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For the Last Time, Newsom is Not Pelosi’s Nephew

Sometimes, genealogy can be used not only to prove family relationships, but also to disprove it. Case in point: if you follow California wing nuts you have no doubt heard that our governor Gavin Newsom is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nephew. Uh, no. He’s not.

Sometimes, genealogy can be used not only to prove family relationships, but also to disprove it. Case in point: if you follow California wing nuts you have no doubt heard that our governor Gavin Newsom is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nephew. Uh, no. He’s not. The latest meme comes from spelling-challenged “patriots” who also contend that Adam Schiff’s sister is married to George Soros’ son (spoiler alert: Adam Schiff’s doesn’t have a sister), that John Kerry’s daughter is married to an Iranian mullah’s son in Iran (he’s actually an American-born neurosurgeon of Iranian descent and his father a physician in California), and that Chelsea Clinton is married to George Soros’ nephew (she, of course, is married to Marc Medvinsky, son of a former American congressman).  

As for Newsom and Pelosi, here’s the scoop:

Gavin Christopher Newsom was born in 1967 to William Alfred Newsom III and Tessa Thomas Menzies Newsom.  Bill Newsom had a sister, Belinda, who in 1960 married one Ronald Pelosi. Ronald’s younger brother Paul married Nancy D’Alesandro in 1963. Paul and Nancy Pelosi are still married to this day but Ronald and Belinda divorced in 1977 and Belinda Barbara Newsom died in 2008.

Thus, until Gavin was roughly ten years old, his Aunt Belinda was married to Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law. So, while there was, indeed, a connection between the Newsoms and the Pelosis, that did not make Nancy Gavin’s aunt, and even if it one time did, that relationship ended some forty-plus years ago.

A few takeaways here from a family history perspective:

  1. Misspelled names happen all the time in family historical research. That is to be expected but they are always a bit of a red flag for researchers and a hint that maybe there are two people being lumped together. That was the case with Schiff’s alleged sister, The sister in question was actually someone else who was not related to Adam Schiff.
  2. The need for thorough research cannot be underestimated.
  3. Always examine the possible motivations and prejudices held by the source of the data.

Time to move on, folks …

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Ern Batavia
June 6, 2020 3:43 pm

Close enough for the Thanksgiving gathering, however!

Bryan Taylor
Bryan Taylor
Reply to  Ern Batavia
December 17, 2020 11:52 am

Regardless, they are political fornicators, no? Their familial relationship might be a bit more distant than mere aunty-nephew, but there is still a solid connection there…I wonder what happened all those years ago up until age 10, we’re talking about Frisco and free-wheeling marxists here.

Gregory Hile
Gregory Hile
Reply to  Bryan Taylor
December 17, 2020 12:31 pm

Ha! Obviously you know nothing about San Francisco because no one in their right mind would call it Frisco. Seriously, though, I don’t know if they were ever close in a family sort of way but like I said before they’re politicians of the same political party from the same town, so it would make sense for them to have similar political beliefs.

ALM #Alm
ALM #Alm
Reply to  Bryan Taylor
December 18, 2020 1:51 pm

Actually Gavin Newsom was a nephew by marriage to Nancy Pelosi. The fact that Newsom parents were divorced doesn’t change his relationship as Nancy’s nephew. He was and always will be a nephew.

Gregory Hile
Reply to  ALM #Alm
December 18, 2020 11:59 pm

No. Nancy is not related to the governor’s parents, either. It was her brother-in-law who was married to the elder Newsom’s sister.

Steve Bracken
Steve Bracken
Reply to  Gregory Hile
January 12, 2022 2:04 pm

If it is in the family, then it is in the family and it is considered nepotism it does not have to be immediate family. Nepotism is an even narrower form of favoritism. Coming from the Italian word for nephew, it covers favoritism to members of the family. Splitting hairs does not make a good argruement to try and deny the truth. As it has been said “The Truth Hurts”.

Jack Spence
Jack Spence
June 14, 2020 9:21 am

From what I can tell, the whole barrel of apples is rotten. Does any of this really matter? I misspelled a word at first to see if you would notice, but I didn’t think you would understand the humor.

Gregory Hile
Reply to  Jack Spence
June 14, 2020 11:19 am

No, I don’t think it really matters because I also don’t think the barrel is rotten.

AZGuapo
AZGuapo
Reply to  Gregory Hile
October 24, 2020 7:44 am

Willful ignorance on your part.

Bruce A. Frank
Bruce A. Frank
July 23, 2020 2:08 pm

Wait, “and even if it one time did, it ended some forty-plus years ago.” Didn’t know that a death or divorce ended such family connections. You may be accurate in the non-nephew fact, but with that ending statement, you sort of destroyed your point!

Gregory Hile
Reply to  Bruce A. Frank
July 23, 2020 2:10 pm

It does when it is a relationship created by marriage but the point was that, whatever the technical relationship, it ended more than forty years ago. The fact is, they were never related to begin with …

Anthony Spottsville
Anthony Spottsville
August 7, 2020 9:55 am

They may not be related by blood, nevertheless there is still a line of relationship.

Gregory Hile
Reply to  Anthony Spottsville
August 28, 2020 9:18 am

I suspect the much stronger relationship is due to the fact that they are both major elected officials of the same party from the same city, don’t you think?

