British family claims to have the most living generations

Who doesn’t love to talk about and compare their families and family history?

One British family has a new claim to fame and they’re sharing it with the world.

On Christmas Day, the Hanson family welcomed a new baby to their large family.

But it’s not the size of the family that makes them unique, it’s the number of living generations!

The new baby marked a sixth generation for the family, which the family claims is a UK record.

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According to the Guardian, baby Finley is the great-great-great grandson of Hilda Hanson, the 103-year-old matriarch of the family.

Great-grandmother Sue Goodward told BBC Radio 5 that the family begun researching to see how they compared to other families in the UK.

“When Finley was born, my daughter Nikki and Melissa, my other daughter, started researching big generation families and they could not find anybody else in Britain with six generations living,” the 62-year-old said.

“Nobody else has come forward with six generations.

“When Finley arrived it was the perfect Christmas present, and Hilda, my grandmother, turned 103 a couple of weeks later. She met him on Christmas Day but as she has Alzheimer’s she cannot remember meeting him.

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“She was so pleased to see him and gave him lots of cuddles and kissed his head, she had a big smile on her face and we all loved it. Finley held her finger, which was a lovely moment.”

Think your family might have a record to rival the Hansons?

Well, the Guinness World Record for most living generations belongs to a family in the US – who had seven living generations back in 1989.

What a special moment for the Hansons! How many living generations are in your family?



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