Which Barbara are you most closely connected to?

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To memorialize her recent passing, we're featuring Barbara Walters, renowned journalist, in the Connection Finder along with other famous Barbaras.

Here are some other beloved Babs:

Which one is most closely connected to you? If you're one of the 28.1 million of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

In addition to the above and our many Featured Connections, you can check your connections to any category on WikiTree, such as Journalists or Famous Actors of the 20th Century. Click the green MyConnections button in the upper right hand corner of the category page.

Let us know how you're related below. If you want to share your connection on social media with cousins and friends, click the "get shareable image" below the results, e.g. Kirstie Alley and Barbara Walters. Then just upload it along with the URL of your direct connection. (Please refrain from sharing your connection on the featured profiles themselves, though. It clutters conversations on research and collaboration. Thanks!)

Barbara's current CC7 (connection count within 7 degrees) is 79. Has yours changed from last week? It's likely that the higher your CC7, and the higher the CC7 of our featured connection, the closer you will be.

Join in with next week's Ontario feature by helping to choose and improve profiles for it.

in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (572k points)
reshown by Chris Whitten
Barbara Morehead (stage name Barbara Eden) is an 8th cousin and Taylor Swift is a 6th cousin through my maternal grandmother's grandmother.

30 Answers

+10 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
+9 votes

My closest connection is to Barbara Bush at 17 degrees.

Ancestors and Cousins:

17 degrees - Barbara Bush (11th cousins, 1x) - MRCA - Henry Howland
18 degrees - Barbara Palmer (8th cousins, 9x) - MRCA - John (Scrope) le Scrope
18 degrees - Bartley McRories (15th cousins, 2x) - MRCA - Jane (Gascoigne) Vavasour
18 degrees - Barbara Eden (21st cousins, 4x) - MRCA - Llywelyn ap lorwerth
19 degrees - Barbara Kazan (9th cousins, 2x) - MRCA - John Shaw Sr.
22 degrees - Barbara Cartland (19th cousins, 3x) - MRCA - Elizabeth (Plantagenet) de Bohun


24 degrees - Barbro Alving
24 degrees - Barbara Randolph
25 degrees - Barbara Walters
28 degrees - Barbara Frum
30 degrees - Barbara Windsor
34 degrees - Barbara Serf

by Shonda Feather G2G6 Pilot (154k points)
I'm 7th cousins, 1x removed from Barbara Bush, so I checked our connection - we're 17th cousins, for whatever that counts :)
8th cousin once removed  with Shonda. 13th cousin once removed with Barbara Bush. 17th cousin with Rob Neff. Hi folks..

Well hello, cousins, Rob and Frank! Always nice to meet new cousins! laugh

+9 votes
I am most closely connected to Barbara Cartland at 19 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
+9 votes

For me that would be Barbara (Pierce) Bush, we are sixth cousins, twice removed, being descendants of Samuel Ford and his wife, Sarah Baldwin.

Also, our ancestors were in Ohio at the same time, which is not a state that you think of when you think of Barbara Bush, but it's true!

by Dina Grozev G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
Hmm, I see a few connections... I'm also related to Barbara Bush, and 9th cousins once removed from you. Also, my wife is from Bulgaria, but ancestry there is tough to find. And my grandmother's side is from Ohio - Cincinnati and Athens specifically.
+11 votes
15 degrees from Barbara Eden. 6th cousin 2 times removed. MRCA Frances (Courtney) Nelson (abt 1682 - 1766).

17 degrees from Barbara Kazan.13th cousin 2 times removed. MRCA Mary (Berkeley) Johnes (abt. 1510 - aft 1657).

17 degrees from Barbara Palmer.6th cousin 9 times removed. MRCA Margred (ferch Morgan) St. John (abt 1462 - abt 1524).

18 degrees from Barbara Bush.13th cousin 1 time removed. MRCA Thomas Golding (1435 - 1505).

18 degrees from Barbara Cartland. 17th cousin. MRCA Isabella (Wadham) Hill (b abt 1375).

22 degrees from Barbara Randolph.

25 degrees from Barbro Alving.

25 degrees from Barbara Walters.

28 degrees from Barbara Frum.

29 degrees from Barbara Windsor.

