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World’s biggest family tree?

World’s biggest family tree?

A Somerset grandfather has spent £20,000 and 28 years tracing his family tree back 1,500 years.

Roy Blackmore found he is related to both William the Conqueror and Alfred the Great, reports The Sun. Now he wants a place in the Guinness Book of Records for working out the biggest family tree in the world.

Mr Blackmore, 76, from Taunton, identified 9,390 ancestors, including a Wild West cowboy, a French king and Civil War soldiers, dating back to 500AD.

He linked himself through 37 generations to William the Conqueror in the 11th Century and 45 generations to Alfred the Great in 880AD.

He began his research because he was orphaned as a child and wanted to learn more about his family.

July 14, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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