With the Internet, it has become easier than ever to trace our genealogy. Many of us have been to Ellis Island to get in touch with our past, and many of us have at least tried out the family tree websites.

In fact, website FindMyPast.com says that millions of Americans can even trace their family history back to the British royal family.

They did a study recently to find out which Hollywood celebrity was most closely related to Queen Elizabeth II and her clan - it turns out that, interestingly, Hilary Duff is the closest we have here to actual royalty, she and the Queen are apparently 18th cousins.


Have you ever traced your genealogy? If so, have you found anything interesting? Tell us about it in the comments!