31 degrees from Barbara Monique Serf..
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 7 (71.5k points)
edited by Frank Blankenship
+9 votes

20 degrees from Barbara Palmer 

by Roy Tonkin G2G6 Pilot (323k points)
+9 votes
15 degrees from Barbara Loden. I'm also a distant cousin, although that connection runs 34 degrees and we're 15th cousins twice removed, sharing a 14th great grandmother on my side and a 16th great grandmother on hers.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+10 votes
*  12 deg  Barbara Cartland  18C  *  14 deg  Barbara (Villiers) Palmer  3C10R  *  19 deg  Barbara Bush  14C1R  *  19 deg Barbara Eden  17C3R  *  19 deg  Barbara Kazan  14C1R  *
by John Thompson G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
+8 votes
B Palmer 5th cousin---almost royalty, kinda!
by K Smith G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
She was a power unto herself back then.  She kept her husband and her birth family in the circles of power in a crazy time of English history. Better than royalty, imho.
Politics as usual.
+10 votes
by Joel Zummak G2G6 Mach 1 (16.1k points)
+9 votes
15 degrees from Barbara Kazan (14th cousins, 1x removed)
16 degrees from Barbara Palmer (7th cousins, 11x removed)
17 degrees from Barbara Bush (9th cousins, 2x removed)
20 degrees from Barbara Eden (21st cousins, 1x removed)
21 degrees from Barbara Cartland (17th cousins, 3x removed)
21 degrees from Barbara Randolph
23 degrees from Barbara Walters
26 degrees from Barbro Alving
28 degrees from Barbara Frum
28 degrees from Barbara Windsor
30 degrees from Monique Serf
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)
+7 votes
17 degrees from Barbara Cartland.

She was the STEP grandmother of Lady Diana Spencer - and Diana was my 14th cousin!!

Diana was also a 6th cousin to MY 3rd cousin
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+8 votes
My closest by degrees is Barbara Palmer (16 degrees) followed by Barbara Cartland and Barbara Bush (17 degrees each).
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (729k points)
+9 votes
I am 18 degrees from Barbara Palmer

19 degrees from Barbara Cartland

24 degrees from Barbara Buch

27 degrees from Bartley McRorie

28 degrees from Barbara Kazan

29 degrees from Barbara Eden

29 degrees from Barbara Alving

30 degrees from Barbara Randolph

32 degrees from Monique Serf

33 degrees from Barbara Walters

33 degrees from Barbara Windsor

33 degrees from Barbara Frum
by Kari Undbekken G2G6 Mach 1 (12.9k points)
+8 votes

Barbara Bush - 13th cousins twice removed

Barbara Palmer - 14th cousins 11 times removed

Barbara Kazan - 21st cousins once removed

Barbara Cartland - 21st cousins 7 times removed

Barbara Eden - 24th cousins once removed

by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
+8 votes

I am most closely connected to Barbara Palmer at 17 degrees of separation.

by Tommy Buch G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Tommy Buch
+8 votes
17 Degrees from Barbara Palmer, Villiers-1, 8th cousin 10 times removed MRCA(s) Benedicta (Babington) Annesley, Babington-3, Hugh Annesley, Annesley-12

18 Degrees from Barbara Kazan, Loden-43, 18th cousin once removed MRCA(s) Isabel (Heyton) de Cotton, Heyton-1, Hugh (Cotton) de Cotton, Cotton-203

18 Degrees from Barbara Eden, Morehead-305, 22nd cousin three times removed MRCA(S) Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Ap_Iorwerth-26, Walter (Camers) de Cameis, Cameis-5

19 Degrees from Barbara Bush, Pierce-4, 9th cousin MRCA(s) 8th great-grandfathers Roger Langton-Langton-85, Ezekiel Richardson, Richardson-25

21 Degrees from Barbara Cartland, Cartland-10, 20th cousin once removed MRCA(s) Eve (Chaworth) de Tibetol, Chaworth-42, Robert (Tibetot) de Tibetot, Tibetot-5

23 Degrees from Barbara Randolph

25 Degrees from Barbro Alving

26 Degrees from Barbara Walters

29 Degrees from Barbara Windsor

29 Degrees from Barbara Frum

33 Degrees from Monique Serf
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 3 (38.5k points)
edited by Mildred Gillett
+7 votes
Here are mine:

19 degrees from Barbara Bush (7th 5xr mrca Ephraim and Ann Wheeler, 241 common anc.)

19 degrees from Barbara Eden (11th 1xr mrca Elizabeth and Nathaniel Foote, 20 common anc.)

19 degrees from Barbara Palmer (9th 9xr mrca Elizabeth and Robert Goushill, 257 common anc.)

20 degrees from Barbara Cartland (19th 2r mrca Elizabeth and Humphrey de Bohun, 35 common anc.)

20 degrees from Barbara Kazan (9th 3xr mrca Anna and Samuel Allen, 192 common anc.)

23 degrees from Barbara Randolph, only through marriages

24 degrees from Barbro Alving, only through marriages.

24 degrees from Barbara Walters, only through marriages

27 degrees from Barbara Frum, only through marriages

28 degrees from Barbara Windsor, only through marriages

33 degrees from Monique Serf, only through marriages

As I read through the other responses, I realize I must be related to just about all of the other posters.  What a tiny world it really is.
by BB Sahm G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
edited by BB Sahm

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