President James Garfield – take 2.

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We’re Related decided to re-notify me that James A Garfield was my 7th cousin 4 times removed — previous notification had him as 6th cousin, 4 times removed.  Apparently, there was a correction to the lineage projections made and one generation was added to both of us.  In the previous notice, William Holbrook (1620-1699) was our MRCA.  He is my 9th great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor in that lineage.  Eunice Holbrook (1658-1699) was reported as his daughter.  In the most recent reporting, Grandfather William is Eunice’s uncle and our MRCA is now Thomas Holbrook (1599-1677), the father of William and his brother John (1617-1699).  I think someone guessed at Eunice being William’s daughter back a number of months ago and in the intervening time someone else has moved her from William to John.  Interesting take on the fluidity in the Ancestry world!

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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