07 October 2008

Sarah Palin's Canadian and British Roots

Accord to an Ancestry.ca press release US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's "paternal great-great-grandfather Francis (Frank) H Oriel ... was born in Kingston, Ontario in May of 1832. His father, Henry Francis Oriel, was born in Norfolk, England circa 1799, later immigrated to Quebec and then he moved to Kingston, Ontario." The large family is found in the 1851 (1852) census in Pittsburg, Frontenac County.

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Anonymous said...

Michelle Obama also had her family tree researched. There is a lengthy article on the subject in the Washington Post (Oct. 2, 2008), "A Family Tree Rooted In American Soil Michelle Obama Learns About Her Slave Ancestors, Herself and Her Country".