The following is an announcement from the New England Historic Genealogical Society:
NEHGS is pleased to announce the launch of senior research scholar Gary Boyd Roberts' new website, NotableKin.org! Just in time for election day, the website contains full genealogical charts of both presidential candidates, which show their connections through at least eight Massachusetts and English ancestors. You can also download your own pedigree charts and family group sheets to help you keep track of your own connections. The website, which is accessible to all, will soon feature an interview with Gary, in which he discusses his thirty years at NEHGS. Links to selected articles he has authored on celebrities, royalty, politicians, and other Notable Kin will also be added at a later date.
Visit NotableKin.org at http://www.notablekin.org/
In related news, Gary was recently interviewed on the topic of presidential candidates and their families for the National Public Radio show Marketplace. The segment, titled "I'm related to Kerry and Bush. Are you?," is available from the Marketplace archives at http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2004/10/05_mpp.html. You must have either the RealAudio or Windows Media player installed on your computer in order to listen (both players are available as free downloads from http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/site/help/).