My new way of flipping through vast distant relatives (doesn’t have to be blood relatives – ex-husband’s 40th cousin’s spare cat’s favorite toy last March will do) to find ancient ancestors is working amazingly well.
I flipped through three folks in sequence that I had no relationship to, but THEY each had relationships with each other and because the way I GOT to those 3 was through a far off relationship the NEXT pulled up a shocker:
I’m a tiny bit of Khan, down the line of
Elisabeth the Cuman
Stephen V of Hungary
as is a whole bunch of folks. It also explains some REALLY ODD DNA connections where I only share a FEW centimeters of DNA with (which blow my mind anyway) who live in far off places.
I double checked with my Mom’s DNA and she passed all her bit of Khan down to me.