We’re Related App by Ancestry.com

The Social GeneaSphere has been ablaze since Ancestry.com released their We’re Related app on October 19th. It is an app that “taps into 70 million family trees, 8 billion connections, and 6 million profiles to expertly connect you to possible notable or nearby relations.” 1



 I downloaded the app and yes, it is very fun! After looking through the connections to the famous and not so famous, I saw the potential for more research into their computer-generated findings.

My friend Randy Seaver came out with a chart he made in Excel which inspired me to do the same. 2 Instead of a comments column, I decided to add whether they were related on my Paternal side or my Maternal side. I will need a whole other sheet just for notes, comments, and findings.

Click below to open the chart.


Below is a tally generated by the app as of 16 November 2016.


 Another friend of mine, Russ Worthington (Cousin Russ), has been incorporating his app findings with his own Ancestry tree. 3 There is a lot to do with these findings — it’s not all fun and games… although it is a little fun!

Show 3 footnotes

  1. See “Meet the We’re Related App” Ancestry.com  (http://www.ancestry.com/wererelated/share/ : accessed 16 November 2016).
  2. “I Started a We’re Related Mobile App Cousin Relationship Table” Genea-Musings (http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/11/i-started-were-related-mobile-app.html : accessed 16 November 2016).
  3. “We’re Related APP–Update” A Worthington Weblog (https://worthy2be.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/were-related-app-update/ : accessed 16 November 2016).


  1. Jana Last


    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/11/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-november-18_18.html

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Paul Hawthorn (Post author)

      Thank you, Jana! Sorry for the lag in response, I’m still getting used to WordPress.


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