May 8, 2013

Charlemagne's DNA & Our Universal Royalty

Carl Zimmer, Phenomena


AP Photo

Nobody in my past was hugely famous, at least that I know of. I vaguely recall that an ancestor of mine who shipped over on the Mayflower distinguished himself by falling out of the ship and having to get fished out of the water. He might be notable, I guess, but hardly famous. It is much more fun to think that I am a bloodline descendant of Charlemagne. And in 1999, Joseph Chang gave me permission to think that way.

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TAGGED: Ancestry, Genealogy, Charlemagne