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Old 01-28-2014, 01:50 AM
 
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This is pretty crazy, and even silly, so moderators, please delete if you think it doesn't belong. Believe me, I'd understand, but I was literally wondering about this:

I was watching the first episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies," when they're still in the country. As Jethro and his mother, Pearl, came along, I started to wonder about just exactly whose "Granny" Granny was, and so forth, and lo and behold! There's a website for that!

People take this seriously, but apparently, I'm one of them and got a good laugh out of it. I also go around looking up real people's pasts when watching shows "about real people" to find out "the truth," if I can

Here's the link to the BH Genealogical Site: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...es/ywADBMPLASo

And here's the YouTube link to the first episode, if you want to try to work it out as you go:
The Beverly Hillbillies - The Clampetts Strike Oil, Season 1, Number 1 Full Episode - YouTube

Have a nice day, now, y'hear?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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That's cute and it's a good indication of how we family historians think. What an addiction.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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i like how they can link any person with any other person in four steps, like how they can link today president with that first slave in america. not saying that wrong, but i can't get pass 1850.

its seem like all the hollywood people are related to others like royalty
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:35 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Maybe Granny is her own grandma.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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FWIW, there are 11000+ entries for Adam with spouse Eve on Rootsweb WorldConnect, altough a lot of them are repetitive from the same posters.

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Global Search
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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It's not surprising, other fictional stories with lots of characters have their own wikis with family tree charts and stuff. Such as: A Wiki of Ice and Fire
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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It's adorable. It reminds me of those immense family trees Soaps have.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Like a lot of genealogists, I read mysteries. And my heart always leaps just a bit when I open a new one, and it begins with a family tree!
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Like a lot of genealogists, I read mysteries. And my heart always leaps just a bit when I open a new one, and it begins with a family tree!
Funny but I've never read mysteries but I love the mysteries in genealogy. Well, I love it when they're solved. Last year I discovered a new author whose books I really love and, just as you describe, her stories cover generations of people. (Kate Morton, an Australian author, if anyone is interested.)
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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Like a lot of genealogists, I read mysteries. And my heart always leaps just a bit when I open a new one, and it begins with a family tree!
That's funny.

Although my late mother was a librarian so I always had a bit of an inclination toward genealogy, I bought my first Genealogy program back around 2000 for a writing project I was working on with a friend. At some point I was typing names into the family tree and thought: "OMG, I could be doing this with REAL PEOPLE," and thus, a hobby began.
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