President Obama is Cousins With Senator Ted Cruz

Sep 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm |

Now that it has been revealed that President Obama is 14th cousins with Senator Ted Cruz, seeing that they’re family, maybe Cruz will help Obama get something passed in Congress.

Don’t hold your breath.

It is true that they are cousins (14th) but they are not blood-related. Technically, Cruz is the husband of Obama’s 14th cousin once removed.

While most people base their family on whether or not they are blood-related to someone, it is an extraordinary fact of life that all people are actually related to each other. In fact, the entire human race can be traced back to one common ancestor.

Online, with enough information, one can look up their family tree. Family trees can be looked up on such sites as, and

Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is so interested in genealogy, that not only is he planning on writing a book about the family tree, he is also staging the world’s largest family reunion. He is calling it the Global Family Reunion and his goal is to get 5,000 ‘relatives’ to attend. The event is being held June 6, 2015 in New York City.

On the fact that we are all related to each other, Jacobs said:

“I just love the fact you can take any two people, any two people on the street … and see how they’re related. And it drives home this extraordinary fact that we all do come from the same ancestors.”

Most people are actually related to famous people and do not even know it. For example, Bill Clinton could be your cousin’s cousin’s cousin. Making you related to a president! Finding out that you are related to someone who is famous could be very exciting thing. Depending on how you wanna look at it…

With today’s technology, you can trace your family tree and then link it to others for a more broader tree. See how closely related President Obama is to Ted Cruz!