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Old 02-08-2014, 09:35 PM
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When you say that they're your grandparents, I assume you mean that they're your however many times removed great-grandparents (that or you're among the legions of the undead). What's the line that you descend from?

Also, I don't know anything on the Esteps, but Google seems to have a lot of results. You might also want to check out ancestry.com.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:29 PM
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I'm not the expert in my family. I do know that I'm directly descended from king john Who is my grandfather. And Eleanor of Aquitaine who by direct descent is my grandmother. And I'm not exactly sure but my aunt said were related to the Plantagenets. I don't have all the facts however.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:10 AM
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Well, a little background knowledge to help clarify some of your royal ancestry.

Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England. Henry was the first king belonging to the royal house known now as the Plantagenets. They had a slew of children, but eventually their youngest son, John, came to the throne. The 800th anniversary of John's death is in a couple of years.

John had 5 legitimate children, of whom 4 had children themselves, from whom you could possibly descend. He also had at least 13 illegitimate children.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:10 AM
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I'm not the expert in my family. I do know that I'm directly descended from king john Who is my grandfather. And Eleanor of Aquitaine who by direct descent is my grandmother. And I'm not exactly sure but my aunt said were related to the Plantagenets. I don't have all the facts however.
Yes you would be related to the Plantagenet's if you are a descendant of King John as he himself was a Plantagenet. His mother was Eleanor of Aquitaine and his father Henry II. John was the great-great-grandson of William the Conqueror - William to Henry I to Matilda to Henry II to John. That is the same degree of difference between Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.

We know that there are a few million who claim descent from one of the early Edward's (III I think but it might be I) and John was an ancestor of both of them so there are probably even another million or so who can claim descent from John given his legitimate and illegitimate children and the numbers of legitimate and illegitimate children in future generations.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:20 AM
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Claim what? The Crown Jewels?
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:55 PM
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Not at all. I would just like to claim relations to the queen because I love British history and I think it would be an Honor just to say you're a part of that history by being related to the royal family.

I do appreciate all of the help. You all have been so kind! I love talking about this kind of subject and you all have helped clarify a lot!

So my other question is, assuming I'm a legitimate child and a direct descendant of king john. Would that make me a close relation to the queen or is there no point in claiming?
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:23 PM
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So my other question is, assuming I'm a legitimate child and a direct descendant of king john. Would that make me a close relation to the queen or is there no point in claiming?

John died almost 800 years ago. The Queen is his 25x-great-granddaughter (through one of her many lines of descent from him; she descends from 5 of his 18 children).

Mathematically speaking, they've shown that there are likely more living descendants of Edward III than the entire population of Britain. Edward was John's 2x-great-grandson. Furthering that line; mathematically speaking all people in Europe (except those who have recently immigrated to the continent) have a common ancestor living just 600 years ago. Further, every person of European ancestry is descended from 80% of Europeans living just 1000 years ago, while none of the other 20% of Europeans living 1000 years ago have any currently living descendants.
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So my other question is, assuming I'm a legitimate child and a direct descendant of king john. Would that make me a close relation to the queen or is there no point in claiming?
You would be an extremely distant relative of The Queen's - nice to say but not worth contacting her and claiming any sort of relationship.
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Thanks guys. If I get anymore information I will let you know more details
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I have been told my great grandmother sophia was a queen. I guess my great grandfathers name was fredrik, other great grandmother is anna, great great grandmother pauline. What is the best way for me to research this and prove it to be ? Ive never done something like this. Can someone help ?

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:32 AM
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I would start by tracing the line from your great grandmother to you, filling in the names, birth and death dates, and where they lived. Gathering that will help you determine what monarchies and what time period you should be looking at.
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Don't you know in which country they lived?
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