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Genealogists Link Bush, Kerry to Count Dracula

Genealogists Link Bush, Kerry to Count Dracula

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- President Bush and John Kerry are not only distant cousins -- they can be traced back to Count Dracula.

That's according to Provo's reputable genealogical research company MyFamily-dot-com.

The search firm says both presidential candidates are loosely related through as many as 34 generations to the man who became known as Count Dracula.

He was born in 1431 as Prince Vlad the third, and he ruled southern Romania for a time.

MyFamily-dot-com says it showed the bloodthirsty warlord's connection to modern times have a little fun before Halloween.

But the company insists it's NOT making this up -- Bush and Kerry and thousands of others descended from County Dracula's family.

If researchers could trace back relations to the dawn of human history, they could show that everybody's related to everybody.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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