Saturday, 21 January 2017

England's active six generation family!

This takes some going! A family in Yorkshire, England, currently has six generations alive at the same time, headed by great great great grandmother Hilda Hanson, aged 103. Baby Finley is the most recent addition - in total there are 44 members of the family.

The BBC ran an interview on local radio with members of the family to to try to establish who was related to whom - have a listen at !

The Guardian newspaper also has a story on the family at

Some of us can only get back that number of generations after a lot of research - if only we could just have a cup of tea and interview all of our ancestors in one go, as with this Yorkshire family!


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