Xerxes I 'the Great', king of Persia - Where is my 77th GGM

Started by Private User on Monday, August 19, 2019
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Private User
8/19/2019 at 6:26 PM

He had multiple wives and his wife Amestris is showing as your 77 GGM instead of Esther.


(Hello 12th cousin, 1x removed).

8/19/2019 at 9:47 PM

Hello Opal,

As Cheley said: I am not a curator either, but I have been digging into my ancestry now and have learned a little bit. I hope the explanation below might help you.

Looks like Tracey may have already answered your question. If it changes back to Esther remember that sometimes the "Master" profiles are taken down while they are reviewed by curators and then put back up. Part of that is designed to make certain the lines are as accurate as possible according to the most up to date research information available. You might also do a search for connections to Esther and see if she is still in your line but is now adjusted by description of her relationship.

Private User
8/20/2019 at 5:43 AM

Hello Opal and others!

Take a look at


Where it is described:

"No descents

You should not be a descendant of these people, but you might have a relationship path to them. That is, you might have one or more connections to this person through marriages in your ancestry. These people probably have descendants living today, but none of their descendants are traceable to modern times.

Alaric the Goth, King of the Visigoths
Attila the Hun, "Scourge of God", King of the Huns
Childéric I, King of the Franks
Conde Cassius (Qasi)
Cleopatra VII Philopator, Pharaoh of Egypt
King David of Israel
Prophet Muhammad of Islam (PBUH)
Xerxes I 'the Great', king of Persia <====

Note: The path you find might not be accurate. If you are interested in a path you will need to research each link."

Xerxes I 'the Great', king of Persia and Amestris are my 73rd great grandfather and grandmother respectively!

So, according "Testing for Fake Medieval and Ancient Lines", something is wrong!

8/20/2019 at 5:53 AM

Fake or No, it's still exhilarating to find, on Geni, that Xerxes I is an ancestor, if for only one brief and shining (personal) moment. LOL

Private User
8/20/2019 at 6:30 AM

There are soooo many lines and cleaning the tree is important.

Umayyah al-Akbar bin Sayyidi 'Abd Shams#

Umayyah al-Akbar bin Sayyidi 'Abd Shams - it says at his profile that "It is suggested that 'Abd Shams bin Imaam ‘Abd al-Manāf was his father. However, tradition points out that he was an adoptive son. Thus there is no genealogical/bloodline connection between the two. Please discus if more light can be shed on this." Also there are few hundred year gap between some other profiles.

Private User
8/20/2019 at 6:33 AM

I agree. What I meant, implicitly, is that they may be breaking relationships because of this project ;-)

8/20/2019 at 5:22 PM

I am not an expert on Ancient and Biblical genealogies in any way, but I read through Queen Esther of Persia's story in the Bible and I did not see any mention of her having children. Since the Bible is our only source for Esther, she should probably not have any descendants listed here on Geni.

I am not sure where the seven children that we currently have attached to Esther come from. Wikipedia (I know it is not a scholarly source!!!) attributes most of them to unknown wives: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerxes_I#Children

Feel free to read through Esther's story and see if I missed anything: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Esther+1&amp;version=NIV (there are multiple pages).

Private User
8/21/2019 at 3:31 AM

Jewish historian and attorney Mitchell First has presented a case for Amestris being a variant of the name Esther. So they may have been the same person, which would mean some of us are indeed descended from Esther also.




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