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>Has anyone published a good family tree on Grace Kelly. I keep reading about people with possible ties, as do I supposedly. My gggm was Catherine, Brian's sister or cousin. It's easy to find her direct line but I have never found a sibling tree.
I don't know of a "sibling tree" for the late Grace Kelly, but if you are so inclined, consider researching her ancestors (say the first few generations), then work forward and research her relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, and such). To get you started, I have found the following for you, gleaned mostly from the Usenet newsgroup alt.talk.royalty:
- the ancestry of Grace's mother, Margaret Majer, is found in three parts in the German periodical titled "Genealogie" (specifically in Band 7 (13. Jahrg.) Heft 1, 1964, pages 1-10; Band ? (14. Jahrg.), 1965, pages 454-463; Band 8 (16. Jahrg.) Heft 4, 1967, pages 673-702).
- Grace's German ancestry makes her and her children distant cousins of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, as well as of Klaus Schenck Graf von Stauffenberg (the German aristocrat who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944).
- one of Grace's German ancestors was married to an ancestral aunt of U.S. President Eisenhower.
- Charles *Wayne* Knecht (b. Philadelphia, PA 23 Nov. 1944), son of Richard Wayne Knecht and Evelyn Elaine Gruice (Grace's first cousin), married in 1972 (and div. 1976) Baroness Christine Alix de Massy (1951-1989), Prince Rainier III's niece by his sister (Princess Antoinette of Monaco).
Alternatively, you might consider posting your question in the Usenet newsgroup called alt.talk.royalty (where discussions about royalty and nobility of any country and time frame are welcomed), or in the list group called GEN-ROYAL (where the primary focus of the group is the genealogies of the European Sovereigns, but genealogies of the national nobility or of non-European Royalty or nobility is encouraged). For information about posting to a.t.r. using Google, see "Frequently Asked Questions About Posting" at http://groups.google.com/googlegroups/posting_faq.html
, and for information about GEN-ROYAL, see "Frequently Asked Questions for the GEN-ROYAL mailing list" at http://www.erols.com/wrei/faqs/royal.html
Finally, if you find books about Grace or her family, you might be able to piece together some of her family tree and find her relatives. Examples include:
*That Kelly Family: The complete, dramatic and authorized story of the Philadelphia Kellys. An inspiring success story of Jack, Walter, George, "Kell" and Grace Kelly*, by John McCallum (New York: A.S.Barnes, 1957)
*Those Philadelphia Kellys, With a Touch of Grace*, by Arthur H. Lewis (New York: Morrow, 1977)
*Grace: The Story of a Princess*, by Phyllida Hart-Davis (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982)