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From: Tony Hansen <>
Subject: Re: [DK] royal connections
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 21:12:23 -0400
References: <000401c20f20$bffb9020$bc68ff3e@default> <004001c20f36$05305760$105f07d1@agutenkauf>
The 6 degrees of separation is not through familial relationships, it's
through "aquaintance" relationships. That is, you know someone who knows
someone else who knows someone else who knows someone else who knows
someone else who knows that other person. The theory is that the chain
from you to that other person is no more than 6 in length. Some recent
conjectures say the gap may have narrowed to a smaller number.
> Isn't there a maxim or some such about 6 degrees of separation between us
> and everyone else? Tho' I'm not sure I want to be that close to some of the
> people on the World Family Tree (if there is such a thing).
>> It seems we ALL descend from royalty - I was given these websites by
>> the listowner of the DNA-Rootsweb list.