Which Ghostbuster (and associates) are you most closely connected to?

+12 votes

Who you gonna call?


June 8th is Ghostbusters Day, so we're featuring Ghostbusters and others from the movie franchise in the Connection Finder this week, starting with the director, Ivan Reitman, who passed away earlier this year.

Which one is most closely connected to you? If you're one of the 26.1 million of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

Special feature: Check out how you're connected to other notables by using the green MyConnections button in the upper right hand corner of the category page. Browse related categories like Ghostbusters, Hollywood Actors, and Famous Directors of the 20th Century.

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. Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis. 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!)

Help us with next week's Science Fiction Authors feature by helping to choose and improve profiles for it.

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15 Answers

+5 votes


Apparently, I'm closely related to Annie Potts (who knew!!).  6th cousins three times removed!

ago by Eileen Robinson G2G6 Mach 6 (64.2k points)
edited ago by Eileen Robinson
+6 votes
I am most closely connected to Charles Dance, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver at 25 degrees.
ago by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (145k points)
+6 votes
19 degrees from Kristen Wiig (8th cousins, 2x removed)
19 degrees from Dan Aykroyd
20 degrees from J. K. Simmons (14th cousins, 1x removed)
21 degrees from Annie Potts (18th cousins, 1x removed)
21 degrees from Sigourney Weaver (11th cousins, 1x removed)
25 degrees from Charles Dance
25 degrees from Melissa McCarthy
25 degrees from Bill Murray
25 degrees from Max von Sydow (17th cousins, 3x removed)
26 degrees from Ivan Reitman
29 degrees from Harold Ramis
ago by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 6 (66.1k points)
edited ago by Mike Wells
+6 votes
18 degrees from J. K. Simmons.

19 degrees from Annie Potts. 13th cousin once removed. MRCA Gaynor (ferch Robert) Puleston (abt 1495 - ?).

21 degrees from Segourny Weaver. 17th cousin once removed. MRCA Reynold Grey (1362 - 1440).

23 degrees from Dan Ackroyd.

24 degrees from Kristen Wiig. 19th cousin once removed. MRCA John Hamilton IV of Cadzow (abt 1371 - abt 1407),

24 degrees from Ivan Reitman.

24 degrees from Max von Sydow. 12th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA David Drummond (abt 1515 - abt 1571),

25 degrees from Melissa McCarthy.

28 degrees from Charles Dance.

28 degrees from Harold Ramis.

30 degrees from Bill Murray.
ago by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 4 (48.5k points)
+6 votes

Max von Sydow -  21st cousins three times removed

Sigourney Weaver - 22nd cousins 7 times removed

Annie Potts - 25th cousins three times removed

Kristen Wiig - 28th cousins

ago by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 8 (87.7k points)
+5 votes
21 degrees from Annie Potts and J.K. Simmons and 22 degrees from Max von Sydow and Sigourney Weaver.  Closest relative is Max von Sydow at 11th cousin, 2 times removed.
ago by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (457k points)
+3 votes
33 degrees from Ivan Reitman

26 degrees from Dan Aykroyd

27 degrees from Charles Dance

32 degrees from Melissa McCarthy

35 degrees from Bill Murray

26 degrees from Annie Potts

36 degrees from Harold Ramis

27 degrees from J. K. Simmons

26 degrees from Max Von Sydow

28 degrees from Sigourney Weaver

30 degrees from Kristen Wiig
ago by Roy Tonkin G2G6 Mach 5 (54.0k points)
+4 votes

Closest to Max Von Sydow he's my 17th cousin once removed.surprise

ago by Cindy Alexander G2G1 (1.5k points)
+4 votes
ago by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (133k points)
edited ago by Jennifer Robins
+3 votes

Dan Aykroyd - 25 degrees

Charles Dance - 30 degrees

Melissa McCarthy - 27 degrees

Bill Murray - 30 degrees

Annie Potts - 24 degrees (22nd cousin twice removed)

Harold Ramis - 31 degrees

Ivan Reitman - 30 degrees

J. K. Simmons - 20 degrees (17th cousin 4 times removed)

Max von Sydow - 26 degrees (20th cousin 3 times removed)

Sigourney Weaver - 21 degrees (9th cousin twice removed)

Kristin Wiig - 25 degrees (11th cousin once removed)

ago by Joel Zummak G2G3 (3.3k points)
+3 votes
Well in this top count down, I am closest connected to Sigourney Weaver.

However, if you dial up old neighbors, I am only two degrees from the Tall Woman at the party.  In fact, I attended her first wedding.  Her sister is my second mother.

"And there ya have 'em."
ago by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (431k points)
Maybe if we start dancing, other people will join in!

*dances horribly*
0 votes
Who ya gonna call...?

I am closely related to (by degrees and cousinship):

1) Kristin Wiig: 21 degrees & 12th cousins

2) Max von Sydow: 27 degrees & 20th cousins (I love Max)

3) J. K. Simmons: 21 degrees & 21st cousins

4) Sigourney Weaver: 21 degrees and 22nd cousins

5) Annie Potts: 22 degrees and 22nd cousins

ago by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (627k points)
0 votes
Almost certainly Sigourney Weaver; she's one of my father's DNA matches, in the "4th-6th cousin" range; likely through her (English) mother, since shared matches are a cluster of people in the UK and New Zealand, whose relationship to each other, let alone my father, is obscure. She shows as 20 degrees on the connection finder, though, which is tied with my closest connection for this week.
ago by C Handy G2G6 Pilot (166k points)

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