U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Genealogy
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-07-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
39,229 posts, read 48,216,914 times
Reputation: 66791

Advertisements

Not for me. I don’t want a bunch of famous people bothering me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-07-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
12,806 posts, read 5,024,051 times
Reputation: 24652
I wonder if people ever try to contact these famous people they are "related" to? That would be one ill side effect of the app.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-07-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
9,269 posts, read 14,335,220 times
Reputation: 12085
Quote:
Originally Posted by PriscillaVanilla View Post
I wonder if people ever try to contact these famous people they are "related" to? That would be one ill side effect of the app.
Celebrities get contacted by fans all the time, regardless of this app. I doubt the app has much influence. The app doesn't allow you to contact the celebrities, if that's what you're thinking. You'd have to try to contact them the same way any fan does - fan mail address, Twitter, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-08-2018, 01:59 PM
 
780 posts, read 888,420 times
Reputation: 534
Haven't tried this yet. My cousin George found out he's related to John Phillip Sousa. Now I'm not sure what connection to my side of the family there might be. Kevin James and his brother Gary Valentine, are cousins of mine.Their real last name is Knipfingand we share the same great great grandmother, Regina Eva Hemmelman Hilpert Knipfing. She married first my great grandfather's father Geog in Himmelstadt ,Bavaria. When he died of an illness, she then married Micheal Knipfing of the same town. That's how I'm kevin's cousin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2018, 12:47 PM
 
16,222 posts, read 8,527,364 times
Reputation: 8353
I've used it and think it is just entertainment unless you can verify the connections.

I got links to the following:

George Washington
Elizabeth Taylor
Hank Williams Jr.
Gen George Patton
George C Scott

All of them are supposedly connected to me through a 5th great grandmother with the surname of Bass. I have never been able to confirm the 5th great grandmother's parentage. Since I believe this app is just based on your ancestry tree I don't understand how it can just automatically assign parents/grandparents/etc., to an ancestor if there is not DNA match.

Note, my grandfather's DNA recently came back and he is a closer link to my Bass line since they are maternal relatives of his, but I'm not sure about this app and if it is based on both the tree and DNA or just the tree and they guessed at parentage of my Bass 5th great grandmother based on her approximate year of birth and place of birth. I'm doing some research on who they say is my 5th great grandmother's father. FWIW I did have him on a list of potential parents for her based on location and his age, but I've never been able to confirm the connection.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2018, 06:28 PM
 
9,296 posts, read 5,544,545 times
Reputation: 9554
i still dont understand, why would i want an app on my phone to tell me im related to famous people. computer maybe but why a phone that i walk around with all day
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-14-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
9,269 posts, read 14,335,220 times
Reputation: 12085
Quote:
Originally Posted by brownbagg View Post
i still dont understand, why would i want an app on my phone to tell me im related to famous people. computer maybe but why a phone that i walk around with all day
What difference does it make?

If you don't want it, don't use it. Problem solved.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Genealogy
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top