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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Six Genealogical Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Gary Boyd Roberts' latest installment of Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources at NewEnglandAncestors.org includes ancestral lines of Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Kevin Bacon, and the Baldwin brothers, among others. If you're related to all of these people, then you're probably already in show business.

The folks over at The Onion suggested in 2002 that "If you trace your family back six generations, you should arrive at the great-great-great-great grandfather of Kevin Bacon." In truth, the connection may be more direct: Kevin Bacon may be your brother.

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