In The Genes - The Jaeger/Benjamin Family History
A Jaeger Journal Website Created by JJWP Consultants, Farmington Hills, MI
"Every family has its ups and downs" - so said Kathryn Hepburn in "The Lion In Winter" and ours is no exception, though we didn't think we quite had the issues Henry II had when those words were spoken! Since our last update of this site we find that maybe we had that and more. Actually Katherine Hepburn's role and Peter O'Toole's follow relatively closely to historic fact and Eleanor and Henry are both part of our genealogical family through my Aunt Cecile Sowell. Okay its a bit far out but this is how Family Tree Maker charts it:
Eleanor of AQUITAINE Queen of ENGLAND is the 13th great grandmother of wife of 4th great grand
uncle of wife of stepson of 3rd great grand uncle of wife of uncle of Richard A Jaeger
So Robin and the rest of Uncle Randie's part of the family - we need to discuss what titles you want to claim LOL. Seriously, or relatively so, I have gone back to the year 550 and we can claim one hell of a bunch of relatives from Kings and Dukes to a first Tsar of Rus (well before the Romonovs or before it was called Russia)
My maternal family is also rather interesting - haven't gone back as far but records are less complete when you aren't a Duke or King or Earl. Nonetheless they are pretty good and rather fascinating. We have gone back to 1275 in Spain and moving forward have found some of the most important Sephardi Rabbis in Europe as relatives. One in particular was Abraham Ben Benjamin Zacuto. A Rabbi and scholar and a scientist, he devised the charts carried to the New World by Columbus and legend says his son was on all three voyages, making this cousin the first Jew to set foot in North America. The Zacutos like the Kollems and Coronels eventually settled in Holland and from there went to England (where they became cousins of mine via my 4th great grandparents and then spread around the world. I will embarrass one cousin, Joolie Collins (a fifth cousin)- she is my age and lives in Sydney and is considered a national treasure because of her ballet dancing. But going further her dad received the Victoria Cross, equivalent to an American Medal of Honor and we have copies of his writings from some of the battles he fought as well as a photo of him in a trench in World War I.
Enjoy the updated report and we will continue to search and report back to you.
The Complete Genealogy Reporter document (available by password only):
This is a report created from a "Gedcom" file in a narrative format.
The "Direct Relations" section reports the details of individuals who have a direct family connection to Richard A Jaeger. The section is broken into sub-sections for each generation, within which the individuals are listed in order of closeness of relationship. The sequence numbers are used throughout the document to cross-reference back to the detailed entry of an individual.
"Indirect Relations" sections report the details of individuals who do not have a direct family connection to Richard A Jaeger, but do have direct family connections to an individual who is reported within the "Direct Relations" section, or within another section of indirect relations.
For example, Dick's mother and aunt are "direct relations" while his aunt's husband's brother would be indirect - still genealogically related but not a direct "blood" relative, like a brother, sister or parent (and their spouses). There can be a multitude of different relationships between two people, both direct and indirect, obvious and obtuse. A typical "indirect relation" for example might be the following explanation for how Caryn is related to Dick(other than "wife" which is the obvious direct relationship):
"Caryn Brodie is the 2nd cousin 1x removed of husband of sister-in-law of husband of wife of brother-in-law
of sister-in-law of brother-in-law of 3rd great grand aunt of Richard A Jaeger"
With a narrative section, each generation is shown as a separate subsection, within which the individuals are listed in order of the closeness of their relationship to Richard A Jaeger.
Click on the link below and follow the directions to reach the report - it is lengthy and does take time to load and to move around in some cases, depending of course on your operating speed and internet connection speed.
The Complete Genealogy Reporter (password required)
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