Ancestry.com Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America

PROVO, UT, Jul 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — A research team from Ancestry.com /quotes/zigman/114846/quotes/nls/acom ACOM +0.06% , the world’s largest online family history resource, has concluded that President Barack Obama is the 11th great-grandson of John Punch, the first documented African enslaved for life in American history. Remarkably, the connection was made through President Obama’s Caucasian mother’s side of the family.