Bryant K
Bryant K
Reply to  Gregory Hile
November 1, 2020 8:32 am

The main reason eyes are on their relationship is because of their strongly united stance on being involved in massive corruption & fraud, duh…

Bryant K
Bryant K
Reply to  Bryant K
November 1, 2020 8:45 am

…oh, and let’s not forget treason, treachery, obstruction, subversion, the list could go on and on and on…

Gregory Hile
Editor
Reply to  Bryant K
November 1, 2020 9:12 am

Speaking of things that go on and on, what’s the status of recall attempt number three?

greghile
Reply to  Bryant K
November 2, 2020 10:38 am

As long as we’re going on and on, what’s the status of the third attempt to recall Newsom?

Sam Adams
Sam Adams
August 28, 2020 8:50 am

LOL
So he was….but he isn’t.
Frigging liberals

Gregory Hile
Reply to  Sam Adams
August 28, 2020 9:17 am

No, Nancy was never his aunt, but he was married to Kimberly Guilfoyle. Should we be still referring to her as Gavin’s wife?

David Crane
David Crane
Reply to  Gregory Hile
December 27, 2020 8:32 pm

Pretty on the nose, I’d say… lol. I bet Mr. Trump Jr. would love that.

Tomas Mitchell
Tomas Mitchell
September 1, 2020 7:50 pm

seems like splitting hairs. or heirs? There is/was a family relationship.

chuckawala
chuckawala
September 8, 2020 3:12 pm

So in other words, you could have at one time been someone’s newphew, but there is a 40-plus years statute of limitations. Sounds like liberal logic.

Gregory Hile
Reply to  chuckawala
September 8, 2020 3:31 pm

Since I guess this just won’t go away, I’ll make you a deal: you call Nancy Gavin’s aunt, and we’ll all call Kimberly Gavin’s wife.

Not_Perfect
Not_Perfect
October 13, 2020 4:15 am

Why do people that always mention people who don’t know how to spell always have grammatical errors in their sentences. If we’re going to get technical with spelling, even in such a place like a meme, shouldn’t we also have complete sentences when speaking about those who can’t spell? “Uh, no. He’s not.” These are not complete sentences. They have neither noun, nor verb with the exception of “He.” Also when people tend to say “folks” they don’t typically say it with a pause, as you kind of insinuate with your use of a comma. However, this is not an English class where we have to be perfect. This is the Internet where people like you can’t find a good enough reason for your anger so you attack someone’s spelling instead.

RealPropMoney
RealPropMoney
November 18, 2020 1:12 pm

If what you say here is true… then Nancy Pelosi is still Newsome’s aunt by marriage… as she is married to Gavin’s uncle.

Gregory Hile
Editor
Reply to  RealPropMoney
November 18, 2020 5:00 pm

No, Nancy is married to Paul Pelosi. Nancy’s brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi — Paul’s brother — was once married to Newsom’s aunt. They divorced in 1977 and their aunt died in 2008.

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Johnny
Johnny
February 27, 2021 2:20 am

First things first – here’s a really good info-map of the Newsom/Pelosi family to set things straight
https://calmatters.org/commentary/2019/01/gavin-newsoms-keeping-it-all-in-the-family/

Love how he conveniently forgets the rest of the relationships in the politicalverse that ARE confirmed true when speaking about this same list/meme…….totally cherrypicked.

Here’s a good fact check on the whole situation:
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-stacked-deck/fact-check-partly-false-list-of-alleged-stacked-deck-with-politicians-family-links-idUSKBN28K26Z

The entire point of the accusation list is to bring AWARENESS to the liaisons between all the fumbling politicians.

I really wish that partly false information wasn’t associated/printed as much as anyone, but let’s not forget the premise is to be able to see the forest, not just the trees 🙂

It’s senseless to argue liberal vs conservative nonsense. Firstly, the political parties’ ideologies are certainly no-longer consistent between one individual to another, so one liberal representative could vote totally different than the next, and so on… Secondly, we should ALWAYS be judging someone based on their actions and behaviors.

If you actually took time to go through voting records, you’d very quickly realize that the team/badge someone wears has only a slight correlation with how they ACTUALLY VOTE. (sure, in some cases it does, but far from 100% accurate) We’re all being played in believing that we’re voting for individuals who represent us. They only represent themselves (and whoever is FUNDING them)! Don’t be a blind supporting fool of any of them. [follow the $$$$$$]

Red vs Blue is certainly a divide & conquer tactic being utilized. You guys are so petty in your arguments it’s pathetic. The real woes lay much further outside your current scope of view. Forget the nit-picky veracity of Newsom & Pelosi, how about the fact that we are being managed by a completely unelected & unsupervised regime above our governments called the NIH, WHO, UN Council, CDC etc. All of whom are funded by the Gates Foundation, “oddly enough”.

No need to argue with me here.. just spend a bright, sunny morning doing your research. Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole, you’ll never get out. The information is there. You don’t need to know too many details, just realize what you’re fighting against.

Don’t forget about the blatant censorship and battle against free speech. Regardless of your political “side”, we can all agree this is a slippery slope to a full on Chinese surveillance state. I imagine most of you have never lived in a communist regime… but I promise there is no such thing as “freedom” or “individual rights”, much less fulfillment. I’ve spent many years in these places. US citizens have no clue how lucky they have it & are shooting themselves in the foot.

Oh, and how they are working to kill off small farms & control your food supply. Again, Gates associated (he owns more farmland than anyone else in USA).. surprise surprise.

It is easier, I know, for you to bury your head in the sand and pretend we are all just crazy… BUT, you do so to your own PERIL!

Fight the corporatacracy. Stand TOGETHER for OUR freedoms.

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