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  •  If Anglo Saxons only need apply (4+ / 0-)
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    mayim, llywrch, nellgwen, Janet 707

    then Obama is good to go.  As part of his heritage, Obama is a direct descendant of Alfred the Great, Anglo Saxon King of England.  He is also descended from the Scottish Kings.  Henry I, King of England, married the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland (guy who killed Macbeth, his first cousin).  Which makes the Kings of Scotland, all the way back to the del Riata and Kenneth MacAlpine, Obama's direct grandparents.  Obama is a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth, who also claims descent from Scottish kings.

    I'm Obama's eighth cousin, fifth cousin of Jimmy Carter, and second cousin of Thomas Jefferson, and I share his lineage going back to England and Scotland.  By my count, Obama is related to 19 American presidents.

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