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Fun & Famous Family Trees

Explore the ancestry and family trees of fun and fascinating people, including royalty, nobility, presidents, famous historical figures, famous women, Greek and Roman gods, and a variety of fictional characters from books and television.
  1. Historical Figures (11)
  2. African Americans (12)
  3. Celebrities & Stars (10)
  4. Famous Females (8)
  5. Fictional Characters (10)
  6. Greek Gods (6)
  7. Mayflower & Pilgrims (13)
  8. Presidents (16)
  9. Royalty (10)
  10. Sports Stars (6)
  11. Medieval Dynastic Tables

Researching Famous (or Infamous) Ancestors
Am I related to someone famous? A movie star, bank robber, queen, or hero of the Wild West? If you suspect a famous ancestor in your family tree, try these research steps and techniques to help you prove (or disprove) the famous connection

The French Ancestry of J.K. Rowling
The French ancestry of JK Rowling includes a WWI veteran, tailors, stone masons, illegitimacy and more.

Famous Americans in the 1940 Census
Explore the lives of famous Americans, as seen through the lens of the 1940 U.S. Census. Famous actors, sports stars, authors, artists, and scientists are all represented in the 1940 census, including well-known celebrities such as Clark Gable, Albert Einstein, E. E. Cummings, Babe Ruth, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ancestry of Jimmy Stewart
Beloved American actor Jimmy Stewart was born to typical small-town roots in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where his father owned the local hardware store. His parent's Western Pennsylvania roots both date back to the 1770s.

J. K. Rowling Family Tree
Learn about the English, Scottish and French roots of Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling, also known as Joanne Rowling. Surnames include Rowling, Rawlings, Hill, Westwood, Holmes, Bulgen, Warner, Card, Volant, Smith and Campbell.

Hunting for Witches in the Family Tree
Searching for witches in the family tree.

Biographies of Notable Women
Explore the biographies of many notable women, both living and dead, including Marie Antoinette, Emily Dickinson, Sally Ride, Harriett Tubman, Fannie Farmer, and many more. From Women's History Guide, Jone Johnson Lewis.

Clark Gable & Carole Lombard in the 1940 Census
See Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author of "The Greatest Generation," as a 2-month-old baby in the 1940 US census, living in a hotel in Bristol, South Dakota, with his parents, Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw and Eugenia "Jean" (Conley) Brokaw.

Clint Eastwood in the 1940 Census
See Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author of "The Greatest Generation," as a 2-month-old baby in the 1940 US census, living in a hotel in Bristol, South Dakota, with his parents, Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw and Eugenia "Jean" (Conley) Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw in the 1940 Census
See Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author of "The Greatest Generation," as a 2-month-old baby in the 1940 US census, living in a hotel in Bristol, South Dakota, with his parents, Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw and Eugenia "Jean" (Conley) Brokaw.

Database of the Higher Nobility in Europe
The database contains 250,000 people, including all European royals, dukes, marquesses, and earls. Although there are links for several languages, the biographies are in German.

Genealogies of the Famous (and Infamous)
Biographies and family trees of pioneering aviator, Amelia Earhart; Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales; Margaret Tobin aka Molly Brown, Titanic survivor; and accused murderess, Lizzie Borden. From I Dream of Genealogy Family History Research.

Fraudulent Lineages
Dedicated to notifying the genealogical community of blatantly fraudulent lineages, often compiled with the purpose of linking someone to a "famous" ancestor.

Notable Women Ancestors
Biographical and genealogical information on female ancestors who were historically significant or just plain led interesting lives. 

Pocahontas Descendants
View several family tree charts of the descendants of Powhatan, father of Pocahontas from David Morenus. Includes suggestions on tracing possible descent from Pocahontas and information on several "dubious" Pocahontas descendants.

Popes and Saints
Learn more about the royal and/or noble ancestry of a number of popes and canonized saints. From the University of Hull's Royal Genealogical Database.

Russian Royal Family
The Romanov's Genealogical Tree with links to several members of the Russian Royal family.

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