A Canadian man has recently challenged that he is a long lost son or “love child” if you will, of J. F. Kennedy, our beloved former President. I did find a Kennedy surname website that has already conducted a few DNA tests. [ http://www.kennedydna.com/kennedy_one_name_study.htm ] The Seattle PI has published an article today about the gossipy story. [ http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/350943_jfkson12.html?source=mypi ]
Genealogy Today has posted several articles as early as 2001 that have questioned another President’s lineage, Abraham Lincoln. I wonder if conducting a DNA analysis would settle the issues raised several years ago in 2001 before DNA analysis became so popular in genealogy? You may read an essay here. [ http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/lincoln/genesis.pdf ] I haven’t researched much information about the 16th President or sought online if there has been a proposed DNA analysis of Lincoln’s lineage, but I have collected a few articles that I found interesting.
Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday is being celebrated by three states: Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. [ http://www.lincolnadventures.com/ ] – “During the period from February 12, 2008 through February, 2010, the states of Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana, where Abraham Lincoln was born, grew up and began his most interesting journey, will join with the rest of our nation to produce an unprecedented celebration of his life and contributions.”
A flatboat is also coming to New Orleans late this year (September 2008) in his honor and appropriately titled, “Lincoln’s Journey of Remembrance.” It is a re-enactment of Lincoln’s historic 1828 trip to New Orleans from Indiana on the Mississippi River. It was a trip that shaped and influenced Lincoln’s views on slavery from the docks of New Orleans. USA Today back in November 2007 published the story.
[ http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2007-11-27-lincoln-flatboat-journey_N.htm ]
- After 200 Years, Still Learning About Lincoln by Sandra Smith of the Verona NJ Historical Society
- Flatboat journey to New Orleans – Lincoln’s Journey of Remembrance
- Tri State Lincoln Bicentennial Celeberation
- Genealogy.com Abe Lincoln’s Family Tree
- Genealogy Today Lincoln Links
- Genealogy Today Lincoln Heritage Challenged