Can unrelated people share "famous relative" matches?
My adopted child and I have four "famous relatives" in common according to FamilySearch. When we look at the trees, the paths of those relationships differ. Is it possible or not that carrying the trees farther back in time would reveal a common ancestor?
For anyone who missed the update below: In this situation, a tool on Relative Finder was exactly what I needed. It compared my current tree with my child's current birth-tree. As far as I can evaluate the resulting charts are accurate. Anything I'm unsure of can be checked through other sites. As I said in the post below, I'm French-Canadian. When a F-C showed up in my child's birth-tree, I knew the likelihood that we had common ancestors had just gone way up. I don't care about the "famous people" matches in any serious way. It was just a thing that made me curious if we could have common ancestors. What the RF program did was sort through all the children and marriages of very large families to find our commonalities within the last 12 or so generations (which is pretty much where I've gotten to). There were quite a few of those zig-zagging matches. It was fun.