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Notable Kin : An Anthology of Columns First Published in the NEHGS <all caps> Nexus, 1986-1995 Hardcover – April 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0936124179 ISBN-10: 0936124172

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  • Hardcover: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Carl Boyer (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936124172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936124179
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,741,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael K. Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 22, 2002
Format: Hardcover
There's something most of us find fascinating about the lineages of persons of note, whether they're royalty, U.S. presidents, movie stars, military leaders, or literary and historical figures like Pocahontas and Louisa May Alcott. The Virginia ancestry of the Queen Mother is relatively well known, as are the New England cousins of the late Princess of Wales and the Duchess of York -- but did you know Elvis Presley, Jimmy Carter, and Jesse Helms are all collaterally related? Roberts is probably the leading expert at this sort of thing, especially when it comes to uncovering surprising connections, like the British royal descent of Karl Marx's wife (whose grandmother was Scottish), and he carefully lays out examples of what might be called "genealogical evolution," demonstating that genealogy really is inclusive, not exclusive. Many British, European, and American contemporaries are much more closely related than we often realize. There are also a number of descents contributed by guest columnists which maintain the same high standard of documentation.
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