You can read the biography of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_armstrong). That describes his life and accomplishments, and provides his parents names, and a mention that he was of Scottish and German descent.
There are no Kings or Queens, no famous persons, in Armstrong's ancestry. Just immigrants who left their home country to come to the promise of land in America, worked hard and made successful lives. And a world-famous descendant has highlighted these facts.
You can see Neil Aemstrong's family tree in 33 Ancestry Member Trees and on several trees in the Rootsweb WorldConnect collection. Here is one of the best trees I found on Ancestry (it's already been modified to add his name and death date):
The best tree I found on Rootsweb WorldConnect was probably this one:
If you click the link above, and select the "Ahnentafel" link, you can see the known 6-generation ancestry of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012).
Thank you, Neil, for your contribution to United States history and world history. Well done. Rest in peace.
My hope is that the next Space Station, or interplanetary craft, will be called Armstrong Station in honor of this son of America.
A parting quote, which I lived and fits me to a T (wearing my white socks every day!):
“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” — Neil Armstrong, 2000.
He forgot slide rules!
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