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This is a killer story that can get us a LOT of traffic. BBC reports a story that Obama and Cheney are related. This is a breaking story, and could generate us some traffic over the next year due to the length of the elections in the U.S. Let's make our treatment the best so we can get some links from Yahoo news, blogs, etc. Common ancestor is Mareen Duvall (c1630) immigrant from France. ~ Phlox 20:32, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

I heard it on NZ radio today; "8th-cousin"? We must get our page name standards sorted out before the rush. I guess I'll have to remind myself where we are at with that. Robin Patterson 06:18, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
President Truman is connected too. -AMK152(TalkContributions 23:43, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
That's great. Because you used the info pages, incorporation into the family tree was fairly automatic. Here is a descendants tree showing Obama, Truman and that other guy. Mareen Duvall (c1630)/tree~ Phlox 16:23, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Some progress since then. We are now ready to display an ancestry tree for Michelle Obama, I think, thanks to AMK152 and "new boy" Thurstan. Robin Patterson 01:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)