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Kamuela, HI, United States, 2006/05/31 - The Da Vinci Code in theaters has given movie audiences a chance to see... But what else can a close look at history reveal and what other family ties might surface? Family Forest®, the world’s most interconnected ancestry research resource.
The release of The Da Vinci Code in theaters has given movie audiences a chance to see one of the most hotly debated historical dramas in years, and to judge for themselves the intricate web of Biblical bloodline theories that has already fascinated millions of readers.
But what else can a close look at history reveal? What other family ties might surface?
Well, thanks to Family Forest®, the world’s most interconnected ancestry research resource, a host of thrilling surprises have come to light, including some prominent branches on The Da Vinci Code star Tom Hanks’ own family tree.
Using Family Forest New World Edition, the 10th title in the acclaimed Family Forest® series, it was found that according to recorded history, Hanks is related by blood to at least seven people mentioned in The Da Vinci Code.
These include distant cousins: English Kings Henry V and Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, William the Conqueror, King Philip IV the Fair of France, along with current British Prince Charles and his late wife, Diana.
Family Forest® also uncovered some spicy links to Broadway and Hollywood royalty as well, with records showing the Academy Award-winner has blood ties to Tennessee Williams, Steve McQueen and Sissy Spacek.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Call or e-mail for an appointment to learn more.
Family Forest® (familyforest.com) is the brainchild of Bruce and Kristine Harrison, independent ancestry research pioneers who have revolutionized the study of historical bloodlines.