Gotcha! 5 Genealogy Myths & Fibs Busted

You might have been people saying that “my great-grandmother was a Cherokee Princess” or “my ancestor’s surname was changed at Ellis Island.” Right? What if I tell you these are misperceptions, assumed by people for years? Well, the internet has to play the biggest role in that. Well, today, we will expose the truth muffled underneath these myths and fibs.

So let’s uncover everything layer by layer!

Myth 1: Descendent of Indian Princess

We all have grown listening to the stories of Indian – frequently, Cherokee – are most common. Well, it’s true that most of the Americans are evolved from Indians but not particularly from a princess. In fact, according to some studies, there hardly has been a concept of royalty in Indian tribes. So if somebody tells you about Indian princess ancestry, you know the truth.

Myth 2: Involvement with 3 Immigrant Brothers

Hardly there have been people who haven’t heard about three immigrant brothers. They were immigrated to the USA and separated. However, aphorisms have no particular proof of their named or appearances. Well, the truth is suspicious so as the claims of their ancestries. So, if someone tells you about this story; do your research and go with the facts.

Myth 3: Courthouse on fire

Many of us might have called county courthouse about the deed or will, just to hear “in the late 1800s the courthouse was burnt and all the records are gone”? Fire, flood and various other catastrophes were common, particularly in the South region, where the civilian raged the war. But ‘records lost in the fire’ isn’t the complete legitimacy. Even if the records from courthouse are lost, what about other documents for say, church baptismal in which birth of your grandfather has been registered?

Myth 4: Family Crest

People, often, use a term, ‘crest’ interchangeably with the coat of arms. It’s in fact, a component of the coat of arms. However, neither of these belongs to a surname. Instead, a coat of arms right is transferable only to the male descendant of the family. So to claim a coat of arm, firstly you have to be a male.

Myth 5: Only Professionals can have Source Citations

“I am doing family-tree evolution just for fun. Is it obligatory to go through monotonous of citation sources?” The answer is – YES! Genealogy information records can be beneficial for n-numbers of benefits and some of which are:

  • It will give you nights without worries of knowing who was your great-great-grandpa
  • It saves time as you don’t have to start from scratch to find new information
  • It helps to figure out the reliability of the gathered records

The Verdict

Discover your family history by using progressive technology instead of believing in myths. Just choose your family-tree, go with the facts and proofs, and know where you belong in this crowded world.

So let the journey begins!

Famous Celebrity Ancestries That Will Shock You

Do you ever look at your family photograph and wonder “how on earth am I related to this family?” “Who were my ancestors?” “To which region did they belong?” Well, you are not alone! Many of our favorite celebrities have felt the same. That’s why they chose ‘Genealogy Technology’ to discover their family tree.

Today, you’ll take a deep dive into some of the celebrity’s lives to astonish yourself how they are related to their ancestors. Believe it or not, this information will make you want to find your family tree as well.

So buckle-up yourself and let’s get started!

Britney Spears: Abs of Steel

Britney Spears has always been under the scrutiny of media through her entire life and for a good reason. Apart from her majestic voice and alluring beauty, Britney has succeeded to attain the attention of everyone for her muscular abs. When you explore her family tree, you can understand why.

Her strength comes from her iconic ancestors – famed Pilot Amelia Earhart, angelic Marilyn Monroe, Oscar winner Meryl Streep, and late Princess Diana. Taking into account these influential and famed women, one can easily tell that this femme fatale is simply in her zone.

Kim Kardashian: Creativity Runs in Blood

The reality TV show queen Kim Kardashian is the epitome of beauty with brains. Apart from that, her writing skills showcase her ingenious brain all packed inside her book ‘Selfish’ and why not! All Kardashian sisters are related to a famous author Louisa May Alcott. So from where Kim got her writing skills is a no-brainer.

Robert Pattinson: The Vampire Lineage

Well, probably. One vampire can never be so stunning and appealing like Robert Pattinson. He has done many movies, but his role in Twilight is beyond perfection. Genealogists explored his family history and surprisingly came up with the fact that Robert has a family connection with Vlad the Impaler, a royal personality who inspired Bram Stoker for his novel Dracula. Perhaps, that’s the reason for him playing a vampire so lively.

Meghan Markle: Still a Princess with or without Prince

Meghan Markel may have married a prince, but in reality, she already has royal relatives in her family tree. Many genealogists have revealed that she is the descendant of King Edward III. Therefore, the maximum of American history is reflected in her miscellaneous lineage. Moreover, Meghan Markle is related to U.S. presidents George W. Bush, George H.W, Richard Nixon, and Calvin Coolidge. So bow down to the princess!

Bonus – President Donald Trump

Of course, he is famous and a president of the United States, but his luxurious life hasn’t happened by chance. Many Genealogists have found his royal pedigree, which states Trump is the successor of Scandinavian Royalty. King Christian I of Denmark, Sweden, & Norway, Guðni and King V. Hence, his leadership quality directly comes from his many royal ancestors.

So why don’t you find out your Family Tree. Who knows which president or royal king comes up as your ancestor?