Monday, March 5, 2012

A Distant Relative?

I am my families historian. I am so intrigued by history and I especially love learning more and more about my ancestors. I love finding out where I am from, where my "mother land" is and who I am related to. What I have found out is I am pretty much all German with little nuggets of Irish. At first, it was pretty boring finding out who my ancestors were. I went as far back as I could on my dad's side of the family (both paternal and maternal) and it just listed off German ancestors. On my mom's side, however, I found out something especially interesting. It was on her dad's side of the family. As I clicked on the little leaves on (they give more hints of additional, potential relatives), I kept going back farther and farther in time. Pretty soon, I found myself finding someone in the 1500's. Wow. And she happened to be the sister of one of Henry VIII wives! Whaaaaat???

There you have it folks. I'm royalty by marriage and Henry VIII is my great, great, great, great, great uncle... er... cousin?? in law. Not sure if I need another great in that list but you get the idea. Haha! 

This layout was created using the current challenge at All About Me. We are creating layouts based on our heritage. To see the rest of the Creative Team's layouts click here

What surprising things have you learned about your heritage? I'd love to hear about it!

P.S. Mark your calendars! The SFTIO design team is having a Blog Hop this weekend. You won't want to miss it. :)


soapHOUSEmama said...

Well, how cool is that???? Love your LO. One of my relatives was on the mayflower :)

Madeline said...

What a fun thing to it!

Ashley Rock said...

Love, Love, Love your layout!!

Erica said...

Cool! My grandmother did a lot of research when she went to Ireland about 10 years ago. Turns out, we're related (very distantly) to the Earl of Antrim. She got to have tea with him.

Penny said...

Sorry (bowing appropriately low!) I had no idea Your Highness! LOL how cool is that! I bet that was fun to find out! Love the layout!
Love Penny

Stacy Cohen said...

That is so cool! What a fun discovery. And now I can say that I've met actual royalty. :)

The layout is beautiful! I love the row of punched paper strips.

See ya tomorrow at the Hop!