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Scott Brown & President Obama Are Related

Wow, the things that genealogy can uncover is truly amazing. A genealogist has discovered that newly elected Massachusetts governor Scott Brown & our illustrious president Barack Obama are actually related. Now, I can’t see any physical resemblances between these 10th cousins.The only family trait that these cousins share are their spectacularly great looks. They also have made their mark in politics.

I wonder how they feel about being distant cousins. Kinda weird,isn’t it?

Here’s more from The Wall Street Journal:

President Barack Obama can add a new name to the list of things he calls Scott Brown: cousin.

Genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society said today that the president and the Republican senator-elect from Massachusetts are 10th cousins. Obama’s mother and Brown’s mother are both descendents of Richard Singletary of Haverhill, Mass., who died in 1687.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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