Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun Genealogy

I received an email from WikiTree It claims I am 24 connections removed from Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI and sister to Cesare Borgia, who was said to be the model for Machiavelli's prince, in "The Prince". I don't clam any Italian ancestry, but who knows? WikiTree likes to connect everyone to Lucrezia Borgia. This link may work

The Borgias were certainly an interesting family. As they endeavored to control church and state, I get the impression that they were very dangerous enemies and dangerous friends as well. If they invited you to dinner, you might be doomed whether you accepted or not. Lucrezia was said to wear a hollow ring where she would keep a favorite poison as a special treat for some of her guests. But this is just old gossip and slander, repeated over the past 500 years by their enemies. She may have been a very nice person. She was certainly intelligent and had a remarkable education for a noble woman of her time.


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