A family member just emailed me to inform me that he did some genealogical research and that we are distant cousins of William Shakespeare (1st cousin 14x removed).
I don't know anything about genealogy at all, but my suspicion is that (even if this is true) given that he was born 500 years ago the chance of being a distant cousin of him is nowhere near as remote as my family member thinks it is or might even be rather likely. Can any experts confirm this with me?
So what I'm contending is it's not 100% probability to be a cousin of Shakespare fourteen times removed, but the probability is not extremely small either. Apologies if this is a naive question as I don't know anything about this.