Pitt and Jolie were relatives of Obama and Clinton
Genealogists have found that presidential candidate Barack Obama is a distant relative of actor brad pitt, and Hillary Clinton is a distant relative of Angelina Jolie, reports AP.Researchers of the American organization Historic genealogical society New England have found some remarkable family connections of the three presidential candidates - Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain.It turned out that Clinton, who has French-canadian roots on his mother's side, is also a distant cousin of singers Madonna and Celine Dion.And Obama, the son of a white American mother from Kansas and a black man from Kenya, can call their distant relatives six American presidents. Meanwhile, McCain is a sixth cousin of first lady Laura Bush.A genealogist Christopher child said that while the candidates often emphasize the differences between themselves, their pedigrees say that they have more in common than they think.Obama has among its many distant relatives of presidents, both Democrats and Republicans: George W. Bush and his father, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman and James Madison. Among Obama's relatives also have Vice President dick Cheney and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.Childs has spent the last three years studying the genealogy of candidates, in collaboration with Gary Boyd Roberts, author of the book "Ancestors of American presidents", released in 1989.Among distant relatives Clinton appears Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of Britain's Prince Charles.Pedigree McCain was more difficult to trace because records on his relatives were not as complete as Obama and Clinton, said Childe.Obama and President Bush are cousins 10th degree. Their associates Samuel Hinkley of Cape cod, who died in 1662.Brad pitt and Obama are cousins to the ninth degree. Of them linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769.Clinton and Jolie - also cousins to the ninth degree. Their associates Jean Cusson, who died in Quebec, in 1718.Historic genealogical society New England was founded in 1845 and is the oldest and largest nonprofit genealogical organization in the country. Source: pitt and Jolie were relatives of Obama and Clinton.