Ken Burns researches his distant relatives

September 12, 2014 9:33 AM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns details the connections between two distantly related American presidents in his new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," and in the process found his own personal ties.

Burns learned that he was a seventh cousin on his mother's side to President Theodore Roosevelt and an eighth cousin to both President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.

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