Would you rather be related to a U.S. President, a king or queen, or to some other famous person? If you go back far enough, you may very well find some direct or collateral link to someone famous. However, it is also possible, if not probable, that you are related to a more infamous individual, such as a bank robber, a murderer, or some other less illustrious personage.
It may seem that researching an ancestor whose name and reputation are somewhat high- profile would be an easy task. Just go to the library, locate a published biography, read it, and enter data into your genealogical database. WRONG!
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