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1,094 - Tracing One's Genealogy

April 13th, 2015

Episode 226 of 489 episodes

Are you related to Elvis? Find out how to find out in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:20 Explanations: 3:48 Fast dialog: 16:21 Aaron: Do you think you can help me trace my genealogy? Corrie: Sure, I can try. We can get started by talking to your parents and grandparents. Oral interviews will give us some names of your relatives. Aaron: I’ve already talked to them and I grew up hearing stories about my lineage on both sides of my family. Corrie: That’s great. If you know some of the people you’re descended from, we can start by looking at public records and historical records from the area. You’re from Tennessee, right? Aaron: That’s right. There are a lot of people in Tennessee with my last name, though. Corrie: Well, we can triangulate the information we get to zero in on your ancestors. Aaron: What if I want proof positive that I’m related to someone? Corrie: Then you can have a genetic analysis done. A DNA test is generally accepted proof. Aaron: Good, it’s about time someone in my family established the blood connections. Corrie: Blood connections to whom? Aaron: Elvis, of course. Corrie: Elvis?! You think you’re related to Elvis? Aaron: His last name was Presley; my last name is Presley. My first name is Aaron; his middle name was Aaron. It can’t be a coincidence, especially considering my talent. Corrie: Talent? Aaron: Sure, listen: “Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go!” Corrie: I consider that counterevidence! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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