(
Sorry. It was nice one but when thread needs splitting I use the heavy axe. It's mindless, violent and blind. It splits and shatters thread with extreme force, sometimes cutting away good (and on-topic) stuff. Like story of your GF. So... I'm sorry.

...and just because I don't want this story to be only "sorry". One interesting facts of MY GF (or actually, my wife) and her famous family. One of his relatives is close personal buddy of Putin, president of Russia. Another one (which is also one of my very dear friends) was in one of the worst Idols singers in first season of Finnish Idols. That guy is really superb and funny guy. There are lots of other juicy stories about her family but I don't write about them here. Just those two examples are prove enough that her family is far more interesting (when regarding famous-factor) than mine. My family's credits are so far that one of my ancestors was shaman and another one (my father's father) was fighting under command of Adolf Ehrnrooth ( http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Ehrnrooth ).
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on January 18, 2007, 11:56:17 pm
My grandparents are friends with the guy who could be the next pope (and the first american one), the ex-archbishop of washington dc, Theodore McCarrick. he also made it his personal mission back in the day to keep my dad from renouncing catholicism. he failed.
Title: Re: Famous Relatives?
Post by: Tokzic on January 23, 2007, 05:17:53 pm
On my dad's side, I'm related to a British prime minister, British royalty, and Bono.

On my mother's side, it's nothing but horse thieves.