I don't mean to brag but my ancestry is extremely interesting and impressive. Skip this saga if you're bored, but I'll bet you'll find it fascinating and compelling. This pertains to: Donald Cooke Voth, Donald Voth and Don Voth.
My friend, Austin Clayton, God rest his soul, spent hundreds of hours on researching my ancestry.
He was a recluse and a genealogy nut. Every few days or so for years he would come to me with an exciting discovery. The interesting line is on my mother's side. As my genealogy became more interesting, he'd spend more time on mine than on his! I ended up with more than 2,000 people on my list. To print my family tree, so far, it would take 1208 pages!
Austin even had me take a saliva sample to verify certain lines via genealogical genetic testing. They do this using your DNA! I just took the simplest test which linked me strongly into my English and Scottish lineage. It cost $150. You could go up to a thousand dollars for a complete series! The company asked me for a blood sample. They said they wanted to use it for "source code."
The oldest on my charts is Euric, King of the Visigoths, born AD 415. Although Austin said he had taken my lineage back well into BC, I never got any charts.
We had diagrams the size of wall-charts, delineating my descendancy from various famous, ancient and royal people. This one shows only from Unusit, King of the Picts (39th great, great grandfather) through many but not all of my English monarch ancestors. It's 20 pages.
My great, great, great, grandfather, Dr. Christopher Columbus Graham, the
inventor of Graham Flour.
I had four ancestors on the Mayflower: Francis Cooke, signatory of the Mayflower
Compact; also a father, mother and daughter who were picked up from a
shipwreck. The parents died on board.
Godgifu Mercia (Lady Godiva) and her husband:
Lorenzo "il Magnifico" de Medici:
(Notice a Bourbon King of France and a Stuart King of England!)
An English royal who won Staten Island, NYC in a card game with Charles I.
Joan Plantagenet (Joan of Arc).
A Brother of (Great Uncle) Jesus Christ! (This one really surprised me: an only
near-Eastern famous relative. PLUS, WHAT a find! Austin just casually
mentioned it one day. He never did give me a chart though. [There's a name for
the group of descendants of Jesus' brothers. Does anyone know it?])
Four saints: King Saint Louie IX of France, Saint Stephen I of Hungary, Saint
Margaret of Hungary and Saint Fernando of Castile.
Two Medici popes: (Popes could then be married.)
2 - Holy Roman Emperors: Charlemagne:
and Maximillian I..
Five - Emperors of Byzantium.
A Roman Emperor. (Austin just told me this one day, but I never heard who it was.)
Next, MY SCOTTISH MONARCH PROGENITORS.