Sacré Charlemagne

Earlier I mentioned that I could trace my family tree back to Emperor Charlemagne through one of my great great grandparents, and I thought that I would make a short video showing at least one way I make that connection. There is nothing exceptional about this in any way. Many geneticists and statisticians have concluded that anyone of European ancestry should trace at least one route back to the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire who lived in the eighth & ninth centuries A.D. I covered this topic in two chapters in my book, Gathering Leaves. For more information on this topic, please see the Wikipedia article Pedigree Collapse.

Bonus Video: a little something from my favorite ye-ye girl, France Gall

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